|HMS London and SMS Brandenburg closing range.|
|An early critical hit slows the Brandenburg but she still packs a dangerous punch|
|The London changes course to close range and sustains a hit in her forward turret.|
|The "iron dice" are rolling hot for Brandenburg's gun crews and the London begins to take significant damage as the range closes.|
|at 4.000 yards both ships run parallel courses and trade pounding broadsides.|
|Both ships are approaching their "break off" point with the London taking another hit on her guns.|
|Final turn of the game finds the London battling a fire and attempting to escape, but the Brandenburg gets in a final broadside that completely disables the London and she starts to list and the captain reluctantly orders "abandon ship!"|
I'm really enjoying Bob Cordery's "Memoir of Battle at Sea"...and the great potential for adding "chrome" to the basic rules. The ships painted up pretty well and look the part so I started a couple of British cruisers to beef up a retaliatory strike on those overly ambitious Germans!
And finally to the stout fellows who graciously honored me with a Liebster Award for my blog please know that it was really appreciated and I'm working on posting my favorite 10 blogs that I think are tops...(I know, not the exact rules of the game...but I follow and enjoy 160 blogs on a regular basis and I thought that it would be good to honor the top ten...maybe I'll do a "Lead Gardens Top Way Beyond Cool Gaming Bogs Award" ...suffice to say I'm compiling that list right this minute and hopefully will be my holiday "shout-out" to all my favorites who give me so much pleasure and inspiration...Thanks Everyone!