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Nausicaa Class Battleship Discussion

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Just bought my Nausicaa... the pictures do not do the model justice. It looks amazing next to my Retribution, and I love that it has a 2-peg base to make it more stable.

What do you guys think of this guy compared to the Conqueror in terms of stats and tactics? Preferences/Opinions?

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...My preference would be for the post office to SPIT IT OUT ALREADY!

I suspect some bastard nabbed it or it got lost. I am sad.

Statwise, it's ass is significantly more dangerous place to be than conqueror's.

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I'm going to post a picture of mine tomorrow the front rail cannon part was bad cast and I was hoping to paint this a the center piece of this flee. I want to get feed back if I'm just being a baby about the casting or should consider replacing the model.

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Yeah, that does sound about right... however!

The Dindrenzi Federation disavows any knowledge what-so-ever of the use of its new battleship in an attack against Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

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Note the bend in the neck it is really bothering me. I have not gotten a bad cast like this before only missing items in the packages.

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Balor, one of the prows on my Retribution was the same way. Good new is that there is an easy fix!

Boil some water, and dip the warped prow in. Let it heat up a little bit. Then take it out and carefully bend it back in to position. I did, and can no longer tell which prow was bent! If that doesn't work, Spartan has excellent customer service, so I'd email them and let them know what happened.

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+1 on hot soak. May need to do it twice or 3 times. But if it doesn't work, contact Spartan- I had my Razorthorn hull look more like croassaint than warship, and they sent me a replacement immediately.

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I did a little bit of warm water but I don't think it heated it up enough. The neck is very thick so it is hard to heat it up because this is a huge model.

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Yes, it took me several tries. But the neck is the same mold as the ones on the Retribution, so I know it can be done. You can do it!

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Not warm. Hot. Like...boil water, pour into container, dip the bent part, leave for a few minutes, take out (carefully!) and bend the other way. Maybe even under cold water so it sets faster.

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ok I'm going to eat lunch and then try that out. My only failed resin experience has been FW and GW fail cast. I only needed warm water for those models but non of the those models are as large as this one.

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I would like the thank everyone for the stand up advice. It took a long time and some burn marks but I was able to get it a point that it is an acceptable model to display.

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aesthetically I find the Conqueror and the Nausicaa to be equivalent. For 10 extra points you get some extra AD out the sides, rear 1" faster movement and 2x mines MAR, a wider fixed fore and 1 extra crew point. The upgrades are worth the 10 points but its not truely a game changer. if you have an extra 10 points upgrading to a Nausicaa is a good idea. If not the Conqueror is nearly as good.

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aesthetically I find the Conqueror and the Nausicaa to be equivalent. For 10 extra points you get some extra AD out the sides, rear 1" faster movement and 2x mines MAR, a wider fixed fore and 1 extra crew point. The upgrades are worth the 10 points but its not truely a game changer. if you have an extra 10 points upgrading to a Nausicaa is a good idea. If not the Conqueror is nearly as good.

I suspect the wider fixed fore is a technicality, and that the other battleships will soon be counted as having the same sized fixed fore as the new bases provide.

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I'm definately looking to get a Nausicaa to compliment/replace my Conqueror as soon as my current job situation changes - unfortunately things like buying a house are taking precedent over new models <sigh>

Commander Torkan of The Charter of Might willl just have to wait for his new Battleship...and I have to think of a new name for it!

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Just got my Naa..finally. It's quite impressive size-wise, and much better than the conqueror lookwise, though it needed some minor filling. Still, very impressive beastie.

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I haven't tried the Nausicaa yet, as I just started playing, but I find myself a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it looks very nice, and I will probably get one once I build up my fleet a little more.

My issue with the Nausicaa is this: it seems to be better in every way to the Conqueror. If you can afford the points, there isn't a reason you shouldn't take it, at least none I can see. I wish it weren't just an improvement, but rather played differently from the Conqueror so that you could use different tactics. I guess that is what creating your own ship is for.

Is the Nausicaa simply the Conqueror +1, or is there something that I am missing?

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I haven't tried the Nausicaa yet, as I just started playing, but I find myself a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it looks very nice, and I will probably get one once I build up my fleet a little more.

My issue with the Nausicaa is this: it seems to be better in every way to the Conqueror. If you can afford the points, there isn't a reason you shouldn't take it, at least none I can see. I wish it weren't just an improvement, but rather played differently from the Conqueror so that you could use different tactics. I guess that is what creating your own ship is for.

Is the Nausicaa simply the Conqueror +1, or is there something that I am missing?

It is better, slightly, but you pay for that improvement. 10 points may not seem like much, until you realize that's 2/3 of a Buckler, arguably the best Escort class ship in the game (because it has guns). Or even a pair of loose wings (2 Interceptors, to provide +6 PD). So basically you're sacrificing some flexibility in support options in order to have a slightly more powerful battleship.

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I haven't tried the Nausicaa yet, as I just started playing, but I find myself a little disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it looks very nice, and I will probably get one once I build up my fleet a little more.

My issue with the Nausicaa is this: it seems to be better in every way to the Conqueror. If you can afford the points, there isn't a reason you shouldn't take it, at least none I can see. I wish it weren't just an improvement, but rather played differently from the Conqueror so that you could use different tactics. I guess that is what creating your own ship is for.

Is the Nausicaa simply the Conqueror +1, or is there something that I am missing?

All of the Mk2 ships are *Mk1 version* +1 type things. They're typically a little more expensive points-wise (only exception I'm aware of is the Aquan Mk2 Frigate, which is the same points cost as the Mk1), and they're always a bit better stats-wise. They're an upgrade, really - intended to fill the same role as their Mk1 predecessor, but to do it better.

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All of the Mk2 ships are *Mk1 version* +1 type things. They're typically a little more expensive points-wise (only exception I'm aware of is the Aquan Mk2 Frigate, which is the same points cost as the Mk1), and they're always a bit better stats-wise. They're an upgrade, really - intended to fill the same role as their Mk1 predecessor, but to do it better.

What I also use the MKII ships for is to fill in point gaps in my lists. Say I am 10 points shy of the full list why not add in that MKII. This is especially true now that Local Wings are officially gone.At least we have a way to fill in those points still.

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