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miniature review Harbinger: The Sequel wasn't as good

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As part of a move action, this ship may initiate a boarding party against a ship up to S away from her, without having to ram. The boarded ship may not use any boarding bonuses. Link: Jack Hawkins.

Captain Jack Hawkins used trickery and deception to steal his beloved Harbinger back from Blackheart. Now he must watch his back, as Blackheart will use the most unholy means to get her back.

  • Collector's Number: 034
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 16
  • Cargo Space: 5
  • Base Move: L
  • Cannons: 3L-2S-2S-2S-3L
  • Number of Masts: 5
The Sequel wasn't as good

written by matthew333
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General description:
The Harbinger was once a herald of doom. Two rated cannons and its ability text meant that in no time half your opponents fleet was being used agains him/her. This ship was once the most sought after trade here. Alas how the mighty have ben equalized. Oh habinger what has happend to your L range guns have they rusted away to threes? The once Black masts now overladen with jolly rogers, as if more show will make up for a weaker game text. Once you pillaged ships, now you are reducced to taking cargo. Tis no wonder Black Heart let Jack have you. A moment of silence for what you've become.
Uses: Use this ship as a gun ship, with the bonus of a few point treasure grabs.
Strategies and game play:
As a gunship watch your step, its got no edge on most 5 master out there. Plus a L was a good speed for the origional set but now you'll need a helmsman to stay competitive.
Combos with other miniatures:
The Jack Hawkins Link is pricey but does allow a attack, then board from a distance. The Classic Helmsman, captain combo is cheaper but makes this ship a big mediocre. A Crew killer upon succeful boarding Is a good compliment
Ways to counteract it: A Strong gunship will go the rounds and beat Ol' Harbi. Runners should be fast enough to slip by.
Five masts. Fair Guns. Maybe someone will think its the origional and run away.

Not quick. Fair guns.

Artwork and aesthetics:
The artwork is OK, Why does every other ship these days need the skull and cross-bones plastered all up ons. Overall rating:
Over all 6/10


Modified on October 3, 2006 03:37 am

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Avatar for jolly_rodger
Subject:    Posted: October 3, 2006 12:54 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

The ship needs to clean off the barnacles, maybe it'll sail better....clean the rust from the cannons too. It still is an effective gunship.
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Subject:    Posted: October 4, 2006 07:30 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

great review, the weird sales annoy me too, especialy on the american ships that are all rainbow colors or goofy stars,
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Subject:    Posted: December 23, 2017 09:06 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I really enjoy this version of the ship...
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