April 1, 2009 - I had been meaning to build a longship camp since I finished my DBA Vikings
back in 2006. Three years isn't too bad :) I built this one and the other (yes, I built two) using the methods
that I developed for my 28mm Longships and it worked out swell!
Initially I had planned to do the sail unfurled and have it in *out to sea* mode, but the consensus was that
DBA camps should be beached and raiding...
Why is it so long and narrow you ask? I see most 'longships' used for miniature gaming are actually not longships. Longships are very long and narrow, typically having a length to width ratio of 7 to 1. Most 'longships' you see from manufacturers are based on the Gokstad ship, which has a length/witdh ratio of 5 to 1. Gokstad isn't so much a longship as a royal sailing ship made with a little more comfort in mind for the passengers... It's still cool of course, but my ships are based on the longships that Vikings took out raiding.