The desert island of Arguin, off the Mauritanian Coast, was the prize of the Prussian Empire’s Medical Division. In 1721 Dr Plehn said the island and its Prussian colonisation had an impact on the history of medicine, stating in an article a list of more than seventy medicaments used throughout human history that can be found on the small desert island. Now, with the findings of the new technological age, the Island has become of interest to the Empire once more. Now under French control the Island is not heavily guarded and no, or little Naval presence is believed to be in the area!
Commodore Von Davifield has been ordered to take a small Naval Fleet comprising of his Emperor Class Battleship, 3 Reiver Class Cruisers, 9 Arminius Class Frigates with Air Support in the form of 2 Geier Class Bombers, 5 Dive Bombers and 5 Fighter Planes.
To Commodore Davifield’s surprise the fleet encountered a fleet of a similar size from The Covenant of Antarctica on the same heading.
3 Frigates of Davifield’s fleet approached the Covenant Fleet and the Dolphin like Diogenes Frigates closed the distance and opened fire….. The Naval Engagement for the Island of Arguin had begun!
The Diogenes Class Frigates of the Covenant Fleet moved along the water in the same way in which a Dolphin would dip in and rise above the water. The Prussian Frigates were not ready for their speed and the Torpedoes that they launched at them resulting in the destruction of one of their ships. In time widespread damage would be caused against the Advancing Covenant Frigates as they were fired upon by the Reiver Class Cruisers travelling behind the Arminius Class Frigates!
The Ptolemy Class Bombers of the Covenant were quick to respond to the damage caused to their fleet and proceeded to open fire on the approaching Prussian Frigates and Cruisers. They themselves came under fire from the mighty Fore Teslas of the Geier Class Prsussian Bombers that were on an intercept course. The Teslas ripped apart one of the Ptolomy Class Bombers and critically hit the other!
The Naval conflict continued, both sides taking heavy casualties, the Critical hit chart saw some heavy use but the same result on the Prussian ships kept coming up….. Hard Pounding! The Covenant of Antarctica knew how to dish out the pain! The Prussian Cruisers manoeuvred around the Diogenes Class Frigates and opened fire with a broadside and Teslas but somehow only managed to scratch the fast Frigates!
The Diogenes opened fire with their lasers on the sides of the cruisers and took some Hull Points off them! The Geier Class Prussian Bombers changed heading and turned their attention to the approaching Aristotle Class Covenant Battleship and the tail end of the Plato Class Cruisers causing a critical hit on the Cruisers but failing to even scratch the mighty Aristotle Class Battleship! In return the Battleship opened fire upon the Bombers and the Exploding Dice came into the game in a big way (all the red dice are 6′s)!
Time was called on the game because my Opponent, the truly “Super” Edd Barfield, was set to open up the club for me! So in the dying moments the Plato Class Cruisers manoeuvred around the island with some bombers!
The conflict was over for today and neither side took control of Arguin. A Massive Thanks to my brother Edd Barfield who was a glorious opponent and the wonderful Gordon Snellgrove who helped set up the table for our battle!!!