Battle of the Denmark Strait – 1

Step 1. Preparation.

For this game we only need four large/extra large ships.

The ships come from the “Axis & Allies – War at Sea” collection and are 1:1800 scale.  This is about 20 times the sea scale for the game (6cm hexagon = 200m)

The ship bases are printed and painted.  Using translucent PLA for the printing I sprayed the underside blue and only painted the ship names, the ship’s wake and arc of fire lines on the top.

The ships are glued to the bases, and clipped to maintain rigidity until the glue dries.

The first “sinking battleship” token is designed, printed and painted.  More are in preparation, either awaiting printing or painting.

The ship data is printed on label paper and must now be transferred to the actual cards (search Amazon for “blank playing cards” to buy 1000 for £10).

When all is dry I need to run a solo rules check playtest before exposing the game to my friends.

3d printing game tokens

For my adaptation of Axis and Allies (copyright) War at Sea (Copyright) for hexagon games I needed markers for ships in the process of sinking.

Having looked around Tinkercad.com (copyright) I found a generic WW2 battleship.  I mucked about with it and produced a sinking battleship on a 5cm diameter base.  I then reduced it to 80% and 60% for a cruiser  and a destroyer.

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HMS Hood and the Bismarck are shown for scale comparison.

I have also been working on new individual ship bases, which must be painted, including highlighting the name…

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Work in progress…