Surprise HybridsEspada de Dios Barbary Coast Spanish galley ship

Originally published to Miniature Trading on July 8th, 2017

70 Points

It’s a bit tough to find ships that can play a hybrid role that are underrated in that capacity, but I think these three fit the bill well enough.

The Gallows is one of the best gunships in the game, but also sports a big cargo hold. She’s got the 3 basic generic crew abilities.

The Joya del Sol is one of the best gold runners in the game, but also one of the largest. Her cannons could use improvement, but she’s got a bunch of them along with a boarding bonus. Her crew complement leaves her with 6 cargo spaces open, with the potential for 6S speed. Also with the 3 basic generic crew abilities, she’ll be a force either way.

The Espada is just a fun ship in general, but doesn’t really fit into a specific mold. Zuan’s bonus will hopefully be a surprise to your opponent, making her guns 2L-2S-3S-4S. She can grab some gold, raid enemy gold runners without being pinned, and maybe even steal some loot from enemy HI’s.

Not the most practical of fleets, but a fun idea of “surprise hybrids” I randomly came up with.

Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Explorer RotF 083 Crew C
1 x HMS Gallows PofMI 046 Ship U
1 x Oarsman F&S 126 Crew C
1 x Thomas Gunn RotF 021 Crew R
Section: Ship #2 (6 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Capitan Alarico Castro PofSMU 085 Crew R
1 x Captain RotF 072 Crew U
1 x Dominic Freda RotF 062A Crew C
1 x Duque Marcus Vaccaro PofBC 072 Crew C
1 x Helmsman RotF 078 Crew C
1 x La Joya del Sol PofSMU 073 Ship U
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Explorer RotF 084 Crew C
1 x La Espada de Dios PofBC 061 Ship R
1 x Luis Zuan PofMI 069 Crew R

 

Surprise hybrids

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