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Travellera11 Apr 2023 8:02 a.m. PST

I would like to use Pikemanīs Lament for a pirate game but I lack any army list. Any suggestions about classification and force composition?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2023 2:40 p.m. PST

I'm surprised no one has answered this yet. So I asked ChatGPT:

Prompt: I would like to use the tabletop wargaming rules Pikeman's Lament for a pirate themed game. Provide 3-4 army lists and suggest classification and force composition.

Sure! Here are some suggestions for army lists for a pirate-themed Pikeman's Lament game:

Pirate Crew: This army list would consist of a mix of swashbuckling pirates armed with cutlasses and pistols, and more heavily armed pirates with muskets and grenades. The classification for this army could be "Rabble," as they are a motley crew of rogues and misfits. The force composition could consist of a combination of melee and ranged units, with the heavier armed pirates providing covering fire while the lighter armed pirates close in for melee combat.

Privateer Fleet: This army list would consist of a group of privateers operating under a letter of marque. The classification for this army could be "Professional," as the privateers are trained and organized soldiers. The force composition could consist of several units of musket-armed sailors, along with some units of marines armed with muskets and bayonets. These units could be supported by some artillery, such as a small cannon or two.

Pirate Hunters: This army list would consist of a group of naval officers tasked with hunting down and capturing pirates. The classification for this army could be "Veteran," as the naval officers are experienced soldiers. The force composition could consist of several units of musket-armed sailors and marines, along with a unit or two of sailors armed with boarding pikes for melee combat. These units could be supported by a small cannon or two.

Buccaneers: This army list would consist of a group of buccaneers, who are a type of pirate that operated in the Caribbean during the 17th century. The classification for this army could be "Irregular," as the buccaneers were not organized in the same way as other pirates. The force composition could consist of a mix of melee and ranged units, with some pirates armed with cutlasses and pistols, and others armed with muskets. The buccaneers could also have some support from native allies, such as Carib or Arawak warriors armed with spears and blowpipes.

I hope these suggestions help you create a fun and exciting pirate-themed game using Pikeman's Lament rules!

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2023 2:42 p.m. PST

This gave me a slightly different list:

Prompt: I would like to use the tabletop wargaming rules Pikeman's Lament for a pirate army. Provide 3-4 army lists and suggest classification and force composition.

Certainly! Here are some suggestions for army lists for a pirate-themed Pikeman's Lament game:

Pirate Crew: This army list would consist of a mix of swashbuckling pirates armed with cutlasses and pistols, and more heavily armed pirates with muskets and grenades. The classification for this army could be "Irregular," as they are a motley crew of rogues and misfits. The force composition could consist of a combination of melee and ranged units, with the heavier armed pirates providing covering fire while the lighter armed pirates close in for melee combat.

Privateer Fleet: This army list would consist of a group of privateers operating under a letter of marque. The classification for this army could be "Professional," as the privateers are trained and organized soldiers. The force composition could consist of several units of musket-armed sailors, along with some units of marines armed with muskets and bayonets. These units could be supported by some artillery, such as a small cannon or two.

Pirate Hunters: This army list would consist of a group of naval officers tasked with hunting down and capturing pirates. The classification for this army could be "Veteran," as the naval officers are experienced soldiers. The force composition could consist of several units of musket-armed sailors and marines, along with a unit or two of sailors armed with boarding pikes for melee combat. These units could be supported by a small cannon or two.

Sea Dogs: This army list would consist of a group of experienced and skilled pirates who have been sailing the seas for years. The classification for this army could be "Professional," as the sea dogs are experienced and organized soldiers. The force composition could consist of several units of melee-focused pirates armed with cutlasses and boarding axes, as well as some units of musket-armed pirates for ranged support. The sea dogs could also have some support from captured ships, which could be used to ram and board enemy vessels.

I hope these suggestions help you create a fun and exciting pirate-themed game using Pikeman's Lament rules!

Travellera13 Apr 2023 7:53 a.m. PST

Thanks Flashman14, interesting approach but as most answers I have got from ChatGPT – useless :)

Unfortunately the classifications proposed are not from these rules. AI has still some way to go…

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