main page of Miniature TradingMiniature Trading

The best platform to trade all collectible miniature games!

wholesale from china through DHgate

Trade Cards Online
Let us find for you the cards you need

communicate randomly with people around the world:
throw a message in a bottle

The Buzz...

latest comments from our users
Showing comments on for
Armed Pirate Merchants Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Armed Pirate Merchants" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben

quote from crsluggo:

When it comes to running gold as a Pirate, You have to go Darkhawk II . 10 points for 8 cargo spaces! It's a steal points wise & you can run it in almost any fleet!


I didn't want to use her in this fleet but the point limit forced me to go cheaper than the other options. There's a strong case to be made that she's the second-best ship in the game after the Banshee's Cry.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 25, 2017 05:31 pm
 
Armed Pirate Merchants Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Armed Pirate Merchants" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
crsluggo United States
Avatar for crsluggo
When it comes to running gold as a Pirate, You have to go Darkhawk II . 10 points for 8 cargo spaces! It's a steal points wise & you can run it in almost any fleet!
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 25, 2017 05:00 am
 
Supersize my Small Fry! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Supersize my Small Fry!" by notalwaysyou United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
It's a technicality, but unfortunately DNT can't cancel Paradis.


quote from The Pirate Code:
-Forts, unique treasures, equipment, and events are not considered ships or crew, so they cannot be targeted by this cancel ability.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 22, 2017 09:54 am
 
"Ain't No Grave...  " Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army ""Ain't No Grave... "" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben

quote from vixenishcoder66:

Great song and I love how you tied it in with this fleet's various abilities.


Thanks! It was very fun to make, back when I was still high on the PotC hype/craze heh. It's funny, the first time I saw that preview for the movie I didn't love how they used a non-PotC song (with vocals, too), but now I love that preview and have more appreciation for the song. This is also a good example of the theme-heavy fleet.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 22, 2017 08:23 am
 
"Ain't No Grave...  " Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army ""Ain't No Grave... "" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
vixenishcoder66 United States
Avatar for vixenishcoder66
Great song and I love how you tied it in with this fleet's various abilities.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 22, 2017 08:17 am
 
40 point Fogbank Runners Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "40 point Fogbank Runners" by vixenishcoder66 United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
This looks fun. Fog hopping combos (especially when combined with reverse captain and HI raiding) are pretty tough to pull off at low build totals. You picked nice smoke ships, and the Hangman's Joke has the cargo and guns to be a solid ship regardless of her ability. Love to hear how it does in a game!
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 22, 2017 05:53 am
 
United Nations 2.0 Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "United Nations 2.0" by captain_vendari Miembro Premium United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
I think this fleet would do fine in most standard games. The lack of durability and extra actions can prevent it from being highly competitive, but it's a fantastic build that showcases some of the best small ships in the game. It's also impressive that you were able to make it effective using lesser-known ships like the Maryland and Arrogant rather than the Banshee's Cry, Mermaid, etc.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 22, 2017 05:51 am
 
A Switchblade Carryin' Nemo Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "A Switchblade Carryin' Nemo" by lordstu Canada
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben

quote from rizz:
OMG, the word snuck is not in the spell checker dictionary and comes up as an error. Wow that forces me to make changes I never would normally have to make. Like making this post longer just to lower the error percentage without having to actually change the word I want to use, and is accurate for the usage I picked.




This is just the funniest thing in hindsight! So glad we don't have to deal with the spell chcekerd as much anymmorees.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 21, 2017 07:58 pm
 
The Ultimate Boarding Ship! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "The Ultimate Boarding Ship!" by mathias01 United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
I voted low because I don't understand the crew choices. Only LaPlante and maybe Lenoir make much sense. The rest seems unnecessary and not nearly optimal. Obviously woelf made great points as well.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 21, 2017 07:54 pm
 
Coagulation of Nations Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Coagulation of Nations" by captain_vendari Miembro Premium United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
@captain_vendari: Load the guns! Give em everything you've got!
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 21, 2017 04:36 pm
 
Defensive flotillas (Spanish) Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Defensive flotillas (Spanish)" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
Thank you for voting crsluggo. I think this fleet has some potential, though not at a highly competitive level of course. Flotillas are often used as an offensive measure, but they are great defensively for gold runners. If not for the possibility of an enemy gunship raking the gold runner by the bow and avoiding some or all of the flotilla's cannons, they would probably be on par with cancellers as the best defensive thing gold runners can have. (this is more likely to happen to the MS because the flotilla would be positioned farther from her bow area - but it could be fine since the MS can take more damage than the Monarca)

In my opinion, Zuan is actually the ace of this fleet. Revealing him at the right time could change how your opponent looks at this fleet. The Morning Star is somewhat slow, but the explorer helps a little with that. The nice thing about having 13 mobile cannons (flotillas plus MS guns) is that even though this is a gold-focused fleet, it can go on the offensive if needed. There's also a bit of unintentional zone control going on, between the flotillas and the potential for setting up forts, of which Spain has 3, the most of any faction.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 21, 2017 06:00 am
Modified on June 21, 2017 06:01 am
 
Darrin's Gold Race fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Darrin's Gold Race fleet" by darrin United States
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
The original fleet challenge thread has some of darrin's insights on this fleet.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 19, 2017 04:35 pm
 
HMS Clear Wind Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "HMS Clear Wind" by pirateaj14 United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
I thought it looked short when I first saw it, but this review covers the ship well. It's not a particularly great ship or something you'd want to spend a lot of points on, so there's not a ton of stuff to say. I find this ship boring because she's pretty much average in every way.

