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Spanish Fleet - DJC 40pt Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Spanish Fleet - DJC 40pt" by piratescott United States send message
a7xfanben Premium Member United States
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Is the Captain on the Cristal or Monte Cristo? I hope you save any fleets you submit here given the potential shutdown.

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Posted: September 2, 2018 06:46 am
 
All the canoes! Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "All the canoes!" by xerecs United States send message
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I would say the English canoes might be more expendable than the Pirate or French ones here, since their ability won't make much of a difference with almost no friendly ships to repair.

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Posted: August 30, 2018 02:02 pm
 
Rare Fleet Challenge - M&M Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Rare Fleet Challenge - M&M" by pirateaj14 Miembro Premium United States send message
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You have a need for speed, which I understand was a bit problematic in this challenge. However, why not use the final 2 points available on something like a English Letter of Marque or two? (or two different factions to hedge bets and have a better chance of one working) Even just putting some cheap rare stuff on your home island would be better than not using the points (could pick it up on a second trip for example). Haraden is exposed on the BR, but that ship could make a difference getting gold actually.

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Posted: August 28, 2018 06:17 am
 
Administrator Scott Bratley Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Administrator Scott Bratley" by j_w_darkhurst United States send message
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Fascinating story. I liked some of the twists and turns, especially with Wiley disappearing at the end. However I feel that this is more of a story than a review. You made passing mentions to things that Bratley could pair with but never really explored how he could interact with them. In short, not much of a review, but an excellent Pirates CSG Fan-fic.
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Posted: August 24, 2018 03:22 pm
 
Prospective pirate fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Prospective pirate fleet" by louissparks76 United States send message
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You've got some interesting crew setups here. I'd rather have a helmsman and oarsman on the Golden Medusa if she's going to catch enemy ships and potentially steal coins from HI's. Reroll is great, but it takes up a valuable cargo space (might want more than one coin) and isn't really serving a big purpose like rerolling for EA/SAT/etc. Calico Cat on the BC is also interesting, since that's not something you usually see. I like the idea (and it partially "excuses" the use of the OP ship), but SAT doesn't always work great on gold runners since without an explorer, you might get the roll at the "wrong" time and have it when you need an extra action instead. (such as when you're within docking distance of an island with one move action, but can move twice when you don't need to - or, you're exploring the island next turn, but certainly don't need to explore it twice)

Overall it's a good fleet. Quality is usually better than quantity, assuming you mean crew setup quality? Ships often need at least one crew to be effective, and gunships like more. In this case I think you've done pretty well in that regard, it's just that the setups on the GM and BC feel slightly disjointed considering their roles and what they'll be doing.

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Posted: August 19, 2018 07:08 am
 
80* Point Jade Rebellion Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "80* Point Jade Rebellion Fleet" by irishbandit89 United States send message
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This is quite impressive for the Jades at this point level. The GT is optimized, and it's cool to see two SAT crew in the same fleet here, especially with one on a ship that you wouldn't normally see him on.

I will say, I'd rather have the Virtuous Wind with a captain than the Divine Wind. The ability might work out sometimes, but I think more often the GT will take care of things herself and not leave much left over to "clean up". But I'm also sick of the VW being overused, so it's kinda cool to see her with no crew.

I am not at all surprised you beat an opponent that wasn't using much crew. That has been the case in some of my games, especially against newer players. (I try to advise them to use captains and helmsmen a lot, but sometimes they still have a random ship moving just L or a gunship without enough crew, and it just cripples the fleet)

A bit more in the description might help, especially with any potential battle reports.

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Posted: August 9, 2018 03:02 pm
 
small 40 point french Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "small 40 point french" by louissparks76 United States send message
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Sounds like a fun and interesting game you had there! You could post it in the Battle Reports thread as well.

I like how you made sure to capture opposing ships, a lot of people seem trigger happy to sink everything when it's often not the optimal thing to do.

As for the fleet, it's a solid simple one. Since speed trumps just about everything in this game, I would prefer a helmsman over the cannoneer. Since the Felicite is the slowest, you could consider putting the helmsman on her to make her more of an effective hybrid type ship. You're also at 39 points, so the final point would be put to good use with either an explorer on the Courageux, or an oarsman somewhere (if the Belle ends up with just her captain aboard, I would put the oarsman there for insurance).

Solid start, a tiny bit more optimizing and it would be even better!

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Posted: August 2, 2018 06:18 am
 
Bonhomme test 2 Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Bonhomme test 2" by kilo United States send message
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Currently this is not quite a legal fleet - it gets difficult with Ruth Lee's subtractions.

19 points of crew before Ruth Lee's 2 = 21 total points. Then Lee subtracts a point from the other 4, so the Bonhomme Richard is still overloaded at 17 points. You can't use the Musketeer or the +1 against English ships abilities with Broadsides Attack, so I would just swap Porter for a regular captain. Then you could drop Lee altogether and save points by not needing her. (allowing for a helmsman and explorer or oarsman to optimize the Carolina, which I presume would just be running gold)

Putting no more than 15 points of crew on the BR would also allow you to get under the 40 point limit; as-is you would need Commodore Matthew Perry somewhere to make this more feasible for 40 point games. (though the setup on the BR needs attention first)

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Posted: August 2, 2018 06:11 am
 
Brettb45's Uncommon Fleet Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Brettb45's Uncommon Fleet" by brettb45 United States send message
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There's no real gunship, but with so many ships that can scatter to the wind it may not matter. I suspect you'd be able to get two or three loads of gold home before any one of your ships would be in serious trouble from a gunship.
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Posted: July 30, 2018 02:09 pm
 
Spanish Prowess - U Fleet Chal Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Spanish Prowess - U Fleet Chal" by pirateaj14 Miembro Premium United States send message
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Might as well add another captain or Exploding Shot in general, even if they sit on your home island at first. Isabel can also be a good hybrid.

