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[MoW] Man O' War battle report - le Monkey vs von Dave
« on: November 17, 2014, 02:30:57 PM »
berzerkmonkey and I took our  Man O' War fleets out for their full game maiden voyage this past Saturday. Lots of spectacular explosions. In terms of all the acrylic markers:

cloud/explosion -> ship is firing
splash -> miss
smoke -> hit, but saved
explosion -> hit
flame -> hit and blaze started


The Empire fleet's battle line.


They face off against le Monkey's Bretonnian fleet.




A Squadron of Buccaneers let's fly, taking out a Wolf Ship's oar deck.


War Galley's surge forward, ramming and sinking a Buccaneer. Two other Buccaneers take fire but the shots fail to penetrate.


The Buccaneers rebuttal leaves much to be desired, le Monkey is displeased.


The Wolf Ships following the War Galleys, sinking another Buccaneer with a devastating ram, and capturing another.


Buccaneers sail up the far left flank while the Iron Fists lob shots at the Galleon. One scores a hit but it fails to do any damage.


Buccaneers on the right flank fair better and do some real damage to the War Galleys.


Not to be outdone, the War Galleys respond. One sinks a Buccaneer that sailed too close and the others set up for rams next turn, raking the Buccaneers' decks with cannon fire.


The Corsairs finally unleash hell, reducing a War Galley to a floating barge and taking out the cannons and Oars on another.


A single HellHammer manages a shot on a Corsair while the others move up.


Next turn sees the Corsairs send the lead Wolf Ship to the briny deep and damage another taking out its oars.


Buccaneers let fly on the War Galleys but fail to do any damage.


On the Empire's left, Iron Fists reduce a Corsair to a floating wreck and War Galleys manage to capture a Buccaneer. A lone War Galley takes a shot at the Galleon but its ram fails to penetrate.


The Corsairs make their way around the flank but fail to hit a War Galley.


Their cross-eyed cousins manning the Buccaneer catapults don't fair much better.


One Wolf Ship reverse waters to ram next turn, another let's fly on the lead Corsair dealing heavy damage.


Next turn, the lead Corsair explodes and the ram fails to damage.


The Buccaneers damage to hit a Hell Hammer bit the stone bounces off the ship's huge cannon.


The Hell Hammers line up and deliver, two sinking the Wizard's Corsair and the third missing the center Buccaneer.


On the left the Corsairs are still trying to hit a War Galley, they manage to set its mast on fire.


Iron Fists hit the center corsair once, doing some minor damage. The Galleon also sinks the annoying War Galley on its port.


The surviving War Galleys manage another turn of delaying but fail to do any damage.


The Great Ship, finally able to move, lets fly on the lead Corsair.


In the next turn, it sails up into the heart of the Corsair squadron and does heavy damage thanks to some inspired gunnery (a card that let it fire twice). It sinks the lead Corsair and damages the Galleon.


Buccaneers capture a War Galley and try to sink some Hell Hammers.


Their cousins still can't seem to hit much. At this point le Monkey conceded to Rear Brigadier von Dave and the Empire fleet claimed victory.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2014, 02:33:56 PM by Dave »

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Re: [MoW] Man O' War battle report - le Monkey vs von Dave
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 04:41:13 PM »
Ahh, these are all beautiful pics!

I guess you'll be making some more cliffs and naval terrain to match your new fleets. =D
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Re: [MoW] Man O' War battle report - le Monkey vs von Dave
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 05:30:41 PM »
I got the Amera islands for Uncharted Seas, so ya those are next. I'm hoping to run a demo at a local con in March.

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Re: [MoW] Man O' War battle report - le Monkey vs von Dave
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 05:44:11 PM »
Beautiful!

I am normally not a fan of acrylic explosions, but you have utilized them exceptional well!
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Re: [MoW] Man O' War battle report - le Monkey vs von Dave
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 05:58:59 PM »
Looking really good, men!

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Re: [MoW] Man O' War battle report - le Monkey vs von Dave
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2014, 08:13:25 PM »
These certainly do look very good.  I really like seeing these fleets in action.  Victory for the Empire never hurts either ;).
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