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| ||Port Brique (est 1789) is a French outpost somewhere in the South Pacifique, and quite possibly on the coast of what the English call New South Wales.|
It is home to the reknown French Squadron, led by the revered Capitaine Jacques Legeaux, which is charged with the protection of French interests in the region.
NEW! The ships of Port Brique pictured and described
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A birds eye view of Port Brique
The Southern Fort, the larger of the armed towers defending the port.
The wharves of Port Brique are always ready for visitors.
The town of Port Brique is a French Colony with an elected mayor, currently Monsieur Madeleine, who has brought much prosperity to the town.
|Pictured right are some of the leading citizens of Port Brique Mayor Madeleine, Brikkish Ambassador Stirling Ponsonby, entertainer Mrs Palmier and Shipbuilder M. Severin|| |
| ||The majority of the towns income comes from trade, with exports from the South Pacific colonies of many nations passing through Port Briques warehouses, but it now has begun to establish a number of businesses, the most ambitious of which is the Severin Shipyard, currently engaged in building a large ship.|| |
|Markets are held daily - nowhere in the south pacific can you purchase better bread, or a greater selection of exotic birds.|
The bustling streets of Port Brique see all manner of characters, soldiers, privateers, whalers, traders and so on.
While M. Madeleine runs the town, it is the French Squadron which rules the seas (more or less).
|Pictured right are Lieutenant Bombarde (captain of the Bomb Ketch Fantine), Capitaine de Corvette Jean Thundier (captain of the Brig Mdm Thenardier), Capitaine de Fregate Jacque Legeaux (captain of the Frigate Eponine) along with Commandant Javert of the French Marines, and Citizen Pierre, the Squadrons polital officer.|| |
| ||The frigate Eponine|
The Eponine is the biggest and best ship in the French Squadron. As a 24 gun light frigate, she has a 12 gun broadside on the gundeck, plus carronades and light cannon on the spar deck. Faster than the Mdm Thenardier and the Fantine the Eponine often sails alone, or in the company of the two chase maries. UPDATE: The Eponine was recently sunk by agents of Greenpeakes.
|The brig Mdm Thenardier|
Whilst this twelve gun brig is considerably outgunned and outsailed by the Eponine, the Mdm Thenardier is itself a warship to be feared. Her six gun broadside is supplemented by carronades and light cannon on the spar deck, and can still represent a significant threat to most opponents.
Jacques Legeaux himself previously commanded the French Squadron from a similar brig.
| ||The bomb ketch Fantine|
This unusual ship, commanded by the fortuitously named Leiutenant Bombarde, seems out of place with the larger two ships of the Squadron. She boasts a broadside of only two heavy cannon, with two light carriage guns on the spar deck.
The Fantines main armement is her 36 mortar, which can make short work of any stationary target within range. Shielded from enemy shipping by the rest of the Squadron, the bomb ketch can be used to eliminate the shore defenses of coastal settlements (if not the coastal settlements themselves).
Lieutenant Bombarde entertains dreams of finding enemy frigates - if not ships-of-the-line - at anchor...
|The chase maries Cosette and Azelma|
These two small, slooped rigged vessels, are used for reconaissance and escort work. These gun boats are agile, and, despite being lightly armed, are a good discouragement to pirate raiders.
The Cosette and Azelma often accompany the Eponine on longer missions, and have been known to guard the Fantine during bombardments of pirate camps.
Interested in visiting other outposts in the South Pacific? Why not sail down the coast to Port Block? Or just off the coast a bit to New Blockerdam?
Do your naval tastes run to something a bit more modern? Check out the HMLS Snottler, a modern era guided missile frigate.
Comments, Questions? Contact the Mayor of Port Brique rdulin at mla dot com dot au