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SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 7:00 p.m. PST

The Congo Boats have arrived!!!

The Congo Boats have arrived!!!
My new custom made Congo / Darkest Africa boats have arrived from the "Last Stand Dan's Boatyard".
With all the hubbub about the new rules set "Congo" visions of river excursions, dense jungles, ancient ruins, angry natives, and evil slavers danced in my head fueling multiple scenarios. So I decided to ask my buddy Dan to make me some Congo style boats, and boy he didn't disappoint! He makes all sorts of colonial vessels, gunboats, stern wheel and side wheel steamers, dhows, junks, etc. Check out his blog for pics, WIP's, details, and prices (which are VERY reasonable by the way!).
laststanddan.blogspot.com
Here is his prototype "Congo" steamer. Simple, effective, designed for gaming, sleek, and elegant! I especially like the paddle wheel assembly and the decks. One look at this boat and I immediately envision it steaming down the Congo delivering trade goods, transporting adventurers, packed with archeologists, or troops and supplies to assist a beleaguered mosquito infested garrison.

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Check out the blog for more pics and other boats.
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Cheers,
JB

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SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 7:14 p.m. PST

No Congo or DA game would be complete without Dhows! Picture the evil Slavers prowling the rivers, supplies being ferried up and down river, natives fishing, etc. These boats are at home on the Blue Nile as well as the White Nile River, carrying Dervish tribesmen, armed with cannons, attacking paddle steamers and gunboats! These boats are once again VERY user friendly and designed for gamers.

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Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2017 7:37 p.m. PST

Those are great looking boats! I'm hoping to get a couple different ones from Dan in 15mm. He's got that special talent for combining the features that define boats of the era with the practical needs of wargaming.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2017 8:23 a.m. PST

Dan totally gets it. Nice looking boats that actually accommodate figures. Too many do very nice ships but almost useless for gaming while others do such basic ships could work for almost anything, no distinct style. And met Dan at HURRICON last year and a nicer man you couldnt find.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2017 8:05 a.m. PST

Can't wait to see some AAR's on here or your blog.

Gone Fishing Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

Those look really great, Marc, though I must say I keep finding the eyes drifting back to that bottled beverage in the distance!

Beautiful ships, though.

SgtGuinness Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

Lol…. The boats really ARE awesome!!! Hmmmm, there always seems to be at least one cold adult beverage on my tables….

Cheers,
JB

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