Cutlasses vs Pistols

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Cutlass or Pistol

Cutlass
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Pistol
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Postby Antipaladin on Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:28 am

Yar, a flinty be a pain ter reload wit' one harnd, let alone less if ye be sportin' a hook.
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Postby Aleph-One on Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:48 am

Ye just need ta be flippin' er around an' pistol whippin' the scallywags until ye have a chance ta reload.
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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:38 am

You could use a Lorenzoni pistol. Should suffice for a battle. With a bit of exercise you can prepare the next shot singlehandedly while meanwhile working with the cutlass. But grease it properly or you risk a nasty surprise.
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Postby Duke on Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:06 pm

Aleph-One wrote:Yarr! Thar be no reason, earthly ar ephemeral for why ye can't jaars be usin' both a cutlass an' a pistol mateys.

Ye just have ta be havin' that hand-eye caardination.


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Postby LeftLogic1 on Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:21 pm

Pistols are for cowboys, not the likes of us sea farin' folk! Besides, I don' want me entire pirate crew firin' off rounds in a crowded ship we happin' to be takin'. Arr.
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Postby Swatopluk on Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:13 am

Another reason to use stopping not penetrating bullets. And to keep order while entering of course.
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Postby Pachyderm on Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:02 am

Cutlass.

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I will admit a little flinty is fun fer albatross huntin' when yer bored.
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Postby LibraLabRat on Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:14 am

As I have said time and again.......

Flintlocks? Bah. Gimme an Ingram, a Tec, something that sprays a lot o lead...or a blunderbuss...yeah. SHoulder cannon.....or just go for the combo cutlass pistol, best o both worlds.
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Postby Swatopluk on Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:18 am

Ever actually tried a cutlass pistol? Fancy but worthless!
Automatic weaponry is so difficult to maintain (and get proper ammo for). Gimme grapeshot, dat's all ye need! And then unto them with the good ol' cutlass (and the trusted battleaxe, of course).
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Parrot Power

Postby black bart on Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:02 am

YYYAARR ye'll all be jealous o me new invention...tis fiendish. Ye've heard o the throwin knife, well I've got.......
a Throwin Parrot! He looks like a normal parrot but he be made of steel with a rasor sharp beak. He sits on me shoulder all peaceful like until the moment I enter the fray, then I grabs him and hurls him at my dismayed opponent!

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Postby Swatopluk on Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:10 am

You probably haven't followed the extended parrot discussion in this very folder. Pirate technology has been beyond those simple gimmicks long ago.
Offensive parrotting is a long established art form for pirates of all tastes.
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Postby black bart on Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:42 am

YYAAARRR I've been pirating for so long I can't even remember what hand me hooks on!

I thought I was bein brilliantly original, but as usual me brain, addled with grog, was playin tricks on me! :fsm_worried:
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Postby Swatopluk on Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:48 am

Every idea is original if one hasn't heard of it before. The act of inventing something without knowledge that is has already been invented is in no way smaller than a real first.
Just don't be too surprised if you find your model to be outmoded in a battle. Never rely on superior technology alone, trust your cutlass (and axe)!
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Postby ribbit on Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:52 pm

Swatopluk wrote:Every idea is original if one hasn't heard of it before. The act of inventing something without knowledge that is has already been invented is in no way smaller than a real first.
Just don't be too surprised if you find your model to be outmoded in a battle. Never rely on superior technology alone, trust your cutlass (and axe)!


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Postby Duke on Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:13 pm

As for weaponry, I have my katana in one hand, cutlass 'i the otha, throwin' stars in the pocket, an' sniper rifle on ma back.


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