Combos with the Saber

Combos with the Saber

Saber Pirates CSG

The Saber slashing the Nova Scotia in an epic 2015 game. (click for battle report)

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017

174 Points

This is probably my favorite Saber combo so far, but here are the others I’ve come up with.

Setup #1
This is the only one without double actions of any kind. I don’t like paying for S board on a crew, but it lets the Saber board 3 different ways – blade strikes, S boarding, and regular ram+board. Nemo takes as many crew hostage as possible while Dumas can reroll one of the boards.

Setup #2
This one might be the most incredible actually. Somehow it has the most crew (6 total), but it fits within a 40 point limit! Therefore you could use it in a standard game if you wanted to heh. It should be pretty effective – Arathiel can sac up to two oarsmen before Nemo needs to be successful nabbing crew. Once he gets going (try to capture a canceller), Arathiel can sacrifice his “recruits” to the greater good of Imperial France.  In addition, once one of the oarsmen dies you’ll even have a cargo space open, though it probably won’t be needed. I literally added Godiva just because there was no reason not to, unless you used this combo in a fleet with a 0LR +5 crew. She can help with boarding though, since the Saber will be doing a ton of that.

Setup #3
This setup is very similar to #2, but trades SAC for EA. The reroll is better utilized for Dupuy, and you could alternately use Capitaine Gaston de St. Croix if you wanted. I like the SAC setup better because the cycle of Nemo capturing and Arathiel saccing is just evil, effective, and downright scary. It’s also very practical because normally you’d run out of crew to sac, but with Nemo you won’t run out nearly as fast. Here the double actions don’t cost points outside of the build total, but missing one could really hurt.

Setup #4
This is the evil Cursed setup. Dumas is a great French crew for their larger ships, and he’s especially good on the Saber, as evidenced by this setup and that other fleet linked above. In this one he allows Moody to come aboard, who gives the captain and crew massacre abilities. While we’re at it, why not go fully evil and get a Cursed crew to go with Moody? The legendary Fantasma provides the ship with the useful Eternal keyword, and the not-so-useful (but appropriately costed at least in this case) Fear keyword. The real fun is the SAT though, which Dumas provides a nice reroll for. Unfortunately, this setup is hanging by a thread, as I barely was able to work around the double Loyal keyword shenanigans. The helmsman is Cursed instead of French to satisfy Fantasma, while I added a Pirate oarsman just to keep Moody less moody. (luckily the oarsman takes up no space and just barely fits into the point cap space) As a result, a canceller or stinkpot shot could really take this fleet apart, but it might be the most fun setup of the 4 even if it isn’t as practical as #2.

I made this fleet based on the order the setups appeared on my written version. You can tell I was getting better and more sinister as I thought up more and more combos! Feel free to comment your favorite Saber setups. I myself am now intrigued by an American setup, so I’ll probably just edit more combos into here as I figure them out.

Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain Nemo PofMI 020 Crew R
1 x D’Artagnan PofBC 203 Crew PR
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x Jordan Dumas PofBC 082 Crew R
1 x Saber F&S 056 Ship U
Section: Ship #2 (7 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Capitaine Arathiel PofCC 090B Crew C
1 x Captain Nemo PofMI 020 Crew R
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x Mademoiselle Josephine Godiva PofDJC 086 Crew R
2 x Oarsman PofCC 121 Crew C
1 x Saber F&S 056 Ship U
Section: Ship #3 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Amiral Stephan Dupuy PofCC 084 Crew R
1 x Captain Nemo PofMI 020 Crew R
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x Jordan Dumas PofBC 082 Crew R
1 x Saber F&S 056 Ship U
Section: Ship #4 (6 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Christopher Moody F&S 407 Crew LE
1 x El Fantasma RotF 017 Crew R
1 x Helmsman PofDJC 121 Crew C
1 x Jordan Dumas PatOE 082 Crew R
1 x Oarsman PofSMU 112 Crew C
1 x Saber F&S 056 Ship U

 

Combos with the Saber

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Ultimate Saber Attack Combo!!

Ultimate Saber Attack Combo!!

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017

45 Points

I have not seen this attempted yet. I have 5 different Saber builds written down, and this is probably the best one. Yeah the point total is screwy but that’s what you get with this high-point combo stuff. 

Details:
L+S speed
Double actions with EA, happening somewhat often due to reroll
Blade attacks coming left and right (port and starboard!)
+1 to boards
Losing boarding parties is irrelevant due to Decatur
Captain + helmsman: check
Peel steals all enemy crew she comes across so no need for gold running! XD

Obviously this fleet is very susceptible to fast gold fleets, cancellers, or an enemy getting the first strike. However, it might be the Ultimate Saber Attack Combo I’ve come up with thus far, especially since it has gold capability through Peel.

Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Bonny Peel PofDJC 043 Crew R
1 x Commander Steven Decatur PofBC 094 Crew R
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x Jordan Dumas PatOE 082 Crew R
1 x Saber F&S 056 Ship U

 

Ultimate Saber attack combo!!

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HI Raiding Combo

HI Raiding Combo

HI raiding combo in action on VASSAL

Playing the fleet on the VASSAL module!

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017

45 Points

Here’s a gimmicky combo that would probably work better as a piece of a larger fleet than a standalone 45 point fleet.

Banshee’s Cry creates a whirlpool with Calypso. Based on standard island placement, you should be able to place the whirlpool near your opponent’s HI by placing the edge L away from the wild island nearest their HI. The Akua Lapu gets an SAT from Calico Cat, and proceeds to go through the whirlpool. Her S+S speed should allow you to raid the enemy HI if the whirlpool is place correctly. Unfortunately the Akua Lapu’s ability and the Pirate lack of a 0LR reroller prevent making Cat’s SAT easier to get. Since no crew take up cargo space, the AL can raid a huge load at once, and then get right back out of there. Get the gold back home and maybe go out for another robbery! The AL has enough firepower to hopefully defend the BC and Calypso if an opponent follows you through, but at that point you might not need her. In a multiplayer game this could definitely be amusing if you managed to use Calypso to rob 2 or more players, but the backlash would likely eliminate this fleet quickly lol.

This fleet actually has some backup options. The Coeur helps the AL move faster; I originally had Hammersmith aboard but the double action is more important when dealing with whirlpools, and because the whirlpools will be close enough for the AL’s base move to dock. While the enemy collects gold the AL can do the same, harass enemy gold runners, etc. It’s perfectly reasonable to have the BC’s crew sit at home while she does a gold run. I nearly added Hidden Cove but I don’t like events and think should not have ever existed, so I decided not to take the easy way out, instead adding an explorer and oarsman to the BC. In any emergency situation, the BC can dump Calypso and go get some gold, with the Coeur helping her or doing the same.

This is pretty gimmicky, and wouldn’t be likely to win many games. Mostly just a fun and effective use of the niche combo created by Calypso, HI raiding, and the AL’s one-of-a-kind ability. Feel free to comment and/or vote.

Check out this battle report to see how the fleet did!

Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Akua Lapu SS 010 Ship R
1 x Calico Cat PofSMU 029 Crew R
1 x Crimson Angel RotF 206 Crew LE
1 x Grim the Savage PofFN 024 Crew R
Section: Ship #2 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Banshee’s Cry PofR 013 Ship R
1 x Calypso DPotC 056 Crew C
1 x Explorer PofSMU 116 Crew C
1 x Jonah PofCC 029B Crew C
1 x Oarsman PofSMU 112 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Le Coeur du Lion PatOE 080 Ship R
1 x Navigator SS 036 Crew U

 

Check out this video to see how the fleet performed!

 

HI raiding combo

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20 Points: Feisty Libellule + Rover

20 Points: Feisty Libellule + Rover

20 Points fleet

The fleet in action on the VASSAL module in 2017.

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017

20 Points

20 points isn’t a build total you see often, but after neglecting to arm the Libellule in my “New Age of Armed Merchantmen” fleet, I actually thought up a decent combo.

Jordan Dumas proxies for Lady Roimata from Return to Savage Shores:

Lady Roimata
RSS-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.

Flavor: Suspicious and not very welcoming of the newcomers to her ocean-bound land, Lady Roimata has made overtures towards France for the benefit of her people. French cannons may be put to even better use against neighboring islands.

Here we have a strangely potent ship at a tiny build limit. The Libellule has SAT with reroll, and therefore can move S+L+S twice with up to six 4L shots. With Godiva’s link she still has 3 cargo spaces open for gold and can pick up coins quickly with the explorer, while the Windcatcher keyword can help her get home faster. Toss in a backup gold runner at L+L speed, and you’ve got a solid shot at winning unless you get nasty UT’s. With the low point limit and extreme speed, it’s likely you’ll get the very nice UT’s before your opponent.

Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Explorer PofCC 120 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x Jordan Dumas PofBC 082 Crew R
1 x Libellule SS 047 Ship SE
1 x Mademoiselle Josephine Godiva PofDJC 086 Crew R
Section: Ship #2 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Mermaid PofCC 020 Ship R
Section: Unique Treasures (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Barbary Banner PofBC 107 Unique Treasure R
1 x Spices PofBC 100 Unique Treasure R
1 x Turtles F&S 094 Unique Treasure R
Section: Forts (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Paradis de la Mer PofR 065 Fort C

 

20 Points: Feisty Libellule + Rover

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New Age of Armed Merchantmen

New Age of Armed Merchantmen

Aberdeen Baron ship

The Aberdeen Baron in 2013.

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017

45 Points

I’ve always believed that 5 masters are underrated as potential hybrids or even as gold runners. Many have as many cargo spaces as they have masts, and therefore you’d have 3 spaces open even after adding a captain and helmsman. This fleet takes that idea to a higher level, using as little crew as possible to make “armed merchants” capable of getting gold, defending it from hostile pirates and other nations, and being durable enough that even if their guns don’t tell against more accurate opponents, they still have a chance to return home intact.

The Aberdeen Baron is the most exemplary ship that fits the theme. After Gold comes aboard (the girl, not the treasure – did I trick you?  ), she’ll have all 3 basic abilities at her disposal.

The Morning Star is the slowest of the trio and could get into trouble between the presence of a Ransom crew and her self-sabotaging ability. However, this fleet wouldn’t be complete without her, and she’s a great value for the points.

The Santa Isabel’s cannons are almost too good for her “merchant” role, but her ability and flavor text find her a fit in this fleet. You could swap Amore and the explorer for potentially increased protection.

I wanted to involve the French somehow to complete the triumvirate of imperial superpowers, but arming the Libellule seems pointless and I wanted ships with 4+ masts with at least 6 cargo.

The hope is that Amore’s “amor” can distract Zuan from harming HGold in case the latter can’t resist her piratical urges. (Yes, Thomas Gunn would be more convenient, but he’s off fighting the French again)

Thanks for looking at the fleet!  Let me know what you think of the “New Age of Armed Merchantmen”!

Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Aberdeen Baron RotF 003 Ship R
1 x Hermione Gold RotF 059 Crew C
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Contessa Anita Amore PofCC 060 Crew C
1 x Luis Zuan RotF 022 Crew R
1 x Morning Star F&S 205 Ship LE
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 106 Crew U
1 x Explorer PofR 129 Crew C
1 x La Santa Isabel PofR 040 Ship U
Section: Unique Treasures (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Power Cannons PofMI 105 Unique Treasure R
1 x Wine PofBC 104 Unique Treasure R
Section: Forts (5 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 Fort Brompton PofCC 047 Fort C
1 x Fortaleza Dorada PofR 045 Fort C
1 x Ramsgate PofR 038 Fort C

 

New Age of Armed Merchantmen

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Armed Pirate Merchants

Armed Pirate MerchantsArmed Pirate Merchants fleet

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017

50 Points

Trying to come up with an optimal fleet of “armed merchants”, but the Hostile keywords of a few named crew are getting in the way. Here’s the Pirate-only version. The Foresight is the epitome of a merchant ship in pirate hands, while the Pandora is criminally underrated mostly because of the third ship. (I wanted to use the Raven’s Neck but using the DH II made the fleet work perfectly at 50 points.)

Strategy is simple – get as much gold as possible and strike when necessary to protect your trading interests! 

Let me know what you think of this fleet of Armed Pirate Merchants!

Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Foresight F&S 001 Ship R
1 x Hammersmith F&S 022 Crew R
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 104 Crew U
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 108 Crew U
1 x Pandora PofSMU 006 Ship U
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 104 Crew U
1 x Darkhawk II PofSMU 011 Ship U
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 108 Crew U
Darkhawk-and-Pandora

Darkhawk II and Pandora

 

Armed Pirate Merchants

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Cheapskate Pirate All Stars

Cheapskate Pirate All StarsPirate ship Bloody Jewel

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017

45 Points

This is an idea I had to come up with a new Pirate fleet concept – combining some of their most OP ships from the first few sets with the cheapness of flotilla firepower from the later sets. The result is somewhat nasty – 6 ships, all with decent speed, all with cargo for gold, and all but one with some kind of offensive addition. I understand that there are ways to optimize this fleet’s gold-getting efficiency, but I was going for more of a hybrid fleet than the typical Pirate gold swarm stuff that has been done already.

The Longshanks is the biggest and most expensive ship in the fleet, and is the flagship with a captain and the Hag aboard. Her goal is to subdue enemy gunships, grab gold if possible, and raid the enemy gold runners.

