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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 7:32 pm 
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I recently played a game of Pirates! And wanted to share with you the battle and how it progressed.

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Somewhere in the South China Seas a Pirating Warlord was on the loose with his massive ship the Guichuan striking terror in the trading lanes of the US and British. Something had to be done.

A small coalition of US and British ships set sail in search of the illusive pirate. In this fleet was the USS Sea Wind, a ship made by the locals in southern China, USS Kentucky newly arrived from the northern Pacific and the HMS Royal.

At dawn they left port and within hours they had located the colossal ship of the Dread Pirate Bob (no relation).

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The USS Sea Wind and the HMS Royal charged forward to engage the enemy, the heavier and slower USS Kentucky followed along. As the enemy ship, Guichuan closed, its size easily dwarfed the allies fleet. A murmur of fear flowed through the allied crews.

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The captains, in awe of the immense pirate ship froze at an important moment, giving the Guichuan the iniative. Forward he came at full speed and rammed the HMS Royal boarding her and killing all the important crew, leaving only a fraction of sailors behind to carry on the fight. Meanwhile, the USS Sea Wind closed on the port side of the enemy, preparing to unleash her cannons.

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Unfortunately for the USS Sea Wind, the Guichuan had anticipated this tactic and had managed to fire her cannons first, stripping her of nearly all her sails. The USS Kentucky, turned hard to starboard and came up behind the USS Sea Wind, the crew shouting encouragement. A lone gunman on the Sea Wind threw a fire pot at the Guichuan in desperation, to his surprise, catching her sails on fire. Inspired by this, the HMS Royal unleashed a broadside but most of her cannonballs bounced harmlessly off the side of the gigantic Guichuan.

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The Guichuan, her crew in a panic, managed to put the fire out and regain there composure in time to counter another fusillade from the allies. In return the Dread Pirate Bob (no relation) ordered the ship hard to starboard bringing his massive battery of cannons to bear. The thunderous cannonade left the USS Sea Wind derelict and helpless. The HMS Royal reeled from the assault, never to fully recover.

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The USS Kentucky, now alone and dangerously exposed fired her cannons tearing a few of the Guichuans sails, but the effort was a little to late. The Guichuan let go another salvo catching the USS Kentucky full broadside, leaving the allied fleet derelict and drifting in the open seas.

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The Guichuan continues to ravage the South China sea lanes, as yet, unhindered. Will there be, can there be anyone, who can stop the Dread Pirate Bob (no relation)?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:11 am 
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McCragge wrote:
Somewhere in the South China Seas a Pirating Warlord was on the loose with his massive ship the Guichuan striking terror in the trading lanes of the US and British. Something had to be done.

A small coalition of US and British ships set sail in search of the illusive pirate. In this fleet was the USS Sea Wind, a ship made by the locals in southern China, USS Kentucky newly arrived from the northern Pacific and the HMS Royal.

At dawn they left port and within hours they had located the colossal ship of the Dread Pirate Bob (no relation).


I like this build up here. It really places the battle report into a believeable context. I don't know a lot about the period in question, but this really drew me in. The names of the ships, where they were located, everything.


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Dread Pirate Bob (no relation)


Hehehe. I love it.

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I do have one minor question? Are those the burly tattooed arms of John McCragge himself that can be glimpsed at the top of the first photo?

I hadn't been terribly intereted in this whole Pirates game previously. But this little battle report makes it seem like it could be kind of fun.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 10:03 am 
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No, even the very arms of McCragge would not fit in the shot. Such is his corpulent bulk.

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Gentlemen,

Don't let arrogant presumption take over logic here!

You are all assuming too much.

How do you even know that McCragge is a "humanoid"?

Has he not been referred too as "The Spider God"?

That may be a "vessel" or "Avatar" of the McCragge we know, but not his true form.

Why do you think the child behind him in the picture is completely awe struck ?

It may be due to the fact he is looking at the manifestation of a God made flesh!

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I like the look on the kids face at the computer in the first picture.

I have to ask, did you use the six sided dice that came in the card pack or a normal sized one?

It is an interesting game, I've never played it but I bought a pack to check it out. It is an interesting concept for a collectable card game.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:35 pm 
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No no, that person in the background is my opponent and his son. (He is in awe that he would oppose the mighty McCragge LOL)

In any case, I controlled the allies and took the pictures.

I wanted to establish a long shot to make the huge Guichaun seem small until it approached the allies which it then dwarfed!

And no, we used regularly sized dice. I really don't like the small dice that come with the package...although they would make great counters in other games.

There will be more Pirate battle reports...hopefully soon the French Armada will be meeting the Dread Pirate Bob (no relation) and via for control of all the tea in South China!

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How many points was that?

Cuz I'm pretty sure the USS Constitution or HMS Titan can take it.
(Couple of ships I own.)

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Father Joe wrote:
How many points was that?

Cuz I'm pretty sure the USS Constitution or HMS Titan can take it.
(Couple of ships I own.)


I would hope that Old Ironsides could take it!


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It was 50 points per side.

Maybe if the Titan and Constitution ganged up on the Guichuan they might be able to take it.

Guichuan has ten masts, giving her ten shots per turn, plus whatever nifty crew The Dread Pirate Bob (no relation) decides to have on her.

But it would certainly be an interesting battle to see.

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