Fun Pirate Fleet
Originally published to Miniature Trading on October 30th, 2016
I thought I’d submit this fleet after it won a game.
The Shadow is the flagship, and tries to steal gold from enemies. Her guns aren’t much good, but the captain and helmsman abilities are there, and with enough shots fired she can defend herself a bit, especially with a double action. Mysion’s Parley is the real steal here at just one point, and it should help the ship get away with stolen loot. With 3 cargo available, the Shadow could do any combination of regular gold running, raiding HI’s, and stealing from enemy gold runners.
The Greed’s Hammer is one of my favorite ships, and a fun hybrid. Hammersmith is perfect to save a cargo space, while Le Requin gives a second ship the chance for double actions. Both larger ships also have oarsmen, to protect all the valuable crew that make them effective.
The Fancy and Mermaid round out the fleet and provide some gold running options. All ships can run gold. The Shadow can potentially transfer stolen coins to the GH to get the bonus on them. In the game I played, the Fancy managed to find an abandoned captain, so some UT’s could make things more fun.
All in all, I think it’s a decent fleet that has some fun hybrid options, two ships with SAT, and uses a few Pirate ships that aren’t quite as popular as they deserve to be.
|Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)|
|Section: Ship #2 (4 miniatures)|
|Section: Ship #3 (1 miniatures)|
|Section: Ship #4 (1 miniatures)|
|Section: Forts (2 miniatures)|
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|1||x||The Devil’s Maw||PofR||022||Fort||C|