Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Note to self: Bigger (1/1200) ships

Just found a useful link for 1/1200(ish) scale ships
[Still too big to wargame with]

Painting Guide for "Bismarck/Tirpitz" ships

On the same site some fantastic examples of Model Ships (1:700 HMS Royal Oak)

List of all models
Added to "Links of Interest" section too


ColCampbell50 said...


We have very successful naval battles with 1:1200 WW2 ships, some over 30 years old! See
a report at


Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Hello Jim,

Thanks for you comment and link
The link is very good and looked an entertaining evening :)

I am also very envious of your collection
You have a few pieces (HMS QE in particular) I would like to have myself

I guess it really is a visual scale thing with me

1/1200 scale is a beautiful scale to model in
The character of the playing pieces is excellent, however it is a matter of fitting them onto the playing space

To be fair 1/3000 and 1/6000 are also large relative to most gamers tables

To be fair I have the same issues with 20mm WW2 land versus 1/200 or 1/300

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

One of the challenges of the Naval game is to restrict the information to the players (see my post regarding PBEM)

I guess I may be seeking here more of a simulation than game