My entry to Volt's Spooky Challenge!
I struggled with this challenge, mainly because I had a few ideas that I wanted to use and couldn't quite decide. My first iteration of this fleet had the Enterprise and USS Kettering involved. But once I re-read the rules and after seeing a few of the other fleets, I decided to change mine. My next iteration was an all Cursed fleet that had OE Davy Jones at the helm, but I quickly discarded that version since it would have violated the rules of the challenge and I didn't quite like it. My next idea involved using the San Cristobal, but I couldn't get a few things to work out. Finally I settled with this version, a combination of sorts of all of my ideas for this challenge.
Coming in at ship number one, one of the first GHOST SHIPS in the game, the mighty Deliverance! Not only is she the fastest pirate capital ship, but her Ghost Ship keyword should keep her safe from boarding, and will allow her to slip through other ships and bothersome terrain. On board is Hammersmith and the lovely Calico Cat to give her SAT, making the Deliverance the fastest ship in the fleet, even without SAT.
Next up we have the Black Pearl. On board we have a regular captain, who will boost the cannons and give a +S to the Pearl's base move, thus eliminating the need for a helmsman. This opens the way for Le Requin to come aboard and offer SAT to the Black Pearl, easily one of the best Pirate gunships.
Finally what is a spooky challenge without the Cursed? Representing the Cursed is the Executioner quite possibly the best Cursed gunship there is. Her base speed does not need boosting, since she is one of the few Cursed ships to move at S+L, so a regular captain comes along to activate the ships ability to get a +1 to cannons, like the Pearl. Also on board is Double Shot to give a nice offensive punch.
Potential weaknesses I see in the fleet:
No re-roll for the SAT crew, it's the one thing Pirates don't have in terms of crew, 0LR re-roller.
No canceller crew or ships.
In-accurate cannons. The base cannons for the Pearl and Executioner are not great, they need a captain to gain a cannon bonus, and the Deliverance's cannons are average.