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jocknroll04 Jul 2020 2:41 a.m. PST

The dramatic Battle between Cromwell's Navy and the Dutch off the Tuscan coast.

Read the full AAR here:

Some of the many action pics here:





Blutarski04 Jul 2020 4:25 a.m. PST

If TMP has a Hall of Fame for AAR's, this should be admitted on the first ballot. It is in every respect superb presentation, made all the more noteworthy for being the very first wargamer post I have ever read to contain the word "opprobrium". Clearly the author is a man of letters.

I doff my bicorne and bow low in the most respectful fashion to the author.


Big Red Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2020 5:01 a.m. PST

+1 Blutarski! Artful and gaming display of the highest order.

David O Brien04 Jul 2020 10:24 a.m. PST

Sounds like a great battle Barry, I'm amazed how you managed to control so many ships and remember which ones have actually performed an action that move.

jocknroll04 Jul 2020 10:57 a.m. PST

Aha! Good spot Dave. I took a photo before the game started, all the ships in position were named. Visual recognition of the nature avoids any labels or markers on the table. During the battle I tracked them on the roster sheet as it allows recording of
First broadside
Catastophic damage
Hits incoming and outgoing
Officer casualties

to be recorded/ticked as we go. I also fought it in three parts, downloaded both the AAR and the photos after each so it wasn't a mammoth task at the end.

Thanks Blutarski and BR for the kind comments. My Mother would be pleased that I paid attention during my education. :)

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2020 11:36 a.m. PST

Very well done! I might even say, excessively well done! grin

You make the most inspiring AARs I've ever seen.

- Ix

jocknroll04 Jul 2020 12:39 p.m. PST

Thank You YA.

I truly hope, not excessive.

It sounds so gratuitous!

mumbasa04 Jul 2020 1:50 p.m. PST

That's a lot of work, Barry, to give us an excellent AAR! The photos, ships, water, and town are top-notch. Thanks!

David O Brien04 Jul 2020 5:48 p.m. PST

I had enough trouble keeping track of just 5/6 ships in our previous games trying to remember which had already gone.

jocknroll05 Jul 2020 3:30 a.m. PST

Thanks John, I look forward to your next battle report! See if you can win this time! :)

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