The Corsairs are generally the best minor faction due to their speed and cargo. They have a lot of ships that fit well into smaller fleets, making them competitive in 40 point games. They can make for a good swarm fleet, but since they lack good named crew, some of their ships are better off empty.
In terms of strategy, you can try boarding since Galley allows them to not be pinned after ramming, but they also can’t do ram damage. I’ve found it’s much easier to explore for gold than steal it. They’re simply a great gold running faction, although slightly underrated in combat.
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