6 gold bonuses at 20 pointsSpanish native canoes Pirates Savage Shores

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 22nd, 2017

20 Points

Simple but hopefully effective. At such a low build total, there will only be so much an opponent can throw at these ships. The key is that the canoes start at an island – by the time any enemy gunships can get going, the canoes can be on their way home. If there’s any gold left on their island, the Alquimista can pick it up since the island has already been explored. If all goes well you’ll have an extra 7 gold after one big trip, which could be enough to tip the scale in your favor. Just watch out, because a lost boarding party or a fast gunship targeting the canoes could spell doom.

Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x El Alquimista PofSCS 064 Ship U
1 x Native Canoes SS 018 Ship U
Section: Unique Treasures (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Barbary Banner PofBC 107 Unique Treasure R
1 x Homing Beacon PatOE 103 Unique Treasure R
1 x Spices PofBC 100 Unique Treasure R
Section: Forts (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x El Castillo del Infanta PofCC 063 Fort C
1 x El Puerto Blanco PofCC 064 Fort C
1 x Fortaleza Dorada PofR 045 Fort C


6 gold bonuses at 20 points

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  1. I reeeally don’t like native canoes. They just seem like strange additions to the game mechanically. But I like the idea! And any excuse to make good use out of El Puerto Blanco is a good thing, as I love that strange little fort.

    Also, don’t you need a specific crew to use canoes? I’ve never played them so I’m probably missing something

    • @Jack: My problem with the canoes is that they’re too good. Especially the American ones. I don’t like El Puerto Blanco much, but it’s neat that Spain got 3 forts.

      The Chieftain is on the Alquimista (which is why they’re in the same section) and assumes the full point cost of the canoes. More info in the MKL.

      Thanks for checking it out!

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