USS Kettering – Deadly Weapon

Originally published to Miniature Trading on November 11th, 2014

Just a quick fleet I thought up now that I have USS Kettering. This is a 40 point fleet that is meant to be played in a deathmatch. You can find my video explanation here:

The Kettering has a built in canceller, a world-hater to boost her cannons to 2L (which shoot twice each for 6 total shots), and the standard captain. She’s towing the Minuteman to give her even more firepower. With the flotilla this combination gives you 10 total shots, all of which have at least L range, and some of which have S+S or L+L range.

The Algeciras is the perfect support gunship, and here she has a captain as well as a flotilla of her own, the Armada. The Armada is a cargo-wrecking beast with S+S range. This 15 point
combo gives you 6 more shots with the possibility to take out multiple crew and/or equipment in one turn. I put the oarsman on the Algeciras because there’s no room for equipment on either ship and because it’s more likely the Algeciras will get dismasted. If she can still move for an extra turn or two the Armada isn’t totally immobile.

Since both ships move at S+L they can stick together and support each other. The Kettering’s canceler is the only measure of defence, but it’s still valuable. The guns are numerous (up to 16 shots per turn) and effective.

Thanks for reading; comment and vote!

Edit (12/21/14): This fleet is now 2-1. The original battle report can be found here.

Edit: After losing in the first round of VASSAL Tournament #2, this fleet’s record is now 3-3.

Section: Ship #1 (5 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Brent Rice PofBC 098 Crew C
1 x Captain PofR 132 Crew C
1 x Commodore Matthew Perry PofSCS 096 Crew R
1 x Minuteman RotF 016 Ship R
1 x USS Kettering PofFN 200 Ship LE
Section: Ship #2 (4 miniatures)
Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Armada F&S 018 Ship R
1 x El Algeciras PatOE 067 Ship U
1 x Luis Zuan RotF 022 Crew R
1 x Oarsman PofSMU 117 Crew C


USS Kettering - Deadly Weapon

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