A sort of run the gauntlet game, where merchantmen have to reach safe port - evading pirates and sometimes with protection (pirate ship and naval patrol arrivals randomized by good old D6 dice).
HMS Prince Albrecht, commanded by Captain Biedekker, on patrol in the shipping lanes approaching Port Marian on the north of island of Jumeida.
The port at this time of the year receives ships for re-victualling before taking their cargos north to america. Watch out for pirates !!!
---oXo---Day 1: The pirate Red Jack in his ship the 'Saucy Sue' bears down on a merchant nearing the port, only to find Prince Albrecht as well !
The Saucy Sue is left drifting, with not much sail, however Prince Albrecht overruns with sail on but is left unable to tack or wear. Red Jack manages to get away ... it'll be a couple of days before either vessel is ready for action again.
---oXo---Day2: The pirate Blue Bess, in her ship the 'Owls Lament' known as Old Beaky, chases a merchant
Day3:The pirate Blue Bess in Old Beaky spots another merchant,
---oXo---Day 4: Two merchant ships on their way to Port Marian are intercepted by Red Jack in the Saucy Sue
No prizes for Red Jack, but success for Blue Bess. Captain Biedekker on the Prince Albrecht is much annoyed at Red Jack having got away from him twice - he'll keep his crew busy with extra drill to chivvy them up...
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum .......