Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Haida Pakallans vs. The Akho - 1

The story behind this fight is that one of the players made a comment to the effect that it would be fun to actually play out the battle between the pirate fleet and the Akho. In the best Dave Arneson tradition, we did.

Any student of naval warfare would instantly recognize this as a prime example of the Jeune Ecole school of naval strategy, with the Haida Pakallans playing the role of Queen Victoria's Royal Navy and the Akhon the role of the French Republic's torpedo boats.

The pirates enter on the north side of the table and have to get the majority of their fleet off the south side. The Akho enter from the east side of the table. Both sides need to watch out for the shoal waters near the shore, thoughtfully marked out by lit buoys from IKEA provided by Yours Truly. The round templates are clouds, and move with the wind.

The pirates are being played by four of the Fourth Sunday group, and the Akho by the five members of the Second Sunday group.