“They sail in badly made vessels poorly furnished with artillery, but they fight with desperation.”
~ Venetian characterization of the Turks, Mattheo Cigogna, 1567
|The Turkish Left flank crushes and envelopes the Spanish ships.|
Battle of Lepanto:
I finally got the chance to go through the rest of my pictures from the battle of Lepanto at Pacifcon Game convention this year. Here, in semi order of the action is , erm- moawr Action!
|Fancy shot of the full game, ready for a magazine cover!|
|Holy league left flank, mostly Venetian ships|
|Turkish right flank|
The Battle beginslooking over my blog as well as others, I realized that in my non wooden wars games, I don't show enough of the players actually playing the games. I'm always too zoomed into the "action" when really the action is in the facial expressions and body language of the players. In my "younger" games I always show this- it is just as relavent and telling in the "big kid" games as well.
|Confidant Turks and Corsairs|
|Both Fleets activating|
|Venetian Galleys mass fire onto the Galleass eventually sinking it|
|Venetian Galleass sinks a galley in one brutal volley!|
|The Scrum. note activation marker on right and "in action" die roll on left|
|Turks Center and left battles working towards the flank|
|Mighty Galleass fires it's side guns|
Ending movesAfter many contested locations, gaps started opening up on the Turkish side which led to some effective flanking fire from the Holy league. Making a desperate attempt to capture the center and force a morale check the Turkish Flagship Sultana headed towards the Galleass in hopes to board and capture it. Alas the initiative went to the Holy league, wherein the Galleass moved in and fired all of it's guns at point blank range scoring 6 hull and 2 crew hits! The flagship already had 4 hull hits so was effectively cut in two from the gunfire.
Morale checks all around for the Turks shown very clearly that it was time to cut and run. Game over!
|End of the Battle- Turkish Sultana flag ship is sunk by the Galleass|