Small Fry Rebellion
Originally published to Miniature Trading on September 10th, 2015
This is one of my “backup” fleets in brettb45’s “Small Fry” Fleet Challenge! Thanks to all who participated and to brettb45 for running the challenge. It was great fun to think about all of the possibilities. This is likely more practical than my original fleet. My other ideas for this challenge can be found here, here, here, and here.
This fleet used the Jade Rebellion, which we didn’t really see in the challenge. Everybody probably thinks of the Baochuan and 6 masted junks, but they have good small ships too.
The Sea Phoenix is the flagship: she can move and shoot at L+S with 2 cargo spaces open for stealing gold or picking it up from wild islands. She can attack the main enemy gunship or raid treasure runners once they’ve picked up gold.
The Noble Swan is my short-range fighter. Carrying Li Quin, this ship has a 2S cannon and is invulnerable to ramming. With the Turtle Ship keyword added in, Quin should be relatively safe. The Swan has good defense and can assist whatever ships need help.
The Proud Tortoise is the long-range fighter, with immunity to enemy L-range cannons and a 2L cannon of her own. She has a cargo space open, which will hopefully fill up with gold whether she explores early in the game or takes it from an enemy. Just like the Swan, the Tortoise is a support ship than can team up with either or both other gunships or escort the Tiger’s Breath.
The Tiger’s Breath is the main gold runner, with S+S+S speed and 3 spaces available. She’s also a 2 master with 3S cannons, which is more defense and offense than opponents may be expecting from a gold runner in this challenge. With three gunships available, she’ll likely have an escort.
I really like this Small Fry Rebellion fleet. It was fun to make a Small Fry fleet with one of the minor factions! The weaknesses lie in multi-action gunships and Odin’s Revenge, not to mention submarines.
Thanks for reading; comment and vote!
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