So, as warned previously I purchased a couple of Sarissa Roman Cargo boats months ago and have finally gotten around to completing them so here is the review for those who may be interested.
Overall, these kits are fantastic ... that's right I said these kits with their glaring use of 1mm gray board are FANTASTIC! First off the gray board is attached to the ribs and the real support for the model comes from the base plate so in this case the 1mm gray board's massive failings do not enter into the final equation. The boat feels strong and seems like it will take general gaming usage. I am very happy with the finished product. Further more, the actual model works perfectly for the intended Roman cargo ship, but it has multiple other possible uses. As mentioned above it will certainly work for a Cog. If you either left the stern castle off, or made it detachable this kit would also work for a knar, the Viking cargo boat. The kit is reasonably simple to build (mind the mast!) and at about $10 each very nicely priced.