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Fleet "Pirate 3-Way Crew Attack!!"

Fleet "Pirate 3-Way Crew Attack!!"
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This is for brett's Crew Targeting Fleet Challenge.

For this challenge, I really wanted to use Christopher Moody, who is such a value for that ability at 8 points. To match his board/kill ability, I paired him with not his linked ship (more on her later) but with the S-Board Harbinger, the ugly step-sister to the derelict stealing SM version. Add in Gunner for the possible second action and a helmsman, and your move within S, board, then ram and board again is a fun time for all. Well, except maybe the oarsman who if rolls are bad could be lost overboard =) I would have liked to fit in a reroller here, but that was not quite in the cards. Stinkpot is there as an added bonus, possibly used as part of a first action for a troublesome crew.

The second Crew attack method is the mighty Pin/Kill ability. El Ballista has always been one of my favorite ships (she is also one of my oldest), and here I make her extra fast with Bootstrap and Jack Hawkin's possible second action. Her ability meshes well with the crew protect ability, since it will involve a boarding attempt. However, her role could be to hunt down opposing small gold ships. Since the fleet is light on gold abilities, after killing crew she would probably capture the opposing gold ships, and if the situation is right, tow it/them to safety.

Jack Hawkins is on the wrong ship (the Harbinger is "his" ship per the flavor text), so its only fitting we keep Moody off his linked ship. His boarding ability does not go well with a 3-Masted ship, so instead Moody brings his beloved Minerva along and puts Hammersmith in charge. The English Hater will use Minerva's ability - straight up shoot/kill - wherever necessary to kill crew, and also try to protect Hag and the delicate Banshee's Cry. I HATE using the Cry, but as you can obviously see, there was no other way to fit in the above three ships.

Even with the broken Cry, this fleet is very lite on free cargo. It will rely a lot on attacking the enemy and stopping their gold gathering fleets. Even if it doesn't win, it should be fun lol.

To assist in slowing down the other fleet, I have added several UTs. Since Minerva might be exploring, I shied away from all the crew-killing UTs because some are just disgusting (looking at you, Plague ) Instead I added Natives and my favorite Rum to possibly slow an enemy gold ship so Ballista can stop her. The other two play to the fleet's abilities. Periscope can be very useful if used in the right spot (although it could SUPER back fire and be used on me...), and if gun ever gets on Harbinger (a long shot, yes) watch out.

Finally, the Pirates' two forts fit beautifully into this challenge, so they will be used as soon as possible, especially since the gold gathering ability is low.

Thanks for the challenge!!

 
Miniature list Group miniatures by  
Section: Ship #1 (6 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Christopher Moody F&S 407 Crew LE
1 x Gunner PofFN 038A Crew C
1 x Harbinger PofDJC 034 Ship R
1 x Helmsman RotF 076 Crew U
1 x Oarsman F&S 124 Crew C
1 x Stinkpot Shot F&S 108 Equipment U
 
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x "Bootstrap Bill" Turner DPotC 071A Crew R
1 x El Ballista PofSM PS-015 Ship U
1 x Jack Hawkins PofCC 025 Crew C
 
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Hammersmith F&S 022 Crew R
1 x Minerva F&S 406 Ship LE
1 x The Hag of Tortuga PofCC 027 Crew C
 
Section: Ship #4 (1 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Banshee's Cry PofR 013 Ship R
 
Section: Unique Treasures (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Gun DPotC 074B Unique Treasure U
1 x Natives PofR 106 Unique Treasure R
1 x Periscope PofMI 106 Unique Treasure R
1 x Rum DPotC 079b Unique Treasure C
 
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 15  79 %  
L bar 5 %  
L+L bar 5 %  
S+L bar 5 %  
S+S bar 5 %  
 

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 15  79 %  
2 bar 5 %  
3 bar 5 %  
4 bar 5 %  
5 bar 5 %  
 

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
- bar 5 %  
Equipment bar 5 %  
Pirate bar 14  74 %  
Treasure bar 16 %  
 

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 15  79 %  
1 bar 5 %  
3 bar 5 %  
4 bar 5 %  
5 bar 5 %  
 

Distribution by Point Value
- bar 21 %  
- bar 16 %  
1 bar 11 %  
16 bar 5 %  
2 bar 11 %  
3 bar 11 %  
5 bar 5 %  
6 bar 5 %  
8 bar 5 %  
9 bar 11 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 37 %  
LE bar 11 %  
R bar 32 %  
U bar 21 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 42 %  
Equipment bar 5 %  
Fort bar 11 %  
Ship bar 21 %  
Unique Treasure bar 21 %  
 



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Subject:    Posted: December 18, 2018 07:09 pm

Harbinger is loaded, would not want to mess with that ship. Good use of crew targeting abilities.

Ballista fits the theme well but would either be killed or crippled on all but the smallest ships with those cannons it has. Might be better as a supporting ship if there are no 1 or 2 masted enemy ships to go after.

Minerva is a nice little ship that would do a good job supporting other ships.

Cry is what it is, I won't take any points away for using it but I don't think it adds any either.

Good work thinking through the use of UTs and Forts. They complement your fleet really well.
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Subject:    Posted: December 18, 2018 07:13 pm

Winner of the Crew Targeting Fleet Challenge!
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