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12 Apr 2007 11:17 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Burroughs' Caprona/Caspak: Land That Time Forgot" to "Burroughs' Caprona/Caspak: Land That Time Forgot"
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Cacique Caribe11 Apr 2007 5:23 a.m. PST

For fans of "Land That Time Forgot", "People That Time Forgot" and "Out of Time's Abyss" . . .

erbzine.com/mag14/1490.html
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Plot summaries:
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Books online:
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Glossary:
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WWI U-boat, cavemen, dinosaurs, oh my!

CC

Cacique Caribe11 Apr 2007 5:29 a.m. PST

Some attempts at gaming this theme:

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CC

qar qarth11 Apr 2007 5:56 a.m. PST

Film adaptations: link
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Cacique Caribe11 Apr 2007 6:11 a.m. PST

Nice link from a Cave Wars contributor:

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CC
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Cacique Caribe21 Apr 2007 10:23 p.m. PST

What if someone was going to game the original (and ficticious) discoverer of Caprona (1721), the Italian navigator Caproni?

"Caspak was apparently formed by a large volcano sometime in the Earth's distant past. It is so far from normal shipping lanes of the World War I era that it has garnered only one mention in previous voyages, by that of an Italian navigator named Caproni who sailed near the cliffs which make up the shoreline of Caspak in 1721. Caproni named the land Caprona and sailed off."
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What if a few Italian sailors (a handful, maybe) had been left stranded somehow?

What 28mm figures would you suggest to use for sailors and explorers of that period (on or around 1721)?

CC

TempestRaiko21 Apr 2007 11:50 p.m. PST

Hi CC,
A few of these Eureka Pirates look generic enough to be Italian sailors from that time period, I think. And a couple of those lady pirates are real beauties!

All the best,
Tempest Raiko

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Cacique Caribe21 Apr 2007 11:56 p.m. PST

Thanks!

Would those work for an expedition set in 1721? Or are those pirate figures more for the 1600s?

CC

TempestRaiko22 Apr 2007 12:12 a.m. PST

Hi CC,

I'll be honest, I saw a picture of Blackbeard, and he was wearing the generic blouse/tunic, sash and such, and I was thinking that similar looking crew would work. I couldn't find anything on period Italian sailors, but assume they weren't wearing uniforms. Hats are a potential fashion problem, but some models are bare headed, or have very generic looking floppy hats(like Eureka).

I guess contacting the companies directly would probably get some nice advice, I'll send some emails as I am curious too.

If you don't mind a slightly smaller 25mm crew, Old Glory has a wide range of affordable pirates in their 1600-1700 line.

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Hope to talk with you again soon,
Tempest Raiko

TempestRaiko22 Apr 2007 2:56 p.m. PST

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Hi CC,

Here are some links to general overviews of European fashion in about the time period you are looking at. Actually this is probably not much help, as our research into pirates seems to indicate that sailors wore more practical and less ornate clothing. Still, might help to see the hats in the pictures and such. I could not find a site about Italy in particular, sorry about that.

Talk with you soon,
Tempest Raiko

Cacique Caribe22 Apr 2007 6:39 p.m. PST

Wow, Tempest.

I think this will be great for helping pick out a leader-type figure for the stranded crew.

Thanks!

CC

Cacique Caribe22 Apr 2007 9:26 p.m. PST

In case anyone is thinking of doing Caprona/Caspak, but in 1721 instead of with the U-Boat crew . . .

TMP link

CC

Cacique Caribe22 Apr 2007 9:45 p.m. PST

For the U-Boat Crew, how about these from Brigade Games?

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Though I don't know if these would work as WWI German U-Boat command:

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Hold the presses. Here is a pack of U-Boat crew and officer:

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This is what I remembered of the U-Boat officers and crew in the film:

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Any other ideas out there?

CC

Cacique Caribe23 Apr 2007 5:31 a.m. PST

The search for suitable WWI (1916) U-Boat officers and crew goes on . . .

I guess I initially posted this query as a WWII topic instead (sorry):
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CC

Cacique Caribe23 Apr 2007 7:38 a.m. PST

Wow!!! I guess I had not checked the Brigade Games' site in quite some time . . .

Winter attire:
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Tropical attire:
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Those Germans will work well with a sprinkling of these Merchant Marines (to act as the recovered crew in this scenario):
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I guess I will be placing my order very, very soon!!!

QUESTION: Would these work as additional crew for a WWI U-Boat? Or are they not suitable for submarine service?
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CC

Cacique Caribe23 Apr 2007 8:03 a.m. PST

Seeking reply here:

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CC

Roberto Cofresi23 Apr 2007 8:15 a.m. PST

You will like this then: link
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Cacique Caribe23 Apr 2007 10:08 a.m. PST

That was very interesting about the UB-85, and definitely fodder for Pulp and other scenarios.

