Yamato and Musashi

World War II saw the two largest battleships ever built take to the sea – and, of course, our new Victory at Sea range of 1/1800 scale miniatures will reproduce them faithfully!

Yamato '41

By a large margin, the Yamato and Musashi were the largest battleships ever built and were the product of advancing Japanese technology. They were twice the displacement of most Allied battleships and their 18 inch guns could out range anything in the Allied arsenal. It was the hope of the Imperial Japanese Navy that such characteristics would allow them to circumvent the Allies’ numerical superiority.

Yamato '41

However, when war came, it soon became clear the submarine and, in particular, aircraft, had eroded the battleship’s role in the world.

Musashi '44

The Musashi was lost during the Battle of Leyte Gulf (during which these two ships formed the core of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s fleet) while the Yamato was later sunk by 10 torpedoes and 23 bombs during a suicide run to Okinawa. A third ship, the Shinano, was completed as an aircraft carrier (the largest in the world at the time) rather than a battleship but was sunk by a US submarine during its maiden voyage.

Musashi '44

Both of these ships, along with their sister, the converted Shinano support carrier, will be available early next year, along with a sizeable portion of the rest of the Imperial Japanese Navy!

The Justice Department on the Megway

The Justice Department will soon be getting two new vehicles with which to police the streets of Mega-City One.

First up is the Mk IV Pat Wagon. The Mk IV does not have quite the durability of the wheeled Mk III or its versatility, but its propulsion systems allow it to traverse much rougher terrain and move at far greater speeds, making it the Pat Wagon of choice when a rapid response is needed or heavier support is needed in desolated sectors.

Mk IV Pat Wagon

Mk IV Pat Wagon

So, there you have the firepower. Now, what about the speed? Allow us to introduce you to the Banshee Interceptor…

Banshee Interceptor

Banshee Interceptor

Purportedly the fastest thing on the roads of Mega-City One, once a Banshee gets onto a perp’s tail, he is well-advised to surrender. Though built for speed, the Banshee is easily capable of bringing a speeding villain to a halt with one of two weapon systems. The first, the Dead-Key Cannon, fires an electronic impulse designed to short the drive systems of any commercially available vehicle, bringing it to a gradual and safe stop.

If more drastic action is required, the Banshee also carries a short-ranged hook and chain that can be fired into the bodywork of a speeding car, ensuring it can never get away.

Both of these models are being prepped for prototype right now and will be in widespread distribution towards the end of February – Kickstarter backers will have their hands on them a little sooner.