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Santo Columba Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Santo Columba" by volt United States send message
woelf Premium Member United States
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This really is an overlooked ship that deserves more action than it gets. I was glad to have pulled it as one my ships in the sealed draft challenge.


One thing that's interesting about facing Cancelers with this ship, is that if you have a Captain and can get close enough it gives them a very difficult choice to make:

1) If they block the S-boarding, they have to face the wrath of your cannons.

2) If they ignore the S-boarding and go after your Captain instead, they have to deal with the S-boarding, which could take out the Canceler or possibly some other even more valuable crew.

Either way, if you get in close enough to ram they'll have the standard boarding to face too.

It's especially nasty when you've got one of the capturing crew like Barbarossa aboard, but even the ordinary boardings can really start to hurt when you get hit repeatedly.
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Posted: July 22, 2014 06:01 pm
 
Cody's Sealed Pack Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Cody's Sealed Pack Fleet" by codyscheer United States send message
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Wow, this was a really good pull. The best generic crew pull anyway. I would have found a way to use the Hoard for sure, it is one of the most flexible ships out there.
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Posted: July 21, 2014 06:19 pm
 
Missed Classical Reference-CPC Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Missed Classical Reference-CPC" by cannonfury United States send message
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quote from woelf:

Just checking - you are aware that doubling up the Musketeers on one ship does you no good, right?

Even though nationality restrictions are lifted for a sealed game, the no-stacking rule still applies.


Yes I am, the second musketeer is there because I had some points left over and provided protection for the first musketeer in cases of boarding or crew killers. The musketeer is what allows me to hopefully have a decent amount of cannons to fire off in case I have to engage a ship with a captain that gets the first shot.
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Posted: July 21, 2014 04:27 pm
 
DAKMOR SPC Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "DAKMOR SPC" by dakmor Miembro Premium United States send message
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This looks great considering that you didn't get any crew. Would you mind posting your final pulls?
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Posted: July 21, 2014 03:12 pm
 
Cody's Sealed Pack Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Cody's Sealed Pack Fleet" by codyscheer United States send message
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Nice pulls! Crazy that you got both the Tiger's Eye and the Hoard, two of the best runners in the game, not to mention having the best three generic crew all in one pack!

As for the Hoard, I can see that she costs 12 points rather than the 11 of the Greed's Hammer, so it would be tough to include both her and the Eye (especially since the Serapis needs a helmsman).
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Posted: July 21, 2014 03:07 pm
 
Missed Classical Reference-CPC Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Missed Classical Reference-CPC" by cannonfury United States send message
woelf Premium Member United States
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Just checking - you are aware that doubling up the Musketeers on one ship does you no good, right?

Even though nationality restrictions are lifted for a sealed game, the no-stacking rule still applies.
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Posted: July 21, 2014 07:52 am
 
Cody's Sealed Pack Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Cody's Sealed Pack Fleet" by codyscheer United States send message
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With no one else pulling Tiger's Eye up until now I was starting to think it was one of those "God" ships that had been excluded from the set. It's one of the best ships in the game in general, and in this restricted format it'll be nearly untouchable.



Make sure your final description includes explanations for everything you left out, because I'm *extremely* curious to find out how Neptune's Hoard didn't make the cut.
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Posted: July 21, 2014 07:44 am
 
Phymatine's SPFC Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Phymatine's SPFC Fleet" by phymatine United States send message
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I think he is too. If not, he could have picked a ship with better cannons.
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Posted: July 20, 2014 10:28 pm
 
Missed Classical Reference-CPC Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Missed Classical Reference-CPC" by cannonfury United States send message
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quote from a7xfanben:

I like the look of this fleet. Would you care to explain why you didn't go with the Intrepid crewed with either two musketeers or John Paul Jones?


Totally forgot to mention that part, even though it was one of the harder choices I made. I'll edit that it so everyone can see.
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Posted: July 20, 2014 01:56 pm
 
SPFC Entry - A Decent Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "SPFC Entry - A Decent Fleet" by brettb45 United States send message
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Man, two explorers is nice lol. Have to agree, this is going to be tough to beat.
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Posted: July 20, 2014 08:46 am
 
Phymatine's SPFC Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Phymatine's SPFC Fleet" by phymatine United States send message
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quote from captain_vendari:

I don't think Smokepot Specialist does what you think it does; according to the Pirate Code, the fog bank can't be placed so that it touches any game piece. So, while the Black Cat won't be able to ide within the fog bank, she will be able to hide behind it.


I think he's referring to the reverse captain ability. The Cat shoots out a smoke bank, and then sails into it after the shoot action.
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Posted: July 20, 2014 07:00 am
 
Missed Classical Reference-CPC Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Missed Classical Reference-CPC" by cannonfury United States send message
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I like the look of this fleet. Would you care to explain why you didn't go with the Intrepid crewed with either two musketeers or John Paul Jones?
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Posted: July 20, 2014 06:54 am
 
Phymatine's SPFC Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Phymatine's SPFC Fleet" by phymatine United States send message
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I don't think Smokepot Specialist does what you think it does; according to the Pirate Code, the fog bank can't be placed so that it touches any game piece. So, while the Black Cat won't be able to ide within the fog bank, she will be able to hide behind it.
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Posted: July 20, 2014 06:51 am
 
SPFC Entry - A Decent Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "SPFC Entry - A Decent Fleet" by brettb45 United States send message
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I thought my fleet was going to have a hard time against woelf or a7x. But this is just going to completely destroy my chances of winning this thing.
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Posted: July 19, 2014 10:27 pm
 
Sealed With a Boarding Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Sealed With a Boarding" by woelf Miembro Premium United States send message
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Depending on your rolls, this fleet could be killer. Even if you roll poorly it is pretty solid.
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Posted: July 19, 2014 12:09 pm
 
SPFC Entry - A Decent Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "SPFC Entry - A Decent Fleet" by brettb45 United States send message
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Thanks Woelf! It helps when you get a nice pull.
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Posted: July 19, 2014 11:58 am
 
NotAlwaysYou SEALED Pack Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "NotAlwaysYou SEALED Pack Fleet" by notalwaysyou United States send message
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This fleet should be a strong contender.

Montezuma is a bit small, but both of those runners are great. Hades' Flame will be nearly untouchable.
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Posted: July 19, 2014 11:50 am
 
SPFC Entry - A Decent Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "SPFC Entry - A Decent Fleet" by brettb45 United States send message
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"Decent" is quite the understatement. This is the fleet to beat.

Two great runners with Explorers are a huge advantage on their own, but the loaded HMS Granville is what puts this way over the top. Throwing Becalmed in there too is like salt in the wound.
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Posted: July 19, 2014 11:41 am
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HMS Gibraltar Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "HMS Gibraltar" by phymatine United States send message
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I actually did turn this ship into a fighter for a 5 man game. I equipped it with Blake and a helmsman; now that there is a Lord Mycron, I used him (on another ship) instead of Myngs. It was AWESOME. I eliminated 14 masts, including sinking the USS Stephens in a single turn (double-action). One of the most fun ship/crew combos I've ever played.
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Posted: July 18, 2014 09:27 pm
 
English Mycron Build Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "English Mycron Build" by captain_vendari United States send message
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I think if I were to enter this fleet into a tournament, I'd replace Thomas Gunn with generic Captain and Helmsman. The HMS Apollo really doesn't need the extra space, and the more diverse a crew, the better to counter boarding and Grape Shot.
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Posted: July 17, 2014 11:13 am
 
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