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Wackmole907 Dec 2018 12:42 p.m. PST


Warlord is releasing in January

Italian fleet


Russian fleet


Fairmile D-class MGB/MTB


and Dice

LtJBSz Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2018 1:50 p.m. PST

Very strange that the famous German F-Lighters are in the Italian Fleet box.

Wargamer Blue07 Dec 2018 5:26 p.m. PST

The Italians built 105 F-Lighters under licence. The Italian version had heavier armour.

Schogun Supporting Member of TMP07 Dec 2018 5:55 p.m. PST

$44 USD US for 2x Fairmile D's. Wow.

$99 USD US for a RN Fleet Box looks pretty good now.

We'll have to hope Warlord sells individual ship sprues so we can get some F-Lighters for the German fleet.

In preparation for its proposed invasion of Malta, the Regia Marina secured design plans from the Kriegsmarine for the MFP-A in late 1941 and placed an initial order for 65 vessels.

By July of 1942, the month slated for the Malta invasion, all 65 MZs had been completed and were ready for deployment. On 27 July, however, the invasion was indefinitely postponed and many Italian MZs were diverted to the task of ferrying supplies from Italy to Libya and between ports along the Libyan coast to support Panzerarmee Afrika's advance into Egypt.

In September 1942, 40 additional MZs were ordered. This modified version featured a raised bow to improve sea-keeping, a strengthened keel, larger fuel tanks for increased range, a lining of concrete "armor" 100mm thick for anti-splinter protection and a second 20mm AA gun mounted amidships.

chasseur07 Dec 2018 6:25 p.m. PST

So, the Fairmile shows crew member figures. Does that mean that they are going to sell crews for the boats?

Tony S08 Dec 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Wow! Schogun is right! Those are expensive Fairmiles from Warlord! H&R sell a 1:300 Fairmile MTB for £4.00 GBP; Warlord's are £15.00 GBP per boat.

That seems quite odd; everything else for Cruel Seas doesn't seem too badly priced.

Schogun Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2018 5:36 p.m. PST

H&R has a Fairmile D MTB but not a MGB.

Andy Tea10 Dec 2018 3:27 a.m. PST

Yes they mentioned in an article that they are going to sell crew figures and I think crew figure might even be included in the fleet boxes

Andy Tea10 Dec 2018 3:28 a.m. PST

Also those Italian boats are seriously making me want to get the game
might get the rule book to read and if I like it then get the Italian and British fleets

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

Am I missing something with the Russian fleet? The write up talks about MO boats which I agree are pretty important for coastal actions but the box doesn't seem to contain any.


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