Not so long ago I was wandering on FRP and found that some of the Valient range (1/1200 and 1/2000 ships) were going OOP. Like any gamer, this rang a bell of urgency and sign up for the last ships and look at them with sparkle in the eyes when they arrived. My Precious!
Yes, I have to admit, I was and still am, a big big fan of Man o' war or MOW or Manowar. I bought the game back at its release time. The good old times when you buy a White Dwarf, read the reports and looked at the photos. Manowar was appealing because it was cheap and easy to start. In these days, I used mostly the mail and order, these were the days before World Wide Web was available to all. A full game was about 2 hours and no more than 10 ships. That was a bargain. The only issue was that the miniatures were on sale for a very short time.
We resorted with my brothers to use cork sheets and toothpick to build up massive fleet of Imperial, Bretonnian and Dwarves, in addition to the 7 original ships we owned.
We played massive games during Summer and it was fun.
For some years, prices were keeping me out, and the fact that there is a limited quantity of ships on sale, mostly on ebay, mostly expensive.
|The new Bretonnian fleet|
So I bought new ranges on FRP as count-as and here is what it look like. Scale is totally off, so I think I will have to play without the original and lock them in a safe.
|Valient, Games Workshop and Spartan scale comparison|
|More ships for Imperial fleet|