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Fleet "Uncommon Fleet Challenge Entry"

Fleet "Uncommon Fleet Challenge Entry"
40 Points
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This is my entry into the Uncommon Fleet Challenge hosted by a7xfanben.

The strategy is simple: use San Pedro and El Alquimista to run gold, as both have 3 cargo space, L+S+S move, and a +2 bonus to gold delivered to their home island. Between their speed and likelihood of bringing back enough gold to win the game in a handful of turns, the heat will be on for your opponent to outrun or outgun you. Santa Catalina isn't the greatest gunship, but she moves S+S+S and has three 3L guns, so she's going to provide respectable fire support as she runs escort duties with one of these two ships. As she has no space of her own, she will not run gold.

Because the fleet challenge mandates uncommon pieces only, no events or unique treasures have been included. This and the lack of 0-point crew limits this fleet's viability against nonconforming 40-point builds, especially with the prevalence of game-breaking UTs, but I suspect most fleets in this contest will not fare well against standard builds anyway.

My research says that it'll be hard to make ships faster than these out of uncommon pieces anyway, so this should be one of the most formidable gold running fleets in the contest. Tougher warships can be had, and if someone figures out extra actions on something like HMS Talon within 40 points out of uncommons only, then I'm in trouble. I don't suspect I'll see much of that, though.

Miniature list Group miniatures by  
Section: Ship #1 (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 111 Crew U
1 x San Pedro F&S 049 Ship U
Section: Ship #2 (2 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x El Alquimista PofSCS 064 Ship U
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 111 Crew U
Section: Ship #3 (3 miniatures)
  Miniature Set Number Type Rarity
1 x Captain PofSMU 106 Crew U
1 x Helmsman PofSMU 111 Crew U
1 x Santa Catalina F&S 048 Ship U
Fleet Statistics
Distribution by Base Move
- bar 57 %  
S+L bar 29 %  
S+S bar 14 %  

Distribution by Cargo Space
- bar 57 %  
2 bar 14 %  
4 bar 29 %  

Distribution by Faction Affiliation
Spain bar 100 %  

Distribution by Number of Masts
- bar 57 %  
3 bar 43 %  

Distribution by Point Value
11 bar 29 %  
2 bar 43 %  
3 bar 14 %  
9 bar 14 %  

Distribution by Rarity
U bar 100 %  

Distribution by Type
Crew bar 57 %  
Ship bar 43 %  

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Subject:    Posted: July 30, 2018 11:41 am

This would be tough to beat. The Pedro and Alquimista are very good options and have that wonderful gold bonus ability. Even with some extras I'm not sure if there is much within the challenge that could catch up to them.

I like that you have two runners, it will make an opponent choose which one to go after, which means the un bothered one will be free to continue running gold.
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