Today I write about my Plato Cruisers and token Drone flyers that I have just finished painting up. Unlike the small vessels, I wanted my large and medium ships to have a more 'traditional' look or pattern to them, but I wanted them just different enough to be original.
The pattern I came up with is basically a blue and green camouflage pattern over a white base. Very similar to Spartan's take on them. I just wanted to elaborate a bit more on the upper superstructure. I painted in the inner structure white and the outer structure metallic bronze. I think it works.
I have to admit I quite like the scheme, even though it is not completely my own. My only self-criticism is that I rushed them a bit in order to get them ready for a game I played yesterday. The hull, as a result, looks a bit tacky and undone, but as they are just gaming pieces I am not too bothered.
I approached the Drone flyers with an even simpler paint scheme. A simple metallic chainmail coat with a black wash followed by the usual emerald green wash which I localized in the centre of the flyers. I actually took more work on the blue/sea parts than the drones.
On a different note, as I mentioned at the beginning, I managed to play my first real game of Dystopian Wars. It was a naval battle against the 'Empire of the Rising Sun'. We played just with the starter sets. I have to admit I enjoyed myself a lot even though I lost dramatically.
Well actually I lost when I got too close and my battleship was boarded and prized! Giving myself some slack, it was my first game and I did not use my fleet to its full potential. There are many things I forgot to use and honestly I was over cautious with my ships. I did not realize how much pounding they could take.
Well - live and learn. That is all for now.
Farewell and good health,