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Date Reviewed - January
Name: El Toro
Card: OE #061 (Uncommon)
Guns : 3L,3L,3L,3L
Hit %: 200 (S), 200 (L)
Link : El Pescador
Ability: Titan. Fear.
"The Bull" is an odd name for a giant crab,
especially since they already used the name for a
mediocre little two-masted ship in the Barbary Coast
release. Of the three titans, this one is by far the
cheapest, and is also the slowest and has the least
Its two cargo are just enough for a Captain and a
Helmsman, which is a good crew set-up. If you have
the points, you might swap the Captain for either
Almirante Carlos Pavon y Miranda (captain and
reroll) or Luis Zuan (captain and world-hater) to
beef up her battle prowess. The reroll would also
make Fear somewhat more useful in turning the enemy
into cowards. Regardless, fighting is all El Toro is
good for, so steer it into the thick of the action
and strike fast. You won't get a second chance,
because titans can't get repair actions, so make it
good the first time. In particular, watch your
maneuvers. It's quite possible to keep one or two of
her "cannons" out of action because a crab's arm
span is so wide, the claws on one side are out of
range of their target.
The linked crew gives a +L to the moves of nearby
sea monsters. But a giant crab is a titan, not a sea
monster, so "The Fisherman" can't speed up El Toro.
And if you use El Toro plus another sea creature,
that will use up almost all your points on sea
critters, with not much left for anything else. Bad
The only reason I'd use this crab is if I was
running an all-Spanish fleet and wanted to surprise
my enemy, or if I really wanted to use a crab and
couldn't afford Brachyura or Raninoidea. I can think
of much better uses for fifteen points, like the OE
Virtuous Wind, or my favorite Spanish fighter, the
Santa Ana (SCS). El Toro's marks suffer from the
fact that she's a huge target that can't be
repaired, and she doesn't offer that much in return.