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Author Topic: Catastrophe on the Penobscot, 1779  (Read 384 times)

Offline vtsaogames

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Catastrophe on the Penobscot, 1779
« on: May 16, 2022, 01:01:40 PM »
A tale of a doomed expedition in Maine during the Amercian Revolutionary War
https://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/2022/05/catastrophe-on-penobscot-1779.html

or, what can go wrong when George Washington and/or John Paul Jones aren't on hand.
And the glorious general led the advance
With a glorious swish of his sword and his lance
And a glorious clank of his tin-plated pants. - Dr. Seuss


My blog: http://corlearshookfencibles.blogspot.com/

Offline Old Contemptable

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Re: Catastrophe on the Penobscot, 1779
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 04:37:23 AM »
So do you guys rent a Manhattan apartment just for gaming?

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Catastrophe on the Penobscot, 1779
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2022, 01:27:24 PM »
It happens to be where I live. The table folds up when the game/computer/library room needs to host an overnight guest. Other times the table does duty as a laundry folding surface.

But now you have given me an idea: when I hit the lottery, I'll rent another apartment, just for gaming. Yeah, that sounds right.  lol

Offline Baron von Wreckedoften

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Re: Catastrophe on the Penobscot, 1779
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 02:07:53 PM »
A tale of a doomed expedition in Maine during the Amercian Revolutionary War

And the subject of Bernard Cornwell's only decent book on the AWI (he did another one called "Redcoat" years ago, and it was - like his Sharpe books - just Rambo in funny clothes).
No plan survives first contact with the dice.

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Catastrophe on the Penobscot, 1779
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 02:46:57 PM »
And the subject of Bernard Cornwell's only decent book on the AWI (he did another one called "Redcoat" years ago, and it was - like his Sharpe books - just Rambo in funny clothes).

 :D

Offline Cat

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Re: Catastrophe on the Penobscot, 1779
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 03:10:32 PM »
That would certainly be an excellent game to bring to Huzzah up in Portland next May!

Offline vtsaogames

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Re: Catastrophe on the Penobscot, 1779
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2022, 08:32:21 PM »
That would certainly be an excellent game to bring to Huzzah up in Portland next May!

IF:
1.) the infection rate is down next May
2.) I find (or write) a set of rules that would handle it
3.) and some models

I think the only scenario would be the flotilla trying to navigate the narrow channel under fire from the fort and the three British sloops.
The later scenario, I think a 64-gun ship of the line could take the whole American fleet single-handed, without help from the 4 frigates.

What I was planning on doing for Huzzah in May 2020 was Alexander Hamilton at Yorktown, possibly using Rebels & Patriots. It was to be the storming of Redoubts 9 and 10, with French and American players in a race to see who could storm their redoubt first. Instead I ran it as an email matrix game for the Fencibles.

 

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