This afternoon (and evening) saw us play a fairly epic battle with my new Frigate, manned by English Buccaneers and commanded by Brendan, against my Brigantine and Bark manned by French Buccaneers. It would be the first battle for both the Bark and Frigate.
The scenario rolled was "Rescue" and Brendan was the defender holding my merchant hostage. I had to get him back!
So with that in mind I went straight at them... Trying to get hits on the Frigate's rigging in the first turn and missing completely!
The wind immediately became stronger and though my Brigantine could handle it, the Bark's rigging soon snapped and its crews became unable to change its sail setting. This I didn't worry about overly, accepting the minor damage and concentrating on trading broadsides and musket fire with the Frigate.
|The natives really didn't have a hope of actually sailing the bark and didn't really try.|
Brendan tried to manoeuvre out of the trap, but I had the weather gauge.