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Personal logo Skull and Crown Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2021 12:50 p.m. PST

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Each nation or city state viewed their ships as a tool to be used in the way that best reflected the
ideal of their world view. With my ship model kits you get extra parts, flags bulwarks and awnings to deck your ships out (see what I did there) to reflect not only the national traits but individualize each ship

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To the Venetian the galley was a fast and maneuverable vessel used to make money. They invested
well into the designs and quality of their ships, knowing the investment would boost
profits. They had a large ship and munitions yard called the Arsenal, where ,building ships in an assembly line process, could produce a galley a day!

Venetian ships were well known as having the best guns and gunners (they could afford them!) and had Their gunnery skills are reflected in my GGG! rules.

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The Turks and Barbary corsairs preferred fast maneuverable ships and crewed them with the
finest archers in the Mediterranean, being able to fill the skies with arrows while boarding. A favorite tactic was to keep near the shore hiding in the shoals, and row swiftly out to catch unsuspecting galleys and merchant ships in the flanks and rear.

Many of the corsairs who fought for the Sultan, such as the Barbarosa brothers, were as famous pirates, but who's strategies, bravery and loyalty led them to become admirals of the Sultan's fleet.

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Son of MOOG12 May 2021 1:08 p.m. PST

Great looking stuff! This has been on my radar for awhile now.
I'll get around to ordering sometime soon.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 May 2021 3:38 p.m. PST

These are great. I think I have about 30 of them and I love painting them up. I keep meaning to find some 6mm figures to use instead of the disks, but I keep getting distracted.

Long Valley Gamer Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2021 4:54 p.m. PST

I have many of S&C ships. They look great and paint up well. We use their rules and had some fun games.
I thought I saw somewhere they were working on ancient galleys. If they are I would be interested…

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2021 7:19 p.m. PST

Those look great!

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2021 8:43 a.m. PST

Very beautiful.

Personal logo D6 Junkie Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2021 1:24 p.m. PST

Love the rules!

Necron09913 May 2021 11:45 p.m. PST

Always a fun game!

Personal logo Skull and Crown Supporting Member of TMP08 Jun 2021 3:56 p.m. PST

Thanks all for your kind words. Long Valley Gamer- I have indeed created a set of ancients ships and rules, but they still need some polish. maybe I'll have them ready by fall.
Cheers
Ths

Long Valley Gamer Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2021 10:14 a.m. PST

Hi
Please let us know when they will be available…

RA Cunningham01 Sep 2021 8:56 p.m. PST

I would buy Ancients as well.

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