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A sucker for all things Australian, I invested in the excellent Australian Naval Battle Group as soon as it was released. 1000pts of ships in one box, with multiple turrets and generator configurations, this was a great way for me to pick up some Mercenary allies for my Prussian fleet in the form of the Commonwealth of Free Australia and finally start a Grand Coalition Fleet with the Royal Australians, a Dominion of the Kingdom of Britannia.
|The detail around the powerful Battle Cannon is impressive - the front half of the ship is entirely built around these immense weapons|
|Cerberus and Bounty-class Pocket Battleships - imposing models and effective in either configuration|
|This shot features the Convertible Generator open, revealing the Guardian Generator below, and closed on the Royalist Battleship|
|Tasmania and Sirius-class Submarine Tenders with their Crocodile-class Assault Submarines. The Tenders have been nicknamed "Tugger"|
|A pale green was chosen for the Assault Submarines to compliment the green shading of the fleet, but also as tribute to their namesake|
|The East India Merchant Company Forbes-class Support Blimp is used as an Osprey-class War Rotor with permission from opponents. I am not a fan of the Britannian War Rotors|
|Tiny Flyer Tokens, using the tokens from the East India Merchant Company. I used these models rather than the Britannian tokens to distance them from their old governors, and because the models are so good!|
|Protector-class Escort Frigates|
|The cohesion throughout the Australian range is fantastic - they look like smaller versions of the Pocket Battleship|
|The fleet assembled - sitting at just over 1250pts|
In the game, the Australians are considered immensely powerful, with Devastating Ordnance all over the place and great boarding potential. In a future article, I will discuss playing with the Royalist and Free Australians in more detail.
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