17 February 1782—In early March 1779, Admiral Edward Hughes sailed for the Indian Ocean to secure trade and to assist in combating Hyder Ali, the Sultan of Mysore, with whom Britain was at war. For several years, Hughes sailed the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal without interference. This calm ended when a French fleet under Admiral Suffren sailed into view on 15 February 1782. Hughes’ fleet raised anchor and pursued the French fleet. Two days later the fleets engaged for what would be the first of several engagements between these two admirals.
Turns: 12, Maps: AB, Wind Direction: 6
Audacity: British (1), French (0)
French: 4.5 VP (Exeter damaged & Struck 2VP, Hero damaged 2.5VP)
Note: Since Exeter wasn't captured, she slid away in the darkness to rejoin the British fleet.
lost 9 Hull & 33 Rigging
British: 0 VP
lost 46 Hull, 32 Rigging & 1 Manpower
A scenario where the British worked hard to gain the Wind Gauge, only to see the wind change counterclockwise into their face TWICE!
French repaired 20 Rigging (2 British VP)
British repaired 44 Hull & 35 Rigging (9 French VP)
French: 13.5 VP
You can see here how the VP costs in Repair are actually the majority of the VP scoring.
Campaign: Suffren v. Hughes The British send Admiral Sir Edward Hughes to the East Indies to advance their war against Hyder Ali, the Sultan of Mysore. To hinder those plans, the French send a fleet ultimately under the command of the Admiral Pierre-André de Suffren Saint-Tropez. The result is a string of naval battles that will determine the control of the East Indies.
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