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    MattH
    MattH
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    I bought these 1/2400 Tumbling Dice ships a while back out of curiosity and just got round to painting them.

    Argentinian coast defence battleships La Plata and Los Andes:

    And the Brazilian coast defence ships Javary and Solimoes:

    Also, some shore batteries in both grassy and deserty versions. They’re supposed to be ACW but I reckon they’ll have all kinds of uses:

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    Thomaston
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    Cool, are you going to get more of these?

    Life's too long.

    #101215

    McKinstry
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    Nice. What rules are you using?

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #101221
    MattH
    MattH
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    Cool, are you going to get more of these?

    If there were any more I would. There were only 2 each of these classes, and TD don’t do any other Brazilian or Argentinian ships. I’m not quite sure why they’re in the catalogue to be honest, but I love obscure ships!

    Nice. What rules are you using?

    Good question, I’m not sure yet. They’re not going to be a good match if put up against each other, so I expect I’ll be devising some kind of alt-history scenario where Argentina and Brazil are allied against a small British squadron of late 1870s ships. I’d like to use Dahlgren & Columbiad, but they only cover armour thicknesses up to 6″, so I don’t think they’re going to work. I’ve actually found Fire When Ready to be good at handling late period ironclads. They’re designed for pre-dreadnoughts really, but they include stats for older ‘obsolete’ weapons, so if you just apply the -2 gunnery modifier for having no rangefinders to all the ships, they seem to work ok.

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    Jim Jackaman
    Jim Jackaman
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    Those look splendid☺. I really like the TD models and you’ve done a great job.

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