Monday, August 23, 2010

War at Sea using Miniatures

Here is a recently completed project of mine, Avalon Hill's War at Sea using 1/6000 miniatures. Click on the pictures for larger images.

The first picture shows the Scharnhorst and Prinz Eugen. Notice the numbers on the rear...these are copied from the counters. Sadly, the German fleet had the label plate portion of the base removed, so the paper label I created is attached to the bottom of the base.

The second picture shows some of the Italian fleet. Two Littorio class battleships are in the foreground with an older BB and a Zara class cruiser in the background.

Notice that I had a very nice map printed out on a roughly 3' x 4' vinyl sheet for the game! It came out very nice.

Finally, we have a look at the Allied ships. In this view we have a Courageous class aircraft carrier, the HMS Rodney, a "convoy," an "R" class battleship, and a British heavy cruiser. I love the way these 1/6000 ships came out and having the counter info on the base is perfect! The underside of each ship has the ship's name...and includes the airstrike factor for carriers.

I will be running this game at the Los Angeles Strategicon convention during the evening on 9/4/ drop by if you are interested in a game. It plays quickly and I plan on dividing up the fleets to allow multiple players for this beer and pretzels classic!


  1. Great job! Your ships are beautiful!

  2. Thanks nightgaunt...I have enjoyed a trip back to my Avalon Hill past (and youth). It has been a lot of fun and I am really looking forward to showing the game off at the convention!

  3. I saw your game at the convention. I immediately decided to work on Victory in the Pacific which is finished. I also ordered all those ships and have submitted them for painting. By the next convention i will have my own fleet just like you. I want to play both games at the February convention coming up.
    Here is the link for the map:

    This is CS3, so if you don't have the program i can get you the PDF

    Also, i got all the general articles for this game, plus the variant that combines them both produced by the original designers including counters for many new ships.

  4. Hey Imperious,

    Already ahead of you...but we might be able to work together. I have half the Japanese ships painted, including 1/6000 deck decals for the carriers!! I love your map though and will have that printed. I also have collected the minor navies to add to War at Sea to allow the variant War at Sea 2 to be played...French, Russian, Greeks, more Americans, etc. I have to paint those, but thought I would get the Pacific done first.