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sheepman Inactive Member11 Sep 2011 1:37 a.m. PST

Hi guys, just added a few photos of my Xyston galleys to my blog, plus some WW2 and Napoleonic ships. Any comments, good or bad welcome.

Dowvoovoo66 Inactive Member11 Sep 2011 2:07 a.m. PST

wow! just great

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2011 3:46 a.m. PST

Sheepman, you obviously have some saltwater running through your veins. Nicely done. Share some of your gaming photos sometime -would love to see your collection in action.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2011 5:50 a.m. PST

Very nice indeed!

DOUGKL11 Sep 2011 6:15 a.m. PST

Beautiful work, appy to see any new additions.

Noiseman II Inactive Member22 Dec 2011 5:25 p.m. PST

Terrific stuff Sheepman.

I've just taken the plunge and ordered my first batch of Xystons today and have two questions.

First, how big are your bases? I'd like to base mine on 3x1.5 inch pill bases for 1.5 inch hexes, and while I'm pretty sure they should fit, I'd like to be sure. I've read elsewhere they are about 65mm long, but I'm curious about the width (hepteremes in particular) because I'd like to shave a few millimeters for wiggle room.

I also noticed you don't use the masts. I realize this is historically correct, but I may want to use them to mark squadron commanders etc. (they look cool too…). My question is how fiddley and sturdy are they to attach?

Also, in a more general way, how easy/difficult are they to assemble?

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