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"Cruel Seas Daihatsu landing craft" Topic


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dragon621 Dec 2018 2:34 p.m. PST

These are the ubiquitous Japanese small craft. Are there any in Cruel Seas? If not what do you suggest to use in place of them?

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 3:55 p.m. PST

Tamiya does a japanese boat set in 1/350th with 28 boats

Tony Adams Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 4:33 p.m. PST

GHQ makes one in 1/285 scale

ghqmodels.com/store/j11.html

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 7:43 a.m. PST

Agreed these were often the craft the PT boats encountered around the 'canal. Surprised Warlord went with sampams instead of these.
WM, didn't find Tamiya's. Do you have a link?
Tony, that model looks nice. In my reading most had a MG for self defense. I don't see one. Does it have one?

Thanks

Joe

Tony Adams Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 7:49 a.m. PST

Joe,

No, unfortunately, the model does not come with any weapons.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 8:12 a.m. PST

I presume Warlord is not done making models yet and would expect more if the game gets any traction.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

I might have been interested in this game if had been done in 1/350 to match a standard plastic model scale, or ditto that at 1/700 and plenty more room to maneuver.

Greg G122 Dec 2018 11:33 a.m. PST

Heroics & Ros make 3 different types of Japanese landing craft.
link
Also Scotia also make one.
link
All of these are in 1/300th scale.

Paul at Warlord Games Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Dec 2018 1:55 p.m. PST

Ahoy!

Fear not – we have loads of new vessels coming through in the next few weeks for Cruel Seas including the aforementioned Daihatsu landing craft for the glorious Imperial Japanese Navy.

Here's a quick preview of our craft replete with the Emperor's brave troops ready to disgorge and drive the hated American and British invaders out of Japanese territory.

Keep a weather eye on the horizon – there will be reinforcements on the way soon…

Cheers,

Paul Sawyer
warlordgames.com

Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2018 9:42 a.m. PST

Mini,
I suspect mixing 1/300 and 1/350 scale will look fine on the tabletop. I have done it with 1/600 and 1/700 and it looks okay to my eye at least.
Greg,
those models looks nice and I like the price as well. Thanks for the tip.
Paul,
Glad to see you are going to be adding them. Will you have some with cargo instead of troops? Also, curious why you all went with sampans initially? Nothing wrong with it just curious.

Thanks all.

Joe

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