Last Monday I managed to have test game at the Gladiators with some model ships I brought back in the summer at games Expo. This is something of a rare event for me as the last time I put models I have painted on the table was a very long time ago.
Here you can see my Iron Dwarves fleet facing off against Barrys Orc fleet A battle ship and some screening frigates and a cruiser squadron to my starboard. Uncharted Seas is a fast paced, game of naval tactical combat set in a world of high fantasy. The Dwarves are similar in style and design to the early ACW ironclads.
I haven’t got any close ups of my ships but they don’t look to bad especially as they only had the initial primary colors added. I have yet to tidy up the paint job finish; adding the bronze highlights to the funnels and then add a wash to dirty up the armor plate then glass and matt varnish. There is also a very nice dazzle style effect I have seen on some one else’s ships which I want to try out
Both Barry and I think that having the ships on bases would help, especially for the ships with metal sails which are some what top heavy. Theday after the game I brought some clear plasticard from Goldings to base up my ships.
You can see an close up of Barry’s cruiser’s here ill have to see if i can take some close up’s of mine after I finish them off.
It was very much a test game with both of us flicking through the rules books – Uncharted seas plays fast and bloody – we had a magazine explosion critical that took out 3 ships in one go at one point.Uncharted seas have a starter set for all 6 races (which is the forces we where using) plus some additional models, Dwaves have subs and airships which both look fun.
Oh the orcs won 🙂 what is it with me and combat debut’s