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  • Gillies Sim
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    Another brilliant AAR Mark! Really enjoyed cheering on the Brits (apologies!). Interested to see how you decide to crack that nut in the next run at it.

    I’d be tempted to take an additional squad and try force a route through the jungle to give cover for as long as possible. Alternatively the exact same again could work if there are no well timed turn ends!

    https://nottherivercottage.blogspot.com/

    Gillies Sim
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    Looks good! Is your intent to just focus on the opening few months of the war? before it gets all static?

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    in reply to: 6mm Normandy game #141753
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Always lovely to see your setups!

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    in reply to: 28mm scatter terrain—options? #141752
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    You could also try:

    Bad Squiddo Scenics: https://badsquiddogames.com/shop#!/Bad-Squiddo-Scenics/c/34056291/offset=24&sort=addedTimeDesc

    Which have lovely cargo, food, scarecrows, torches, campfires.

    Or

    Alternative Armies: https://www.alternative-armies.com/collections/battlefield-bits-and-accessories

    which has some different options.

     

     

     

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    in reply to: CoC 29, Let’s Go! campaign (updated 13 07 20) #139934
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Great AAR – builds the tension in the campaign nicely! Once that turn end hit I think you were limited in options, the barrage gave you some sort of parity and with it gone, hanging around was just asking for casualties.

    Always enjoyable reading your work.

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    in reply to: Opportunity Fire #139225
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Sounds very interesting David! And to be fair in defence, doctrine has positions determined 2 down, ie so Battlegroup CO would site Platoons so I totally get where you are coming from, it suits the level perfectly. You should punt them to the army and see if they take it up!

    Thank you,

    Gillies

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    in reply to: Opportunity Fire #139122
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Not sure if it is pertinent but for me the opportunity fire is closely linked to the leadership and operational control (OPCON/OPCOM/TACON/TACOM).

    In the earlier example that Deephorse raised it is likely the ATG is operating under a different command with different priorities. So if taking this at a battalion level, the AT company or platoon would have been assigned priorities eg En Armour, En Armoured transport, En softskins. Then the issue becomes what can they reasonably see / what  do they assess as the biggest threat. This for me is where the leadership comes in, depending on the level it is pitched at do you want the player making that decision or is it too low level?

    Similar for the infantry except they are under the operational command of the battalion so it comes down to whether their tasking allows for them to “opportunity fire” and again what level of command decisions you want the player to have to take. If they are holding specific ground with only organic AT and the tank rocks up, probably a platoon commanders “actions on” over what happens. If there is attach AT support then it would be the situation above, leave it to the AT boys, stay in your own lane!

    Just my take! On a side note I am looking forward to these rules immensely!

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    in reply to: Normandy battlemat #138849
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Check out the elladan instructions

    Also here

     

     

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    in reply to: Infamy! Infamy! #138848
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Anyone considering doing this in 15mm?

    Yes I am considering it. THinking maybe QRF for the figures but there are so many other things I’ve started that I feel I should finish before starting another project!

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #137420
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Thanks; very useful. I am never very happy with my 6mm basing so I always want to know how people have done good looking basing!

    Thank you! The method is pretty simple but I think gives a decent finish.

     

    Nice Cave Mike!

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #137342
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Hammurabi70 – was that asking me how I did the 6mm stuff? If so read below, if not ignore it and sorry for butting in!

    For these I based 3 figures on each 30×30 MDF square. Used PVA and sand for the texture and to hide the edges of the bases a little. The sand I had sieved to make sure it was as fine as possible. A very basic dark brown base coat and then lightened twice to drybrush highlights, the second being mostly white but enough brown to discolour it slightly. The grass is 1mm static grass (from Serious Play on Ebay) and I used two different colours, one after the other to create some differences in tone.

    6mm Brits

    6mm brits 2

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    in reply to: Is It Terrain-Making OR “Crafting”? #137166
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Have to say I agree with Mike. For me craft can be anything and before I came to wargaming I would associate it with woodcraft – there may be some amateurs doing that but the finished products can be astounding. It used to be that you would refer to trades as Craftsmen, certainly not amateurs.

    I would say Craft (or crafting) is an easy way of referring to any sort of “making” activity whereas terrain-making is a specific sort of craft. That’s my 2 pence thrown in!

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    in reply to: A very cheap sea mat #126827
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    And it appears they are out of stock. That didn’t take long.

    Time to wait and watch.

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    in reply to: A very cheap sea mat #126826
    Gillies Sim
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    Oooh I don’t really need one but I mean, I’ll regret it if later I come back and they’ve all gone right? Yeah totally. Well that’s me convinced.

    Good Spot Sir, good spot.

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    in reply to: My Blog – Not the River Cottage #126171
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Thank you both! Still learning this 6mm stuff but I’m rather pleased with the grass on the German bases, bit annoyed I didn’t work it out earlier for the British too!

    oh well it is all a journey!

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    in reply to: Fleece mats? #126154
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    I looked into a number of fabric options a while back (not progressed with them yet) but I posted up my results here.

    Apologies for the shameless sharing of a link to my own blog!

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    in reply to: My Blog – Not the River Cottage #126153
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

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    in reply to: My Blog – Not the River Cottage #126152
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Finally got round to finishing off the German oppostion in 6mm.

    https://nottherivercottage.blogspot.com/2019/11/6mm-germans-and-some-straggling-brits.html

    ww2 6mm troops

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    in reply to: IABSM Cards? #123951
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    In a word no, although on their forum there are a number of folk who talk about using ArtsCow to print out sets. You can find some user made sets on that site, as far as I know they print out the set and send it to you? not sure how it works.

    For example: http://www.artscow.com/gallery/playing-cards/iabsm-axis-generic-cards-wargame-02nlz3hq1ymo

    Personally I’m following a certain Mr Derek Hodge (http://dereksweetoys.com/chips-with-everything/) and going with MDF chips as I tend to agree the shuffling of cards is more frustrating than picking up chips!

    Also John Bond (http://iagsmgm.blogspot.com/2015/06/iabsm-card-deck.html) has his own card deck option which I rather like too!

    Hope some of that is helpful!

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    in reply to: My Blog – Not the River Cottage #122609
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Thank you very much! First time painting 6mm and I was happily surprised at how easy and quick I can get through them. I’m enjoying the vaguely diorama effect you can try with the basing, I may try some more random spacing for the Germans to shake things up a bit!

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #122092
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    Finally got round to adding some grass to the bases for my 6mm British WW2 troops. Realised I forgot to get PIATs so will be visiting Baccus soon to pick those up.

    Brit_WW2_6mm

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    in reply to: sunken roads stage 2 #120064
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    They’ve turned out rather nice! I assumed you were just making the bocage bit, ie something to sit under the hedge, didn’t realise it would be a whole field as well. Very nice, particularly like the idea for breaking up the ground level!

    It would be good to see them all finished!

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    in reply to: DIY Desert battle mat #120063
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    yeah it’s one of those that makes me want to try emulate it. Because it is so damn pretty!

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    in reply to: DIY Desert battle mat #120011
    Gillies Sim
    Participant

    I saw this http://spudnick080.blogspot.com/2016/09/desert-mat-tutorial-and-thoughts.html which I think is a rather splendid DIY version of a desert mat, and somewhat more interesting than just the flat sands! I realise you are going the purchase route but incase you change your mind!

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