PRE-DREADNOUGHT NAVAL WARFARE:
| Battlefleet 1900 Scenario:
Manila Bay II
Location Manila Bay, Philippines.
Background The war has dragged on slightly longer
than anyone thought. As a Spanish rescue fleet being dispatched to the
Philippines discovers that more American cruisers are being sent to the western
Pacific, they hurry on with all speed to challenge Dewey's hold on Manila after
his defeat of the weak garrison of old Spanish ships stationed there. The U.S.
is too distracted with Cuba to hinder the Spanish rescue mission, and they lack
the logistic resources to strike at Spain proper. Dewey's official orders are
to repel the Spanish but avoid undue risk. His private orders from the
president are to repel Admiral Camara's fleet at all costs. Admiral Camara 's
orders are more straightforward.
- Spanish Order of Battle
- Battle division (Camara): Pelayo, Carlos
Auxilliary cruiser division: Rapido, Patriota
division: Prosperina, Audaz, Osado
- American Order of Battle
- Cruiser division (Dewey): Olympia, Charleston,
Baltimore, Boston, Raleigh
Gunboat division: Concord, Petrel, Marques
Scenario special rules The center of the
playing area has an island that is two nautical miles long and one-half
nautical mile wide, with the long end pointing southwest. On the Island are
four American land batteries, each of the "old battery, new guns" style (see
optional nearshore rules). The batteries are distributed two at each end of the
island. For Spanish auxilliary cruisers, use same values as the U.S.
St.Louis class auxlilliary cruisers.
501 - Flooding: Light Vessel Actions
The Spanish fleet begins the game on the western side of playing area on
an easterly heading, formation at player's discretion. The American fleet
begins game on the eastern half of the playing area on any heading, formation
at player's discretion.
Closest setup proximity: 5 Nautical
- Reinforcement Die Rolls (1D6)
- Victory Conditions
- Major American Victory: Repell the Spanish rescue fleet
at all costs
Major Spanish Victory: Destroy the American Pacific fleet at