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SgtGuinness10 Jan 2018 7:29 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".


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 7:34 p.m. PST

Nice job.

redmist112211 Jan 2018 6:04 a.m. PST

What an awesome looking game! How big was your table?


General Kirchner11 Jan 2018 11:11 a.m. PST

those look like interlocking floor mats like you would use in a weight lifting gym.

where did you guys find those and how in winter camo?

it made for a great looking table!

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP11 Jan 2018 2:08 p.m. PST

SMG continues to have great monthly events. Well done!

SgtGuinness14 Jan 2018 8:20 p.m. PST

Thank you for the kind words folks. Here are the answers to the above questions.

The table was 6'x14', but can be made larger.

The cammo floor tiles were purchased at Target.


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