Sunday, February 01, 2004
The Battle of Portland scenario-simulated As the Dutch, I tried attacking George Monck, first. Monck's squadron was Southeast of St. Alban's Head, East-Northeast of Tromp's squadron. Penn and Blake were to the Southeast, where the Dutch had the wind. The Dutch could easily isolate Monck and beat him, and then turn on Blake and Penn. That really worked out well. In another run, I used a different approach. I took the Dutch fleet against Blake and Penn, giving Monck time to close, unhindered, from the Northeast. That didn't work so well, as Monck caught then between two fires, as his squadron had approached unopposed. The Dutch finally won, but only after having defeated Penn and Blake. The last ships destroyed were from Monck's squadron.