VASSAL Campaign Game 4 has continued! Gingerninja is too busy to continue playing, so the remaining three players have divided his three fleets amongst ourselves.
The new turn order – we simply added our new faction to the end of our turns.
2. Jade Rebellion
3. Hyrulian Conglomerate/The Alliance
8. Barbary Corsairs
Each “absorbed” faction can launch points at the beginning of their first turn with their new owners to get them to the starting build total of 30.
You can see a video summary of Xerecs’ turn, in which the Spanish had some UT shenanigans with Pandora’s Box, and the English did their first launch.
Here are the UT’s my factions placed on the Santa Isabel via Pandora’s Box:
Pirates: Message in a Bottle
The Pirates flung the SI a short distance to the island with metals that the Pirates have explored, as there are multiple wild islands with no treasure coins, so the Pirates picked that island. I think the controller of the ship would still choose where at the island the ship docked, so I just docked her on the far side of the island away from the Pirates.
Cursed: Runes of Death
Vikings: face down positive UT (they are simply announcing to everyone that it is a positive UT, rather than keep its nature a secret)
Barbary Corsairs: Maps of Hades
In this picture, the new Spanish home island is at the top, with the Pirate home island at the bottom. The Cursed Blade has used Elizabeth’s Piece of Eight to allow the Neptune’s Hoard to move twice, and she has moved astern of the Santa Isabel.
The Corsairs launched 3 of their 6 point ships with no crew to fill out the remaining 18 points of their fleet. The Tiger’s Eye explored the island she’s docked at and found (essentially) all negative UT’s: Monkey’s Paw, The Cursed, and the custom Marooned. Since the TE doesn’t have any crew on her I left Marooned face down on the island. She also found Textiles though. The Cassandra and Dragon have round earthed to the north, while the Vikings gather lumber and escort their turtles home.
This does present a strange situation where 3 of my 4 fleets have home islands quite close together – Vikings, Pirates and Corsairs all concentrated in the northern center area of the map.