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Kotrin
22-03-2007, 21:00
Hi folks,

Perhaps some of you already know stephane.info (http://www.stephane.info/show.php?code=wargaming), my humble website... Well, it's still growing! I've now added a Man O'War section (http://www.stephane.info/show.php?code=manowar).

With some pictures as well, like this one. See you there! :D

http://www.stephane.info/res/article/highelf_fleet/thumbnail_Ulthuan_fleet.jpg

Kotrin
19-04-2007, 07:15
Mmmmhh not much reaction here... Seems this game is more dead than I expected on those boards!

sigur
20-04-2007, 08:25
Well, I had a look at your homepage some weeks ago. It's very nicely done and it's interesting to finally see some Man'O'War terrain (as well as the DE "ships" of course). Good that someone's presenting Man'o'war to people nowadays.

Bruen
20-04-2007, 10:23
They are the Space Marines and They Shall Know Nothin'.


Hahahaha!

I like your site :) I love your scenery.

Sadly for me the only classic game that I still play is Space Hulk. Man O War was fun but I never really got into it. It would be nice to see it brought back as an expansion to Warmaster I think.

Kotrin
21-04-2007, 20:28
Sadly for me the only classic game that I still play is Space Hulk. Man O War was fun but I never really got into it. It would be nice to see it brought back as an expansion to Warmaster I think.

Yeah, this idea has been on GW's bench for a while. It makes perfect sense and could lead to fantastic scenarios, wether raids, D-day, fleeing in ships or just storming a shorefort from both ground and sea. :evilgrin:

But since miniature scale is not that compatible, they'd have to sculpt again most ships. And we know how scarces are resources for Specialist Games now... :cries:

On the other hand, it's still possible to simulate a great campaign with both Man O'War and Warmaster - they just won't be on the same table at once.

Bruen
21-04-2007, 21:26
But since miniature scale is not that compatible, they'd have to sculpt again most ships. And we know how scarces are resources for Specialist Games now... :cries:

On the other hand, it's still possible to simulate a great campaign with both Man O'War and Warmaster - they just won't be on the same table at once.

I remember hearing that many of the ManOWar moulds were destroyed so they would need to resculped regardless.

Did you ever get a chance to see those linked table games that they sometimes do at GamesDay? That sort of thing would work really well.

Acolyte of Bli'l'ab
22-04-2007, 21:27
I really love the terrain!! always been curious about this game, so this site interests me :)

bladestalker
23-04-2007, 06:46
nice site. how come the high elf page has no pictures but the dark elf does?

yphead
23-04-2007, 09:42
i see the comeback more of a warmaster extention, increasing the scale (forgeworld has already one ship produced), and re-working the rules.

all the best
Yann

Kotrin
24-04-2007, 13:31
nice site. how come the high elf page has no pictures but the dark elf does?

Because I forgot to include them? :eyebrows:

It's now corrected. Shame on me!

Dragonsbane
10-06-2007, 18:33
Kotrin, nice site! I m happy to see that you re keeping the game afloat :-)

I bought a lot of ships (about a 100) and played some Man o War when it was released but after the plug was pulled I played less and less. I sold my copy last year together with the ships. So now I m hoping the ll re release the game (with some tweaks ie size , templates and counters) in the near future. If so I ll gladly take a plunge again!

sigur
11-06-2007, 23:34
I spent some time and had a closer look at your whole page now and it's impressive, inspired and inspiring. Make sure you let us know when you update the Exodites section.

The Borgal Rantipol
11-07-2007, 17:09
Kotrin,

I am a big fan of your site, it has provided me with both inspiration and information. I found your forgeworld kit reviews very helpfull and I've enjoyed your rants ;)

Your tool guides and 'how to' articles helped me a lot when I started getting back into the hobby (having been away from it since childhood). I just wanted you to know that your efforts are appreciated.

Keep up the good work :)

borgal

Gabacho Mk.II
12-07-2007, 03:19
Good job Kotrin!

I loved the MoW subforum. Keep up the good work.

:)

linglingo
03-12-2007, 20:08
A great Game and A great site! Any info on MoW is much appreciated!

