Seller: hygienicporridge (5.374) 100%, Location: Portsmouth,, Hampshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132156398353 Condition: Used, Condition: Reconditioned item, see listing description., Brand: Games Workshop, Type: Warhammer, MPN: 78021, Options: Specialist Games, Further Options: Man O' War, Miniatures / Books / Other: Miniatures, Paint Options: Unpainted, Citadel: Model, Man O War: Fleet, Naval: Warship, Naval Battle: Game, Sea Battle: Elven Navy, Ship: Sea Warfare, Model: Galley, Dark Elf: Black Ark of Naggaroth, Details: Miniatures may be Lead or White metal, some parts may be plastic or resin. Items will be carefully and professionally packaged in bubble wrap and sent in a Jiffy bag. Metal miniatures are stripped (unless sold as New or Painted), so you can see exactly what you are getting. The picture shows the standard of the item that you will receive, likely not the actual one that you will receive. 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The shop links in this part of the listing will show more items for sale than other links or shop icons elsewhere on this page. SHOP LINK: Hygienic Porridge Miniature Emporium Thanks for looking.1993 Man O' War Dark Elf Black Ark of Naggaroth Games Workshop MOW Elven Ship GW. Designed by Michael Perry (one half of the Perry twins) and Norman Swales.Games Workshop's White Dwarf 160 April 1993 informed that this Naval battle game had been released. Geoff Taylor actually did the front page artwork for that issue of the magazine and his full Acrylic on Artboard painting, which is 83 x 66 cm, is just great. The full piece can be seen on the boxed set. He has done some really fantastic stuff for Games Workshop, some of which really brings back some memories for me. Other artists involved with this production were Dave Andrews, David Gallagher, John Blanche and Wayne England. This game of sea battles was designed by Andy Jones, Bill King and Nigel Stillman. Man O War was mentioned back in White Dwarf 143 November 1991. This had a two page article on Man O War, informing people that it was an upcoming game that was being played and tested at Gamesday that year. That article referred to it as Man O War, but later it was referred to Man O’ War, and also Man O’ War. Most people simplify it to MOW. The actual original term Man of War or Man-O-War was the British Royal Navy’s expression for a powerful warship or frigate from around the 16th to the 19th century. It was usually used to describe a sail ship armed with cannons as opposed to a galley which is propelled by oars. In the game though there were various ships including galleys with oars, paddle ships and also ironclad vessels powered by steam. You even had submarines. I believe a general outlook on the Man O War term would be for a powerful heavily armed battleship, armed with both cannon and also troops (Marines). These armed soldiers would have been referred to as Men of War and this is believed to be where the phrase comes from. A vessel housing these troops would be referred to as a Men of Warship, then the phrase just being shortened and changing slightly as it was spoken often. This table top high seas war game was supported through 1993 and 1994 with miniatures being brought out for it throughout this period. I believe the miniatures were designed by Dave Andrews, Kevin Adams (Kev Adams), Michael Perry (one half of the Perry twins) and Norman Swales. All these great little metal miniatures can be seen on this excellent page here: http://www.collecting-citadel-miniatures.com/wiki/index.php/Man_O%27War Any sea warfare historians will note that they take their inspiration from different periods of history, but hey, it's fantasy! Although these Citadel miniatures could look rather plain, as soon as you got the printed sails on them, they really livened up as models. Please be aware that the masts on the Man O'War ships always were incredibly fragile for a naval battle! People realised that even handling the miniatures in normal gameplay could break them. Due to this a lot of people started to put the ships on their own bases to prevent this (as they never came with any originally), so they could be handled easier. Some people would make these bases magnetic with special tape, or use punched steel plates (you can buy these enamel coated, which is advisable as they’ll rust). The magnetic tape will easily adhere to the trays in a metal toolbox (heavier models may slide or be an issue), or line a container with strips of magnetic tape. I think you'll find tape on the base is cheaper as you'll use less of it. Personally I'd use Neodymium magnets on the bases as they really grip better. The ships actually have a recess in the bottom of them, as this saved costs in their manufacture because less metal was used to make them. There are some excellent specialist miniature carriage cases out there, KR being one of them. But even if the models are in a foam compartment, due to the weight of the metal of the ships body, acting on the plastic mast, you could still get breakage. Take note and do your research on the forums, as there are hard core fans playing this game, and I think you'll find that there are actually guidelines for the unofficial base sizes that they all agree on so games are fair and consistent. As you can see the miniatures came in really nice little boxes. Each boat had the metal miniature and a mast and yard plastic sprue. These were good as this was a standard sprue one size fits all in each box. It included all the bits for all the ships that were available, so you ended up having spares, which was good for any breakages that could occur. Each box also had a really nice colour printed sails sheet for them with banners and pennants on it as well. There was a good little choice so you could pick what you wanted, and some even had blanks that you could paint up or colour in yourself. That little bit of thought in designing these inserts, just made it that little bit special. If you are painting your own sails, then look out some canvas paper. This gives them a very nice woven cloth texture. It's little details like that, that