Archive for September, 2007

Lions and Vultures, Bunnies and Mules in PotSM: Part 4 – Pirate Mules

Many years ago, in Autoduel Quarterly (a magazine dedicated to the Car Wars board game), there was an article titled “Lions, Vultures and Bunnies”. The article described several types of vehicles you could build in the game: the Lion (big guns, quick kills), the Vulture (faster, decent guns, killed weakened opponents), and Bunnies (speed, speed and more speed).

I was thinking recently that these persona could be applied to various Pirates of the Spanish Main ships. Plus, in PotSM, gold cargo is important, so I added an additional catagory for the Mules (slow, but able to carry lots of gold). Continue Reading »

Lions and Vultures, Bunnies and Mules in PotSM: Part 3 – Pirate Bunnies.

Many years ago, in Autoduel Quarterly (a magazine dedicated to the Car Wars board game), there was an article titled “Lions, Vultures and Bunnies”. The article described several types of vehicles you could build in the game: the Lion (big guns, quick kills), the Vulture (faster, decent guns, killed weakened opponents), and Bunnies (speed, speed and more speed).

I was thinking recently that these persona could be applied to various Pirates of the Spanish Main ships. Plus, in PotSM, gold cargo is important, so I added an additional catagory for the Mules (slow, but able to carry lots of gold). Continue Reading »

Lions and Vultures, Bunnies and Mules in PotSM: Part 2 – Pirate Vultures.

Many years ago, in Autoduel Quarterly (a magazine dedicated to the Car Wars board game), there was an article titled “Lions, Vultures and Bunnies”. The article described several types of vehicles you could build in the game: the Lion (big guns, quick kills), the Vulture (faster, decent guns, killed weakened opponents), and Bunnies (speed, speed and more speed).

I was thinking recently that these persona could be applied to various Pirates of the Spanish Main ships. Plus, in PotSM, gold cargo is important, so I added an additional catagory for the Mules (slow, but able to carry lots of gold). Continue Reading »

Lions and Vultures, Bunnies and Mules in PotSM: Part 1 – Pirate Lions

Many years ago, in Autoduel Quarterly (a magazine dedicated to the Car Wars board game), there was an article titled “Lions, Vultures and Bunnies”. The article described several types of vehicles you could build in the game: the Lion (big guns, quick kills), the Vulture (faster, decent guns, killed weakened opponents), and Bunnies (speed, speed and more speed).

I was thinking recently that these persona could be applied to various Pirates of the Spanish Main ships. Plus, in PotSM, gold cargo is important, so I added an additional catagory for the Mules (slow, but able to carry lots of gold). So, here is the first installment of what will hopefully be a recurring series of articles: Lions and Vultures, Bunnies and Mules in PotSM: Part 1 – Pirate Lions. Continue Reading »

The 60pt Evil Submarine Fleet

This was the fleet I ran at last week’s “Rolling Hurricanes” Pirates game. It didn’t work out like I had planned, but I still had fun.

Pyre (14pts)-Submarine. Ghost Ship

Tabatha McWarren(3pts)-Crew of any nationality can use their abilities on this ship

Olof Linstrom(6pts)-Marine

Lawrence(5pts)-Once per turn, one crew or ship within S of this ship cannot use its ability that turn

USS Mercury(16pts)-Submarine. This ship ignores the first hit she takes each turn as long as she has all of her hull pieces.

Christian Fiore(6pts)-Ex-patriot. Once per turn, one crew or ship within S of this ship cannot use its ability that turn.

Helmsman(2pts)-+S base move

Commodore David Porter(7pts)-Broadsides Attack. This ship may move and shoot using the same move action.

Wayne Nolan(0pts)-Limit, Ransom. Choose one American crew during setup; this crew is linked to that crew. Once per turn, you may reroll any die roll you make for this ship; you must use the second die roll result.

Raft(1pt)