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Offline Sir Gareth

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4293 Pirate Captain
« on: September 28, 2007, 19:27:43 »
 We have had a few single figure set's similar to this one, the figure is to me though is more of a royal looking type figure and not really a pirate, the two colours on the boots is OK.
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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 20:55:35 »
a "normal" set (i just received mine today).
there's only one thing i disliked - the large paper map looks and feels very low-cost.
thanks for the review.

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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 21:08:36 »
I'll undoubtedly get one when I see one. This set is very similar to the 3936 figure, and includes many of the same parts. The easel and a different map have been used elsewhere too.

I guess if you want a "Pirate Admiral" figure this is it, but Pirates didn't tend to have admirals. One or two famous names came to command a small fleet of ships, but they are the exception to the rule.

I like the new rum bottle, exactly like those in Tintin's "Red Rackham's Treasure".

Thanks for the pics and review!

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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2007, 02:06:09 »
I notice the hat has the new skull and bones logo used in the rock sets from the US 5700 series. The boots are interesting too. I think the torso and legs are potentially very useful for some customs.

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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2007, 03:11:30 »
The boots with the contrasting tops are a nice detail touch, but I have to agree with Gary that he looks more "royal" than pirate.  He'd make a good officer in a Peninsular war setting as in Sharpe.
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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2007, 05:48:07 »
I forgot to mention the eyepatch - nice to see a new face with the patch over the other eye.

I think I've seen a left peg-leg somewhere too - looks a bit silly when all one's pirates only suffer injuries to the right side of the body.

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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2007, 01:23:32 »
I agree 100% with Garry and Gordon regarding this "pirate's" appearance. IMO he'd make an awesome naval officer to lead a force of pirate hunters!
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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2007, 11:21:45 »
I agree 100% with Garry and Gordon regarding this "pirate's" appearance. IMO he'd make an awesome naval officer to lead a force of pirate hunters!

On the other hand, pirates weren't always outlaws-in-a-boat, but national navies with a policy of disrupting or raiding other people's shipping.

The American navy went to war with Tunisia over piracy in the 1800s.  The pirates were the Tunisian navy itself, with a bad habit of raiding European shipping lines. 

The British also did a lot of pirate raids against the Spanish. 

So, pirates aren't necessarily ragged brigands, patched and unshaven (though this fellow definitely appears to be patched and unshaven....)

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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2007, 08:32:51 »
There's a difference between pirates and raiders. Allthough plenty of raiders did do a bit of pirating as well.
Raiders were part of a navy. When in war, they only attacked those ships of the opposing nationality. They did carry "kaperbrieven" (sorry - don't know the English word) stating the nationality of the raider and the right to attack which nationalities. Any booty they picked up were to be handed over to the authorities after arriving home, allthough the crew did get a percentage.

Pirates just went for the loot and kept it all!

A lot of raiders were navy ships. And some of them did cross the line to become full blown pirates...

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Re: 4293 Pirate Captain
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2007, 10:48:51 »
They did carry "kaperbrieven" (sorry - don't know the English word) stating the nationality of the raider and the right to attack which nationalities.

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In English these are called "Letters of Marque".