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MiniPigs In the TMP Dawghouse16 May 2019 12:25 p.m. PST

Never played Naval ever but wanted to try the "Limeys and Slimeys" rules solo for simple, good fun.

For a newcomer, in 15mm, what makers of ships and crews should one consider?

Can include info for anyone but I wont be making or painting my own stuff, thus you dont have to worry about skill level for the ships. Just good, robust models for gaming.

I've seen these. Any opinions on quality and game-ability?



Maybe I should ask Dan to make me a couple?

I should also ask, how many ships and crews make for a good initial Limeys and Slimeys game? Two on each side?

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2019 1:37 p.m. PST

Played dozens of games years ago, using 28mm figures and ships, many home made (the galley of doom made from a McD kid's mean plate comes to mind).

Using 28mm ships, we used floors, gym to conference rooms, to determine the ownership of the Great Lakes (Wisconsin won, Michigan lost) at a number of cons. All were a blast, with up to a dozen plus ships on a side, a player per ship.

If you're going to try the rules on a table, I'd go with 15mm.


MiniPigs In the TMP Dawghouse16 May 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

Hi Dan,

Sounds like you really enjoyed playing with the rules?

Yes, I think 15mm is the choice for me; I am stuck with a 6'x4' table and not much else.

I like these thoroughbred ships but, the paper sails? Are you supposed to paint them to prevent them from yellowing?

Do you guys all use any special water looking gaming mats? I was looking at this one:


Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2019 7:32 p.m. PST

Don't play it any more, but a blue mat would be fine on a table. You'd want one that allows the ships to be slid across it (felt is terrible).

Depending on how much effort you want to do, paint or print the sails an off-white/tan/cream, etc., color.

Rules are fun, simple, and geared for a quick game.

MiniPigs In the TMP Dawghouse17 May 2019 8:46 a.m. PST

Well, I just dont want the sails to yellow and curl which I suspect might be the case for paper.

I am looking at this High Quality Rubber mats which seems to be smooth and colorful for a sea mat. link

Fitzovich17 May 2019 5:24 p.m. PST

I run games of Limeys & Slimeys at conventions using 1/300 scale paper models by The War Artisan and would recommend giving them a look. There is even a free download of one to give a try. The games I have run have always been enjoyed by the players from what I can tell.

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