PRE-DREADNOUGHT ERA FAST-PLAY RULES
| Quickfire Scenario: The Open
Location Santiago Bay, Cuba.
Background After arriving off of Santiago Harbor and
temporarily trapping Spanish Admiral Cerveras in the bay, American Admiral
Schley mysteriously leaves the area before returning at the command of Admiral
Sampson. As he returns to the area, lookouts on Brooklyn spot the Spanish
flagship Infanta Maria Teresa clear of the channel at Santiago with the rest of
the squadron behind her. They must be stopped.
- Spanish Order of Battle
- Armored cruisers Infanta Maria Teresa, Viscaya,
Almirante Oquendo, Cristobal Colon
- Destroyers Terror, Furor
- American Order of Battle
- Battleships Massachusetts, Texas
- Armored cruiser Brooklyn
- Gunboat Vixen
Setup Northern edge of board is
coastline. The rearmost Spanish vessel is just exiting the Santiago Channel
with the balance of the Spanish squadron in line ahead on any bearing of
Spanish player's choosing. American player is due east of the Spanish ships. US
formation is at American player's discretion.
Closest setup proximity: 1.5
Optional Scenario rules If players want
to make the game somewhat more realistic, the following limits can be placed on
the Spanish cruisers: Repair dice number only 1 or 2. Light fire ROF limited to
a 4. Viscaya speed is 40, not 60.
- Reinforcement Die Rolls (1D6)
- Victory Conditions
- Major American Victory: Sink all Spanish
Moderate American Victory: Sink and/or chase back into harbor all
Minor American Victory: Sink at least two Spanish cruisers
while letting the rest escape.
Minor Spanish Victory: Escape from the area
without substantial damage and without sinking any US ships.
Spanish Victory: Sink at least one American cruiser while escaping from the
area with three cruisers.
Major Spanish Victory: Sink at least one American
battleship while escaping from the area with two cruisers.