That site has a related link to another similar encounter, but with U-28:

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I guess that some of the Caprona/Caspak monsters must have gotten off the island/continent! :)

CC

jpattern23 Apr 2007 1:06 p.m. PST

How about a deep-sea expedition to recover the UB-85, in the hopes of finding physical evidence of the attack, when the actual monster is encountered, still very much alive?

Cacique Caribe04 May 2007 11:18 a.m. PST

Thanks to the suggestions on this other thread . . .

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. . . I have just added these four packs (for now) to my shopping list for next month:

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After that, I'll really be ready for Caprona/Caspak!!!

CC

Cacique Caribe04 Jul 2007 4:55 p.m. PST

I guess I have lots to choose from for the "1721" Caproni expedition:

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CC

Cacique Caribe24 Aug 2007 2:06 p.m. PST

To welcome the U-boat crew on the icy parts of Caprona . . .

Here are some Copplestone cavemen I have started to dress for glacial weather:

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Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

Dan
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Cacique Caribe01 Mar 2008 10:06 p.m. PST

Movie trailer:

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CC

Mysterioso02 Mar 2008 6:04 a.m. PST

Dan:

How are those conversions going? They were looking great the last time you posted.

They would be great for a game based on the book "The Island at the Top of the World". I found the book in my library's for sale book bin and found it a rather entertaining junky novel read; eskimos, lost vikings, killer whales, what is not to like? Apparently Disney made it into a movie, which I am going to Netflix. Anyway, with your converted guys and some of the Artic expolorers from Copplestone, Pulp Figures, or Brigade Games, you'd be set for a great game.

Mysterioso

Cacique Caribe02 Mar 2008 7:34 a.m. PST

Unfortunately, very little in the way of conversions lately. I've been away from home a lot, and don't think I'll finally get home until the first or second week of April.

Except for last night, I've had very little time to chat here on TMP.

Ok, you've convinced me. Today I'll grab some figures from my luggage and see what I come up with.

CC

xLAVAx02 Mar 2008 11:22 a.m. PST

Nice battle report CC!

Where can you get the little "chicken Dinos?"

Ray (aka Lava)

Cacique Caribe02 Mar 2008 11:28 a.m. PST

Do you mean this report by Polynikes?

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CC

artslave02 Mar 2008 6:35 p.m. PST

Those little "chicken dinos" are HLBSC Compsognathus. They came 12 to a pack, and I am very glad to have a nice dozen of them, all painted and based, in my collection. My last visit to the company web site did not list them in the now very abbreviated Dinosaur list.

xLAVAx03 Mar 2008 1:17 a.m. PST

Yep,

The Polynikes report was very kewl.

Ray (aka Lava)

Cacique Caribe18 Mar 2008 7:19 p.m. PST

Polynikes did a fantastic job. I can't wait to get home (one of these days) so I can try something similar.

CC
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Cacique Caribe15 Jul 2008 11:23 a.m. PST

For a mini Caprona/Caspak:

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CC

Cacique Caribe20 Jul 2008 12:09 a.m. PST

Interesting site about Caspak/Caprona:

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CC

Cacique Caribe21 Jul 2008 10:35 p.m. PST

For ideas on how to make "Fort Dinosaur" . . .

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CC

Cacique Caribe22 Sep 2008 8:31 a.m. PST

For a recent discussion on pirates AND dinosaurs . . .

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CC

Cacique Caribe20 Dec 2008 3:24 p.m. PST

I've still got my eye on that WW1 Brigade U-Boat:

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CC

Cacique Caribe21 Dec 2008 3:57 p.m. PST

This looks so cool . . .

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Check this out:

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I really like the angle of these spikey thingies around their camp:

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Maps of Caspak/Caprona, with the camp (Fort Dinosaur) on the west side of the "Inland Lake", just north of the submarine tunnel:

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CC

Cacique Caribe21 Aug 2009 10:32 p.m. PST

Chance to provide input on what figures to make:

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CC

Cacique Caribe03 Mar 2010 12:10 p.m. PST

Well, if anyone is interested in doing 18th century Caspak in 15mm, when it was named by the Italian navigator in 1721:

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Dan

Cacique Caribe05 Mar 2010 5:27 p.m. PST

And, for a 15mm U-Boat crew:

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Dan

Cacique Caribe09 Mar 2010 1:56 p.m. PST

And then encountering these 15mm guys:

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Dan
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Cacique Caribe29 Apr 2010 12:23 p.m. PST

This 18.5cm guy will keep anyone from venturing out of the island on small craft:

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Dan

Cacique Caribe02 May 2010 6:27 p.m. PST

I know that this was done for a Vietnam game but, if you imagine it without any buildings or vehicles, I think it could inspire a fantastic Lost World gaming table:

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Don't you think?

I really like that tall cork bark mountain.

Dan

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