Monday, 10 February 2020

Conn....Sonar

Some time ago I joined the Conn...Sonar FB group and downloaded the rules. For those that don't know, CS is a fun set of submarine vs submarine wargame rules (there are later additions that bring in ships and aircraft, but at its heart it is sub vs sub). I have a load of 1/700 models - and I keep finding odd ones that I never finished; a 688 was unearthed in my spares box yesterday. However, 1/700 models look way too big on the table. They would be ideal for a demo or parti game at a show but unless the "ground" scale was stretched in a regular game the models would look quite cramped.

Fortunately, Thingiverse and the Photon have come to the rescue. After a few searches, some downloading and a series of mostly successful prints I have a small collection of 1/2400 models. Some more hunting got me a few more designs which I printed out yesterday, so now I just need to sort out sets of control cards for the boats and I should be ready to go :)







2 comments:

  1. OK Boomer! (Sorry, couldn't resist). Great looking models. Shapeways has some full hull 1/2400 subs, but they don't look nearly as detailed as yours.

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  2. I've been looking at some sub vs. sub action too. 1/700 is probably too large for nuke boats, but could work for diesels. I think 1/2400 is too small for a good visual game, but I've been thinking about trying 1/1800 or 1/1250. There are some stores on Shapeways that make a wide variety of full hull subs in those scales (such as https://www.shapeways.com/shops/bill-s-bits-n-pieces).

    I'm looking forward to seeing you get these (and the steampunk subs) in a game.

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