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Thursday, 3rd of March

10:07 - La Tortue - Engagement - The Brig of the Pirate named [JAWS]Cooler was engaged and sunk. 10:23 - La Tortue - Engamement - Helped a neutral captain and sunk the Snow of the cowardly Pirate called Hegy.

Brogsitter

Brogsitter

 

Wednesday, 2nd of March

00:39 - La Habana - Added to an engament against two spanish vessels of the society name [TES]. My unexperienced ally (NPC) was allready sinking when I joined. The enemy, a Cerberus and a Surprise, started to run once they spottet me. After a while they turned to fight. The Cerberus got sunk, the Surprise fled. 01:59 - Key West - Engaged Captain [RAE]WyNeX in his snow and sunk him. 03:15 - Key West - Engaged Captain [bIA]elite92 in his Renommee together with a small spanish fleet with captains f

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Tuesday, 1st of March

Ship: Renommee 22:00 to 23:30 - La Habana - Added to serveral engagements in close to the spanish capital "La Habanna". Faced some honorable captains and some with a really rude behavior. 2 spanish vessel sunk. 23:58 - La Habana - Added to an engagement against the spanish Captain de Velasco. He tried to flee, but did not make it. A very honorable captain though.

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Monday, 29th of February

03:45 - Area of Tumbado. Jumped into a battle between a british vessel and some freebooters, helping the freebooters. The magazine of the British Belle Poule blew up and the British captain was moaning all the time. The crew cheered.   04:05 - Area of Tumbado. Helped out a groupd of French vessels, sailed by unexperienced Captains (NPC), sailing a Constitution, two Mercury and a Rennomee, against a group of British captains, sailing two Constitutions a Rennomee and a Trincomalee. When our 3rd

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Monday, 22nd February

02:28 - Engaged and captured Spanish Surprise of CdF [RAE]Baron Farrukito close to Key West. Captain Farrukito had a very rude behavior. 02:59 - Took part in an engagement against the Spanish Navy Brig of TdN Edvin van Shavo. Being outgunned and outnumbered the captain surrendered to our superior force. 03:23 - Docked at Key West. Sent crew on shore leave.   22:34 - Booked a passage to Tumbado and rallied the crew. Left Tumbado heading south with a fleet of 9 ships.   23:55 - Close to Bens

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Day 1 - A New World

Captain's Log - Day 1 - In Fort Royal, Martinique   Sailing from Fort Royal on the 12 gun cutter L'Albatros, we spotted a battle not far out of the harbor. Joining battle, we found 6 of our comrades in cutters battling against a British Trader Brig, Brig, and a Cutter. Other comrades joined shortly after to assist.   Sighting the Trader's Brig attempting to escape the battle, we gave chase. Another of our comrades drew his cutter alongside the Trader's Brig, but he moved to close and the Tra

Arnaud Arpes

Arnaud Arpes

 

The Long Haul of a Merchants life.

Captain’s Log entry 18.11.1700   Took on an enterprise to purchase 50 bales of American Cotton, I have been offered the price of 500 per unit for a total of 25k. So I’ll take a fast ship for this journey.   I have just arrived at Cao Biscayno. On the 24th day of November after Departing from La Tortue. I have also taken the opportunity to explore along the way, without taking a major detours, to chart the harbors and ports. I have taken on board a cartographer in my employ for this task. T

Jim Bligh

Jim Bligh

 

Saturday, 31-Oct-1715

First Lieutenant Grosse in his Majesties Vessel the Navy Brig with 22 guns Unfortunately, the success of the British fleet of ridding the Caribbean of pirates has not advanced as quickly as we have planned. There have been too many distractions caused by battles with vessels from other nations that we were sadly lacking behind our promise to the King of England. In this respect, the incident that has happened today to all British Officers in the Caribbean waters was to be expected. We were all d

Maxer der Grosse

Maxer der Grosse

 

Thrusday, 28-Oct-1715

Leaving my favorite harbor, I was messaged by Captain Charles Maxwell that he had ended up in an unexplored portion of the Caribbean. He sent through a few port names and the officers in our port were able to quickly identify where he was. With his vessel just north of Haiti and mine just south of Haiti, we decided to round up a pair of fellow officers and form a fleet. The fleet would meet up on the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic. With about seven interested British officers, we coordi

Maxer der Grosse

Maxer der Grosse

 

Saturday, 24-Oct-1715

Having slept in a little longer than usual, my good servant Diener woke me to the smell of smoked ham, toast with jelly and a good English tea. After a refreshing breakfast, I read through the morning reports to realize the Danes and the Pirates were back in front of the entrance of our harbor. Sending a few officers to check the status of other British ships in port, they returned with a disappointing low number of ready and able vessels. Among the ready, Captain Charles Maxwell was there and w

Maxer der Grosse

Maxer der Grosse

 

Friday, 23-Oct-1715

As Master and Commander, t is so much more satisfying to sail a Surprise with a full compliment of men (240) , than as a Lieutenant (only 150). Since, being promoted and receiving a full crew I have mastered the art of turning a ship through the wind (tacking) without much problems. That alone makes me very happy. The success on the seas has been even greater. With a full crew, I no longer worry about brigs. I can lay next to them and board. They have half the crew as my surprise and are an easy

