Note From Dave:
For all those new naval hobbyists who have come into the hobby since
Panzerschiffe began, a brief history of our company: Our ships and
1/2400 scale itself began in 1970 for the purpose of fighting naval
battles in an area like a ping-pong table. The existing 1/1200 ships
at that time were too large and expensive for wargaming. Ships were
needed that were rugged but plenty detailed for gaming. Thus one-half
of the 1/1200 scale was introduced. I made the Fiji, Bismarck, Gaalster,
Salt Lake City, Graf Spee, Exeter, Leander, King George V, Hood,
Prinz Eugan, and the H class destroyer as trial ships. By 1973 the
ships had grown in numbers to 72 and we decided to advertise the
ships for sale. My Tactical Game (TG-1) and Strategic Game (SG-1)
were also released in 1973. Since then others have joined the 1/2400
scale market with metal ships. Panzerschiffe has grown to 550 ships
with most of them made by our company exclusively.
Naval Gaming System
GAME:The "TG" is a complete system of rules for tactical
naval combat using miniatures of any scale. It covers the period
1890 to 1945 and contains data for 563 classes of ships from 19
countries. This system is an improved version of our highly acclaimed
TG-2. It uses new randomization and torpedo methods which will make
it a classic in tactical games. It still maintains the features
of realism and speed of play of our earlier game. TG can be played
solitaire or with a number of players. STRATEGIC GAME:The
"SG" is a strategic level game containing seven World War II scenarios.
The fleet contacts are meant to be fought using miniatures and tactical
rules such as our TG, but a simple method, such as War at Sea, can
be used. SG contains rules for converting map contacts to tactical
battles, and also submarine and aircraft rules.The 7 scenarios are
based on actual situations and include Bismarck, Arctic Convoy,
Atlantic Raiders, Java Sea, Tokyo Express, Mediterranean, and Midway.
The play is done using hidden maps and requires a third person to
act as judge for the most realistic play.
Originals for Panzerschiffe
a ship we don't make? Try your hand at making it yourself.
You can get multiple castings of it. Send for our instructions and