I really want to make this fansite work well. I want it to drive traffic and attention to Pirates CSG, since more attention on the game means a higher chance of coming back in some form someday. I have made some minor changes to the site and will be making more changes today. You may have noticed the new logo, which I also use for the Pirates CSG Podcast. The top menu is also a little different – I increased the text size but decreased the vertical padding, so it’s more compact. I haven’t figured out how to unfreeze it from the top yet, but it’s already better. Looks like making the default content font pure black worked. I might keep experimenting with the size.
Great news! I have Blog #13 (the first video blog) on ShoutEngine, and I’ve already got it on iTunes! 😀 I hope to make this blog as accessible as possible, so you don’t even have to read or watch anything to get the information!
DealS of the Day: Lot of American stuff for cheap and free shipping. I see the Constitution, Ghost Walker, and some OE Special Edition ships, which makes it worth the starting bid of $6 alone.
There’s some other good small stuff out there, such as the Frozen North Limited Edition Elsinore and HMS Regent.
Finally, HWG has sales on the Plunder Pack and 36 pack lot of Rise of the Fiends. (sales could end soon!)
-Also, as I updated the last blog post with, the seller gave a response to my question about the tournament packs in the OE box.
**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: 7 – Mysterious Islands
Collector’s Number: 081 – Le Lache du Calvados
Faction Affiliation: France
Point Value: 11
Cargo Space: 3
Base Move: S+S
Number of Masts: 2
This ship cannot be shot at by ships within S of her.
Flavor: French sailors ordered to serve aboard the “Coward of Calvados” throw themselves into battle with ferocious courage to prove that the ship was not named for them.
You may have heard how much I hate this ability because it’s extremely annoying, overpowered, and slows the game down when trying to figure out if/how you can be in range of pesky ships like this. That said, the Lache is not a horrible gunship. She combines largely average stats with a great ability and high price tag. She won’t nearly be your first choice of French 2 masters, but in big games she could be a nice weapon to have around.
Standard 40 point games: Captain, and probably helmsman. You need the extra speed, but 16 points is a lot to spend on a mediocre vessel. If your opponent doesn’t have a lot of speed in their fleet, you might be able to get away with just a captain and run this ship as a hybrid with 2 cargo spaces open. (14/16 total points)
Medium size games (50-100 points): Captain, helmsman, optional oarsman. (16/17 total points)
Large games (over 100 points): Captain/helmsman/firepot specialist. That 2S cannon at the bow is a good place for a FPS (Firepot Specialist) and spending more than 20 points on this ship is probably a wasted attempt. (18 total points)
Game Piece Rating: 5/10. The ship is alright on cargo, speed, and firepower, but her high cost makes her somewhat forgettable. The ability helps make her stand out, but she just isn’t a great ship.
Get the Lache du Calvados here for under $2!
Picture of the Day
Here are the English at their home island at the start of Command the Oceans. Like the island? Check out Ross’s Facebook page where you might be able to snag some for yourself!
It’s a Pirates’ Life for Me.