Some of you may have heard about the Battle for New Orleans that 'raged' Monday morning. For those who haven't here goes:
About 70 to 80 % of the ships for the french were HC. France had a full fleet of ~24 ships. The pirates showed up with 8. Under orders from Emil de Montfort, the HC line was setup in the bay guarding the town. Some Unaffiliated Elements (i.e. non-HC) were mixed in the line while others were out in the center of the bay. One of the Unafilliated Elements had a 4th rate Ship-of-the-Line. For my part, I was scouting the spawn point of the Pirates (around the tip of the cove) and trying to draw them into the bay to fired upon by both the fort guns and the HC line at the same time.
While I was scouting, the Unaffiliated SOL joined me at the mouth of the bay and we began to take fire. I taunted a few of the pirates by banging my big bronze balls in their direction. Briefly, some of the pirates took my bait (WTF is this stupid NO doing in a crappy Mediator Cutter out here alone? Let's get it quick!) and headed towards the line. HOWEVER, they recognized the ploy (duh) and found the thought of sinking a 4th rate SOL more appealing than rapid death by HC's cannon balls.
As it happened, the SOL was sunk while several other Unaffiliated Elements drew off a few of the weaker pirates and sank them. Having not rejoined the line, instead out in the bay proper, I tossed on a few buffs to the Unafilliated Elements and banged my bronze balls on a few of the pirates foreheads.
Emil released the HC line to mop up which we did. A bug in the battle failed to recognize that we had actually defeated all the pirates. I filed a support ticket and a GM showed up instantly with a bad assed god-like ship: 'Ridiculous' 360 Firing Solution. They fixed the bug. We went home. Now to defend IP.
Did I miss anything?