Tagged: Fleet Challenge
January 18, 2022 at 5:24 PM #14353
Davy Jones has assembled his mightiest and most powerful minions to his side, assembling a dread fleet that will threaten all who sail upon the seas. Not only has Jones called all of his inhuman cronies to him, but he has also summoned and bewitched many mortal men to his calling. The warring powers of the world must put aside their differences to defeat Davy Jones and his minions.
Even though the imperial seafaring powers of the world agree that Jones must be stopped, they cannot be moved to give their full might to the cause. You have 120 points with which to combat the dread fleet of Davy Jones and present a united fleet of the Spanish, English, French, Americans and pirates of the sea.
Your fleet must have at least one ship from the Spanish, English, French, Americans and pirates. You may not use an alternate version of any crew or ship that has been “ensnared” by Davy Jones, and you may not use any of the ensnared ships or crew. You may use ships and crew from Spanish Main through to Return to Savage Shores, except other Cursed ships and crew, all game pieces can be found in the Master Spreadsheet.
Banned items for this Challenge: All Events, Cursed Captain Jack Sparrow, Calypso, all Sea Creatures.
Any “cursed” pirate crew from the PotC set are considered Cursed for this scenario, and if not in use by the Dread Fleet cannot be used. El Cristal del Obispo and Le Superbe are under the effect of Black Mark and are Cursed. HMS Gallows and Intrepid begin the game with the Red Skull and Gem of Hades on board, making them and all crew aboard them Cursed and part of the Dread Fleet.
If the Gem of Hades and Red Skull UT’s are stolen from their starting ships, whatever ship steals them will immediately become a part of the Dread Fleet, and the Gallows or Intrepid will join your opposing fleet.
This is not a standard game of Pirates, your objective is to sink, capture or disable as much of the Dread Fleet as you can. Neither fleet will have a home island at which they start, instead each fleet will have a generic 8 flag home fort that will serve as a home island, but will offer none of the protection a home island provides.
Submitting a Fleet
To submit your fleet, post your fleet as a reply in this thread. Only one fleet per person. Only fleets posted in this thread will be considered. Submissions will close at midnight PST, February 1st. Fleets submitted after that time WILL NOT be considered.
Once all fleets have been submitted, I will play them against the Dread Fleet of Davy Jones on the VASSAL module. Each fleet will have a home fort instead of a home island as previously mentioned. The ocean map will feature no other islands but will have some terrain in play. Whichever fleet defeats the Dread Fleet or comes closest will be declared the winner.
The Dread Fleet of Davy Jones
This is the fleet that you must attempt to overcome:
Flying Dutchman + Sir Edmund, Davy Jones (OE), captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Executioner + Papa Doc (RtSS) , captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Drowned Man + captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Guichuan + Headhunter, Jimmy Legs, Maccus, helmsman, cannoneer, musketeer, oarsman x10
Divine Dragon + El Fantasma (RotF), captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Guinee + captain, helmsman, cannoneer, musketeer, oarsman
Last Hope + captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Grinder + Deveraux (DJC), captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Grim Reaper + captain, helmsman, cannoneer, firepot specialist, oarsman
Hades Realm + Cursed Captain Barbossa, Cursed crew 1&2, helmsman, oarsman
Skin Flayer + Sammy the Skull (DJC), White Crew, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Abomination + Wraith (OE), captain, helmsman, oarsman
Poor Adams + captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
El Cristal del Obispo + The Inquisitor (DJC), captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Le Superbe + Jacques, Duc de Valois , Cavendish (OE), Captain Alarico Castro, captain, helmsman, oarsman
HMS Gallows + Lt. Henry Ducie Chads, Thomas Gunn the Elder, captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsman
Intrepid + Commander Stephan Decatur, captain, helmsman, cannoneer, oarsmanJanuary 20, 2022 at 9:14 AM #14355Craig OwenParticipant
Well here’s my submission. Mostly I went for the biggest baddest gunships I could find. With the exception of one of my favorite Spanish ship, crew, and equipment combos. Hope you enjoy!
Zeus(OE)23pts+ Hammersmith(F&S)5pts+ Derrick the Red(DJC)6pts+ Oarsmen(x6)6pts
USS Kettering(FN)16pts+ Captain3pts+ Helmsman2pts
El Algeciras(OE)3pts+ Luis Zuan(RotF)2pts+ Stinkpot Shot 1pt
HMS Grand Temple(OE)15pts+ Hermione Gold(RotF)5pts+ Trevor Van Tyne(RotF)2pts+ Crimson Angel(OE)5pts+ Commodore Rhys Griffin Owen(BC)0pts
Le Soleil Royal(Rev)13pts+ Robert Surcouf(BC)7pts+ Porthos(BC)4pts+ Helmsman2ptsJanuary 23, 2022 at 2:35 PM #14363Peter GeiserParticipant
I figured the only way to try to level the playing field with this big of a point total discrepancy is to try to kill all the crew in the bigger fleet… hence this crew/ cargo killing fleet.
total _ 119 points.
