- 28/10/2016 at 14:26 #51341
Just want to try a new image host site. So I’m playing around with pics and thought I’ll show my Pirates game as a test piece. I managed to play a game the other day, which….well had been a while. I’ve always like the little model ships and a few years ago set about making my islands.
Anyway, feel free to ask things should this interest you. In the mean time I will be playing around with pics of my Pirates game table. So apologise for any iffy photos. You might get a good one, you might not or you might get a link who knows28/10/2016 at 15:02 #5135428/10/2016 at 15:06 #5135728/10/2016 at 18:23 #51366MikeKeymaster28/10/2016 at 20:00 #51374ThuseldParticipant28/10/2016 at 22:28 #51384PaintingLittleSoldiersParticipant
I recently purchased a load of second hand ships and counters off an auction site. We were going to try Ganesha games rules but my friend and I decided to try the actual game rules to start off with.29/10/2016 at 10:20 #51402
Can’t remember where the cloth came from. Certainly from some sort of fantasy navel game.
It’s nice to see that there are still fans of this game. I started back in 2008 when WizKids, who made the game shut down. Ive played hundreds of games, atleast I did back then. This was the first game in a while. I always loved the ships, not so much the sea monsters. Just punch them out of the cards, assemble and you’re good to go.
We stick to the standarded rules and generic crew. Not familiar with Ganesha rules, but did add an activation rule. Rather than one player moving all his fleet, then the other player. Had to stop and think sometimes, like when HMS Endeavour with her special ability “this ship eliminates two masts with one hit”. Enaged a French ship with “Two hits are required to eliminate one of this ships masts”. So the rules can be a bit complicated. But if you stick with the four basic ship actions, move, shoot, repair and explore. And the four generic crew Helmsman, Captain, Shipwright and Explorer to help with these actions you can’t go far wrong.
Also, try and stick with the big 5 factions. English, French, Spanish, Pirates and USA. Cursed, Merceneries, Jade, Barbary Corsairs are much more niche.
29/10/2016 at 18:59 #51413PaintingLittleSoldiersParticipant
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Thanks.29/10/2016 at 21:05 #51428ThuseldParticipant
I discovered the game in 2007 and picked up loads of ships in Germany, where I was living at the time. A year later I discovered the Star Wars Pocketmodel game, which is similar. I guess I got into them too late. But I have large connections of miniatures that will see use with other rules over the coming years. Especially at school in my wargaming club.30/10/2016 at 10:48 #51458Nic WrightParticipant
Not familiar with Ganesha rules …
The core Ganesha rules are called Galleys & Galleons, they are fast and fun ‘historical’ rules for the 16th-early 18th centuries. An expansion called Fayre Winds & Foul Tides is due out at the end of next week. It includes many more fantastical elements, magic, advanced flying rules etc, along with other rules to aid the game’s use in other historical periods such as the Roman corvus, carronades and ironcladding.
http://irregularwars.blogspot.co.uk/31/10/2016 at 10:14 #51505
Thanks, sounds good. Might try and have a closer look sometime.31/10/2016 at 23:22 #51556Northern MonkeyParticipant
this is the only wargaming forum I’ve ever seen show any liking to this game, never really understood why it wasn’t that popular amongst us wargamers?
I did some very simple campaign rules ages ago if anyones interested they can be found here: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/p/wargaming-resources-page.html
My attempt at a Blog: http://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/05/11/2016 at 13:04 #51877
Wow. Another fan? Pirates is quite a quiet game now. But seems to still have a fan base, even if it is small.
Most forum activity was/is Miniutre Trading and back along Pojo.
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