English Empire

Originally published to Miniature Trading on September 20th, 2015

140 Points

This English Empire fleet was inspired by xerecs’ idea.

The English are my favourite faction, but with both cancellers and numerous other pieces unavailable, I had to think outside the box a little bit. Also, the English 0LR +5 wasn’t available either.

To purposely make things even more difficult for myself, I decided to only use ships from POTC, though I could use anything from SCS to SS.

The Endeavour is loaded with SAT+reroll, while Portland protects the crew. Beckett will also be rerolled, meaning that Gunn will be very busy! Beckett becomes more valuable in games like this where his ability is more affordable and more flexible with additional ships.

The Dauntless has a standard crew setup, but also has fire shot and stinkpot shot (a personal favourite of mine) to dole out extra damage. Between her powerful guns and nice ability, she’s a nice complement to the Endeavour.

Keeping with the POTC theme, Norrington joins the Interceptor, which may be the first ship to shoot moving at L+L+S in the early game. Norrington makes it more likely that Exploding Shot will find its mark, which could cause opponents problems if it hits early on.

The Phoenix is a great sniper ship that can hit on a 5 or 6 here thanks to HGold. Even at close range she’s got 4 guns shooting at 2L.

I originally had the HMS Hyena instead of the Victor, but the Hyena is perhaps slightly overused and the Victor has slightly better cannons. In addition, the Victor can repair herself if need be.

The Success is an underrated ship that can do some surprising damage through her ability and guns. Her total point cost of 14 takes up just 10% of the build total, making her an underrated asset.

Thanks to xerecs for the idea, and feel free to comment and vote on this English Empire fleet!

Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Commander Spencer Portland PofDJC 061A Crew C
1 x HMS Endeavour DPotC 003 Ship R
1 x Helmsman RotF 077 Crew U
1 x Lord Cutler Beckett DPotC 055 Crew C
1 x Lord Thomas Gunn PatOE 054 Crew R
Section: Ship #2 (6 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 070 Crew R
1 x Fire Shot F&S 057A Equipment U
1 x HMS Dauntless DPotC 002 Ship R
1 x Helmsman RotF 077 Crew U
1 x Oarsman F&S 126 Crew C
1 x Stinkpot Shot F&S 108 Equipment U
Section: Ship #3 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Admiral James Norrington DPotC 063 Crew C
1 x Exploding Shot F&S 109 Equipment U
1 x HMS Interceptor DPotC 029 Ship U
1 x Helmsman RotF 077 Crew U
Section: Ship #4 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x HMS Phoenix DPotC 092 Ship SE
1 x Helmsman RotF 077 Crew U
1 x Hermione Gold PofMI 056 Crew R
1 x Oarsman F&S 126 Crew C
Section: Ship #5 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 070 Crew R
1 x HMS Victor DPotC 054 Ship C
1 x Helmsman RotF 077 Crew U
Section: Ship #6 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 070 Crew R
1 x HMS Success DPotC 030 Ship U
1 x Helmsman RotF 077 Crew U

 

English Empire

Fleet page at Miniature Trading

Posted in Fleets and tagged .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.