Finally a full game of pirates was played by myself, Andy and Jes. We played a 3 player clash of sabers.
Here is my Pirate crew, from left to right:
Zora Zapnova (blowing a kiss)
Alissa Hancock (beware her blunderbuss)
Salali (who's name means squirrel in her native tongue)
Rainya "Crimson Angel" Crowe (Captain of the crew, and lucky to boot)
Sarah Smith (Ships first mate, and loyal paymaster)
And last, but not least, Rebecca Black
Jes' Pirate crew
And Andy's Privateers.
After deploying and rushing towards the center of the board to meet in battle, there were many gun shots from pistols, blunderbuss', and muskets. Even a few arrows from my Native, before close combat took over most of the game. Andy's Privateer Captain and my Pirate Captain, "Crimson Angel" fight it out in a duel. My captain having already suffered a wound.
Mostly Andy's crew, Salali fights fer her life on the left, and one of Jes' crew (the partially painted model) fights off two at once.
Another look at the battle, down the alley from the above picture. Sarah and Rebecca fight in a desperate battle with the bulk of Jes' crew as one of andy's crew jions the fight on the right against another of jes' crew.
Another angle on the same fight, after this turns combat has been determined. (dice reprisent jammed guns and guns that need reloading.)
Andy's Captain wins the duel without taking a wound (I forgot about my "lucky" reroll rule, and we all forgot to use any fame or fortune points this game, which could have made the fight more interesting... next time, Gadget, next time...)
The end of the game, after being the under dog for most of the game, I was able to pull a victory after most of Andy's crew and all of jes' remaining crew fled the battle. Only, Andy's Captain remained to face the last three of my crew... who swiftly turned the tide and ran him off. Yay!
Closing thoughts... After figuring out jamming and reloading rules, as well as trying to remember movement restrictions, we had a fun filled evening full of funny and great moments in the game. We just need to remember to use Fame and Fortune points, and remember our captain special abilities. This next week we hope to actually get things under way to start the campaign, and perhaps get another game under our belts to get the rules down.
The plan is to brainstorm on campaign ideas, and we will possibly be playing two player games (instead of our recent three player games), with a rotating story teller each week, taking turns progressing the story line for the other players.