johngalt wrote:I be laikin' the ole cutlass. If ye boards a ship, then ye be fightin' at close range, and any good pirate'll tell ya that guns ain't any bloody use at close range. Too much aim needed. A cutlass'll cut a whole arc o' enemies, but a gun only get's one of 'em. Ye also have ta worry about ammo wit' a pistol. A cutlass don't be needing any blinkin' ammo.
I got one. You are boarding my ship, cutting swaths out of guys on the deck with your cutlass. I am in the crows nest, with my pistols. I start shooting at you. You get rather dead. Or, another one. I am on the deck, where you are cutting people up. You come after me, run backwards, away from your cutlass, and I shoot you. Touche.