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14/09/2019 at 11:52 in reply to: Emperor of Ice – Sellswords and Spellslingers Campaign #122208
Brilliant campaign, thanks for sharing.
I must try some of your scenarios out as they look like fun.
Thanks, the FMS figures are what drew me in. I’ve seen some very nice Irregular figures painted up but the bare metal figures didn’t appeal. And being able to print hundreds of bases for little cost is great. The FMS range is worth it for the buildings alone I think (some painted examples soon) and 3d printing is getting pretty cheap now.
Yeah you are right about painting the pom poms different colours. The Guard with the red, stand out in my box vs the infantry and I found painting all the colours for each company very time consuming.
I’ve finished my first couple bases of French Foot artillery. I used a mix of limbers but will settle on the “Epic” series for the remaining bases (except what is on the painting block). I’m not super happy with these but the close ups are not very flattering!
Thanks for the informative response. I got a chance yesterday to read both, and I liked them rules which seem to have the right amount of detail(for me). From my reading the 2015 Advance to Cover are more complete, but I prefer the multiple dice approach of Platoon Advance to cover.
Looking at my figures I realise that now i need to get buying and painting as I have very few Germans. I haven’t start on my winter war stuff so I will go with early or late war France. I’m also looking for something suitable to play solo (rather than the usual just play both sides response) and the activation rules look like they suit it.
I’ve read you blog and I’m keen try some of your WW2 rules for solo gaming. They look great for an evening game and I figure i can setup board and come back to it when I have time. I also have a bunch of figures I brought to play the Winter war, but I never started due to a lack of rules.
Would it be easy to mix parts of “Advance to cover” and Platoon advance to cover” as I’m not super keen on a grid?
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Its been a while but I have managed to finish 4 base of Napoleonic French Guard – 2 Old and 2 Middle Guard.
The can also be used as Consular Guard in earlier periods, even though the flags are wrong. The figures are the FMS “2 to 1” figures which I printed a few of as samples, but wasn’t keen on the style, and they are a bit taller, so perfect as Old Guard. I sanded the top of the head slightly as they were cone shaped. I’ll also use some of the other samples as Austrian grenadiers as they had tall pointy hats.
I have switched to a fine foam flock instead of static grass and it looks better, but I just want to adjust the shade of green slightly.
The last photos shows my dice holders and for Grand Armee. Stronger units usually have a 10-11 Strength points, so I need 2 dice to represent that.
Great work and very inspirational. I’ll be copying a lot of this
There is a guy on ebay who used to sell them and they were used a lot by the 20mm Guild WW2 gamers. The models had recessed windows,doors and extra details added. Also I think they glued flock to the roofs to represent moss which looks very effective. Sorry I cant remember the name.
Wow that desert teddy bear mat is amazing.
Is the front of the base for the firing arcs?
Finally getting back into this, although the 3d printer has been going flat out. I’m printed 100 bases (200 strips) of infantry and 40 of artillery including limbers!
My 5mm dice arrived from China and I also printed a few test dice holder pieces for the bases. Looking at the OOBs most of the units need 2 dice instead of 1, so I will mostly print those. The Grand Armee rules uses unit strengths and the easiest method is to have dice on the base to show the strength.
Generally I will use them in the following way
Green = Russian
Yellow = Austrian
Orange (meant to be Red!) = British
Blue = French
White = mixed nations
Black = Prussians
Also here’s a photo showing the base with my plastic strip design. I will stick some magnetic strips down at the back so I can have removable unit labels for different battles. Obviously I’ll paint and flock up to the plastic strip.
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Here’s some photographs of the first completed Austrian bases. The white was hard to get right but it works from a distance and the are recognisable. Although its hard to tell, the skirmishers are a mix of line Infantry and Jaegers. I’m not happy about the white between the ranks but that will be a nightmare to try and fix I think!
Also I’m still working on the back of the bases. I made something as a dice holder but I’m not sure about how to do the labels. Originally I planned to just glue them on but looking at some OOBs there is a lot different in Corps between battles so that will not work. I might have to go down the magnetised label path.
The next files I tweaked from FMS was their infantry. I got some of the Epic infantry, chopped off their heads and added something resembling an Austrian helmet. This will work for Bavarians as well at this scale
And I printed some out (although its very hard to see the details, they are there!)
Thanks the photos are very useful. There used to be a site called “Fort Wargame” which had lots of good reference photos but it dropped off the internet.
I’ve also been modifying some for Forward March Studios designs to create different troop types. I imported some of the Epic infantry into Tinkercad and remove some of the figures and created different shaped bases of skirmishers. You can see some of the skirmishers earlier in this thread painted as Legere.
