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POLL: How Hardcore Should Pirate Gaming Be?


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Norscaman Inactive Member writes:

No one should have any fun wargaming at all. We are there to learn the true techniques used by Blackbeard and other important historical leaders in gaining spanish gold throught he use of tactics and modern weaponry of the time. The biggest concern I have, however, is that people will misinterpret the eclectic uniforms of the pirates. For example, were the lapels really as pointed as on most pirate figures? Were the stitchings around the buttonholes always gold, or as pointed out in the Osprety books, occassionally red? Also, how do we know what sort of monkeys are appropriate to the time? If we are talking barbary pirates, than old world monkeys can be used. Otherwise, we need to consider more new world species.

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VOTING RESULTS
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24
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53
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85
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britman14625 Inactive Member wonders:

A few of my wargaming mates have planned a 15mm game of pirates on an island. The set-up is different parties searching for loot, captives and the such. I do suppose the rules we use will dictate the type of play we end up with. Limeys and Slimeys or Pieces of Eight would give it a free-for-all type outcome.

Question is: Should this be played a 'fun' game or a 'hardcore' military wargame?

On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is hardcore and 5 is fun, how hardcore should pirate gaming be?