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12 Sep 2018 6:40 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "A convoy to far..." to "A convoy too far..."

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Lonely Gamer12 Sep 2018 4:23 p.m. PST

A small band of pirates attack a convoy, but things don't go to plan..


Gaz004513 Sep 2018 1:37 a.m. PST

Great AAR, I've never had much luck flying the Jolly Roger either……..

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 9:13 a.m. PST

Serves 'em right – nothing Navy likes better than a dust-up with pirates

Lonely Gamer15 Sep 2018 1:48 p.m. PST

@Gaz0045 lol I have some good games with the pirates but this game my dice rolling and decision making let them down!

@Frederick yeah these pirates do need to pick their enemies carefully, the only time they can go up against full military ships is if they outnumber them big time… or they will get dusted-up!!

trynda170115 Sep 2018 5:08 p.m. PST

Nice AAR. :)

What minis did you use for this game? Some close up pics would be nice! :)

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Don't know anything about 'Stars & Lasers.' Is there a way to target engines and/or weapons. Useful to pirates…

the only time they can go up against full military ships is if they outnumber them big time…

Unless something else 'evens the numbers.' I've thought about, but never played (no surprise there!) scenarios that included sabotage.


Lonely Gamer17 Sep 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

@TheBeast Weapons and engines can be hit by critical hits, but critical hits are random in Stars & Lasers so you are never sure what a critical hit will affect.

I am writing a scenario or two for the pirates as freebees on my site, had not thought about "sabotage" though… but maybe now I might ;O)

Lonely Gamer17 Sep 2018 8:24 a.m. PST

@trynda1701 thanks, the ships are mainly Ground Zero Games, but there are a couple that were second hand so I don't know the manufacturer.

I did do some close up shots of the ships on my site the link is here link
Not great pic's but I am still learning.

trynda170104 Oct 2018 11:42 a.m. PST

Nice pics. :)

Your second hand non-GZG ships are mostly Silent Death fighters. I've said elsewhere here on TMP, that I use some of them in FASA Star Trek games to bolster my non-Starfleet fleets. Klingon, Romulan, Gorn and Orion fleets have benefited! I use some Aerotech fighters from Battletech in the same way!

See pages 2-4 of this thread on Brad Torgersens FASA STSTCS Forum for examples…


thedrake04 Oct 2018 10:14 p.m. PST

Great AAR--love use of Silent Death ships,as they are most versatile to use in any universe. They are the core of my Capellan raiders pirate faction in GZG universe.

Lonely Gamer08 Oct 2018 4:07 p.m. PST

@trynda1701 thanks for that, yes I have also found out that some of the other ships are made by Brigade Models.

@thedrake Thanks it was a great game, had a couple more since and they were just as good… I still haven't won though!!! :O(
I do like the Silent Death ships, I do have loads of them.

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