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  • in reply to: Which Rules for Cold War Games? #106258
    GeoffQRF
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    CWC and Force on Force. Also got Sabre Squadron

    I do CWC in 6mm and 15mm depending on the engagement size, and FoF in 15mm.

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    GeoffQRF
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    From Chas:

    The idea is….

    Balance of Cristino infantry
    Then the British Auxilliary Legion
    Then the French Foreign Legion
    Carlist/Cristino artillery
    Royal Marines/RHA Rocket Troop and some odds and ends.

    Meanwhile I may be working towards some new Chinese Warlord figures 😉

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    GeoffQRF
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    Watch this space… closely 😉

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    in reply to: Wombat and Landrover conversion #89068
    GeoffQRF
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    Nice job.

    If you need a few for him, we sell a Land Rover with Wombat (120, not furry) in 15mm, as well as the BAT L1 and MOBAT (in support weapons)

    http://totalsystemscenic.com/product-category/qrf/qrf-qrf-1900-onwards-postwar-1945/qrf-qrf-1900-onwards-postwar-1945-british/qrf-qrf-1900-onwards-postwar-1945-1990-british-british-anti-tank/

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    in reply to: Coming soon #88122
    GeoffQRF
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    Ah ha!!

    The Cockerill CT-CV 105HP turret incorporates the Cockerill 105mm high-pressure guns with an advanced autoloader able to fire the long-range Falarick 105 gun-launched anti-tank guided missile (GLATGM)

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    in reply to: Coming soon #88093
    GeoffQRF
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    At least I now know what the 105 turret is… just got to find what that looks like!

    Still no idea what the ATGM variant is, but working on the APC and IFV now.

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    in reply to: Businesses that are rude? #88077
    GeoffQRF
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I’m in a similar boat with Ivan.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>As a customer and consumer I may have an opinion, I may feel like I like or dislike something, and may even have reasons for doing so. Whether or not they are justified is a different discussion. The modellers eye perhaps gives me a slightly different perspective on how things are made, perhaps partly because I look st them and think, “that’s not quite right”, or “I’d have done xxx instead”.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>However at the same time I can’t get away from the fact that I am also a manufacturer and, to some, a competitor. As such any comments I may make over whether I like or dislike a competitors model is automatically seen as coming from the manufacturing me rather than the critical eye of me as a modeller and consumer.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>I got myself into a bit of trouble with that recently elsewhere, where an ex manufacturer decided to have a go at me over a post I had made, and another individual (I can’t call him a customer, I don’t think he’s ever actually bought anything from us) decided that was a good opportunity to try and tell everyone what awful models we make. It generally makes little difference to us commercially (in fact ‘any news and all that’ means more people come to see for themselves and sales usually go up – sex sells, but so does a little controversy) but it can raise the blood pressure a notch. Thankfully mine is incredibly low :-)</p>
    <p style=”text-align: left;”>That said, ‘meh’ is pretty useless as a comment. I would say that the author is probably underwhelmed. It doesn’t interest him. In which case why bother commenting at all. It’s a big of the social media influence where we feel a need to comment, like, dislike or add a photo of a cat, almost as if just yo show the world (or at least Cambridge Analytica) we are still here.</p>

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    in reply to: Coming soon #87948
    GeoffQRF
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    So… Patria AMV series

    Anyone got a clue what the MGS and ATGM turrets are like?

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    in reply to: Coming soon #87875
    GeoffQRF
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    The Cougar will follow shortly 😉

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    in reply to: Coming soon #87708
    GeoffQRF
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    Got one!

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    in reply to: Which QRF Gaz66 do I order? #86249
    GeoffQRF
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    Well I’m going to go with buying them all…

    But the tilt version is with the canvas canopy back up. The airportable has no canopy and bench seats.

    I think I have one of each. I will take a photo and get them added.

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    in reply to: 15mm Figure Suggestions #81830
    GeoffQRF
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    I’m just working on a few figures, so I could add a pack or two with G3 and Kevlar.

    Our Canadians (which suit for Dutch and Belgian with the right support packs) are with L1A1 (SLR). The only range I think we currently have with G3 are the postwar Germans. You can’t see the stock on most of them but ideally you’d need to drill it out to look a bit closer to the SIG.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by GeoffQRF GeoffQRF.

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    in reply to: 15mm modern nato infantry 2017?? #77272
    GeoffQRF
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    The QRF range managed to score me a painting prize at Targe 2017, so they have something going for them! 

    Well I am liking that a lot!

     

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    in reply to: 15mm modern nato infantry 2017?? #76954
    GeoffQRF
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    If you are looking at ultramodern Norwegians then the helmet is wrong, looks like they have gone to a Kevlar.

    The current Norwegian rifle is the HK416, which (especially at this scale) looks similar to the M4.

    Our modern Americans are probably the closest.

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    in reply to: 15mm modern nato infantry 2017?? #76898
    GeoffQRF
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    The TMP editor got upset when I objected to his mishandling of a situation, then his attempt to turn it into something personal when I pointed out his lack of professionalism. It would appear that this action justifies that stance.

