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Miniature of the Week, from Pirates CSG

Santo Columba

Santo Columba, Spain at its Finest

written by volt Premium Member send message

“Capitan Guillen’s vicious raiders have become a matter of national pride for Spain, as its power declines and victories become harder to achieve”

General description:
It is no secret that Spain is not about the cannon, but the coin. ... ... [read more]

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Fleet of the Week, from Pirates CSG

Verdant Isle

Fleet "ziotoo's CF- the pirate's way!" - 65 Points for Pirates CSG

built by ziotoo4 

Sooo...it's been a long time since i last posted a fleet on MT. This time, it's a combo i created almost 9 months ago, in a local tournament. There were many limitations, including a 60 points build total and a single-nation approach.
Howewer, this fleet turned out to be really powerful, and since it's creative, too, i think it will do well in Woelf's Creative Fleet Challenge.

Now, let's start up! I will get some help from time to time with my long-date friend, Genny's Red Rampage
ARRRR!, me be born ready! And there ain't gold for th' premium membership, so vote me up, ye stinky land-lubbers!
ARR! (shameless plug, i admit it )


So, from a first look, we cannot see anythink interesting in this fleet. We have two not-so good gunships, the almighty banshee's cry as well as a bunch of random ships. It looks plain harmless
ARRR! Me knew' that! That be a stinky fleet-as stinky as me breath when me be drunk...that's to say, all th' time!


Well, i would'nt be so hasty. The key of this fleet lies in two elements:
1) the mistery islands, often undervalued but really powerful anyway (in the specific, Verdant Isle), and
2) the UT "Altar of the Loa", which i still can't believe passed playtesting with such a game-breaking ability


quote from the plan:

So, how does this works?
That's simple: we're going to use the "bunch of random ships" to bring into play the UT Altar's of the loa, then we'll take advantage of the load of sac fodder to take control of the enemy fleet, ending the match as total winners.

Koff koff! *rum down the wrong way* Yer' be saying we're gonna steal good ships and take them along the piracy road???


Exactly
ARR! Me's gonna love this stuff!


So, now let's get serious and describe the process. Genny, please shut up
Aye Aye cap'tn!




Setup:

You'll have to put the mysterious islands (we used four of them) so that every non-mistery island is no further than 3L from at least one of them.
In short, you should place them so that it's possible to reach them easily from every spot your opponent gives you as a HI.
DO NOT PLACE the UT yet; it will be brought in later, during the game

Startup:

First turn: roll for the navigator, then move all of your ships towards the nearest Verdant Isle. Use lucky the parrot to peek at your enemy's cargo. Nothing else.
Second turn: assuming you placed the island 3L away from your HI, you should now be there with all of your ships: there's five of them, so you'll be able to roll at least 5 times for the effect. If you're in the luck range, you should already have got the result we're looking for; otherwise, repeat until you get a 5 or 6.

Howewer it goes, remember to unload the payload on the Verdant island: that is, 1 oarsman from rover, 4 from the DHII, 1 from Banshee's cry and 2 from White Rose should now be on the Wild Island, totalizing 10 oarsmans.
If you got a 5 or 6 on one of the die rolls, things start to get interesting.


After the roll:
After you roll the 5 or 6, you pretty much have won the game. Take a look at your opponent's situation: the best moment to do what you're gonna do, is when your opponent has just loaded gold with his/her treasure ships and is about halfway between your and his/her HI (it's a common situation, and it should be fairly easy to lure him as near to your HI as you can-as we said before, this fleet looks harmless)
When you believe it's the right moment, turn Altar of the Loa, show it to your opponent, and watch as his face gets blank.

To sum up, you should now have:
Altar of the Loa on a Verdant Isle, to wich almost all of your ships (depending on the time elapsed) are docked, 10 oarsman awaiting on that same island, your opponent's gunship should be no more than 5L away from your HI and his/her goldships around the unexplored Wild Islands-ready to go back home


What's Next?
Assuming you've 10 SAC crew on the Altar, you will be able to control your enemy ships for about 5 turns. Just keep the stinky mermaid docked to this island, and keep sacrificing 2 crew per turn, for 5 turns (if you need more SAC, remember we have a grand total of 18 crew in the fleet, allowing 9 turns of enemy control!)
Arr! Shiver me' timbers!

