The battle of Manila Bay was a battle fought between Spanish and American naval forces during the Spanish and American War. The goal of the American fleet was to destroy the Spanish pacific Fleet so that it could pose no threat to the US west coast. The game is played for fifteen rounds. The goal of the Spanish fleet is too survive the fifteen rounds without being totally destroyed.
It seems that the defensive and offence values of the American forces are superior to those of the Spanish fleet. After our fifth round, the Spanish fleet have been severally damaged the player controlling of the Spanish fleet capitulated.
Although I found the game interesting, the small counters and the stacking of damage counters made the game a bit bothersome to play.