Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

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Re: Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

Post by Truscott Trotter » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:01 am

Slightly OT may I ask where you obtained your longships from?

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Re: Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

Post by EvilGinger » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:47 am

I dont have any ships yet I would go for the Griping beast raiders vessels if I get round to it but several people do suitable in the right sort of scale. Some of the nicest recent ones are the 15mm ones from Peter Pig.

Just remembered Warbses do the shorter fatter Viking merchant ships which are more the size and look of the Ships the Saxons used & at a very reasonable price.

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Re: Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

Post by Truscott Trotter » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:51 am

Ahhh OK EG - so they do not have to be in 28mm scales then?
That's good as they are rather expensive - will look at the PP site

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Re: Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

Post by EvilGinger » Thu Sep 26, 2013 2:17 pm

DUX can quite easily be run in 15mm lots of folks do, I only did it in 28 because I had loads of Romano British left over form a dable I had had with WAB & age of Arthur when I was doing a very stressful job at an office in Nottingham just round the corner form the Wargames foundry place,

I did a lot of comfort spending...as I did not think I could get away with slaughtering my colleagues & some of the clients

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Re: Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

Post by Truscott Trotter » Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:16 pm

Yes 'Going Postal' in 28mm is safer than at 1:1 scale :lol:

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Re: Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

Post by EvilGinger » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:28 am

indeed & I have done some really crap jobs with some really annoying people in my time.

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Re: Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

Post by Old Guy » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:37 am

http://www.laserdreamworks.com/28mm-ships/

The above is a link to the ships I got. I believe you can only get them from the US. I got a mate in Canada to buy them then take them out of their boxes and put them all together and send them as a Gift. The ships themselves are reasonably priced, but I did not want to pay customs duty. Unfortunately the postage from the US to Canada was pretty severe,If you have a friend actually in the US it would be cheaper that way. I wasn't as smart as I though I was.

The ships are easily built and designed to have figures in them, the shields along the sides are too thick, I also did not put them all on as my ships are Saxon and not Viking. The prow and stern are stepped, but you could easily shear them with a file or knife if it bothered you.

I had hoped to fight a raid scenario with them yesterday, but we ended up with a cattle raid and two battles, so they have still to set sail :(

I forgot to mention they do not come with a sail, I used muslin but furled it up instead of having it waving about.

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Re: Saxon Shore Summer Special 2012

Post by Truscott Trotter » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:00 am

Thanks for the link - some very interesting ships and boats there
not sure why they did the stepping though as it does not appear on any of their other models

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