Going Up Against the Baochuan
Posted in Advice, Pirates
Afternoon watch, 3 bells (1:42 pm)

I mentioned the chance I had to go up against the Baochuan in Seattle recently. Here's my strategy that almost worked to get me a win against overwhelming odds:

First of all, if your opponent knows this, it won't help you.

My strategy is to get a ship to an island as fast as possible, have an explorer on it. Get several gold on it, then sail your fleet against the Baochuan—yes, against the Baochuan. Fire as many cannon as you can. Make them sink your ships. If all your ships are sunk and your opponent hasn't returned any gold to his home island, you will win. This happens because if your opponent sinks one of your ships with treasure, the treasure is split, half goes to the ship that sunk you, and the other half goes directly to your home island.

If your opponent is a smart player (like mine was), you probably won't get away with this. They'll leave you derelict or something while they stomp on you. But it can work under the right circumstances.

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2 Responses to “Going Up Against the Baochuan”

  1. Ben says:

    I have been kind of interested in that game since the ships are so neat looking. I might give it a try now.

  2. Webmonster says:

    I find it pretty fun, and Wizkids Games is HQ'd in the Seattle area, there are a lot of places you can get them over there.

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