The imap setup after the first turn moves. I took the map from the rules converted it to one sheet and then enlarged it to fit on a 2 x 3 poster board and created 3/d4 inch counters to display the unit status.
This shows the first battle a lopsided affair of 1 Confederate ship vs 7 Union ships. We set up the battle using Sail and Steam rules who also sell top down ship counters which I doubled in size and mounted on foam board. We changed the naval rules slightly in that the rules call for two movement phases and we substituted just one.
This was at the end of the first turn of the action. With the union entering from the North and the South set up on the table as they moved there first.
Here were the ships involved the Confederate had the CSS George Paige and the Union consisted of the USS Pawnee, Thomas Freeborn, Pocahontas, Anacostia, Mount Vernon, Reliance and Resolute.
The initial firing by both sides was ineffective causes only suppression hits with no real damage. But the range is closing quick.
The range closed to close range and the damage started to build up with the Union getting a critical hit on the George Paige and her rear gun was dismounted.
With the rear gun gone the George Paige decided to ram the Mount Vernon bad decision) and did more damage to herself then the Union ship and with the gunfire the George Paige was quickly sent to the bottom thus ending the battle. But the Pocahontas' Captain was relieved of command for grounding is ship. A fun battle with mistakes made by both side.
The second turn was mainly a reorganization phase for both sides as the Union lost 5 ships to blockade duty (random event) which depleted his fleet and the Confederate had a catastrophic loss on the first turn and was able to do a massive build program but it takes forever to get ships from Richmond and Petersburg to the front. We will run turn 3 at least at the next club meeting. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture of the final map but after the moves the Confederate were able to capture Annapolis getting a 4th port and a large battle appears to be building there for next turn. More to come next month.