Persian Victory (Corsairs)
BC #009 (Common)
Guns : 3S,4S,5S
Hit %: 100 (S), 0 (L)
Ability: Galley. After this ship resolves a shoot
action, she may move as a free action.
This galley is a sentimental favorite of mine, for
an unusual reason:
her good looks. The designers put a detailed Persian
rug on her main deck. Compared to a lot of ships
that are just variations on black and brown, that
extra detail really looks nice on the game table.
Is she more than just a pretty face? That depends on
how you use her.
She's certainly no fighter. She has the stats for a
good gold ship, except for her cost, which is too
high for only three cargo. She can do well as a
boarder, as long as she picks on ships smaller than
The reverse-Captain ability can actually be of some
use to her in that role.
But 13 points will buy you any of several much
better Corsair boarders, like the Jackal's Teeth and
Crescent Moon. The Marrakesh is just as good at
gold, and almost as good at boarding, for only 6
points. So although I like the look of the Persian
Victory, I can't give her two thumbs up.
She'll do okay, but "okay" doesn't win battles.
Goldship rating: 3.6 / 5
Gun Ship rating: 2.7 / 5
Boarding rating: 3.1 / 5
Value for points: 3.3 / 5