I played 12 games today, 4 sets of three games each. El Acorazado won 11 times (11-1, a .917 winning percentage). First she took on HMS Dreadnought, whose stinkpot shot and long-range guns were no match for ‘The Battleship’ (3-0). Then she dominated the Baochuan (3-0). Next she took on the Shui Xian, who managed to win one game out of three because she was carrying both Christian Fiore (the Mercenary canceler) and MI Hermione Gold (2-1). The final matchup was not so fair, but the DJC Le Bonaparte managed to frustrate the Acorazado for a little while. However, the Acorazado had a ten-point advantage over her, since the Bonaparte costs 16 points and can only come to a total of 32, since I was doing one-on-one battles (3-0). I’m still not sure if she is the best gunship in the game, but I can honestly say that she is a must-have ship, especially if you are combat-oriented like I am.
I also set up for the Defence of St. Helen’s scenario. I used the dimensions given (the table in the link is too small for what they have listed, probably because they don’t play huge games ), and tried to set up the islands and icebergs the same way.
There will be five fleets, five 500 point deathmatch fleets (so a total of over 2500 points in play, just like the regular 500 point games). The fleets of the Spanish and the French-Americans are the defenders, and have worked out a sort of strategy before the game’s start. Their biggest and best ships are concentrated in the rear, while they send their other ships out first to annoy the attackers while the forts do some damage. Since I only have one Spanish fort (El Puerto Blanco) and two French forts (St. Pierre and Paradis de la Mer), and four are required for the game, I have let the defenders use the Pirate fort Dead Man’s Point. The English, Pirates, and MercCursedRebels (I may refer to them as the MCRs, not to be confused with My Chemical Romance) are the attackers, and have similarly positioned their uncrewed/weaker ships at the front of their formation (one of those awesome sights, a ‘forest of masts’). The ratio is 3:2 in favour of the attackers, with 1500 points and 1000 points. The attackers command 81 ships, and the defenders, 56, for a total of 137 (not quite 200 , but I am using crew).
Edit: Finally it stopped automerging my posts-that last mammoth chain had 6,282 words!