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  • in reply to: German Inf vs. Russian Infantry #5319
    Drang
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    Comparing a German squad of ’42/’43 to a Russian one of ’44/’45?

     

    Functionally identical. The Germans have a better GPMG, but the entire squad is based around it. The Russians have far more SMGs and battle rifles.

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    in reply to: Cold War Commander scaled for 1:1 actions? #5318
    Drang
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    I’m not sure that the CiC command rules really make sense on such a small scale.

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    in reply to: Plastic hoplites #5231
    Drang
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    In order of quality:

     

    1. The Warlord (formerly Immortal Miniatures) hoplites. Stunning sculpts, good range of poses, good customisation potential.

    2. Victrix. Usual, good quality stuff.

    3. Wargames Factory. Usual medium grade stuff.

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    in reply to: 15mm ‘future soldiers’ #5228
    Drang
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Drang wrote:</div>
    Not entirely. GW models are utterly drowning in superfluous sidearms.

    But that also depends on counting GW as SF. Which I don’t. Also the discussion is about 15mm figures and the mass of them is what I am commenting on.

     

    I’m guessing the mass of them are going for hard sci fi, which doesn’t tend to feature pistols or PDWs as much.

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    in reply to: Sci-Fi Inspirations #5225
    Drang
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    The “hard” sci fi trio: Haldeman (Forever War and Forever Peace), Heinlein (Starship Troopers), and Drake (Hammers Slammers).

     

    From a purely narrative perspective, Dan Abnet’s Eisenhorn, Ravenor and Pariah. I find myself torn between hard and soft sci fi when it comes to wargaming. On one hand, I love the sheer opportunity soft/Gothic sci fi offers; daemons, Necrontyr, acro-flagellants, religious zealotry, et cetera. On the other hand, I really want the basics of the game to work as according to some semblance of logic; bullets hurt, heavy weapons tend to hurt all the more, troops to not stand by gormlessly while being charged by foot infantry, etc.

     

    That said, I really want a game some time that isn’t 40K. Because the 40K rules actually hurt my brain to play.

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    Drang
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    Niiice. Where did you get them from?

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    in reply to: 15mm ‘future soldiers’ #5218
    Drang
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    Not entirely. GW models are utterly drowning in superfluous sidearms.

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    in reply to: What I will be working on soon #5216
    Drang
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    Go with the mechanic that feels right and damn the “pick up and play” factor. The advantage of selling to a niche market is not having to cater to people unwilling to learn new things.

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