After the Garante fleet won a game against the Pirates earlier this year, I wanted to see if I could better utilize her with the Native Canoes to enhance her ability.
I also used woelf's house rules for treasure, using 16 random treasures for the four islands and including 3 completely random UT's as well.
El Garante + tribal chieftain, captain, helmsman
La Anunciada + captain, fire shot
La Monarca + explorer
Roanoke + Captain Blackheart, helmsman, explorer, oarsman
USS Sioux + captain, helmsman
USS James Madison + explorer
Hidden Cove, Divers, Raft
Hidden Cove was flipped, docking the Sioux at the northern side of the middle wild island where the canoes had started the game. She sailed northwest to block all three Spanish ships and fired a powerful broadside, dismasting the Monarca and taking out a mast on the Anunciada! Hidden Cove had been used once again to give a fleet a decided advantage.
The Roanoke sailed north and sank one of the native canoes, missing with her other guns. Then Blackheart sacced the American oarsman and raked the Garante by the stern, shooting away two more masts. After the impressive Spanish fleet had set sail, the game was almost over before it had even started!
PS: If the pictures are too large for the screen and make it harder to read the text, I realized recently that it's easiest to simply zoom out a little bit (ctrl + scroll down for me) in order to read it more easily.