Le Soleil Royal w Captain and Helmsman
Louisiana w Captain
Recreant w Captain and Helmsman
HMS Granville w Captain
Asesino de la Nave w Captain Helmsman
HMS Grand Temple w Thomas Gunn the Younger
OE _ La Resolucion w Comandante Antonio de Silva, Captain and HelmsmanJanuary 23, 2022 at 5:12 PM #14364ShamsyParticipant
The Hammer of Admiral Norrington
Nothing subtle here. I’ve tried to maximise the survivability and fire-power of the ships by taking a fine contribution from each faction… except the pirates who cheaped out and plan to profit from this venture.
Strategy wise, the fleet needs to stick together as a block of sheer muscle and cannons, with the pirates close at hand to swoop in and nab any derelict they can reach. The fleet would stick together near each fort until it is destroyed, looking to repair as often as possible. Only the pirates would aim to capture ships, while the larger vessels attempt to survive and fight back.
HMS Dreadnought (26) with Admiral James Norrington (7) and Helmsman (2)
El Acorazado (21) with Captain (3) and Helmsman (2)
United States (15) with Captain (3) and Helmsman (2)
Le Gaule (17) with Captain (3) and Helmsman (2) and Explorer (1)
El Dorado (11) with Captain (3) and Helmsman (2)
Absolutely excited to see how this basic ‘turtling’ fleet would fare.January 26, 2022 at 12:47 AM #14476
Yikes, that is a ridiculous point differential. I’ll throw my pirate hat into the ring.
El Acorazado + MI Luis Zuan, Nemesio Diaz, BC Dominick Freda, helmsman, oarsman, stinkpot shot
La Belle Etoile + F&S Lenoir, captain, helmsman
Constitution + Jonathan Haraden, OE Montana Mays, BC Diamond Nelson Turner, helmsman, oarsman, stinkpot shot
Rover + Jonah, Tia Dalma
Jolly Mon + The Hag of Tortuga
Not expecting this to do well, just figured I’d throw a “cancelling cluster” into the mix. Came up with it quick and hoping that the cancellers will help the big baddies to actually get first strikes on some of the opposition to pick them off. Intention is to protect the larger vessels at the start with the Rye and Rover (moving the whole fleet at S speed in a cluster if necessary) in front of the main three.January 26, 2022 at 2:13 AM #14477
You’ll need to edit that fleet Ben, Castro is part of the Dread Fleet and cannot be used.
You may not use an alternate version of any crew or ship that has been “ensnared” by Davy Jones, and you may not use any of the ensnared ships or crew.
Looks interesting though, taking advantage of the number of cancelers available to you.January 26, 2022 at 2:43 PM #14479
Oops sorry, just switched him out for BC Freda to preserve SAT and added a stinkpot shot since I had to remove Vega.January 30, 2022 at 9:20 PM #14482WesleyParticipant
The “BURN EVIL WITH FIRE” fleet. 119 points
Carrion Crow + Firepot Specialist
Venture + Firepot Specialist
Treachery + Firepot Specialist
El Chico + Firepot Specialist
El Picador + Firepot Specialist
HMS Cumberland + Firepot Specialist
Rover + Firepot Specialist
Banshee’s Cry + Firepot Specialist
Rattlesnake + Firepot Specialist
HMS Anelope + Firepot Specialist
La Fureur + Firepot Specialist
HMS Patagonia + Firepot Specialist
El Afortunado + Firepot Specialist
Devil’s Pay + Firepot Specialist
Le Coeur de Lion + Firepot Specialist
El Algeciras + Firepot Specialist
Bilge + Firepot Specialist
Floating Stone + Firepot SpecialistJanuary 31, 2022 at 1:16 PM #14483KyleParticipant
Not sure how well it will work.
Fleet: Smoke, Fire and that which lies below…
Use the smoke to hide the fleet.
Cancellers to prevent cancelling, and remove pesky abilities.
Submarines to ram smaller ships.
Fire to burn those who get too close, and roast marshmallows.
San Cristobal to hit and run.
