Sneaky French Raiders

Originally published to Miniature Trading on May 31st, 2017

86 Points

The French have plenty of good ships and crew for boarding and stealing gold. This isn’t so much a fleet as a combo-building exercise; for more ideas, see my Gold-stealing fleet.

Dumas is a proxy for:

Lady Roimata
RtSS-043, Super Rare

French
Points: 6
Link: Fetu

Ability: Captain. Once per turn before you give this ship an action, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, this ship can be given the same action twice.

Flavor: Suspicious and not very welcoming of the newcomers to her ocean-bound land, Lady Roimata has made overtures towards France for the benefit of her people. French cannons may be put to even better use against neighboring islands.

The Charlemange is a strong boarder, and here has S boarding and a reroller to help steal up to 3 coins. The Triton is one of my favorite underrated ships and has the ability to not be pinned after ramming, which should help Leander Arnaud get away with maximum loot (up to 4 coins at once). The oarsman helps to protect him, with a similar goal in mind for L’Heros. She has a really good combo, moving S+L x2 with rerolled SAT’s (I wish I could reroll my SAT score… lol XD). She can rob enemy HI’s of a couple coins, with Parley protecting her from the counteroffensive. The Vengeance setup is almost a combination of the others – rerolled EA’s with a boarding bonus, and the Schooner keyword should help her get to enemies. Perhaps the greatest part of these combos is that 3/4 have the captain ability and are capable gunships and hybrids that can thrive even if they’re not able to steal gold from the enemy.

Feel free to comment, vote, and share your own gold stealing strategies and combos!  Watch out for these sneaky French raiders in a port near you!  XD

Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman PofCC 124 Crew C
1 x La Charlemagne PofDJC 076 Ship R
1 x Mademoiselle Josephine Godiva PofDJC 086 Crew R
1 x Robert Surcouf PofBC 081 Crew R
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Le Triton PofCC 075 Ship C
1 x Leander Arnaud PofFN 074A Crew C
1 x Oarsman PofCC 121 Crew C
Section: Ship #3 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Jordan Dumas PofBC 082 Crew R
1 x L’Heros PofSCS 079 Ship C
1 x Lenoir RotF 024 Crew R
1 x Oarsman PofCC 121 Crew C
Section: Ship #4 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Amiral Louis Cartier PofFN 074B Crew C
1 x Captain PofCC 126 Crew C
1 x La Vengeance PofR 049 Ship U
1 x Madame LaFontaine PofR 060 Crew R

 

Sneaky French raiders

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