28 May 2009

Uncharted Seas

Spartan Games has released a fantasy naval combat game set in their Uncharted Lands world, called, naturally, Uncharted Seas. In the game, a variety of fantasy archetype factions battle for supremacy in the "New World", a vast region of islands, subcontinents, and archipelagos.

The scale is set at 1/600, and the miniatures, while not the best ever, are certainly evocative. I have selected the "Iron Dwarves" for my fleet:

As you can see, they have a very distinctive ironclad feel to them, and I am super enthusiastic to pick some up and lay paint down. I expect them to paint up quick.

As always, when contemplating a new game, cost is a huge factor. In this case, I have NO concerns. The rule book ran me $30CAN, and the starter fleet of 10 resin ships will be about the same.

The other factions are a little pricier, around $50CAN, largely because of pewter masts, rigging, and sails. And the ships are big. The battleship classes run in around 5" long.

I really can't wait to try this out....

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