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skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 8:31 a.m. PST

Anyone thought about doing CS in 1/700? I have several Skywave Destroyer kits in 1/700 scale that have been gathering dust and thought this might motivate me to get them built.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

They did do a MTB set with PT/E-boats/UK MTB in 1/700th

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 9:18 a.m. PST

Skywave/Pitroad 1/700:

link

Yellow Admiral14 Dec 2018 10:50 a.m. PST

I think ignoring the miniatures and playing the rules is the opposite of the result Warlord's marketing scheme was aiming for. grin

RudyNelson14 Dec 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

PT Boat Dockyard has a wide range of reasonably priced vessels from many countries.

RudyNelson14 Dec 2018 11:27 a.m. PST

They are 1/600 and for WW2 include Poles, Norway, Roumanian, Hungarian and others

21eRegt14 Dec 2018 11:41 a.m. PST

Whatever merits the bigger models may have, some of us already have collections of dozens of 1/600 or 1/700 vessels. I'm not duplicating scales, so I'll try the rules and if I like them AND they can easily be adapted then I'll play them.

David Manley14 Dec 2018 12:20 p.m. PST

Tried it already in 1/600. Works fine

Personal logo Choctaw Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

Joes Shop,

Thanks for the Skywave heads up. Ordered.

coopman14 Dec 2018 1:08 p.m. PST

After their sly marketing ploy to deprive us of the ship data sheets unless we buy their ships, I wouldn't buy their darn ships if my life depended on it. PT Dockyard will get my ship orders eventually.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 1:17 p.m. PST

To quote my favorite Tanker Coopman

Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

Moriarty: Crap!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2018 5:39 a.m. PST

Choctaw: those are nice kits – easy to assemble and good value.

TMPWargamerabbit16 Dec 2018 10:59 a.m. PST

Same here. Large collection of 1/700 kits. Have six PT Boat kits. No need to have another scale in the ship collection since I also have 1/3000 modern naval too.

Black Hat Miniatures17 Dec 2018 2:01 a.m. PST

Coopman – all stats are in the rulebook – you don't need the cards…

Mike

Fitzovich17 Dec 2018 3:55 a.m. PST

Coopman all stats are in the rulebook you don't need the cards…

Black Hat Miniatures is completely correct here and frankly it wouldn't be too hard to come up with either alternate cards of some type or to develop additional vessels. I have an LST (Lindbergh 1/250 kit) on order that isn't in the system so I will have to cobble together stats and a card for it along with the Destroyer Escort (another Lindbergh Kit in 1/300) I have to be assembled.

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2018 2:39 p.m. PST

Fitz,

Absolutely. I ran 2 battles over the weekend in 1/600 and made stats for a kreigfischcutter.

Joe

epturner Supporting Member of TMP26 Dec 2018 11:16 a.m. PST

I'm actually looking at using my 1/1200th scale navals, especially since I have a bunch of Italian and German small vessels in that scale.

Eric

Guthroth26 Dec 2018 12:37 p.m. PST

I found 1/300 MDF merchant ships on Ebay for a really good price auction

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