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  • in reply to: I'm so Happy I have TWW !! #19316
    Blackhat
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    It gives you a list of topic titles that have been updated – it is a list of “New posts since last visit”, not “unread posts” which means I don’t have to read any of them.

    I generally scan down the list (even if its 5 page) and see if I want to read anything.

    Then, when I next visit I get a new list….

    Mike

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    in reply to: I'm so Happy I have TWW !! #19309
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    I have to be a dissenting voice in that I don’t use the notification by email feature because the last thing I want is more email…

    I like the Lead Adventure Forum (and it is now my forum of choice because of this) because I can go there – click on new posts since I last visited and catch up regardless of whether it has been 2 hours or a week.

    Treefrog Treasures Toy Soldier forum also offers the same ability and it is something that I always disliked about TMP.

    Mike

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    in reply to: Just Tell the Truth! #18342
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    Okay, yes those are big!

    Mike

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    in reply to: Just Tell the Truth! #18302
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    And the question then comes – where were you measuring to? From the top of base to the eyes or the head or bottom of base to head or….

    Mike

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    in reply to: WSS Rules, what do you suggest? #16445
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    We use Beneath the Lily Banners. Unit sizes are:

    Infantry – 3 bases
    Cavalry 2 bases
    guns 1 base

    You need generals as well.

    We have quite happily played with 6 infantry, 3 cavalry and a couple of guns. It is a good size for Table Top TEaser style games.

    Mike

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    in reply to: Neil Thomas Napoleonics with Hexes AAR #16111
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    Norm – not actually my rules or my blog – I’ve just been trying them out.

    I played a second set of games of the Hex rules with a new opponent on Monday at the Guildford Wargames Club.

    The first game we tried out letting lines occupy 2 hexes(and managed to miss a couple of rules to do with command). The game was fairly close but in the end the British wore the french down and their advantage in cavalry told.

    In the second game, my opponent played the French again and we restricted lines to one hex (and remembered the other rules). Russ’s cavalry charged my rifles in about the 3rd turn and the rifles blew most of them away (which surprised Russ as they had done virtually nothing in the first game!). After that, the cavalry were eliminated quickly and the British cavalry superiority told again in a close victory for the British side.

    We played on a 12 x 12 hex layout and used the standard 8 unit army lists from Neil Thomas’s rules.

    Russ enjoyed the games and thought they worked well for a quick and simple game with some interesting decisions.

    Mike

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    in reply to: Neil Thomas Napoleonics with Hexes AAR #15685
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    Thanks – seen it suggested, in the end I’ve bought some single hexes to use as hills which will be a flat surface.

    I’m playing again next Monday to try out some amendments.

    Mike

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    in reply to: Use scenario books? #13567
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    I tend to use general scenario books such as “Scenarios for all Ages” and “Programmed Wargames Scenarios” as well as Table-top teasers from Battle magazine and Battlegames rather than Historical refights.

    I came to the conclusion a while back that I am happier playing a table top teaser with 8-10 units a side than trying to recreate Waterloo…

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    in reply to: How small would you go? #13137
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    I am actually drifting the other way into 54mm….

     

     

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    in reply to: Neil Thomas' One-Hour Wargames? #7977
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    Amazon are now quoting delivery as 20-24th September

     

     

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    in reply to: Rescuing my painting technique #6680
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    I also had cataract operations 3 years ago and found it changed my focal length so I can no longer hold a figure right in front of my eye.  I use a cheap set of magnifiers with a headband.  Can’t remember where I got them from but they were a lot cheaper than buying an Optivisor and they work absolutely fine.

    Having said that I’ve been painting 54mm with a size 3 brush recently…

     

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    in reply to: Block Mania #6679
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    I’ll post a WIP once I get started – I am thinking of building it into a pasting table with each side one of the blocks as they don’t need a lot of depth to the rooms…

     

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    in reply to: Boardgames I like … #6586
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    I’ve been playing Settlers of Catan once a month with the same group of (now ex-) work colleagues for over 8 years….

    Has to be the best value I’ve ever had from a game!

     

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    in reply to: Block Mania #6584
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    I’ve been playing this a bit as well.

     

    My next boardgame project, once the Heroquest one is done, is to make a 3d Block Mania board- I’ve been slowly collecting 2000AD miniatures and other suitable figures for it…

     

    Mike

     

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    Britains figures from pre WW1 so I could play Little Wars with the original figures H G Wells used…

     

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    Beneath the Lily Banners for WSS – it works and gives a good game.

     

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    in reply to: 3D Heroquest Project #5587
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    I have finally got back to my Heroquest project.

    It took a long time to get the MDF room floors from Sarissa and by the time I got them I’d moved onto some other things but I have dug them out and starting painting them up over the last week.

