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27/07/2017 at 18:03 #68582
Still looking around the place, glad to be here.
Glad to have you!27/07/2017 at 18:31 #68592
Always good to see new members !!08/12/2017 at 03:43 #78197
I am reminded how much I love this site!08/12/2017 at 13:06 #78226
It used to be a well kept secret, but I think TWW is now fairly widely known, & respected, as a decent & functioning wargames’ site.
Like most things in life, it’s down to the people involved & there are a good crowd here. TWW: long may it run!
donald27/05/2018 at 19:25 #92118Gattamalata Il Condottiero MagnoParticipant
I have returned…27/05/2018 at 20:11 #92122Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
Or should that be “Crikey!” ?27/05/2018 at 23:19 #92126
I have returned…
I didn’t know you’d gone. 😉28/05/2018 at 02:14 #92129Gattamalata Il Condottiero MagnoParticipant
I have returned…
I didn’t know you’d gone.
Mr. Insensitivity…28/05/2018 at 04:43 #92134Hafen von SchlockenbergParticipant
You fellows should stop poking yourselves in the eye.28/05/2018 at 08:01 #92139
You fellows should stop poking yourselves in the eye.
if you start talking about motes, I’ll be going……
donald13/08/2018 at 13:00 #96797MattHParticipant
Hi all, I finally got round to registering after lurking here for a while. I recently came back to miniatures gaming after a short 20 year break. I mostly do naval stuff, but dabble in other areas too. Recent projects, which I will post pics of at some point, have been late 19th century naval, Missile Threat (cold war air combat) and Gaslands.24/12/2018 at 04:03 #106288Dal GavanParticipant
My name’s my user name, so that’s taken care of. Also known as “Spanner” many years ago. I’ve been gaming since I was 13, starting with Airfix figures and Charles Grant rules. Now, too many years later, I mainly use 15mm/18mm for ancients and the mid-18th century (Grant’s rules again). But also have some 28mm stuff for Saga, Napoleonic and SYW skirmish, Wings of War/Wings of Glory WWI and Perry’s excellent Wars of the Roses figures. There’s even some 1/300 WWII, though they haven’t had a run in 10+ years, and some /2400 ironclads. I will have a go at anything, though, and we have a small group in the Canberra area that has played everything from Dark Ages to 1970’s on land, sea and air games.
Then there’s board wargames, though I haven’t played any in years.
Background- Aussie, 24 years in the Army (vast majority in the ARA) as an infantryman then an electronics technician with RAEME. Since retiring from the ARA I’ve tended to stay in the Defence world (aka “The Black Hole” or the “Purple People Eater”), either as a technician or as a technical writer. Failed my first try at retiring (I’m ashamed to say I’m not as lazy as I hoped), so I’m back as a contracted technical writer.
Dal.24/12/2018 at 07:39 #106292
How very nice to see you here, Dal. I will value your expertise as well as good company. Alas, I’m still asking daft questions.
BTW I think you should only retire when you have to.
slainte, donald24/12/2018 at 10:24 #106302Not Connard SageParticipant
Welcome aboard Dal. I used to enjoy your Spanner and Yank site back in the day 🙂
Obvious contrarian and passive aggressive old prat, who is taken far too seriously by some and not seriously enough by others.11/01/2019 at 05:04 #107291jeff fearnowParticipant
I am finally here, thanks to Nordic Weasel endlessly pestering me…
Kidding. I’m a G+ refugee looking for a home and Ivan pointed out that TWW doesn’t suck.
But riddle me this: trying to customize my profile….as soon as i tap ‘Update’ it tells me 404: no such website as https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/profile/fearnow/edit/
What am I doing wrong?
Just this guy, you know?11/01/2019 at 05:07 #107292BanditParticipant
I am finally here, thanks to Nordic Weasel endlessly pestering me… Kidding. I’m a G+ refugee looking for a home and Ivan pointed out that TWW doesn’t suck.
Welcome! TWW indeed does not suck!
I’m sure Mike will be along in not too long to address your quandary.
The Bandit11/01/2019 at 07:48 #107294
Hi. Thanks for joining. What is it you are trying to do?
I can see you have uploaded an image. Could you drop me an e-mail please?23/04/2019 at 11:08 #113101BeardgoblinParticipant
Hello all, new in town!
Been an rpg/mini’s gamer for… well, a long time (uh, since ’82). Been dabbling in this and that ever since, another serial starter, not so much finisher! Last finished thing I had was an Eldar army, mid-late 90’s.
