Another player introduced to Pirates! They were given a few spare OE ships, 1 pack of BC, 1 pack of OE, and of course the MI Convention Pack. Two 40 point games were played.
HMS Dunlap + captain, helmsman
Jackal’s Teeth + explorer
Sea Fox + captain, helmsman
Proud Tortoise + captain
Barnacle + explorer
The setup featured three wild islands with 6 coins each.
The Jackal’s Teeth reached an island on the first turn, and both fleets split their ships up.
The Proud Tortoise engages the Black Mongoose! Naturally, she misses with her lone cannon. The Sea Fox knows the Dunlap is hunting the Barnacle, but the Pirates have to get gold somehow!
Fighting on both sides of the sea! The Black Mongoose has rammed the Proud Tortoise derelict, while the Sea Fox connected once on the Dunlap. Things aren’t looking good for the Pirates, as the Dunlap has sunk the Barnacle.
The Dunlap sank the Sea Fox as well! The Mixed fleet seemed content to let the Proud Tortoise get away, though she had some trouble between her slow oar power and a big wave. Her captain was abandoned for a coin, as the Pirates hoped to avoid a total shutout.
The Mixed fleet played the game out to the end and they got almost all the gold for a whopping 44-3 victory!
Franco-Spanish: (This game is in a different universe from CG1)
La Charlemange + captain, helmsman
La Espada de Dios + Bianco’s Haulers, helmsman
(A little taste of my fleet challenge entry!)
(vs. the same Mixed fleet)
The second game featured a much different setup, with the huge 5-beach island in the center. Flat earth rules were once again used, and some terrain was placed to mix things up. The outer beaches had 3 coins each while the middle ones had 4, to incentivize potential conflict. A southern beach could only be accessed through a fog bank.
The Jackal’s Teeth is already headed back with gold, while the Espada has to wait to explore.
The Charlemagne grew frustrated trying to dock through the fog, so she came out and went after the Mixed fleet. She caught up with them on the northern side of the island, sending two masts over the side of the Jackal’s Teeth. The Black Mongoose had lost a mast to a whirlpool and also looked like a potential target. In the meantime, Bianco’s Haulers were preparing for a raid.
The French have sunk the Jackal’s Teeth and dismasted the Black Mongoose, while the Spanish rob their enemies! The Mixed fleet doesn’t have any ships to counter the Espada with, though she can’t be shot at while docked regardless.
The French captain aboard the Charlemagne didn’t want to steal the BM’s gold and sulk away; instead he set full sail towards the Dunlap!
The Dunlap shot first, but the Franco-Spanish were eventually victorious!
The final score was 9-0. Look for another CG1 report soon!