Starting a naval minicampaign based on the battles in the Caribbean during the AWI
First game is the battle of Grenada, where the british fleet led by John Byron (the grandpa) is coming to the rescue of the said island, clashing against far superior french guarding their latest conquest under admiral D'Estaign.
The brits reform into a kind of file while the french launch some squadrons ahead of the main force
Luckily for the britons, the wind rolls behind them, boosting their movement
First to open fire is an english ship, unloading both her broadsides to the enemies at either side
The sons of Albion engage the two advanced squadrons at close range
Turning behind one of the vanguard groups, the brits take their first prize, the french ship is ablaze from stem to stern, and due to blow up in three turns, get clear boys!
Some imprudent french brigs have come too close to the action, paying dearly for it
Another of the enemy is caught in a crossfire and strikes
Admiral Byron's flagship, HMS Princess Royal destroys a defenceless brig, bully...
Under the guns of no less than four brits this french ship surrenders
Not everything goes well for Byron, as one of his ships is sandwitched and surrenders
Having crossed the first line, a british man o' war engages the frigates on the rear
Burning and with only one damage left, an english ship launches a suicide run against the enemy line
The Princess Royal wreaks havoc in the enemy's backyard
Time is up
And with a loud bang the ship is no more!
The frigates suffer but won't die
The suicide british is somehow still alive, her crew has even put out the flames!
Le Languedoc, admiral D'Estaign's flag is set upon by three enemies
Byron keeps on bullying smaller ships, burning a frigate in her path
The british team up to finish off surrounded ships
Under the fire of three ships of the line Languedoc strikes
The last action of the battle is te capture of a damaged french in a short boarding action
Overview at the end of the battle: the french rear and center are badly mauled, while their van has gone a cruisin' for the whole battle
The action has taken partin the center, with only three french keeping formation amongst the chaos
Vanguard sailing around
The outcome: eight french lost for a single british, in points 25 to 4. D'Estaing is invited to Byron's chamber for dining, the battle has been bloody, but in the age of reason one must keep a good form
Great rejoicing grips the mainstream media