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The Roman Merchant Ship Set

Scale: 1/300th (6mm)

The Roman Merchant Ship Set contains a set of high-quality, professionally rendered PDF ancient Roman merchant ships models by renowned RPG and mapping artist, Eric Hotz. All Roman Seas models are based on ships and buildings from the ancient Roman period (264BC - 400AD). Just print out the files onto paper/card-stock from your own computer/printer and then start building. Make as many as you want, when you need them!

"I really like the models and the overall layout is really nice; it certainly pays that Eric is a professional when it comes down to graphic presentation" ~ M. Naismith

Merchants in Combat

"Merchant ship being boarded by enemy forces"

Merchant Ships with Escorts

"Roman Merchant Ships with their escorts"

NOTE: All Roman Seas PDF files are designed to fit onto 8.5x11-inch paper but you can print onto 11x17-inch paper/cardstock at Staples/Office Depot and enlarge the final model scale.

Roman Merchant Ship Set Notes:

• This set makes six different classes of Roman Merchant ships: The Small Merchant Ship (the backbone of the Roman Empire), the Large Grain Ship (The Corbita, which translates into "Bread Ship" due to its common use as a grain carrier), the Coastal Merchant Ship (Gallic design with a low freeboard), the Large Coastal Trader, and the Large and Small Oared Merchant Ships (Designed to bring high priced goods to market but sometimes pressed into military service).

• All Roman Seas models are great for miniatures gamers and static displays and are designed for quick and easy construction.

• PDF file printouts can be scaled up or scaled down to scales smaller than 1/300th (6mm) without print quality loss. You are limited only by the output size of your printer or printer service.

• Roman Merchant Ship model sets include a Key PDF file that gives details to help construct the models and a detailed PDF Ship Assembly Guide.

• All Roman Seas models are great for miniatures gamers and static displays and are designed for quick and easy construction

• All Roman Seas models are highly detailed, visually stunning, and are made to impress and are based on Roman art examples and the latest research!

• Extras included in this set include optional above deck crew quarters.

"With Roman Seas, you do not have to be a great modeler to have great-looking models!"

(The Roman Merchant Ship Set was first published: May 2006)

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September 18th, 2015
Great stuff! Clear crisp graphics, well written instructions. Thanks for designing this! [...]
November 11th, 2011
This gives your fleet something to escort, reasons to be at sea at the time and place you are gaming. Nice models in their own right. Assembly difficulty is moderate primarily because of the size, but they look great when you get them finished. Do a on [...]
March 15th, 2008
A great addition to his naval series. Enables the creation of realistic naval scenarios for RPG or wargaming. With his Roman port buildings one can portray on the table top a beautifuuly rich scenario that looks perfect [...]
April 2nd, 2007
very nice considering that there are very few ship models available. you copy protect the files though so we cant modify the texture or coloring. im not fond of that. i purchased the product so i should be able to edit it at my leisure.<br><br [...]
August 3rd, 2006
Love this set! It makes games much more fun when there is an objective to capture. With this set I can move beyond the routine fleet battles to something which requires the admirals to really think!<br><br> <b>LIKED</b>: Same [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on May 12, 2006.
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