Above in the foreground is the later, seaplane friendly version of the Mogami in 1:2400, behind it her sister Kumano in the original iteration in 1:1800 from the starter set.
There's been a lot of negative commentary on the interwebs about the size and thickness of the Warlord bases, but I have to say that I don't have an issue with it, and appreciate the time saved in not modelling sea surface effects. As you can see in the previous scale comparison pic, the base isn't much thicker than the one I use for 1:2400 anyhow!
Keen to get into the rules, after a quick skim I set up the table with no particular scenario in mind, just a meeting engagement between a USN TF of 3 CA and 4 DD and an IJN force also of 3 CA and 4 DD, matching my existing models to the all important data cards. Noting that I didn't study the points value too hard, this seemed like a fair encounter battle, right?