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Fleet "Small Fry boarders"

Fleet "Small Fry boarders"
45 Points
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This is one of my "backup" fleets in brettb45's “Small Fry” Fleet Challenge! Thanks to all who participated and to brettb45 for running the challenge. It was great fun to think about all of the possibilities. This was one of the last fleets I came up with, but it's likely more practical than my original fleet. My other ideas for this challenge can be found here, here, and here. Also, the Devil's Maw isn't included in the fleet cost, so the real total is 45.

This is a boarding based fleet, which is normally tough to pull off with small ships. However, Jonah and Cannibal King allow for a reasonably good boarding strategy despite the nature of the Fleet Challenge.

The Bloody Jewel carries a full crew complement, which includes Bonny Peel and Genny's Red Rampage, which makes the Jewel a scary opponent indeed. Her cannons can soften up a target for Bonny, and there should be a boarding advantage as she takes aim at enemy crew. Once a few crew are captured, the Bloody Jewel will return home to deposit them. Forgetting about Bonny's built-in captain, I originally also had a captain on the Jewel. I was going to take it out for the Banshee's Cry, but instead I decided to go with Calico Cat, which could let the Jewel capture two crew in one turn!

The second ship is the Cannibal King, which is one of my favourite ships to put Hammersmith on. He gives the Cannibal King (like the Jewel) the captain ability to hit targets before they're boarded, and move fast enough to catch some of the runners in the other fleets for this challenge. The oarsman provides nice insurance.

With the Jolly Mon and Hag coming into the fleet, it opened up space for the Rover and Mermaid to run treasure, since this fleet doesn't have any true gold runners. They're weak, but three extra ships for 5 points is a lot better than keeping the fleet at 2 ships for 40 points. Additionally, I still could edit the Cry back in for Calico since I'm using cheesy tactics (0LR +5, tiny fast gold runners) anyway, which would give a considerable boost to the treasure running capability of this fleet, but severely decrease the "creativity" score.

Thanks for reading; comment and vote!

 
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Section: Ship #1 (6 miniatures)
1 x Bloody Jewel Bloody Jewel (PofR)
  • Collector's Number: 008
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 6
  • Cargo Space: 5
  • Base Move: S+L
  • Cannons: 3L-3S
  • Number of Masts: 2
Miniature text:

American ships get +1 to their cannon rolls against this ship.

The Bloody Jewel preys on merchant ships sailing to and from Charleston. Anyone who brings the ship's masthead to Ralph David will be rewarded with a plot of Carolina land as bounty.

1 x Bonny Peel Bonny Peel (PofDJC)
  • Collector's Number: 043
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 8
Miniature text:

This ship may move and shoot using the same move action. If this ship wins a boarding party, she may capture the crew with the highest point cost instead of eliminating it. A captured crew becomes cargo worth its point cost in gold when unloaded at your home island.
Link: Black Cat

Mentored by Calico Cat, Bonny Peel saw her opportunity to command when the Cat mysteriously disappeared. Tough on her crew, she’s rumored to be kind to those she captures, sometimes even ransoming them back for nothing more than the right to dock at their ports.

1 x Calico Cat Calico Cat (PofSMU)
  • Collector's Number: 029
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 3
Miniature text:

Once per turn before you give this ship an action, roll a d6. On a 5 or 6, this ship may be given the same action twice.

1 x Genny`s Red Rampage Genny's Red Rampage (PofSMU)
  • Collector's Number: 039
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 2
Miniature text:

This ship gets +1 to her boarding rolls. Link: Genny Gallows.

1 x Helmsman Helmsman (PofSMU)
  • Collector's Number: 108
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: U
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 2
Miniature text:

This ship gets +S to her basic move.

1 x Jonah Jonah (PofCC)
  • Collector's Number: 029B
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 0
Miniature text:

Always place this crew face-up; it cannot be eliminated unless its ship sinks. Crew placed on this ship cost no points, but they always each take up one cargo space. When this ship is hit, roll a d6. On a result of 5 or 6, move the crew on this ship with the highest point cost to a wild island chosen by the player to your left.

Joe didn't know who she was when he stole her meager possessions, but he would never forget the Hag of Tortuga after she cursed him. Trouble now follows Joe - and anyone around him - like lightning follows thunder. Thus he is constantly on the move (before people kill him), and he has changed his name to escape his reputation.

 
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
1 x Cannibal King Cannibal King (SS)
  • Collector's Number: 045
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: SE
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 13
  • Cargo Space: 5
  • Base Move: L
  • Cannons: 2S, 2S
  • Number of Masts: 2
Miniature text:

Catamaran. If this ship wins a boarding party, she can take as much treasure from the other ship as she can carry.

