Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. With so much family here I did not get to play a Combat Patrol. (My relatives already think I am odd so I don't want to give them anymore ammo.) Next weekend! Did play the USS Enterprise vrs the Flambeau. This is a free downloadable scenario from the Post Captain folks. It also fits in well with the novel I am currently reading, The French Prize by James Nelson.
Not much lead into the scenario by me as I played it straight out of the tin! ( Only difference is I did not use my D6 CRT. The Flaumbeau has 8 pounders and the Enterprise has 6 pounders so the difference here is important. Each hex still 50 yards.)
Flambeau's best shot. Cannon balls flying down the length of the Enterprise kill 16 men and 8 marines.
Good game that played fast. I do wonder about the design decision to give both ships only two boxes of guns rather than rounding up to three. ( In PC each box is 3 guns; both of these ships had 8. ) Post Captain is easy to play solitaire with the sequential movement. Another thing I like is the system won't let you fight to the death. Even if you don't have Post Captain you should go over to Old Dominion Gameworks and download the 4 scenarios.
Next week; Combat Patrol!