Mar 26, 2015

Veudeni heavy cruiser, 2nd commerce steamer and playtesting

With these vessels the small fleet is done for a while - I have run out of motivation as it happens, and focused on other projects instead. Building these ships is a lot of fun and rewarding, but takes time and effort, like I predicted when delving into the Age of Sail project (which is still not yet finished and will probably require a different approach).
Anyway, we have a commerce steamer and a scaled-up armored or heavy cruiser to join the fleets. Both were done the traditional way from scratch, balsa wood and plasticard.

And here is an in-game shot from the d20-based naval game I've created, showing a successful ramming (or the great lesson of not going too close to enemies if you can hit them from 5 feet). I think the Veudeni raiders attacked the commerce convoy and destroyed them very easily, then the ramming happened and the remaining ship quickly left the scene.