The Sails of Glory game used Mark's sea broad and was also a time to try out my Warartisan paper boat that has now been based and sports a minimum of rigging (and a good set of coats of PVA glue).
Ship ahoy! My boat (using the credentials of Genereux spies the HMS Defence).
We come close, but no cigar...
HMS Defence gets in the first shot.
It's a bow rake!
My boat returns fire using those new fangled fire markers.
What do you mean fire larboard? Didn't I say starboard? Oh F! After inflicting fabulous damage it has to be all taken back went it is found that my boat wasn't actually manning its starboard guns.
My boat getting the worst of it. Why always crew hits? :-(
The killing blow. HMS Defence gets in a full broadside and my boat sinks. The HMS Defence was severely damaged, but it lived to claim victory (I think we had experienced just about every kind of special damage there was, but sadly mainly on my boat).
I think I prefer the look of cotton wool to denote a broadside. I have to remember that for my basing, white is orange and light blue is the new green. Probably could use a more sea green colour than the light blue, but I need to produce some sea boards of my own (and finish rigging my boat).
After our nautical game (which took about two hours including chat and game introduction) we took to the air.
I pilot a Yak into a late war Japanese plane which was much more heavily armed than I realised. No matter, I got some good shots on it, but in a final pass we each received so much damage we were both done for.