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SgtGuinness02 Jan 2018 4:07 p.m. PST


The (3) French cargo ships left port at sunrise escorted by the 32 gun French frigate "Toulon". A single rider slipped away from the docks and headed to the nearby bay and stronghold of a notorious Barbary Corsair, chief Ali Bin Hidin. A few shekels changed hands, commands are barked, and shortly there after five heavily armed native dhows and xebecs leave port intent on intercepting the French fleet while still in relatively shallow waters where their flat bottomed boats and shallow drafts still have an advantage. Due to their lateen rigs and sails their faster rate of speed might allow them to catch the fleet before they hit the open ocean.

The French fleet leaves a port off the Horn of Africa for Marseille.


The Arab fleet gives chase.


Check out my blog for the AAR of the South Florida Miniatures Gamers (SMG)December Annual Regatta. This year we used 25mm ships and the awesome Beer & Pretzel rules set "Limeys & Slimeys".


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