Thursday, 1 November 2012

Development Update: Sartosa

Been silent for the last two weeks since I haven't finished anything new as of yet, but I have been working on some stuff at least!

The Sartosa list is well under development at this point, with most of the bestiary done (which will then be reviewed with my co-author, Stefan Wolf). The list in it's current state looks the following:

Lords:
Pirate Lord
Witch Doctor

Heroes:
Pirate Captain
Voodoo Priest
First Mate (BSB)

Core:
Swabbies (expendable, slaves)
- Press Ganger
Pirate Crew (basic troops, HW, pistols)
- Deck Hand
Deck Gunners (handguns)
- Deadeye
Buccaneers (skirmishers)
- Swashbuckler
Harpooneers (skirmish, javelins)
- Leviathan Slayer

Special:
Ship's Mates (elite crew, stubborn if joined by captain)
- Boatswain
Swivel Gun (S6, range 36", similar to Jezzails)
Deck Cannon Cannon (normal cannon, with weapon upgrades like chain-shot)
Orc Freebootaz (Orc pirates, what else?)
- Loota Boss
Wokou Raiders (cathayan candles)
- Shanghai'er
Dwarf Sea Dogs (slayer pirates)
- Sea Rover
Norse Raiders (frenzy, same as DoW book)
- Helmsman
Ghost Pirates
- Cursed One

Rare:
Gatormen (MI, GW)
- Crush-snapper
Sea Serpent Riders (MC, poison)
- Storm Rider
Shipwreck Angel (MI, 2HW, unbreakable)
- Dark Maiden
Turtigon Battle Platform (Mo)
Commodore Cannon (large cannon)

Unit Upgrades:
Navigator
Bosun
Grogmaster
Master Gunner
Look-Out
Surgeon

Nothing set in stone, and special characters will of course be included. You could probably expect a release sometime this month.

4 comments:

  1. Are these units based on pirate101?

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    1. Nope, never heard of that before.
      The list is based on Mordheim, WFRP, Warmachine/Hordes and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as common pirate archetypes.

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  2. Well, I think technically Wokou would be Japanese/Nipponese pirates and not Chinese/Cathayan.

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    1. They are both, actually, since they raid around the same waters. Cathayan candles is just one of the special weapons they can use.

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