Maxer der Grosse

Maxer der Grosse

 

I acerb accept with bigger league

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sellfifa

sellfifa

 

Sunday, 18-Oct-1715

Lieutenant Grosse in His Majesties Vessel the Surprise, 38 guns. Receiving orders from the Admiralty, I was sent on a mission to explore the regions north of Cuba. From the Bahamas out, I was to head for the shores of Spanish Florida and wreak havoc along the coastline while mapping the ports. Setting out from Haiti, I took my Surprise and dear crew north to the Inagua Islands. In sight of Motimer Town, a small costal village invested with the lowest of life forms, i. e. pirates, we caught glimp

Maxer der Grosse

Maxer der Grosse

 

Saturday, 17-Oct-1715

Lieutenant Grosse in His Majesties Vessel the Surprise, 38 guns. Together with Captain Maxwell and Commodore Magnum we waited outside a neutral port for other British vessels in route. It was magnificent when the other officers Woodes Rogers, Trina, Sir Sinkalot, and Palo Esteehause joined up with us to create the Fleet. All were in frigates, or surprise except for the Commodore in his 74. We headed north as a group and quickly had to change course due to the wind in order to make way. Adjusting

Maxer der Grosse

Maxer der Grosse

 

Capping a Merc

Yesterday I had the desire to cature myself a mercury, this is outcome of it. First battle. Our side had me in my Surprise, a Trincomalee a Cutter and a NavyBrig. Against us we had frogs; 2 Brigs and 2 Mercurys. I in my desire wanted badly to cap one of those Merc's, I actually had one close to board but the wind wasn't on my side in that moment.... I had to turn my attention towards the 2nd Merc, since out Trinco started to board the one immediately afterwards. I've made my approach, got

MaecJoker

MaecJoker

 

The beginning (postscript)

Hello fellow captains, my name is Will Laurence of the British Royal Navy and I take the oppertunity to let you take part on my adventures in the carribean sea. At the time of (blog) creation I am in the rank of "Master and Commander" and I got myself a Surprise, so the real beginning of my journey is not in the folowing entries. I will create an entrie explaining those past days in the next days though. What I am going to post are all kinds of things worth mentioning like battles, special en

MaecJoker

MaecJoker

 

First Cruise

Hi all, yesterday was my first ever exposure to Beta testing an OMPG. It was generally good. Been gaming (off and on) since we had to build our own computers from parts and write our own code (1978 or so) 1st game was my own version of "Lunar Lander" writen in IBM Assembler, running on an IBM 370 VM. Also in ancient times contributed code to "SCRAPS" ("Space Cadets Rapine and Plunder Simulator") These are my bbservations of playability of Naval Action using my current rig: 16 GB RAM Intel

Bernhart

Bernhart

 

Duels - late entry

It has been busy, but irl. Entire household had come down with a "bug". That's a week best forgotten But, over the preceeding weekend, I did have the opportunity to duel. Alas, results are consistent: 0 / 7 versus Doran. No real progress or highlights, though we did discuss lots and I recorded some. His tricks are ever evolving, and had added a volley or 2 of bar, and of grape... With the intentions of honing the art of ship capture for open world. It seems I'm the ideal kind of target.

Grim DeGrim

Grim DeGrim

 

Class is In - A Treatise on Naval Action

As noted previously, there has been a treatise on Naval Action compiled by Mr. Doran, edited by Mr. Balck. You can find the link HERE, and a dropbox account HERE for download. As I believe my gaming time offsets a bit with Mr. Doran, I'll instead look at the Treatise mid week in anticipation of the weekend. CREDIT: The material herein is not mine. Credit to the above mentioned gentlemen. And additional credit to Schuetzengel for flipping the Treatise diagrams into .GIFs (link here, I modified t

Grim DeGrim

Grim DeGrim

 

Three Battles

I fought Mr. Doran 3 times this weekend. All in Trincomales. Battle #1: Loss. I gave up wind immediately. Was stern raked. Battle essentially went like this....I'd rake nose, he'd rake stern. The crew loss differential was pronounced... Mr Doran was very effective. No repairs used by Mr.D. Battle #2: Loss. I did better in the start. Took wind, and for maybe 3 passes, kept it. However, his counter maneuvers ensured I did not take stern. We essentially went broadside to broadside. H

Grim DeGrim

Grim DeGrim

 

Intent of Blog

Intent is to capture my progress with duels. at this juncture, there is really only 1 opponent to fight regularly...however, he would also be consider "the" opponent. None other than Mr. Doran.

Grim DeGrim

Grim DeGrim

 

Moar links...

Le Fleuron - 1729 - 64 guns France http://allday2.com/index.php?newsid=181903 USS Bonhomme Richard - 1765 - 42 guns USA http://allday2.com/index.php?newsid=182223 HMS Doris http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17376.0 Frigate Raae, danish http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/7214-17th-or-18th-century-rigging-on-danish-fregate-of-1709/ additionally, more plans on orlogsbasen.dk

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