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Alpha Bandit Scale!

April 1, 2014

Long time readers of this blog will know that scale is a subject that is very important to me. Scale becomes even more important when playing a game that involves the players building their forces from bricks. The size of items on the game table in relation to each other is one factor in how we judge the tactical situation. For this reason it helps when all parties involved are building to the same scale, or set of “scale rules.” Joshua has set size limits for the ships, saying that in this game “the biggest cruiser is about 120 meters long.” He also sets the size limit when built in the brick at sixteen studs, and the size limit of the frigates is set at twelve studs. So with this in mind I made a quick size comparison with a few ships that most of us are familiar with. The Romulan bird of prey is 131 meters long. The Klingon bird of prey is 109 meters long. The Boeing 747 is 70 meters. The Serenity is 63 meters. The Millenium Falcon is 26.7 meters. The sixteen stud brick is 120 meters, and the twelve stud brick is about 90 meters.

Thanks to Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions website for the images and size information.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 1, 2014 11:28 pm

    Good to see you back.

  2. April 1, 2014 11:49 pm

    Thanks, I’ve been gone too long.

  3. C B permalink
    April 2, 2014 1:55 pm

    love the inclusion of the Firefly

  4. April 3, 2014 2:13 pm

    It turns out the USS Defiant is 120m long! It’s aways been hard for me to understand how big that ship was, though.

  5. Richmont Gan permalink
    April 4, 2014 11:33 am

    For comparison purposes, side view of the FC’s Liberator frigate at 60m from bow to nozzle end. Those are some darned big nozzles. That’s a conscript & a human standing on the foredeck next to the ciws.

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