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  • #47976
    Mike Headden
    Mike Headden
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    Guess I should have posted here <b>before</b> posting my Sumerian stuff!

    Elsewhere I’m Ithoriel so you may recognise me as that from other forums.

    As to interests, 1/3000th to 54mm scale land, sea, air and space, dinosaurs to death stars about covers it in a nutshell.

    Been gaming since the 1960’s and have a lead mountain so big my kids have threatened to have me buried with my armies arrayed around me like the Chin Emperor 🙂

    TWW is already one of my “must read” wargames sites.

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #47986
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    My “other” forum is WD3 http://www.wd3.org.uk/index.php Possibly the best & most active small forum out there.  

    I spent a happy morning looking through that, thanks 🙂

    But this place still feels like home, new though I am.

    #48012
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    But this place still feels like home, new though I am.

     

    Yay!

    Can I ask a favour of some of you please?
    You are totally not obliged to do it, but it would be helpful…

    TWW relies on the paid membership of the Trader Members and the Sponsoring Members to both keep TWW running and pay me a minuscule wage (like that minuscule violin you can now hear) , so if any of you have adblocker running, please consider allowing it to run on here, as the adverts are one of the features that attracts the Trader members, and without them there would be no TWW.

    Like I say don’t feel obliged but it may help and you may see a swanky ad for something nifty.

    oh, and big up to you all for making TWW a pleasant place to be.

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by Mike Mike. Reason: still learning the best words
    #48017
    Rhoderic
    Rhoderic
    Participant

    The ads, by the way, just make TWW more pleasant (I mean it!) because they’re all hobby-related and all from the sort of loveable little “grassroots level” companies that are the true heart and soul of the hobby. And in no way intrusive – I’m saying that as someone who uses a laptop with a small screen.

    #48030
    Guy Farrish
    Guy Farrish
    Participant

    Second that – the ads are not intrusive and very informative. They don’t slow loading down (in fact when I was running adblocker that slowed loading down more!) I was glad to turn it off for this site.

    (And with any luck Mike will then be able to buy a full sized violin.)

     

     

    #51571
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Welcome new members !!!

    #62240
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Thanks to all the new people for signing up and to the older ones that have come back.
    I hope you enjoy what we have to offer and remember, be excellent to each other!

    #62661
    crestabear
    crestabear
    Participant

    Just posting to say hi.  After the unpleasantness elsewhere last weekend it seemed a good idea to support TWW more than I had been doing.

    #62663
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cheers very much, be cool and have fun.

     

     

    #62664
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    All gaming all the time !!!

    #62666
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Just posting to say hi. After the unpleasantness elsewhere last weekend it seemed a good idea to support TWW more than I had been doing.

    Welcome aboard the good ship TWW, God bless all who sail on her. 🙂

    #62694
    Olaf Meys
    Olaf Meys
    Participant

    Just posting to say hi. After the unpleasantness elsewhere last weekend it seemed a good idea to support TWW more than I had been doing.

    Unpleasantness? What have I missed? This place serves as a great insulation from elsewhere’s nastinesses.

    http://mainly28s.com
    wargames review site...

    #62708
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    crestabear wrote: Just posting to say hi. After the unpleasantness elsewhere last weekend it seemed a good idea to support TWW more than I had been doing. Unpleasantness? What have I missed? This place serves as a great insulation from elsewhere’s nastinesses.

    I would rather that not be discussed here, by all means discuss it, just ‘offline’ if that is OK?

    #62737
    crestabear
    crestabear
    Participant

    Apologies, Mike, didn’t mean to start a discussion on that.

    To all who said welcome, thanks.  Victoria, wonderful creations on your blog 

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 6 months ago by crestabear crestabear.
    #62762

    OB
    Participant

    Hi All,  My name is OB.  I’m interested mainly in Ancients and Colonials but do other stuff to all in 15mm.  I do have a blog where I write about toys and history as you might expect.  My current enthusiasms include Piquet and Dan Mersey’s recent rule sets.

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

    #62772
    Victoria Dickson
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Victoria, wonderful creations on your blog

    Thanks, I need to get back to posting on it. I’m working on what I consider a completely original rule system (which probably means I’ll find out it’s been done before) so maybe something about that. Shared here obviously. 🙂

    #62773
    Ruarigh
    Ruarigh
    Participant

    Don’t think I’ve ever introduced myself on here before. Story of my life, and a peril of being an introvert! Hi, I’m Ruarigh. My day job is Vikings, and my main interest in wargaming is early medieval or anything Scandinavian, but I seem to spend way more time playing Gruntz, Laserburn and Imperial Commander instead. I’ve also been running the Talomir Tales fantasy campaign since 2009 (http://talomir.blogspot.co.uk/).

    Never argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    https://emidsvikings.ac.uk/
    #62779
    Iain Fuller
    Iain Fuller
    Participant

    Crestabear, that is one great avatar!