    Im not sure which nation you are trying to represent, or from which time period. At a guess it is Norwegians from the mid 1980s (aka ‘Team Yankee’ period, or as we prefer to call it, Cold War gaming which was around for decades before a certain set of rules appeared) in which case they had the metal M1 helmet and AG3 (like the G3 but an open stock) so you’re probably best looking at the Cold War Germans with the G3/MG3 mix. Our Canadian range is equipped with the L1A1 (SLR), so not quite suitable, depending on how fussy you are at 15mm.

    The FN Scar didn’t enter service until about 2009 (Belgians) which suggests you are looking at more modern actions, in which case they would be in a Kevlar helmet.

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    GeoffQRF
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    This help?

    http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a223975.pdf

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    GeoffQRF
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    IL-76

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    in reply to: Source for 3/4 Inch Long Missiles? #67154
    GeoffQRF
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    I could make one and cast 150 of them

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    in reply to: CWC 1/300 #65747
    GeoffQRF
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    Wicked looking table Alan!!

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    in reply to: Changing magazine #65393
    GeoffQRF
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    Excellent thank you. I thought that was the case, but when I went to say it I suddenly questioned myself!

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    in reply to: Changing magazine #65383
    GeoffQRF
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    That’s what I am interested in. There’s a difference between training and combat, but are magazines too valuable to discard, or perhaps valuable unless its life or death?

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    in reply to: Cold War Commander – artillery #63929
    GeoffQRF
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    Ah wait, the differences between cluster, PGM, napalm etc are defined in the main rules on page 29 (just before the heading for air support!) Now all I have to do is figure out the max x per unit is referring to…

    “Each unit of aircraft is represented by one model”, so the implication is that an F-4 on call is a lot more expensive (165 points) than just a scheduled napalm asset (max 1 per unit, 30 points) and would again only appear to make sense if the two are cumulative…

    Yes found it. Page 9.

    “You must  purchase artillery units to be able to use artillery assets in the game. Similarly, you must purchased aircraft units to be able to use aircraft assets in the game.”

    *just cross checked BKC, same applies for WW2*

    Therefore you need to buy your F-4 (165) plus either ground attack (10 points per attack, max 2 attacks), cluster bombs (30 points, max 1 attack), etc

    Your F-4 can then carry out a scheduled attack (napalm that hill on turn 3) or could be called in by an FAC to carry out an attack on a target of opportunity. It can’t be used to carry out CAS on turn 3, because it’s scheduled to napalm the hill. Of course if the unit is shot down carrying out CAS in turn 2 then the scheduled strike will never happen… that unit is no longer available!

    The F-4 CAS strike will be subject to deviation, and deliver 8 dice in a 10cm radius zone, or concentrate fire on a single target.

    The F-4 scheduled napalm strike will deliver 6 dice to every target in the same area zone, but treating every target as being in the open (hit on 4+), no armour saves and automatic suppression.

    A scheduled F-4 strike with Precision Guided Munitions will focus 12 dice on any single target with no deviation  and no armour save. Possibly well worth 30 points!

     

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by GeoffQRF GeoffQRF.
    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by GeoffQRF GeoffQRF.

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    in reply to: Cold War Commander – artillery #63927
    GeoffQRF
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    Ah yes, that makes more sense… but it falls apart when you do the same thing with air support

    An FAO can call in a support mission on a target, e.g. F-4 Phantom, 8 attacks but scatterable. Makes sense

    Then the assets lists are for scheduled strikes, pre-planned on a specific point and/or turn, and do not scatter. Again makes sense to this point e.g. Aircraft napalm, max 1 per unit, 30 points each….

    However then there is no strike value difference between ground attack, cluster bomb or napalm, and what does it mean by max x per unit??

    Im going to go read them again. Is Pete Jones about anywhere?

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by GeoffQRF GeoffQRF.

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    in reply to: Cold War Commander – artillery #63911
    GeoffQRF
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    Wait so the artillery assets are just fixed scheduled assets?

    If I buy (off-table) unscheduled 122mm towed D-30s that cones with ammunition, but under the control of the FAO so can choose to fire HE, smoke or whatever each turn, but with deviation?

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    in reply to: Cold War Commander – artillery #63868
    GeoffQRF
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    There’s an online tool that works out points values??

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    in reply to: qrf modern polish paratroops 15mm #63745
    GeoffQRF
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    Be interesting to know if anyone has picked some up.

     

     

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    in reply to: Email scam #63624
    GeoffQRF
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    They are fun to play with sometimes 🙂

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    in reply to: Forum Etiquette #63623
    GeoffQRF
    GeoffQRF
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    Lets drag that elephant out 🙂

    I think this is related to the thread about using QRF figures as substitute Poles. Darryl (quite rightly, in my opinion) mentioned that another company offered some modern Poles – to be honest, he beat me to it a bit as I was trying to recall who else did them when I wrote my post and I couldn’t remember or I’d have suggested them! (Actually I was thinking of Odzial who also has some lovely Poles). You may be able to detect from my post that I wasn’t entirely sure how suitable my own figures were, as they were designed more with Estonians, Latvians and generic African nations in mind than Polish paras!