Interests are largely sci-fi and fantasy, though the latter has been a bit stale for me these last 20 years or so.
Ironic, perhaps, that its fantasy that brings me here – by way of Jagannaths 15mm sci fi over on LAF (lurker), the converted monk/priest led me to the Croms Anvil store, that led to unexpected fantasy enthusing, staying up way late reading chronicles and 40 page threads here, buying Burning Sands, reading through and then ordering a bunch of Croms Anvil stuff 🙂
“…serial starter, not so much finisher! ” Maybe this time can be different…23/04/2019 at 11:12 #113103Angel BarracksModerator
Ironic, perhaps, that its fantasy that brings me here – by way of Jagannaths 15mm sci fi over on LAF (lurker), the converted monk/priest led me to the Croms Anvil store, that led to unexpected fantasy enthusing, staying up way late reading chronicles and 40 page threads here, buying Burning Sands, reading through and then ordering a bunch of Croms Anvil stuff
Welcome, I have a feeling I like you!!
😀23/04/2019 at 13:00 #113121BeardgoblinParticipant
I have a feeling I like you!!
Well, if I like what I see when my order arrives (and looking at all the pics and post of/about them I’ve absorbed this past few days, why wouldn’t I?!), its payday next Tuesday, and them desert buildings look mighty fine…23/04/2019 at 15:11 #113131Darkest Star GamesParticipant
Welcome Beardgoblin! Can’t wait to see what you get up to!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."11/09/2019 at 16:38 #12189312/09/2019 at 18:42 #122000Aotrs CommanderParticipant
Hello TWW! I am Aotrs Commander (Commadore Bleakbane to some). (My screen name is the same as pretty much anywhere on the internet, so of you have seen an Aotrs Commander somewhere, it’s probably me…) I run Aotrs Shipyards, designing and selling 3D printed models, primarily 144th (10 or 12mm depending on who you talk to) modern armour (the work side of work!) and starships and 144th scifi ground forces (the fun side of work!) I’m based in Derby in the UK, which is about as central as it gets.
(For any of you smart enough to see the name and run before the incoming endless stream of text, well done; the rest of you, I’m afraid you’re about to learn that I do love the sight of my own typing and brevity is rarely a trait I display…!)
Aotrs stands for Army Of The Red Spear, a high-tech spacefaring major power composed primarily of Spirit-Bound liches, which is perhaps categorised best as being a near paragon of Lawful Evil. It is pronounced, for the record “a” as in ‘hay’ – “oat-ers” and so frequently misspelled over the many years as Ators or Aorts (the former often by UshCha – already a member of these board and one who you’ll also likely see more often) who really should know better, considering the good twenty-five years they’ve been around… Yes, the Aotrs is aware that you don’t typically add in words like “of” and “the” into the anacronym, but Lord Death Despoil hasn’t gotten to force his own space-faring superpower from the humble Medievial technology level without a lot of foresight, including what exactly the running jokes would be if it was ARS, because he just KNEW everyone would be adding that extra vowel…
(Also? Makes it hella unique!)
I am, essentially, defecting to TWW from TMP, where I have been posting stuff for about six years, apparently on checking. To cut a long story short, a recent policy change was made and on top of it not being popular, it was poorly advertised (well, honestly, actively buried); being a Lawful sort of Evil person, I posted a head’s up a couple of the Facebook groups I’m part of and the responces of “that still exists?” “Left there years ago!” and general almost unilateral negative commentary of the site made me think that, regardless of said policy, I was perhaps wasting my time there, since apparently, most of my target audiences have already stopped going. I was, in fact, suggested by no less than three commenters this website, so here I am.
I have a webshop at Shapeways, which for the first few years of doing this, was my only outlet, but as they get more difficult and less interested in the modelling side and as my home FDM printer is now putting out arguably better quality prints, I’m slowly moving over to entry and encourage people to buy from me directly, which is not only a good deal less expensive than Shapeways, but nets me more pennies! I am still working on my direct sales catalogue, given that in order to price them for the home printer, I have to print each and every one of the 300+ models I have again (or for the first time!), and log the time – in-between the normal stuff like making regularly monthly releases and doing comissions and stuff. (I’ve been at in about a year now and I’m JUST about done with the moderns, but have yet to make a start on all the scifi…!) I have only this year finally made a facebook page, which I update with releases and stuff and the in-progress catalogue (which at least shows everything I have got, even if its not all gort prices yet!) on the Aotrs Shipyards Task Force group. (Which is a bit of a cumbersome way to do it, but Facebook’s arcane structure wouldn’t let me put up a file for people to download in any other way… And while Facebook itself has a product catalogue, I have thus far only kept up putting on the new releases, addng the older products on there will be another mammoth task!
