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Offline doowopapocalypse

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Renaissance Naval Wargaming
« on: October 05, 2014, 10:48:13 PM »
I've gotten it in my head to expand a collection of Renaissance figures into the naval arena. So: being a novice to this brand of miniature collecting, can anyone advise me regarding scale, brands, etc? Again, I'm aiming for the Venetian/Ottoman conflicts.
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Offline maxxon

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Re: Renaissance Naval Wargaming
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2014, 05:38:56 AM »
Which rules are you going to use?

I'm interested in the subject myself, but haven't really done much about it so far.

NavWar has a range of ships in 1/1200. They are ok gaming pieces and relatively cheap, but not great models.

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Re: Renaissance Naval Wargaming
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2014, 01:07:47 AM »
As for rules, I'm not too sure. I'd much rather get a line on miniatures first...


Offline olicana

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Re: Renaissance Naval Wargaming
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2014, 08:35:03 AM »
Like you, for me this has been slowly simmering on the back burner for some time.

I've looked around and for me it would have to be Rod Langton's stuff. A good range of nice sized ships at a fair price. I would not go smaller because everything gets so fiddly in the pell mell of galley warfare in smaller scales.

Offline Aaron

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Re: Renaissance Naval Wargaming
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2014, 11:08:32 AM »
I painted a dozen or so of the Langton galleys and they really were very nice.

Offline doowopapocalypse

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Re: Renaissance Naval Wargaming
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2014, 12:12:53 AM »
Thanks all! I wonder if anyone on LAF has bought Figurehead's Christians and Corsairs range, as I'm having the devil's own time finding pictures. The Langtons are tempting...

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Re: Renaissance Naval Wargaming
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2014, 05:45:47 AM »
I have a fair selection of Langton's ancient galleys. They are nicely cast, but I find them infuriatingly fiddly. I do NOT want separate detail parts on a 1/1200 model...

Then again, I'd never do rigging on these either. YMMV.

 

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