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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 2:25 p.m. PST

Old… but still quite interesting…

"Every self-respecting pirate crew needs a proper vessel. There simply is no way around it for any aspiring captain, if he wants to become a true legend of the High Seas. Thus after collecting your crew you will also want to get yourself a ship. I mean, if it weren't for boarding enemy ships on the roaring high seas, we might as well chuck in our pirate career, grab a horse and ride off into the sunset.

In this article I present and compare various producers of vessels designed for tabletop gamers specifically. Granted, you can always look for a suitable scale model ship, but in the required size (between 1/73 and 1/61 or even bigger) they are pretty pricey and will require much more assembling work than the tabletop ships. They do look the most realistic, of course, but the downside to this is that the rigging and sails are likely to get in the way and hinder gameplay. Nonetheless ships like the Mayflower from Trumpeter are certainly worth consideration if you have the time. You can see a description of using that model for wargaming…"

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FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2017 4:32 p.m. PST

Wow! what a great article. Thanks.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 9:29 a.m. PST

A votre service mon cher ami!. (smile)


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Armand

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

An outstanding article! Thanks for sharing it.

Legends In Time Skip Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 3:30 p.m. PST

A very well researched article.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2017 9:35 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it too my friends! (smile)


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