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Matthias Vospero

Miniature text:

This ship gets +1 to her cannon rolls against English ships.

Capitan Raphael Vospero has taken a vow to avenge his brother, whose ship was sunk by HMS Viceroy. Vospero uses his access to naval intelligence reports to mask his quest as service to the Crown.

  • Collector's Number: 051
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: U
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 12
  • Cargo Space: 4
  • Base Move: S+S
  • Cannons: 3S-3L-3L-3S
  • Number of Masts: 4
Matthias Vospero
Jewel from the Armada

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General description:
The Vospero is probably one of the best Gunships you can get for the Spanish that won't eat a huge chunk of points. It's fast, has good guns, and costs only 12 points.

With its guns and 4 Cargo, it is clearly designed for war. Use it to sink that Pesky Dover or Goliath

Strategies and game play:
With an S+S move you have to throw a Helmsman on with a Captain. The rank 3 guns make it very accurate for a spanish ship.

Combos with other miniatures:
The Castro from Spanish Main is a great addition, as well as a mandatory Captain.

Ways to counteract it:
Mermaids, use ships or crew that get a +1 against Spanish ships

S+S Base movement
3 rank guns
Good against English Ships

Only 4 masts

Artwork and aesthetics:
Not bad, I have always liked the Spanish Cross on the sails

Overall rating:
8 out of 10. It would be a ten if the guns were a 2 and it had 5 masts.


Modified on December 22, 2005 11:42 pm

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Subject:    Posted: December 22, 2005 07:54 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

If the guns were a 2 and it had 5 masts you'd be looking at 20+ points!
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Subject:    Posted: December 23, 2005 04:28 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

not really. the HMS Titan has those stats and it's only 17 points.
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Subject: Titan . . .   Posted: December 24, 2005 05:32 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

Titan has the stats but why not knock a few points off and take the HMS Lord Algernon. It's got two's on the cannon's, three of which are L range, and it ignores the first hit it takes.
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Subject:    Posted: December 26, 2005 03:45 pm Reply with quote Report content icon

I'd rather have the Titan's extra action than ignoring the first hit. The Titan is also faster than the Algernon, and only 2 points more.
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