Timing of held fire

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Traffic
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Timing of held fire

Post by Traffic »

When can held fire be carried out?

Example:
Red draws Fire Broadside but decides to hold
Blue Moves
Red moves and end up past the stern of Blue ending up out of arc.

Is this correct?

Archdukek
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Re: Timing of held fire

Post by Archdukek »

Strictly speaking you should play the held Fire card either before or after executing the move card. However, in the circumstances you describe we would normally allow the Red vessel to “fire as she bears” when crossing the stern of Blue since all the gunners are ready and loaded. Makes for bloodier and more exciting games, but it is not the author’s intention.

John

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