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Leslie BT

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Re: Black sails
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2017, 10:29:44 PM »
With-in POE is a land based raid type game. One player hold the town with all the classic pirate destinations, Governor's residence with his daughter, the garrisons barracks for the army troops, the treasury for the gold, a shore battery, town with shops warehouses etc, a church, and the rough quarter.
So the defender has all the elements to help him defend the town from the raiders.
The attackers are the ships crews, who are attempting to loot the town without raising the army, governor's body guard or other defenders.
The game is for 15mm figures, great fun to play as an extension to the ships part of the game.

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« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2017, 01:57:38 PM »
Excellent summaries chaps, thank you.

As I near the end of Series 2 of Black Sails, I'm seeing many of these game elements in the film.

Would we want to consider chucking in (perhaps as one of the "random factors") in the new version of POE an English warship, or perhaps a Spanish treasure galleon too?

Could we consider building into the design a multi-player option, to represent the shifting factions within the piratical community of gentlemen of fortune?

Leslie BT

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Re: Black sails
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2017, 11:20:02 AM »
Santa Claus brought the first series of Black Sails. I'll get down to watching whilst painting my paras for the Ardennes day.

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« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2017, 11:56:54 AM »
I've just started (the final) Series 4, and it's getting better and better.

Lots of inspiration for Pirate games :)

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« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2018, 10:52:35 PM »
Finished watching series 4. the final series.  All good stuff. The end is a little odd but a great series in most respects. recommended. It will be very cheap soon on Amazon I suspect.

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« Reply #35 on: April 29, 2018, 12:27:08 PM »
I've just finished it (episode XXXVIII !) myself. I really enjoyed the whole series, and was quite happy with the conclusion.

I had bought mine on Amazon as a physical boxed set, and thought it was great value for 38 episodes of swashbuckling action!

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« Reply #36 on: July 26, 2018, 08:21:57 PM »
Brought seasons 1-4, this week following a good report from Martin. Really enjoying it, as is Mrs Wardy.

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Re: Black sails
« Reply #37 on: July 26, 2018, 09:17:20 PM »
Careful - it gets darker and darker - but it seems very fitting too.

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« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2018, 09:37:27 PM »
I ve started watching it on Amazon Prime. Like what i ve seen so far.

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« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2018, 09:50:07 PM »
And of course it's all true - based on Treasure Island and historical characters :)

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« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2018, 11:18:04 PM »
Aye JIm lad 😁

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« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2018, 09:28:46 AM »
I rather like the Charles Vane (sp?)character. Good voice, good body, good hair, Australian(?) and almost impossible to kill, unless he allowed it.  Most amusing character was Calico Jack?
Meanest character was the British infantry officer who was missing his family. Maybe Israel hands was equivalent?