Jack

  • I typically use Tiger’s Eye with Barbarossa or Hawkins + Skyme when I make an offensive Barbary fleet, which works pretty well. I’ve noticed as well that the best cannons on Corsair ships tend to be the front ones, which makes me think this was on purpose to tie in to boarding. Otherwise yeah I go all into gold running with Corsairs.

    I’m not…[Read more]

  • I think I’m gonna buy some spooky French ships (Le Loup-Garou and La Republique) just for the fun of it.

    Republique is pretty clearly a poor ship, but I’ve never known what to make out of Loup-Garou. I really like ghost ships, both for playstyle and the “feel” of them. But man are they hit or miss as far as quality goes.

    So is Le Loup Garou…[Read more]

  • Weird thread but I like it lol

    Spanish Main Jack Hawkins I suppose, to give the expected answer.

  • Jack replied to the topic Battle Reports in the forum Pirates CSG 1 day, 23 hours ago

    So uh Marines aren’t as bad as I thought they were. Maybe.

    Did a series of games of France vs Corsairs.

    France had Le Favori, La Baionnette, and Le Bon Marin. Their only crew was Benoi de Marseilles and Michel de Bordeaux on Le Favori. Corsairs had Morocco, Whisper, and Tiger’s Eye with a helmsman on Morocco and Barbarossa and a firepot on…[Read more]

  • I bought from RainTyger the other day. Let’s see how they do.

     

    Fun fact I apparently ordered something from them when I was 14 and never paid. I tried to sign up and they told me I’d already made an account… then I saw confused messages from them asking if I was gonna pay or if they should cancel my order /facepalm

  • Jack replied to the topic Pulls/Purchases Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 3 days, 23 hours ago

    Which Hermione Gold?

    I really want to track down her MI version and do a scenario of her vs Eileen O’Brien

  • Oh I see so the Tribal Chieftain isn’t a physical crew card.

  • I reeeally don’t like native canoes. They just seem like strange additions to the game mechanically. But I like the idea! And any excuse to make good use out of El Puerto Blanco is a good thing, as I love that strange little fort.

    Also, don’t you need a specific crew to use canoes? I’ve never played them so I’m probably missing something

  • Jack replied to the topic Pulls/Purchases Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 5 days, 23 hours ago

    I confused Lawrence with Roderick the Pure again didn’t I?

  • Jack replied to the topic Pulls/Purchases Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 6 days, 1 hour ago

    I ordered Silver Dagger, Monsieur LeNoir (CC) and Uluj Ali online.

    Silver Dagger is a nostalgia piece, as it was one of my first ships as well as one of the first to break. I love its effect and flavor text. I think the game would have benefited from more effects/mechanics like Dagger’s, it makes the game feel more realistic. Also its flavor t…[Read more]

  • Jack replied to the topic The Fleets Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 6 days, 23 hours ago

    “Barbarossa’s Revenge” – 40 pt. Barbary Corsair fleet

    Barbarossa is somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean at the moment, on his way here. I’ve come up with a fleet to play him in when he does get here.

    Tiger’s Eye (24 pts)

    – Aruj Barbarossa

    – Firepot Specialist

    Whisper (6 pts)

    Morocco (10 pts)

    – Helmsman

    I keep trying to design fleets without th…[Read more]

  • Jack replied to the topic The Fleets Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    Only thing I’m unsure on is how well flotillas will do in deathmatches. My gut says it’s a good idea, but I can’t say for sure, since you’re using La Bonne Chance to tow it and while that’s the fastest French ship around it’s not the most deadly.

  • Jack replied to the topic The Fleets Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    You can’t pin an enemy ship with one of your own pieces except Sea Monsters. They can always move away.

    (RIP to one of my favorite strategies- Using the Snipe to ram a warship with all L-range guns like USS Constitution.)

     

  • Jack replied to the topic Battle Reports in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    Final update re: the long game between Malta and the Corsairs.

    The initial rules unfairly favored Malta, however Malta made some pretty bad moves in the first two days that kind of evened things out (like purchasing the all L-range L’Aube when the Corsairs had the immune-from-L-range Tiger’s Eye.) So despite the disadvantage the Corsairs had been…[Read more]

  • Jack replied to the topic Rules for thought #16 in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    I used to play Ghost Ship accidentally in the “submersible” way and it was just too powerful. So I was glad when I found out I was playing it wrong. I actually think that the effect is balanced as is, but maybe too expensive.

  • Jack replied to the topic The Fleets Thread in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    I assume you mean the flotilla, not the blockade runner for Mont Blanc?

    Been a while since I’ve done a deathmatch– 12 years, actually– so my advice is probably outdated but I feel like speed is king in them. So the 3S MontBlanc towing a flotilla is a nice move, and Arathiel being able to effectively double your movement speed is also a must. I…[Read more]

  • Jack replied to the topic Le Superbe Vs Le Soleil Royal in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    Oh then I’m not sure which I’d rather. Maybe LSR just because of points.

    My favorite French flagship will always be La Magnifique, though there’s plenty of competition.

  • Jack replied to the topic Le Superbe Vs Le Soleil Royal in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    The loser chooses in almost every scenario. So if he’s got a bunch of crew he can eliminate his oarsman, cannoneer, helmsman, etc. before you get to the best one.

    But it’s not once per turn either and in a standard game you don’t tend to see too many crew on a ship.

  • Jack replied to the topic Le Superbe Vs Le Soleil Royal in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week ago

    Le Superbe has been on my wishlist for like 12 years now. I like it more simply because of how beautiful it is. I do think in a standard game LSR is better, though. Shooting through other ships doesn’t come up all that often.

    However, there are few more satisfying things than pulling up to a ship like El Acorazado with La Magnifique and getting…[Read more]

  • Yay France!

    Surprised England took the 40 pt series. Maybe it’s just my collection but I’m pretty hard pressed to find a solid 40 pt England fleet. Just don’t have many good options for gold running with them.

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