New Ships From Sarissa Precision Have Wind In Their Sails

June 29, 2020 by avernos

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Sarissa Precision has built up quite a large fleet across genres and periods, from Civil War Ironclads to canal narrowboats you can find all sorts from the grandest warship to something that would not raise an eyebrow if it appeared on a table for Burrows & Badgers. Now they weighed anchor with three new offerings and we're going to take a look at them from smallest to largest.

Sarissa Precision Elven Boat

The Elven boat is delightfully dinky and while you're not going to get too many onboard this one there is still room for a small unit of archers. Alternatively, if you fancy coming up with a boat race it's certainly small enough to get many onto the table easily enough. They haven't said specifically that the steps at the stern are set for bases to slot underneath, but it does seem to be the case to get figures onboard more easily. The shape of it gives me World of Warcraft vibes and I feel like a harbour with a few of these would set off any fantasy table, or even brighten up your RPG board.

Arab Show

Sarissa Precision Arab Dhow

Out of fantasy and into the land across the sea we go, this type of Arab Dhow was built for trading across the deep-seas with a crew of 30 plus men and would be seen from the coast of East Africa to the Arabian peninsular, the Bay of Bengal and beyond. Equally beloved by merchants and pirates for its speed and capacity, this is the most versatile of the three boats. Apart from the geographical area it operated in there are still Dhow plying their trade today and their development is lost in the mists of time between 600 BC and 600 AD. So if you're into the Crusades, 1920s Pulp, or ultra moderns you could probably find a home for this.

Roman Fighting ship

Sarissa Precision Roman Fighting Ship

The Biggest boat of all is this Roman fighting ship with castles and corvus. These were dominant in the Mediterranean Sea and proved that Roman was a power on sea as well as land. The castles are removable and the corvus can be rotated, this was a boarding plank with the idea that the ship with the corvus moved close to the enemy, and then released it. The spike would dig into the enemy vessel and pin it in place, while the Roman soldiers would charge onto the enemy ship. This allowed the Romans to take advantage of their superior infantry. With the banks of oars and sleek look it is instantly recognisable and I would love one of these tied up for my Gangs of Rome games.

Sarissa Precision have built up an extensive range of boats now for all your gaming needs and if you want something a little off-book from their main range then it's worth checking out Dark Ops Dark Seas range, for some gloriously large frigates that wouldn't just go on a board but would become the board for many games.

Do you fancy a life on the ocean's waves?

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