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Posted: July 30, 2018 12:38 pm
 
Uncommon fleet challenge entry Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Uncommon fleet challenge entry" by louissparks76 United States send message
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If you had to put the helmsman somewhere, I'd rather have it on the Aguila for more balance. In the future I'd recommend having more in the description. Thanks for entering the challenge!

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Posted: July 30, 2018 12:36 pm
 
Uncommonly Big Stick Diplomacy Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Uncommonly Big Stick Diplomacy" by notalwaysyou United States send message
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Very serious gunships! however i do worry about their ability to catch enemy ships, especially without actions. I love your gold solution, the American canoes have the most cargo and are the fastest. With five of them running around even a gunship with Extras would be hard pressed to catch up to all of them.
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Posted: July 30, 2018 12:01 pm
 
Uncommon Fleet by Volt Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Uncommon Fleet by Volt" by volt United States send message
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The Halcyon is a superbe gunship for it's size and cost. Even without Extras it'll be hard to take on, especially if you don't get the first shot.

I'm not totally sold on the mark as explored ability, but I think you put it to good use here. The DHII is slower but has a massive hold and decent cannons.
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Posted: July 30, 2018 11:50 am
 
Uncommon Fleet Challenge Entry Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Uncommon Fleet Challenge Entry" by godmason United States send message
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This would be tough to beat. The Pedro and Alquimista are very good options and have that wonderful gold bonus ability. Even with some extras I'm not sure if there is much within the challenge that could catch up to them.

I like that you have two runners, it will make an opponent choose which one to go after, which means the un bothered one will be free to continue running gold.
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Posted: July 30, 2018 11:41 am
 
Spanish Prowess - U Fleet Chal Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Spanish Prowess - U Fleet Chal" by pirateaj14 Miembro Premium United States send message
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Very good. The Isabel is large enough to sponge a hit or two, and fast enough to get away quickly. The Resolucion is a good gunship, and she's set up nicely. However you might run into trouble if you're matched up against a fleet from this challenge, since most of them are spanish!

My other concern is the overall size of your fleet. With only two ships you could be out of it very quickly if someone gets the drop on either the Isabel or Resolucion.
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Posted: July 30, 2018 11:38 am
 
Uncommon fleet challenge entry Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Uncommon fleet challenge entry" by louissparks76 United States send message
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Not a bad start. I feel you could have chosen some other ships. The Spanish were one of the few factions in this challenge that had access to Helmsmen crew, so I would have tried to take advantage of that.
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Posted: July 30, 2018 11:33 am
 
The Unblinking 99 Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "The Unblinking 99" by a7xfanben Miembro Premium United States send message
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Kind of short, but simple.... But given the type of crew he is, there wasn't going to be a lot to say. You designed an incredibly useful crew that just fits well on any effective (cursed) fighter... And nothing else.

The only really interesting thing about using him is how he costs more than 3 crew doing each of his abilities separately. Though his link kind of makes up for that. Which probably deserved highlighting more explicitly. Hard to do in a review format like this, but if included, it would make this as thorough as can be. As is, I read it as how he costs 10 points and that is super expensive.

It also just felt like a slightly more themed review than something that has a narrative. But my two entries to the two contests kind of toe that line too, so maybe I'm over stepping here, but I think you need some sort of overall framing at least. Someone talking to someone else, a job performance review, something. I also think while you probably chose the big bad in your set to emphasize him, the choice of this very effective piece just leads to a boring review. He's absurdly good, just expensive, and it leads to a boring entry.

I'm not really going to rate this one, I don't want to rate an effective review poorly, but I don't want to rate a narrative challenge fleet highly when I'm pretty meh on it narratively. And average just seems wrong on both counts.
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Posted: July 29, 2018 10:22 am
 
El Fantasma Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "El Fantasma" by notalwaysyou United States send message
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Great frame for your story, and love the ending, haha. My favorite line was "Ignoring how that actually works..." lol

Besides a few spelling and/or grammar issues, very good job and enjoyed reading it.
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Posted: July 27, 2018 06:31 am
 
Administrator Scott Bratley Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Miniature Review for "Administrator Scott Bratley" by j_w_darkhurst United States send message
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Great story and great writing! However, as you said, its more of a story, and lacks a little on the "review" part. Plus, better formatting (lines between paragraphs) would make it a little easier to read.
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Posted: July 27, 2018 06:22 am
 
Floating Fortresses Pirates CSG In the discussion on the Army "Floating Fortresses" by xerecs United States send message
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quote from a7xfanben:

Unfortunately this is illegal as of now:


quote from The Pirate Code:
Treasure Ship
-Crew on this ship always cost their full value, so abilities that reduce the costs of other crew have no effect.


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Heh, this wasn't a very good fleet to begin with. I think it was one of my first ones on the site. I could probably do a much better job building a fleet based on two ten masts now than I could then.
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Posted: July 18, 2018 04:31 pm
 
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