Tuesday, 17 March 2015

VOC Merchant Fleet




I finally got a chance to paint the last of my 200 point Dutch fleet for Galleys & Galleons this morning (blessed be St Patrick and his most public of holidays). I've had the first four ships waiting around for what seems like an age now, but here they are all together: a merchant fleet in the employment of the VOC - the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (United East Inida Company).


In order of size from largest to smallest we have:

The indiaman Brabant - 52 points
Q3; C4; Chaser guns, Galleon rigged, Merchantman, Veteran NCO

The cromster Haarlem - 48 points
Q3; C3; Galleon rigged, Master Gunner, Merchantman, Shallow draft, Yare

The sloop Nassau - 63 points
Q2; C2; Galleon rigged, Razée, Shallow draft, Yare

The junks Tea Chest (red sails) and Peppercorn (yellow sails) - 16 points a piece
Q3; C2; Lateen rigged, Merchantman, Reinforced hull


Next on the painting agenda, my Barbary Corsairs (four vessels), and a wee sea deity to mix things up a little. The rules are coming along very nicely and I believe that they should be ready for a launch on September 19 - International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

9 comments:

  1. Those are splendid!

    Love the markings on the sails..nice touch

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    1. Thanks! A bit of artistic licence with the sails, but it makes them easy to distinguish from their opponents.

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  2. Those are indeed beauties! The sails are very nicely done; as well as the wave action on the bases. Hmm, I've been looking for ships which could be used in an Imjin War scenario,. Those junks look like they would work.

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    1. 6mm junks from Grumpy Miniatures - 6mm crew figures removed from these ones and replaced with 4mm (1/450) chaps from Peter Pig.

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    2. Ah, thanks - they look great. I may have to look into these if I cannot successfully find any in 1/900-1/1200th. Best, Dean

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  3. Looking forward to seeing these rules when they come out!

    Is that fake lens fare you've added there? Very nice:)

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    1. Oh yes... using Photoshop to distract from the bad quality of photo taken by my phone :)

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  4. They do look excellent, love the way you did the water.

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the sails and the water especially...

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