22 April 2018

Man O' War For Sale

For sale, my entire Man O' War collection. (Photos below.)

Price reduced: $400.

Sold against my better judgement, and if I wasn't screwed for cash at the moment I would still be enjoying all of it taking up space in our basement/attic, like it has for... I can't even remember how long. You know what... I don't deserve to own this stuff. Buyer must promise to actually play games, otherwise I won't sell it to you. In fact, I require photos posted online within... Let's say six months. I think that's a generous amount of time to put a game together. It's a total waste of realy fun gaming and cool miniatures just sitting in boxes. Don't make me come hunt you down and repo these minis for lack of games. I will do it.

Included is:

Man O War, Plague Fleet, and Seas of Blood Boxed sets. Almost complete, missing are the Seas of Blood box and the original Man O War rulebook. I may have the latter hidden away somewhere, but at the very least I will include a reproduction of the rules in a folder or binder.

I haven't played in a long time, but everything else should be present, including some copies of White Dwarf articles for shore forts, maybe other extras. I don't remember. Maybe dwarf ski troops? Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong rules. Most of the chits are sorted in a plastic bin. (You should probably look up the PDFs online, laminate them and use dry erase markers anyway.)

Painted Ships:

(Like I said, it's been forever since I've played, so forgive me if I can't remember all of the proper names...)
  • 2 Empire great ships
  • 3 Empire wolf ships
  • 6 Empire plastic galleys
  • 3 Empire converted big-ass cannon galleys
  • 3 Empire mortar ships
  • 1 Slaanesh whirly-slicer ship
  • 1 Slaanesh deep penetrator ship
  • 1 Dark Elf black ark
  • 3 Dark Elf big lizard tower ships
  • 3 Dark Elf small lizard tower ships
  • 2 Dragons (I think these were Grenadier miniatures from another game)
  • 1 Water elemental (old WFB mini, cooler than the actual MoW mini)
(For what it's worth, the painting of the Empire fleet was inspired by the Great White Fleet. Had a whole backstory/concept behind it...)

Unpainted Ships:
  • 3 Empire plastic galleys
  • 3 Empire metal wolfships
  • Masts for all of the above
  • 3 Empire griffins plus flying bases

Extra stuff:
  • Blue cloth. Has some subtle stripes. I think it fits a 4x8 table.
  • Islands - a few with shore forts, and the Crushing Rocks of SkullDoom or whatever that special bit of terrain was called. The dark rocky ones could use a little touch-up paint. This was one of my first terrain projects, so I made the mistake of using that crappy floral foam. The only reason they survived fairly well is because they're covered in a shell of sand & PVC glue.
  • Icebergs galore. More than you probably need. Useful for other games as well. At this point, I learned the superiority of extruded polystyrene insulation as a terrain material, and owned a hot wire cutter. And I think it was only used like three times, so it looks great.

Price: $500. $400. Buyer pays postage. If, by some odd coincidence, you live within an hour or two of Cleveland, OH, I'm open to discussing delivering it to you. Or meeting somewhere within that 1-2 hour range if you're more like 3-4 hours away and we can agree on a half-way point an delivering to you. Or if you live even further and want to meet somewhere within me driving an hour or two.

I'm too mopey about this whole thing to bother sorting them into a logical order, just browse and click to enlarge...


  1. Man, I feel a little sad now. I would love to say that I'd take it and play with it, but the sad truth is I have a pile of Man O'War that sits unused in my collection. I hope to play it someday soon, but haven't pulled the trigger.

  2. I'm with Sean on this. Super nice collection though!