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  • in reply to: New Blackpowder RPG game, “Fantasy Cajuns” #156160
    Andrew Beasley
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    Not sure how I missed this in the last few months.

    Wowsers kind of sums it up!

     

    in reply to: Chrome Hammer: Ascension – Campaign Turn 1 #156159
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Not sure that you are selling the game to its best you know – losing a guy like that – no good advertising :-).

    Thanks for the write up – no fist fights seem to be a good rule – wonder if you will stick to it…

    As for re-using ideas – I wonder if there are any new game ideas left???

     

    in reply to: WFB – Long term plans #156157
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    I think I secretly wanted to do 10mm, but just had to get some 28mm old GW just to be sure.

    Wait a couple of years till the new ‘old hammer’ comes out from GW – you may be tempted if the cost is right…

    I do agree about the table though – the smaller figures do look ‘right’ on a smaller sized table and WOW on larger ones.

    in reply to: Are there Red Sonja novels? #156033
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    If you are after a female lead try The Black Magician series by Trudi Canavan.

    No sword play and the female lead is young but plays a key and changing roll through the books.

    in reply to: Bonnie Blue Flag fast play ACW – a test game #156032
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Hmm, long time since my D20s have seen the light – a big surprise.

    I wonder how it fits smaller tables?  Not convinced the house is 24′ let alone the table!  Do you think the movement and firing (esp the ‘ahead only’) would scale down for 6/10mm figures or does it need 13/15mm or above?

    Thanks for the write up and play through.

     

    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    My Mini Factory (here) handles both STL files and physical models while supporting crowd funding.

    Etsy is my daughters regular ‘go to’ for RPG figures after local shops.

    Maybe see if a traditional retailer would stock the line? 4 Ground are doing this for MDF (here) and have an interesting collection.

    As for printer ownership – have a look at makexyz if you want to dip your toe into retailing but not wanting to handle the mess at the start.

     

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #155614
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Nice and brutish.

     

    in reply to: WFB – Long term plans #155557
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    I’ve not seen them but this shows the command dark elves compared to other figures and they look large.

    Maybe keep a search running on eBay and see if any show up?

     

    in reply to: Sources for 15mm Aliens #155556
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    CP Models have a mixed set of 15mm Sci-Fi but I think the Space Ogres may fit your needs.

    The site is a bit limited but currently (April 2021) this link here should take you direct to them.

    No idea of the actual size though but this blog post shows them with GZG 15mm NSL troops.

     

    in reply to: WFB – Long term plans #155393
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    How about some of the Prince August ‘cast your own‘ range?

    They are mainly 25mm so maybe too small but there is a small range of larger elves now.

     

    in reply to: A Whole New World #155392
    Andrew Beasley
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    Beats the heck out of my old scribbled notes and drawings.

    Bet they would not cope with a quick bake in the oven to age them though 🙂

    in reply to: All at Sea – The Trafalgar Collection Review #155294
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Gor gee ous

     

    in reply to: Need suggestions on how to make town walls. #155243
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    How about BBQ skewers?

    Thicker than toothpicks and easy to cut with a knife or even micro saw.

    in reply to: Whimsy #155233
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Dry brushing 1:1 scale?

    in reply to: Black Library- 40k novels on Humble Bundle #155210
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Nooooo….

    I’ve still got two to read from the last offer! And the local library is allowing browsing again.

     

    in reply to: Tilea (a Warhammer Campaign) #155053
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    It’s a font kerning issue as the ‘I’ is slid left under the ‘L’.

    Odd kerning

    There are a few issues like this very visible on iPads 🙁 and with no font selection it’s one to live with unless Mike changes the default font…

     

    (Sorry forgot the pic).

    in reply to: All at Sea – Completing the Heavyweight Punch #154848
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Hi, What a fantastic project – hugely impressed. Sorry if this is referred to in earlier posts on your blog, but where did you get the clear bases from? I have been looking for something similar for my 1:600 WW2 coastal forces, and these look like they would suit perfectly.

    Not sure if they are the ones used here but Warbases have clear acrylic ones here

     

    in reply to: Epic figures go onto the table #154816
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    The cut bases work very well with your troops. Given the strips where put together to simplify casting I wonder why they put the edge gaps in? Tradition maybe?

    Hope folk new to the game see your post esp. the ‘play not paint’ fix to the classic collecting problem.

    It’s interesting to see quite a few players dropping down to two bases for a regiment – wonder if it will make it into the next set of rules as an option 🙂

    in reply to: Alien Blobs #154737
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Maybe something along the cabachon eyes that are now available?

    Not sure these would work:

    but the lightest or closest red one of these may:

    in reply to: Alien Blobs #154707
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Obviously I need more English lessons 🙂

    I actually wanted to say ‘Maybe printing one large eye on paper would be worth trying to see if that looks better’

    Please ignore the pins in that sentence.

    in reply to: How tall are the Reapers Meerkat familiars? #154706
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Anything from these 15mm fantasy figs you could use https://www.magistermilitum.com/scale.html?cat%5B0%5D=59679&cat%5B1%5D=59937 ?

     

    in reply to: Five Parsecs from Home 3E First Game! #154640
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Not a great start but it can only go up from here!  Next time, make sure the lower level characters are wearing red.

