Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants achievements
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Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants

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There are a maximum of 61 Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants achievements (47 without DLC) worth 3,766 (1,350)

3,552 tracked gamers have this game, 135 have completed it (3.80%)

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Walk the Plank in Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants

Walk the Plank13 (10)

Destroy a pirate convoy

  • Unlocked by 1,973 tracked gamers (56% - TA Ratio = 1.33) 3,552  

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DavieMarshall
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DavieMarshall
Achievement won on 07 Oct 12
TA Score for this game: 782
Posted on 08 October 12 at 12:42
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To unlock this one you have a couple of options. Your first is to actively hunt down a pirate convoy. To do this check your naval charter for the infamous pirate flag. The stronger the colour the stronger their presence in these waters.

You can then despatch a well armed and heftily bolstered attack fleet to intercept and destroy any rogue vessels in the area. Don't forget you MUST have your fleet adequately equipped with sailors (which you can pick up from key ports) so that your cannons can be operated at maximum efficiency. Without them the pirates will easily overwhelm and destroy you. A costly outcome. Also make sure you select your fleet's combat tab (bottom right of the screen, accessed via the d-pad) and then press down to allow the Xbox to choose the optimum setup for your fleet.

To identify a pirate ship to attack keep an eye on the waters where the flag indicates they roam and you may spot a stationary pirate ship in the water, scoping out possible targets. Highlight them and press B to command your convoy to attack that target. You can then opt for an automated or manual battle (automated is probably best).

Your second option is to simply play the game at your own pace. If you're not in a rush you will unlock it in time. Just ensure your convoys are adequately protected by flanking gunships (mine convoy was four strong when I unlocked it this way) and that the fleet is staffed by the maximum possible number of sailors for the same reason above.

Eventually a pirate will be lured in by the promise of the huge bounty which comes in conjunction with having the available stowage of four ships laden with goods. You'll hear a cannon shot and a countdown timer will begin ticking indicating battle is about to commence. If you opt for an automated battle provided your fleet is well captained (not much you can do here but hope) and well staffed, victory should be easy. Again make sure you select your fleet's combat tab (bottom right of the screen, accessed via the d-pad) and then press down to allow the Xbox to choose the optimum setup for your fleet. Without doing this you may find your most powerful gunship winds up as the key loading ship and is therefore withdrawn from the battle for the protection of your cargo.
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