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SgtGuinness02 Jan 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

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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.

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The Arab fleet gives chase.

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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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Cheers,
JB

JimSelzer Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 4:46 p.m. PST

Bug gone crazy? 5 times for 1 post? still like TV the multiple ads are drawing me strangely to this story.


Beautiful work on the combatants

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 5:06 a.m. PST

Nice action, and great photos!

Rick

panzerCDR03 Jan 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

Really nice work on both ships and game. Thanks for sharing!

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 5:11 p.m. PST

Really nice, gets the game juices working.

Anton Ryzbak05 Jan 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

Absolutely lovely models and I love the use of the blue-camo as a sea, brilliant!

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