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03 May 2015 7:32 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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War Monkey03 May 2015 6:32 p.m. PST

Who runs "Barge Town"! War Monkey that's who!

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I couldn't take it anymore I had to go out and get a 1x4 inch board and cut it to 12 inches with a 45 degree cut.

Now these will be skinned with card stock and dressed up from there adding shanties to the decks and other features such as gangways and floating docks.

Have more pictures here on a blog.
silo1313.blogspot.com

Thanks for looking

Doug

P.S.
See what you gone and did now Dan evil grin

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2015 7:13 p.m. PST

My guess, it's Tug Boat Annie who runs Barge Town (aground). Do I get a prize? Interesting concept, apocalyptic water world.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2015 7:24 p.m. PST

"Who Runs Barge Town?"

War Monkey!
War Monkey!
War Monkey does!!!!

By the way, Zombie fans will love what you've started also.

Dan
TMP link

War Monkey03 May 2015 7:33 p.m. PST

One thing I found out just playing around with just the boards is that I can have different layouts!

So There can be different barge towns around the world!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2015 7:34 p.m. PST

War Monkey,

What are you planning to use for the underside, to prevent scratching the water surface? Thin felt, perhaps?

Dan

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2015 7:40 p.m. PST

War Monkey: Did you see these?

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Grelber03 May 2015 7:46 p.m. PST

I like the idea of making some barges out of 1 X 6 boards to provide some variety.

I think Ursula Leguin had some sort of barge town in one of her Earthsea books. This would have been in a fantasy setting. It has been a long time since I read them, and I could be wrong. The point is that this could be used for something other than post-apocalyptic games.

Grelber

Grelber

Sundance03 May 2015 7:47 p.m. PST

That's a cool idea!

War Monkey03 May 2015 7:54 p.m. PST

@CC
Yes I was thinking of using brown felt to blend in with the barges, I also picked up some hobby wood from Home Depot for making gangways and shanties.

@76thPA
Yes I have seen those and was thinking of making something along the lines of that tug/landing barge for salvaging.

War Monkey03 May 2015 7:57 p.m. PST

@ Grelber
Sure why not could make for a good Fantasy terrain as well

War Monkey03 May 2015 8:01 p.m. PST

Would love to add a few boats like this or similar

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Sundance03 May 2015 8:19 p.m. PST

iM makes the Russian version of that.

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 May 2015 8:30 p.m. PST

Doug, yer insane. I salute you!evil grin

Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2015 9:38 p.m. PST

Yes, but this insanity is highly contagious!!!

Hey War Monkey, are you going to make your town for use by villagers or by raiders? And, do you have a specific geographic area in mind for them to inhabit?

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That new Australian inland sea might be calm enough for barges, but keep your eyes open for salties. I think they would take advantage of the sea rise to migrate into that new body of water!

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They seem to have quite a reach too. So make sure to keep your arms and legs inside the boat at all times!!!

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Dan
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP03 May 2015 10:10 p.m. PST

War Monkey,

Check this out:

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And this is what they plan to offer them:

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Or you can add a second floor like these guys did:

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You might find this inspiring too:

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Check out the barrels beneath:

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And you need pigs too:

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Or goats:

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Dan

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 4:16 a.m. PST

Great pics, CC.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 6:03 a.m. PST

War Monkey, I like the illustration of the mail delivery you used. Where did it come from?

War Monkey04 May 2015 6:19 a.m. PST

CC
Great pictures! I thought I would play it out in the section of the Mississippi calling it "New Delta"

Plan to make it a village for most part but able to defend themselves. An added advantage is I can layout the barges in an arrangement that would look like slips to park gunboats so it could be a pirate haven as well!

Because the barges can be laid out in different arrangements I can play it out in different parts of the world.

Those floating gangways are pretty cool.

I am planning to have a small island to have them anchored to, with small walls, defenses points, and a couple of other shanties

War Monkey04 May 2015 6:24 a.m. PST

@Artilleryman
You have to ask CC I posted it from his TMP link 15mm PA Pirates (Redux)

sean68333 Inactive Member04 May 2015 8:27 a.m. PST

Very clever idea. I can't wait to see how this progresses. It gives me some ideas of my own.

Thanks for sharing.

commanderroj Inactive Member04 May 2015 8:31 a.m. PST

We need jet skis! I would like them in 15mm. Just saying…

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 9:58 a.m. PST

CC, where did the 'mail delivery' picture come from?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 1:51 p.m. PST

Artilleryman,

Glad you found it inspiring. That's always my goal!!!

Anyway, let me look through my last thread on Post Apocalyptic Pirates. I think the link to the source is there.

I'll let you know in a little while.

Dan
PS. I was really looking for a better picture of this pirate boat, believe it or not, from "Six Days, Seven Nights":

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 2:41 p.m. PST

Artilleryman,

Here's the source of the picture you're after/

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Dan

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 3:01 p.m. PST

Dan, many thanks.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 3:29 p.m. PST

Artilleryman, you are most welcome!

War Monkey: "I thought I would play it out in the section of the Mississippi calling it 'New Delta'"

Man, that will be awesome, without a doubt.

Do you envision any sort of town or village occupying what's left of Pine Bluff AK becoming an important port for remnants of a government and giving your guys any trouble?

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If so, give some though then on what those "government" troops might look like and what their small Navy would have to oppose you.

