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Date Reviewed - 09.22.08
Name: Marrakesh (Corsairs)
Card: BC #017 (Common)
Guns : 4S,5S,6S
Hit %: 50 (S), 0 (L)
Ability: Galley. Spanish ships get +1 to their
cannon rolls against this ship.
To celebrate Talk Like A Pirate Day (which was
really last Friday), this is Arr Week. We're looking
at ships and crew with "arr" in their names.
We'll start with the Marrakesh, a Corsair galley
with the most awful cannons you can get on a three-masted
Fortunately, this doesn't really matter. The
Marrakesh's role is gold, not gunnery. Her high
speed, fair cargo, and low point cost make her a
solid choice for a gold ship. That wretched 6S mast
can be a painless sacrifice if you get shot at. With
only 3 cargo, I'd use no crew; just send her to the
islands. It's hard to imagine her not paying for
herself in one quick cruise.
If you were desperate and had to use her as a
fighter, I'd give her a Captain and a Smokepot Spec
to fire from that 6-rank mast. But that would be
some serious desperation. This is a gold ship, and a
fairly good one. Just keep the Spanish away from