Monday, 28 November 2022

Argentinian Pre-dreadnought Proxy Models

 

I was asked to set out the Tumbling Dice models that I've used for the Argentinian pre-dreadnought squadrons, so here goes. For the Argentinian armoured cruisers. I've used the Spanish ABS 3 Cristobal Colon for those with single mounts fore and aft i.e.the Garibaldi, General Belgrano and Puyrredon. For the Moreno and San Martin, which had twin mounts in both positions, I used ABJ6a Nishin from the Japanese range, while the Rivadavia with a single forward and twin rear mount used the ABJ6 Kasuga from the Japanese range or the ABI12 Guiseppe GaribaldiIn a similar fashion, the ABJ28 model of the Japanese protected cruiser Yoshino is a reasonable match for the Argentinian cruiser Nueve de Julio, being an improved design based on the Argentinian cruiser Vienticinco de Mayo of 1891. The Argentinians also had four early Yarrow torpedo boat destroyers of the Corienetes class, which were based on HMS Havock, for which I can use the Spanish Terror class model as it's close enough to pass muster with a bit of filing and scraping.

I hope that makes sense? 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you. My copies of Conway's and Jane's are in storage at the moment. I've updated my spreadsheet and shopping list accordingly.

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