Some time ago – in so called “meantime”, between work, pick-up from the airport and setting up some other stuff, I managed to find a moment and play with Jakub quick and easy Flying Colors scenario – Audierne Bay:
Jakub drew British and was leading two fully-equipped frigates while I took command of French damaged ship – but still having fire superiority in 1-to-1 combat.
Flying Colors campaign: Cape Ortugal => Cape Henry => Goza de Candia => El Ferrol => Audierne Bay
Unfortunately, sailing against the wind (beaching, in case of my ship) is significantly inferior to sailing with the wind (reaching, Jakub) and results is far less maneuverability. However, taking a risk I tried to turn and… barely managed to do it:
Two small and quick British vessels were moving fervently around my clumsy ship but I managed to pin them down couple of times in closes quarters. In the end, historically, Kuba won as my and one of his ships surrendered and his second vessel survived:
Quick, intense and nice scenario.