How to Optimize Your Fleets – Focus on Gold, Speed, Best Abilities
Question of the Day: What do you consider the #1 way to optimize fleets for winning?
Focus on gold – better to have more gold runners than gunships because of point disparity, and only gold runner getting crippled can easily take you out of the game.
Always use helmsmen! Even when you don’t think you need them!
Optimize speed with base moves and helmsmen – speed is most important ship attribute
Try to get extra actions from somewhere – they’re a bit of a luxury, but can massively help win games. Cheapest and best options are SAT and Sac, likely for gunships. SAT should be combined with reroll if possible (many factions have 0LR rerollers), and Sac requires at least 2 sac crew (preferably 3), usually oarsmen. Don’t skimp on helmsman for sac food.
Building a Fleet: https://pirateswithben.com/building-a-fleet/
If you need to acquire some game pieces to improve your fleets, eBay will often be your best bet: https://goo.gl/CM4rQj