Uncharted Seas Phase 2

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Oct 12th, 2011
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Spartan Games have posted images and pricing for the Second wave of releases for their relaunch of the Uncharted Seas fantasy naval combat game.

From their announcement:

STE001 Thaniras Elves Starter Fleet
Like a dagger in the hands of a skilled assassin a Thaniras Elves Starter Fleet is ideal for players looking to stab at their enemy, carefully removing threats from the gaming table and striking at the heart of the opposing fleet. The stylised design of the Elves makes them elegant to look at, but at the same time they carry a hint of danger. In the hands of the right player any opponent will be crushed by this fleet.

Contains:
1x Phoenix class Battleship
3x Viper class Cruisers
3x Raven class Frigates
2x Crow class Destroyers
16-Page Quick Play Rulebook – just add dice and a tape measure, and you are ready to take to the seas. Containing the key mechanics, this is the perfect primer for the Master Rulebook.
16-Page Fleet Guide – this provides a background on the race and its different models. It includes stats for all models, full colour artwork and fleet composition rules.
Game Tokens
Templates
Laminated stat cards

STE003 Thaniras Elves Cobra class Cruiser
With a superb 11 inch movement the Cobra is one of the fastest vessels of its class to sail the Uncharted Seas. Arcs of fire to the starboard, port and fore allow the Cobra to engage easily, and a Squadron of 4 can, at Range Band 1, link for 15 AD to either Broadside or 10 AD to the Fore. This vessel personifies the Elven tactic of hit and run.

Contains:
2 models – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

STE005 Thaniras Elves War Dragon
There is no finer way to strike fear in the hearts of your enemy than to field a War Dragon – or two! As this majestic beast swoops over the battlefield, enemy troops head for the nearest cover for fear of its ferocious acid blast weapon.

Contains:
1 models – pewter
Flight stand
Laminated stat card

STE006 Thaniras Elves Raven class Assault Destroyer
When these two models (Assault Ship and Raven Class Frigate) are linked together, they form a new class of ship, the Raven Destroyer. The strength of this ship is its ability to attack as a single, powerful ship, or to be able to split off and make TWO attacks as two different vessels. This makes for some interesting tactical use.

Contains:
2 models – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

SOR001 Orc Raiders Starter Fleet
Smash…bang…wallop…sounds like a classic Orc attack. And this is a fleet that is about as in-your-face as it comes. Get in fast, hit hard, board the enemy ships, kill ‘em all and pick another target. The ships of this fleet are optimised for head-on weapons fire and the crews are chomping at the bit for some good old fashioned hand-to-hand-combat.

Contains:
1x Massacre class Troll Ship
3x Ravager class Cruisers
7x Warcroc class Frigates
16-Page Quick Play Rulebook – just add dice and a tape measure, and you are ready to take to the seas. Containing the key mechanics, this is the perfect primer for the Master Rulebook.
16-Page Fleet Guide – this provides a background on the race and its different models. It includes stats for all models, full colour artwork and fleet composition rules.
Game Tokens
Templates
Laminated stat cards

SOR006 Orc Raiders Pillager class Assault Cruiser
Some models in the Uncharted Seas have a very simple role, and in the case of the Pillager it is quite simply this: slam as hard as you can into the hull of an enemy ship causing as much damage as you can. Then let your elite warriors storm aboard and kill everything they can see!

Contains:
1 model – resin hull
Pewter sail
Laminated stat card

SOR007 Orc Raiders Slaughter class Flagship
The Slaughter Class Flagship is a devastating machine of war and is (if Orcs knew what the words meant!) the pride and joy of the Orc Raiders nation. Its upper gun deck allows this floating machine of war to link fire with the lower deck to deal a devastating body blow to an enemy target!

Contains:
1 model – resin hull
Pewter sail
Laminated stat card

SOR008 Orc Raiders Impaler class Destroyer
Orc Impaler class Destroyers have recently been discovered hunting in packs throughout the Uncharted Seas. They are merciless predators, regrouping and salvaging what they can after each assault before moving on to the next target.

