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Offline Triarius

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Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« on: January 23, 2022, 09:42:17 PM »
Hello all,

I'm looking for suggestions for boats for the Roman Rhine fleet suitable for 28mm miniatures, ideally able to carry troops based on 40 X 40mm bases.

Thanks for the help!

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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2022, 10:50:17 PM »
It's been nearly twenty five years since I made a 3ft display of a river patrol boat.
But your best bet for a reconstruction is the Maritime Museum in Mainz .
If no one else comes up with a better source/Idea's.I've promised to do a tutorial on longships from cereal packet card. Since the Rhine river patrol boats are similar ( in gaming model construction terms) . I can add one to the tutorial.  Without rooting for old plans I seem to remember them being roughly 5ft- 8ft  wide depending on the boat .I think there's a couple a little wider. So 40mm x 40mm is pushing it. But it's possible with a little tweaking to make one visually similar to the Mainz reconstruction.

Offline Anderson Collection

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Re: Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2022, 06:05:34 PM »
Sarissa precision do a few different boats.

Offline duc de limbourg

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Re: Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2022, 07:37:26 PM »
Acording to some German info, mostly used on the Rhine were the Navis Lusoria, a small rowed type of boat
The first picture is from the Roman museum in Mainz, the second one a replica made by the Univesity of Regensburg (the shields on the last one are with the colours of the sponsor-a brewery)

Offline Poiter50

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Re: Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2022, 12:15:33 AM »
That Navis Lusoria is the one I would like a 28mm model of. To me it seems the type that would be used on waterways everywhere as the Romans did tend to standardise things wherever they were.
Cheers,
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Offline Triarius

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Re: Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2022, 01:18:05 AM »
It's been nearly twenty five years since I made a 3ft display of a river patrol boat.
But your best bet for a reconstruction is the Maritime Museum in Mainz .
If no one else comes up with a better source/Idea's.I've promised to do a tutorial on longships from cereal packet card. Since the Rhine river patrol boats are similar ( in gaming model construction terms) . I can add one to the tutorial.  Without rooting for old plans I seem to remember them being roughly 5ft- 8ft  wide depending on the boat .I think there's a couple a little wider. So 40mm x 40mm is pushing it. But it's possible with a little tweaking to make one visually similar to the Mainz reconstruction.

A tutorial like on making something out of cereal boxes would be awesome!



Offline Triarius

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Re: Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2022, 01:19:23 AM »
Acording to some German info, mostly used on the Rhine were the Navis Lusoria, a small rowed type of boat
The first picture is from the Roman museum in Mainz, the second one a replica made by the Univesity of Regensburg (the shields on the last one are with the colours of the sponsor-a brewery)

Thanks for the images! They are really quite narrow aren't they!

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2022, 01:25:05 AM »
The laws of probability do not apply to my dice in wargames or to my finesses in bridge.

Offline gostgost13

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Re: Boats for the Roman Rhine Fleet
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2022, 04:48:03 PM »
I have been to Mainz. Good place to visit ,if you get the chance

 

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