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Fleet "New Age of Armed Merchantmen"

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Fleet "New Age of Armed Merchantmen"
45 Points
created by a7xfanben Premium Member LV98 activity icon envelope icon
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I've always believed that 5 masters are underrated as potential hybrids or even as gold runners. Many have as many cargo spaces as they have masts, and therefore you'd have 3 spaces open even after adding a captain and helmsman. This fleet takes that idea to a higher level, using as little crew as possible to make "armed merchants" capable of getting gold, defending it from hostile pirates and other nations, and being durable enough that even if their guns don't tell against more accurate opponents, they still have a chance to return home intact.

The Aberdeen Baron is the most exemplary ship that fits the theme. After Gold comes aboard (the girl, not the treasure - you're completely obsessed! ), she'll have all 3 basic abilities at her disposal.

The Morning Star is the slowest of the trio and could get into trouble between the presence of a Ransom crew and her self-sabotaging ability. However, this fleet wouldn't be complete without her, and she's a great value for the points.

The Santa Isabel's cannons are almost too good for her "merchant" role, but her ability and flavor text find her a fit in this fleet. You could swap Amore and the explorer for potentially increased protection.

I wanted to involve the French somehow to complete the triumvirate of imperial superpowers, but arming the Libellule seems pointless and I wanted ships with 4+ masts with at least 6 cargo.

The hope is that Amore's "amor" can distract Zuan from harming HGold in case the latter can't resist her piratical urges. (Yes, Thomas Gunn would be more convenient, but he's off fighting the French again)

Thanks for looking at the fleet!

 
Miniature list Group miniatures by  
Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Aberdeen Baron RotF 003 Ship R
1 x Hermione Gold RotF 059 Crew C
 
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Contessa Anita Amore PofCC 060 Crew C
1 x Luis Zuan RotF 022 Crew R
1 x Morning Star F&S 205 Ship LE
 
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 106 Crew U
1 x Explorer PofR 129 Crew C
1 x La Santa Isabel PofR 040 Ship U
 
Section: Unique Treasures (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Power Cannons PofMI 105 Unique Treasure R
1 x Wine PofBC 104 Unique Treasure R
 
Section: Forts (5 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x El Castillo del Infanta PofCC 063 Fort C
1 x El Puerto Blanco PofCC 064 Fort C
1 x Fort Brompton PofCC 047 Fort C
1 x Fortaleza Dorada PofR 045 Fort C
1 x Ramsgate PofR 038 Fort C
 
Fleet Statistics
Distribution by Base Move
- bar 12  80 %  
S+L bar 7 %  
S+S bar 13 %  
 

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 12  80 %  
5 bar 7 %  
6 bar 13 %  
 

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
England bar 27 %  
Spain bar 60 %  
Treasure bar 13 %  
 

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 12  80 %  
4 bar 7 %  
5 bar 13 %  
 

Distribution by Point Value
- bar 33 %  
- bar 20 %  
1 bar 7 %  
12 bar 7 %  
13 bar 7 %  
2 bar 7 %  
3 bar 7 %  
5 bar 7 %  
9 bar 7 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 53 %  
LE bar 7 %  
R bar 27 %  
U bar 13 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 33 %  
Fort bar 33 %  
Ship bar 20 %  
Unique Treasure bar 13 %  
 



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Subject:    Posted: July 10, 2017 07:00 am

Just tested this fleet in a game.
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