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RB vs TC; RedBeards Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "RB vs TC; RedBeards Fleet" by the_cut United States send message
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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 send message
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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 send message
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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 send message
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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 send message
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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 send message
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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 send message
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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 send message
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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
 
......... Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "........." by the_cut United States send message
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The Cut vs Redbeard, war of the Adriatic Sea: 98 pts 10 islands(8 wild/2 home) 3 matches on the 30th then 6 in the next 5 days. Home rule #1: official rules of zero point crew not observed.(crew of any nationality can harbor zero pt crew)
#2: hms Alexander will be treated as 1 point more ship

Redbeard is France's biggest supporter in the Adriatic Sea. Never without the La Ville De Paris, Redbeard patrols the rich sea aggressively with plenty of defecting pirate ships ready to prove themselves to the iron grip of France and anyone who will hunt down the pirate scourge depleting the rich resources from the crown.

The Cut is Redbeards biggest nemesis, for years the two have fought for the rich resources of the Adriatic Sea. Rarely without the La Victoire(The prized ship stolen from Redbeard and the crown), The Cut robs the sea for all the riches he can. C
The contant flux of french ships willing to join the relentless pirate chokehold leaves The Cut with plenty of ships at his command. Often seen with Spanish ships. Redbeard just thinks they have defected but the truth is Spain is secretly in bed with the pirates to insure Spain holds what tiny portions of the sea she has.


Nice writeup, I assume 98 pts means 98 total gold in play?

I don't play many games this small, but this looks like a good fleet for 10 points.
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Posted: March 29, 2018 04:49 pm
 
12 boats/40* points Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "12 boats/40* points" by dakmor United States send message
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This fleet has won the 16 fleet game!!
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Posted: February 11, 2018 07:31 pm
 
100pt British Gold Rush Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "100pt British Gold Rush" by repkosai Miembro Premium United States send message
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From the title I thought you were going with 100% gold runners, which would be quite interesting given the faction. Even without that being the case however, I'd say this is quite a unique English fleet. Partly due to the ships and crew setups used, but even more so because everyone you face will expect a 4+ mast gunship at 100 points with pure-faction English.

The Honu Iki is fast and effective; I'd rather have Rothschild on a ship with at least one more cargo (2 coins at a time can slow overall gold-running efforts, though getting the highest values can work out very well if you get a good distribution) but it's definitely a pleasant surprise to see a crew setup I've never seen like that. In fact I'm not a big fan of Rothschild's ability costing 3 points, but I guess it's too late to complain to Wizkids. XD

The Gibraltar has a great setup and is likely the overall most effective ship here. Almost unlimited options: fighting, getting gold, raiding gold from HI's, or stealing gold from enemy gold runners. And likely at least two of the above in any given game!

I love how disposable the Ark Royal is; just let rip with BA and hope for the best. XD

I understand if you don't have Sir Christopher Myngs , but I'd take him on the Resistance instead of Chads so you could have a helmsman too. When you don't get the SAT moving L will likely be painful, especially if you can't support the duo of much faster but fragile runners. Mycron may have to bail her out more than you'd like.

Minerva's not a very good ship but filling out the points doesn't usually result in a star of the fleet.

Solid job though; I'm not sure how well it would perform at this point level, but the creativity bumps it to a 4.
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Posted: February 10, 2018 06:27 am
 
Hades' Realm Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Hades' Realm" by godmason United States send message
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Solid review, but I think Mr. Fantasma should be mentioned. Sammy is decent but I'd MUCH rather get El Fantasma as a sac captain for a point less. With him, a helmsman, and 3 oarsmen, you can zip around at S+L+S x2 with up to 8 shots. I think this version is another decent option, especially since Eternal may kick in early in the game since the HR may get to a battle and be disposed of quickly.

I understand you like to keep cargo high and try to maximize certain stats, but a brutally effective sac setup can often still be the best combo for certain ships. In this case the above combo would only run you 23 points, coming in at a lower cost than the setup with Griffin. I think you need to win or be beat by sac stuff so you can understand how good it is.

In fact, I don't think I'd ever go out of my way to use that version of Sammy unless I was specifically targeting a hybrid role. I'd rather just take captain and helmsman for 1 less point, skip the waste of points that Fear will likely be, and still have 2 cargo spaces open which is decent. The high speed still depends on the captain being alive, so it's good to keep in mind stuff that knocks out crew, and boarding of course.

It's a niche option, but this ship is a decent spot for the Sargasso Nightmare if you're using that with quick sea monsters or a double boost strategy like I enjoy employing. The high overall speed can help you keep pace with the beasts, something my beloved Serpent's Fang can have trouble with.
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Posted: January 27, 2018 08:51 pm
 
All your crew are belong to us Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "All your crew are belong to us" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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I can't rate this because I don't have experience with games this big, but it's well-conceived. Have you considered using Wraith in this fleet to catch crew that are eliminated?


Nah, this one was solely about the 8 point possession ability. Besides, I already have a fleet like that.
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Posted: January 23, 2018 07:49 pm
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In search of..... Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "In search of....." by xerecs United States send message
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This is the 2017 Fleet of the Year!
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Posted: January 20, 2018 06:58 am
 
Revenant Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Revenant" by repkosai Miembro Premium United States send message
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Yes, this is my first review on the site.


And a great start, for this has won the 2017 Miniature Review of the Year!
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Posted: January 20, 2018 06:56 am
 
HMS Grand Temple v 4.0 Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "HMS Grand Temple v 4.0" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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quote from manicdrake:

Wouldn't the flotilla decrease the base move of the temple to just s? I believe you would need the helmsman to increase it to s+s move, though I do like the idea of increasing its firepower I am not sure the limmjkted move is worth it.


Nope, that's only for towing derelicts, flotillas prevent the use of movement bonuses but the base move is unaffected.
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Posted: January 16, 2018 04:49 pm
 
Delusion fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Delusion fleet" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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Small blurb aside, this certainly looks formidable.... Fiore provides a nice source of cancelling, and the combo with Nemo and Ozat is sure to cause problems for opponents. However, keep in mind that S-Board happens before a shoot action, so you'd be initiating a board against completely healthy ship. You still should win the board, and then you can open up with your cannons.

Perhaps as an experiment you could run this same fleet, but make only one change, swap the versions of Jones you use. With the Copier Jones you can copy the ability of the Fallen Angel and be even more of a pest to enemies. Conversely you could grab something from your enemies with that ability to use against them.


Good thought about the other DJ. Both of those things didn't occur to me when building this fleet back then, since I think I had S-boarding happen at any time during the move action (including at the end of the move-and-shoot), and I didn't have the other version of DJ at that point.
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Posted: January 15, 2018 05:44 am
 
Cursed Turtles Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Cursed Turtles" by cursedfan99 United States
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I'll be honest, I don't see this fleet doing well at all in deathmatches or regular games at this point level. I understand it's a novelty/clone fleet (use all Cursed turtle ships).
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Posted: January 11, 2018 03:59 pm
 
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