In 1758, the Seven Years War, also known as the French and Indian War, had been going on for four years. But in February, it was hard to detect signs of war in England. The Channel Fleet, unwilling to continue its blockade of the French ports during the dreary, stormy winter months, was spending the winter in harbor.
One of those unwilling to postpone the war until spring was Master and Commander George Walker, the young captain of the sloop of war HMS Dolphin of 18 guns. Walker was new to the Dolphin, as were his two subordinate officers: Lt. Henry Cooper and the Honorable James Weatherby, son of the late Earl of Weatherby and also a lieutenant.
I ran a game of Privateers and Gentlemen with friends Jeff, Erik, and Steve as a one-shot to test out the game for a review in Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine. This game took place on Jan. 25, 2010.
Andy Miller aka Max_Writer