Versatile English Gold Runners
Originally published to Miniature Trading on June 21st, 2017
Here’s a quick fleet using the English flotillas in a defensive manner and paired up with two of England’s best gold runners.
The Gibraltar and Lady Provost make for a dual HI-raiding threat. This can keep an opponent on edge. If you manage to steal anything and get attacked afterwards, the flotillas can help.
With the build total at 41 points and no way to add a 0LR with the point costs, I upped the build total to 50 and added the Hound with a helmsman. She’s the primary gold runner, and her ability can help you find out if a HI raid is worth pursuing. (or one of the other two ships raiding an enemy runner with the help of a flotilla) The helmsman could be put on one of the other two ships if they needed additional speed for a HI raid (exchanging the flotilla to the Hound in the process).
This fleet is fragile for 50 points, but the ships have 12 open cargo spaces between the three of them. All 3 also have the speed needed to make the flotillas effective, so there’s essentially 8 mobile shots sailing around for just 16 points with no captains necessary. It’s a fleet that would have to be careful with opposing gunships and picking its spots to raid HI’s. However the gold options available are pretty good, and showcase that England can put together a solid gold-based fleet without totally scrimping on firepower.
Thanks for checking out these versatile English gold runners!
|Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)|
|Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)|
|1||x||HMS Lady Provost||PofCC||041||Ship||C|
|Section: Ship #3 (2 miniatures)|
|Section: Unique Treasures (4 miniatures)|
|1||x||Celestine’s Charts||SS||031||Unique Treasure||R|
|1||x||Screw Engine||PofMI||107||Unique Treasure||R|
|1||x||Shipping Charts||PofSMU||097||Unique Treasure||R|
|Section: Forts (2 miniatures)|