• The Hammer of Admiral Norrington

    Nothing subtle here. I’ve tried to maximise the survivability and fire-power of the ships by taking a fine contribution from each faction… except the pirates who cheaped out and plan to profit from this venture.

    Strategy wise, the fleet needs to stick together as a block of sheer muscle and cannons, with the…[Read more]

  • Shamsy replied to the topic Collection Display in the forum Pirates CSG 1 year, 8 months ago

    I like the idea of storing the plates in a binder. I’ll get a few card sleeves to keep them safe between games. It will also save quite a lot of space if I can just stand them on a shelf. Thanks!

    I got all the ships assembled and they fill quite a lot more space than I first anticipated. I’m thinking the glass cabinet with shelves would be the…[Read more]

  • A little hard to read, but all the named crew I have are SM, Rev and OE. I don’t have either of the two Rev I saw on your list I’m afraid. I have no Vikings or Mercenary ships.

  • Which named crew were you after? I have a fair few doubles, so happy to trade any of those, maybe some singles too.

  • Ahoy maties!

    Now that I have a few extra ships, I was thinking how best to organise and display ships. There are a few criteria I’d like to add:

    Ships must be reasonably easy to locate (I spent a long time finding the ship that matches the deckplate when I had a modest 50 ships)

    Collection must be safe from dust (my nemesis)

    Accessible for…[Read more]

  • Welcome! I too have just returned to the game after many years away and also started with the original Spanish Main! Spanish are actually the ships I am missing most though from that set!

    You can still get cards from a few places. Hills Wholesale Gaming just sent me a large order and I have a huge surplus now. Spanish Main, Revolution and Oceans…[Read more]

  • Shamsy replied to the topic What am I missing? in the forum Pirates CSG 1 year, 8 months ago

    The variety will certainly be appreciated! I’ll also have an American fleet with half a chance against my other factions. I know how you feel about that feeling too. I’m a bit of a collector and in one field, I have about everything there is, so anything new is both extremely rare and expensive.

    My original run of SM are actually a lot darker…[Read more]

  • Shamsy replied to the topic What am I missing? in the forum Pirates CSG 1 year, 8 months ago

    Ahoy maties!

    I wanted to share my enthusiasm and good news with you guys. My big order from Hills Wholesale Gaming arrived today! I’ve yet to open the box, but I got 40 packs of Spanish Main, 36 of Revolution and 36 of Oceans Edge! A significant increase to my very humble collection. I also have 36 packs of Caribbean coming, so well on the way to…[Read more]

  • Thank you, Woelf. I have shared the answers with my group for our next game. Hopefully this weekend if I can keep the momentum up.

  • <p style=”text-align: left;”>Thank you, Ben. We had a couple of instances where players returned a towed ship to their home island and we assumed (correctly it seems) that it could then repair the same turn it was returned/docked. That then led me to consider other ways you could on your turn repair a derelict (in the unlikely event it was…[Read more]

  • Hi all. On our last game there were about a half dozen rule questions raised. The Pirate Code solved most of these, but I do have a timing question. When you move into contact with a derelict ship, you can tow her. She, her crew and treasure are then part of your fleet and can take actions, other than move or shoot (that’s what I remember from the…[Read more]

  • Shamsy replied to the topic What am I missing? in the forum Pirates CSG 1 year, 9 months ago

    Thanks guys, that’s about what I wanted to know. I’m a bit of a history buff and I do really prefer to keep things as historically accurate as I can, so the Age of Sail is my main area of interest. The more fantastical elements are something I could miss, but I also do think that at least mechanically, some of these elements are pretty cool. It is…[Read more]

  • Hi all,

    It’s becoming apparent that since I dropped off the pirates scene, there have been a number of changes to the game from fairly simple beginnings. I was around for the forsy release of the Spanish Main up until The Revolution. At least that is where I stopped buying.

    Since then, some of the major changes I’ve notices are;

    New terrain…[Read more]

  • Shamsy replied to the topic Battle Reports in the forum Pirates CSG 1 year, 9 months ago

    I enjoyed the video battle report. There were a few game mechanics and terms I am not familiar with, which just reminds me how early I had to drop out of playing. You clearly put a lot of thought into the fleet where I think I’d just throw together a few ships and crew and see what happens.

  • Shamsy replied to the topic Shipping woes in the forum Pirates CSG 1 year, 9 months ago

    Not really mate. I’ve certainly had that anxiety when something particularly treasured or valuable seems to get ‘stuck’ on route or is left visible on my door step. Only ever had one item go missing while in the post, but it appeared a month later. Never had anything stolen thank goodness, but my neighbours have had a few delivery that were…[Read more]

  • Shamsy replied to the topic Battle Reports in the forum Pirates CSG 1 year, 9 months ago

    Ah yes! Harbinger is the one! I felt Revenant was wrong, but the name had stuck with me. I’ve corrected the battle report. I didn’t think to write down or photograph the other ships, so while I could take a look and remember most of them, it probably adds little to the report. Next time I will record the ships properly so the ones that have…[Read more]

  • Shamsy started the topic in the forum Pirates CSG 1 year, 9 months ago

    Ahoy maties!

    Last night I had a couple of friends over for games, which included a trial game of Pirates! I kept it simple to start with, using basic ships without keywords and stocking to single faction, 40 point fleets. My friends selected the French fleet and Pirate fleet, while I took the British.

    The fleets were not master crafted affairs;…[Read more]

  • The Nostalgic Desperate Newbie is ringing a little true for me. I didn’t ever sell my collection, but I now find myself overly keen to play, watching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, trying to drag friend in and paying what is probably waaaaay too much for 36 pack box sets. The shipping is the killer too.

    Newbie is correct too, as I have no…[Read more]

  • Yep, I think that’d be best. No duplication in the packs, at least not with ships. Crew are a little different as you may want several identical crew in a fleet, but I doubt you would want more than one of any given ship.

    Even if the base box were to contain a random selection of ships from a number of classes, that would work. I don’t know the…[Read more]

  • I get the title of the image and a little image symbol on the post, but no image.

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