The special ability has never impressed me, and I've almost never used it or have been able to use it. I think it should have been on some crew as well, since it's hard to go out of your way to use it. It's a little more viable in large games where there are big battles between fleets, but it's still not an ability I'd seek out very much. However, it's nice that it would stack with other bonuses.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 18, 2017 09:25 am
 
Irishmen Unite! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Irishmen Unite!" by pirateaj14 United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
This is looking quite good now. If you wanted to make the build total a little more standard, you could swap Hartless for Aramis and take out the cannoneer, leaving you at 70 points total. Or, keep them both, put The Hag of Tortuga on the Selkie, and then add one more thing for a point.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 17, 2017 05:43 am
 
Potions and Brews Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Potions and Brews" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
xerecs United States
Avatar for xerecs
I'd lost the card for this UT, still have the coin, so now that I know what it does, I'm inclined to use it.....

Nice little review, short and simple. Plenty of info on the Treasure and how best to use it.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 16, 2017 09:50 am
 
Irishmen Unite! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Irishmen Unite!" by pirateaj14 United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben
Nice first fleet! I like how you stuck to your theme. I think the fleet has decent gold acquisition capability, with cargo space open on both of the gunships. The CF would be especially good at stealing gold from enemy runners, while the Selkie could perhaps escort the Shamrock with her equivalent speed and pick up any scraps.

The biggest problem is actually Lafontaine:


quote from The Pirate Code:
Placing Crew
-A zero-point crewmember can be assigned only to a ship of its own nationality. Whether or not some other ability would allow that crew to use its abilities on another ship is irrelevant.


Also, don't worry about having explorers on every gold ship - they're not always needed to make a ship effective at getting gold, and oftentimes a helmsman will be as good or better.

~~~~~

Check out my fansite at Pirates with Ben!
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 15, 2017 08:55 pm
 
Irishmen Unite! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Irishmen Unite!" by pirateaj14 United States send message
pirateaj14 United States
Avatar for pirateaj14
Thanks for the input! I honestly didn't know that the banshee was part of Irish mythology so thanks for that note. I agree with the BC being part of it and an explorer on the Shamrock probably would've worked too.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 15, 2017 08:37 pm
 
Irishmen Unite! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Irishmen Unite!" by pirateaj14 United States send message
xerecs United States
Avatar for xerecs
Not a bad fleet. I fee like the Celtic Fury (CF) would have some trouble maneuvering, given her size, and also getting most or all of her cannons in range. She could in a pinch help the Shamrock run gold, as her Dories Keyword will allow her to unload gold at your HI if she's within S of it (provided you have her linked crew--O'Brien--aboard).

The Shamrock is a nice ship with a good ability, but I feel that she'll need help gathering gold. You could fill up the rest of your 70 point limit with the Longshanks, who at 6 points nets you a very good two way ship. Toss on a +5 to build total to give her or one of your other ships some help.

If you want to stick to the Irish theme, you could consider adding either Banshee's Cry or Banshee's Wail. I personally would add the Cry, since you can fit her in with the Longshanks and a +5 crew. Or just use the Cry to fill out the last 6 points along with some explorers which I highly recommend, no gold ship should be without one.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 15, 2017 05:10 pm
 
200 points of UPS..... Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "200 points of UPS....." by xerecs United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
Avatar for a7xfanben

quote from xerecs:

The game was actually closer than I thought it would be. The person I played had a combat heavy fleet, with decked out Grand Temple and used three of our custom ships. I managed a win, but it did go as smoothly as I thought it would. The Wench found Natives at her second island, and was frozen for 4 turns. The Apollo managed to play guard for a while, dismasting the Grand Temple and La Triuumph before being sunk by a combination of La Fuega and Harbinger.


The Customs used by my opponent were:

Glorie
La Triumph
La Fuega

All of their stats should be in the Organized thread or in the Return of Davy Jones spreadsheet, available here.


Nice to know. Negative UT's can be really nasty. I do have a general memory of those customs. Ironically Spragge's ship is HMS Triumph.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 14, 2017 11:42 am
 
200 points of UPS..... Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "200 points of UPS....." by xerecs United States send message
xerecs United States
Avatar for xerecs
The game was actually closer than I thought it would be. The person I played had a combat heavy fleet, with decked out Grand Temple and used three of our custom ships. I managed a win, but it did go as smoothly as I thought it would. The Wench found Natives at her second island, and was frozen for 4 turns. The Apollo managed to play guard for a while, dismasting the Grand Temple and La Triuumph before being sunk by a combination of La Fuega and Harbinger.


The Customs used by my opponent were:

Glorie
La Triumph
La Fuega

All of their stats should be in the Organized thread or in the Return of Davy Jones spreadsheet, available here.
Back to top
Report content icon
Posted: June 14, 2017 11:38 am
 
Page 1 of 563 Pages: [1]  2  3  4  5  6  ...>>   Next


search for a miniature | miniatures you have | miniatures you want | look for trades
your messages | references | miniature reviews | forums
affiliates | links | advertise with us | help



Search:  

dish network woodbridge connecticut