Sunday, February 22, 2004
The Battle of the Sound scenario
I was able to successfully run the Battle of the Sound scenario through to victory. I can only conclude that the Dutch did really well, in the real battle, as the Dutch were out-numbered and mostly outgunned. In the simulation, the Swedes actually got a lead, in the early part of the battle. As the battle progressed, the losses were proportionally comparable.
However, the situation eventually reached a descernable tipping point, as the Dutch fleet broke the Swedes in half, and kept tacking back and forth. Swedish ships started sinking and surrendering. The Dutch won by continually delivering raking fire to the larger Swedish ships. The Kronan (74 guns) was the second-to-the-last ship to surrender. The last was the Västervik.