French Empire

Originally published to Miniature Trading on September 20th, 2015

This fleet was inspired by xerecs’ idea.

The French presented an interesting dilemma since many of their extra action crew come from CC, RV, and BC, which aren’t allowed in this scenario.

This fleet is unique compared to some of the other fleets designed for this scenario; this one is designed to be very difficult and annoying to deal with, while also being able to stop other fleets that have unique advantages.

The Bonaparte should come as no surprise. With a canceller, chain shot, Schooner keyword and reroller, the Bonaparte is annoying at best and almost unhittable at worst.

The Delacroix is one of my favourite ships from FN and the only 5 master in the fleet. She’s obviously capable of doing a lot of damage, but her reverse captain ability fits perfectly with the addition of smokepot shot. With such an equipment, she can become essentially invulnerable after shooting. Also, the smokebank could provide temporary cover for another French ship.

The Tepant is close to invincible with Eternal and an oarsman aboard. She continues the theme of this fleet being very difficult to deal with.

The Epee isn’t one of the better French gunships, but in this scenario she carries Barbinais and an oarsman to maximize her effectiveness. As she loses masts, her cannons will continue to fire (at 2L,3L,3L,2L) until she sinks.

The Rocher Noir is a fast gunship capable of dealing with an annoying possibility.

The Bonne Chance is one of OE’s gems, and here the gunship is towing a flotilla for 7 extra cannons at 22 total points.

Last but not least, the Lion sits at the HI to compensate for the fleet’s lack of extra action potential. I originally had Capitaine Arazure on the Delacroix, but I wanted to include smokepot shot and the Bonne Chance. Deleflote will provide extra actions to different ships as they need them, especially the Bonaparte, Delacroix, and Epee.

Thanks to xerecs for the idea, and feel free to comment and vote!

Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 073 Crew U
1 x Chain Shot F&S 106 Equipment U
1 x Le Bonaparte PofDJC 078 Ship U
1 x Lenoir F&S 092B Crew C
1 x Mademoiselle Josephine Godiva PofDJC 086 Crew R
Section: Ship #2 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 073 Crew U
1 x Helmsman RotF 079 Crew C
1 x La Delacroix PofFN 064 Ship R
1 x Smokepot Shot F&S 105 Equipment U
Section: Ship #3 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 073 Crew U
1 x Helmsman RotF 079 Crew C
1 x Oarsman F&S 127 Crew C
1 x Tepant RotF 028 Ship U
Section: Ship #4 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 073 Crew U
1 x Gentil de la Barbinais PofSCS 083A Crew C
1 x Helmsman RotF 079 Crew C
1 x L’epee de L’ange SS 015 Ship U
1 x Oarsman F&S 127 Crew C
Section: Ship #5 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 073 Crew U
1 x Le Rocher Noir PofMI 078 Ship C
Section: Ship #6 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain RotF 073 Crew U
1 x La Bonne Chance PatOE 076 Ship C
1 x Mont Blanc F&S 020 Ship R
Section: Ship #7 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Capitaine Baudouin Deleflote SS 013 Crew R
1 x Le Coeur du Lion PatOE 080 Ship R
1 x Princess Arii Auraa PofSCS 084A Crew C

 

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