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emckinney03 Aug 2022 9:10 a.m. PST

What do people think of the new Leviathans miniatures, particularly sine they're showing the nations that never got released when the first edition came out a decade ago?

I like them a lot better than a lot of the "flat deck" style aeronefs. The Leviathans also seem to fit the aesthetic for Castles in the Sky a lot better. I guess you can just get the Leviathans miniatures and play either game!

JMcCarroll03 Aug 2022 3:47 p.m. PST

Link ?

Mr Elmo03 Aug 2022 5:09 p.m. PST
javelin9803 Aug 2022 5:13 p.m. PST

The Leviathan ships are beautiful, but much larger than Brigade Models' ships. I don't think they would look right if used together.

Ga Wing03 Aug 2022 8:09 p.m. PST

I am paraphrasing here, but Mr. Farrington mentioned to me about the "WW1" focus of dreadnoughts trading broadsides in the sky (hence the limitations of airpower).

So although I agree with your idea about Leviathans fitting the aesthetic for Castles in the Sky, Brigade Models do make some zeppelins / balloons / small aircraft that are unique enough to fit the buck imho.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2022 8:23 p.m. PST

Had the original and loved the miniatures, but hated the rules. I sold them off for a fair bit of coin and don't miss them.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2022 6:52 a.m. PST

Had a similar reaction as Tgerritsen but kept my Brits and Russkis. Anyone have suggestions for better rules?

emckinney04 Aug 2022 8:34 a.m. PST

Castles in the Sky.

That's the main reason that I'm interested in the Kickstarter and that so many of the nations are already funded.

emckinney04 Aug 2022 8:41 a.m. PST

Blog: link

German ship concepts: link

Russian ship concepts and other nation test prints: link (print quality looks pretty good)

Test prints of ships arrayed by size: link

3D models, two sample ship concepts: link

Ga Wing04 Aug 2022 6:12 p.m. PST

Shagnasty: "Castles in the sky" 10000000% if you want to get your airship fix.

Speaking of Leviathans, it looks like Catalyst Games still has the old French and British fleet boxes in stock

Here is a link to the store: link

Its a better price point than the kickstarter if all you want are the minis. $50 USD of the old fleet box gets you 1 battleship, 1 cruiser, 2 destroyers. Compare that to the $70 USD starter box pledge for 2 cruisers and 2 destroyers. Additional fleet boxes are $50 USD anyways, but you have get the starter first. Plus these won't ship until late 2023. I just want the minis. The rules look kind of convoluted to me.

I also just got a notification that the old Leviathans fleet box I ordered shipped today, so it looks like its still in stock and will be arriving in due time :)

D6 Junkie04 Aug 2022 6:18 p.m. PST

You know I love airships! I have the old Leviathan game and liked it, but I think the new system will get more players into it. And I like the more Robust look

Ga Wing04 Aug 2022 6:19 p.m. PST

The more the merrier D6 Junkie! If more people play airships (regardless of whatever ruleset) there will be more airships!


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