The Longshanks has an assistant, called the Carrion Crow. This ship is the slowest in the fleet and doesn’t have much room for gold, but her 2S cannons pack a punch. She might not be overly effective, but serves as a solid support gunship and a ship that can pick up the treasure scraps.

The Bloody Jewel is a true gold runner, but here she has a captain instead of a helmsman or explorer. With her decent guns, good speed, and capacious hold, she’ll have many duties similar to the Longshanks, but keep her away from enemy gunships until she can get some gold to brag about.

The Banshee’s Cry is to be expected for any Pirate fleet with “cheap” or “all-star” in the name. She’s the best ship in the game even without any crew, but here she has a formidable weapon behind her. The “new” Doombox, shiny and glittery right out of your RotF super rare pack. This flotilla lets the BC scare away opponents and serve as a defensive mechanism.

The Mermaid has a similar role as the BC: get as much gold as possible and use the rotating box of shooting death to scare away and deter all enemies. With lower cargo and worse ranks on the flotilla, this combo is less effective than the BC/Doombox. However, one can mix and match the flotillas however they like to achieve more balance. At this point, the BC’s health is more important than that of the Mermaid, so she gets the improved firepower.

Additionally, since the flotilla-towing ships are the fastest in the fleet, they could run out ahead of the gunships and drop the flotillas off at or near wild islands. This could ensure those islands stay in pirate hands, or give the Longshanks and Carrion Crow some covering fire before they get into action. Not to mention the thought of the LS and CC towing the flotillas themselves to put 13 total mobile cannons in one area at the same time.

The Rover is a final addition to fill out the points and complete the Pirate All-Stars collection. You’d expect to see the Jolly Mon in this type of fleet as well, but I wanted some combat capability and stuck to the theme of early ships and later flotillas.

Thanks for looking!  Comment below what you think of this Pirate All-Stars fleet!

Section: Ship #1 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 104 Crew U
1 x Longshanks PofSMU 018 Ship C
1 x The Hag of Tortuga PofCC 027 Crew C
Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 104 Crew U
1 x Carrion Crow PofSMU 021 Ship C
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Bloody Jewel PofR 008 Ship C
1 x Captain PofSMU 104 Crew U
Section: Ship #4 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Banshee’s Cry PofR 013 Ship R
1 x Doombox RotF 088 Ship SR
Section: Ship #5 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Mermaid PofCC 020 Ship R
1 x Widowmaker F&S 017 Ship R
Section: Ship #6 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Rover PofCC 018 Ship R
Section: Forts (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Dead Man’s Point PofCC 031 Fort C
1 x The Devil’s Maw PofR 022 Fort C

 

Cheapskate Pirate All-Stars

Versatile English Gold Runners

Versatile English Gold RunnersHMS Lady Provost

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017

50 Points

Here’s a quick fleet using the English flotillas in a defensive manner and paired up with two of England’s best gold runners.

The Gibraltar and Lady Provost make for a dual HI-raiding threat. This can keep an opponent on edge. If you manage to steal anything and get attacked afterwards, the flotillas can help.

With the build total at 41 points and no way to add a 0LR with the point costs, I upped the build total to 50 and added the Hound with a helmsman. She’s the primary gold runner, and her ability can help you find out if a HI raid is worth pursuing. (or one of the other two ships raiding an enemy runner with the help of a flotilla) The helmsman could be put on one of the other two ships if they needed additional speed for a HI raid (exchanging the flotilla to the Hound in the process).

This fleet is fragile for 50 points, but the ships have 12 open cargo spaces between the three of them. All 3 also have the speed needed to make the flotillas effective, so there’s essentially 8 mobile shots sailing around for just 16 points with no captains necessary. It’s a fleet that would have to be careful with opposing gunships and picking its spots to raid HI’s. However the gold options available are pretty good, and showcase that England can put together a solid gold-based fleet without totally scrimping on firepower.Tower flotilla English Union Jack flag

Thanks for checking out these versatile English gold runners!

Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Gibraltar RotF 015 Ship R
1 x HMS Gibraltar PofCC 039 Ship C
Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x HMS Lady Provost PofCC 041 Ship C
1 x Tower F&S 019 Ship R
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x HMS Hound DPotC 044 Ship C
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 110 Crew C
Section: Unique Treasures (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Celestine’s Charts SS 031 Unique Treasure R
1 x Screw Engine PofMI 107 Unique Treasure R
1 x Shipping Charts PofSMU 097 Unique Treasure R
1 x Spyglass DPotC 077B Unique Treasure U
Section: Forts (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Fort Brompton PofCC 047 Fort C
1 x Ramsgate PofR 038 Fort C

 

 

Versatile English gold runners

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Letter of Marque Attack!

