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  • in reply to: What is Wargaming? #32528
    Avatar photoGoldwyrm
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    Wargaming is playing with toy soldiers when you are over ten years old.

    Yeah, that :)

    Yep. That.

    Fondly remembering a spoon dug hole in the backyard that served as a canyon for the Indians to attack the wagon train on the way to Fort Apache (Marx).

    in reply to: So What's On the Table? #32411
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    I’ve been working on D&D stuff to support a campaign I run (5th Ed. Forgotten Realms).  So I wanted to work an Otherworld Stone Giant into an encounter. I wanted some suitable setting. Thus the Stalagmites seen in this picture.

    Stalagmites and Stone Giant

    Also working on cavern walls and made up some 20 piercers for another area of the cavern.  Game is tomorrow.

    in reply to: A SYW Russian project finally done. #20842
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    Excellent Job!

    Russians are not currently represented in my SYW collection, but displayed armies such as yours makes it more tempting. <span style=”font-size: 6pt;”>Finding the time for painting more 28mm brings me back to Earth. </span>

    in reply to: Invasion of Candyland 1756 #6463
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    Thanks for all the comments. The candy canes were removable and still wrapped, so one of the more edible edibles. The small gum drop rocks however were spray coated with acrylic, so those not so much.

    Is that blancmange ?

    No, I cheated and used bowls that looked like gum drops. I love the idea though, having just looked up blancmange to see what it is. lol.

    I’ve since picked up more gingerbread figures (from Victory Force Miniatures).  When I get those painted, I’ll have a full brigade for the fledgling army of Candyland.

    in reply to: Which are your favorite 18th century figures #6151
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    For me it’s Minden, Fife & Drum, and Eureka for 28mm. I also use RSM for several units because they size nice with the Mindens and I also have some Front Rank artillery that I like.

    Oops, almost forgot about SYW in India- I’ve got  Golconda Rising (via Eureka) and Indus Miniatures that I like.

    And in plastics, the Perry stuff is great and I have some still in boxes, even if now I’m beginning to find assembling plastics to be a soul destroying waste of my more limited hobby time.

    Avatar photoGoldwyrm
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    I run games with Blackpowder with LAoK supplement for SYW and Imaginations, soon to be using it for AWI after I pick up the newest book.

    With the locals I also play OGABAS (Oh God Anything but a Six) for Imaginations, a variant of Shako for SYW, and The British are Coming for AWI.

    in reply to: 28mm Perry AWI Inniskillings #3480
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    Beautiful work on those.

    I’ve got 3 boxes of the Perry British myself, languishing in the queue.

    in reply to: What's your favourite ancients ruleset and why? #3450
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    I’ve played multiple games of Classical Hack,  FoG, and WAB, with a small exposure to Impetus and DBA/M.

    My current favorite may be Hail Caesar. It’s quick and easy. I also like to gamble with an aggressive attack plan. HC can accommodate that gamble if I roll well for command and my opponents roll poorly to respond. Many other rules have matching move for move mechanics that makes outflanking or massing at a point of attack far more difficult due to the helicopter view of the armies.

    However, I may be retuning to WAB, or something similar, just because I’m thinking of going down the dark path of Weird/Mythological Ancients play and the way stats are laid out facilitates incorporating the fantastical elements.

    in reply to: Zorndorf 1758 #3397
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    I hadn’t seen the day of the show pics. Lovely!

    And I may borrow that method of marking for off-table status. Great idea.

    Avatar photoGoldwyrm
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    I was a skirmish wargamer for such a long time, but about 5 years ago came around to horse and musket, with that being primarily SYW or Imaginations. Lots of eye candy in The Wargame and other books of my youth that I was hoping to emulate.

    I do enjoy the variety that SYW has to offer. It’s a global conflict and the upside is so many nations can be selected to model armies around. I’m slowly enjoying the history when I set aside reading time. While my current painted collection of the past 5 years has Prussians, Austrians, and Saxons I’m looking to add in the next 5 years East Indians, British, French, and Hanoverians. Also on the backburner is F&IW figures, but I prefer large battles these days with lots of units and linear warfare. Rules I play currently are OGABAS and Black Powder with LAoK supplement.

    Next on my radar is AWI.

     

     

     

     

    in reply to: Welcome to the 18th Century Forum #3394
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    Thank you. I hope to participate more in this space in coming days/weeks.

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