Dave (DOB) O'Brien has been a gaming buddy for a long time. Covid has kyboshed our usual get togethers and we both have been filling in with alternative gaming options.
He sent me some cracking pictures of a recent Donnybrook game which I know he has already shared on Facebook but some more detail here and links to other useful threads of the Moorish connection for gaming.
Tangier and North...
|Lord Mountjoy's Regiment leave the city in November 1688|
|Lots of prep work. The masts are scratchbuilt. Some additions to the hull were needed.|
I have been working pretty intensively on multiple projects over the past 6 months the largest of which has been the two books due to be published this year. One is finished the other just about to be.
The 4Play scenarios came out of nowhere but have consumed probably 200 hours - nevertheless, that has been fun...
|The lie of van Galen's ships as Badiley approaches from the north west. Mary is escaping.|
|Start positions. Sole survivor Mary, makes her escape toward Badiley's reinforcing squadron.|
With Badiley to windward appearing over the western horizon to the north of Livorno, van Galen’s victorious squadron picked its way through the wreckage of Appleton’s five ruined ships and attempted to reach open water...
|Barry's Battle of Livorno as refought|
|Painting of the Battle of Livorno|
|The Dutch ship Zon in action at Livorno|
|The den of iniquity that is Adafoah - target of de Ruyter's squadron.|
|Da Silva sails out to do battle with Van der Veere|
The Portuguese colony of Goa came under repeated pressure from the Dutch VOC during the period of European expansion in the 17th century. Here is a link to a previous blog post about my visit to Reis Magos - the 16th century Portuguese fort at Goa, still in working order.
Portuguese Fort Reis Magos -Goa
|1639 raid by van der Veere on the three...|
|South China Seas action|
In my continuing Covid-induced privateer laboratory I decided to blood some ships I had painted a few months back just because I had them. A few packs of Chinese pirate junks which I had intended to use specifically to run out against European vessels exploiting the riches of the South China Sea.
|VOC Trading station somewhere in modern day Indonesia|
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