Help support TMP


"has anyone?" Topic


6 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please don't make fun of others' membernames.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Swashbuckling Message Board

Back to the Age of Sail Message Board


Areas of Interest

Renaissance
18th Century
Napoleonic
19th Century

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Link


Featured Showcase Article

1:700 Black Seas British Brigs

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian paints brigs for the British fleet.


Featured Profile Article

Land of the Free: Elemental Analysis

Taking a look at elements in Land of the Free.


595 hits since 2 Dec 2023
©1994-2024 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

rhacelt02 Dec 2023 10:49 a.m. PST

I have always been a huge fan of Wooden Ships and Iron Men. I have not played it in years and when I saw the Black Seas game with the miniatures I thought I would give it a go. It is not a bad game but it lacks the detail of Wooden Ships and Iron Men. I was wondering if anyone had ever tried to combine the rules? I like the miniatures but not sure haw best to use them with Wooden Ships and Iron Men. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2023 11:40 a.m. PST

If you like the WS&IM rules, get a hex cloth and use "Wooden Ships" with the Black Seas miniatures. I played tons of WS&IM with ship models back in the day.

stephen m02 Dec 2023 6:09 p.m. PST

79th +1

I also have the expansion (or supplement) Ship O the Line which adds detail including some to allow smaller ships (I want to do Great Lakes battles).

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2023 7:00 p.m. PST

I used the original gameboard with miniature ships. Don't have the Black Seas ships so don't know if they would fit.

rhacelt03 Dec 2023 7:42 a.m. PST

With the size of the ship models I would need something with pretty big hexes. Not sure where I might find that. I am wondering if I would be able to use the movement procedures from Black Seas and everything else from Wooden Ships and Iron Men?

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Dec 2023 2:42 p.m. PST

You'd probably need a 4" hex mat and a big table….

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.