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Sleigh

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Joysides Attack (This ship's cannons have a range of 6L and they can shoot only when she has treasure aboard. When this ship successfully hits a target ship, instead of losing a mast, the target's crew are identified as good boys and girls. Place one of this ship's treasure tokens aboard the target if the target has available cargo capacity. Until the target unloads this treasure, she may be given only move actions to dock at the nearest island. When the traget docks, roll one d6. The Target must spend that number of turns there in joyous revelry).

This ship cannot be shot at, and she cannot sink. She begins the game fully loaded with treasure from her controller's collection. Her base move becomes 6L when she has no available cargo capacity.

Link: Captain Whitebeard.

  • Collector's Number: HH05a
  • Faction Affiliation: Whitebeard's Raiders
  • Rarity: PR
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 25
  • Cargo Space: 10
  • Base Move: L+L+L
  • Cannons: 2L-2L-2L-2L
  • Number of Masts: 4
Sleigh
Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus...

written by wapcaplets Premium Member LV58
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General description:
This is quite possibly the coolest promotional ship I've ever seen. For those who don't know, this ship was part of a ship/crew combo with Captain Whitebeard that was given to WizKids envoys as a "thank you" during the Christmas season of 2005.

Uses:
The stats and abilities of this ship are totally out of balance, game-wise, but they're meant as a good-natured joke. As an envoy, I find this ship a great one to build scenarios around. It's something most people won't have and it will definitely come as a surprise to unsuspecting players!

Strategies and game play:
You don't really need a strategy with this ship because it's practically invincible. Monsieur LeNoir and Nemesio Diaz could theoretically turn off its ability for long enough to sink it but honestly... who's going to open fire on Santa Claus?

Combos with other miniatures:
If you're using the Sleigh without Captain Whitebeard go back to kindergarten, already.

Ways to counteract it:
Ability-cancelling crew could make this ship vulnerable.

Strengths/Pros:
- Capable of attaining "Ludicrous speed" at L+L+L
- Ability makes it practically invulnerable
- Joysides Attack is downright hilarious

Weaknesses/Cons:
None.

Artwork and aesthetics:
The Christmas lights and garlands are awesome. This is a truly unique-looking ship.

Overall rating:
This gets a 10 out of 10 from me for being the most fun addition to Pirates I can think of.

 

Modified on November 11, 2010 08:36 pm



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lilplasticboats
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Subject:    Posted: December 8, 2006 07:55 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

If I'm not mistaken, those are elves peeking out of the gun ports.
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ziotoo4
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Subject:    Posted: January 17, 2007 01:50 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

but it isn't right!!!!
this ship is practically invincible
i hope that her tournament status is unactive!!!!
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theswex
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Subject: Awesome ship   Posted: March 22, 2007 02:59 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Who cares if it isn't right. Still an awesome ship. I got one on the way from Ebay.
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joshua_hislop
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Subject:    Posted: September 7, 2009 01:04 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Very cool ship.

I'm going to challenge my cousin to a Pirates match on December 24th with this Ship and Whitebeard. A Gold Coin Every turn plus unlimited Cargo and Movement...

Joshua H.
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mastercommander
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Subject:    Posted: November 6, 2010 05:38 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I love this ship! Got it for $5 on ebay.
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dakmor
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Subject:    Posted: November 6, 2010 07:47 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

neat looking. thought about using it in special circumstances, liek removing joysides and limiting the speed to just L+L.

but eh.

i still have 2 unopened packs left, so yeah. i wish rudolph was on the front of it though.

not sure how this got to be review of the week though...
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lordstu
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Subject:    Posted: November 7, 2010 05:30 am Reply with quote Report content icon


quote from dakmor:
not sure how this got to be review of the week though...


Pretty simple really...NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE VOTING ON NEW REVIEWS!!!

Okay, that's out of my system, now - I can't complain too loudly, as my Tiger review also benefited from the recent spate of voter-apathy.

Something I didn't really appreciate about the Sleigh is it can't actually do any damage, other than to ram(after which it would likely be pinned and left utterly helpless if a canceler is around), so these people who come up with uber-Sleigh fleets would seem to be barking up the wrong trees...Although I suppose she could be loaded up with nasty UT's, like Runes of Death, to be placed on the ships she fires at.
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dakmor
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Subject:    Posted: November 7, 2010 01:11 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

oh, you want more voting? pick a game thats in production. <-sarcasm

in the end its tournament illegal so, why even review it?
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captain_nemo
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Subject:    Posted: November 8, 2010 02:54 am Reply with quote Report content icon


quote from lordstu:


quote from dakmor:
not sure how this got to be review of the week though...


Pretty simple really...NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE VOTING ON NEW REVIEWS!!!

Okay, that's out of my system, now - I can't complain too loudly, as my Tiger review also benefited from the recent spate of voter-apathy.


Well, now my Dutchman review only needs one more vote--but it's at .11 lower than it was due to a four with no explanation why.

-Nemo
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timberwulfe
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Subject:    Posted: November 8, 2010 08:15 am Reply with quote Report content icon

hehehe.... does it's movement cause the ship to go plaid as well???

"Sleighball 1... IT'S GONE PLAID!!!!"
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