Balanced French Fleet

Originally published to Miniature Trading on February 1st, 2015

This is a simple French fleet that won a game. Of the stuff I have on hand currently (about 8 ships from each of the Big 6) it’s one of the best fleets I could make. 0LR +5’s were not used in the game, and forts and UT’s were not available either.  I like the idea of using this fleet to teach beginners how the game works.

Strategy is very simple, the Lyon protects the runners by playing offense and tries to disable or sink the best enemy gunship, which should happen if you get the first shot with S+S+S speed and rank-1 guns.

The Intrepide and St. Joan are the runners, with Mont Blanc as a very effective deterrent as well as a measure of extra firepower.

In the game the Intrepide towed the Mont Blanc. The St. Joan has the speed to reach an island further than the Intrepide, which means that you might want her to tow the flotilla. I listed it separately and the player could decide when he sees the opposing fleet and island setup.

Thanks for looking at my Balanced French Fleet; comment and vote!

Section: Ship #1 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofCC 126 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x La Lyon PofFN 069 Ship U
Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Explorer PofCC 120 Crew C
1 x L’Intrepide PofCC 078 Ship C
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Explorer PofCC 120 Crew C
1 x St. Joan PofBC 080 Ship R
Section: Ship #4 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Mont Blanc F&S 020 Ship R

 

Balanced French fleet

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