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A couple of postings ago I wrote that I was working on constructing, painting and rigging a couple of fleets of ships for Warlord’s Black Seas game. Well, they’re finished! In the picture above you can see a French third-rate ship taking on a similar British vessel, whilst in the background a small Spanish brig scurries away. My fleets consist of the three sizes of ship shown here, from the large third-rate at the back, to the frigate, and finally the small brig in the front. This photo also gives a good view of the rigging. It was a bit fiddly to do, but worth it for the overall effect. The French and British third-rates get to grips, whilst two brigs hover in the background. The shrouds and ratlines for climbing the masts are clear plastic. Most of the time this looks fine, but occasionally they shine when the light hits them. I did try painting some of them with matt varnish, but they ended up cloudy – not recommended! The sterns of the third-rate and the frigate are very ornate, and
In addition to the Frigates and Brigs from earlier this week, I want to cover the third plastic sprue as well - the 3rd rates. These are currently available as a squadron of 3 in a boxed set. The name third rate comes from the British rating of ships of the line. A third rate […]
After expanding Bolt Action into the naval combat with Cruel Seas, Black Powder benefits from a similar treatment and is expanded into the Age of Sails with the new Black Seas ruleset. Warlord Games introduced three new plastic sprues with ships in 1/700th scale of which we're going to cover the Frigates and Brigs today. […]
Considering their diminutive size, these model Napoleonic ships from Warlord Games are packed with an incredible amount of detail. As mentioned in my last posting, I am currently working on putting together a couple of fleets from their ‘Black Seas’ range. This weekend I’ve almost completed a couple of third-rate ships-of-the-line, and a another frigate. Just the ratlines, sails and flags to go …
Whilst the long pause in postings about any wargaming projects might signify that I have been inactive lately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. I’ve actually been busy working on one of the most the most challenging modelling projects I have ever faced – Napoleonic naval wargaming. Like many wargamers, I recently succumbed to the temptation of Warlord Games’ brand new Black Seas game. I lashed out and ordered the starter box, and also a further box of 3rd-rates. Not that the models are third rate, I hasten to add! Ratings were a way of designating the size/armament of naval ships of the time – and the 64-80 gun 3rd rates were the common workhorses of the period. When the starter box arrived in the mail, I was astonished at how extensive the contents were. Not only the ships and rules, but you also get all the markers, a two-sided map, scenic items, dice, cotton-wool smoke and flames, and even thread for the rigging. About the only things not supplied are the paint and g
We played Cruel Seas again last night ,we will soon need to change the games name as it now doesnt have much of a resembalance to Warlords game. We played night time action with the Royal Navy trying to intercept an Italian Convoy ,The italians put up an epic defence but The RN reinforcements turned up and 2 Torpedoes hit 2 transports sinking both immediatley with the remaining 2 managing to creep away whilst their escorts put up a great covering action .The random reinforcements and arrival points added a lot to the game .At somepoint soon we will playtest the aircraft rules then write up; our house rules and amendments .Lighting up the nightThe scene of our adventureThe starting force for the BritsThe Convoy advances through the dark2 more vospers arrive but so do 4 Mas boats attackfull speed aheadThe fight begins in earnest 2 torps one broke the back of the merchant and sank it immediately the other destroyed the others engines and gave it 90 points of damage ..it only started with 85
Last week I had beginning with sunday the chance to play a couple of matches of Cruel Seas. The first game was on sunday with Dino, a face off using the content of the Strike Fast, Strike Hard! set, so 6 Vosper vs. 4 German S-Boats. As I have the Dreadfleet boxed set from 2011, […]
After the decision fell towards the Flower Class Corvette as the large ship of the Royal Navy fleet, I was looking for a fitting counterpart for the German Kriegsmarine. My choice went towards the German M-Class Minesweeper. The Minesweeper was in competition with the Marinefährprahm (basically a landing ship) and the Vorpostenboot. The landing ship […]
In extension to the fleets of the Strike Fast! Strike Hard! starter kit I chose a large vessel for both sides. For the British that was the British Flower Class Corvette. Among the large British ships would have been a Landing Craft Gun or the armed trawler. The landing craft looked more like something for […]
The Merchant Tanker is one of the firsts vessels that were available for Cruel Seas and has a cardboard stand in included with the Strike Fast! Strike Hard! starter kit. As a "neutral" ship that could be found in service of every nation this kit bears the potential to be part of most scenarios, either […]
I have the reviews on some of the larger vessels for Cruel Seas in the box and ready for next week to be published, with the merchant tanker, the flower-class corvette and the m-class minesweeper waiting. To fill the gap between these large ships and the regular torpedo boats, I guess I'll add one of […]
Had some young visitors around today so took the chance to play Dr Who Exterminate with them a fast fun game ,not played in a while and didnt remember how much fun it was but also how confusing with the rules split into 3 books ,must take the time to ccut and paste things around .The 12th Dr with Clara ,Madame Vastra ,Jenny Flint and Straxx had to get back to the Tardis with Missy and the Cybermen stopping them ,Missy calling in reinforcements via transporter pads ,The Doc won but lost Jenny and Strax on the way...
I just did the Cruel Seas unboxing and review and Warlord Games introduced the next naval wargame, Black Seas. Similar to how Cruel Seas ties in with Bolt Action, Black Seas will tie in with Black Powder, focussing on the naval battles between 1770 to 1830. The designers notes by Gabrio Tolentino read very lovely, […]
Something a little more unusual today. A return to the pages of 2000AD, specifically Strontium Dog. What we have here is a rendition of poor Johnny Alpha on his worst day ever. Ambushed by Max Bubba's gang, his partner Wulf is gunned down and Johnny himself staked out and left to die.This event kicks off the epic Strontium Dog story, Rage, in which Alpha hunts down Bubba and his gang. I was only a lad when I read this one, and it's one of those stories that sticks with you.This little gem is a limited promotional miniature for Warlord Games' Strontium Dog game, handed out at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con, if my research is correct. Warlord Games have released a starter set based around this very tale, The Good, the Bad and the Mutie. It's most tempting.The mini came to me via the most excellent Cheetor, a fellow 2000AD fan. It felt good painting something to mark the passing of Carlos Ezquerra, the co-creator of and main artist on Strontium Dog (also co-creator of Judge Dredd) who died just unde