Miniature Trading has been VERY active lately – tons of threads posted in since May 30th! If you don’t already have an account there, I highly recommend signing up – it’s free to use, a great resource, and the true hub of the Pirates community online.
I am approaching 2,000 total posts on Instagram, so I’ll have to make sure I have a really good picture for that. XD I guess. Haha! The numbers don’t matter too much, but it’s a lot of posting and whatnot! Also, check out this board made by another IG user – amazing work! Beauty is everywhere – you just gotta find it!
I still need to start working on another page, but I’m planning to do more video/audio blogs this week!
I uploaded a new video yesterday. Check it out below, and then go vote and comment on it!
**Disclaimer: I will be using affiliate links with things like this, so if someone buys from it, I could make a few cents. XD
Pirates CSG Card of the Day
Set number: 4 – Barbary Coast
Collector’s Number: 005 – Crescent Moon
Faction Affiliation: Barbary Corsairs
Point Value: 13
Cargo Space: 5
Base Move: S+L
Number of Masts: 4
Galley. Once per turn, you may reroll any die roll you make for this ship; you must use the second die roll result.
Flavor: The devout captain of the Crescent Moon demands that his compass be accurate so that he can face Mecca when praying, no matter the ship’s heading.
Nice! Got a rare and beautiful Corsair ship from a fine set. With pretty awful cannons, this is definitely a large gold runner. She’s actually the only Barbary 4 master with more than 4 cargo, so she’s perfect in that role. A nice support ship to add to your collection.
Standard 40 point games: Helmsman + optional explorer. (15/16 total points)
Medium size games (50-100 points): Kheir-ed-din + helmsman. The Crescent Moon is the only source of the reroll ability in the entire Barbary Corsair faction. With Kheir’s ability quite difficult to pull off frequently, reroll is the perfect complement. In addition, Kheir will likely be far from enemy ships during the game, able to give Admiral’s Actions from afar. (21 total points)
Large games (over 100 points): Kheir-ed-din, helmsman, oarsman. This gives the two important crew extra protection, and allows the Crescent Moon to not be captured if dismasted. (the part of the Oarsman keyword not allowing dereliction does not apply to ship type keywords like Galleys and Longships) There’s not much point in adding more stuff, since you’ll want to keep at least 3 cargo spaces open for treasure. (22 total points)
Game Piece Rating: 7.5/10. The Crescent Moon is what I would call a fine ship. She’s beautiful, elegant, and has a clear role within the effective Barbary Corsair fleet. Only her terrible armament and somewhat high cost compared to some of the great BC 2 masted galleys holds her back.
I’d recommend getting ahold of the Crescent Moon – you can find her here. Beautiful ship and a very nice addition to anyone’s collection or gold-based fleet.
Here she is in my Experimental cumulative game from January 2016. This picture doesn’t do her full justice – truly one of the prettier ships around.
Picture of the Day
You didn’t think I’d miss out on Economy Edition, did you? XD Here are three pictures from June 3rd 2015.
The English pulverize the American defense of a wild island, with the Atlanta hit hard and burning fiercely.
However, the Americans were far from out of it, as their new Constitution showed:
Less than a week into the game, and it was already expanding in scope, size, and fun!
Between all the pictures in this blog and the Instagram linked post of that user’s custom board and terrain, I decided to change the blog’s title to one about beauty. XD I’ll certainly talk about it more in the future, but I truly feel that Pirates is one of the most aesthetic board games EVER.
It’s a Pirates’ Life for Me.