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  • in reply to: Getting distracted #165540
    Benjamin Cato
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    I just pretend I am an over worked project manager with many projects, some of which are not progressing. 🙂

    in reply to: Warlord Games Epic black powder #165275
    Benjamin Cato
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    I must admit that I was very tempted with the Epic Napoleonic armies and really liked the concept. But when I sat down and did a comparison with the Pendraken range Pendraken has more options and flexibility for the game table size I have.

    It is a great concept and I think that it will generate a lot of interest.

    in reply to: Ever Happy? #161912
    Benjamin Cato
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    I agree with Phil Dutre – my taste in rules has changed over time.

    I find that I just like rules to be simple and easy to remember. When I was young I would quite happily go into all sorts of detail but now not so much. 🙂

    But just to be contrary,  I would also happily play the WRG rules of my youth if I still had any copies.

    Benjamin Cato
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    Hi Jim,

    I have both the PSC 10mm Soviets and Pendraken Falklands British. I think they go fine together, although the detail on the Pendraken figures is much better than on the PSC ones. The PSC plastic only has quite soft detail.

    Soviets on left  🙂 – ignore my poor painting skills for the British

    comparison of the two MANPAD figures

    And if you meant the vehicles – I don’t have any British tanks

    APCs

    Hopefully the above comes out alright.

     

    in reply to: Rock paper scissors as dice mechanics #156878
    Benjamin Cato
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    Very hard to use if you are playing solo.

    in reply to: How would you rate WWII fighters? #153705
    Benjamin Cato
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    As a way of comparing aircraft the one plane that flew in all the major theatres was the Hurricane, so if the Hurricane is a 2 then you can compare all fighters that fought the Hurricane directly or flew at the same time as the Hurricane and then use this as a starting point for subsequent aircraft.

    Of course how “thick” are the bands? Is it meant to be a bell curve or just linear?

    in reply to: Space battles the game I’ve never played #148155
    Benjamin Cato
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    Thank you.  I had not heard of The Eylau Sequence. It looks very interesting.

    in reply to: Space battles the game I’ve never played #148151
    Benjamin Cato
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    I agree that trying to create a “realistic” wargame in space is very difficult.  To get around the logistical nightmares of moving and supplying large ships full of humans I am thinking of a war between different von Neumann fleets – so machines vs machines.

    One scenario is an alien probe being detected coming into the solar system and heading for the asteroid belt where it starts to build a base.

    Earth then responds by building and sending out its own fleet to attack the base.

    Alternative scenarios  are two alien  probes from different builder civilisations entering the same solar system and building bases with a race to build up their defences and/or attack forces or competing corporations mining in the asteroid belt.

    I can still have ships, fortresses, marines, etc. they will just all be machines.

    I can even have capital ships, cruisers and destroyers – just that a dreadnaught class ship may only be 1 or 2 metres long. 🙂 and robot marines may only be 6-10mm high.

    in reply to: Experimenting with 3mm #146583
    Benjamin Cato
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    This is very very clever. Very impressive.

    Benjamin Cato
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    Like most others I dont have a fixed budget but having the kids grown up gives me a lot more money.

    But time is the biggest constraint. I try to paint everything I buy but have to admit I am a few purchases behind.

    in reply to: Is This A Proto Dalek? #145480
    Benjamin Cato
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    Certainly has the same problem with steps.

    Benjamin Cato
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    Soldier is a classic cult film. So bad it is great.

    Bought the DVD for $5.  The kids hate it so it is fun to annoy them with it.

    I don’t know how you could game it but it is worth watching just to get terrain ideas for the backgrounds.

    in reply to: Facility X #145117
    Benjamin Cato
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    A very clever scenario and fantastic AAR.

    The terrain is great as well.

    A couple of ideas to borrow here.

     

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