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What be yer favorite Piratical weapon t' be usin'?   66 members have voted

  1. 1. What be yer favorite Piratical weapon t' be usin'?

    • Blunderbusses
      5
    • Cuttlasses
      12
    • Rum o' course I don't like fightin'
      1
    • Boarding Axes
      2
    • Daggers
      1
    • Cannons!
      5
    • My Teath...If I have 'em
      1
    • Flintlocks
      5
    • Yarrrrrr I like 'em all!!!
      20
    • Other...
      9

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I was Jist wonderin' who perfers what weapon over anyther...and possibly why that is so...? I myself Like 'em all!

Deadly Drucilla

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Ordinarily I don't like to fight... but I put daggers because... I don't know I suppose they seem a little more discrete. You can hide them in your boot. and hold them in your teeth whilst climbing the rigging (e.g. Israel Hans in Treasure Island)... versatile.

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Ordinarily I don't like to fight

Wot kin' o pirate are ye???

Tho personally, I reckon it depend on the type o fight...

Grenades could be quite fun along wit pistols and other assorted firearms for boarding... an then cutlasses o' course...

But if you're jus settling a private argument... then a knife and a length o rope to connect you be very satisfactory like... :)

Havin said that, I'd be quite happy to jus use me fists.

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Had ta vote for the 'other', as I tend to be rather handy with a belayin' pin.

Rumba Rue

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I prefer my "El Kabonger"

B)

"Look out! He has six-string, and he's loaded!"

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A blunderbuss loaded with buckshot, from a relative distance; then goin' berserk, wi' a cutlass in me hand, when I'm right on top of 'em! B)B)B)

Capt. William

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Aye, I must admit to being rather fond of all them there weapons, but none quite so satisfying as plantin' yer boot up someone's bum when they deserve it eh?

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Me- I personally like the triple approach. The nice happy gun fer long range. Yer cutlass fer the real combat. And then the dagger fer the tight situations. Most of all though, me likes me cutlass. B)

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Give me a rapier!

If I may be so bold....No one sailing St. Franis Bay can better me with a rapier!

I stand by this!

B)B)B)B)B););););)

Bully MacGraw

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Arr we be allowed more combinations of weapons? A pistol and boarding axe perhaps, or maybe a belaying pin and a cutlass or even them dreaded flaming marsmellies?

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Give me a rapier!

If I may be so bold....No one sailing St. Franis Bay can better me with a rapier!

I stand by this!

:ph34r:   :ph34r:   :ph34r:   :ph34r:   :ph34r:   :ph34r:   :ph34r:   :ph34r:   :ph34r:

Bully MacGraw

Dunno 'bout that .......But then remember, history shows the futility of bringing a rapier to a gunfight.....P.S. Thar be a 'c' in St. Francis :) ...lived 'ere alla his life an' still kaint spellit!! :lol:

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I been known ta use whatever is at hand ta inflict the most damage in the shortest amount o' time.

And I don't care what ye says, a 6 - pounder with grape at 10 feet ain't overkill!

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:ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

Funnt stuff Stinky...I likes the Flamin Marshmellies remark...

Keep 'em commin'!!!

Deadly Drucilla

:ph34r::ph34r::ph34r:

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Funnt stuff Stinky...I likes the Flamin Marshmellies remark...
Aye, I can't remember for sure now, but I think I stole the flaming marshmellies from Darkmalkin . .

*Looking around nervously*

But if she not be around to defend 'er claim, I’ll be glad to take the credit.

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I'd 'ave to say my cutlass, its just so graceful...and skillful...ahhh...(lapses into daydreaming about fighting.)

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So many choices, so few gullets to slit.

Me thinks, eh,,,,,,,,,,, Flamin marshmellies it be, at twenty paces

*throws the first flamin' globual o' sticky goo*

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To all: cutlasses are effective albeit not gracious: rapier are more effective than cutlasses in a one-on-one encounter where you have room to work; but I haven't just described a shipboard action.

Also, there be PLENTY of gillets out there that need slittin'!

:ph34r:

Capt. William

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Well Bloody 'eck, if'n we be difinin' things, then this be my prefered choice of 'other' in a boardin'........

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More Powder to Ye!!, says I!!!!!!!!

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Oh...brings a tear ta me eye it do. Such a sight and nary a Union Jack in view . . . .

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rapier are more effective than cutlasses in a one-on-one encounter where you have room to work;

Capt. William

Ah, now, Captain, I hates t'be disagreein' with ye, but disagree I must. I've done some work with backsword against rapier (Silver vs. Di Grassi t'be technical). Backsword as fought by Silver or even in the Lannaireachd style is similar to cutlass. Lots of arm, not so much wrist, and strong diagonal cuts. Like any other fighting style, it's a question of controlling the distance. If'n ye let the rapier man keep ye at his point, then it's his fight. If'n ye strike hard and move him off line, then get inside his point, it's your fight.

Hawkyns

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True enough Hawkyns. The blade has little to do with the fight, its all the man (or woman) weildin' the blade. I 'ave beat more than one rapier with nothin' but a dagger.

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I prefer a combination of cutlass and flintlock, just because when your done firing yor one shot, it's make a great beatin stick until you can reload. Especially a relly expensive Queen Anne type with lots of heavy decorations on the butt. My first weapon of choice though will always be psychological warfare

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For general sea battles, I prefer a combination amongst me crew. Cannon, o' course fer th' long range stuff. Especially with bar or chain shot t' take out th' riggin'. Then, sharpshooters in th' tops t' take out them well-dressed, snooty officer types. Closin' in, I'd order grape an' cannister from th' cannons and swivel guns. Throw a few grenades and fire some small-arms as the ships come t'gether, then BOARDERS AWAY!!! Longer arms, such as boarding pikes and axes would be usefull for the initial assault, but a cutlass in one hand, and a pistol in the other would be my choice. In the absense of a pistol, then I'd probably resort to a belaying pin, or whatever else was within my reach. Cutlass is definitely a must, though. I especially like the 1860's style (yes, I know it's a late-period one, but it has such a classic look).

Coastie :huh:

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My choice would have to be the cannon. I may not get to play them as much as I'ld like but there's nothing like the sound of a cannon going off to get your heart pounding. In fact when I die I want to be cremated and have me ashes loaded into a fully charged cannon and fired out onto the sea. Just make sure ye fire me out on the leeward side of the ship so as I don't come back to haunt ye.

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