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  • in reply to: Looking for pictish casualties #10457
    Paul
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    No expert in Pictish or Viking fashion, but what about using the Wargames Factory Viking Bondi set. Multi part plastic, so should be easy to transform into casualty figures, and the price is right. They look fairly similar to me, especially if they are lying face down in the dirt.

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    in reply to: Star Wars Command figures #10386
    Paul
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    What are you looking to match up? As long as you can get Rebels and Imperials, you don’t need much else. The LAF link mentions compatible vehicles, and there again you don’t really need much: at that size, I doubt I would be putting more than one vehicle per side on the table.

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    in reply to: Star Wars Command figures #10320
    Paul
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    That’s the one. “Future Wars”, not “Future Adventures”.

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    in reply to: Star Wars Command figures #10314
    Paul
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    There’s a thread about this on the Lead Adventure Forum (Future Adventures board) with some painted examples, and they really look good. Can’t provide a link because I’m on my phone.

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    in reply to: 28mm Necromancer wanted #10264
    Paul
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    This is my favourite if you want something a little different.

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    in reply to: Something That Makes Me Happy #10246
    Paul
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    Congratulations Mike and Sam

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    in reply to: Star Wars Command figures #10244
    Paul
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    WH, could you also please post the EAN/barcode, as this might make it easier for those of us who want to, to trace the items.

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    in reply to: Star Wars Command figures #10236
    Paul
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    Ooh, will have to see if these have reached us in deepest darkest Africa yet. Thanks.

    Rules: The old West End Games Star Wars miniatures battles is not the most popular, but I like it. Most of the scenarios need 20 to 40 figures per side.
    Also been thinking of checking out Five Parsecs From Home for a Star Wars skirmish campaign.

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    in reply to: Best advice for getting converts to gaming #9842
    Paul
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    Agree about board games being a good “gateway drug”. Managed to corrupt my wife with Zombies!!!! and The Walking Dead, and now she has agreed to play Empire of the Dead as soon as I finish the scenery for it, and WEG Star Wars Miniature Battles in 15mm when I get it together.

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    in reply to: Something That Makes Me Happy #9839
    Paul
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    Haha. I’ve also been watching, waiting for 1000.

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    in reply to: Camo problems #9780
    Paul
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    This discussion reminds me of something I read once. I think it was Chris Peers and it was about his Death in the Dark Continent rules and the Ila tribe; he said that it would probably be more accurate to have Ila bases as clumps of grass with maybe a musket or spear poking out than actually using figures.
    That’s my long-winded way of saying that what looks realistic is not always aesthetically pleasing.

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    in reply to: The Buying Experience #9495
    Paul
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    And a special pet hate: If I somehow have to have a facebook account to view your stuff or interact with you, I am convinced you are actually Saddam Hussein.

     

    Agree!

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    in reply to: The Buying Experience #9484
    Paul
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    Painted and based examples increase the chances of a sale for me. I’m also put off by having to register, and will only pay with PayPal. Upfront postage (even if a rough estimate) is also a big plus, because on any order I place, I typically pay 30% or more on postage (although there are exceptions).

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    in reply to: Strap Line – Slogan – Motto #9480
    Paul
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    My vote goes for “your”.

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    in reply to: Strap Line – Slogan – Motto #9455
    Paul
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    I like it and would guess that most gamers will get the reference.

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    in reply to: My No End in Sight campaign setting #9453
    Paul
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    Nice of them to track you down. The Khurasan North Koreans are cool figs, have some in the queue myself.
    And thanks for sharing all your play aids.

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    in reply to: ‘Hostages’ – a KR 16 AAR #9341
    Paul
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    Had missed it, thanks.

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    in reply to: ‘Hostages’ – a KR 16 AAR #9327
    Paul
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    Thanks for the link AB; the points raised by the posters are definitely valid. Just placed the first order for a new 15mm sci fi project, but will probably be falling into the 6mm trap for my next project (although it is going to be an ancients army). But keep the AARs coming and I might end up doing 6mm sci fi as well. I can’t settle on a scale, because all have things going for them: I like 28mm because of the personality and detail you can put into each figure, and I like highly detailed terrain. 20mm is great because of plastic model kits and realistic proportions of figures. 6mm tempts me because of the affordability, ease of storage and big armies, and 15mm because it is a nice “middle ground” between 6mm and 28mm.

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    in reply to: ‘Hostages’ – a KR 16 AAR #9321
    Paul
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    Lovely looking game.
    I have personally never been keen on 6mm, but am finding myself more and more tempted.
    I also like the premise of the scenario. Could be played in moderns as militia kidnapping villagers, a POW rescue, or similar.

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    in reply to: 15mm IED markers – ideas for making them? #9314
    Paul
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    William Harley, I like that idea. Could use the same principle for hidden weapon caches and similar.

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    in reply to: My No End in Sight Vietnam AAR #9142
    Paul
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    Please send to me Ivan – you have my mail address from the playtests. Thanks for putting it together Shelldrake.

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #9128
    Paul
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    Also a “primes in black” guy: like the dulled down colours, and much easier to deal with the nooks and crannies.

