HMS Grand Temple v 2.0
Originally published to Miniature Trading on December 16th, 2014
This is another fleet centered on HMS Grand Temple after the first one.
This fleet is generally designed for combat only. With the right UT’s it can still be successful in a regular game. However, this can be considered a deathmatch fleet.
This one was built to somehow get a canceller on board while still preserving the extreme speed and effectiveness of the GT’s cannons. In order to do this I had to take some “shortcuts” if you will, using Gold to combine the captain and helmsman to save a cargo space and using a discount crew like Crimson Angel (she should cost 7 points) to get the SAT and world-hater abilities. Owen links to Gold and provides a reroll for the SAT while Lawrence is the canceller.
The Rye is the second ship, with another cancel ability. Her fast speed makes her an ideal ship to pair up with the GT. She is extremely vulnerable to ramming, but hopefully she’ll be able to potentially hide behind the GT and cancel enemy captains and/or defensive abilities. I thought about putting an oarsman or shot equipment on the Rye but she’s already a galley and her cannon is only 5S. Instead the last point went to Divers for when this fleet is played in a standard game.
Not many 40 point fleets have two cancellers, let alone a ship as packed and dangerous as the GT. She’ll often be able to move 6S and shoot 12 times, with 8 of those shots hitting on everything but 1. This fleet is better in deathmatches, but it can also go up against a standard fleet quite well because the UT’s are just so devastating and the GT is so fast (plus two cancellers can’t hurt!).
The UT’s are predictable but incredibly effective when playing a standard game with gold.
Thanks for reading; comment and vote!
Edit (12/21/14): This fleet is now 1-2, read the original battle report here.
|Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)|
|1||x||Commodore Rhys Gryffyn Owen||PofBC||058||Crew||C|
|1||x||HMS Grand Temple||PatOE||044||Ship||R|
|Section: Ship #2 (1 miniatures)|
|Section: Events (1 miniatures)|
|Section: Unique Treasures (5 miniatures)|
|1||x||Runes of Death||PofFN||125||Unique Treasure||SR|