MagExpress replied to the topic What is your least favorite thing about Pirates CSG? in the forum Pirates CSG 1 week, 1 day ago
Mine is more of a double-edged sword than a thing I downright dislike: eBay.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gotten some excellent deals on Pirates stuff on eBay, and I’m sure others here have too, but I’ve started to notice that prices for ships I consider to be relatively common are increasing at an absurd rate. This has spread over to lots as well,…[Read more]
Crimson Coast is my favorite set, yet I’ve only built a handful of the ships from it (less than ten if I remember correctly) and have only played maybe three or four of them at most.
Also, I’ve only ever played Pirates CSG with people I introduced to the game, despite knowing about the existence of VASSAL for almost a year now.
Corsairs for sure. They offer the most bang for your buck, but their named crew is very hit-and-miss and their ships are plagued with poor cannon ranks, which probably leads people to choose the Pirates over them.
My personal choice would be the Vikings. Though they lack any overly fast or durable ships, they certainly aren’t lacking in…[Read more]
MagExpress replied to the topic What expansions do you have? What is your favorite expansion? in the forum Pirates CSG 1 month ago
I have ships and crew from every set, most of which are complete or near-complete (Curse you, Tasmanian Devil!!)
My favorite set is and will always be Crimson Coast. Besides the excellent selection of ships and crew it provides, I find myself fascinated by the much darker tone it has in comparison to the sets that preceded and followed it, a tone…[Read more]
I wouldn’t say cargo overall is undercosted, but it does seem like there are a handful of ships with absurd cargo capacities for their size and/or point cost.
Too bad WizKids never released a game bible or anything detailing exactly how they assigned point values to ships. It’s pretty easy to figure out the base cost of each ship type and the…[Read more]
If I had to pick a single ship, right now I’d have to say my Mourning Star [FS 207]. Not only does she have a lower point cost than pretty much every other five-master, she is also cheaper than so many of the Cursed’s smaller ships that it’s downright disturbing.
My second favorite thing would have to be my binder with all of my minor faction…[Read more]
Here’s a topic I’ve been pondering for a while: what game pieces that you think should be easily obtainable have otherwise evaded your grasp? I’m definitely not talking about LE’s, promos, or anything from SCS here, but rather commons and uncommons that you’d find in a set like Ocean’s Edge or Spanish Main.
Here’s my list:
- Captain Jack Hawkins…
Here’s a quasi-historical ship from the custom set I’ve been working on. Point cost could probably use some adjustment
Faction Affiliation: America
Point Value: 16
Number of Masts: 4
Cargo Space: 5
Base Move: L
Ability: Schooner, Ghost Ship. Once per turn, this ship may look at one…[Read more]
The crew elimination ability seems useful, and makes the most sense. I’ve always found the Marine and Musketeer ability to eliminate masts rather comical, since you’d expect them to be carrying, well, a musket. It’s almost like they’re toting around a carronade or an antiquated forerunner to the Bazooka (the former makes more sense for Marines,…[Read more]
Ahoy there, mateys!
I am MagExpress, which is short for Magnum Express. My username comes from a similarly named large-caliber German hunting rifle, the Heym Express Magnum; it doesn’t really have any significance, I just thought it sounded cool back in high school.
I got my first packs shortly after Crimson Coast came out (I knew someone who…[Read more]