Sunday, February 09, 2014

Ottoman Frigates

Mizrak Class Frigate-Escort. The one on the left is flipped on its side to show the details on the under-surface.

Here are the second unit of my Ottoman force. They are supposed to be some sort of "surface skimmer", which to me is quite silly - I don't see how the gunnery officer is supposed to see anything to hit it, and shooting from a different height to your target must be a nightmare in calculation. The only advantage I can think off is that it makes you safe from torpedoes, but then again, small, fast vessels are hard to torp anyway.

I've chosen to base them onto the hex flight bases without the stems to reflect the fact that they are skimmers rather than flyers. The hex helps me determine their firing arcs.

I'm now working on the bombers that came with the set, and after them I plan to start on the first of the big ships. Those will be a challenge...

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