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Personal logo Tony Francis Sponsoring Member of TMP of Brigade Models Ltd writes:

After some frustrating delays for various reasons, we've finally been able to press the "Go" button on the new spaceships of the Chinese Democratic Socialist Union. There are twelve new models, ranging from massive dreadnoughts down to tiny fighter craft.

CDSU Battlefleet

At the top end of the scale is the Longzi dreadnought, a huge four-engined behemoth over 100mm long. The resin hull has two twin forward-firing railguns and four twin gun turrets in metal, plus a number of other separate parts. The slightly smaller Jiangxi dreadnought has the same railgun mounts, with a single turret and two metal engines.

CDSU Dreadnoughts

There are three cruiser classes in decreasing order of size, these are the Guangdong, Wuxi and Haitun. All three are single-piece metal models. Supporting the larger vessels are four types of escort – the workhorses are the Xingzi destroyer and Shenyang frigate. These are supported by the larger Shaoxing and Kaifeng destroyers.

CDSU Cruisers

The smallest models are the three fighter types – the Wusheng multi-role fighter, Zhengsheng attack fighter, and Yongsheng escort fighter.

We've rejigged the contents of the CDSU fleet packs to accommodate the new vessels; the patrol fleet has briefly been retired since it contains models that we haven't yet replaced, but there is also a new second fleet pack.

SFS-500 – Longzi Dreadnought – £9.00 GBP
SFS-501 – Jiangzi Dreadnought – £6.50 GBP
SFS-520 – Guangdong Heavy Cruiser – £3.25 GBP
SFS-521 – Wuxi Escort Cruiser – £3.00 GBP
SFS-522 – Haitun Light Cruiser – £2.50 GBP
SFS-530 – Kaifeng Heavy Destroyer – £2.00 GBP
SFS-531 – Xingxi Destroyer – £1.25 GBP
SFS-532 – Shaoxing Attack Destroyer – £2.00 GBP
SFS-540 – Shenyang Frigate – £1.00 GBP
SFS-560 – Wusheng Fighter (x 12) – £1.50 GBP
SFS-561 – Zhengsheng Attack Fighter (x 12) – £1.50 GBP
SFS-563 – Yongsheng Escort Fighter (x 12) – £1.50 GBP

SFSP-501 – CDSU Reserve Fleet – £22.00 GBP
SFSP-502 – CDSU Carrier Group – £22.00 GBP
SFSP-504 – CDSU Battle Fleet – £22.00 GBP

These new designs replace all of the existing CDSU range with the exception of the already updated Shanzi carrier. Seasoned Chinese Grand Admirals will have spotted that not all of the older designs have replacements, there are still a few gaps, so expect further CDSU reinforcements in the coming months.

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