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Fleet "Unconventional Pirates"

Fleet "Unconventional Pirates"
45 Points
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Here is a Pirate fleet that features a new ship for Barstow, a very unique crew, as well as an unexpected hybrid of sorts and a slow gold runner.

Barstow is best aboard a larger ship so he can win boarding parties, but the Raven is a surprisingly good ship for him to serve on. The Raven is fast enough to ram and board enemy ships, though unfortunately Barstow will have to board before the flotilla's cannons can soften the target. However, he has an oarsman for protection, and will not be pinned due to his ship's ability. In addition, the Schooner keyword could allow Barstow to board without ramming in some cases, which might be desirable at some point. Finally, the explorer keyword and the Raven's 3 remaining cargo spaces make the ship a fun and versatile option.

The Cutlass is a solid support gunship, but here she's the main attack ship while also functioning as a hybrid. Hammersmith is just irresistible to us fleet makers, and for good reasons. The cargo space he saves makes the ship viable as a hybrid, with two spots for gold to be gotten from exploring or stealing. The Cutlass may shadow the Raven and protect her, potentially hitting a target with covering fire before Barstow attempts to capture crew (after which the ship is finish off with Doombox). She's also the designated fort-wrecker if you need her for that!

I started running into point problems at the end, but luckily the Paradox is a still-underrated option at the dirt-cheap <5 point level. The Hag lets Hammersmith do his thing on the Cutlass, while the helmsman is necessary to make the Paradox fast enough to reach islands close to home. The hope is that Barstow and Hammersmith will create enough chaos and distraction with their vessels that the Paradox can make multiple trips and steadily accumulate gold.

In a unique UT strategy (lol), I am trying to give my opponent(s) crew or protect their existing crew. The abandoned crew would likely be a shipwright and cannoneer, since a captain or musketeer could be more invasive to my own plans. In addition, it could be nice for the Cutlass or Paradox to find one of them. Castaway is amazingly underrated and versatile, and might be used against me, but was too fun to pass up. Between the potential for 3 extra crew to enter the game, Barstow will be busy nabbing people left and right! I originally had the Executioner in for the Cutlass, but realized it made no sense with the capturing strategy. I've gone the complete opposite route, hoping my opponent finds Jack's Piece of Eight to avoid them losing crew so I can capture them.

The forts are standard, and would likely be financed by the Paradox and set up by either of the schooners.

Thanks for checking this out! It's not nearly as practical as many other Pirate fleets, but it's a fun new usage for Barstow with a bit of a weird strategy overall.

 
Miniature list Group miniatures by  
Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Barstow F&S 024 Crew R
1 x Doombox RotF 088 Ship SR
1 x Oarsman PofSMU 112 Crew C
1 x Raven PofCC 017 Ship C
 
Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Cutlass PofR 010 Ship C
1 x Hammersmith F&S 022 Crew R
 
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 108 Crew U
1 x Paradox DPotC 048 Ship C
1 x The Hag of Tortuga PofCC 027 Crew C
 
Section: Unique Treasures (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Abandoned Crew PofMI 303 Unique Treasure PR
1 x Abandoned Crew PofCC 098 Unique Treasure R
1 x Castaway PofR 108 Unique Treasure R
1 x Jack's Piece of Eight DPotC 064 Unique Treasure R
 
Section: Forts (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Dead Man's Point PofCC 031 Fort C
1 x The Devil's Maw PofR 022 Fort C
 
Fleet Statistics
Distribution by Base Move
- bar 11  73 %  
S bar 7 %  
S+L bar 7 %  
S+S+S bar 7 %  
T bar 7 %  
 

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 11  73 %  
- bar 7 %  
3 bar 7 %  
4 bar 7 %  
5 bar 7 %  
 

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
- bar 7 %  
Pirate bar 11  73 %  
Treasure bar 20 %  
 

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 11  73 %  
- bar 7 %  
2 bar 20 %  
 

Distribution by Point Value
- bar 27 %  
- bar 20 %  
1 bar 7 %  
10 bar 7 %  
2 bar 7 %  
4 bar 7 %  
5 bar 7 %  
7 bar 7 %  
8 bar 13 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 47 %  
PR bar 7 %  
R bar 33 %  
SR bar 7 %  
U bar 7 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 33 %  
Fort bar 13 %  
Ship bar 27 %  
Unique Treasure bar 27 %  
 



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Subject:    Posted: July 25, 2017 04:42 pm

Gotta give you credit, this is a unique strategy, though the small size of Raven will make it difficult to capture crew, I think. You've inspired me to try something similar with the Cursed.

Edit: got the faction wrong. That said, I think Crescent Moon and Aruj Barbarossa are a potential alternative to your main, what do you think?
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Subject:    Posted: July 25, 2017 09:18 pm


quote from godmason:

Gotta give you credit, this is a unique strategy, though the small size of Raven will make it difficult to capture crew, I think. You've inspired me to try something similar with the Cursed.

Edit: got the faction wrong. That said, I think Crescent Moon and Aruj Barbarossa are a potential alternative to your main, what do you think?


Yeah I like it! Throw on an explorer and maybe an oarsman, and you've got a super weird but fun hybrid! Another benefit to having these gold capture crew (especially Barstow with built-in explorer) on gold-oriented ships is that if your opponent doesn't bring many high-value crew to the game, you have another means of getting gold with that same ship. (and yeah, the gold capture crew are expensive enough that transferring them to another ship in your fleet might not even be an option)
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Subject:    Posted: July 30, 2017 08:15 pm

Just tried out this fleet!
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