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Alkedo25 Jul 2023 11:49 p.m. PST

dear all, does anybody have a picture of Navwar's Saxon ship and the small byzantine dromon in 1/1200?

I was kind of thinking about a campaign of TFL's Dux Britanniarum set in VIII century italy, but all depends on the looks of the Saxon ships. Could they pass for generic early medieval merchants…?

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP26 Jul 2023 11:17 a.m. PST

The Saxon ship is an open oared boat with raised prow & stern, almost double-ended, quite narrow beam. About22x3mm hull, 13mm ax oar banks.

Viking ship is similar size but a much broader beam.

Small Dromon is 30x6mm hull plus oars, higher out of the water than the other two. Two masted with an above water ram and twin steering oars at a very curved stern.

Possibly the Greek merchant might pass muster as a sailing merchant but, of the 3 above, I'd go for the small Dromon. The other two are not really Med types.

Alkedo27 Jul 2023 2:17 a.m. PST

Many thanks!

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