    Brought back some memories – I was allowed to keep the 2 bob deposit for taking the bottles back to the shop (remember that, recycling before we knew what it was – why don’t we do it now!?). Anything not spent on sweets went into my model and ‘Airfix soldier’ fund for the weekly trip to Elm Park Hobby Shop.

    #63785
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Participant

    Greetings! My name is Jeff and I’ve been doinking around with miniatures since the mid 1970s. I’ve dabbled in many periods and scales from 25mm Aztecs to 54mm Zulus; from 1/600 ACW ships to 1/144 WWI aircraft. While 25mm ancients are my first love I’ve played almost no games in period.  I’ve tinkered with rule writing (ancient galleys, ACW ironclads, Spanish-American War, Aztecs and finally gladiators. All available here: https://sites.google.com/site/petiteguerre/home/ ). I blogged for a while (http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/) but my mojo for that has flagged. I must admit my hobbies have been very dormant for the past five years. Practically moribund. But over those years I’ve changed from being an unhappy IT contractor to working in the historic site/museum field. Not nearly the discretionary funds I had earlier in life but the career change almost makes up for that.

    But you know gamers… we never really retreat from the field. We just strategically withdraw. I’m thinking some solo gaming may be in my near future. I’m all set to try Longstreet Lite in a solo game. I’m liking the 54mm plastics scene (They’re big enough that I can paint ’em. Well, almost. I recently discovered that a lighted magnification visor does wonders!)  And I have to admit, the community here seems quite on-topic and pleasant.

    I tend to be a slow gamer, not very communicative and somewhat reclusive. So my real reason for posting an introduction: How does one search the fora here?

    –jeff

     

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

    #63789
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Thanks for joining.
    For a fora search:

    But also, topics have TAGs and you can click a tag and it will show all topics that also have that TAG.

    #63793
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Participant

    Thanks, Mike. So it appears to me that the search box is only available at the top level of the forum, or if you have clicked on a tag? If I drill down into posts I don’t have the search box on the page (I guess it’s replaced by the tag link?). That seems odd to me but maybe it’s the way the forum software is designed.

    –jeff

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

    #63794
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Moderator

    Welcome to the site!

    Individual interests come and go but once you catch the miniatures bug, it never quite goes away 🙂

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #63810
    Deuce
    Deuce
    Participant

    Hello everybody! I am Tom, in my 30s, and have been gaming since the mid-90s or thereabouts. In reality I am more of a collector/hobbyist than a gamer, partly due to absence of opponents and lassitude in seeking them out, and partly because I have such difficulty sticking to one project for long enough to get a game-worthy army out of it. About a year ago I decided to change my ways and focus on one project for a while, and that met with moderate success, though inevitably I’ve quickly sprawled out into other areas again. My current interests are in 28mm ancients, 6mm English Civil War and 1/2400 Anglo-Dutch Wars, and have actually managed to make some reasonable headway with all of them, thankfully. I also have an interest in some skirmish games like Blood Bowl and Freebooter’s Fate, and I have an awful lot of Warhammer stuff from days of old that I’m trying to work out whether to sell or rescue.

    I made my way over here after being purged from TMP, and having heard that this was a nicer and more reasonable forum. I might not be around all that much but I hope to be able to contribute something useful once in a while.

    #63811
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Welcome Tom !   Post when you can on what you like.  Anglo Dutch Naval you say … tell me more please.

    #63812

    Welcome !

     

    I already read your blog and good to see you here anyway.

    #63815
    Ivan Sorensen
    Ivan Sorensen
    Moderator

    Been getting th English civil war bug more and more so someone to talk me into projects is just what I need 🙂

    Nordic Weasel Games
    https://sites.google.com/site/nordicweaselgames/

    #63816

    McKinstry
    Participant

    Hi Tom:

    I’ve been doing AWI and Napoleonic sail in 1/2400. I’m really looking forward to hearing about your 1/2400 Anglo-Dutch.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #64599

    Jeffrey Garrison
    Participant

    Hello Wargamerites,

    My is Jeff and I’m new to this forum.

    6mm sci fi and 15mm fantasy are sort of the areas I’m interested in… right now the only game I’m playing sort of regularly is Battletech Alpha Strike but, it’s not ideal for me because for sci fi 6mm, it treats infantry horribly… and I love infantry. 😀 Anyhow, this forum looks like it’s full of awesome wargaming eye candy… can’t wait to dive it!

    "This is my forum signature, there are many like it, but this one is mine."

    #64601
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Welcome Jeff, lots of good war game stuff here.

    #66704
    Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Participant

    Hello, my name is Thomas J. Moore. Let’s just say that there is some disillusionment with the “Other Forum” and loss of good people. I see from posts here that there are a lot of familiar names.

