Definitely a couple of different eras on display here today from Warlord Games. There's some new Cruel Seas figures, letting you up-gun your fleets a bit. Then there's some Hail Caesar figures, the Achaeans, for whom, slings and javelins were pretty far ahead in the technology department, along with the early Libyan chariot figure. Let's take a closer look.
The Fairmile B class Motor Launch weighed in at 85 tonnes and 112 feet long. Crewed by 16 men it could make in the region of 20 knots through its 1200 hp petrol engines. The coastal forces were able to convert the Fairmile B into quite a varied assortment of roles and it was undoubtedly a valued workhorse for the small fleets.
This model represents Motor Launch145 in standard configuration, including a 3pdr on the foredeck, Holeman Projector amidships, depth charges and a 20mm on the stern.
ML145 – Built by Frank Curtis Ltd. (Looe, England, U.K.), Commissioned 8 Jan 1940
T/S.Lt. Ronald Franklin Seddon, RNVR 22 Jun 1942 – 23 Nov 1943
P Johnstone, RNVR, 23 Nov 1943 – early 1944
G.K. Sykes, RNVR, 5 Apr 1944 – mid-1945
The Fairmile B ML 145 Gunboat comes in packs of two (plus data cards) to boost your Royal Navy coastal forces.
While Achaean Javalinmen could be employed as light infantry, skirmishers and even chariot runners, these shield-armed soldiers are more likely to be employed as medium infantry, bearing the brunt of fighting alongside the spearmen and perhaps the axe-armed Royal Guard.
The Achaeans used small units of poorly-trained Achaean Slingers as skirmishers. Alongside regular archers, they formed the long-range capabilities of the Achaean or Mycenaean army.
- 1 metal chariot
- 2 metal crew