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Swiss Army Knife Englishmen Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Swiss Army Knife Englishmen" by pirateaj14 United States send message
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Also I missed this the first time, but the oarsman on the Europa would take up cargo space since the "takes up no cargo space" can't stack with Ismail.

Any thoughts on editing or testing this?
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Posted: June 15, 2018 04:41 pm
 
Americans V2! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Americans V2!" by xerecs United States
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I'd swap Richard out for a regular captain/helmsman/oarsman setup, allowing you to keep the FPS on the Blackwatch. No real need for an explorer on a Hoist keyword ship, so I'd put an oarsman on the Frontier instead.
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Posted: June 15, 2018 04:29 pm
 
My other tournament fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "My other tournament fleet" by tyty6293 United States send message
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This seems like a solid fleet overall, but using in a tournament could be asking for trouble. Depending on how competitive the tournament is of course. In my experience with competitive play, something like this is unlikely to do well - two of the ships only move L, and overall it's rather fragile without being exceptionally good at getting gold.

I think calling it a "tournament fleet" may be part of the reason for some of the low votes - if the voters are stacking this up against what they consider to be top tournament fleets, it makes the voting process a bit harsher due to the extreme competition this fleet will face. In a more casual game with less OP stuff to oppose it, it could do fine!
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Posted: June 10, 2018 02:29 pm
 
USS Kettering - Deadly Weapon Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "USS Kettering - Deadly Weapon" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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I made a video explaining this fleet!!
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Posted: June 2, 2018 12:26 pm
 
All Spanish on a Spanish Main Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "All Spanish on a Spanish Main" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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I played this fleet in a game; the battle report is also in the description.
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Posted: May 30, 2018 03:25 pm
 
Nemo Beckons Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Nemo Beckons" by godmason United States send message
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I think this has a serious chance of winning games if you swap Sammy the Skull with captain/helmsman/oarsman.
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Posted: May 16, 2018 06:09 pm
 
Pirate war Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Pirate war" by xerecs United States
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You could also sub out Portland for Jack Hawkins , bringing the fleet down to an even 90 points. With 3 of 4 ships moving S+S without any extra actions, the speed actually feels like more of a weakness than a strength. Bumping it to 100 points would solve that and allow for a more commonly used build total.
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Posted: May 12, 2018 07:15 am
 
TC ALPHA Fleet(mtch D1 D2 D3) Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "TC ALPHA Fleet(mtch D1 D2 D3)" by the_cut United States
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quote from xerecs:

No description hurts a little, since it seems this fleet is designed for some kind of tournament or series, which intrigues me. I'd like to know what your premise is for making this fleet, and adding a description (even a short one) would be good.


Indeed. @the_cut: Even a battle report in the description area would help people better understand this fleet and how it does, and make more votes/comments more likely.
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Posted: May 9, 2018 03:40 am
 
The Jades can use Calypso too! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "The Jades can use Calypso too!" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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quote from xerecs:

Seems like a solid concept. That it did well in it's test game speaks more about its potential effectiveness.

Unless you knew beforehand it would be very difficult to counter this fleet mid-game, I think. I'd like to see this matched up with some stiffer competition, perhaps you can run a solo game with this fleet and one of the Vassal Tournament fleets.


Personally I think it would be trounced against something that good, if it was one of the better fleets from those anyway. I didn't build it to win tournaments, but it did beat a fleet containing not just the Banshee's Cry, but the Hai Peng as well, so that's already pretty good competition.

Besides, I'd rather play CG4 than a solo 40 point game.

Thanks for the comment and vote though! I'm still excited about the concept even if it's not the most competitive fleet out there.
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Posted: May 9, 2018 03:37 am
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The Jades can use Calypso too! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "The Jades can use Calypso too!" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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This fleet just participated in its first game!
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Posted: May 4, 2018 04:06 pm
 
RB vs TC; RedBeards Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "RB vs TC; RedBeards Fleet" by the_cut United States
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so the limit is 1 reroller in any given fleet?
I want the games legal do you have link on rules I can use?


