Published to Miniature Trading on August 8th, 2011
COMMON – A7XFANBEN
This is my first fleet I have submitted, this one for the Common Fleet Challenge. I used Administrator Scott Bratley to push the points to 50. I would say the HMS Victor and HMS Lord Walpole are almost co-flagships (Victor has shipwright already built in ). Strategy is quite obvious, just blast away with at least one gunship while the other helps out/guards the Provost. Somewhat simple, a good fighting fleet, although probably not as good in multiplayer games. Advice is welcome, still learning the complexities/combos of game after on-and-off obsession through the years (I like to do a fantasy scenario type thing where fleets are built as the war progresses, not modeled on the game, but history). Please vote, thank you!
Took out the Meresman and FotG and switched some stuff around to add the common HMS Lady Provost. Now vulnerable to Mermaids, but hopefully people would realize this is overused and don’t want it. I put Ducie Chads on the Victor instead because I like the thought of possibly repairing two masts in one turn, and because Gunn’s ability can’t be doubled (although then the Walpole wouldn’t have a helmsman, if both 5 point crew were on her). Still lacking speed, but hopefully I am getting over my “fighting syndrome”, this is because of the books on the history of the Royal Navy I’ve read.
Edit (3/30/2013): My first fleet of the week! Thanks to all who commented and voted. I forgot to add this in at the time, but back in June 2012, this fleet went 1-2 against a Pirate fleet. I put HMS Lord Walpole outside her usual section so that she would appear on the homepage, since she’s my second favourite ship, after only HMS Lord Algernon.
Leave your comments and vote in the section at the bottom of this post!
|Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)|
|1||x||Administrator Scott Bratley||PofCC||046B||Crew||C|
|1||x||HMS Lord Walpole||PofSMU||056||Ship||C|
|1||x||Thomas Gunn the Younger||PofSMU||064||Crew||C|
|Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)|
|1||x||Lieutenant Henry Ducie Chads||PofMI||043B||Crew||C|
|Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)|
|1||x||HMS Lady Provost||PofCC||041||Ship||C|