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Offline pw

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How many ships?
« on: May 23, 2010, 11:48:32 PM »
A rather general question from someone who is now regretting throwing his MoW game away without ever playing it... I've decided to get the game to play alongside a WM campaign and wonder if anyone can give me an idea of a standard fleet size? I'm after a couple of fleets (Empire and Chaos) and wonder just how much I'm going to be giving on ebay over the coming months!

Offline marell le fou

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Re: How many ships?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 05:26:18 AM »
Depends on which race you want to play.

1000 pts is a classic fleet. See rules to see the number of ships needed. Frequently less than 10.

The first fleets released are the cheapest today (empire, dwarves, elves, dark elves, bretonnia, chaos-dwarves)

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Re: How many ships?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 02:30:20 PM »
Thanks. I've got the rules and started hunting for some ships.  :)

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Re: How many ships?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 08:50:10 PM »
Do not know if it helps, but Warrior miniatures has some cool ships (classic world). If you are interested in seeing them I could take some pictures, just comment it. (there are no painted)

I am quite interested in a feedback about trafalgar, I have to decide if I am going to buy it. Is it worth?

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Re: How many ships?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2010, 10:50:34 PM »
I'm yet to play Trafalgar, mainly because I've been busy painting other models and the lovely ships from Langton (1:1200) look like they deserve lots of time and care (I even bought the guide to rigging them!). Recently I've spotted the Forged in Battle range of 1:3000 ships which are cast in a single piece and can be bought in a bumper pack giving everything you need to play the battle of Trafalgar for a bargain price (65 for over 60 ships and the Trafalgar rulebook). They've promised to send me a sample ship and if it's as good as I hope then I'll be using Trafalgar as my ship game of choice and I'll return to MOW at a later date. When I've had a game I'll let you know what it's like (I'm told it's very similar to MOW).

While I wait for my mini ship I'll take a look at the Warrior Miniatures website, thanks for the tip.

P.  :)

Offline Brad

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Re: How many ships?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2010, 11:10:45 PM »
Trafalgar is sort of a cross between BfG and MoW.

A few people around here started trying to get into it, but it's since faded into obscurity.

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Re: How many ships?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2010, 08:54:31 AM »
Hi Brad, and idea why it wasn't popular?

For us the problem is likely to be that there are so many games to play and so little time that it could get bumped from the play-list simply because people fancy something else and not because of the quality of the rules being good/bad. Recently that's happened to quite a few games that we've been enjoying.

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Re: How many ships?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2010, 02:16:49 PM »
I think that's the biggest factor.  So many games, so little time.  And, of course, every month there's something shiny and new to distract us (currently around here it's 28mm Napoleonic skirmishes - I'm sure it'll be something else in a few weeks).

Offline zak

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Re: How many ships?
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 02:41:54 PM »
if you cant get hold of ships (and it is quite difficult for some fleets or very expensive), if you head over and join the Sea of Claws yahoo group
http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/theseaofclaws/
in the file section there are 2d counters and some 3d 'box proxies' of most of the fleets - so you can at least try them out to see if you like the fleet