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
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
Yesterday I had the desire to cature myself a mercury, this is outcome of it.
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
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
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
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.
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
I fought Mr. Doran 3 times this weekend. All in Trincomales.
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.
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
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