Letter of Marque Attack!Letter of Marque equipment

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 11th, 2017

75 Points

Did you know that sea monsters can be assigned equipment?

This is a somewhat odd and gimmicky fleet that takes advantage of the rarely-used but potentially awesome Letter of Marque equipment. To further this aim, they are placed on the most unlikely of hosts – Cursed squids that have cargo for them!

The main ship in this fleet is the Belle Etoile, chosen for her speed and overall effectiveness at carrying the necessary crew and supplies. Arnaud is starting to repay his debt to his godmother by helping out the Cursed beasts.

One of the biggest keys is Cissey and the fact that you can glimpse your opponent’s fleet before choosing what to add with the extra 5 points. This allows for a faction check, and you can add the appropriate Letter of Marque equipment (all the same one if they’re going faction pure), which could include French Letter of Marque or Soul Mark.

I initially forgot about how the equipment is eliminated if you shoot at the ship of that nationality. However, the solution is to use the monsters to pin enemies in place, at which point the Belle Etoile (who will be working in tandem with them anyway due to Arnaud) can use her speed to swoop in and blast away! In the meantime, the sea monsters are immune to cannon fire and use their tentacles to wave a piece of paper at your annoyed opponent! XD These particular sea monsters are also great at boarding, so you could board them repeatedly and use their abilities multiple times without actually shooting and losing the letters of marque.

The gold running choices aren’t very unique, but I haven’t used the Coeur as a pure gold runner in a while, so putting a helmsman aboard is different for me personally. Each gold runner has a different speed, so they can hit separate islands. The Intrepide will hit the closest island with an explorer and get gold back quickly to start the parleying cycle. Until you have gold, the sea monsters can stay submerged. The sea monsters (with the boost) and Belle have the speed to help defend them if needed.

This is a gimmick fleet, which means there are big drawbacks. If you Parley away too much gold, you could lose the game from your own strategy. The Belle needs to quickly dispatch enemy ships before they can trigger the letters of marque. If the enemy doesn’t use one of the five factions covered by the letters of marque (notably the Pirates), use Cissey to instead add any number of things to the fleet. The creatures could be given shot equipment, which would make them more dangerous. Each ship could be given an oarsman, or you could even grab an extra gold runner such as Le Pique.

Finally, 70 points is a bit strange. You can make it 40/45 by taking out Calypsos, the Bon Marin, and the Intrepide with all their cargo. However, this would leave the Coeur as the only gold runner and only one unique usage of a letter of marque on a sea monster.

Thanks for checking out my fleet! Let me know if you think this concept could be improved!  You can see more in the Fleets category.

Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Calim PofDJC 004 Ship R
1 x Spanish Letter of Marque F&S 102 Equipment R
Section: Ship #2 (6 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x American Letter of Marque F&S 103 Equipment R
1 x Captain PofCC 126 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x Jules Arnaud RotF 023 Crew R
1 x La Belle Etoile PofR 053 Ship C
1 x Vicomte Jules de Cissey PofCC 089 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Calypsos PofDJC 003 Ship R
1 x English Letter of Marque F&S 101 Equipment R
Section: Ship #4 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Explorer PofCC 120 Crew C
1 x L’Intrepide PofCC 078 Ship C
Section: Ship #5 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x Le Coeur du Lion PatOE 080 Ship R
Section: Ship #6 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x Le Bon Marin PofR 059 Ship R

 

Letter of Marque attack!

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Defensive Flotillas (Spanish)

Defensive Flotillas (Spanish)

Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 9th, 2017

40 Points

Don’t think I’ve seen this exact fleet yet. Two of Spain’s best gold runners with their powerful flotillas hooked up to defend them.

The Morning Star will only shoot if necessary and Zuan is not a large expense. The Monarca could use the other Freda if you wanted. I put the Diablo with the Monarca because she needs more defense and the Diablo’s guns are better than Armada’s. (plus the card/set colors match up better heh, with red of CC and RotF)

You could easily take out Zuan for El Raton, a ship that could even tow one of the defensive flotillas in a pinch.

A basic fleet, but one that shows how good flotillas can be, not just for gunships. Not terribly fast, but decently well-armed overall.

Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Armada F&S 018 Ship R
1 x Explorer PofR 129 Crew C
1 x Luis Zuan RotF 022 Crew R
1 x Morning Star F&S 205 Ship LE
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Diablo RotF 014 Ship R
1 x Dominic Freda RotF 208 Crew LE
1 x La Monarca PofR 043 Ship C
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

 

Defensive flotillas (Spanish)

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