Count Sinister
03-12-2007, 22:49
Is it threadomancy if the thread has already been resurrected? I hope not, because I'm really curious about Man O War, and your webpage told me a lot I didn't know. Nice work, Kotrin! I have the old Mighty Empires, and as I was reading your scenery section, I thought to myself - 'you could probably use Mighty Empire pieces for scenery'. When I finished reading, I saw you had beaten me to it.
If it's possible to track the rules down somewhere, it might be possible to play the game, I suppose. Only problem would be models...
Nice site, Kotrin, and nice scenery. It's really good to see people working hard to keep the good old games going!

bladestalker
04-12-2007, 14:37
is there a game which uses ironclads inthe same scale as the dwarf fleet?

Count Sinister
04-12-2007, 22:31
I had a question about scale too, bladestalker. If I wanted to build man o war ships (hypothetically), what sort of scale are we talking about? Is Warmaster scale (for cannons, gyrocopters, etc.) too big? Also, if anybody remembers the old Mighty Empire bits, are those ships the right size? I have the old Mighty Empires, but it's on its way from Ireland along with all the rest of my possessions, so I can't check it out right now. I see that Kotrin uses the old Mighty Empires castles and towns to build Man o War terrain, so I'm hoping that the scale is about the same. Anybody have any info on any of this? I'd appreciate it!

Kotrin
05-12-2007, 13:00
Hi, I can't tell about Ironclads, but I can for Mighty Empire plastic ships.

I own some of them, since they were part of ME sprues; they are a tad small for MOW games, shorter than Imperial wargalleys but also taller. Their mast and sail is also made of plastic and feel different from the MOW ones.

Nonetheless, they are better than nothing and I plan to use them as merchant ships for some scenarios. But you could hardly use them as military units (unless you really lack better miniatures...)

Follow links in my main MOW article and you'll find plenty of resources, including modern/historical miniatures producers that certainly have 1/285th or 1/300th [No, no! See below] ironclads suitable for the game.

Thank you all for your interest!

:eek:Edit: some reader made a remark about the scale above, and he was right. I wrote 1/285 or 1/300 but I've confused with Epic scale. The proper scale is closer to 1/1200. Ships are usually around 2" length, either slightly smaller (wargalleys) or slightly longer (wolfships, carracks, etc.) than that. Only the Dark Elf Black Ark of Naggaroth is significantly bigger, around 4" in size.

Count Sinister
05-12-2007, 16:56
Excellent! Thanks, Kotrin. Nice to know that I can use the Mighty Empire ships as merchant vessels, and I'll check out the links in your MOW article too. If there are models out there, it would be a lot easier to buy them than to try to build them - although, being the sort of person who seems to delight in making things difficult for myself, I'll probably still try to put a few together!

Kotrin
07-12-2007, 06:28
While we are at it, I've added a new fleet: the Empire. :D

http://www.stephane.info/res/article/empire_fleet/thumbnail_Empire_fleet.jpg

You can read about it here (http://www.stephane.info/show.php?code=empire_fleet).

Count Sinister
07-12-2007, 19:11
Just read the outline of the Empire fleet, Kotrin - excellent stuff. I'm in the process of tracking down models for Man O War, so this is very useful. Nice pictures, too! I have to say, I'm really looking forward to building some ships/buying some ships/painting/building some terrain. Thanks for the motivation!

precinctomega
09-12-2007, 09:20
I rather liked Man O War as a game mechanic. I lost faith, though, when it all got a bit silly with the different races and the sea monsters. But I'm getting back into Dark Future now that SG have released the rulebook as a PDF. Perhaps they could do the same for MOW.

R.

Darnok
09-12-2007, 10:55
Wow, sometimes you just stumble across a juwel you didn't know it even existed. :)

Your page is an excellent read, a great overview of the game, enjoyable and inspiring - I really want to finish my selfmade Dwarf Dreadnought sitting on my painting table now. I always liked naval battle games, thus BFG is my favourite (basically it is naval WWI/II "in space"), and the rumours floating around of a possible new Man O'War get me quite excited - even if your site states otherwise (but that was written some time ago...).

Thanks for all the stuff put up, especially for the painted miniatures and the scenery. I always found the original models quite dull and childish (the tend to look like cheap toys), but you made them look really good. Well done. :)

Slekith
18-12-2007, 13:48
I found out about this site long ago. It's very interesting but sadly it's too late for me to play Man'o'war.