Welcome back to the Indo-China campaign for Castles in the Sky from Osprey Games. The last battle the French tried a raid on British Siam at night. The raid did not go as planned, and the French command ship took a beating. They were forced to withdraw and the British took a 2-0 lead in the campaign.
After the French Cuchinchina was seriously damaged, it managed to limp its way to safety in Saigon. The French authorities there promptly began to repair the damaged airship. However, Commodore Duckworth the commander of the Royal Navy of Siam, decided to try and thwart the French efforts to repair the ship by blockading Saigon from receiving shipments of parts needed to repair the Cuchinchina.
French Commodore Aubre knew that losing the Cuchinchina would tip the balance of power to the British. Therefore, he needed to break the blockade and prove that it was an ineffective strategy. This would put diplomatic pressure on Duckworth to lift the blockade and allow the French armored cruiser the parts it would need to be repaired.
The British as the blockaders (defenders) are allowed 25 Operational Value from their fleet, but can not have a single battleship. Meanwhile, the French will be the Attackers with 20 Operational value and no battleships. The Camot is on station near Tourane (Da Nang).
Royal Navy (of Siam)