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Fleet "Defensive Spanish Gold Runners"

Fleet "Defensive Spanish Gold Runners"
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Update: fleet has been modified to be... legal.

This fleet is about having a pair of small gold runners that should prove tough to crack.

Buscador is a quick hoist with seven cargo spaces, and a defensive ability that allows her an extra burst of speed if enemies close in on her. Master Bianco permits Contessa Anita Amore to reside aboard La Monarca with no real penalty to her gold-carrying abilities.

With the ultra-quick La Monarca serving as the flotilla's tug, she won't be easy to close on and attack, doubly so with her chance of SAT. If these two ships stay within reasonable distance of each other, they can come to each others' aid and drive off (or outrun) attackers. The UTs in play, meant to only be of any significant use to this fleet, should also be helpful in repelling attackers.

Weaknesses do exist, I'm not going to pretend otherwise. A well-equipped San Cristobal or a fast gunship with an extra action could close upon these two and take them by surprise. It won't be easy to repeat, however, with the possibility of either returning fire or losing your target again looming if either Monarca or Buscador is not left derelict or sunk in the opening salvo. A fleet such as my very own Pesky Flappy Thing could be a suitable counter, though it would be risky to engage Diablo.

Overall, I think this is a decent fleet build, assuming I'm not breaking any rules, and in theory should not be easy to beat in terms of gold running abilities, nor should it be an easy target for assault.

 
Miniature list Group miniatures by  
Section: Ship #1 (4 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Capitan Alarico Castro PofSMU 085 Crew R
1 x Contessa Anita Amore PofCC 060 Crew C
1 x Dominic Freda RotF 062A Crew C
1 x La Monarca PofRU UL043 Ship C
 
Section: Ship #2 (1 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Diablo RotF 014 Ship R
 
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Buscador SS 006 Ship R
1 x Helmsman PofCC 107 Crew C
1 x Master Bianco SS 012 Crew R
 
Section: Unique Treasures (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Homing Beacon PatOE 103 Unique Treasure R
1 x Jack's Compass DPotC 066 Unique Treasure R
1 x Mines PofMI 104 Unique Treasure R
 
Fleet Statistics
Distribution by Base Move
- bar 73 %  
L bar 9 %  
S+S+S bar 9 %  
T bar 9 %  
 

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 73 %  
- bar 9 %  
4 bar 9 %  
7 bar 9 %  
 

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
- bar 9 %  
Spain bar 73 %  
Treasure bar 18 %  
 

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 73 %  
- bar 9 %  
2 bar 9 %  
3 bar 9 %  
 

Distribution by Point Value
- bar 9 %  
- bar 27 %  
14 bar 9 %  
2 bar 9 %  
3 bar 9 %  
4 bar 9 %  
7 bar 18 %  
8 bar 9 %  
 

Distribution by Rarity
C bar 36 %  
R bar 64 %  
 

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 45 %  
Ship bar 27 %  
Unique Treasure bar 27 %  
 



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Subject:    Posted: July 31, 2017 10:02 pm

You really need...

The Pirate Code (FAQ/Errata)


quote from The Pirate Code:
“All of this ship’s cannons have (L) range.”
Master Gunner Rogelio Vazquez, Commander Albert Crenshaw, HMS Sultan, Harlequin, La Felicite
-This ability does not change a ship’s S-range cannons into L-range cannons. It merely allows them to target objects within L-range.


I personally feel that S+S range at good ranks is enough. I'd rather just get 8 shots with Master Bianco / Capitan Alarico Castro / Duque Marcus Vaccaro .

Maximizing range is always fun lol. The best way is probably El Neptuno /etc with Power Cannons and Nemo's Plans . (and lots of bonuses)
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Subject:    Posted: July 31, 2017 10:08 pm

Awwh, I've run afoul of the rules again

I should keep the Pirate Code .pdf of that open at all times when building a fleet, now that I've gone astray yet again. I do like your idea quite a bit, I must admit.
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Subject:    Posted: August 1, 2017 06:02 am


quote from godmason:

Awwh, I've run afoul of the rules again

I should keep the Pirate Code .pdf of that open at all times when building a fleet, now that I've gone astray yet again. I do like your idea quite a bit, I must admit.


Yeah I did it with Armada here as part of a crew recycling gimmick.
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Subject:    Posted: August 12, 2017 10:34 am

The Buscador is neither small, nor quick for a hoist. I understand the ability might happen (unlikely though).

There are other weaknesses too - a lot of negative UT's like Natives and Missionary could cause major headaches, and Castro's SAT might be wasted with no explorer on the Monarca.

Have you considered renaming it after the dramatic change?
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