A ninth game has been played between myself and xerecs. The game featured a Portal, one of the hallmarks of xerecs’ Economy Edition game.
The Portal game featured a return to the 30 point format, with both fleets being comprised coincidentally of SM-only game pieces.
Asesino de la Nave + captain, helmsman
La Joya del Sol + explorer
Longshanks + captain
The Portal is represented by the formation in the middle, while the numbers at the wild islands tell you which island you dock at after going through the Portal.
The Pirates sent most of their ships through the Portal, and were very lucky to have a different ship dock at each of the wild islands!
The Pirates come out to meet the Spanish:
The Asesino de la Nave dismasted the Chico, but two other Pirate ships were racing home with gold.
The Silver Dagger also fell to the Asesino. We experienced some strange cloning issues in this game; I’d advise not hitting “sychronize” after the game starts when right-clicking a person’s name, but I’m not sure if that’s what caused the problems.
The Pirates went back through the Portal, but the Longshanks wasn’t close to the Asesino. However, she had lost her helmsman in a boarding party to the Silver Dagger.
The Longshanks catches the Asesino!
They battled it out a bit, but by that point the Pirates already had the game well in the bag. The Pirates won 28-10.
Current VASSAL standings:
- a7xfanben: 5 wins in 9 games
- ownage98: 2 wins in 2 games
- xerecs: 2 wins in 6 games
- El Cazador: 0 wins in 1 game
- Captain Vendari: 0 wins in 1 game
Note: This was our last game on VASSAL before CG1 started.