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miniature review Bloody Jewel: Often overlooked gold runner

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Bloody Jewel

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American ships get +1 to their cannon rolls against this ship.

  • Collector's Number: 008
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 6
  • Cargo Space: 5
  • Base Move: S+L
  • Cannons: 3L-3S
  • Number of Masts: 2
Bloody Jewel
Often overlooked gold runner

written by wapcaplets Premium Member LV57
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General description:
The Bloody Jewel isn't a ship that is always foremost in people's minds when they think of gold runners but it's definitely worth considering.

Uses:
This ship is best used as a gold runner but it's not a total pushover in the gun department, either. Not a candidate for a Captain but it can shoot at long range and will probably take a mast or two off any ship that it can survive one salvo against.

Strategies and game play:
With it's enormous 5 cargo spaces this ship is made for haulin' home the booty (as in gold, not... other things).

Combos with other miniatures:
Since this ship has 5 cargo spaces putting the standard Helmsman/Explorer combo gives you the possibility of leaving an island with all four gold once you do the Helsman/Explorer shuffle.

Ways to counteract it:
With only 2 masts and no schooner-like ability it's subject to the ol' pin-n-shoot.

Strengths/Pros:
- Decent base move
- Gigantic cargo hold for a 2-masted ship

Weaknesses/Cons:
- Americans get cannon bonuses

Artwork and aesthetics:
The blood-red art on this ship is really cool and pretty much unique.

Overall rating:
I rank the Bloody Jewel at a 7. Not something for every fleet but a great draw for sealed or draft.

 

Modified on February 26, 2011 08:15 pm



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knomlic
United States

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Subject: It killed me   Posted: September 8, 2006 01:42 am Reply with quote Report content icon

For her points in a game, this is a really hard one for me to pass on. I used her on my first game as a gold runner with the gargantuane and 4 mast scooner and did very well with it as a gold runner. I know it is a mixed matched group, but just learning. I rate this ship very well in my opinion. Thanks for the info/thoughts on it.
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treschonde
United States

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Subject:    Posted: October 3, 2006 06:41 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I've used the Bloody Jewel in almost every treasure running fleet I've ever built! She be a fine ship, matey.
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syrinx
United States

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Subject:    Posted: October 4, 2006 08:16 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

"Often overlooked gold runner"??

Really?!? Personally I would label it:

"A Top 5 gold runner that you should always keep in mind!"

For a standard 40-point game, aside from the Banshee's Cry and La Bon Marin, this is probably my favorite gold hauler to play. In a very affordable 9-point package you get L+S+S movement to and from a wild island, with all 4 gold on board (using the aforementioned HM/Exp shuffle) for the return trip.

Oh yeah, and the paint job is top notch!

Syrinx’s Rating: 8.5
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algorab
Italy

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Subject:    Posted: September 9, 2007 04:53 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Syrinx is right, Bloody Jewel deserved a better treatment...
Good review for pointing her out, but average marks for undervaluing her.

Still I'd like to see some more Kapnkrunch's reviews...
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maciver
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Subject:    Posted: February 26, 2011 08:15 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I personally would rate the Bloody Jewel a 10 for the ship itself. On the otherhand, I would give you a 5 vote for reviewing such an exellent gold runner, but you completely underestamated. In some games we allow duplicates. So I if could, I said if, I could throw in a 60pt game, 10 Bloody Jewels. Have fun with that, (If only you could really do that)
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