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Captain's Log:

10 Dec. 2014

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Thank you for your continued interest.
Sincerely, Carol and Rod Langton

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WATERLO0 MINIATURES
One of our USA dealers and with an excellent reputation for service. Now under new owner, JEFF PRZYBYLO. Contact details are as follows:
e-mail: ridersjeff@yahoo.com
web site: www.waterloominis.com
mailing address: 8686 Bridge Road, Grosse Ile, MI

We would like to say farewell for now and many thanks to Rob Eubanks. Rob, it was great doing business with you and we wish you well. Keep in touch.

... and we welcome Jeff, who shares Rob's enthusiasm for Napoleonic miniatures. Whether you buy direct from us or through Jeff, we are happy to answer any questions.

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REFERENCE BOOKS FOR SALE
Rod is selling some of his reference books, covering many subjects and periods.
The following lists have now been compiled, with more to follow.
AIRCRAFT - comprising WW1, WW2 and General Aviation History.
WW1 NAVAL
WW2 NAVAL
MARITIME BOOKS - comprising 1) Antiquarian & Collectors; 2) General
NAVAL HISTORY
MODEL SHIP MAKING


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Assembling and Painting the 1:300 Scale HMS VICTORY
Dr Kerry Jang of Vancouver, Canada, has sent us these two photos of his work in progress on assembling and painting our 1:300 scale Victory kit.
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BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR - The List
Thanks for the numerous requests for a list of vessels at this battle and the corresponding hull references from our Scale 1:1200 series. If you click on the the bold heading to this paragraph, it will take you to that information.

 

SIGNAL CLOSE ACTION - THE FOURTH EDITION -

The Fourth Edition Package includes:

Main Rule Book - with full colour laminated cover - takes you through setting up game and core game;
Appendices Booklet with Optional Advanced Play features and Glossary;
Separate Playsheets including Ability Chart, Speed and Gunnery Charts. Also, Card Compass, Attitude to Wind Indicators, Firing Arc Indicator etc .
6 x six-sided Coloured Dice.

Ref: PUB8

PRICE: £23.00 plus p/p as follows:
UK - £3.50; Europe - £6.50; Worldwide - £10.50

What's new about Fourth Edition?
It being the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, I was inspired to produce - not just an update of previous editions, but an enhanced game, smoother, with more fluid movement and ability for vessels.

The Ability Chart remains fundamental to the game - particularly as it cuts down on the need for excessive dice throwing and record keeping. This time however, there are more dice and they play critical roles. In the past, if you had a 'bad throw', all your actions were affected by that same dice score. With Fourth Edition, the dice are colour coded, with one being 'common' to all. The score of the Common dice is added to the dice relating to the various actions.

Other new innovations include the division of a player's part of Turn into two segments and Reloading of the guns, so that the time scale of actions are more realistic. The actual Firing rules are not changed noticeably but there are new separate charts for firing at Unrated vessels.

Finally, the format has changed and Carol has done a brilliant job on the layout which makes the rules much easier to navigate. The main rule book takes you through setting up a game and the core game. There are distinct pointers to where a section has an advanced play option and many of the pages have a little 'Quick Ref' box which picks up the actions mentioned on that page and gives you the cross reference page number.

SIGNAL CLOSE ACTION LINK PAGES
About Signal Close Action - Fast Play and 4th Edition
4th Edition Errata
4th Edition Feedback - Q&A
4th Edition After Action Reports
Check out the SCA pages in our Napoleonic Naval section for Q&A and Feedback. Thanks to players in France, particularly Olivier Dufour for writing in 'after action reports' describing their club games - scenarios, action during the game and results.

 

 


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TUMBLING DICE NOW STOCK LANGTON MINIATURES!
Paul Sulley of Tumbling Dice are taking Langton Miniatures to the shows!
Sorry, I've had to stop going.

To contact Tumbling Dice (Paul Sulley): Telephone 0115 926 8800.  Fax 0115 966 3148. or
e-mail: info@tumblingdiceuk.com

 


Scale 1:1200 model of FORT CHAPUS
Fort Chapus, also known as Fort Louvois, was built in 1691 to protect the port of Rochefort.  The fortification was constructed on an islet off the coast of France. The model is suitable for 18th & 19th century dioramas and wargaming.

The kit comprises:
(RESIN ) Fort complex incorporating gun platform; castle; officers' accommodation.
(METAL) Lighthouse tower, flag pole, 8 large calibre cannons, 6 smaller guns, sentry post, steps, entry way.
The boxed kit includes a diagram of the fort layout and side elevation.

Fort Chapus Kit.  Price: £19.00


 



VESSELS OF THE FAR EAST 16th to
Late 19th C.

Order Ref: FE1
Chinese Sea Going Junk of Canton Area. Price £6.50
Used for Coastal, Trading, Fishing and Piracy. Kit comprises metal hull and fittings and
brass photo etch sails.

Order Ref: FE2
Portuguese Lorcha: Price £6.50
Fast vessel used for trade and to control piracy. Kit comprises metal hull and fittings and brass photo etch sails.

 

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'NAUMACHIAE' - ANCIENT NAVAL WARGAME RULES - .
Printed copies are no longer available. You can download it in pdf format (no charge) from this site, but please be aware that the main rule book is a very large file. Go to the Naumachiae page for the links.

 

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Assembly, Painting & Rigging of Napoleonic Naval Models
in Scale 1:1200. A booklet by Langton Miniatures.
Price: £14.00 plus p/p

Click on image for more details

ANGLO DUTCH
SUPPLEMENT
with colour pics.
£4.25
plus p/p

 

Miscellaneous
Items:

Follow links for more detailed info.

International Availability: Our products are available in a number of countries, check this link for details.

CLEAR FOR ACTION by Malcolm Smalley. Remember those computer assisted wargame rules? We're pleased to announce that it is possible to transfer your copy to a new PC. For help in doing so, contact markvbarker@aol.com

Napoleonic 1:300 scale Models by John Westwood. Photos.

LINKS TO CHECK OUT:
http://www.virtualscratchbuilder.com
Thanks Larry, for the wonderful photos of the different stages of construction of our Napoleonic Naval 1:300 scale models. Also, for your photos of models from the new Great Lakes Series.
 

 

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