Also note that, as a weight-saving measure, battlecruisers sometimes carried fewer main gun turrets than battleships. British practice in the first two decades of the 20th century was to build battlecruiser counterparts to each battleship class, typically with fewer main guns, lighter armour, greater length and so forth.
Things I want to buy from HBG
My wife can only complain so much about my spending habits, because I’m not boozing it up, and unlike her I don’t pay someone to paint my toenails.
That’s preamble to the following public declaration of how I’d like to spend more money.
See - I’m keen for HBG to produce the pieces I need to complete my A&A set. The sooner the better, please. And to help HBG, I’m posting a visual survey of what I’m missing. Some may prefer escort carriers and three sizes of tanks. Not me. I just want consistency (of size, pose, and color), and to fill out the sets:
US and Germany are nearly complete for me, but not quite.
A lot of the Japanese pieces I’d like to see are forthcoming, but not all.
UK and Italy
Russia (in maroon) and especially France need help.