Contains:
3 models – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

SSM002 Shroud Mages Intruder class Battleship
If you are unlucky enough to feel the full effect of a ram by an Intruder Battleship chances are you are unlikely to recover. With a Red Ram Rating of 9 this vessel should automatically destroy a Frigate, the odds are stacked in its favour to critical a Cruiser and with a trailing wind and some good dice rolling hurt a Battleship. Once this happens the vessel injects red hot steam into an enemy vessel, and its crew then board fight to the death. Oh, and don’t forget its lethal cocktail of weapon fire. This is an unpleasant vessel to fight against.

Contains:
1 model – resin hull
Laminated stat card

SSM003 Shroud Mages Stalker class Cruiser
Take a Shroud Mages Battleship, shrink it down, but keep it nasty and what do you have? Answer: a Stalker Class Cruiser. A Squadron of 3 of these will cost you 165 points and for this you get broadsides that link for 12 AD at Range Band 1, a Fore arc that links to 8 AD in this Range Band, and then of course it has the Red Ram Rating of 6 and more red hot steam!

Contains:
2 models – resin hull
Laminated stat card

SDL002 Dragon Lords Nightshade class Battleship
A Battleship that can lay down 13 AD to both broadsides at Range Band 1, has 9 Hull Points, is fast for its size and can ignore the direction of the wind because it uses magical sails has got to be a good thing. Dragon Lord shipwrights have created a vessel that Dragon Lord captains are proud to serve upon, and enemy captains are fearful to go up against.

Contains:
1 model – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

SDL003 Dragon Lords Shadow class Cruiser
The larger Squadron size of 4 allows the Shadow Class to serve a couple of capable roles within a Dragon Lord fleet. Firstly, they are strong enough to deploy in a small Squadron of 2 in an almost escort fashion, used to act as a shield against smaller vessel trying to nip at larger ships like a Dragon Carrier or Nightshade Battleship, and secondly, and perhaps the most common use, as a Squadron of 4 where all the vessels can, in Range Band 1, link to deliver 15 AD to both broadsides.

Contains:
2 models – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

SDL004 Dragon Lords Sunset class Frigate
With a speed of 12 inches and the ability to ignore the wind direction the Sunset is one of the most versatile Frigates in the Uncharted Seas, and a full complement of these ships in a Squadron can hand out 10 AD of hurt to both broadsides.

Contains:
3 model – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

STR002 The Ralgard Vantak class Battleship
Devastating, imposing, big, tall… the list of words to describe this model goes on. As the mobile fortress of Ralgard troops invading the Uncharted Seas, the Vantak is everything a captain would want from his vessel. Despite its physical size the massive sails keep this vessel moving at 6 inches, and powerful broadsides (15 AD at Range Band 1 and 13 AD at Range Band 2) ensure most vessels keep well clear of them. Problem is, this machine of destruction has Fore and Aft weaponry…

Contains:
1 model – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

STR003 The Ralgard Kalor class Cruiser
A good, solidly built Cruiser that was built to provide Ralgard fleets with a fast assault ship that is capable of engaging the enemy effectively at Range Bands 1-2. A Squadron of 3 can engage out to 16 inches with 12 AD, and in the Fore arc the front guns can hit home with 9 AD at Range Band 1. A Movement Rating of 8 inches makes the Kalor a nimble Medium sized ship.

Contains:
2 models – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

STR004 The Ralgard Hantak class Frigate
Although the weakest of the Ralgard’s naval vessels the Hantak is key to the screening strategy that many Ralgard captains employ. A 10 inch movement is enough to keep the Frigate out of trouble and 4 models can link fire for an effective broadside of 11 AD.

