Well I am still building up my 1/600 fleet of ships. I have agreed to have my ships and "Release the Hounds" debut at the Williamsburg Muster on Saturday 7 Feb. It is a great show so for any of you around stop by to play or just to chat!
I couldn't just paint ships so last weekend played a scenario of my modified Donnybrook. I didn't roll up any of the forces- just decided what I wanted and played.
Lt Chester Shellbourne received his orders from the Admiral. " Some unfriendly little chap near Tangiers is trying to intercept shipping and becoming successful. Take your brig and pay him a visit. Let him know that the Crown will not tolerate his actions! And Chester, if I have learned one thing in the past 6 months it is never trust a Bey!"
Lt Shellbourne (D12 and Gr III leader)
Lt Sullivan (D10 and Gr II leader plus 6 elite marines)
Bo'sun "Tip" Brooks (D10 and Gr II leader plus 8 drilled sailors)
The turks volley take out two sailors. then the foot Arabs rush the remainder. Both sides take casualties and Bo'sun Tip is wounded.
Meanwhile the marines dispatch the guards but the Bey slips away
Next the Turks and Marines trade fire with the Turks getting the worse. They retreat behind a house.
The marines lose three and back up to fire.
Once again their fire is effective and the cavalry flee. With his forces defeated the Bey also retreat with a plan to lay low.
Great game that I declared a British victory as they managed to get some people back to the ship. I was shocked by the death of Lt Shellbourne. In my modified wounds table you have to roll a "1" to be killed outright. That I managed to roll that on a D12 was unfortunately impressive.
I bet the blacked cloaked man and Bey will encounter forces of the crown again! I can't wait.
For those of you that want to try this the Bey's forces were:
Bey (D10 and Gr II leader)
Black cloaked man (D12 and Gr I leader)
6 Mercenary drilled Turks led by Sgt (D10 Gr I leader)
8 Raw Arab foot soldiers led by leader ( D8 Gr 0)
Reinforcements after a total of "9" is rolled on a D6.
4 elite cavalry led by D10 Gr I.