Here She is, the last ship to launch in the FSA South Pacfic Fleet: FSS Constitution.
I love the FSA style, low decks, heaps of gun turrets and then a relatively small number of main gun turrets. I've modelled Constitution with rocket batteries to make a change from the cruisers but I think I'll give her a shield generator as well. More on why, below.
That's all the ships in the the box done then and until reinforcements arrive for my small battlegroup (Pooch and Kruger both have the models for two faction's worth of fleets, each!) I get to go back into assembling and away from painting.
I gave Pooch a game earlier today, with a little of the pain still wet on my Battleship. I think my lot were the "dark shapes, looming on the horizon." from the end of his report vs the Empire of the Blazing Sun. Indeed, I started pretty well, with some good runs of dice getting me out ahead at the beginning.
Then things took a turn for the worse: Two dice of Battleship AA became five hits. to down my last bomber, then Pooch's last bomber just would not die, while doing 'donuts' behind my fleet and attriting my battleship, which was unable to knock out the Brittanian battleship. I also got to see Brittanian subs in action, subs which cut through the hulls of ships as they sail underneath. They were pretty effective vs frigates and cruisers but one died from trying to pull that trick on my battleship. At the end of it all, it was a big mess. However, I ran out of models before him so the Brittianians have stretched their winning streak to two games. FSA industry just rolls these things off the slipways though, we'll be back!