Starships are where my true interest lies, and where this all started. I joke with Jon and Ground Zero Games that he wasn’t making starfleets fast enough, so I started making my own. (Between me and my mates, we do, in fact, have the majority of every starship GZG had ever produced.) I personally have about 1500 starships and 2000 fighters, a number which I can approximate only because I had to make a spreadsheet to track them all. Between us, we have about 40 starfleets (about 30 of them mine alone). I have an increasing number of ground armies to go with them (about ten thus far!)
I spent fifteen years writing my own set of starship rules, Accelerate and Attack! Aeons of War, which you can get from Wargames Vault, which I like to consider a spiritual successor to Full Thrust, only with D20s, not D6s, no orders, tech levels and a great deal more tactically demanding. It is designed for people to design their own ships and fleets for whatever genre they want and can pretty much broadly model anything. Groundside, I tend to play Maneouvre Group (also on Wargames Vault) which is UshCha’s set of WW2-Moderns rules (best described, I always say, as a “tactics simulator”) that I shamelessly pervert into scifi. I also very infrequently play BattleTech (or at least the hideous hybrid of BattleTech bolted onto Manouvre Group[sup]1[/sup]).
On the RPG side, I also play with a long-running group (like thrity-years-long) on a Monday and four day games scattered throughout the year, where I tend to do the majority of the DMing (bare majority), and where we play mostly either a) a hideous mutant hybrid of D&D 3.5 and Pathfinder termed 3.Aotrs of b) an eldritch-horror-level-blend of three editions of Rolemaster and two of Spacemasters the Likes Of Which Man Was Not Meant To Know.
As you may sort of gathered from that, a) I vastly prefer crunch-heavy systems to mechanics-lite in my RPGs and b) I have a complusive obsession to tinker with rules such that no set of rules i have ever used for an RPG or a wargame has ever survived without at least some level of houserules, no, not even the starsip rules I wrote myself.
Ideally, I would like to play wargames every week too, at our club’s Thursday session, but my oppo has been unable to make it most weeks this year, unfortunately, so I’ve done little outside of the shows me and UshCha put on as the KB Club at conventions.
Those of you who have made it to the bottom of this post, well done! You can rest fearful in the knowledge i’m likely to do it again in the near future, though probably everyone outside the sci-fi and to a lesser degree the moderns boards (where I tend to be briefer…!) can probably relax more…!
[sup]1[/sup]BT, which is what I consider my most “casual” game, translater to having over a 140 mechs, not including the twenty or so I’ll be getting from the lastest Catalyst Labs kickstarter…12/09/2019 at 19:57 #122009
Welcome fellow refugee.27/01/2020 at 10:21 #130373George ChambersParticipant
I’ve been a member and lurked on the Wargames Web site forum for a while but have finally decided to take part and comment on a few threads on the General board because the topics and quality of debate are very interesting.
I’ve been gaming for over 30 years now, starting with Warhammer 40K (the first edition) then moving into historical gaming and just about everything else. These days I do a lot of skirmish gaming in 28/32mm but I also occasionally play big battle games and dabble in smaller figure sizes or even play the odd boardgame now and again.
Right now my two favourite games are probably Judge Dredd/Strontium dog (I’m a big 2000AD fan) and Thud and Blunder. Last year I also played a bit of 7TV Apocalypse and Kill team. My all-time favourite skirmish game is Pulp Alley, which I used to pay a lot of and will always return to from time to time.
In terms of Historical games I like Dark Age, Napoleonic, WW2 and modern gaming, mostly done with “crunchy” big skirmish rules like Chain of Command or Sharp Practice although I still like to use Warhammer Ancients for my Dark Age games and do bigger battles with it.
Although most of my figure collection is 28mm I have a fair amount of 20mm and 15mm stuff. Although I’ve been interested in sizes smaller than 15mm in the past I find smaller figures much less fun to paint so I don’t have a lot of interest in collecting 10mm or 6mm figs these days.
I’m looking forward to making the odd comment or post on the WWS forums and maybe even posting some pics of my figs (if I can learn how to).
