Wargaming in Hertfordshire

Thursday, 22 February 2007

Glorious First June 8.15am

8.15am. The wind remains NNE. A squadron of five French SOLS has been spotted to the north making 9 knots.
The French fleet carried out a preplanned 180 degree turn to port in succession. At the same time, the British fleet turned west at 6 knots. The French are in considerable disorder after making the turn and are attempting to reorder their line, heading ESE at 4 knots.
The fleets are about to engage.

Sunday, 18 February 2007

Glorious First June 8am


8am. The wind is still increasing but remains NNE. The French fleet turned WNW into a single line, its frigates moving to the south of the line. Meanwhile the British fleet turned west then WNW on a parallel course. The French are making 4 knots, the British 4.6 knots. The separation between the fleets is now only just over one mile.
.......Don't forget, your chance, Sunday 25th Feb!?

Friday, 16 February 2007

Glorious First June 6am

Both fleets continued sailing NNW until dusk, at which point the British fleet reformed into a single line. They continued cautiously during the night, the British slowly overhauling the French and the frigates becoming somewhat detached. By dawn on May 29th the separation between the fleets had decreased to 2.5 miles. The wind is freshening and has veered to NNE.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Glorious 1st June, 6pm



6pm: Both fleets are continuing NNW with the wind remaining light NE. The separation between the fleets has decreased to 7 miles.

Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Glorious 1st of June 1pm



The French fleet continued to the NNW while the frigate Seine was ordered back towards the fleet. The Latona, Niger and Phaeton began to push the Bellone back towards the French fleet. Admiral Lord Howe ordered the fleet to turn N, then NNW. He also ordered Rear Admiral Pasley to rejoin the main fleet. At 1pm, the wind veered back to the NE, so decreasing the ships' speed. The separation between the fleets at this time is 9.5 miles.

Monday, 12 February 2007

Glorious 1st of June - Don't forget, Sunday 25th Feb!?

At dawn on May 28th, the wind was light, from the NE but changeable.
The British fleet was sailing slowly WNW in one line. The lead British frigate, the Latona, had just spotted the French fleet in 3 columns to the NW, sailing WNW, about 10 miles distant.

Admiral Villaret de Joyeuse ordered the French fleet to turn to the NNW into the wind, slowing considerably. He also ordered the frigates Bellone and Seine to drop back to chase off the Latona and look for the British fleet.
Admiral Lord Howe (Black Dick) ordered the fleet to turn to the NW and four 74s detached under Rear Admiral Pasley to close on the rear of the French line.
The frigates Phaeton and Niger were detailed to act between the two groups.

The Latona dropped back from the Bellone and Seine while the Niger and Phaeton moved up to assist. The Bellone and Seine pulled ahead again maintaining a separation of about one mile.

At 10am, the wind veered round to the ENE, so increasing the ships' speed. The French fleet is heading NNW at 3 knots. The frigates are 4 miles from the French fleet, heading NNW. Admiral Pasley is 2 miles from the frigates heading NW at 6 knots. Admiral Howe is 4 miles from Pasley heading NW at 5 knots.

.......Don't forget, your chance, Sunday 25th Feb!?