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I'm looking for a set of any sort of colonial era boat miniature and I'm having a lot of difficulty finding anything. Plenty of board games have them, like Merchants & Marauders or Age of Empires III: The Age of Discovery, but I cannot find anything I could purchase without buying the entire game.

Any suggestions?
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Kai Bettzieche
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www.spielmaterial.de offers quite a couple of different ships
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While they do offer a few wooden options, I was really looking for a more detailed plastic miniature.

Less classy, but flashier.
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http://www.navwar.co.uk/nav/
http://www.tumblingdiceuk.com/
http://www.skytrex.com/

All white metal I am afraid.
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More metal choices:

http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/military-models-napoleonic-mi...
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Not sure Napolionic are quite right for the colonial era, you want pre-Dreadnaughts or WW1 at the lastest.
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Typpo wrote:
While they do offer a few wooden options, I was really looking for a more detailed plastic miniature.

Less classy, but flashier.


Hey Typpo,

One solution is to buy some packs of the CCG "Pirates of the Spainish Main" (or the many other variants). Each comes with several (usually three) little plastic ship models you put together to play the game. They are detailed and most look different enough to be able to tell them apart on the board.

Here is the BGG link for the game:
http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/10653/pirates-of-the-span...

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Amazon.com has packs of the game for $0.99 each. With about 3 packs you would have around ~9-10 ships, so pretty good for M&M.

Incidentally, I am moving to Dayton next week. Any good gaming groups in your area?
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What exactly do you mean by "colonial era"?
Most miniatures folks are going to assume Victorian/19th century... Zulu War and all that. But I realize it is also possible you are referring to the American War of Independence period... as in "Colonial Williamsburg" etc.

Can't think of any cheap plastic boats for the Victorian colonial era, but for the AWI ere you might try the boats from Viktory II which I think you can still purchase separately.
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