25mm WW1 Coastal U-boat

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November 30, 2017 by wargamerchris

One of many small updates tonight.

This piece has languished in my primed but never painted mountain for perhaps a decade – really a shame because it paonted up easily.  

It has been so long, I’m not even 100% certain, but I think this is made by HLBS.  Corrections welcome.
You may notice no armament mounted on the forward deck.  The kit comes with a pintle mounted Maxim in 25mm.  However, I plan to use this model for 20mm Great War raid games, 28mm Pulp, and perhaps as one way in which my French colonial 20mm men may escape the giant ants in Morocco!  I may even use it in a 20mm WW2 game sometime.  In short, I expect to use this for many nations across a couple scales.  I will use magnets and mount scale weapons as needed.

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Lions Rampant/ Dragons Rampant
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Age of Eagles/ Age of Valor/ Fire and Fury
Force on Force/ Ambush Alley/ Ambush Z!
Hail Caesar
Command Decision: Test of Battle
Battles for Empire 2
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Sharpe Practice 2
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Test of Honour
Field of Battle
Pike and Shotte (Warlord)
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15mm Napoleonic mass battles rules (holy grail)
15mm War of the Spanish Succession mass battle rules
15mm Zombie mass battle rules


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Henry Hyde’s Site:


Dan Mersey – author of a couple of rules sets we like:


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