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Albany, NY

Scuttle is that Mantic is using Warlord's fleet rules for this - I know nothing about Warlord's rules, like if there's one set of naval rules for their various settings or what, but it seems like a fine pedigree in general.

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Huh. Very interesting. They just released Victory at Sea, which is WWII, so I'm assuming it wouldn't be this rule set...!

But maybe Black Seas (sailing wargame in the Napoleonic era, with 1/700 scale ships)? Over at the Black Seas Facebook group, the designer had expressed interest in doing a fantasy version, but that was way down the line. Black Seas has some excellent models, but I haven't played the game.

And Black Seas just released a "fantasy" box of sea monsters. I've picked it up (as any self respecting fan of Tall Ships and Fantasy would) but still haven't been able to get the game to the table....

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Austria

there is the thing that Ronnie once said he won't to a Ship game on their own but would like the buy a licence for the rules and X-Wing is his favourite but of range/price

now that Warlord has a nice historical game, a fantasy version would be a logic step and 1/700 a nice scale for Resin Ships (as Warlord has shown)

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...And while Black Seas has a few nice plastic kits, they also do a lot of resin ships... with metal masts.

I really hope Mantic does NOT go the way of metal masts. I would not buy in if that was the case.

Quick, you younger, tech savvy folks: tweet at Mantic and tell them to not do metal masts!!

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 pancakeonions wrote:


Quick, you younger, tech savvy folks: tweet at Mantic and tell them to not do metal masts!!


As a younger, tech savvy folk, I know not to react to rumour (beyond comment) and that if this game does feature ships built like that - the decision was already made a while ago.

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Curse you, you younger (smarter) whippersnapper!

/waves walker around menacingly

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 pancakeonions wrote:
Curse you, you younger (smarter) whippersnapper!

/waves walker around menacingly


It does always make me laugh that I'm in my thirties but technically speaking, a millennial.
   
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I suppose if the ships are sleek enough and cheap enough the resin bits could be used (upside down?) for spaceship conversions.


Ah, I’m really reaching here.

   
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Black Seas is pretty good, apart from the brit fanwank. But maybe a tad too streamlined to allow much design space to differentiate fantasy races and their crazy tech.

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There is no metal on any of the ships.
   
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 mattjgilbert wrote:
There is no metal on any of the ships.


That is excellent news.

   
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Not an expert on ships but I'd assume building a ship of that size out of just wood rope and canvas would not end well. Maybe there is a fantasy material used in place of metal?

Consider; Games Workshop rules not so much games but as toolboxes for players to craft an experience from, and open/narrative/matched play just examples of how things can be put together. 
   
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 NinthMusketeer wrote:
Not an expert on ships but I'd assume building a ship of that size out of just wood rope and canvas would not end well. Maybe there is a fantasy material used in place of metal?


Wraistic? Not as easy to work with as Ectoplastic or as detailed as Wraithsin, but oh so affordable.

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 lord_blackfang wrote:
Black Seas is pretty good, apart from the brit fanwank. But maybe a tad too streamlined to allow much design space to differentiate fantasy races and their crazy tech.


well we did rule the waves

* well except for
When we tried our own Armada against the Spanish
A few wars against the Dutch
When the French defeated our Navy to let the US gain independance :(
Those pesky US Super frigates

etc etc.

Need to pick up the the Black Sails rules and add them to the pile.

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I reckon for a game about tall ships, we can make room for some Brit fanwank.

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But not in a fantasy game of tall ships, please.

   
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 pancakeonions wrote:
I reckon for a game about tall ships, we can make room for some Brit fanwank.


Brits literally get a free +1 to all rolls in Black Seas. It's like the AoS 1.0 silly rules that give Empire a bonus if you have a moustache etc.

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 pancakeonions wrote:
I reckon for a game about tall ships, we can make room for some Brit fanwank.


It would be fun for Mantic to include some rule for British players to reflect the proud naval history, but those rules turn out to be they only win one in every eight games but they're only allowed to every talk about that one game they won as if it reflects 100% of encounters.

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 .Mikes. wrote:

It would be fun for Mantic to include some rule for British players to reflect the proud naval history, but those rules turn out to be they only win one in every eight games but they're only allowed to every talk about that one game they won as if it reflects 100% of encounters.

This seems fine. I'm taking notes...
   
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This sounds and looks promising
   
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Hey Matt Gilbert!

Any insight or hints on when we might learn more about naval conflicts in the Mantic fantasy universe???

Cheers!

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Marketing is not my job :p
   
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 pancakeonions wrote:
I reckon for a game about tall ships, we can make room for some Brit fanwank.


Edit: Weird. The link works in the preview, but not after the post is submitted.
Thanks to Kodos, the link is fixed!

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you need to use the "youtube" tag for videos, not url

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 .Mikes. wrote:
 pancakeonions wrote:
I reckon for a game about tall ships, we can make room for some Brit fanwank.


It would be fun for Mantic to include some rule for British players to reflect the proud naval history, but those rules turn out to be they only win one in every eight games but they're only allowed to every talk about that one game they won as if it reflects 100% of encounters.
But if it isn't specific to the British, doesn't that defeat the point?

Consider; Games Workshop rules not so much games but as toolboxes for players to craft an experience from, and open/narrative/matched play just examples of how things can be put together. 
   
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Okay, this new game will definitely push the "over the top" design for their ships. Makes them quite distinctive from the others, so why not ?
   
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Distinctive? We haven't seen a ship yet that doesn't look like it came straight from Dreadfleet

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you mean Man'O'War
Dreadfleet, this lazy made Boardgame from GW to feed nostalgia was not even worth the cloth gaming mat inside

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They definitely remind me of Dreadfleet ships.
   
 
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