make a great little miniature.The boxed set was titled Man O’ War Raging Sea Battles in the World of Warhammer because this nautical wargame was set in the Warhammer Fantasy realm and included many of the factions from the setting. Including all the supplements that came out, you could set sail with Bretonnia, Chaos Dwarfs, Chaos Plaguefleets (Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh, and Tzeentch), Dark Elves, Dwarfs, Empire, High Elves, Norse, Orcs, Pirate fleets of Sartosa and Skaven warships. There were races of the Warhammer world that were not included. Possibly because they were not seafaring. The Wood Elves were notably absent, perhaps because you need to chop down trees for the wood to build ships although even the underground dwelling Skaven had a Navy. The boxed game included twelve plastic galleys, so you could get to grips with the rules and all the card scenery and templates that you needed for battles out there in the deep waters, or what the Orks call, The Big Bloo. You played the Admiral of an ocean-going war fleet and you could have a game with only a small fleet of ships, which they were quick to paint up. You could get a good game with only 6 or 12 sea ships each. The game had a simplistic rules system (although there are fan written advanced sailing rules out there), that made it easy to get into. It used basic game moves that you would find in naval games, such as boarding action, ramming and sailing speed depending on wind direction. Each ship had a printed template showing different areas of the ship that you as Naval Officer kept track of various game details on, such as damage taken, crew and any onboard fires. These cards had counters that you’d put on them and took up quite a bit of space on the gaming table. So much that it could get to the point where you’d be moving them out the way of your sea going craft and for larger games would need another table to put them all on. Ships are classified as Independent (IND), Ship of the Line (SOL), which were operated in squadrons of three, and Man O' War (MOW) which were the most powerful ships in the game. This is the ship that housed your Admiral and Wizard (if you had one). Games Workshop did two expansions to the game. The first added six new fleets and was called Plaguefleet. This added everything that you needed for a Chaos fleet of Khorne, Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch. These Chaos factions were grouped together and referred to as a Plaguefleet, hence the expansions name. It included details for the Chaos Dwarfs and Skaven and also included nice colour templates for the earlier races that were available. The second MOW expansion was called Sea of Blood. This had the rules for Allies, Sea Monsters and Beasts. The game was limited to a few ship types, so the addition of these creatures really added to the game. The Sea Monsters and Beasts that were included were the Behemoth, Black Leviathan, Gargantuan, Kraken, Megaladon, Promethean, Sea Dragon, Sea Elemental and Triton. This expansion also dealt with air power. Flyers included Air balloons and Gyrocopters. The 2nd expansion also had a few additional ships for the Dwarfs, Imperial fleets and also had details of the Norse fleet in there. Plaguefleet is argued on various forums to have unbalanced the game, and even without it included in your game, it could be said that some factions are not balanced fairly, but you cannot argue that these additions did not add further interest and a different level to the game itself. I think you’ll find that both these expansions were developed at the same time that the boxed set was, but released later. This could have occurred to retain visibility over the period, and thus maintain interest and the sales that would go with that, or perhaps if the game did not take off and do well, then any losses would be reduced. Perhaps a mix of both, which would be very good business. I’ve got to mention Dreadfleet in here somewhere, and I don’t want to end on it. GW came up with the Dread fleet game in 2011. In this sea warfare game each player controlled a single ship of their own, but you could have up to five in total. It was more boardgame related, than what I would look upon as a tactical wargame. For me a war game involves many more game pieces, giving it much more depth and possibilities. I played Dreadfleet once, but it seemed very set in its approach. Even though it had good artwork, a great name, nice miniatures, it didn’t really enthuse me and would not be something that I’d go back to and play again.Man O’ War was well supported, for the release period, with articles in White Dwarf from issue 160 April 1993 through to WD 175 July 1994. Some nice background and cards that you could print off for the game. You’ll also find some additional rules articles written up in the Citadel Journal, including complete rules for an Undead fleet. Although you will not find any Citadel miniatures, from that period, to use them. Games Workshop will go back over their Specialist Games range though, so if naval battle floats your boat, then keep an eye out, as who’s to tell what later releases will occur. The game had its support stopped in 1995, but there were still items available after this date via mail order in the US, as supplies gradually ran down. It is said that you couldn’t get items for it after 1998. A shame, but as I said, who knows what the future holds. Regards the above link, thank you to the individuals involved for taking the time to make that information available for people. An excellent and detailed resource.SHOP LINK: Hygienic Porridge Miniature Emporium Thanks for looking.I only post to the invoice address. Please read postage, packaging, returns and payment details prior to bidding. Item is in good condition, unless otherwise stated. There may be residual paint on it, all miniatures have been washed to remove any residual chemical paint stripper, but I advise washing in soapy water with a toothbrush prior to painting, due to handling. I'm a collector, and honest seller, with excellent feedback. 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