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27 Dec 2012 9:05 a.m. PST
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LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 8:21 a.m. PST

Last Square no longer carries Navwar Galleys, does anyone know if there is another U.S. Distributor? I checked the Navwar site but they don't have a shopping cart and don't take Paypal.

dragon627 Dec 2012 9:01 a.m. PST

Navwar no longer has any distributors by design.
You can fax him or write him your order and that is how he prefers it.

Personal logo The Beast Rabban Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 9:52 a.m. PST

…Telegraph is preferred.

I found this:

PDF link

But I ignored it, as the Armada-period ships, which I was then interested in, were inexplicably $8 USD each.

Personal logo Buckeye AKA Darryl Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 10:43 a.m. PST

So, does the website actually function as an online shop, because it appears that it does?

navwar.co.uk/nav/default.asp

Found those Armada ships for $4.82 USD (conversion rate from 3 pounds). Not sure what the shipping costs might be to the United States though.

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2012 11:54 a.m. PST

The website will put your choices in a nice order form and afterwards you can print it up and mail it in, or fax it. High tech it ainīt.

Unfortunately, I believe the shipping costs to the US are 40%, or at least it used to be. Maybe better to make friends with someone from England :)

On a positive note, the range is great, and the ships are usually quite nice.

the ed is a douche bag Inactive Member27 Dec 2012 12:05 p.m. PST

Sorry can't help with the US distributor bit, but the Navwar system does work very well indeed. It is off putting because it is still rooted in the early eighties but it is a heck of a lot faster than many true internet based sales systems.

The website, as mentioned, let's you print of a completed order form to fax or post. Helpful service.

If I fax the order Friday morning it will arrive Monday morning (other end of the UK).

I had read that it is 40% US shipping. Have a look at Spirit Games (UK) who still have some Navwar stock. They may have what you require and it could save you a few dollars postage.

dragon627 Dec 2012 3:58 p.m. PST

Buckeye AKA Darryl
do you have any pictures of the Navwar 1/1200 Armada models?

Or a pointer to any on the web?

Personal logo The Beast Rabban Supporting Member of TMP28 Dec 2012 9:25 a.m. PST

I haven't been able to find any.

I have a couple of Navwar Spanish galleons I got off Ebay some time back. I find that their fore & aftcastles are very low (one could pass for an 18th c frigate), and the smallest one, a treasure galleon, had an improbable number of gun ports (and two gun decks!) that I had to shave off. Both had some slight warpage to their lines. But other than the issue of low castles, I am OK with it, as I am neither paying for nor asking for Langton or GHQ here.

Valiant's Armada line is, IMO and as far as I can tell, far superior, but want to add some Navwar for variety. The fact that they are both more difficult to get hold of AND of a largely unknown quantity means I have concentrated on finshing up my Valiant 1:1200 before I bother too much with hunting down Navwar.

Still, I would like to see more of the line. If anyone has pics, even Bigfoot-ish ones, I would greatly appreciate it.

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