PRE-DREADNOUGHT ERA FAST-PLAY RULES
| Quickfire Scenario: Samar
Location Samar Island, Philippines.
Background After the loss of their main Pacific
fleet at the battle of Manila Bay, the Spanish withdrew their center of
operations down to the Visayas the islands of central Philippines.
Unbeknownst to the American commander Dewey, the Spanish protected cruiser
Reina Regente had been secretly stationed in the Vasayas two years
before under the guise of having been lost at sea. When an American expedition
arrives under escort by the protected cruiser Raleigh, they are
surprised to discover the Reina Regente guarding the hemp ports off of
- Spanish Order of Battle
- Protected cruiser Reina Regente
- American Order of Battle
- Protected cruiser Raleigh
Scenario special rules Darkness comes
after 20 turns. No night fighting allowed. Transports are considered to
automatically escape (if desired) after nightfall.
501 - Flooding: Light Vessel
Setup Raleigh begins game on northeast
corner of playing area on an easterly heading. Reina Regente begins game
on the southeast corner of playing area on a northwesterly heading.
setup proximity: 1.5 Nautical Miles
- Reinforcement Die Rolls (1D6)
- American Transports: A medium sized freighter and two
packet steamers. Roll once at the start of turn 8 and each turn thereafter. On
any die roll of 6 or greater the transports arrive on northwest corner of the
playing area during the movement phase. If the Raleigh has already been sunk,
they are considered captured.
- Victory Conditions
- Major American Victory: Reina Regente sunk or
immobilized, all US transports pass through southeastern corner of playing area
and on to Samar.
Moderate American Victory: Riena Regente not sunk but all
US transports pass through southeastern corner of playing area and on to
Minor American Victory: At least 24 size points of US transports pass
through southeastern corner of playing area and on to Samar.
than 24 size points of US transports pass through southeastern corner of
playing area and on to Samar.
Minor Spanish Victory: US transports turned
away with no sinkings on either side.
Moderate Spanish Victory: Raleigh
badly damaged, US tranports turned away with at least one sunk.
Spanish Victory: Raleigh sunk, all US transports captured or sunk.