Spelling A Victory – Fleet Challenge Entry

Spelling A Victory: W-I-N

Asgard Pirates of the Frozen North

The mighty Asgard

Originally published to Miniature Trading on May 21st, 2017

45 Points

This is my fleet for volt’s Spelling Bee challenge.

Once I saw that you could combine the minor factions into one fleet, I knew I wanted to do that. I also knew that I wanted to use at least three of the minor factions. Naturally the Mercenaries get left out for now, but some of their ships could have worked reasonably well. This is a challenge with endless possibilities and combinations in terms of the theme, so I had to stop at one point and just stick with what I had.

I wanted a big bad Viking flagship, and here I’ve chosen the Asgard. She has the crew to make her dangerous, but since I wanted to maximize how many ships were in the fleet and how many letters I would have available, there aren’t any double action crew in this fleet. The Asgard provides the D in GOLD.

The Noble Swan is next, providing the O in GOLD. Li Quin was added at the end due to the Noble Swan having solid defense to protect him between her ability and the Turtle Ship keyword. Quin allows for a captain and helmsman to be added.

The Agha’s Whip gets the G in GOLD, while the Glorious Treasure gets the L. The Agha’s Whip is the main treasure runner after having to remove the Winds of Vengeance. The Glorious Treasure will be a bit of a hybrid, and can assist the other for a three pronged attack if desired (a nasty attack at that, for only 5 masts total you’d have 7 shots and some nice abilities). These ships also help with other words:
Seadog
HAR!
Treasure (LOL)
ARRRR (yes there are 4 R’s)

I found that bcym were the letters I needed more of, but I couldn’t find better combinations in the time I had. Let me know if I missed any good words to use!

At the end of the day, my fleet spells two words that might not count for anything, but are still important:
WIN (the goal of Pirates!)
WOW (hopefully this fleet wows you)

The strategy is relatively simple – the Agha’s Whip grabs gold while the Asgard and Noble Swan likely stick together for a decent offensive, with the Asgard potentially nabbing some gold. The Glorious Treasure explores her own island near home and then heads out to cause havoc. I included some piratey set-specific UT’s, just for fun.

Other ships considered:
Kalmar + captain, helmsman (23)
Winds of Vengeance (6)
Divan’s Punishment (11)

Section: Ship #1 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Asgard PofFN 007 Ship C
1 x Captain PofFN 098 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofFN 110 Crew C
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSCS 109 Crew C
1 x Li Quin PofSCS 029B Crew C
1 x Noble Swan PofSCS 021 Ship R
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Agha’s Whip PofBC 025 Ship C
1 x Helmsman PofBC 118 Crew C
Section: Ship #4 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Glorious Treasure PofSCS 020 Ship R
Section: Unique Treasures (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Jade PofSCS 101 Unique Treasure R
1 x Pension PofSCS 107 Unique Treasure R
1 x Runes of Wealth PofFN 093 Unique Treasure R
1 x Wine PofBCU 104 Unique Treasure R

 

Spelling a victory - W-I-N

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What You See – Use it!

Using What You See

Originally published to Miniature Trading on April 16th, 2017

50 Points

I peeked in a Pirates tin yesterday and found my duplicates of these three ships, and realized I could make a nice fleet with just them.

It’s basic but uses some effective ships – the Leicester attacks the other fleets, while the Frontier and Coral get lots of gold.

Let me know what happens if you try just “using what you see” in your collection box sometime!

Section: Ship #1 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 103 Crew U
1 x HMS Leicester PofSMU 045 Ship U
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 110 Crew C
Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Coral PofR 012 Ship R
1 x Explorer PofSMU 116 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Frontier SS 005 Ship R
1 x Helmsman PofR 133 Crew C

 

Using what you see

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