This was created for the "gaming" area of GFLUG's MegaCon 2009 display.
About this creation
Our club worked with MegaCon to have a display area. In the process of planning for the show, we talked about doing our normal train layout, but including zombies, robots, etc. Then we planned for a "slosh" area that anyone could bring any MOC for display. There was going to be a largish play area. And finally a gaming area. For the gaming area, I thought wouldn't it be cool to do a huge, table top battle ship game, in microscale.
After building the board, I realized a few things... LEGO doesn't make numeral tiles above 4, and I wanted the board to feel like a map. Simon MacDonald suggested instead of building standard battleships, make it pirate themed, since the board now looks like a pirate map.