Below are some pertinent links.
Miniatures – These folks are purveyors of 1/6000 scale ship miniatures.
It was with these models in mind that I designed my miniatures rules.
At this scale, a cruiser 600 feet long appears on the gaming surface as a
1.2 inch miniature. I heartily
recommend these miniatures for a number of reasons:
The ships are amazingly detailed, given the scale.
The small size of the ships permits gaming in a relatively
Most all ships are available for World War II, World War I
and the Russo-Japanese War. These
folks have even cast hypothetical ships and ships of smaller navies (such as
Spain and the Netherlands). They
are now producing ships of modern navies.
The price is right.
Hallmark’s customer service is excellent.
I’ve never had a miscue ordering from them, they take credit cards, and
they deliver promptly.
Miniatures – This is another miniatures manufacturer, with a focus
on naval warfare from about 1750 to about 1870.
Langton’s miniatures are works of art.
(Unfortunately, I am no artist and so I have not attempted these.)
The computer assisted rules advertised on the site are quite good for
actions between small numbers of ships.
Miniatures Page – This is the source for information on miniatures
and miniatures rules on the Internet.
– This is another encyclopedic site, but with a focus on wargames generally
rather than on miniatures.
Manley's Home Page – Here is a well done page by another naval