"Stirling's Action": Battle of the Bay of Biscay July 29th 1805

Objective:

The allied French and Spanish fleet has to get past the British fleet to reach France. Their primary objective is to escape off the East edge of the map. The British objective is to stop as many as possible. Napoleon wants at least 51 Ships of the Line at Boulogne by August 1st (The British have, according to his French spies 25 ships of the Line in the Channel). He currently has 43. He wants a roughly two to one advantage in Ships of the Line or he will not launch his invasion of Britain.

After the Battle of Cape Finisterre, Vice Admiral Calder was recalled to Britain with the damaged ships Prince of Wales and Hero (The Hero was so damaged it needed to be towed by the Raissonnable. This leaves only 12 Ships of the Line under Rear Admiral Stirling guarding the French and Spanish in Ferrol.

To win the Battle the Allied players must get at least 2 played Ships (8 actual Ships of the Line) disengaged to East.

 

The Campaign Battle:

The battle system used: Close Action (12 ships a side, so to keep the numbers of ships down to 3 a piece pre player each ship will count as two. This means the players will pick 6 ships to play and another six to be their "Sister Ships". If the ship your using strikes or is sunk, so is their sister ship. If the played ship reaches its objective, so does its sister ship.)

The allied French and Spanish fleet was Commanded  by Admiral Jaun Julio estaban Balbo De Cordora and Commodores Davo De Zorro and Davo de Eharhuwig

The British fleet was Commanded  by Rear Admiral Jack Howe and Commodore Sir Archebald Archabald Ratcatcher

POINTS TO ASSIGN SHIP'S CREWS for 3 SHIPs of the LINE per player

#PC Player Name Character Name Current Command Nationality Current Rank

V.P. in Ships

1 Jim Mead Jack Howe  HMS Windsor Castle a 98 British Rear Admiral 371
2 Derik Sir Archebald Archabald Ratcatcher   British Commodore 189
3 Rick Wiegland Jaun Julio estaban Balbo De Cordora   Spanish Admiral 165
4 Dave Gorsline Davo De Zorro   Spanish Commodore 122
5 Dave Gorsline Davo de Eharhuwig   French Commodore

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The Game Date and time:  Monday August 3rd at Rick'

Stirlingís Action : Bay of Biscay July 29, 1805

Allied French and Spanish Fleet  (up to 392 points) British Fleet    (up to 560points)
Ship# Rate Name SS# Nationality Admiral

Fate

Ship# Rate Name SS# Admiral

Fate

1 136 Santissma Trinidad  

Spanish

  Escaped to Brest 1

98

Barfleur

     
2 112 Principe de Asturias  

Spanish

  Escaped to Brest 2

98

Windsor Castle

 

Howe

 
3 112 Santa Ana  

Spanish

  Struck, But Was saved by Monarca which towed it back to El Ferrol in the fog 3

98

Glory

 

Stirling

 
4 80 Neptuno  

Spanish

  Escaped to El Ferrol 4

80

Malta

     
5 80 Spectre   French   Escaped to El Ferrol 5

74

Thunder

     
6 74 Bahama  

Spanish

  Struck & Captured 6

74

Ajax

     
7 74 Monarca  

Spanish

  Escaped to El Ferrol 7

74

Defiance

     
8 74 Aquilon  

French

  Escaped to Brest 8

74

Dragon

     
9 74 Argonaunte  

French

  Struck & Captured 9

74

Triumph

     
10 74 Duguay-Touin  

French

  Struck & Captured 10

74

Repulse

     
11 74 Fouguex  

French

  Struck & Captured 11

74

Warrior

     
12 74 Redoubtable  

French

  Struck & Captured 12

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Agamemnon      

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