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Warship models / tabletop skirmish games 

Just ordered two fleet packs from
Brigade Models for Castles in the Skies by Eric Farrington and Michael Doscher from Osprey Publishing. Can't wait to try out this dice-heavy tabletop skirmish game. 馃槂馃憤

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The order was placed yesterday and today I get the shipping confirmation! Yay! Thank you Brigade Models for the quick turnaround. 馃槂馃憤

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They arrived! Yay! They're a mix of metal and plastic. I expected plastic, but not metal. Now I have to work out how to assemble it all. Thank you, Brigade Models, for the super fast turnaround. 馃榾鈥嬸煈嶁

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@tabletopgamesblog oooh these look great!

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@UnMech Thank you. They'll be delivered unpainted and unassembled, of course. I've not painted since I was a teenager, but I'll probably play the game unpainted to see if I enjoy it enough to make the painting worth it.

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@tabletopgamesblog Ah yeah! Can't wait to see how they look, really something about a big sea map set up with model ships. I'm sure painting them will be great fun in itself.

I picked up GW's Dreadfleet when it got reduced in price. Loved the look of the models and the giant sea map. Actual rules were pants, but I had a lovely time building everything and painting waves and mechanical squid!

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@UnMech If I enjoy the game, I'll paint the models and get some scenery. Castles in the Sky is about elevation, as in buildings, hills and mountains, as much as anything else. That should be good fun.

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@tabletopgamesblog

You're killin' me.

This looks so cool, and I don't have a snowball's chance of getting people in my group to play it.

I don't need to replace my friends, but I do need new, people that understand that shooting at each other with cool minis on the table is a good use of your time.

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@Sagrilarus Luckily, two in my group are playing or used to play tabletop miniature games. So it's an easy sell for me.

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@tabletopgamesblog What are these made of, and what comes in the package? Presumably you paint yourself, and you purchase the stands separately?

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@Sagrilarus I believe they're plastic and come unpainted and without bases. Bases are separate. I'll wait with the painting until I've played it at least once. I might not like the game, in which case I can sell it all on. If I like it, I can get painting.

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@tabletopgamesblog Pewter maybe? Interested to know if it's magnetic for the stands, though you can glue a washer to the bottom easily enough.

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@Sagrilarus I guess it's pewter. I'll check with Brigade Models to see what they say. I just need to find some stackable bases. These battleships are supposed to fly through the sky and have 10 different elevation levels: 0 for ground level and 9 is the ceiling height. I'd like to show this physically, rather than have a D10 or something like that next to the ship. Anyway, it's work in progress... and I'm quite excited. 馃檪鈥嬸煈嶁

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@tabletopgamesblog litko.net/collections/standard

Litko is likely your best bet for bases and pegs. 0.75 per level, purchase 0.75s, 1.5s, and 3s.

It used to be this stuff was lead, and that wasn't a concern for end-users because lead poisoning doesn't work that way. But the factory where they were produced had an issue with safety.

The lead was wonderful because you could bend it, make for different positions. Pewter is brittle, don't try to bend it!

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@Sagrilarus So can you stack these pegs? I mean, if I want to indicate level 0, I just put the model on the table. For level 1, I'd use a 0.75. For level 2, it'd be a 1.5. How about a level 3? Do I connect a 1.5 and a 0.75 together? Is that how it works?

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@tabletopgamesblog Hey you know what? I don't think they are. They used to sell a stackable peg but I don't see it on their site anymore. So you would need to get one for each height, which would kinda suck, wouldn't it? I did a quick search on their site and don't see an alternative.

Sorry about the misdirection.

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@Sagrilarus Thank you. I鈥檒l have to keep searching. I was thinking of stackable bases. They might not reflect the feeling of height as well as pegs, but it might be enough. 馃檪馃憤

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