|VPs Gained||Player Name||Character Name||Ships||VS||Player Name||Character Name||Ships||VPs Gained|
|13||Jim Mead||James Gardener||USS Essex 32 gun Frigate||Mike Kilker||Will Ferris||HMS Minerva 32 gun Frigate||5|
|Albatross Troop Ship Captured|
Seagull Troop Ship
1812 Essex Convoy Intercept: July 9th 1812
After completing repairs on the USS Essex, Captain David Porter sailed her out from New York City harbor on July 3 1812 with orders to intercept a British Troop convoy reported off Bermuda that was heading to Halifax to reinforce the British forces in Canada. Porter noted the convoy of seven troopships was being escorted by a British frigate (The HMS Minerva). Armed almost exclusively with carronades; 40 carronades and six Long 12s (two 12s in both the bow and stern, plus two spares) knew he wouldn’t stand a chance at range with a standard British Frigate. However Porter wasn’t the type of captain to give up. He keep at a distance and patiently awaited night fall.
PREVAILING WEATHER CONDITIONS
Sea State: 2
Wind Speed Change: Steady
Wind Direction Change: Oceanic
Night: Maximum visual range is 5
Albatross and Seagull are OBJECTIVE ships. Their possessor at the end of the Engagement gets 100% of their victory points.
Non-Matching Points rule in effect: Essex needs to only engage the enemy for 5 turns and will be award the point difference: 12 Victory points.
Use Hidden Counters for British ships until sighted. Fixed Map Fish bowl battle
British set up FIRST their three ships 5 hexes apart with “Hidden Counters”
American setup second with 6 hexes away from any British ship.
March 25th at PFC games
|Out Come:||The USS Essex was able to swoop in under cover of darkness, capture the British Albatross our heavy Carronade fire, place a boarding party and escape with his prize|
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