Saturday, June 21, 2014

The Glorious 21st of June Naval Wargaming Outdoors Garden Style and Shrimp Boil

Wow!  What a wonderful weekend of fun.
I have in this blog post the great pleasure to tell the tale of  high seas adventure that occurred in my backyard over this last weekend of the 21st of June.  I annually host a game and breakfast event for my war game buddies.  This year I had to change things up to a mid day wargame with a hamburger and hotdog lunch and then an evening party with a shrimp boil and bonfire.
We called it:
"The Glorious 21st of June"
Scene VI
Off the island of Coatzacos, in which we see the petulant Dwalyn and crew escape the clutches of the vengeful governor. All pictures that follow will expand upon clickage to a wonderous view of the action that unfolded.
Short Captain Dwalyn and Petru maneuver their squadron off the coast of Coatzacos.  The bonsai tree collection represented the island coast from our last adventure.  You can see the idol of _Zod_ if you peer closely.
They would have their day in the sun.
The loyal opposition near their crew arrive on the scene to see the pirates trying to make an excape to the open sea.  Here we see Governor Gwynn Kell Uhll and Leitenant Carlos and below is their squadron of Royal Navy ships.  The Vengeur, Lion, Sabre, & Chum bucket.

Perfectly plotted maneuver would come unstuck in the opening of the contest.

Onboard the Gimlet. Characters from our story arch include Rubidenus Azure, Dwalyn the dwarf, Petru, Anne Bonny, Chun, et al.

Chun demonstrates the efficacy of a bow chaser.

Billy Blue is at the wheel of the Huntress.  Re-victualed and watered and ready to make a hasty escape.

The pirates would also suffer from a few near collisions and maneuver feux pas.

This is me.  Rarely seen in the blog so I had a portrait done especially to mark this occasion.

That handsome chap at the wheel is my character Gwynn Kell Uhll.  The governor of Neptune's Lair and the sacked city of Lion's Port.

And these are my fine ships I am leading to recapture my ship the Hotspur from the pirates.

Come follow me to glory!!

This is where it all went awry.  The pirate ship to my starboard would intercept my ship and savagely cut my crew to ribbons.  They were a horror to behold!

Lt. Carlos ponders how to help as he watches from starboard as my crew is reduced.

The dice tower.

Petru looks on as the fight continues.

Drawing damage chits from Lt. C's ship.

A battle scene.

Counting your 4's, 5's, & 6's.

Chun is leading the boarding party.

Melee in the dice tower.

A view of the firing arc.

Another boarding action begins.  This time the admiralty would capture the Cyprinadae.

Petru looks for inspiration.
Battle scene.

The game is called for lunch.  We toast the admiralty, a few more inches, absent friends, and the health of each captain in turn.

These pirate ships break for the open ocean.

The Vengeur is recaptured and Petru is last seen fighting a cutlass action onboard (to be continued...)

The game was a great half day of activity and fun.  We broke for a grilled lunch and a few beers.  Terry arrived and we all went indoors to play Pirates of the Caribbean table top game.  No photos were made of that action.

Then later that night, the families returned and we had a great shrimp boil zydeco music evening that ended with a bonfire.


Sunday morning medicinals.


  1. Ha, I've got two of those ships stuck on a closet... Great, just what I need, more ideas running wild in my head :-)

  2. Nice pics for a great day, your ships are most impressive!

  3. What a fantastic Brouhaha! Thanks for sharing