Sunday, June 20, 2010

Raid on the Hetzenberg Flotilla: Finale


Commander Hornegeblase gives the order to fire and the heavy THUMP of the 24 pounder sounds the end of Lt. Weismuller's chances for escape...the round of grape brings down another of the jagers and Weismuller is wounded a second time this time seriously. Seeing their commander fall, and their chance of escape slim, decide to strike their colors and surrender the ship. Weismuller and his few remaining men fall into the hands of the Hetzenburg navy. All told the jagers losses were 8 killed (including 1 NCO), 16 wounded and/or captured (including 1 NCO and Lieutenant Weismuller)   and 8 made the attempt to escape overland and remain at large...but they did manage to do some damage to the flotilla in that one gunboat was burned to the waterline....



...and finally the remains of the gallant Lehmangratz Militia march in to the shambles of the naval compound...though they suffered losses including the wounding of Captain Schmidt, they stood to it like men....and the Marines may have to overcome the taunts of the locals for a few days.

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Many thanks to AJ at the Hetzenberg Chronicles for the great scenario and the chance to be a player in that wonderful story!

13 comments:

General Staff said...

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Capt Bill said...

The bold Lieutenant Weismuller is to be commended for his gallant action against great odds. Even in defeat, he and his intrepid fellows managed to inspire us all...

abdul666 said...

A magnificient battle report, and so marvelously illustrated!
Thanks for the effort and for sharing.
Jean-Louis

OIIIIIIIO said...

Fantastic report from first to last. Well done...

...OIIIIIIIO

A J said...

I doff my tricorn to you sir, for a game well-executed and beautifully presented!

His Grace Grand Duke Karl of Hetzenberg hereby awards you the Freundshaft Order for your services to his realm.

littlejohn said...

AJ
It's my pleasure!

I'm humbled by the Grand Duke and if there is anything I can do in the future I'm at his service!

Thanks to everyone for following the battle!

MurdocK said...

Excellent After Action Report and great skirmish system management!

BRAVO!

Fitz-Badger said...

Agreed! Excellent and gripping report with plenty of action and great photos! Looks like the Hetznebergers will need to get to work on replacing the burned gunboat...

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

...and thanks to you for a very entertaining read...!

OIIIIIIIO said...

did you use 'Pieces of Eight' to play this?

OIIIIIIIO

韋富 said...

祝福大家開開心心。

Archduke Piccolo said...

Superb little action: full of incident, and clearly illustrated, too. Excellent stuff!

tidders said...

Superb action and battle report

love the marines base and boats

-- Allan