Scenario – Secret Missions (40pt) – March 4, 7pm

March 4, 7pm at the Soldiery

This will be a multi-player game. Players can bring a 40pt fleets built from any combination of sets and nationalities. Players will also need to bring 8 gold coins worth 15 gold (UTs allowed). Events are PROHIBITED. Each player will draw one “Secret Mission” card, which will have 2 possible missions. Players are allowed one re-draw if they are unsatisfied with their missions. Players then have 15 minutes to adjust their fleet to complete one or both of their missions. The missions are to be kept secret. The game ends when a player completes one or both of the missions on their mission card.
The winner of this event will receive a special prize: a Raptor Maw card.
Participation prizes will be awarded.

Possible missions are:

  • Gather 16 gold on your Home Island.
  • Gather 5 unique treasures on your ships or Home Island.
  • Sink 4 opponent ships.
  • Destroy 10 masts of opponent ships.
  • Steal gold coins from at least half of the Home Islands in play.
  • Capture 3 opposing ships.
  • Explore at least half of the Wild Islands in play.
  • Set fire to at least 4 opponent ships, or have 2 opponent ships burning at the same time.
  • Steal at least 6 gold coins by boarding opponent’s ships.

Pirates Solitaire Rules

Arr!

I just found this from a link on the Miniature Trading forums: Pirates Solitaire Rules.

I’d try them, if I had the time, space, and didn’t need to worry about my 3yr old son playing with the ships. Hmm…

Alestorm – Folk Metal Pirate Band

Alestorm - Captain Morgan\'s RevengeAlestorm is a power/folk metal band from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, for which reason they describe their style as “True Scottish Pirate Metal“. What’s not to like about a group who the majority of their songs are about wenches or drinking?

When I come back from a mighty quest
I have no need for sleep or rest
I head to a tavern for a drink
And get so drunk I cannot think
A wench by my side and a jug of mead
These are the things that I most need
So I sit back and sing this song
And drink and party all night long

Hey! Hey!
I want more wenches
Hey! Hey!
More wenches and mead
Hey! Hey!
I want more wenches
Lots of wenches is what I need

When I come back from a mighty quest
I have no need for sleep or rest
I head to a tavern for a drink
And get so drunk I cannot think
A wench by my side and a jug of mead
These are the things that I most need
So I sit back and sing this song
And drink and party all night long

Hey! Hey!
I want more wenches
Hey! Hey!
More wenches and mead
Hey! Hey!
I want more wenches
Lots of wenches is what I need


Pirates vs Ninjas

Pirates vs NinjasPirates are cooler than ninjas!

Original HMS Victory Found!

The wreck of the HMS Victory, a British warship that was the forerunner to Nelson’s famous flagship, has been found in the English Channel. The actual wreck is in international waters, and normally would open for salvage and exploration. But, because this is a warship wreck, under international law, it belongs to the British government, and so the exploration company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, will need to get permission from the British to explore the wreck further.

This Week’s Scenario: 2 Mast Maximum (40 point)

Arr! Here be the game scenario for this week: 2-Mast Maximum!

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A Ray of Hope for Pirates?

A forum poster over at miniaturetrading.com received an interesting letter after he tried sending in the MI and FN mail-in promotions. Quote:

I got my money back regarding the shipping fee, a PotR pack, and a letter that send that they couldn’t send me the mail-in offer because “Wizkids is not operating at the moment”, . . ., and “We hope the business will restart soon under a new owner”

Does this mean that some sort of resolution is going to be announced soon. I surely hope so.

This week’s scenario: The Big Freeze, Part II

After skipping 3 weeks because of scheduling and the holidays, and canceling 2 weeks due to weather, we will finally be back this week with this Big Freeze scenario:

This will be a standard, 40pt, multi-round tournament. Players can bring a 40pt fleet, using pieces from any nationality or set, along with 8 gold coins worth 15 gold. Events and Unique Treasures are allowed. There will be one special rule: each time a ship or crew is given an action, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, 2 Iceberg terrain pieces are placed anywhere in the play area, but not closer than L from any ship, terrain or island.

The winners of the night will be the player with the most total gold after all rounds, and the player who knocked off the most masts/sank the most ships.

I hope to post event results on Friday.

Is This a Good Sign for Pirates?

It was announced recently over on TabletopGamingNews that Topps has withdrawn the sale offer for the BattleTech and Shadowrun intelectual properties (IPs). What does this mean for Pirates?
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January Pirates Events at the Soldiery

Arr!

Here be the event for the coming month at the Soldiery in Columbus, Ohio

January 7th – 7pm: Pirate Racing – 60pt

This is an 60pt, multi-player game. Ships, Equipment and crew from any nationality or set are allowed. You fleet is limited to TWO ships (and one flotilla, if wanted). No UT or Events are allowed. Sea Dragons are also not allowed. The race course is a large loop. The winner will be the owner of the first ship to dock at the starting island after going around the Wild Island at the far end of the course.

January 14th – 7pm: Last Captain Standing – 90pt

This will be a 90pt, constructed, Last Captain Standing game. Each play is to bring a 90pt fleet, using any combination of sets and nationalities. At least one ship in your fleet must be a Submarine/Sea Monster or Sea Dragon (extra Subs/Sea Monsters and Sea Dragons will be available for loan to players without subs). They also can bring 3 islands (one Home Island and 2 Wild Islands), and up to 2 terrain pieces. Trade Currents cannot be placed before the start of play, but can be placed normally later. No Events are allowed for this game. The game will end when there is only one player left with action-able ships/crew, or we run out of time. The winner of this event will receive a special prize.

January 21st – 7pm: Big Freeze Part II – 40pt

This will be a standard, 40pt, multi-round tournament. Players can bring a 40pt fleet, using pieces from any nationality or set, along with 8 gold coins worth 15 gold. Events and Unique Treasures are allowed. There will be one special rule: each time a ship or crew is given an action, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, 2 Iceberg terrain pieces are placed anywhere in the play area, but not closer than L from any ship, terrain or island. The winners of the night will be the player with the most total gold after all rounds, and the player who knocked off the most masts/sank the most ships.

January 28th – 7pm: Price on Yer Head – 60pt

This is a constructed event. Each player is to bring a 60pt fleet, from any combination of nationalities or sets. Each fleet MUST have one crew member costing at least 6pts. This crew has a bounty on their head. That crew starts the game face up on a ship (chosen by the owner). Unloading the crew onto their Home Island is prohibited, but unloading the crew onto a Wild Island is allowed. The goal of the game is to earn the bounty of the other player’s crew, while protecting their own wanted crew. Wanted crew can be captured normally(Boarding, captured, etc), and if unloaded on the capturing crew’s Home Island, are worth their cost in gold. Alternately, sinking a ship with a Wanted crew gains the attacking player half the crew’s value in gold (round down). Earned gold is deposited on the player’s Home Island, and is vulnerable to home island raiders… The winner will be the player with the most gold on their Home Island at the end of the night.

See you there!

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