American Pirates – 40 Point Competitive Fleet

American Pirates

American Pirates fleet

Ready to sail out!

40 Point Competitive Fleet

Originally published to Miniature Trading on September 3rd, 2016

45 Points

Here is a fleet I’ve used with substantial success. Check out how it did in these battle reports (I plan to eventually redo those battle reports with the pictures).  I created it around January 1st 2015, and it’s been used extensively since then.

Participating in VASSAL Tournament #1, this fleet finished second by losing in the finals to UPS 5.

This fleet managed to win an epic 8 fleet multiplayer game, which is really cool.  It also came in second place in a 12 fleet game, making it one of the few fleets I’ve seen that is somewhat objectively good at games with lots of fleets involved.

It did quite well in VASSAL Tournament #2, where you can see even more battle reports!

After losing in VASSAL Tournament #2, this fleet’s record is now 14-12. It’s my third-most-tested fleet that I’ve used in games.

What I find amazing about this American Pirates fleet is that it’s not even optimized for competitive play, yet lost in the finals of one tournament and in the semifinals of another, more competitive tournament.  You could easily swap out the Bandido for the Banshee’s Cry with a helmsman and explorer, and even swap out the Amity for the Bloody Jewel and another cheap Pirate gold runner (or two with Rover + Mermaid, etc).

Section: Ship #1 (8 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain Blackheart PofSMU 030 Crew R
1 x Commodore Matthew Perry PofSCS 096 Crew R
1 x Explorer PofR 136 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofR 133 Crew C
3 x Oarsman PofR 138 Crew C
1 x Roanoke PofCC 130 Ship SR
Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Amity PofCC 009 Ship C
1 x Explorer PofSMU 116 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Bandido PofSCS 040 Ship R
Section: Events (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Hidden Cove PofSCS 057B Event C

 

American Pirates competitive fleet

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More Gimmicky Fun – 200 Point Fleet

More Gimmicky Fun – 200 Point Fleet

Water World at 200 points

The start of the game this fleet was used in.

Originally published to Miniature Trading on September 2nd, 2016

205 Points

Created for a 200 point game of Water World.

This battle report tells you everything you need to know about this fleet. Perhaps someday I’ll use it again to have more gimmicky fun!

Proxies

Lady Roimata instead of Jordan Dumas:

Lady Roimata
RtSS-043, Super Rare

French
Points: 6
Link: Fetu

Ability: Captain. Once per turn before you give this ship an action, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, this ship can be given the same action twice.

Black Coral instead of Abomination:

Black Coral
RtSS-016, Uncommon

Cursed
Points: 15
Masts: 4
Cargo: 4
Move: S+S
Cannons: 4S-3S-3S-4S

Ability: Secret Hold. This ship gains the Eternal keyword as long as she has a crew with the Captain keyword or “Captain” in its name.

Section: Ship #1 (8 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Bianco’s Haulers SS 027A Crew C
1 x Captain PofDJC 109 Crew C
1 x Grim the Savage PofFN 024 Crew R
1 x Guichuan PofDJC 300A Ship LE
1 x Helmsman PofDJC 121 Crew C
1 x Nemesio Diaz PofSMU 094 Crew C
1 x Tabatha McWarren PofDJC 028 Crew C
1 x The Headhunter PofDJC 300B Crew LE
Section: Ship #2 (6 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofR 132 Crew C
1 x Constitution PofR 068 Ship R
1 x Diamond Nelson Turner PofBC 216 Crew PR
1 x Helmsman PofR 133 Crew C
1 x Native Canoes SS 017 Ship U
1 x Oarsman PofR 138 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (6 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Celtic Fury SS 051A Ship SE
1 x Helmsman PofMI 122 Crew C
1 x Jordan Dumas PofBC 082 Crew R
1 x Lenoir RotF 024 Crew R
1 x Oarsman PofMI 129 Crew C
1 x Stinkpot Specialist PofMI 133 Crew C
Section: Ship #4 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 103 Crew U
1 x HMS Oxford PofR 026 Ship U
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 110 Crew C
1 x Oarsman PofSMU 118 Crew C
Section: Ship #5 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Abomination F&S 045 Ship U
1 x Captain PofDJC 109 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofDJC 121 Crew C
1 x Oarsman PofDJC 129 Crew C
Section: Ship #6 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofCC 126 Crew C
1 x Firepot Specialist PofR 066 Crew U
1 x Le Mercure PofCC 080 Ship C
Section: Ship #7 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Administrator Scott Bratley PofCC 046B Crew C
1 x HMS Patagonia PofSCS 207 Ship PR
1 x Lord Mycron F&S 027 Crew R
1 x Robinson PofR 037A Crew C

 

More gimmicky fun

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