Rae the Wily has taught her crew that ships docked at wild islands are perfect targets-distracted, slow to react, and stuck in shallow water. This light ship and her experienced crew can get in quickly and escape with everything they can carry.

1 x Hammersmith Hammersmith (F&S)
  • Collector's Number: 022
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 5
Miniature text:

Hostile:England, Helmsman, Captain

As a prisoner of the Crown, the hulk of a man known only as Hammersmith was sentenced to an Australian penal colony. After his prison ship sank during a South Pacific squall, his life was somehow spared, and he took that as a sign that maybe he needed to find a new way to live.

1 x Oarsman Oarsman (PofSMU)
  • Collector's Number: 112
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 1
Miniature text:

If derelict, this ship gains a base move of S. This crew takes up no cargo space.

 
Section: Ship #3 (1 miniatures)
1 x Rover Rover (PofCC)
  • Collector's Number: 018
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 2
  • Cargo Space: 2
  • Base Move: S+L
  • Cannons: 2L
  • Number of Masts: 1
Miniature text:

This ship's base move becomes S when she reaches her cargo limit.

Captain Hansson has made maps of many of the small inlets that litter the Crimson Coast, which he uses as refuge when his ship's small hold becomes laden with treasure.

 
Section: Ship #4 (1 miniatures)
1 x Mermaid Mermaid (PofCC)
  • Collector's Number: 020
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 2
  • Cargo Space: 1
  • Base Move: L+L
  • Cannons: 3S
  • Number of Masts: 1
Miniature text:

This ship cannot carry crew.

A tiny vessel with few crew, the Mermaid is the ideal bait for greedy vessels. A favorite tactic is to have the captain's sister, Maud, masquerade as a captured noblewoman.

 
Section: Ship #5 (2 miniatures)
1 x Jolly Mon Jolly Mon (DPotC)
  • Collector's Number: 005
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 1
  • Cargo Space: 1
  • Base Move: S+S
  • Cannons: 4S
  • Number of Masts: 1
Miniature text:

This ship’s base move becomes S when she reaches her cargo limit.

Having "borrowed" the Jolly Mon from Anamaria, Jack used and abandoned this vessel at Port Royal.

1 x The Hag of Tortuga The Hag of Tortuga (PofCC)
  • Collector's Number: 027
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 0
Miniature text:

Limit, Ransom. Place this crew face up during setup. You may build your fleet using 5 more points than the build total. This crew cannot leave this ship unless it is captured or eliminated.

Creole Amelie Lejune, better known as the "Hag of Tortuga," is a sea crone feared and respected by all the sailors on the Crimson Coast, regardless of nationality. It is said that she can commune with the dead, control the winds, and stop a man dead in his tracks with just a glance.

 
Section: Forts (2 miniatures)
1 x Dead Man`s Point Dead Man's Point (PofCC)
  • Collector's Number: 031
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Fort
  • Cannons: 3L-3L-3L-3L
Miniature text:

Gold Cost: 3

When this fort hits an enemy ship, you may also eliminate one cargo from that ship.

The fort at Dead Man's Point on the pirate island of Tortuga is a deadly surprise to ships moving slowly to avoid being grounded on the maze of reefs surrounding her harbor.

1 x The Devil`s Maw The Devil's Maw (PofR)
  • Collector's Number: 022
  • Faction Affiliation: Pirate
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Fort
  • Cannons: 2S-2S-3L-3L-3L
Miniature text:

Gold Cost: 5

Place your eliminated crew on this fort. They gain the Ghost Ship keyword.

Rumors say that The Devil's Maw holds a king's ransom in gold, but you must give up your soul to claim it - a price even pirates hesitate to pay.

 
Fleet Statistics
Distribution by Base Move
- bar 10  67 %  
L bar 7 %  
L+L bar 7 %  
S+L bar 13 %  
S+S bar 7 %  
 

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 10  67 %  
1 bar 13 %  
2 bar 7 %  
5 bar 13 %  
 

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
Pirate bar 15  100 %  
 

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 10  67 %  
1 bar 20 %  
2 bar 13 %  
 

Distribution by Point Value
- bar 13 %  
- bar 13 %  
1 bar 13 %  
13 bar 7 %  
2 bar 27 %  
3 bar 7 %  
5 bar 7 %  
6 bar 7 %  
8 bar 7 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 47 %  
R bar 40 %  
SE bar 7 %  
U bar 7 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 53 %  
Fort bar 13 %  
Ship bar 33 %  
 



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