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Title: Warship scale
Post by: THEMONSTER on 03 March 2017, 23:47:52
What's the scale of the warship models?
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: Scotty on 03 March 2017, 23:52:23
 ;D
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: THEMONSTER on 03 March 2017, 23:55:51
Ok how about a the hypothetical scale of the warship models.
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: Scotty on 04 March 2017, 00:00:37
;D


More seriously, though: BattleTech War/JumpShips all fit in one hex, which are generally assumed to be 1.5 inch hexes on a standard map board.  This standard includes both the Explorer JumpShip, at a svelte 50,000 tons, to the magnificent behemoth that is the 2,400,000 ton Leviathan II Battleship.

There is no scale.
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: THEMONSTER on 04 March 2017, 00:19:03
So I can assume that the ship miniatures aren't even to scale with each other?
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: Scotty on 04 March 2017, 00:25:19
Not even a little bit.
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: cavingjan on 04 March 2017, 08:06:34
They are scaled to be as big as possible but still fit on a hex base.
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: THEMONSTER on 04 March 2017, 11:39:15
So is it safe to say that the mini for a destroyer could be the same size as the mini for a  dreadnought?
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: Cache on 04 March 2017, 12:22:30
So is it safe to say that the mini for a destroyer could be the same size as the mini for a  dreadnought?
I don't know if that's the case with any of the existing minis, but it is possible.
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: Wotan on 04 March 2017, 15:27:07
Btw same is true to the dropship line. ;)
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: qc mech3 on 04 March 2017, 16:17:56
Simply think of the minis as markers on a map in your faction's warroom ala ''Sink the Bismark''
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: Liam's Ghost on 04 March 2017, 17:19:19
So is it safe to say that the mini for a destroyer could be the same size as the mini for a  dreadnought?

Generally speaking, smaller ships will have smaller miniatures than larger ones. The miniature of the Black Lion class battlecruiser is smaller than the one for the Monsoon class battleship, for example.

But there's some variation. The vincent class corvette miniature is shorter than any of the destroyers I've got, but it's quite boxy so there's more overall bulk than some of them.
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: I am Belch II on 05 March 2017, 12:29:54
Scale has never worked for space craft. Some ships would be a foot long and the others would be a couple of inches or less. The price for some would be way to high.
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: YingJanshi on 05 March 2017, 12:35:48
There isn't really any scale to any of the minis...Space, 'Mech or anything in-between...
Title: Re: Warship scale
Post by: speck on 07 March 2017, 12:56:00
What's the scale of the warship models?

Before my time working with IWM to know the answer to this.