Myself and Christian Kahn were just on VASSAL!
I rolled to go first in both games.
Divine Dragon + El Fantasma, firepot specialist
Locker + helmsman, firepot specialist
The Locker and Cazador del Pirata got busy gathering gold, while the Divine Dragon headed straight for the Resolucion. The Locker loaded more gold than she could handle, but it was C.K.’s first game in around 8 years, so I let it slide.
The Resolucion and Divine Dragon duke it out. I sent the Cazador del Pirata into a fog bank in order to attack the Dragon’s port side.
The Locker returned home, but her comrade was struggling against the combined power of the Spanish guns.
The Resolucion captures the Dragon, and the Locker’s crew vow revenge.
The Locker heads for some gold, with the Cazador shadowing her.
The Locker surfaces to explore, which allows the Cazador to score a hit while the still-damaged Resolucion and Divine Dragon prepare to take up a chase.
The Locker submerged and avoided the Spanish for a few turns, but eventually Nemesio Diaz cancelled her to the surface and she was blasted to pieces! The Spanish defeat the Cursed 16-8.
For the second game the build total was increased to 60.
Divine Dragon + El Fantasma, Sammy the Skull
Locker + Edward Low helmsman, firepot specialist
Lizard’s Sting + cannoneer, firepot specialist
My strategy was to engage the Divine Dragon with my two primary gunships, the Gallows and Queen of Sheba. The gold runners split up and headed towards 3 of the 4 wild islands.
The Divine Dragon was quickly crippled, as my luck was above average today. However, the Corsairs nearly lost the Gallows in the process.
Some Corsairs are headed home with loot, while the Cursed are still distracted by the Queen of Sheba, who is set aflame by the Lizard’s Sting.
The Griffin captures the Divine Dragon, but the Queen of Sheba burns to the waterline. While all of that is going on, the Gallows returns home to repair as the Corsairs begin to pile up gold.
The Corsairs used Fantasma’s Fear to slow down the Lizard’s Sting, which allowed the Griffin to escape. With an advantage in the gold game, the Corsairs weren’t concerned with keeping the Divine Dragon.
As the Corsairs regroup and repair, the Lizard’s Sting takes back the Divine Dragon. The Cursed don’t want to lose her twice in as many games!
The Gallows heads out for another raid, this time hurting the Locker. However, she is once again dismasted!
The Corsairs are able to gather ALL of the gold on the map, and emerge with a whopping 40-0 victory!
These 2 VASSAL games were fun, and both of us were extremely happy to see Christian playing again. Like a lot of new or inexperienced players, he went for the “cool” and combative stuff, which is fun. I personally was happy to see two of my past challenge fleets do quite well.
As always, looking forward to more!!
Current VASSAL standings:
1. a7xfanben: 8 wins in 13 games
2. Ownage98: 2 wins in 2 games
3. Xerecs: 2 wins in 9 games
4. El Cazador: 1 win in 2 games
4. Captain Vendari: 1 win in 2 games
6. Volt: 0 wins in 1 game
7. C.K.: 0 wins in 2 games