    Here are a couple of shots of the board laid out – not all rooms are painted yet.

    http://www.blackhat.co.uk/images/HQ/HQ1.jpg

    http://www.blackhat.co.uk/images/HQ/HQ2.jpg

    I am planning on painting all the walls, etc I have and then putting one final large order into Ainsty to complete it…

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    in reply to: World of Tanks #5560
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    Still learning how to play the Cromwell as it’s my first Medium tank – did quite well in the Covenanter and Crusader.

    I have stopped at Tier VI as at that point you start entering Tier 8 games and I found you die really quickly if you make a mistake.  My record with the AT8 has been appalling so far…

    I looked at War Thunder but it doesn’t run that well on my PC so left it – WOT has the combination of quick game play and arcade style that gives a fun game.

     

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    in reply to: World of Tanks #5447
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    I’ve been playing – it is a fun game and once you realise it isn’t an arcade game there are a lot of subtle options to it.

    My PC isn’t great but running the game on minimum settings with the render turned down I can get 22-25fps which is good enough to play.

    Been playing a lot of British tanks – favourite is the AT2 which I managed a Radley-Walters medal in (8 kills)  and I’m slowly learning how to play the Cromwell….

     

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    in reply to: Ancient Wargaming and Terrain (or lack of it) #3904
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    Henry,

    I agree that terrain features weren’t occupied until probably the 17th century, but the dense woods and hills have the effect of breaking up the single solid line of troops that so often feature in Ancient battles. To me, the ability to anchor a flank on something other than a table edge makes the game more interesting.

     

     

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    in reply to: Ancient Wargaming and Terrain (or lack of it) #3813
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    I am not trying to justify adding terrain to Ancient games, merely pointing out that I have realised why I don’t enjoy them.

    Any game which is simply a match up of troops on a featureless plain just doesn’t appeal to what I want from a game and I am very much a GAMER first.

    I also find a lot of Naval games uninteresting due to the same issues, though Age of Sail games do have wind and manouevring as an added complication.

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    in reply to: What no News? #3727
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    It’s August – things are quiet….

     

    I’m catching up on a big trade order and some moulds for other people before I will have chance to release anything new…

     

    Mike

     

     

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    in reply to: Ancient Wargaming and Terrain (or lack of it) #3718
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    I realise that I am making something of a sweeping generalisation about ancients, but it was a sudden revelation that made me realise why I have struggled with games in the past in this period.

    I also dislike more high level games which abstract the terrain – I guess I like my table to look a bit like a railway layout with lots of trees and hedges on it…

     

    Mike

     

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    in reply to: Why didn't the Zulus use bows? #3687
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    Hi Warren, I had a look on the Black Hat website and I couldn’t see any Zulus.Which range are they in?

    Hi

    They are in the colonial range here:

    http://www.blackhat.co.uk/online_shop/index.php?cPath=22_66

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    in reply to: A First Carlist War Game #3453
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    Winning with the French now that is an achievement, I’m impressed.

    One of my opponents claims it is because I force the Prussians to field 2 units of Bavarians to even things up…

     

    Mike

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    in reply to: A First Carlist War Game #3356
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    I really like the Neil Thomas 19th Century rules.  I’ve been playing a few games of FPW with them and they really successfully model the differences between the Prussian and French armies.

     

    I have even managed to win as the French the last two games by using my longer rifle range and using skirmishers to harass the Prussian artillery.

     

     

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    in reply to: Posting bug #3140
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    Not a posting bug but the forums menu in the black bar doesn’t appear in Safari on the Ipad…

     

    Mike

     

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    in reply to: Wargaming Rooms #3139
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    As people have said, storage is important – I use 50 litre Really Useful boxes which fit under my Table Tennis table and hold all my terrain.  Figures are stored in a mix of Really Useful boxes, Kaiser Rushforth cases and two filing cabinets..

    Don’t go for the biggest table you possibly can on a permanent basis – I have a full 9 x 5 table but have recently decided that I don’t play that any games on the full table so have put half the table away behind a bookcase.  I now have more room to work in (the games room is also my packing room and storage for Black Hat stock) and can still pull out the full table if I need to.

    Mike

     

     

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    in reply to: Moved: New Board Suggestions #3007
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    There also isn’t a For Sale or Wanted board which are usually pretty popular on forums..

     

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    in reply to: It lives! #2445
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    None of the forum views from the top menu bar appear to work, latest topics brings you back to the main screen.

    I would also like a “new postings since you last looked” view such as you get on SMF and PHBB.

    I think you are using BBPress?  There was an addon for that which did something similar.

    I find it really useful on Lead Adventure Forum.

     

    Mike

     

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