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Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 5:20 p.m. PST

Is anyone interested in ships that can be used as stand ins for a high tech Napoleonic broadside firing space ship battle?

shelldrake02 Mar 2017 6:45 p.m. PST

If you mean stands ins for the topic of this thread, then yes.

Mako11 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

I have no interest in them, but suspect some do.

IIRC, I think someone already makes them, or did.

They look a lot like, well, you know, I'm sure you might be able to imagine, if you've seen them.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 6:56 p.m. PST

Someone was making Honor Harrington ships a while back. Can't remember who.

Outlaw Tor02 Mar 2017 7:02 p.m. PST

Ad Astra Games made the ones I have. 1:12,000

Allen57 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 7:52 p.m. PST

Ad Astra's are very nice miniatures but I would be interested in your view of the Honor verse.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 7:55 p.m. PST

They are very nice but does anyone still make them? I have the 1 and 2 packs for Manticore and Haven but have found no one making them these days. I do have a 3D printer and have been experimenting with space ship files.

Dynaman878902 Mar 2017 8:00 p.m. PST

The latter battles are more ten thousand missiles and two ship affairs rather than Napoleonics in space.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

Yeah, I kind of caught that "Lensman eternally accelerating arms race" in the later stories

Zephyr102 Mar 2017 9:33 p.m. PST

Going by the novels, If your ship or fleet goes up against Harrington, you have 2 choices: Surrender, or die… ;-)

emckinney02 Mar 2017 11:17 p.m. PST

Final Sword sells them (and the other Saganami Island Tactical Simulator products) now: link

KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 2:42 a.m. PST

Nice little minis the Ad Astra ones. I lost interest in Honorverse at book 3 or 4(cannot remember).

The later books have become like my academic writing. Turgid as per one of my mentors. Like going through a swamp. Only he gets published, and I get reviewers tearing me to pieces. The beauty of finding your right niche.

I do detest the author for making the only academic character in the books a sniveling coward. Ah well such is life! A lot of promise that somehow got lost at some point.

it could had been the english Legend of Galactic Heroes. it could had.

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 5:24 a.m. PST

I loved the early Honorverse stories. They got me writing HH fan fiction, which got me writing original SF, which eventually got me published. So thank you David Weber for that!

Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

KTravlos, if you want an academic character that has some backbone, check out David Drakes "RCN/Leary" series. More swashbukly sci-fi than hard science, but Adele Mundy is a librarian that has some fight in her (and may be a bit of a sociopath…)

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 10:51 a.m. PST

Drake's RCN/Leary stories are fun. Of course they are just the Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin stories translated into space. Sadly, Drake doesn't bring along O'Brian's fantastic knowledge of sailing and seamanship. Some of the scientific blunders in Drake's books are breathtaking :)

emckinney03 Mar 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

"and may be a bit of a sociopath"

No, her "bodyguard" is a sociopath …

Drake does do a good job portraying the sort of third-world s – - – holes that players should encounter in the frontier regions of a Traveller campaign.

He also quite freely admits to basing his plots on real, obscure, historical incidents. A technique worth using. After all, recent events once again remind us that truth is stranger than fiction.

KTravlos Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 2:20 p.m. PST

an academic being a sociopath is ok. Lots of us are :p What you as a writer do with the sociopath is the question.

Thanks for the suggestion. Again Weber's early books are great! I can see how they would inspire one to go into writing. But he lost it for me at some point.

Then again even the early books had too much black and white for my tastes. Too spoiled by manga and anime.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2017 5:37 p.m. PST

I much prefer Drake's books. Don't mess with Lady Mundy.

badger2212 Mar 2017 6:28 p.m. PST

In one of his slammers books Drake said I am a lawyer, not an engineer. Story over science. And I dont recall an engineer who wrote an interesting book, but I could have just missed it.

badger2212 Mar 2017 6:30 p.m. PST

In the Later honor books there are several interesting and usefull academics.

Levi the Ox12 Mar 2017 8:12 p.m. PST

I've been playing SITS for a while, and am in the process of magnetizing the miniatures to use adjustable height/pitch/yaw/roll flight stands. Great game, and once the pieces start moving for people they can pick it up in a session or two.

MantiCon is coming up in Minnesota in late May; I'm certainly going to run some games and there may be others too.

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