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A.T. Selvaggio
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Playing Modern Naval Battles Global Warfare and thought about adding minis for added theme. Anyone know a cheap way to get some? Toy play set for kids? Boardgame (Mission Command: War at Sea has some nice minis)? Thoughts?
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Andrew N
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GHQ Models has a line of models called Micronauts that are pretty reasonably priced.
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The cheapest I know of are the 1/6000 scale ships.

http://www.lastsquare.com/zen-cart/index.php?main_page=index...
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kentreuber wrote:
The cheapest I know of are the 1/6000 scale ships.

http://www.lastsquare.com/zen-cart/index.php?main_page=index...


Seconded. Figurehead 1/6000 is probably your best bet. They have a very extensive line that covers the US, USSR, UK navies plus some for the Latin American countries (e.g. Argentina), and are inexpensive. The Mission Command game only gives you the USS Enterprise (despite the number on the deck) plus a pair of Ticonderoga class CG. Unlike WW2 where you can raid Axis & Allies for plastic ships, modern ships have no other equivalent games (besides MC:S) to raid parts from where the ships at lease bear a superficial resemblance to their real life counter part.

Do keep in mind that 1/6000 ships are small. A US carrier is about 2.5" long, and other ships even smaller (a Perry class FFG is less than an inch long). They are very nice detailed models for their size though, and I owned most of the Figurehead line of ships from WW1 up to the modern stuff, and am very happy with them.

Of the other scale and manufacturers, GHQ's 1/2400 are the best there is, and their line covers the US, USSR, UK, Japan and China. They can get pricey if you want to collect a good sized fleet. An alternative of the same scale is C-in-C, which are also very good quality, almost up to GHQ's level, and a bit cheaper. They only have US and USSR ships though.
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Thanks guys, those looke great.
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There is also 1:4800 with "CinC" that are "close enough" along MB "A&A" ones, or another company had 1:3000 and yet another for any 1:600/700 aircraft. Them 'actual vessels' when placed alongside one another then SHOWN their differing, "truer comparisons" with one another as well now.
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This guy's got a bunch of stuff at larger scales too:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/dutchfleet

Actually these too:
https://www.shapeways.com/shops/ebardmodels?section=Cold+War...

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/objects?section=Seaships+1%3...
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Geoffrey Burrell
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Axis and Allies Miniatures would also be good to play.
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You could buy thrift store copies of Milton Bradley's Battleship. For about $1.99 you would get 10 ships (roughly $.20/ship). I've done that. I've amassed a large fleet for under $10.
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GROGnads wrote:
There is also 1:4800 with "CinC" that are "close enough" along MB "A&A" ones, or another company had 1:3000 and yet another for any 1:600/700 aircraft. Them 'actual vessels' when placed alongside one another then SHOWN their differing, "truer comparisons" with one another as well now.


I looked at their catalog and didn't see any 1/4800 modern figures. There are 1/4800 WWII figures though.
 
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Here's over 200 1/2400 ships for about a dime each:

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=4&cam...

 
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