Mark continues his saga in the East Indies with Galleys & Galleons...
Sir Oliver Starkey (a historical figure I have co-opted - you can Google him) has done well since being captured by the Knights of St Michael of Singapore (at the siege of Kupang). He has joined the Order, and now has command of his own squadron which is setting out on caravan.
The Corona has put a prize crew aboard the Hainan Trader (2 actions) and removed the boarding grapples, ready to back off next time. It should be able to just get out of the way of Bean Sprout, which also did a Yare spin to head towards the action. The Srivijaya galley, over on the L, has been stranded by both turnovers the convoy has suffered in its last two bounds.
But on Turn 4 The wily Starkey used the Yare ability of the galleys to switch course and wrong-foot the Chinese. The Lotus Blossom is responding by shortening sail and turning as fast as it can. Notably, this Turn saw the first shot fired by an aerial element in my G&G imaginary world. The Flyiing Fish took a shot at the Stella Artois, and was unlucky not to score a hit.
After 6 Turns both Prince Ee’s wako junks have initiated boarding attacks on the Chevalier’s galleys, and both have been captured by the galleys. In both cases the fights went two rounds, in which the wako suffered 2 damage per round. Very one-sided. They don’t make wako like they used to. In my first G&G game, some years ago, the same junks beat identical galleys, though not quite as easily.
The Lotus Blossom is continuing it’s ponderous manoeuvres, now under sweeps. The Flying Fish has continued shooting, at the Corona, now the boarding action has finished. It was again unlucky not to score a hit.