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  • #92795
    Rob young
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    Always find it strange to put these on a Sci Fi Board as there’s no actual historical one but – suppose even Sci Fi it’s useful knowing what the ‘original’ uniforms are.

    Anyway.

    I’ve added some colour plates of German army uniforms, flags, etc to the Pages section of my blog.

    https://easterngarrison.blogspot.com/p/german-army-colour-plates-1901.html

    Rob Young

    #92797
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Would it be better served on the General or the WWI forum?
    They will potentially be seen by more people there and potentially be more relevant?

    #92801
    Rob young
    Participant

    Probably both… Certainly, I don’t look at WW1. Likewise, don’t think really general topic – but people doing a War of the Worlds type scenario would use the various nationalities in Victorian unifoms so I think this is the nearest relevant Board. Certainly Victorian SciFi is a lot more relevant that WW1.

    Rob Young

    #92803

    Well, whatever the board, they are most welcome; thanks for posting!

    Michael, I know you don’t want to clutter up the site, but sometimes it would be useful to have resources like this available on more than one board, don’t you think?

    #92804
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Maybe, maybe not, but which topic would people reply to, the one on forum A or the one on forum B?
    What if both topics get quite large and start growing and both have really good posts, people would need to subscribe to two topics rather than one, also the author would potentially be answering questions on topic B that have already been asked and answered on topic A.

    What if someone decides their new topic is mega important and slaps it on ten different forums, it could get messy quickly.
    I want to try and keep TWW as streamlined as possible and avoid duplicate identical topics dominating the forums, no-one wants to see the same person saying the same stuff over and over and cluttering up the place.

    As for the possibility of crossposting one topic so it appears on several forums at once, as the same topic…
    TWW’s software does not allow for this, in fact I don’t think any actual forum specific software does?
    So that alas is not an option.

    #92806
    Rob young
    Participant

    That is an issue – balance. What is a suitable number of boards? If not enough boards, then things are liable to be shoehorned into somewhere they don’t fit. Or just not posted. There is one board here – ’18th Century American Civil War General Horse and Musket Napoleonic’ – how messy is that?  A mix of generic and specific – if that was changed to ’18th/19th Century including Napoleonic and ACW’  – that would fit Victorian – and I would look there for up to 1900 period – but not when it seems to be for Horse and Musket… difficult, I think it would probably be considered a minor problem not really worth looking at at the moment, but perhaps at some stage a renaming  of some boards and looking at need rather than having things a bit haphazard?

    Rob Young

    #92821
    OB
    Participant

    Grand info’ there.  Thank you.

    I agree about considering re naming a board or even creating a new one.  I often find myself sticking stuff in the General Horse and Musket category and then wondering if folk will see it.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    #92822
    Rob young
    Participant

    And… just put the Austro-Hungarian army 1880-1900 on Pages – so not sure where to post it here – I’ll put the link on this thread but obviously most people won’t be looking here for Austro-Hungarians!

    https://easterngarrison.blogspot.com/p/austro-hungarian-army-1880-1900-colour.html

    Rob Young

    #92857

    Wow! Both books (or whatever) are great additions to any wargamer’s library.

    As for forum location, I find that I use the latest topics page (http://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/view/latest-topics/) much more than drilling down through the forum itself. So the actual location is pretty much irrelevant to me.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

    #92880
    irishserb
    Participant

    These are fantastic posts, thanks for sharing the color plates.

    #92886
    Not Connard Sage
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    TWW has run into the ‘my thread on xxxx subject is so important that I want a new board for it, lest anyone miss this perfect pearl of information’ thing again.

    Never mind that LAF seems to manage to please anyone even though it has a dearth of dedicated boards – The Age of the Big Battalions board covers 200 years of horse and musket FFS, there’s not even a separate Napoleonics board. How do they manage?

    Or that TMP has become a sprawling mess of (mis)information dissipated across hundreds of boards that renders it useless as a ‘resource’. Especially since the search function went tits up.

    Keep it as it is Mike.

     

     

     

     

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #92903
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Is everyone playing nice in here?

    #92905
    Rob young
    Participant

    Mostly?

     

    Rob Young

    #92906
    Rob young
    Participant

    Actually, with your permission Nichael, there possibly is a need to answer ‘TWW has run into the ‘my thread on xxxx subject is so important that I want a new board for it, lest anyone miss this perfect pearl of information’ thing again.’  – as the one who started the thread that has to be aimed at me.  I’m trying to see in my posts where I did any of those things. ‘my thread on xxxx subject is so important’ – no, it’s a thread of apparent interest to a few people who would like it in the most appropriate place to view – with a number of people (including yourself Michael) making positive comments, and ‘that I want a new board for it’ – no,  but have suggested greater clarity with the subject matter – actually, my comment ‘if that was changed to ’18th/19th Century including Napoleonic and ACW’ ‘ would fit ‘The Age of the Big Battalions board covers 200 years of horse and musket FFS, there’s not even a separate Napoleonics board. How do they manage?’ – so not sure what the actual gripe is? (Incidentally, LAF have more Board headings than there are here. )

    And reasonable discussion doesn’t mean everyone has to agree with you – reasonable discussion is about how you say it, not your own viewpoint.

    Rob Young

    #92907
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    Is everyone playing nice in here?

    You know that ‘More boards. Lovely’ is a subject that raises my hackles. I suppose I have reverse OCD. In my world less is more.

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #92908
    Mike
    Keymaster

    reasonable discussion is about how you say it, not your own viewpoint.

    Indeed so.

    #92909
    Mike
    Keymaster

    In my world less is more.

    Except when it comes comments about more forums   😉

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    #92911
    Rob young
    Participant

    My spelling is – sorry Michael, didn’t notice Nichael until after pressing post button.

    And NCS – I agree, don’t want thousands of Boards. But I’ll do a misquote of Phil Barker. Years ago people complained that a lot of other peoples rules were shorter. He commented that most weren’t shorter, just incomplete. I refer back to my ‘balance’ comment earlier – and it’s something that is worthy of discussion, though not really on this thread.

    Rob Young

    #92912
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    In my world less is more.

    Except when it comes comments on more forums 😉

    Everybody is allowed one bete noir shirley? I shall probably continue to be objectionable on the subject until I’m forcibly bound and gagged. Which is your prerogative.  🙂

    …and Rob. Not aimed at you in particular, just a general observation.

     

     

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #92914
    Mike
    Keymaster

    #92916
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    …*wanders off, having said more than enough*

    "I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's... depressing."

    #92918
    General Slade
    Participant

    I agree with NCS about not having more boards but I do think that changing the ACW board (which doesn’t attract much traffic) into a Nineteenth Century Board would solve the problem.  That way the Colonial, Crimean, FPW (and ACW) posts would have a home.

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