With the fall approaching I've started playing with my regular play partner once again! Our first game back was a simple affair, played on the sidelines of a super-casual game night. This led to some interruptions (which may lead to new players though heh) and the game being quite short. I was excited to make a fleet with some of the stuff I haven't used before, and came up with a combo I like. (After Volt's recent report I almost went with Terrox but this was only a 40 point game and the other Cursed stuff in my current traveling collection is less than inspiring lol)
He went first with a mixed fleet:
USS Oregon + captain
Grand Barnacle + Calypso, Coconut
El Ballista + Hammersmith, fire shot
The Grand Barnacle and Mermaid are two of the newest additions to my fleet, and I never use Calypso as much as I'd like to heh. John went with a gold-oriented fleet with plenty of open cargo spaces and durability, while I wanted to use the Ballista as a fast suicide attacker to distract from the Calypso gimmick.
The Ballista quickly set upon the slow Oregon, while Calypso didn't need the monkey's reroll to set up some whirlpools.
The Ballista went 0/4 on her second volley and then was pummeled by the Oregon and Dunlap. The Pequod and Mermaid are almost back with gold, but the Grand Barnacle has the best haul.
The Pirates made it back, and I ceded the rest of the gold in play. Luckily it worked, with the Pirates winning 23-22! (A narrow margin of victory, and almost the same score as Volt's 3-way tie at 22 haha)
It was good to get back to some good ol' pirating, and we look forward to more adventures in the near future!