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  • #68582
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Still looking around the place, glad to be here.

    Glad to have you!

    #68592
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Always good to see new members !!

    #78197
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    I am reminded how much I love this site!

    #78226
    Deleted User
    Member

    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!

     

    donald

    #92118

    I have returned…

     

    #92122

    Huzzah!

    Or should that be “Crikey!” ? 

    #92126
    Deleted User
    Member

    I have returned…

    I didn’t know you’d gone. 😉

    #92129

    I have returned…

    I didn’t know you’d gone. 😉

    Mr. Insensitivity…

     

     

    #92134

    You fellows should stop poking yourselves in the eye. 

    #92139
    Deleted User
    Member

    You fellows should stop poking yourselves in the eye.

    if you start talking about motes, I’ll be going……

    donald

    #96797
    MattHMattH
    Participant

    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.

    #106288
    Dal GavanDal Gavan
    Participant

    G’day.

    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.

    Cheers.

    Dal.

    #106292
    Deleted User
    Member

    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, donald

     

    #106302
    Not Connard SageNot Connard Sage
    Participant

    Welcome aboard Dal. I used to enjoy your Spanner and Yank site back in the day 🙂

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

    #107291
    jeff fearnowjeff fearnow
    Participant

    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?

    #107292
    BanditBandit
    Participant

    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.

    Cheers,

    The Bandit

    #107294
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    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?

    [email protected]

    #113101
    BeardgoblinBeardgoblin
    Participant

    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…

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    #113103
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    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!!

    😀

    #113121
    BeardgoblinBeardgoblin
    Participant

    Welcome,

    Cheers!

    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…

    #113131
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    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..."

    #121893
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Big welcome to all the new members.
    Just a few things, keep it polite and games related, feel free to post about new releases even if they are yours, and have a good time.

    #122000
    Aotrs Commander
    Participant

    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 Group1).

    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…!

     

     

    1BT, 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…

    #122009
    kyotebluekyoteblue
    Participant

    Welcome fellow refugee.

    #130373
    George Chambers
    Participant

    Hi Folks,

    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.

     

    #130385
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Thanks for joining, check out THIS LINK for how to make use of some of the features of TWW.

    #130386
    willzwillz
    Participant

    Welcome to the forum George.

    #139371
    BattlebackBattleback
    Participant

    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!

    #139372
    BanditBandit
    Participant

    Hi there Battleback,

    Welcome to the community!

    Also: Wonderful to hear you’re interested in ESR Napoleonics. Always nice to hear of another gamer from Minnesota as well!

    Cheers,

    The Bandit

    #139374
    BattlebackBattleback
    Participant

    Thanks Bandit, I really like The Wargaming Company approach with ESR keep up the good work!

    #139384
    WhirlwindWhirlwind
    Participant

    Welcome, Battleback.  There is some good 10mm stuff on the forum (although I prefer 6mm myself), like here for example.

    https://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

    #139417
    BattlebackBattleback
    Participant

    Thanks Wirlwind!

    #140272
    MuertoMuerto
    Participant

    Hi all,

    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!

    #140273
    Shaun TraversShaun Travers
    Participant

    Welcome Muerto!  There are a number of us Aussies here on TWW.

    #140347
    MuertoMuerto
    Participant

    Thanks Shaun! A welcoming place already.

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