- 12/05/2021 at 15:49 #156241
This is an old project that has come back to life for me when I realized that the Dwarf ships from Microworld share a style that is applicable to the Steampunk Renaissance line they have for their 6mm figures! It hadn’t occurred to me. So I ordered some ships (and restocked on Pistolieri and Pikemen) and, with a rare long weekend in the post, I’m going to have a shot at doing some of this!
A huge thanks to Steve at Microworld who also threw in some previews of other fleets for me: a trio of little lateen-rigged Feluccas which I’m going to paint up as neutral Genoese, and two hulking Orkish or Ratkin corsairs, which are just out of sight models. And it just so happens that I’m in the process of working up a map for the campaign in Hexkit, to play using the old Mighty Empires rule set.15/05/2021 at 15:03 #156370Jon GoodwinsParticipant
Sounds interesting (and ambitious?!) I tried a 3 player Kings of War Campaign a couple of years back using Mighty Empires, it struggled to accumulate momentum partly due to the low number of actual F2F games we were able to achieve. Our “random-esque/Oz like” campaign map gave all sides plenty of scope to explore prior to “rubbing shoulders” with an opponent. It strikes me that Italy being “long & narrow” will lead more rapidly to confrontation with potential for some sides to suffer early, unrecoverable, set backs?15/05/2021 at 16:12 #156371
It’s entirely possible. Venice will have to make the most of her navy, Florence will have to consolidate the center. I’m playing solitaire so it hardly matters “fair” and “balanced.” Tipping the scales are the great powers – in the East, the Fallen Empire, the necromantic remnants of the Byzantine Empire. To the North, France and the Holy Roman Empire. To the Northeast, Poland-Lithuania, known colloquially as Sozinski’s Redoubt after the Voivode of Krakow who is holding the last sliver of free Eastern Europe against the Great Enemy. To the West, Spain and Portugal, both focused on affairs in the New World and trying to lay plans to evacuate their people to New Granada and Hy-Brasíl if the worst should befall and the Great Enemy sweeps civilization from Europe.16/05/2021 at 20:09 #15640516/05/2021 at 21:45 #156406MikeKeymaster17/05/2021 at 15:37 #156436
Some fleet action in preparation: Venetian Steam Galleys, Florentine “da Vinci” submersibles, Genoese Feluccas and Ratkin slavers. My only wish would be that the masts on the steam ships be a little deeper drilled: even with instant glues they are a bit of a bear to assemble and so far have defied my attempts to pin them. But the result is terrific!18/05/2021 at 05:03 #15645418/05/2021 at 09:46 #156468MikeKeymaster18/05/2021 at 15:32 #15650301/06/2021 at 04:54 #15706006/06/2021 at 22:52 #157312
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