Faction Name Set #
English HMS Concorde Ocean’s Edge 048
English Firepot Specialist Barbary Coast 060
English Smokepot Specialist Barbary Coast 112
English Helmsman Crimson Coast 104
French La Delacroix Frozen North 064
French Firepot Specialist Barbary Coast 086
French Smokepot Specialist Barbary Coast 113
French Helmsman Crimson Coast 124
American USS Mercury Mysterious Islands 300
American Diamond Nelson Turner Barbary Coast 216
American Commodore Matthew Perry South China Seas 096
American Helmsman Mysterious Islands 127
Pirate Coleoptera Mysterious Islands 029
Pirate Tia Dalma Caribbean 022a
Pirate Helmsman Crimson Coast 101
Spanish San Cristobal Rise of the Fiends 004
Spanish El Duque Rafael de Moreno y Rivera Crimson Coast 059
Spanish Nemesio Diaz Spanish Main SC-010
Spanish Almirante Carlos Pavón y Miranda South China Seas 069
Spanish Inquisitor Sebastián Blanco Crimson Coast 061
Spanish Helmsman Crimson Coast 107January 31, 2022 at 11:10 PM #14484
Would have loved to get in on this, but I won’t be able to finish my fleet build for by the deadline tonight (sick son).
best of luck to everyone else and I look forward to being able to participate in the next one!February 1, 2022 at 12:58 AM #14492
Deadline is tomorrow night, when the 1st becomes the 2nd, so you’ve still got some time.February 1, 2022 at 1:53 PM #14499Luke MenzieParticipant
Fleet: Davy Jones Contest
Ship 23 Zeus PatOE 300
Crew 4 Bruce Grey PofSCS 043B
Crew 4 Capitaine Chevalle PotC 082A
Crew 12 Emperor Blackheart PatOE 300B
Crew 3 Captain Generic Crew
Ship 18 Enterprise PofR 070
Crew 6 Jonathan Haraden PofR 091
Ship 3 El Algeciras PatOE 067
Crew 3 Captain Generic Crew
Ship 7 La Republique PofBC 079
Crew 3 Musketeer Generic Crew
Crew 2 Firepot Specialist Generic Crew
Crew 1 Oarsman Generic Crew
Ship 17 Grand Path PofSCS 005
Crew 4 Kian Ng PofSCS 026B
Crew 4 Chang Pao PofSCS 027A
Ship 6 HMS Ram F&S 039
The goal of this fleet is to cargo smash the Flying Dutchman, Executioner and Abomination of the Cursed Fleet. Zeus and Grand Path will inevitably die, but hopefully they will have cleared out enough of the cursed fleet for Republique to survive with her ability afterward.February 1, 2022 at 2:29 PM #14498CaptThorBeardParticipant
Trying this again because I thought I made a post but now I can’t see it? Not the most deeply strategic fleet but it has a lot of firepower. Endeavor and Soleil Royal have cannoneers to ensure they are able to do their extra damage. Constitution is there as a tank and pretty much everyone else brings extra long range cannons to the fight. Here’s the rundown:
Deliverance + SM Calico Cat (19 points)
San Cristobal (004) + Captain (20 Points)
Muerta De La Corona (9 Points)
HMS Endeavor + Captain + Helmsman + Cannoneer (28 points)
Le Soleil Royal + Captain + Helmsman + Cannoneer (20 Points)
Constitution + Helmsman (24 Points)
Looking forward to seeing how it goes!February 2, 2022 at 1:07 AM #14509
Ok manage to finish my fleet since I learned that today was the deadline. I’m filming a video for my YouTube channel explaining the thought process behind this fleet so I will post the link when it’s done.
Le Bonaparte: with Monseiur Lenoir, captain, and fire pot specialist. Total +26 points.
Nubian Prince: with Murat Rais, captain, and fire pot specialist. Total +24 points
Black Arrow: with captain, helmsman, and fire pot specialist. Total +19 points
HMS Minerva: with captain and helmsman. Total +12 points
El Algeciras: with captain. Total +6 points
Le Lache De Calvados: with captain, helmsman, and fire pot specialist. Total +18 points.
Jarvis: with Commodore Matthew Perry, captain, and fire pot specialist. Total +20 points.
Total is 125 with commodore Matthew Perry allowing +5 to the 120 total and captain and fire pot specialist on Jarvis satisfying that +5 points.February 2, 2022 at 2:02 AM #14511
My video going over my thoughts on my fleet submission.April 1, 2022 at 11:28 PM #14736
Has playing the fleets started yet?April 28, 2022 at 2:16 AM #14800
Has playing the fleets started yet?
Sadly no, not yet. However I do have everything set-up on VASSAL, I just need some time to run the fleets and record it.August 12, 2023 at 12:32 PM #17002
When will a winner be announced?
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