April 4, 2016 by brennon
Set Sail Soon!
There are going to be three ships in all and they’re looking great and raring for tabletop action!
The first ship (see above) is the Sloop which is the smallest of their seafaring pieces. All of the ships are going to be made out of resin with the rest of the components crafted from wooden dowel, black cord, and metal. The metal forms the basis of the swivel guns and the additional rigging options.
The next ship is the Brigantine which has two masts. This is the step up from the Sloop. I can’t wait to see what people do with the sail designs for these ships and of course the fights are going to be intense.
Last but not least we have the big Frigate…
All of these ships are going to be competitively price to make them enticing to pick up. Ranging from around $35 to $75 in price these could find themselves on many a players table sharpish I reckon.
Which Ship Will You Captain?
This seems like a good way to go about making ships with a big sturdy bottom and additional accessories helping to add the flavour. With the rest of the components being things you could find yourself in craft shops repairs and additional extras shouldn’t be a problem either.
You can get a feeling for how these ships look in the midst of combat when all painted up. I was afraid that the ships were going to feel too ‘squat’ looking but they really do take shape once you’ve got a lick of paint on them. Of course all of them are historically accurate too.
Packed with shouting men, guns roaring, the sea churning beneath them – I could see this making for a cinematic and exciting tabletop experience. More combat on the seas in 28mm is certainly something we’ll have to look into.
What do you think of their ships?
"Packed with shouting men, guns roaring, the sea churning beneath them - I could see this making for a cinematic and exciting tabletop experience..."