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stewart46A17 Apr 2019 8:48 a.m. PST

Martin of Peter Pig fame visited this afternoon and we played Pirate land raids. This is part of the New release of ‘Pieces of Eight' from Peter Pig.
The rule book consist of three parts , 1st part is all about Pirates on the high seas chasing, boarding and capturing merchant ships.
The 2nd part is all about Pirates raiding coastal towns or native villages.
The 3rd part consist of a campaign system.

So this afternoon we played 4 land raid games, each game lasted about 1hour with 3 wins to Martin and 1 for my self.
The games are great fun, defiantly recommended.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2019 1:34 p.m. PST

I assume this is an update. I have had a copy of Peter Pig's Pieces of Eight rules on my shelf for over a decade that matches all the elements of the description above. I bought it along with a box full of 1/450 Pieces of Eight ships and crews. grin

It would be nice to know how the new version differs from the old one.

- Ix

gavandjosh0217 Apr 2019 1:58 p.m. PST

Same here as Yellow Admiral.

Tony S17 Apr 2019 4:18 p.m. PST

Although I thought the first set was fun, I do hope he changed the movement rules. In the first edition, the sailing vessels went fastest when the wind was directly astern.

That said, it's an easy fix and I think I'll be getting the new rules whenever the PDF appears. His website has more information about the game itself. The player's maps look intriguing.


stewart46A18 Apr 2019 1:54 a.m. PST

This is the new version of PO8 released March 2019, I haven't played the original set so can't make a comparison but these rules are easy to learn and lots of fun.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 7:41 a.m. PST


Here is a page with plenty of detail as above). Do see the multiple videos too.


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