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Fleet "100pt British Gold Rush"

Fleet "100pt British Gold Rush"
100 Points
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Probably a fleet I'll not get the chance to actually play, but one I put together out of my cards the other night all the same.

The intended purposes of the HMS Antelope and HMS Gallowglass are... to stay in port, and let the other ships shine. The obscenely broken nature of Lord Mycron's ability has been well documented, but I just couldn't resist. As the fleet is fairly swift, the addition of the Antelope's Navigator affords me a decent chance to further speed my attempts to grab early gold, and fight (more or less) on my terms when the time should come. If necessary, one or both ships could leave home and run, though (especially in the case of the Gallowglass), such an effort would most likely arise from having no other alternative.

The gold is ideally collected by two more than capable ships - the HMS Gibraltar and the Honu Iki , respectively. The Honu Iki's strength is in the swiftness of transition, as Sir Jeremy Rothschild allows a quick exploration and departure from wild islands. The Gibraltar, with her setup of Thomas Gunn and First Mate Ismail is one of my favorite setups for versatility, and it shines in this fleet.

Supporting the runners are three gunships. The HMS Resistance is crewed to the teeth, with an all right chance of seeing Lieutenant Henry Ducie Chads' SAT roll hit in thanks to the re-rolling specialty of Commodore Rhys Gryffyn Owen . With a possible 6 shots in a turn and the Resistance's "crew kill" ability, she'll make for a formidable threat. the HMS Ark Royal is hardly a "first choice" for most when it comes to gunships, but the Eternal aspect of her is a plus for me, and her guns aren't terrible. Generic Captain/Helmsman setups for her and the HMS Minerva round out this fleet.

Full disclosure: the HMS Minerva was added in when I had counted up the original points for the fleet and come up with 88.

 
Miniature list Group miniatures by  
Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x HMS Antelope PofBCU 052 Ship C
1 x Navigator SS 037 Crew C
 
Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x HMS Gallowglass PofSMU 051 Ship C
1 x Lord Mycron F&S 027 Crew R
 
Section: Ship #3 (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman PofSM EC-HM Crew C
1 x Honu Iki SS 042 Ship SR
1 x Oarsman PofSM EC-OA Crew C
1 x Sir Jeremy Rothschild SS 029A Crew C
 
Section: Ship #4 (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x First Mate Ismail PofBCU 059 Crew C
1 x HMS Gibraltar PofCC 039 Ship C
1 x Oarsman PofSM EC-OA Crew C
1 x Thomas Gunn RotF 021 Crew R
 
Section: Ship #5 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSM EC-CA Crew U
1 x HMS Ark Royal F&S 071 Ship C
1 x Helmsman PofSM EC-HM Crew C
 
Section: Ship #6 (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSM EC-CA Crew U
1 x Commodore Rhys Gryffyn Owen PofBCU 058 Crew C
1 x HMS Resistance DPotC 033 Ship U
1 x Lieutenant Henry Ducie Chads PofMI 043B Crew C
 
Section: Ship #7 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSM EC-CA Crew U
1 x HMS Minerva F&S 009 Ship R
1 x Helmsman PofSM EC-HM Crew C
 
Fleet Statistics
Distribution by Base Move
- bar 15  68 %  
L bar 5 %  
S+L bar 5 %  
S+S bar 18 %  
S+S+S bar 5 %  
 

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 15  68 %  
2 bar 18 %  
3 bar 9 %  
4 bar 5 %  
 

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
England bar 22  100 %  
 

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 15  68 %  
1 bar 9 %  
2 bar 14 %  
3 bar 9 %  
 

Distribution by Point Value
- bar 5 %  
1 bar 9 %  
12 bar 5 %  
14 bar 5 %  
2 bar 18 %  
3 bar 23 %  
5 bar 14 %  
6 bar 9 %  
7 bar 9 %  
8 bar 5 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 14  64 %  
R bar 14 %  
SR bar 5 %  
U bar 18 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 15  68 %  
Ship bar 32 %  
 



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a7xfanben Premium Member
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Subject:    Posted: February 10, 2018 06:27 am

From the title I thought you were going with 100% gold runners, which would be quite interesting given the faction. Even without that being the case however, I'd say this is quite a unique English fleet. Partly due to the ships and crew setups used, but even more so because everyone you face will expect a 4+ mast gunship at 100 points with pure-faction English.

The Honu Iki is fast and effective; I'd rather have Rothschild on a ship with at least one more cargo (2 coins at a time can slow overall gold-running efforts, though getting the highest values can work out very well if you get a good distribution) but it's definitely a pleasant surprise to see a crew setup I've never seen like that. In fact I'm not a big fan of Rothschild's ability costing 3 points, but I guess it's too late to complain to Wizkids. XD

The Gibraltar has a great setup and is likely the overall most effective ship here. Almost unlimited options: fighting, getting gold, raiding gold from HI's, or stealing gold from enemy gold runners. And likely at least two of the above in any given game!

I love how disposable the Ark Royal is; just let rip with BA and hope for the best. XD

I understand if you don't have Sir Christopher Myngs , but I'd take him on the Resistance instead of Chads so you could have a helmsman too. When you don't get the SAT moving L will likely be painful, especially if you can't support the duo of much faster but fragile runners. Mycron may have to bail her out more than you'd like.

Minerva's not a very good ship but filling out the points doesn't usually result in a star of the fleet.

Solid job though; I'm not sure how well it would perform at this point level, but the creativity bumps it to a 4.
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Subject:    Posted: February 10, 2018 04:43 pm

Yep, sadly, no Sir Christopher Myngs... not running the Helmsman on the Resistance was a rough call for me, but given what I'm hoping will be a decided speed advantage early, I'm figuring that most of the gunship's prey will be caught chasing the Gibraltar or the Honu Iki.

Strange as it is, the only 4+ mast British ship in my collection is the HMS Dunlap.
As always, thank you for the rate and for the feedback!
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Subject:    Posted: February 18, 2018 11:12 am

Interesting choices. I like the set-ups on all the ships mostly, but I do feel that the Resistance will be hindered just a tad with no helmsman. Maybe we could try this fleet out on VASSAL sometime.
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