    The question seems to have been raised (by a third party, not by me) to the moderator/site owner whether it was cool to mention another company’s (especially for Don) range. Mike did ask me if I had a problem with it. I said no. It may have been different if it was me advertising my new range of Poles, and someone had advertised a competing range all over it. Maybe. I need to be a big boy and accept that there are others out there who also have good figures and ultimately it is the customer’s choice. 😉

    Darryl, you’ve been unfortunate. It wasn’t really directed at you per se, so much as a generic question that sprang off something you said. I think Mike was right to put the question out there and get a bit of a feeling how other forum members felt, in a generic sense. The general opinion seems to be that it was all fine. Like i said the other time, no harm, no foul. Please do continue to post, as you have some really good stuff well worth sharing.

     

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    in reply to: qrf modern polish paratroops 15mm #63592
    GeoffQRF
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    Oddzial Osmy, that’s who I was thinking of!

    Sold through Fighting 15s: https://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/moderns-844-c.asp

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    in reply to: qrf modern polish paratroops 15mm #63587
    GeoffQRF
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    Darryl, are those actually the ones produced by some chap in Poland?

    Some bigger pics on the 6mm forum:

    Image result for 15mm rosomak

    Comments seem to be that they may be quite tall (2mm bigger than others?) and resin, so not sure about the durability, but they do look nice.

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    in reply to: Forum Etiquette #63585
    GeoffQRF
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    It may be different if Angel Barracks was saying ‘Look, we just released RDF Hard Suits’, and Sam then advertised other products, but generally if a customer is asking for suitable models to use I’d say it is fine.

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    in reply to: qrf modern polish paratroops 15mm #63547
    GeoffQRF
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    Good question

    I did those some time ago. I think they were designed as an intentionally generic range with Kevlar type helmets, AK weapons and matching generic AK equivalent webbing.

    If you are looking at modern, they would probably do – suitable camp pattern and paint the guns all black as Kbs Beryls. Ideally you’d need something like the MG3 as support, so you fill in with the modern German range. Current anti-armour appears to be the Carl Gustav or AT4.

    I don’t know if the paras used a specific helmet though

     

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    in reply to: ECW 15mm buildings (resin) #63499
    GeoffQRF
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    Thank you!

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    in reply to: A Light Reconnaissance Vehicle On The Way #63485
    GeoffQRF
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    Be careful if those are Lego wheels and you are looking at casting it

    Actually let me word that another way. You can’t cast Lego wheels.

    Well you can, but it could be very expensive.

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by GeoffQRF GeoffQRF.

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    in reply to: Looking for DBN v2.1 Rules #63080
    GeoffQRF
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    Depends pretty much on how the licence is issued. Generally once you purchase the PDF you are entitled to print as many sets as you like… for your own personal use.

    “Oh..b… I threw my coffee all over my set, I’ll print off another”

    You may even be able to justify printing 2-3 sets

    “I have one at home and keep one at work… uh… for those quieter moments… in my lunch”

    What the licence will usually state is that you cannot print off 10 sets and sell the other 9, ie commerical use. What should happen is the other 9 people should buy the PDF and print off as many copies as they want, for their own use. 🙂

    You shouldn’t share the PDF either, because in the same way each share is a sale loss to the original owner. PDFs generally aren’t expensive so worth a punt. If you like it, show them to a friend, let them browse it, get them to buy the PDF and have a set printed (or just keep it on a tablet). I just bought a copy of something from Wargames Vault which had a ‘pay what you want’ option. The average was $2. I paid $5, because I think anyones time is worth at least $5.

    Copy shops may be cautious because they don’t know if there are any copy restrictions. That said, I bought a couple of PDF files from Wargames Vault recently and had them printed for me in the University.

    Where it gets tricky is if you decide later you don’t like them, so want to sell the hard copy you own… which should be fine. Of course printing and selling 2-3 copies may be ok. 5 copies might be getting dubious. 20 copies is going to be very suspect 😉

    Darryl is good people – no harm, no foul.

    • This reply was modified 2 years ago by GeoffQRF GeoffQRF.

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    in reply to: TSS tiles. Photos of games? #63012
    GeoffQRF
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    They do custom cut tiles? Aces.

    Yes we can make tiles to a customers specifications, for example to match a battlefield

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    in reply to: TSS tiles. Photos of games? #62919
    GeoffQRF
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    If you Google TSS tiles there are a few photos online of full tables.

    I have a few tiles and hill edges here. I can take some photos with 6mm and 15mm tomorrow if you like

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    in reply to: Modern WW2 battles #62918
    GeoffQRF
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    But you could provide some useful examples of WW2 engagements that others could convert

    and a modern Kelly’s Heroes scenario.

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    in reply to: Modern WW2 battles #62897
    GeoffQRF
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    I think there is some mileage here.

    In fact, I reckon between us we could generate a dozen or so really good scenarios. Anyone fancy compiling them into a PDF?

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    in reply to: Modern WW2 battles #62863
    GeoffQRF
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    I think in 6mm you can get aaat with just about anything.

    Rules of choice?  I’m playing with CWC or Sabre Squadron

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