Now its time to start this project off properly. As I mentioned the plan is to build forces refight all the major European Napoleonic battles using Sam Mustafa’s “Grand Armee” rules.
I managed to find some storage boxes at the local “Made in Japan” shop so I picked up 2 colour co-ordinated boxes for each army – Yellow – Austrian, Blue – French , Red – British, and I have some clear boxes for other nations.
Also I chopped up about 120 40x40mm bases for the Infantry and Cavalry units and 40 20x40mm bases for the artillery. I don’t think it will be enough but it will keep me going.
Thanks, I agree although i have a lot of 6mm H&M figures.
After a few prints I decided that I prefer the “Epic” style of figures which are about 2.5mm. They are individual figures rather than a solid strip so it is easier to see the different figures. Also the printers lines “add” detail to the model sometimes. 🙂
Here’s a picture of a finished base (40mm square) modified slightly with a flag added. The skirmishers are based on the Epic infantry which i modified in Tinkercad. Each base will have 2 strips plus some Skirmishers or Generals or Wagons etc.
Thanks for looking
Thanks. It was my first game although I have played a lot of the “Songs” games.
BTW someone pointed out that they are Bugbears not Gnolls!
Nice figures well painted. I must confess when I saw the e-mail to tell me about the topic, a little bit of me was expecting a 6mm journey using your Greek stuff. Still very nice though! Props on the wizards orb.
Thanks, I have been known to do other scales, and my eyes aren’t up to 6mm fantasy skirmish.
The orb is just a sparkly bead – no paint and it looks great
Reaper makes baby dragons which are a great size for 6mm. Search for
The plastic bones ones are not bad and better value
I can’t believe its been 5 months since the last update 🙁
But I have painted more figures and here is another 4 units of Bavarian infantry finished. I’m working my way through an entire corp of Bavarians for the 1870 rules and have almost finished the rest.
Yellow facings (4th or 8th regiment)
Black facings (2nd or 11th regiment)
Rose Red facings (5th or 7th regiment)
Dark Green facings (13th or 14th regiment)
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A bit of threadomancy here. I have finished this army (after the great Photobucket debacle) but have not posted any updates online for a while. But I have finally added a gallery to my 6mm Wargaming website here
I’ll add the second part with Infantry and lighter stuff in a couple of weeks
Thanks, I forgot I have Space 1899 kicking round so I will look at those as well.
I actually brought When the Navy walked. Only $5 for a pdf which is very reasonable. I found this preview and I like the sound of the rules.
Now the hard bit, getting 2 armies for it. I have FPW Germans and French with a lot of Germans already painted so I can add some VSF units. I’m also keen to add some non human forces which will be dinosaurs and riders from Microworld games, and/or 6mm Quar (which I have always admired).
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The printer I got cost $200 NZ which is about 100 euros. It is good for terrain and bigger models but fine details is a stretch if you want to make masters. Once I got it dialed it I have it running. Also the cleanup of prints is no worse than resin models and of course you can make as many as you want!
But I still enjoy making stuff with my hands instead of cleaning up 3d prints One of my projects is some Star wars legion terrain with a mix of 3d accessories and scratch built pieces.
I definitely prefer to scratch build although it is more time consuming, and I have less time! I brought a 3d printer so i can print the little details for buildings which tends to speed it up. But 3d printing is also time consuming distraction.
Those skip bins are nice and perfect for my modern scenery. I’ll have to adds some to my next order.
Next is a single unit of Prussian Hussars. Nice bright uniforms and these denote the 1st regiment
Prussian Dragoons. Nice bright uniforms but I probably should have used a different shade of blue to the Bavarians!
I havent played them to be honest. They look okay ut its worth the price just for the amazing scenarios and info
Agreed the Bavarians are very colourful. I need to give them some flags to fninish them off.
Next is a couple units of Prussian Uhlans. In the 1870 rules it is only 2 bases per cavalry unit and I have gone with 4 figures per base for light cavalry and 5 figures per base for Heavy cavalry.
They are pretty quick to paint being small units so I can usually paint a few at a time.
The bases are 30mm. I use 1.5 strips of figures for the frontage.
WW2 and post WW2 civilian vehicles are something that is always asked for. eg
Mercedes SL sedans
Citreon Traction Avant
Opel Civilian Version 1937 Olympia
18 wheeler tractor and trailer
Also pontoon bridges from different eras
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I really wanted to improve my work and I noticed a lot of wargames building don’t have the extra little details. The link I posted earlier really made me think about those.
And here’s the finished Barn. With a gate from one of the model railway wall sets (it is actually a iron wall section).
With a finger for scale!
And it looks like I forgot to add something like a decal to the sign
I hope you enjoyed the thread. I have some old Airfix buildings to pimp next
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