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Flying Dutchman

Miniature text:

Broadsides Attack. Link: Davy Jones.

  • Collector's Number: 001
  • Faction Affiliation: The Cursed
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 17
  • Cargo Space: 4
  • Base Move: S
  • Cannons: 2L-2L-2L-2L-2L
  • Number of Masts: 5
Flying Dutchman
If you can't run away you're dead.

written by wapcaplets Premium Member LV58
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General description:
This is one of the spookiest ships in the game... the legendary Flying Dutchman! It's a beefy five-master that, while lacking in the speed department, has the best cannons possible!

Uses:
This is a gunship. I repeat: a gunship. Use this to sink your opponents' ships with no mercy. Did I mention it's a gunship?

Strategies and game play:
The Broadsides Attack ability on this ship is amazing since it hits on a 2. No other ship with the Broadsides Attack ability so far has better than 3 for its cannons. Think about it... you have a 66% change of making a six-masted junk derelict with one roll! Definitely use this bad boy to engage your enemy and sink them.

Combos with other miniatures:
This ship is made to be used with Davy Jones himself. It's an expensive combo, though, at 28 points. Yikes!

Ways to counteract it:
The best way to counteract the Flying Dutchman is to run away from it, which isn't too hard considering it has a base move of S.

Strengths/Pros:
Successful Broadsides Attack accomplished on rolling higher than 2.

Weaknesses/Cons:
Slower then molasses uphill in January.

Artwork and aesthetics:
Like most of the "Cursed" ships it's really purdy.

Overall rating:
I give the Flying Dutchman a lowly 6 out of 10. It's got an awesome ability but it really needs good crew with multiple actions to make it effective because it's so darn slow.

 

Modified on October 2, 2006 02:30 am



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wild_west
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Subject: Few things   Posted: October 2, 2006 10:17 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

You are mistaken my friend. there is another ship with broadsides abilities that has all 2 cannons. That is the HMS Bretwalda. I have done some damage with that four-master. Also, not mentioned in your list of ways to counteract the Flying Dutchman is to use a ship that cannot be shot at by L-range cannons. there are a few. Since the Flying Dutchman only has Long range cannons, this becomes a weakness. It is the same as with the Blackwatch. the lack of S-range cannons actually makes this ship a little weaker. Go figure.
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wapcaplets Premium Member
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Subject:    Posted: October 5, 2006 11:20 am Reply with quote Report content icon

Good points! I forgot all about the Bretwalda.
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algorab
Italy

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Subject:    Posted: March 1, 2007 07:17 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Kapnkrunch: your reviews are always exellent, the problem is that they are foo few!!!

COME BACK!!!

We miss you and your wisdom!
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