Gold Stealing Fleet

Originally published to Miniature Trading on September 12th, 2015

This is a fleet that tries to steal as much gold from your opponent as possible. The idea is to let your opponents explore while using the UT’s to your advantage, and then strike the gold runners.

Le Pluton is an underrated ship from South China Seas, which is perhaps the reason no one talks about her. Between her S-board ability, Leander Arnaud, and Dumas’ reroll, the Pluton is a fantastic ship to steal with. She can also double as a gunship/gold runner hybrid if she’s too slow or there aren’t any targets.

The Descharges has long been one of my favourite ships. The ships is packed with great stats, which lets her play a variety of roles. Here she’s another treasure raider, with captain and S-board just like the Pluton. With three cargo spaces available, she can take a lot of gold, even if that means exploring an island.

The way I have the Albany set up is one of my all-time favourite crew arrangements for any ship in the game. It’s truly perfect. To use the Albany’s ability, you’ll want as many cargo spaces free as possible. Stern combines three abilities into one crew, and all three are extremely relevant to what the Albany will be doing. The captain ability can help soften up or dismast enemy treasure runners before the Albany easily wins the boarding party. The +1 to boarding rolls means the Albany will almost always win against most gold runners. Lastly, the extra action capabilities will allow the Albany to catch enemy treasure runners, which might not be possible even with the mandatory helmsman. Nolan makes the setup even more ideal, linking to Stern and providing a free reroll for either the extra action or the boarding attempt. In conclusion, the Albany is set up quite well to do anything. Even if she doesn’t get the chance to raid any gold runners, she’s a formidable gunship in her own right, with so many abilities at her disposal in addition to her powerful guns.

Last but not least, the Prince of Chichester is one of the absolute best 2 masters in the game and another one of those “packed” ships. With the captain and helmsman abilities, she doubles (triples?) as a gunship, gold runner, and gold stealer. Peter Miles (a very unique crew) allows the ship to take treasure without necessarily winning a boarding party.

This is kind of a gimmick fleet, but with so many good guns, captains on every ship, and lots of cargo spaces available, I think this fleet could do well even if it can’t steal gold. Thanks for reading; comment and vote!

Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman PofR 119 Crew C
1 x Jordan Dumas PofBC 082 Crew R
1 x Le Pluton PofSCS 076 Ship U
1 x Leander Arnaud PofFN 074A Crew C
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Guy LaPlante F&S 090 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofR 119 Crew C
1 x Le Descharges PofMI 076 Ship U
Section: Ship #3 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Commodore Peregrine Stern SS 011 Crew R
1 x Helmsman PofR 133 Crew C
1 x USS Albany PofFN 077 Ship U
1 x Wayne Nolan PofBC 096 Crew C
Section: Ship #4 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x HMS Prince of Chichester PofSCS 050 Ship U
1 x Hermione Gold RotF 059 Crew C
1 x Peter Miles PofFN 050A Crew C
Section: Unique Treasures (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Cotton’s Parrot DPotC 081B Unique Treasure C
1 x Maps of Alexandria PofBC 101 Unique Treasure R
1 x Marines DPotC 072B Unique Treasure U
1 x Natives PofR 106 Unique Treasure R
1 x Pirate Globe DPotC 070B Unique Treasure R
Section: Forts (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Fort Brompton PofCC 047 Fort C
1 x Paradis de la Mer PofR 065 Fort C
1 x St. Pierre PofCC 091 Fort C
1 x Thompson’s Island PofR 101 Fort C

 

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