Contains:
3 models – resin hull
Pewter sails
Laminated stat card

SDW002 Iron Dwarves Forge class Battleship
The Iron Dwarves thought long and hard about the Forge Class Battleship, their minds focussed on how they could create a powerful floating citadel that could lay down fire to all arcs and, when the vessel had closed in, deliver a devastating salvo that would lay waste to any vessel. They believe they have achieved their goal.

Contains:
1 model – resin hull
Laminated stat card

SDW003 Iron Dwarves Hammer class Cruiser
The best word to use for this medium class model is workhorse. The Hammer serves an important role in any Iron Dwarves fleet and, when a unit of three draws its fire together, delivers a painful slap in the face to enemy captains.

Contains:
2 models – resin hull
Laminated stat card

SDW004 Iron Dwarves Mortis class Frigate
Fast by Dwarven standards the Mortis is, with its turreted 360 degree arc of fire, a small vessel that should be treated with respect – or face the consequences. A Squadron of 4 can link fire for 11 AD in Range Band 1 and this is plenty enough to harm a Cruiser, and even taunt the odd Battleship!

Contains:
3 models – resin hull
Pewter turrets
Laminated stat card

  • Sejanus

    Considering I just purchased two complete Dragon Lords and Iron Dwarf fleets from my FLGS why would I buy these yet again?

    • admanb

      It would be pretty odd if you did. I would suggest counseling.

      • Sejanus

        Too late..already getting some…lol

  • Borzag

    So grab a different fleet then?

    Nobody’s forcing you to buy new gear, it’s not obsolete.

    On an unrelated topic, I find it amusing that people are only complaining about the re-release of THIS mini line; GW do it all the time and people line up to buy the same Marine over & over in a new hat, or 2 new PP infantry models in the same box….

    • TheHairyCaber

      @ Borzag, considering PP are only combining the minimum unit and 2 additional blister packs into one pack; that is a bad comparison with GW. In some cases the models are being rescuplted, but most remain the same as before; only a full unit this time.

      • Borzag

        Fair point….. I’ve quit WM/H (looooooooong story) so it looked similar enough for me to make the comparison. Still something that irks me though…. why are people bitching at the very specific resculpt for THIS line of minis? It’s a common thing in this hobby, and let’s face it in many many many other areas (cars anyone?). But everyone seems to take it personal in this specific case for some reason.

        • youlooklikeanail

          I don’t get it either. They’re going out of their way not to inconvenience anybody who already plays the game, short of actually not making new models; and really, it needed new models. I had no interest in this game despite playing their other games purely because the models looked so awful. Now they look fantastic and I’m very tempted.

          This redesign is a very smart move and done in a way which is as considerate as possible of the existing fan base. I don’t get the complaints, I really don’t.

        • “why are people bitching at the very specific resculpt for THIS line of minis”.
          Bitching is not associated to a specific line of products. I bitch, you probably bitch, everybody has a knack for bitching. Don’t you know that gaming is a Vale of tears? ^^

        • luckyb0y

          Well, I would say that so far you win the prize for most bitching in these comments. I’ve only seen one mild off the cuff remark about the relaunch, while you typed two multiple sentence on the subject of people bitching about it. 🙂 Don’t take it personally in any case. I have nothing against you it’s just an observation. Feel free to bitch more 🙂

          • luckyb0y

            multiple sentence comments on the subject

  • This a great thing! Very excited–can’t wait to see the full line-up of Shroud Mage stuff!

  • Zac

    There are quite a few fleets that I was never interested in due to the the sculpts and these new releases are quickly making me change my mind about them and about the game in general.

    I filled out my Iron Dwarf fleet from the Wayland Games sale and I know that there are at least two new fleets that I will get once they are released.

    I’m not going to be repurchasing my Dwarfs but I think that this will pump some life into the game and get more people involved because the quality of the figures is much higher than before.

    I think this is a pretty good idea and it might suck if you are a B&M store with a lot of stock but in terms of the game and gamers this is a great idea.