PRE-DREADNOUGHT ERA FAST-PLAY RULES
| Quickfire Scenario: Hunt for
Location North coast of Brazil.
Background Spanish Admiral Cerveras has left the
Cape Verde Islands with two orders: Find the Oregon who is sailing north
from Rio de Janero and sink her, and then proceed to Cuba and prevent
American landings there. The orders are not entirely realistic, but the first
part of them may be attainable since the Spanish know exactly when Oregon left
Rio. After sending his destroyers on to Cuba, Cerveras runs into the
- Spanish Order of Battle
- Armored cruisers Infanta Maria Teresa, Viscaya,
Almirante Oquendo, Cristobal Colon
- American Order of Battle
- Battleship Oregon
Setup The Spanish squadron is on the
east side of the playing area on a westerly heading. The Oregon is on the
southern side of the playing area on a northerly heading. The two sides should
be 45 degrees to one another, that is, the Spanish should not set-up in a
position that automatically suts off the Oregon, and the Oregon should not
set-up in a position in which it automatically gets away. All formations at
Closest setup proximity: 2 Nautical Miles
- Reinforcement Die Rolls (2D6)
- On a die roll of 12, the US cruiser Brooklyn
arrives on the northern side of the playing area. She may be placed as close as
one nautical mile from the Oregon, but may not be placed any closer than three
nautical miles to any Spanish ships.
- Victory Conditions (proviso: If Brooklyn is sunk,
overall rating drops by one line)
- Major American Victory: Oregon survivies, sinking all
Moderate American Victory: Oregon survivies, sinking or
damaging all Spanish ships.
Minor American Victory: Oregon escapes with at
least half of S boxes intact, no Spanish ships sunk.
Oregon escapes badly damaged, no Spanish ships sunk.
Minor Spanish Victory:
Oregon escapes badly damaged (over half of S boxes hit) while one Spanish ship
Moderate Spanish Victory: Oregon escapes badly damaged (over half
of S boxes hit) but no Spanish ships are sunk.
Major Spanish Victory: Oregon
is sunk with Spanish losses of two or fewer ships.