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    in reply to: Allen E Curtis has Passed. #9120
    Paul
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    Sad to hear. Another warrior takes his place in Valhalla ๐Ÿ™

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    in reply to: My No End in Sight Vietnam AAR #9006
    Paul
    Participant

    Nice. By the sound of it your US forces were lucky they got artillery support, otherwise they would have been in a bit of trouble. Thanks for sharing.
    EDIT: Oh, and I really like the way the cards seem to work.

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    in reply to: My No End in Sight Vietnam AAR #8965
    Paul
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    Looking forward to an update. Might steal some of your ideas for Selous Scout patrols in the Rhodesian Bush War (I also like the mission card and hidden enemy ideas).

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    in reply to: East Asian Buildings WIP #8839
    Paul
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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. The only piece that looks out of place is the giant Krusty the Clown idol in the last pic ๐Ÿ™‚
    Do you have any other pics? I’m always looking for inspiration for Asian buildings.
    Why not dust them off for a game of fantasy Ronin: there seem to be a lot of Ronin players around.

    Love the Tales of the Dragon Kings range: they are a pleasure to paint.

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    in reply to: Strap Line – Slogan – Motto #8729
    Paul
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    “Where no lead mountain is too high”

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    in reply to: My No End in Sight campaign setting #8728
    Paul
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    An excellent plan, shelldrake. I need to take a leaf out of your book and plan projects properly: my planning usually involves something along the lines of “Ooh, look at those guys, they would make great Cimmerians. Maybe I should put my (open ended) 28mm samurai, 28mm zombies, 28mm moderns, 28mm darkest Africa, 15mm VSF, 15mm moderns, and 20mm WWII projects on the back burner for a while and do a Hyborian Age warband. Of course, I’ll need someone for the lads to fight. Skraelings would make great Picts, and those Egyptians would make great Stygians, etc., etc.”

    No End in Sight – a cool set of rules, and an apt description of the state of all my projects ๐Ÿ™

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    in reply to: No End in Sight. Game mechanics breakdown #8559
    Paul
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    Shelldrake, if you are going 15mm, Rebel Miniatures has Africans, both regulars and insurgent types. I don’t have any Peter Pig to compare them to, but size wise they seem fine next to my QRF Selous Scouts.

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    in reply to: Need Help on trees for 15mm minis and ACW #8361
    Paul
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    Any reason you can’t use your 28mm trees? I know that I tend to underestimate the height of trees and have them smaller than they actually should be on the table.

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    in reply to: Comparison Pics #8351
    Paul
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    Haha, excellent response ๐Ÿ™‚
    You’re not being a twit, you’re sharing your opinion when that is what was asked for. I certainly won’t take offence that somebody else’s opinion differs from my own.
    I agree that a certain other site is riddled with unnecessary boards, and I too would hate to see TWW go the same way. I’m just throwing it out there. I don’t have a problem if I am the only one who thinks this might be a useful feature and it therefore doesn’t happen: you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

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    in reply to: No End in Sight is released! #8301
    Paul
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    Sorry guys would have pitched in earlier but I managed to stick my hand in boiling water last night (don’t ask – stupid me), and its not so easy to type when your hand is wrapped in a burn-bandage.

    shelldrake, I’m sure Ivan can better summarize the rules than I, but take it from me; these rules are awesome. They are easy to learn, quick to play, and give satisfying outcomes. You really feel as if your squad leaders are important, but if you push them too far and expect too much of them, they will crash.

    The rules are less complex than Force on Force, but still manage to “feel” realistic.

    Haven’t used the campaign rules yet, but they certainly do look interesting.

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    in reply to: No End in Sight is released! #8062
    Paul
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    From playtest request to finished product in just over a month. Will have to pick it up tonight, because I really enjoyed the play test games.

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    in reply to: Why Skeletons Attack #8025
    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks, some other cool stuff on there. I don’t get the Mario joke though.

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    in reply to: Want to help test some rules? #7218
    Paul
    Participant

    Very cool – fast, intuitive, easy to learn, and the action is driven by squad leaders.

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    in reply to: East Asian Buildings WIP #7216
    Paul
    Participant

    Lots of progress on the shrine; been struggling with power-cuts in my area, though, so haven’t had a chance to post an update. Basically done, just not happy with the flat sides of the roof. Any ideas on what to do with it?

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    in reply to: Post apocalypse preferences? #7084
    Paul
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    Not to derail the topic, but just to let you know Altius, Jericho was continued in comic book form. Just in case you didn’t know.

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    in reply to: How do you make your woods? #7082
    Paul
    Participant

    Of course, another option is just to model the trunks of the trees (particularly for vast expanses of forest) and leave out the foliage. I know that people do this for boards that are mostly covered in trees, but I’m not completely sold on the idea myself.

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    in reply to: Brilliant Damage markers #7081
    Paul
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    Couldn’t agree with you more. The reality is that as soon as you throw something away, you discover a brilliant use for it.

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    in reply to: How do you make your woods? #7050
    Paul
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    I use a base, suitably textured, painted and flocked, with “a few symbolic trees” glued to it. I have some model railroad trees where the trunk of the tree can be removed from the “stump” if you need to remove a tree to place a figure.
    I am also planning on making a base with “holes” to place individual trees based on washers (similar concept to a movement tray for figures).

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