|The sloop sets out to run the|
Readers may note that my Peter Pig ships now have a little more paint on them than the last time they were photographed. The xebecs, of course, come ready painted.
In the first game I was the runner and placed an island in the middle of the table so my opponent would be forced to concentrate his ships on one side of it or to divide them.
|My opponent decided to concentrate his forces, so I slipped by on the other side of the island! With the wind against him he had to revert to sweeps (oars).|
|As blockader, I deployed two ships on either side of the island. I had high hopes of a successful interception.|
|This time the sloop's passage was a little more difficult and there was one point when one of my xebecs might have grappled it...|
|...but the sloop once again escaped!|