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Two Cruel Seas

Last night, we broke out the Cruel Seas, with four of us playing, and three fleets, we decided first off that my British fleet should take on John's Germans.
John wanted to use his Sboats, as after four games, he still hasn't launched a torpedo.
We decided to play 'Destroy the convoy' as we had three tankers between us.This was an excuse to finally get my Fairmiles on table.

We had two Fairmile 'B's and one Vospers I and a Vospers 2 on escort duties. John fielded four S100, gunned his engines and came in to attack.

Two more S100s appear, all up gunned with quad 20mms too.

The first S100 run by Mike puts an eel in the water to scatter the convoy, while Dave swings a Vosper in to intercept, but at this range, the smaller guns will be difficult to hit with.

But a Fairmile B, with two six pounders, is a difficult proposition, as their range is massive, and our dice were rolling very low!

I peel off to deal with the second two S boats, while the tankers start da…
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