No, the Limit keyword specifically says you can only have one game piece in your fleet with that keyword. You can find all the rules files at the bottom of this page.
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Posted: April 7, 2018 01:21 pm
 
TC ALPHA Fleet(mtch D1 D2 D3) Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "TC ALPHA Fleet(mtch D1 D2 D3)" by the_cut United States
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My goldrunning will be "slow boat to China" but i think my flag ships should give them plenty of time. I prefer helmsmen with goldrunners but we see what happens


I think it looks very effective. I also prefer helmsmen on gold runners, especially over explorers if I have to choose between them.
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Posted: April 7, 2018 12:10 pm
 
TCvsRB match B1 B2 B3 B4 Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "TCvsRB match B1 B2 B3 B4" by the_cut United States
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Thanks, I appreciate your time. I'm guessing she can't go on La Victoire? Again thank you


Nope, only on a ship of her own nationality.
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Posted: April 5, 2018 03:26 pm
 
TCvsRB match B1 B2 B3 B4 Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "TCvsRB match B1 B2 B3 B4" by the_cut United States
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Sweet, thank you. What needs to change to be legal? I missed something... 4 matches played (3-0-1)


LaFontaine can't be assigned to the Black Swan since she is a 0 point crew.
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Posted: April 5, 2018 09:03 am
 
The CutvsRedbeard matchA1/A2 Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "The CutvsRedbeard matchA1/A2" by the_cut United States
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Looks effective, though not too difficult for that to be the case with such an all-star collection of ships and crew.
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Posted: April 5, 2018 08:30 am
 
TCvsRB match B1 B2 B3 B4 Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "TCvsRB match B1 B2 B3 B4" by the_cut United States
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This one looks very effective, and nearly legal under the normal rules.
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Posted: April 5, 2018 08:28 am
 
RB vs TC; RedBeards Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "RB vs TC; RedBeards Fleet" by the_cut United States
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It's difficult for me to give feedback and rate this because the lack of description/strategy and the different rules I don't use. 4 0LR rerollers in one fleet isn't how I play; Limit exists for a reason so you've got something similar to a 107 point fleet with the 3 additional rerollers. I also see 9 points worth of crew on the Alexander.

As-is, the fleet could do well with extra actions but I would want more cargo for gold at this point level.
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Posted: April 5, 2018 08:27 am
 
The Jades can use Calypso too! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "The Jades can use Calypso too!" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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This fleet looks like fun, I like it. How did you get V.Wind as Jade?mines Spanish. I want to try this fleet


Thanks! The original version of the Virtuous Wind is Jade Rebellion. Only later on in OE did the Spanish capture it for their faction.
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Posted: April 5, 2018 08:06 am
 
Swiss Army Knife Englishmen Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Swiss Army Knife Englishmen" by pirateaj14 United States send message
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It's decent, but I think of true hybrids (like HMS Dover , HMS Cumberland , HMS Gibraltar ) as more of a "Swiss army knife". The Europa and Algiers cost 20 points for 3 total cargo spaces, so I don't normally use either of them for gold.

The Titan is set up to be absolutely devastating, but I think the gold game could struggle. Also, the Algiers already has 2L cannons and you're only getting the world hater bonus on 2 cannons there (compared to 5 for the Titan, well worth it), so I'd rather see a captain/reroller like Lord Thomas Gunn on the Algiers (helping with the EA's) with the RotF HGold on the Titan.
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Posted: April 2, 2018 09:08 am
 
......... Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "........." by the_cut United States
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@a7xvanben , thanks for the props on write up.We have a campaign of sorts, I add flavor text to our matches.


Cool, campaign games are generally my favorite thing in Pirates CSG. Nice Foul Winds pun. XD
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Posted: April 1, 2018 07:49 am
 
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