Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Imperial Skies Battle Report 3 - Blockade

I pulled out my copy of Victory at Sea by Mongoose Publishing and found a scenario that I thought would work well for a game of Imperial Skies.

The blockade scenario was a good basic one that only needed a little adjustment to fit with the Imperial Skies game.

Table size:  4' x 6'
Fleets:  The attacking player (blockader) builds a fleet to an agreed upon point value.  The defender (blockade runner) builds a fleet using 50% of the points of the attacker's fleet.
Deployment: The blockader chooses a short table edge. He then chooses a ship and places that ship anywhere along the short table edge up with 24" away from his long table edge. He then rolls a die and multiplies the result by 12 inches. The ship must be moved to the right this many inches. He may deploy the ship anywhere within 6 inches of that position. This must be done for all ships in the blockader's fleet. When completed, all ships must be facing the same direction.
The blockade runner will move all his ships onto the table anywhere along the opposite long table edge in the first turn.
Scenario rules: The blockade runner has a "fee" turn at the beginning of the battle. In effect, he may move and attack with his ships normally, but the blockading fleet may do nothing - its ships may not move, fire, or use command actions. They must simply take any damage dealt during this turn. After this first turn, initiative is rolled normally.
Game length: The game continues until the blockade runner has either been destroyed or has left the table.
Victory conditions: The scenario uses Victory Points to determine who wins. The blockader scores victory points equal to the value of any ship destroyed. The blockade runner only scores victory points for moving ships off the blockader's long table edge. He scores points equal to the value of the ship that exits the table.

I choose a large selection of small ships for the French fleet.  I was thinking they would have the best chance of breaking through the line.  I plan to replay the scenario with a different make up for the French Fleet.

French Fleet
Perigeaux Class Patrol Nef x 6

Austro-Hungarian Fleet
Danube Class Patrol Nef x 3
Huszar Class Destroyer x 2
Prinz Eugen Class Destroyer x 1

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