Vikings in Action – August 5th, 2015

This game was played on 8/5/2015. A simple 2 player 40 point game, just the second that this person has played.

The fleets went in the order as follows:

Vikings:
Huginn + captain, helmsman, oarsman
Fenrir + helmsman, oarsman

Fleet 2:
HMS Lord Cauldwell + captain, helmsman
USS Shark + captain
Splinter + helmsman

Another ocean fabric was used for the first time. This is another solid blue, but it’s lighter than the last one.

The beginning of the game was predictable, but it turned out to be a great game.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The Lord Cauldwell sneaks around to the west as all the other ships explore.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015 Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The Lord Cauldwell (LC) catches the Fenrir and dismasts the longship with a ram and shoot.
Lord Cauldwell attacks

However, the Huginn answers with the only gun she has in range, her powerful 2L mainmast.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

Both fleets are getting rich as the LC slinks away.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The tunnel is illuminated as only 3 coins are left in play.
custom island with tunnel

The Huginn takes one while the LC appears to have designs on the other two. The Fenrir goes out with one mast repaired and looking to steal gold either from the LC or her HI.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The damaged LC dumps her captain to grab one of the two coins, and later thinks better of it and dumps her helmsman as well to load the last treasure coin!

Everybody chases each other around the island. The Fenrir takes off after the LC while the Shark and Splinter have other ideas.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The Fenrir catches the slowed LC and rams her mast off, losing her helmsman in the process (she lost her oarsman earlier in the game when the LC rammed her).
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The LC is captured as the Shark and Splinter turn around.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

In a bold act of courage and defiance, the Fenrir abandons the derelict LC (with 8 gold aboard!) to steal two coins from her opponents, one of which is a 5 and the other a 1.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The Huginn takes over on towing duty, but the Fenrir is damaged and can only sail at L speed.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The Shark moved in and shot at the Fenrir, but missed both times! After that, the Splinter rammed the Fenrir and won the boarding action to take back the 5. The Fenrir tried to escape but was rammed by the Shark, who dismasted her and took back the 1. However, the formidable Huginn made off with the LC, although she could’ve dealt some serious damage to Fleet 2. In the end, gold wins this game!
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The Splinter has returned the 5, while the Shark gets revenge by sinking the Fenrir.
Vikings in Action - August 5th, 2015

The Huginn towed the LC back and the Shark re-deposited the 1 on her HI, ending the game!

Both fleets had 8 gold on their home islands before all of these late-game shenanigans went down, which meant that the 8 gold from the LC now in possession of the Vikings gave the Vikings a 16-8 win!

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