Spelling A Victory – Fleet Challenge Entry

Spelling A Victory: W-I-N

Asgard Pirates of the Frozen North

The mighty Asgard

Originally published to Miniature Trading on May 21st, 2017

45 Points

This is my fleet for volt’s Spelling Bee challenge.

Once I saw that you could combine the minor factions into one fleet, I knew I wanted to do that. I also knew that I wanted to use at least three of the minor factions. Naturally the Mercenaries get left out for now, but some of their ships could have worked reasonably well. This is a challenge with endless possibilities and combinations in terms of the theme, so I had to stop at one point and just stick with what I had.

I wanted a big bad Viking flagship, and here I’ve chosen the Asgard. She has the crew to make her dangerous, but since I wanted to maximize how many ships were in the fleet and how many letters I would have available, there aren’t any double action crew in this fleet. The Asgard provides the D in GOLD.

The Noble Swan is next, providing the O in GOLD. Li Quin was added at the end due to the Noble Swan having solid defense to protect him between her ability and the Turtle Ship keyword. Quin allows for a captain and helmsman to be added.

The Agha’s Whip gets the G in GOLD, while the Glorious Treasure gets the L. The Agha’s Whip is the main treasure runner after having to remove the Winds of Vengeance. The Glorious Treasure will be a bit of a hybrid, and can assist the other for a three pronged attack if desired (a nasty attack at that, for only 5 masts total you’d have 7 shots and some nice abilities). These ships also help with other words:
Seadog
HAR!
Treasure (LOL)
ARRRR (yes there are 4 R’s)

I found that bcym were the letters I needed more of, but I couldn’t find better combinations in the time I had. Let me know if I missed any good words to use!

At the end of the day, my fleet spells two words that might not count for anything, but are still important:
WIN (the goal of Pirates!)
WOW (hopefully this fleet wows you)

The strategy is relatively simple – the Agha’s Whip grabs gold while the Asgard and Noble Swan likely stick together for a decent offensive, with the Asgard potentially nabbing some gold. The Glorious Treasure explores her own island near home and then heads out to cause havoc. I included some piratey set-specific UT’s, just for fun.

Other ships considered:
Kalmar + captain, helmsman (23)
Winds of Vengeance (6)
Divan’s Punishment (11)

Section: Ship #1 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Asgard PofFN 007 Ship C
1 x Captain PofFN 098 Crew C
1 x Helmsman PofFN 110 Crew C
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSCS 109 Crew C
1 x Li Quin PofSCS 029B Crew C
1 x Noble Swan PofSCS 021 Ship R
Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Agha’s Whip PofBC 025 Ship C
1 x Helmsman PofBC 118 Crew C
Section: Ship #4 (1 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Glorious Treasure PofSCS 020 Ship R
Section: Unique Treasures (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Jade PofSCS 101 Unique Treasure R
1 x Pension PofSCS 107 Unique Treasure R
1 x Runes of Wealth PofFN 093 Unique Treasure R
1 x Wine PofBCU 104 Unique Treasure R

 

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