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Banshee's Cry

Miniature text:

This ship cannot shoot when she carries treasure.

  • Collector's Number: 013
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 3
  • Cargo Space: 4
  • Base Move: L+L
  • Cannons: 5S
  • Number of Masts: 1
Banshee's Cry
written by wapcaplets Premium Member LV58
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General description:
Probably the most playable ship in the whole game. I find it hard not to put in any fleet I put out there.

Uses:
Banshee's Cry is the perfect little gold runner. It's drawback is practically non-existant. Anyone who would send a ship like Banshee's Cry into combat needs their head read. ;)

Strategies and game play:
Only use this ship to run for gold. It's got the second-fastest base movement possible at L+L and cargo of 4; what else would you use it for?

Combos with other miniatures:
Banshee's Cry is a 3-point ship, which is tailor-made for a Helmsman & Explorer. In a fleet with Jean Laffite and a little bit of luck you can make it to an island & back on your first turn if you maneuver carefully.

Ways to counteract it:
Shoot it once and it's dead in the water like all 1-masters. You gotta catch it first, though. Easier said than done if it's moving L+L+S with a Helmsman.

Strengths/Pros:
Fast move, lotsa cargo.

Weaknesses/Cons:
Practically defenseless but, like I said, anyone putting Banshee's Cry in a dog-fight is crazy.

Artwork and aesthetics:
Since it's part of "Revolution" the artwork on the ship itself is distinct from previous sets.

Overall rating:
Gotta give this one a 10. There's no reason not to spend 3 points on Banshee's Cry.

 

Modified on January 11, 2011 05:49 am



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ironhammer22
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Subject:    Posted: November 16, 2005 10:40 am Reply with quote Report content icon

A great little ship to start the reviews with.I use every time in my pirate fleet and it nearly always get the job done.Watch out for the Fancy,she will get you with her double range cannon and good move.
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piratetrader
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Subject: Awesome   Posted: January 29, 2006 03:58 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I always use Banchee's Cry as part of my fleet in every game I play!
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mk_ultra71
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Subject:    Posted: March 23, 2006 10:47 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Too good a deal not to include it in every (just about) build.
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dholub1
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Subject: Gold Running Mainstay   Posted: March 5, 2010 06:18 am Reply with quote Report content icon

As mentioned many times before, a great little ship. Worth getting a couple of extra copies of if you play it a lot. Eventually, the little guy is going to break down from overuse. Very Good Review, right to the point.
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lordstu
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Subject:    Posted: March 5, 2010 02:39 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Frankly, I found this review lacking in several different areas:

1)No mention was made of Navigators and/or Trade Currents and how the BC could be made even speedier by using them.

2)Mysterious Islands were also "mysteriously" left out of the equation, which is a serious lapse, as there are several different ones which can have an impact on the Cry's gold-gathering capability.

3)Odin's Revenge is a counteract that absolutely had to be mentioned as being most useful against the Banshee's Cry.

4)Sea Dragons should also have been included with the counteracts, as well as Native Canoes and ships like the San Cristobal.

And that's just a start, not even mentioning how the English and French have been bolstered by Mycron and Deleflote, and so on...So, overall, I'm going to have to go with dude12 and pandaboy, and say this review was not very informative - "Good Try", though!
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notalwaysyou
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Subject:    Posted: November 9, 2010 02:28 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

@Lordstu?
Check the date that the 1st post was... 2005. Those additions to the game didn't exist yet.
Just an fyi to check the date before you post.
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moogaffy
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Subject:    Posted: January 10, 2011 09:15 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Lordstu?

The guys who posted the the first comments are no longer on Miniature Trading. Also I think your vote was a bit low. I believe Pirates CSG came out
a year earlier. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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lordstu
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Subject:    Posted: January 11, 2011 04:49 am Reply with quote Report content icon


quote from notalwaysyou:

@Lordstu?
Check the date that the 1st post was... 2005. Those additions to the game didn't exist yet.
Just an fyi to check the date before you post.


I don't remember for sure, but I believe I was trying to make a point about dredging up old reviews, hence I included references to a lot of things that have been added to the game since the review was first written. I will admit that there are some reviews here that are "timeless", and it's nobody's fault, but this obviously was not one of them and it might have been better left at the bottom of the pile - besides, it wasn't often I got to agree with dude12, so it was nice for a change.
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woelf Premium Member
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Subject:    Posted: January 11, 2011 05:49 am Reply with quote Report content icon


quote from lordstu:

I don't remember for sure, but I believe I was trying to make a point about dredging up old reviews, hence I included references to a lot of things that have been added to the game since the review was first written.

This one got dragged up again? I guess I might as well vote on it this time...


Even if you ignore all the things that were added to the game after this was first written, it's still very light on information and really only covers the absolute basics. A solid 3 for its time, but much lower now.
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