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  • in reply to: Brilliant Damage markers #6991
    Paul
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    Nice idea. Just goes to show, you must NEVER listen to your wife and “throw away this left over junk that you aren’t using”.

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    in reply to: Post apocalypse preferences? #6990
    Paul
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    Post apocalyptic fiction is better the less “fantastic” it is: I like tales of normal people struggling against the odds. Does this translate into a good game? Probably not: normal people in a wargame are usually boring, unless they are battling the fantastic (zombies, giant spiders, dinosaurs, or whatever). So although I prefer more realistic PA fiction, PA games need to be unrealistic. That said, though, I have been tempted by Scavenge Skirmish Survive, so maybe I’m completely wrong πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: Waterslide Decals #6745
    Paul
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    That is very cool, never would have thought of that.

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    Paul
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    Looked like a lot of fun, and a beautiful table.

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    in reply to: Posting bug #6375
    Paul
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    I have had the same problem as William Harley on my Windows Phone/Nokia Lumia, but it seems to have fixed itself and I haven’t experienced it for a while now. No problems with my PC running Chrome.

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    in reply to: South America #6183
    Paul
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    Can’t say no to any 15mm moderns that could be pressed into service as mercenary companies and their dictator-led opponents. Plus with SLRs and G3s, they can proxy for African forces, too.

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    in reply to: Cheap scenic bases #6119
    Paul
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    I really like the gas storage tanks – consider that idea stolen for 15mm.

    Thanks

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    Paul
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    Definitely West End Games Star Wars miniatures, and 25mm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (can’t remember offhand who made the turtles).
    In historical, I feel well-served with the ranges available today.

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    in reply to: Posts preview? #6048
    Paul
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    Patrice, if you edit a post, you can uncheck the box that says “keep a log of this edit” and nobody can see if your post was edited. I have just edited this post twice.

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    in reply to: African Bush Wars #6018
    Paul
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    Altius, I had considered doing so, can’t remember why I rejected it. Maybe I should dig out the rules and re-look at it.

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    in reply to: A quick update from Editor Mike from Facebook… #5998
    Paul
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    Nice stress free holiday πŸ˜‰

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    in reply to: African Bush Wars #5916
    Paul
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    Thank you sir

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    in reply to: African Bush Wars #5788
    Paul
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    Nice. I’ve always wanted to play AK47 Republic, but I religiously base all my 15mm and 28mm miniatures individually. Might have to consider doing it in 6mm as well, now that I see your stuff.
    I know nothing about 6mm, so who makes the figures? Also, what do you base them on, and what size bases are yours (if I remember correctly, “official” base size for 15mm is 3cm by 3cm, right?).
    Again, they look great. Thanks for sharing.

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    in reply to: East Asian Buildings WIP #5666
    Paul
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    Done some more work on the shrine: the deck has been planked, the roof tiled, and the hill now fully textured. Next up is painting, and then my favourite part, the “gardening”. CP Models 28mm Shaolin Monks for scale.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    in reply to: WWII German forward observers #5590
    Paul
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    Oh, and 14th Brooklyn: that is like offering Scotch to an alcoholic. Cruel πŸ˜‰

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    in reply to: WWII German forward observers #5589
    Paul
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    William Harley, there’s no need to beg. You just need to be adept at smuggling small packages into the house (I find concealing it under a jacket draped over your arm is particularly effective), and be patient enough to unbox everything once the commanding officer has retired for the night.

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    in reply to: How much detail? #5519
    Paul
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    An advantage of a simplified system is that it is easier for a reader to stat up their own vehicles. You might not provide me with stats for a Ratel, for example, but it is far easier to assign it stats myself if it is covered by a few simple, plain English descriptors and maybe a few unique traits (something along the lines of D&D 3.5ed feats, just for vehicles. For example: bogs down easily, open topped, mine-protected, etc).
    The reality is you are unlikely to be able to stat up every vehicle there is (a Rhodesian crocodile? The A-Teams van?) if your rules cover an extended period of time, so the ease with which somebody can add in stats for their own vehicles should be considered.

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    in reply to: WWII German forward observers #5518
    Paul
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    Don’t tempt me, mate. Hobby budget for this month was exhausted long ago and next months is earmarked for Black Hat Tales of the Dragon Kings. Or em4 barbarians. Or Copplestone Darkest Africa. Or Wargames Factory zulus. Or Perry Samurai. Or 15mm.co.uk Judge Dredd look-alikes.
    Thanks though.

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    in reply to: Old West or 19th Century as a board? #5470
    Paul
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    Please do a post about tags. It could be a very useful feature and I don’t see it being used enough.

    Also, I am in the “less is more” camp. Having a limited number of boards makes it easier to browse through all boards, because a lot of ideas that get posted in one board/period is transferable to other periods.

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    in reply to: WWII German forward observers #5469
    Paul
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    Beautifully done. That’s the problem with forums: you find yourself tempted into too many periods in too many scales when you see the fine work of others.

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    in reply to: Smoke grenades? #5191
    Paul
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    This is the site I was thinking of.

    A quick Google also came up with US smoke tactics

    Not sure if you’ve ever played the West End Games Star Wars Miniature Battle rules; they had nice, simple rules for smoke and fire.

