Thursday, 14 March 2019

CLEAN SWEEP 3

Mopping up operations commence.....
Three pirates still on the loose. One pristis(centre) is almost within striking distance of leaving the table for a victory point.

 Green trihemiolia disengages after a perfect stern attack.
Red trihemiolia is split between going after the runaway pristis or after the lembus crossing his bows.
 But actually the blue trihemiolia shoots across the seascape to look after the pristis. Green gets free of his prey and is also available in the table centre now.
 Red takes the easiest option and acelerates to take the lembus broadside-on. The pirates continue their run of bad dice and once again the command element is flung overboard by the impact.
Three in one game !? Looks like carelessness...

 Blue manages to connect with the pristis and the usual deadly effects of a stern ram ensue.
Final wide shot of the seascape. All five pirates settling in the water.

Rhodes City 5 Piratical Academicals 0

 A last shot of blue taking the pristis in the starboard stern quarter.
No deck fights were necessary. Few arrows or javelins flew and non found a mark.
The Rhodians won with no damage to themselves. I must refight with 6 pirates.........
The trihemiolia proves to be a vicious war galley, second only to the Three in agility.
The pirates need a tactic better than 'run for the exit!'.

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