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Otra flota española Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Otra flota española" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
a7xfanben United States
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quote from submariner96:
I don't know about that, while mermaids is powerful, its not impossible to build a low crew fleet & thus leave them with few good targets, in addition I would say that favor of the gods basically exists to counter becalmed & mermaids so it's really not too much of a big deal, IMO


True, they're not COMPLETELY unfair, but they can be game-breaking. They mainly created Favor of the Gods to counter Mermaids.


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Everyone knows how much of a fun-killer Mermaids can be, and how quickly it can tarnish an otherwise good game. Few, if any, other individual gamepieces have ever had such a significant effect on the game as a whole, and unfortunately in this case it's a very negative one. Favor of the Gods helped to reduce it somewhat, but when you're essentially required to include a specific item in every single fleet purely to counteract one other specific item, something has clearly gone wrong.
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Posted: November 22, 2014 03:44 pm
 
Otra flota española Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Otra flota española" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
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On the other hand, I consider Mermaids to be one of only two unofficially banned pieces (along with Favor of the Gods). For that reason, I would put a captain on the Algeciras. It's fun to see her without one, though, since that setup is almost universal.


I don't know about that, while mermaids is powerful, its not impossible to build a low crew fleet & thus leave them with few good targets, in addition I would say that favor of the gods basically exists to counter becalmed & mermaids so it's really not too much of a big deal, IMO
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Posted: November 22, 2014 08:33 am
 
Morning Star Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature "Morning Star"
woelf Premium Member United States
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9 points for a 5(!) masted treasure runner with 6 cargo and S+S movement? It's by far the best of the Morning Stars, and a really great runner in general.
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Posted: November 21, 2014 08:18 am
 
Otra flota española Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Otra flota española" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
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I don't have all the pieces for this fleet but it would be interesting to see how it would do. If I didn't have so much planned for January I might play it. I'm intrigued by the idea of using the Algeciras as a scout ship, and having each of the canoes get +S from a trade current.

On the other hand, I consider Mermaids to be one of only two unofficially banned pieces (along with Favor of the Gods). For that reason, I would put a captain on the Algeciras. It's fun to see her without one, though, since that setup is almost universal.
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Posted: November 20, 2014 02:25 pm
 
Executioner Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Executioner" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
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Your not allowed to link it, that's cheating! (Psst, how do you even do that?)


Copy the url address of the web page, and then click the "URL" button on the top right of the posting screen.

link text

Paste the link after the = sign and then replace "link text" with whatever you want to appear on the forum ("Me too!"). You can quote my post to see what it looks like.
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Posted: November 20, 2014 02:18 pm
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USS Morning Star Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature "USS Morning Star"
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After such a history, this is really quite a disapointing end.
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Posted: November 20, 2014 04:42 am
 
Morning Star Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature "Morning Star"
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This ship has changed hands yet again, but what a waste! Turning it into a treasure runner.
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Posted: November 20, 2014 04:41 am
 
Morning Star Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature "Morning Star"
submariner96 United Kingdom
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oh ho ho! captured again! The pirates have her now, but for how long?
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Posted: November 20, 2014 04:38 am
 
Morning Star Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature "Morning Star"
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expected to bring the English quick victory
I guess some expectations were not met XD
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Posted: November 20, 2014 04:36 am
 
HMS Morning Star Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature "HMS Morning Star"
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expected to bring the English quick victory
I guess some expectations were not met XD
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Posted: November 20, 2014 04:31 am
 
Otra flota española Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Otra flota española" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
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Fleet fixed, changes made. Could I get some votes?
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Posted: November 20, 2014 03:53 am
 
Dual wielding 5 masters! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Dual wielding 5 masters!" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
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quote from a7xfanben:


quote from submariner96:
Aberdeen barron


*Baron




It's also nice to see the names of nations and ships capitalized.

Fixed, can I possibly get a vote now?
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Posted: November 20, 2014 03:51 am
 
USS Kettering - Deadly weapon Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "USS Kettering - Deadly weapon" by a7xfanben United States send message
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An interesting fleet, it's nice to see use of multiple flotilla and one of the non viking longboats in one fleet!
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Posted: November 20, 2014 03:44 am
 
Executioner Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Executioner" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
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quote from submariner96:
Thanks for the 5, oh & if you like El Algeciras then what I used it for in a recent fleet "otra flota espaƱola" may interest you... "Obvious plug "


Me too!

You have too many spelling errors in your text. Please run the spell checker and fix the errors.


Your not allowed to link it, that's cheating! (Psst, how do you even do that?)
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Posted: November 20, 2014 03:34 am
 
500 point English fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "500 point English fleet" by a7xfanben United States send message
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One thing I do always find interesting with high-point builds like this is how frequently players still bother with using the 0LR+5 crew like Bratley. In a 40-point game those extra 5 points are a pretty big addition (+12.5% of the total), but when you push up to 500 points it becomes a tiny drop in a big bucket (only 1%).

I'd think you would be getting a heck of a lot more value out of a 0LR-Reroller (Owen), especially if you coupled him with Morgan or Myngs to increase how often you can pick up the extra action.


I saw this when you posted it but I was just reminded of it. You have a good point. However, it depends on how you use the five extra points. For five points I can get a reroller and a helmsman, rather than just a reroller. Granted, the reroller won't link and therefore essentially not take up a cargo space, but I'll certainly trade that for an extra helmsman (or navigator, equipment, etc.).
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Posted: November 19, 2014 05:39 pm
 
Dual wielding 5 masters! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Dual wielding 5 masters!" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
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Aberdeen barron


*Baron




It's also nice to see the names of nations and ships capitalized.
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Posted: November 19, 2014 05:31 pm
 
Barbary Corsair madness Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Barbary Corsair madness" by a7xfanben United States send message
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They add almost nothing to the overall cost of the ship (1 point, at most), but they still apply toward boarding and getting shot at. That means in the case of Fire Djinn, it's like having a 3-mast ship that gets the +1 to boarding and ignores the first hit abilities for free. You can use them to launch Smokepots too.


I never would of thought of that! I do vaguely remember hearing something about using rank-6 cannons with a smokepot, probably in some fog-hopping or reverse captain fleet.
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Posted: November 19, 2014 05:26 pm
 
Executioner Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Executioner" by submariner96 United Kingdom send message
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quote from submariner96:
Thanks for the 5, oh & if you like El Algeciras then what I used it for in a recent fleet "otra flota espaƱola" may interest you... "Obvious plug "


Me too!

You have too many spelling errors in your text. Please run the spell checker and fix the errors.
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Posted: November 19, 2014 05:24 pm
 
Administrator Scott Bratley Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature "Administrator Scott Bratley"
woelf Premium Member United States
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I agree. After Captains, Explorers, and Helmsmen (in that order), Cancelers are the best crew in the game.

Getting an extra 5 points in a 40-point game is pretty nice, but is hardly essential, and as the build total goes up those extra points amount to less and less. By the time you get to 80, 100, or even higher that +5 is just a drop in the bucket, and more often than not you could save much more than 5 points just by choosing different ships or shuffling around crew a bit.

Cancelers give you an advantage at almost every stage in the game. There's nothing like stopping a monster gunship dead in its tracks and then disabling its defenses moments later when you open fire, especially when your opponent didn't see it coming. Yanking that annoying submarine or sea monster to the surface is fun, and there are numerous other good uses too.
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Posted: November 19, 2014 09:52 am
 
HMS Dreadnought Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "HMS Dreadnought" by captain_nemo United States
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Another great review nemo, wish you'd return to this site.
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Posted: November 19, 2014 08:50 am
 
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