    I started gaming at 15 back in  1973 using WW2 micro armor on the floor. I was in the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets for 5 years and spent a summer on the HMCS Columbia at the age of 15.  I subsequently joined the RCN Reserve and served another 2 years as a signalman.

    In my younger years I played 6mm Napoleonics and Airfix ACW, and a member of the Trumpeter Gaming Club for many years. Approximately 20+ years ago I joined the White Rock Gamers, thirteen of so of us who play every Thursday. Our games are Armati 2, Battles for Empire 2 by Chris Leach who is a member of our group, Shako 2, Fire and Fury and Rapid Fire. Between all of us we have somewhere around 300K of figures, mostly in 25/28mm.

    I’m glad to be here and see what others are painting and playing.

    Cheers, Thomas

    #66716
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Welcome Thomas, just look around and find something to post about.

    #66718

    McKinstry
    Participant

    Hi Thomas. I’d love to hear about your Battles for Empire games as that is a rules set I’m quite curious about but have never seen played.

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

    #66869
    Shaun Travers
    Shaun Travers
    Participant

    While I have not played Armati 2 for several years, my friend and I used to always get in a game or 2 a year for about 10 years. So it is always good to here is is still played elsewhere. It is my favourite ancients set of rules.

    #66944
    Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Participant

    Hi McKinstry,

    Long time no see, since you left TMP. Nice to reacquaint  again. Battles for Empire is a good solid set of rules, that are well and clearly written. They are a tad long, only to cover things that gamers will do on the table. Over the years we’ve played many games, only two weeks ago we played Isandlwana. Guess what, the British lost…again. The scenario is designed so that the British can win providing they destroy a set number of Zulu units.

    Colonial troops are regulars or second rate with different firing characteristics. Units are usually 12 figures 3 to a stand. Zulus, would be 12 figures, 6 each on two stands. Chris has rules for Boxer rebellion, Pathans, Zulus, and Boer War. Each unit takes 8 hits with reduction in firepower and morale when units get below 50%. Each unit or group of units rolls on a movement chart with plus’s and minus’s for being staggered or disordered, low on ammo, attached leader, army leader within range etc. This roll determines how much movement you have or sometimes retreat or surrender.

    Artillery and MG’s are included each with varying firing characteristics.  Chris has been working on a WW1 suppliment with my help.

    It’s a great game with lots of possibilities for scenarios.

    Cheers,

    Thomas

    #66946
    Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Participant

    Hi Shaun,

    Yes, we play Armati 2 probably 30 to 40 times a year. Our group has over 30 different armies from Biblicals to Renaissance. I myself have a Greek Hoplite army, and Burgundians late medieval, early Renaissance.   I have some extra units of pike for them and some Landsknechts so I can use this army for a later French one. In the lead pile is a late Roman army that is up after these.

    Cheers,

    Thomas

    #66948
    Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Participant

    Thanks for the welcome Kyoteblue, nice to see you here. 

    #66949
    Rod Robertson
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Yikes and egads! Oh no! The Illudium-PU-36 Space Modulator! He brought the Illudiun-PU-36 Space Modulator. He brought it here! We’re all going to disappear in a ka-boom; an Earth shattering ka-boom! Woe is upon us!

    Hello Thomas Moore and welcome aboard. I hope that after just over 500 years of searching you have finally found your “Utopia”! Gotta love that 15th/16th Century humour! An Ancient gamer who plays WWII as well and a fellow Canuck. Outstanding!

    Cheers and good gaming.

    Rod Robertson.

    #67015
    Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Participant

    Thanks for the welcome Rod, another one I used to see in the lounge!

    Yes, I use him for my signature on various forms along with wrgmr1. That way gamers will recognize me. Ha! My favorite character from Bugs Bunny is actually Foghorn Leghorn, but he’s not really a gaming type figure. What part of our beloved country are you in? Ontario?

    Cheers,

    Thomas

    #68564
    trynda1701
    trynda1701
    Participant

    Hi all. Another newbie here. Heard about the place on TMP a couple of months back.

    Gaming since the mid 80s, when someone at work brought in AD&D, this led to the FASA Trek RPG, which led to a local wargames club, and the FASA Starship Combat Simulator!

    Mainly SF thru the FASA games I usually played, although I’ve also played Full Thrust, Battletech (original and the Clix version too), and occasional tried a game or two of other periods for a change, although never followed up any interest on them. So SF it is! Although I don’t get to play these days, still painting up starship minis on occasion too!

     

    Still looking around the place, glad to be here.

    "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me TWICE? INCOMING! " - Old Klingon proverb!

    #68574

    McKinstry
    Participant

    Welcome. There are quite a few folks doing Trek games and even more doing spaceships in general, Just in and show us some eye candy!

    Never wrestle with a pig. You both get muddy and the pig just likes it.

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