Wednesday, October 6, 2021

More Blacklands Wars naval...

I have for the last two or three months being doing a little ground work for the Second Blacklands War, set to begin some time in the moderately distant future.  Hence the addition of a flotilla of six torpedo boats that makes up the Chervenian (Bulgarian) Euxine (Black) Sea fleet (See here).  

This second war introduces a new player, Rhumbaba - a vaguely Romanian country north of Chervenia.  And that country also had, I discovered a couple of weeks ago, a small naval presence in the Black Sea.  This comprised:

  • A small cruiser NMS Elisaveta - in size not a lot huger than the Hellenic (Greek) Panthir class torpedo boat destroyers.

  • Three very tiny torpedo boats, each carrying a pair of fixed mounted torpedo tubes in the bows.  

In these pictures, the Turkcowaz protected cruiser Hamidiye and a Chervenian torpedo boat are added for size comparison.  Now, all I have to do is figure out what colours to paint these vessels!


  1. Archduke Piccolo,

    You have built up quite some fleet, and I look forward to seeing them in action in the near future.

    All the best,


    1. Hi Bob -
      I keep thinking: 'that's the last' - and then something else pops up on my radar. But I don't intend to expand them any further, and I don't imagine the mini-Navies of Chervenia and Rhumbaba will see very much action - perhaps some convoy work, or the odd raid... Nice to have them though, as it will complicate Turcowaz's position.

      But I won't be doing anything with the Second Blacklands War until your Balkans War book comes out.
      Archduke Piccolo.

  2. More marvellous ships Ion. Great scratch-building as ever.
    Regards, James