All the best,
George.27/01/2020 at 11:13 #130385
Thanks for joining, check out THIS LINK for how to make use of some of the features of TWW.27/01/2020 at 11:15 #130386willzParticipant
Welcome to the forum George.02/07/2020 at 03:33 #139371
Hello, just signed up and thought I would introduce myself.
I’ve been into miniature wargaming for around 15 years. I found the hobby in my mid thirty’s and found it was a perfect match for me because it allows me to combine history, gaming, crafting etc. I have a small group of friends that also play but they aren’t heavy into the hobby side so I end up building/painting most things we play.
I’m fond of small scale games, I’ve done most of my stuff in 6mm but recently I’ve working with 10mm and I really enjoy the scale. What they say about 10mm is true, small enough that you still paint for mass effect but big enough to see details. I really love that about 10mm and I think going forward it will be my preferred scale. And because in my group I end up buying, painting crafting everything I get to choose the scale I want to work with so nobody argues with me haha.
My current project is Battle of the Bulge, I have an American airborne force on order with Pendraken that I’m eagerly awaiting and in the meantime trying my hand at crafting foam buildings.
Areas of interest are; WW2, WW1, Ancients, American Civil War. Also recently Napoleonic wargaming has caught my eye after learning about The Wargaming Company’s ESR. It looks like a easy way to jump into naps for newbies, plus the company is based in my home state of Minnesota which is a bonus.
I look forward to getting to know everyone!02/07/2020 at 03:46 #139372BanditParticipant02/07/2020 at 05:18 #139374
Thanks Bandit, I really like The Wargaming Company approach with ESR keep up the good work!02/07/2020 at 08:04 #139384WhirlwindParticipant
Welcome, Battleback. There is some good 10mm stuff on the forum (although I prefer 6mm myself), like here for example.02/07/2020 at 14:48 #139417
Thanks Wirlwind!14/07/2020 at 00:03 #140272MuertoParticipant
I’m located in Australia and try to stick to 28mm, which I paint at a glacial pace. Hence I enjoy skirmish games like Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes, Frostgrave, Rogue Stars, Fistful of Lead, Gaslands, or at the largest figure count, Saga and Blood & Plunder.
This seems like a nice place. I might pop in occasionally and ask silly questions or give my 2 cents worth.
Cheers!14/07/2020 at 00:29 #140273Shaun TraversParticipant
Welcome Muerto! There are a number of us Aussies here on TWW.15/07/2020 at 00:08 #140347MuertoParticipant
Thanks Shaun! A welcoming place already.21/11/2020 at 14:28 #147200Tristan StasiulisParticipant
Here to introduce myself! I’ve been lurking here on and off for years now, but figured it was finally time to take the plunge and make an account! I’ve been wargaming since elementary school when we used to move around some of the OG GW plastic skeletons on a rock with a few D6 at lunch time! I’m mostly a co-op/solo gamer these days as I lost the taste for really competitive games after seeing folks chase the meta of tournament scenes. All of that to say, hello, glad to be here!21/11/2020 at 14:34 #14720204/03/2021 at 13:35 #153371Patrick TodoroffParticipant
Hello. Thanks for the add.
Patrick Todoroff here. Long-time RPG and tabletop war gamer. When I’m not at the game table, I’m in my studio hovering over custom stained glass commission or a repair and restoration job, or at my desk writing fiction, so I keep busy one way or another. I’m also fortunate to be the author of the Zona Alfa, Hardwired, and Nightwatch.
I’ve got separate sites/blogs for each, but seem to spend most of my time these days at the Stalker7.com fielding hobby content. Gaming-wise, I’ve been fortunate; half the members of our local group still meet up for a session or two each month. (Which has really helped preserve our sanity.)
I’ll stop burbling now. Thanks for letting me hang out. Looking forward to being here.04/03/2021 at 13:36 #15337313/08/2022 at 06:32 #176873The Red HobbitParticipant
Hello, I was searching for war gaming forums and TWW seems like a really nice place to join.
I started playing TTRPGs in the late 90s and then had my first run in with wargaming in the early 2000s when our local gaming shop started stocking 40k products and offering very reasonable sales to newcomers. I’ve loved wargaming ever since then and I’m also very fortunate that my wife enjoys it as well, although she prefers co-operative type games like Black Stone Fortress or Frost Grave.
My areas of interest include Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Historical wargaming, with Sci-Fi getting the lion’s share of time. These days my sci-fi wargaming is typically either Warhammer 40k or a tabletop Gundam game.
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