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Russell Alphey
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We played Francis Drake last night, and enjoyed it a lot...and now I want to pimp out my game!

Bah to black, grey, and purple cubes - I want mini-cannons, mini-crewmen, and mini-trade goods. Does anyone have any suggestions for suitable items to replace the cubes?

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For crew, you could use the workers from Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery. For example:


 
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mvettemagred wrote:
For crew, you could use the workers from Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery. For example:


I have these, but they would def be too big (for the ship mat)...I believe there are "pirate meeples" avail, and since there's really no pirates in this game maybe they could be painted?
 
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John_VW wrote:
I have these, but they would def be too big (for the ship mat)...I believe there are "pirate meeples" avail, and since there's really no pirates in this game maybe they could be painted?


Now we're getting somewhere!

 
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I would like to rise to the defence of the much maligned cube. Cubes are affordable, effective, robust, they have just the right amount of paint and they come from a renewable source. Furthermore, I have never seen a cube fall over in all my years of gaming.

With a healthy imagination, a cube can be whatever you want it to be.

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http://i.imgur.com/6aym5jW.jpg

While the cost would be prohibitive, I think the plastic cannons and pirates from Broadsides and Boarding Parties would work great.
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the "pirate" meeples would work fine for me, and I would think a lot of games have components that would fill-in ok for the jewels, but what i'd really like some help with now are small wooden/plastic cannons (roughly "meeple size")...any ideas?
 
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No cannons, but I think these crew are perfect. Especially since the color matches:
http://www.spielematerial.de/en/game-components/game-pieces/...
 
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Here is a cannon, but I think it would be cost prohibitive since only one comes in a set:
http://www.spielematerial.de/en/game-components/game-pieces/...
 
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mfaulk80 wrote:
Here is a cannon, but I think it would be cost prohibitive since only one comes in a set:
http://www.spielematerial.de/en/game-components/game-pieces/...
do you know what game these came from?
 
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What about pieces from RISK? It has bunch of cannons in different colours, as well as soldiers. I'm sure if you scour the thrift stores you're bound to find one. If not, you could always buy a brand new one. They aren't too expensive.
 
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John_VW wrote:
mfaulk80 wrote:
Here is a cannon, but I think it would be cost prohibitive since only one comes in a set:
http://www.spielematerial.de/en/game-components/game-pieces/...
do you know what game these came from?

Nope, but you can order them and they'll ship to the US.
 
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There are a few things on Litko, but nothing perfect IMO:
http://www.litko.net/products/Cannon-Reload-Set.html#.UlCnRR...
http://www.litko.net/products/Age-of-Musket-Artillery-Set.ht...
http://www.litko.net/products/AA-Gun-Markers.html#.UlCnOBYsy...
 
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These may be an option, but I'm concerned that they could be a little larger than ideal:


The components can be ordered at http://www.viktorygame.com/components.htm, and you may be able to order just the cannons if you contact the guy...
 
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Also, the cannons here seem like an option (scan down about 1/4 of the page or so):
http://cogsandgenerals.wordpress.com/tag/meeples/

He said that Dapper Devil created them. They aren't on the website, but you may be able to contact Dapper Devil to see if they can make them. They do custom orders, and it appears that they've done the cannons before:
http://dapperdevil.com

Other than that, it seems like the Risk pieces could work if you get enough of them...
 
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If you want the Risk miniatures, but don't want to paint anything and just want the cannons:
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/-99-cannon-black

I don't usually check gamecrafter because I've had some issues with them in the past when they haven't had certain parts of my order in stock, but as an FYI for everyone else out there.
 
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mfaulk80 wrote:
If you want the Risk miniatures, but don't want to paint anything and just want the cannons:
https://www.thegamecrafter.com/parts/-99-cannon-black

I don't usually check gamecrafter because I've had some issues with them in the past when they haven't had certain parts of my order in stock, but as an FYI for everyone else out there.
just ordered...thanks!

now, I've found gray meeples, but even the smaller ones are just too big for the game (ship mats, etc.)...just need something a little smaller, but just not a "cube"...
 
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