Looking forward to it. I have a copy of AoD, all I need to find is a distributor in the US that actually carries ship mini's.
And by distributor I mean accessible sales to the FLGS, not direct sales that bypass the FLGS
One of the reasons I was overjoyed to hear Mongoose would have it's own line. Mongoose sells via distribution. Of course you are going with WW2 first. Disappointing for me, but since there seem to be more people interested in WW2 than there are in WW1 & Pre-Dreadnought, probably the wisest choice.
Spence I think you will find fewer and fewer LGS are carrying naval Minis these days which is forcing the issue of direct sales.
Not sure if you are familiala with Panzerschiffe?
They are a small mom and pop producer of inexpensive 1/2400 minis. The large capital ships do not compare well to GHQ ,Moongoose and others, but for WWI cruisers and especially Pre-dreads that have enough detail and look great.
Here is the before and after of USS Maine:
Not bad for a $3.00 model plus my time in painting and adding the masts.
Here are some of the ships I used for my Falklnads campaign using AoD:
Back on topic I am glad to see some progress is being made on the Vas 2.0 front. As Ray is aware I am a huge fan of Naval Thunder for my gun battles, but it lacks in the area of Naval Air operations.
My hope it that VaS 2.0 will be a bit more streamlined in the oganization of the rules as well as provide a bit more support in the form of Ship Data cards.
Look forward to seeing the finished product.