American Empire

Originally published to Miniature Trading on September 20th, 2015

This fleet was inspired by xerecs’ idea.

The strategy is simple: use defense to exhaust all opposing ships. 4 ships with cancellers, 2 submarines, 2 eternal crew, and oarsmen everywhere.

The Kettering is a great flagship, capable of firing 6 shots per turn. With an oarsman and Eternal, she’ll be hard to capture.

The Ghost Walker isn’t Eternal, but does carry the cancel ability and a powerful complement of guns.

The Mercury is definitely the toughest ship to deal with. It’s an Eternal submarine with immunity against boarding parties, and the oarsman prevents capture. She also has an annoying defensive ability, in addition to more than capable guns.

In order to help the Mercury’s quest to invincibility, the Lizard and Hessian can surround the sub to provide considerable support. They’re vulnerable to ramming, but two cancellers (or 4 with the Kettering and Ghost Walker leading the charge in front of the Mercury) should help fend off any sub hunters or opposing cancellers. In addition, the Hessian has an oarsman so she’ll still be a mobile canceller moving S+S until sunk. Last but not least, both of these support ships have captains and solid guns, making them even more difficult to take down and get to the Mercury.

The Paul Revere and Minuteman add some much-needed S-range guns to the fleet, although that ability could easily be cancelled into oblivion! The Paul Revere is one of my favourite ships and includes a nice S-boarding option. Although the Paul Revere is the only “normal” ship in the fleet with no defenses, the combo still adds 8 cannons to the fleet.

Lastly, just to make things even more annoying for your opponent, the Lamon will also be underwater and ram weakened enemy ships. She could be in the middle of a “canceller sandwich” like the Mercury for maximum protection.

Thanks to xerecs for the idea, and feel free to comment and vote!

Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 074 Crew U
1 x Gus Schultz RotF 063B Crew C
1 x Helmsman RotF 080 Crew C
1 x Oarsman F&S 128 Crew C
1 x USS Kettering PofFN 200 Ship LE
Section: Ship #2 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 074 Crew U
1 x Ghost Walker PatOE 141 Ship SE
1 x Helmsman RotF 080 Crew C
1 x Oarsman F&S 128 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman RotF 080 Crew C
1 x Montana Mays F&S 030 Crew R
1 x Oarsman F&S 128 Crew C
1 x Ralph David RotF 060 Crew C
1 x USS Mercury PofMI 300 Ship PR
Section: Ship #4 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 074 Crew U
1 x Helmsman RotF 080 Crew C
1 x Lizard F&S 210 Ship LE
Section: Ship #5 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 074 Crew U
1 x Helmsman RotF 080 Crew C
1 x Hessian PofDJC 096 Ship R
1 x Oarsman F&S 128 Crew C
Section: Ship #6 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 074 Crew U
1 x Minuteman RotF 016 Ship R
1 x Paul Revere PofDJC 090 Ship U
Section: Ship #7 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman RotF 080 Crew C
1 x USS Lamon PofMI 087 Ship R

 

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