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    in reply to: East Asian Buildings WIP #5188
    Paul
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    My abortive attempt at a blog has a tutorial on plaster-cast tiled roofs; the method is not perfect, but it looks OK on the table; it is really time consuming, though, and I won’t be doing it that way again.

    My castle roof is made with corrugated cardboard; it is more complex because the concave roofs meet at a corner; again, it is not museum quality, but it looks OK on the table.

    Thanks for the link religion, will check it out in detail.

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    in reply to: Basing Advice #5109
    Paul
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    Yeah, I don’t think it will be easy, but I am really aiming for uniformity in my basing. My worry though is that it might look stupid having him perched on something substantially wider than his base, and he will also end up standing a lot taller than his comrades. I think I might just put this guy on top of the lead mountain for a while and think it over. Its not like I don’t have anything else to paint πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: Smoke grenades? #5081
    Paul
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    Hi Ivan
    No first hand experience with smoke grenades, but I think I have a site bookmarked on my laptop with details of the ways that they are used. Will check when I get home and give you the link.

    Cheers

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    in reply to: Basing Advice #5023
    Paul
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    I could bend him, but there is already another guy in a similar stance. What I’m thinking is maybe to cut away the base completely right to the soles of his feet, then drill his feet and use a pin to attach him to something. I remembered after I posted that I have a small plastic tree trunk from a 1/72 kit in my bits box (and my wife says I should throw things away!) so the easiest might be to pin him to that and glue that to the base. I’m just not really comfortable doing the major surgery of completely removing his base, but I guess I don’t have many options if I want him on a small base.

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #4932
    Paul
    Participant

    What a terrible problem to have Henry πŸ˜‰

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    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #4853
    Paul
    Participant

    I second everything said by Mr. Frog. I have found this site welcoming, and the members helpful without being in any way condescending. I think I will have to join Frog at the end of the month and become a supporting member.
    Thanks Editors Sam and Mike

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    in reply to: 15/18 mm Science Fiction figures #4815
    Paul
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    Khurasan’s SEAL Team 6 are real world/modern, but have a similar look to the Galactic Grenadiers in your second link. They also have separate/optional backpacks, so you could add a more sci-fi looking backpack if you wanted. They are 15mm, but I can compare them size wise to an 18mm figure if you want.

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    in reply to: Naval Wargaming #4725
    Paul
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    Cheers Wg Cdr; what size table and how many ships per side would you recommend for a decent game. Never played a naval wargame before, but have been tempted of late. As with land warfare, though, deciding on a period is the difficult bit – I am not sure if I want to go for WWII, Ancients, or Napoleonics (or, eventually, all three).

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    in reply to: Star Wars: Imperial Assault #4724
    Paul
    Participant

    Looks cool, thanks Barks, will have to keep an eye on that one.

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    in reply to: Magic Set Editor #4722
    Paul
    Participant

    As requested Mike. Points value in top right corner, fight and shoot values bottom right.

    This is obviously a screenshot straight from the editor, hence the words katana, etc., being underlined (editor does not recognise the spelling).

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    in reply to: Magic Set Editor #4625
    Paul
    Participant

    Will post some in a day or two:, off to bed right now.

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #4621
    Paul
    Participant

    15mm Taliban and US Infantry from Khurasan, 25mm Samurai from Black Hat, 15mm Private Military Contractors from Rebel Minis, a single 28mm fig from Wargames Supply Dump, 28mm Space Rangers from EM4 Miniatures, 28mm Studio Miniatures Zombies and survivors, and who knows what else.

    There’s more unpainted lead, of course, but it is hidden in a cupboard so my wife wont see it πŸ™‚

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    in reply to: East Asian Buildings WIP #4618
    Paul
    Participant

    Hmmm, strange: only one image seems to be posting correctly. Lets try the other again:

    Cheers

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    in reply to: Want to help test some rules? #4481
    Paul
    Participant

    Ivan, I have mailed you a playtest AAR. Will try squeeze in another game over the next few days.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    in reply to: List of 28mm figure manufacturers #4350
    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks. Also check out Rate of Fire for various combatants. Available from North Star.

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    in reply to: Empire of the Dead – Getting Started #4056
    Paul
    Participant

    Hi Ken

    Beautifully painted minis on the blog, and I love the cobblestone bases.

    Haven’t played EOTD yet, but I’m got just a few more miniatures to paint and I’ll be ready to run the introductory Jack the Ripper scenario (although I’m doing it in 18mm to fit in with my VSF stuff).

    I’m doing EOTD because my wife is interested, so would be nice to get her to sit down and play a game.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    Paul
    Participant

    Thanks James

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    in reply to: Gaming Area #3853
    Paul
    Participant

    Kitchen table at the moment (3ft x 4ft) which is a pain with a 3 year old son and 2 cats. Will be starting to convert my garage next week into a dedicated war room and modeling space. I will be able to fit a 9×5 table there and a workstation but, like Shandy, I prefer to work where my wife is, so most painting will still be done in the living room.

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    in reply to: Want to help test some rules? #3746
    Paul
    Participant

    Mail sent

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