What you do now, is up to you. Bring your enemy gunships into cannon's range and blow them up as they watch helplessy. Use his/her treasure ships to unload treasure near your HI; then sink them and bring gold home with DH enormous hold. You could even use White Rose's special ability to get all the enemy coins, including the ones he already unloaded!
The world is yer' oyster now, land-lubber!
Well told, Genny, well told! ;)






This fleet was tested on the 31st january of 2009, in a semi-official tournament here in Italy. It ranked first, with 38 match points (the second ranked scored 27 points-1/3 less!!!)

Also, it's not limited to one UT; you'll find some suggestions in the comments-feel free to add your own too!

Cheers
Fede

p.s. now i want to hear woelf ^_^
Arr! Me too! Me too! Let's get together and haul some keel!!!

4 x Verdant Isle [SS: I08, Island, C]
1 x Captain [PofFN: 099, Crew, C]
1 x Explorer [PofSM: PC-EX, Crew, C]
1 x Banshee's Cry [PofR: 013, Ship, R]
1 x Navigator [SS: 034, Crew, U]
1 x Mermaid [PofCC: 020, Ship, R]
1 x Jolly Mon [DPotC: 005, Ship, R]
1 x Favor of the Gods [PofSCS: 058B, Event, C]
1 x Altar of the Loa [SS: 033, Unique Treasure, R]

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News

September 16, 2014: Insert miniatures in your text!
When posting your comments in our forums and discussions many times you talk about miniatures that your readers may not know by heart. Now you can make all the details and info about a miniature accessible whenever you mention it with a new tag that you can generate automatically by using the form at the top of your text area:

Form to insert a miniature name or image in your text

This will insert the miniature's name or image and will show all the info about that figure when you hover your mouse over that name or image, like this:

Miniature details being shown when you place your cursor over the miniature's name

The name is also a link to the details page for that card.

This should make your comments and card reviews much more informative and clear. Try it out!

June 24, 2014: Average miniature prices
As you know, we already offer price data for most miniatures: in the miniature details window you can see the minimum, average and maximum price for the miniature, retrieved from multiple online stores. Up until now, though, you had to click on each miniature to check its price.

Now we are showing the average price value on miniature lists so that you can see this data without having to click on each item and so that it's easier for you to compare prices among different miniatures. You can see this information in your haves and wants and in other members' collections. This is also very useful when adding items to a trade.

Furthermore we are also showing the total average price for armies by adding up the average prices of all the individual miniatures. We are also doing this for trades. So you can now see the cost of building an army, and the total value of the miniatures sent and received in a Tracked Trade.

This feature is currently available for the following games: HeroClix, Dungeons & Dragons, Axis and Allies, Star Wars minis, and WoW minis.
If you want prices to be displayed for any other game you may want to contact our price data provider (TCGPlayer.com) here. If many people request it they might work on adding your game to their database.

April 19, 2014: Business cards for everyone!
You can now design your own business cards to let other people know about your web page at Miniature Trading and about your achievements on the site.
You can print these cards and hand them out to prospect traders you meet at the local store or tournaments. And you can also use them online as forum signature or avatars. They will link directly to your web page so that people can find it easily.

To create and customize your own business card, go to Your Profile and choose the option "Your avatar and business card". You can choose among multiple templates and include your own image.

Try it out and show off your membership in this community!

March 23, 2014: Detailed miniature lists
When searching for miniatures you can now list all the details for each miniature so that you have all the information displayed at the same time.

New detailed format for lists of miniatures in our searches

This way it's easier to identify the miniatures you are interested in when searching our database, or other users' lists, or when looking for miniatures to add to your armies.

Also, when browsing our miniature database you can also display just their images for a more compact view:

New display for miniature lists showing all the images

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In Miniature Trading we specialize in collectible miniature games and we provide the most comprehensive database of miniatures available on the Internet.

Here we will search for the person who has the miniatures you are looking for, and who is ready to trade them for what you have, and we will put you in contact with him or her.

You won't have to visit different forums ever so often in search for messages related to the trade you want to make. You just register, enter the miniatures that you have and those that you want, and our system will let you know automatically whenever another user offers for trading the collectible miniatures you are looking for.

Register yourself and try it!
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For more information and some advice on trading collectible miniatures using MiniatureTrading.com, click here

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And with the new system of Tracked Trades you have a useful tool to register and keep track of your trades, and to know who has already traded successfully multiple times and is therefore more trustworthy.

And don't forget to spread the word and tell all your friends and colleagues about Miniature Trading, so that all miniatures for trade get listed here and are available for your trading pleasure!

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