With very minor modifications to their weapons, I really think these Rebel Minis' guys might have potential as a "Successor" state's naval patrol militia:

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They remind me a lot of the Post Apocalyptic Monroe Republic's Militia in the Revolution tv series:

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And also of one of the factions (the Genii) in the Stargate Atlantis series!

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As wells as the Post Apocalyptic troops of General Bethlehem in "The Postman":

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What do you think?

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 4:40 p.m. PST

And, remember the 1998 Russell film "Soldier"?

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Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 5:56 p.m. PST

I would, of course, make Pine Bluff one of the northernmost outposts of a "United States Of Texas":

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That country would try to keep some law and order in whatever dry areas may be left of these 5 states, though I'm not sure how much of Louisiana might be left above 80 meters (almost 300 feet?):

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That is, after the coastlines end up like this:

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Ok, the lightest green areas (300 feet or higher) will be the last peninsular remnants of the state of Louisiana:

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So I guess we could still have 5 stars on my Republic's flag. I'll let Mississippi have the little peninsulas on the east border though.

Dan

War Monkey04 May 2015 7:23 p.m. PST

CC
I haven't thought that far ahead but, Eureka's WWI Bulgarians or Greek Troops could fit the bill for Genii like troops.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 7:48 p.m. PST

War Monkey,

Well, when the time comes, they might show up at your floating town to collect their "protection" fee – a share of your black market profits.

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 10:26 p.m. PST

Guys, I was wrong! Yes, that does happen, once in a blue moon.

There's no way for Pine Bluff to be one of the northernmost outposts of the new Texas republic, when the sea levels rise 80 meters (which is really something like 262 feet).

Pine Bluff is:
Elevation 67 m (220 ft)

But it seems like Little Rock will be on dry land:
Elevation 102 m (335 ft)

Texarkana, Texas will remain dry too:
Elevation 91 m (299 ft)

Same goes for its sister city across the river, Texarkana Arkansas:
Elevation 110 m (361 ft)

Dan

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2015 11:50 p.m. PST

Ok, War Monkey, here's your New Delta at the projected 80 meter line:

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I hope that link works. If not, check out the actual video:

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Basically, all the cities in the darkest green area of this nex map will be below the 80 meter mark, so under water:

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Dan

commanderroj Inactive Member05 May 2015 5:28 a.m. PST

I am not a big fan of post apocalyptic gaming, but this is definitely going on the back burner as a potential future project. Still need the jet ski's though…

War Monkey05 May 2015 7:21 a.m. PST

CC
Thanks for the maps will come in handy, looks like Little Rock would make it and could be the New Port City or Harbor City being that it's on the Arkansas River and next to open water then,but I don't think Pine Bluff will make it could be an island city as with Jonesboro, West Memphis and Memphis will be goners for sure.

Ferry routes could be setup were I10 I20 and I40 used to be for travel or commercial goods (good targets to hit)

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2015 10:18 a.m. PST

Commanderroj, by all means jump in! The water's just fine.

I was initially going to have my new republic's borders follow those of FEMA's Region VI:

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My new five-state republic would have Dallas as their national capital, mainly because the FEMA Region VI office is in Denton, on the outskirts of Dallas.

And, with the 80 meter rise in sea level, my capital wouldn't be all that far from my eastern coast:

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And this would be my flag with the 5 stars forming a cool pentagon in the middle:

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Or this one here, minus the letters around the larger star:

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Dan

War Monkey05 May 2015 11:08 a.m. PST

Nice choice in flags there Dan! thumbs up

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2015 12:37 p.m. PST

Hey, I might have to set up a couple of early warning outposts on some of our offshore islands, just to make sure you guys don't sneak up on us:

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I can't risk you guys getting all the way up our rivers and tributaries:

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Dan
PS. Those images are from some game called Farcry3.

War Monkey05 May 2015 2:42 p.m. PST

Dan
Thanks those photos are inspiring, and give me more ideas

Doug

Apache 605 May 2015 5:22 p.m. PST

I dont know how realistic it is, but I think that some skyscrapers in some of the submerged cities would still have some of their floors and roofs above the water lines.

Seems like the old financial district with 6 or 8 remaining building standing 6 or more floors out of the water line would be cool. Their could be rope bridges or maybe pontoon bridges between them. Solar collectors on top.

There could also be a massive dam, with locks build across some valley to keep the Gulf out of the Mississipi below Memphis or some other location. Great target for pirates.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2015 6:47 p.m. PST

Apache 6,

Most of the glass will have fallen off and left the floors wide open to the cool breeze:

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I thought I had an illustration with rope bridges between high rise buildings in my collection, but I can't see it now:

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Anyway, I can just imagine rope bridges between the tips of these high rise buildings:

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Or the tops of other things, like highway overpasses being used also:

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Dan
PS. I actually bought about a dozen Heroscape ruins for just such a purpose about 4-5 years ago.
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2015 7:51 p.m. PST

Crates could work as high rise islands too:

skankgame.com/Highrises.html

Dan

War Monkey05 May 2015 8:10 p.m. PST

Milk creates might be a little too big for 15mm, but could make buildings to suit the need.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2015 8:39 p.m. PST

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2015 8:39 p.m. PST

For you Twitter people …

Looks like now you might be able to figure out how your own home city will look like, after an 80 meter (262 feet) rise in sea level:

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Here are a few examples at 80 meters:

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Here's downtown Seoul South Korea also after that 80-meter sea level rise:

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This one is close enough (72 meters), for Manhattan:

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Dan

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