    Loved the buildings but the best bit had to be the green / yellow tree on the roof – looks like a Woodland Scenics armature but the colour tweak really works.

    in reply to: How many 6mm on one 80x40mm base #154636
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Depends if the strips of figures you buy cut easily or not.

    Some of the 6mm figures I’ve had where so close together I could not cut the strip apart to fill the base so went with what would fit!

     

    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    I’ve fallen back to paper for one hour wargames (each unit takes 15 hits to remove) and colouring the edges of bases to identify the units (e.g. red / blue infantry etc) and been happy with that.

    I’ve wondered about dropping down to two / three ‘hits’ per unit as I’ve found my plastic rings again and have fire / smoke markers for more modern games.

    How do you find the Battle boards?  I’ve had my eye on them since they came out and noticed you can buy them without the boards direct from Perry Miniatures.  My only concern is the fixed scenery – totally in the wrong place for ALL of the 30 provided scenarios!

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #154544
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Any reason to have the horses on separate bases rather than one long one?

    I had some old ‘cowboy’ wagons where the horses could be removed for the classic ‘circle the wagons’ manoeuvre if needed but the fuss of moving two bits for one element outweighed this advantage.

    in reply to: No More Plastics #154543
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Strange 🙂

    I started wargaming with Airfix 1/72 plastic figures and kits but this was after using metal figures for D&D games so I’ve never really thought about the difference.  As long as the cast is clean (I hate cleaning up figures) then I’m not fussed.

    I do get wound up painting figures I’m not keen on but doing it for family or as part of a set (hence skirmish is more my go-to now).

    in reply to: Alien Blobs #154317
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    The right-most blob with the three eyes in a row looks the best but I can understand the reluctance to put them on.

    Maybe at the end of a pseudo-pod rather than the head?

    Would one big eye work?  Tempted to try one with paper???

     

    in reply to: Necromunda in 15mm #154209
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Great board.

    That top level is going to be a pain to storm – bags my team hold it 🙂

    in reply to: When wargames shows start again. #154143
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    No shows this year even if they are available.  Not sure if it’s an ‘English’ thing but a lot of the shows remind me of rugby scrums with less personal hygiene on a good day so the thought of post COVID crowds for a short game or two put me off.

    My lead pile is still too high and the odd gaps in things I’m pottering with are well covered by U.K. suppliers at the moment – Brexit has impacted my imports 100% so I’ll let things settle post carrier issues and EU VAT changes before PayPal goes across the water.

    in reply to: “Free” round 20mm textured bases… #154087
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    What, wine comes in something other than boxes or tins???

    Seriously though, neat idea – do they sit flat OK?

    in reply to: Game aids I made for Feudal Patrol Aztec games #154065
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    That’s dedication to a wonderful set of figures.  No way would I have the patience to sort things away each time TBH.

    You Sir, have my applause!

     

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #154050
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    I would chicken out and ask politely if stripes are wanted – may earn a brownie point or two.

    Nah just bought her a gothic style chaos star necklace to compliment her purple and black dice tray with felt inlay with a chaos star on it.

    Ah a bit of bribery – wise wise man 🙂

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #154015
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    … Samantha can paint her own stripes. Tell her it will be empowering. 🙂

    Says the guy whose footer starts We get slapped around…

    I would chicken out and ask politely if stripes are wanted – may earn a brownie point or two.

     

    Anyway – I like the result. A great solid block of big stompy things to trample the tiny humies.

    in reply to: Alien Blobs #153877
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Gross in a good way !?!

    Should aliens have red blood though – well at least before lunch?

    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Missed this first time around – sorry.

    I wonder, have you thought about adapting the old Metamorphosis Alpha game?  The original is available in PDF if you do not want the latest version.

    in reply to: DIY Printable Hex mat? #153848
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Possibly something on https://www.wargamevault.com/

    For example this has a hex Battlemat and is ‘pay what you want’ (even though the author says zero is fine I would feel honour bound to pay for the work).

     

    in reply to: Alien Blobs #153847
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    When I saw the poster my mind jumped to the Land Ironclad Olympians from Germy and Brigade:

    Olympian (6mm)

    but your result is a world away and lots more fun!

    in reply to: Old school Warhammer fanzine #153803
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Just got an email back from Ángel, they are planning to release a high-res printable version soon (no date though).

    Given the size and colour, I hope it’s via a print service else DoxDirect could well be getting more of my money!

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #153727
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Fantasy is in the figures – not the mind?  Please discuss

    I’m happy to have hordes of humans running around and the odd ‘invisible’ magic spell but nothing beats a special figure or two.  For me – giants or dragons where the go-to figures to lift a game in my imagination.

    Those mounts are going to be useless in a fist fight though (OK – I’ll get my hat and coat)…

    in reply to: My First Time #153724
    Andrew Beasley
    Participant

    Fancy using PayPal – obviously too complex for them.  You should have sent a carrier pigeon and a postal order.

    It’s not hard to have your ordering system do such messages for you and it helps you keep track of what stage an order is at. I could understand many many years ago when basic shopping cart systems had to be built by hand on your website but even a simple ‘thanks for your order’ by hand crafted email would not have gone a miss.

    Name and shame (once you get your money back) – without this others could hit the same problem and the company never learns.

     

     

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