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  • in reply to: LF: Trouble Down At Mill In 25/28 mm #3740
    Paul
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    Happy to help mate

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    in reply to: VSF in 15/18 mm #3605
    Paul
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    Hi Glenn

    Lets try again:

    Blue Moon Manufacturing

    Blue Moon Manufacturing

    Blue Moon Manufacturing

    These pics are of (some of) the London Townsfolk and some figs from the Jack the Ripper set.

    Warren, below (hopefully!) are some of Highlanders Martian fauna (a gashant and a pair of steppe tigers):

    Highlander Miniatures

    Highlander also do a few poses of Hill Martians; I have only completed one single test figure; will post a pic when I have a few painted up.

    I agree that Black Hats Martians are beautiful; unfortunately my 3 year old son got hold of a few of my Green Martians; have put them in a box and will have to fix them up one of these days.

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    in reply to: Toy Shop Finds #3601
    Paul
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    Edenvale, JHB. Not sure how well you know Edenvale Olaf, but if you do know Edenvale you probably know De Bakery – the windmill bakery on Van Riebeeck street. The little toy shop is just around the corner.

    Was really happy with my haul; I would have paid more than that just for the Vickers ammo box. Now just need to prevent my wife from stealing the box to use for her sewing things ๐Ÿ™‚

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    in reply to: LF: Trouble Down At Mill In 25/28 mm #3577
    Paul
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    Sarissa Precision do an MDF one.

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    in reply to: Board Advice #3412
    Paul
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    Sounds like a good idea. Could also end up having Weird World War 2 and Cold War Gone Hot.

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    in reply to: Seeking Flames of War Alternatives #3291
    Paul
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    The idea behind the cards in O.O. is in a way to simulate fog of war and c&c challenges. You as the 500foot tall general might know that the best option for squad A is to lay down covering fire for squad B to advance, but your squad commanders might not even be aware that the other squad is in a position to provide support.

    Basically there are cards to represent the most common actions a unit would want to take: off the top of my head the cards are move, fast move, ambush, suppression fire, fire, and assault. If you don’t have an appropriate card to assign an order to a unit, they cannot execute that action: rationalise it how you want (communications breakdown, squad leader missing an opportunity, etc), but it makes sense: soldiers are not robots, they will not always know the information that the commanding officer knows, and they make mistakes.

    The cards also make the sequence of actions ever-changing: each card has a number determining when that action will be executed, which makes it more difficult to meta-game. Instead of “My infantry move at 6″ per turn. Well, that open field looks to be about 18″ across, so they should be able to cross before the enemy LMG team gets into position”, you end up in a situation of not knowing what priority cards your opponent is holding, and being forced to balance your own objectives against the priority and order cards in your hand.

     

     

     

     

     

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    in reply to: Wargaming Rooms #3217
    Paul
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    Thanks for the advice all. I am in South Africa and inland, so humidity is not a problem – our winters especially are horribly dry. I had thought of insulating the walls and roof, and had planned on tiles, but on second thought, carpets will make the room more comfortable.

    I plan on putting a painting station in one corner, so like the peg board idea to help keep unpainted lead tidy and organized.

    Hadn’t thought of tea/coffee things, but that will be a lot more convenient then trekking into the house.

    Thanks again all

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    in reply to: What I will be working on soon #3124
    Paul
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    Also made me think of Forever War. Maybe rules for time dilation tech level differences because it sounds like you are going for hard Sci fi.

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    in reply to: Seeking Flames of War Alternatives #3029
    Paul
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    Don’t know if you like card driven games, but the most enjoyable WW II game I have played is Operation Overlord. Its designed for individually based figures, but could easily be adapted for multi-based figures.
    There is (or was) a follow up called Operation World War II (that I haven’t played but seemed similar to the commercial rules) available online free of charge from the author. I think it was on the Alzo Zero games site.
    If you want it and can’t find it, let me know and I can mail you the files.
    I know some people might be a bit snobbish about using a set of rules designed for 20mm plastics, but I really enjoyed it, and the card mechanics make games quite unpredictable.

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    in reply to: Posting bug #3005
    Paul
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    Hi Mike

    Not sure if you want all bug reports in one thread, but just wanted to make you aware: I just posted on the general board, and the second half of my post got chopped.
    This seemed to occur when I put in an emoticon (a devils face to emphasize how devious my plan to acquire my own hobby room was), because everything I typed from the emoticon onwards disappeared into the aether.

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    in reply to: Wargaming Rooms #3004
    Paul
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    Sorry, not sure why only half my post got posted. Anyway, wanted to ask if anybody has ideas, pictures, or thoughts as to what would make the perfect wargaming room.
    Thanks in advance for advice.
    Cheers

    Paul

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    in reply to: Another Newbie! #2994
    Paul
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    Hello there. I think we’re all newbies here.

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    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #2941
    Paul
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    So good to see familiar faces turning up.

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    in reply to: VSF in 15/18 mm #2734
    Paul
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    Hi Glenn

     

    Not IHMN, but I am working on a 15/18mm VSF project using Black Hat Miniatures Martian Empire, Blue Moon Victorians and Highlander Studios Martians.

     

    If you don’t have any already, I highly recommend the Blue Moon figures for Victorian civilians. They are beautiful sculpts. I’m going on leave next week, so will put up a few painted examples on my blog, because I struggled to find any painted examples online.

    Cheers

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    in reply to: Welcome to the Victorian Science Fiction Forum #2706
    Paul
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    Don’t mind me, just looking around.

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    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #2700
    Paul
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    Hello, Paul here. I am primarily a historical and pseudo-historical wargamer: my interests include African Bush Wars, Samurai, Ancient Chinese, Darkest Africa and Zombies in 28mm, and VSF, more African Bush Wars and modern combat in 15mm – like a lot of gamers I have more projects on the go at any given time than my wallets pain threshold can handle.

    Besides wargaming, my other interests include the other stereotypical geek pursuits of roleplaying games and comic books but my primary focus is my family.

    I have a terribly neglected blog at http://interestingworkabroad.blog.com which I really should put a bit of effort into.

    In the interests of full disclosure I am also a basic member of TMP and LAF.

    Anyway, good luck with the site guys.

    Cheers

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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