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Fleet "Defensive flotillas (Spanish)"

Fleet "Defensive flotillas (Spanish)"
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Don't think I've seen this exact fleet yet. Two of Spain's best gold runners with their powerful flotillas hooked up to defend them.

The Morning Star will only shoot if necessary and Zuan is not a large expense. The Monarca could use the other Freda if you wanted. I put the Diablo with the Monarca because she needs more defense and the Diablo's guns are better than Armada's. (plus the card/set colors match up better heh, with red of CC and RotF)

You could easily take out Zuan for El Raton, a ship that could even tow one of the flotillas in a pinch.

A basic fleet, but one that shows how good flotillas can be, not just for gunships. Not terribly fast, but decently well-armed overall.

 
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Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
1 x Armada Armada (F&S)
  • Collector's Number: 018
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 9
  • Cargo Space: 0
  • Base Move: T
  • Cannons: 3S, 3S, 3S, 3S
  • Number of Masts: 0
Miniature text:

Flotilla, Extended range. When this ship hits an enemy ship, you can also eliminate one cargo from that ship.

Spain was the last of the nations to create a flotilla, but now uses them aggressively to protect its precious ports in the New World.

1 x Explorer Explorer (PofR)
  • Collector's Number: 129
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 1
Miniature text:

This ship may dock and explore a wild island using the same move action.

1 x Luis Zuan Luis Zuan (RotF)
  • Collector's Number: 022
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 2
Miniature text:

Hostile:Pirate, Loyal:Spain, Captain.

Luis Zuan spent his youth living down the reputation of his uncles, both anti-Spanish pirates. He knows that the only way to repair his family’s reputation is to take the fight to any ship flying the Jolly Roger.

1 x Morning Star Morning Star (F&S)
  • Collector's Number: 205
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: LE
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 9
  • Cargo Space: 6
  • Base Move: S+S
  • Cannons: 3S, 4S, 4S, 4S, 4S
  • Number of Masts: 5
Miniature text:

Eliminate one of this ship’s masts when she rolls a 1 on any cannon roll.

When the pirate crew of the Morning Star were captured by the Spanish fleet, they were hung from the yardarm, after which the ship was sold to a merchant who ignored the captain’s cries for new guns and provided clean, new sails instead.

 
Section: Ship #2 (3 miniatures)
1 x Diablo Diablo (RotF)
  • Collector's Number: 014
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: R
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 7
  • Cargo Space: 0
  • Base Move: T
  • Cannons: 2S-3S-3S-2S
  • Number of Masts: 0
Miniature text:

Flotilla. Printed cannon ranges are doubled.

First deployed in the Caribbean, the Diablo surprised pirates used to Spain’s “old ways.”

1 x Dominic Freda Dominic Freda (RotF)
  • Collector's Number: 208
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: LE
  • Type: Crew
  • Point Value: 4
Miniature text:

Explorer. One of this ship’s treasures is worth +2 gold when unloaded at your home island.

Because the gold and wealth of the New World flowed into the royal coffers of Spain—not Rome—Dominic Freda pledged his talents of exploration and shipping to them. So far all of his plans have worked to perfection, making him a very rich man.

1 x La Monarca La Monarca (PofR)
  • Collector's Number: 043
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Ship
  • Point Value: 8
  • Cargo Space: 4
  • Base Move: S+S+S
  • Cannons: 5S-5S
  • Number of Masts: 2
Miniature text:

Schooner. Once per turn, this ship may move S after loading treasure.

Having lost two ships while docked, Alfonso Vargas, first mate of La Monarca, has taught his crew to load and unload so quickly that some say they never even drop anchor.

 
Section: Forts (3 miniatures)
1 x El Castillo del Infanta El Castillo del Infanta (PofCC)
  • Collector's Number: 063
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Fort
  • Cannons: 4L-4L-4L-4L-4L
Miniature text:

Gold Cost: 3

Once per turn, one of this fort's cannons may shoot again if it misses.

El Castillo del Infanta (Castle of the Princess) was designed to protect Lady Arcadia De Sol from the wicked world around her. Her father spared no expense, including hiring the best and most determined gunners, but ultimately it was all for naught, because the lovely lady's own desires were stronger than the stone walls constructed by her father.

1 x El Puerto Blanco El Puerto Blanco (PofCC)
  • Collector's Number: 064
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Fort
  • Cannons: 3L-3L-3L
Miniature text:

Gold Cost: 3

A ship docked at this fort may use its action for the turn to look at one face-down treasure on each island.

The Escuela de Cartografia in Puerto Blanco is home to one of the greatest map collections in the world. There are legends that the maps from the library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt reside in its amazing vaults. Tended by a monastic order of mysterious origin, the thousands of maps are rumored to include the map to El Dorado.

1 x Fortaleza Dorada Fortaleza Dorada (PofR)
  • Collector's Number: 045
  • Faction Affiliation: Spain
  • Rarity: C
  • Type: Fort
  • Cannons: 3S-3S-3S-3S-3L-3L
Miniature text:

Gold Cost: 5

L-range cannons cannot hit this fort.

The Spanish claim it doesn't exist. Yet natives can be persuaded to speak of the "Golden Fortress," the apparent source of the Spanish gold flowing along the Crimson Coast.

 
Fleet Statistics
Distribution by Base Move
- bar 60 %  
S+S bar 10 %  
S+S+S bar 10 %  
T bar 20 %  
 

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 60 %  
- bar 20 %  
4 bar 10 %  
6 bar 10 %  
 

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
Spain bar 10  100 %  
 

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 60 %  
- bar 20 %  
2 bar 10 %  
5 bar 10 %  
 

Distribution by Point Value
- bar 30 %  
1 bar 10 %  
2 bar 10 %  
4 bar 10 %  
7 bar 10 %  
8 bar 10 %  
9 bar 20 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 50 %  
LE bar 20 %  
R bar 30 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 30 %  
Fort bar 30 %  
Ship bar 40 %  
 



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Subject:    Posted: June 21, 2017 06:00 am

Thank you for voting crsluggo. I think this fleet has some potential, though not at a highly competitive level of course. Flotillas are often used as an offensive measure, but they are great defensively for gold runners. If not for the possibility of an enemy gunship raking the gold runner by the bow and avoiding some or all of the flotilla's cannons, they would probably be on par with cancellers as the best defensive thing gold runners can have. (this is more likely to happen to the MS because the flotilla would be positioned farther from her bow area - but it could be fine since the MS can take more damage than the Monarca)

In my opinion, Zuan is actually the ace of this fleet. Revealing him at the right time could change how your opponent looks at this fleet. The Morning Star is somewhat slow, but the explorer helps a little with that. The nice thing about having 13 mobile cannons (flotillas plus MS guns) is that even though this is a gold-focused fleet, it can go on the offensive if needed. There's also a bit of unintentional zone control going on, between the flotillas and the potential for setting up forts, of which Spain has 3, the most of any faction.
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