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Fleet "UPS v. 5.0: Zeus style"

Fleet "UPS v. 5.0: Zeus style"
45 Points
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I stole the name from the excellent Universal Pirate Shipping fleets created by darrin. I can change the name if desired.

In the style of the original UPS fleets, this one is meant for a standard game of Pirates. With a ship as costly as the Zeus, a 50 or 60 point game would likely be more ideal. However, this combo is so amazing (and the Zeus so undercosted) that it works in a regular setup.

The Zeus has L+S speed, which will ideally be doubled on most turns. It's annoying to put an oarsman on the Zeus (rather than the home island) to start the game, but the Zeus needs to reach an island. Don sacs him and then we explore. The process begins. The Coeur loses an oarsman (she can carry 2 at a time) for the best coin. On the next turn, the Zeus can either redock at the island (potentially twice) or move twice towards another island. Beautiful! It's best not to sac the explorer, but that could be done in a pinch. Either way the Zeus will likely have an oarsman to sac on every turn, which allows for extremely potent offense not seen in the other UPS fleets. Her gold-hoarding ability could even come in handy if she explores dud islands. The oarsmen will eventually run out, at which point the Zeus could load up gold and sac any crew needed to get home, or simply attack the other fleet. The forts are there to protect any gold the Zeus doesn't want to send home (or doesn't have time/oarsmen to send home).

The Jolly Mon can try to prevent the Coeur from being harmed. Other options include swapping Don for Jimmy Legs. This allows you to add Hidden Cove or a backup runner like the Mermaid. In the end, I went with Don between my hatred of events and the fact that Don's second ability could really help a lot if you encounter nasty stuff like Plague or Natives. Even with the trading ability, negative UT's will still be one of the biggest problems for this fleet. If the Zeus loses just one or two crew, the fleet's efficiency goes way down.

Please comment and vote!

Edit (9/20/2016): This fleet has won VASSAL Tournament #1!

This fleet's record is now 8-3.

 
Miniature list Group miniatures by  
Section: Ship #1 (6 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x "Don" Pedro Gilbert PofR 016 Crew R
1 x Captain Jack Sparrow DPotC 058 Crew C
1 x Explorer PofSMU 116 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 108 Crew U
1 x Oarsman PofSMU 112 Crew C
1 x Zeus PatOE 300A Ship LE
 
Section: Ship #2 (5 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Le Coeur du Lion PatOE 080 Ship R
4 x Oarsman PofSMU 112 Crew C
 
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Jolly Mon DPotC 005 Ship R
1 x The Hag of Tortuga PofCC 027 Crew C
 
Section: Forts (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Dead Man's Point PofCC 031 Fort C
1 x Paradis de la Mer PofR 065 Fort C
1 x St. Pierre PofCC 091 Fort C
1 x The Devil's Maw PofR 022 Fort C
 
Fleet Statistics
Distribution by Base Move
- bar 14  82 %  
L bar 6 %  
S+S bar 12 %  
 

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 14  82 %  
1 bar 6 %  
3 bar 6 %  
7 bar 6 %  
 

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
France bar 18 %  
Pirate bar 14  82 %  
 

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 14  82 %  
1 bar 12 %  
10 bar 6 %  
 

Distribution by Point Value
- bar 24 %  
- bar 6 %  
1 bar 41 %  
2 bar 12 %  
23 bar 6 %  
5 bar 6 %  
6 bar 6 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 12  71 %  
LE bar 6 %  
R bar 18 %  
U bar 6 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 10  59 %  
Fort bar 24 %  
Ship bar 18 %  
 



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Subject:    Posted: September 4, 2016 06:00 pm

This fleet is participating in VASSAL Tournament #1!
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Subject:    Posted: September 11, 2016 08:46 pm

This fleet might win VASSAL tournament 1, and possibly VASSAL tournament 2, even with your GT fleet's UT's and the stiff competition from the original UPS.
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Subject:    Posted: September 20, 2016 12:47 pm

This fleet has won VASSAL Tournament #1!

This fleet's record is now 8-3.
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Subject:    Posted: October 19, 2016 10:13 pm

This fleet is participating in VASSAL Tournament #2!
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Subject:    Posted: February 12, 2017 07:11 pm

After losing in the second round of VASSAL Tournament #2, this fleet's record is now 11-5 for a .688 winning percentage.
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