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carne6806 Nov 2018 10:41 p.m. PST

I really like what I've seen so far. The ships look great. I do not know if there is an upper limit to the size of ships that can/will be included in the game. If destroyer sized vessels are included will they be strictly speaking 1:300 scale? The pictures of the Italian ships seem to show an (Ariete-class?) torpedo boat. At 277' long the model should be 11" long. The model looked really nice but a little short (I could be wrong). Tribal class and Fletcher class DD's if truly built to scale would be 15" long. US DE's (UK Captain class) are just a bit over 300' and I really can't see anything bigger making it on to the table.
Also I am perplexed by the lack of a Daihatsu barge in the initial Japanese release.
On the whole, I'm more excited to get this product in my hands than I have been in a long time. I confess my interests lie mostly in the Pacific, so in addition to the PT's and SC-497 class, I really hope to see a PCE-461 class and an LCS(L) in the future.

Andy Tea07 Nov 2018 3:01 a.m. PST

I'm also interested in the game although I'm waiting to find out a few more gameplay details before I commit but the size of the models for the size of the table does seem a bit bonkers a German E-100 was 32.76 meters long which translates into just shy of 11cm

8 of them and there British equivalent on a 4x4 foot table doesn't leave much room for manoeuvre

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 3:42 a.m. PST

1/600 has always been an option :)

advocate07 Nov 2018 3:47 a.m. PST

So has a bigger table, to be fair.

carne6807 Nov 2018 7:21 a.m. PST

I'm getting older so the larger scale works for me. Besides my Caribbean imaginations can have a scrappy little naval campaign now too.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Nov 2018 7:45 a.m. PST

The pictures of the Italian ships seem to show an (Ariete-class?) torpedo boat.

I am pretty sure it is a Gabbiano class Corvette, and I am also pretty sure that some of the ships in this box:


are 1/350 kits from various manufacturers. Niko makes a Gabbiano for example, and the Liberty Ship in this picture:


is probably a Trumpeter 1/350 Jeremiah O'Brian.

carne6807 Nov 2018 8:44 a.m. PST


I think it is a Warlord model. If it is a Gabbiano, I take back my comment about it being too short. I love the paint job too.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Nov 2018 8:52 a.m. PST

Here is a 1/350 Gabbiano for comparison.


Allen5707 Nov 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

Great ship models but way too large for my tastes. I already game coastal warfare using 1/1200-1250 scale models. Costs less and makes available table area bigger. I am interested in the rules and await a review.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 2:24 p.m. PST

Sadly, no British Royal Navy, short-hull, MGBs either.

Would love to see some mid-war ones with the 2 Pdr. deck gun, and the late-war (1944+) variant with the big 6 Pdr. gun.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 2:27 p.m. PST

It is a Gabbiano. Discussed on the Cruel Seas Facebook group :)

advocate07 Nov 2018 2:48 p.m. PST

They've just announced the game. A bit early to complain that they only have a limited range.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 5:34 p.m. PST

I am intrigued by the models. I like 1/600 but 1/300 would be cool. I think you could game either small actions or parts of larger ones.


d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 4:50 p.m. PST

They've just released a movement video. Basically: 1 knot=1 cm of movement.

Lion in the Stars09 Nov 2018 3:28 p.m. PST

Yeah, but you're still talking ships capable of 30-45 knots.

Fitzovich14 Nov 2018 3:34 p.m. PST

I am very excited about this line as all my minis are in 6mm 1/300 scale, even if the game doesn't live up to my hopes the models will be great to add to my Micro Armor collection.

mwindsorfw21 Nov 2018 12:30 p.m. PST

Sometimes the kids on our cul-du-sac close off the turn around part to play games. They put up a "Kids at Play" sign. With 1/300 scale ships firing at 10,000 yards, I wonder if they would let me close it off with a "Wargamer at Play" sign?

Lion in the Stars26 Nov 2018 12:37 a.m. PST

With 1/300 scale ships firing at 10,000 yards, I wonder if they would let me close it off with a "Wargamer at Play" sign?

Nah, teach the munchkins how to play and get a new generation of gamers interested!

(Note that the girls may be more interested in the painting than the playing)

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