|Action during the battle to capture Tortuga from Governor du Casse|
I am just back from our latest Weekender epic continuing the campaign to control Britain and its associated colonial territories in 1693. I wanted to post up a glance at what we were doing before flying out to all points sandy tomorrow so, here it is!
|The Jacobites last stand? Defending London from Prinz Eugen|
We played five games over the weekend; one at Lochailort in Scotland, one on the River Chelmer in Essex, a third on San Dominique, a fourth at Epping and the last on Tortuga.
|No, they are NOT zombies Jim.. they are Haitian Death Cultists|
The Jacobites recovered hugely from some setbacks in April and have finished the campaign season with King James feeling that the crown is once more likely to look a little firmer on his bonce than on that of his nephew.
|Glencoe was avenged at Lochailort when Clanranald massacred the Campbells of Glenlyon|
The domestic scenarios although containing an adequate share of politics and intrigue were as nothing to the enormously complicated affairs in the tropics.
|Surely this Williamite steamroller at Epping would be triumphant?|
This time two new factions appeared - the Bourbon French and the Freeman Cutlers - a Privateer Brotherhood based on the real alliance known as the Brethren of the Coast.
|Some of Lou Deemer's Fre man yo Kotla (Freeman Cutlers)|
These pictures give a good idea of how the tables looked and with the collections of Bill, Colin, Les, Adam, Mark, Tam, Dave,Toggy and myself in play - we had a very colourful time.
|Why were English Creoles fighting under the enemy flag on Tortuga?|
The chaps seem happy to continue revisiting the period and are already suggesting scenarios for the next time we do it.
|The baited hook - Sugar Plantations on San Dominique the target of the unholy Trinity|
For now here is a little glimpse of what we got up to with more full reports including detailed batreps and campaign updates to follow over the next few weeks and months...