Ed Sansing (the gamemaster) along with Bill Hamilton provided the ships and provided aid with the rules. I was given the command of the Dragon Lords and was allied with the Orks against 3 groups of Dwarfs.
Ed Sansing and our gracious host Jay Stribling during the pregame
The pride of the Dragon Lords, my flagship
The Dwarf commanders left to right
Bill Hamilton, Jay Stribling, and Admiral Fred Diamond
The rules are explained as Dwarfs ponder their fate
The Dragon Lords sail into battle with no concern for the wind.
I was pleased to find out that Dragon Lord sails create their own wind and ignore the restrictions of wind direction. My Ork allies were continually keeping an eye on the weather gauge to determine the changing winds new direction. The Dwarfs and their infernal machines needed no aid from the wind to move.
The Orks under the command of Jim Pitts draw first blood and sink a Dwarf frigate of Bill Hamilton
A second Dwarf frigate goes under the waves.
Frigates are small fast and fragile ships. The live hard and fast lives.
The Dwarf dirigible provided the only air cover in the game
A view of the battle from the view of the Dragon Lords
Dwarf subs attack an Ork destroyer
What happens when 2 Dwarf subs attack a Ork destroyer
The Dragon Lords engage the Orks in the center
Orks close with the Dwarf cruisers of Jay Stribling
What happens when frigates ram a Dreadnaught
DOOM DESPAIR DESTRUCTION
The Dwarfs split their sides laughing
Since ramming would not stop the monster, combined fire from the rest of the fleet was tried
Finally success. It only took the loss of 5 frigates and a cruiser to bring it down
Jim Pitts gangs up on the Dwarf battleship
Sean Pitts brought down the airship with a devastating volley