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23/10/2020 at 16:41 in reply to: Wargaming budget, what’s yours and how do you set them? #145859
Pretty much what Duncan said, time appears to be the limiting factor (though keeping a daughter at University and funding a son’s PS4 -shortly to be PS5 no doubt- addiction means money may be a factor if time weren’t!).
On the other hand I am glad I bought things in the past I never did anything with and forgot I had laid down in a box, otherwise I would never have found c50 WWI warships half painted in the loft the other day. Now finishing painting and seeing if I can make sense of Age of Dreadnoughts, Victory at Sea.
These have tempted me for a while (but not having the faintest idea what to do with them has stopped me from straying off the path into darkness)
I know its a pain when someone does this, and I am not suggesting that what happened to you didn’t happen, but in 30+ years of ordering from Ian at Irregular I’ve never had anything not arrive. His service has been superb, and his turnaround has always been the fastest of any manufacturer I have bought from.
I’m sorry you had a different experience but I can only say I’ve never heard that criticism levelled at Irregular before.
I presume it is this
getting a ‘refused to connect’ message at the moment.
Someone’s trying to tell you to go real Old School – painted baseboard and soft fibreboard hills with 30mm figures!
I do like those hedges though, however tall/short they are.16/10/2020 at 14:11 in reply to: Gallic War Campaign Battle Four – The Revolt of the Treveri #145553
Very good. I did wonder for a bit if this was going to be the explanation for the ‘Lost Legion’ story!
No. I didn’t check at first because there was no update on the front page, but just tried and checkout is still disabled.
And it’s back.
Yes, I tried to check it c0100hrs this morning and got back a ‘currently unable to handle this request’ with a generic code 500 error. Still getting it.
Or glue a piece of paper on the bottom – to make a three ply sandwich (See Steve’s comment above about plywood) so you get :
and the stresses between the top and centre layer even up those between the centre and bottom layer.
Well I’m with you – being charged £14.22 for £2.95 postage plus the box/package etc seems excessive.
As I said, I’d ask them why and if they would do something about it.
I bought Frostgrave, the kids bought me some skeleton and goblin thingies and I made a wizard and repurposed some medieval types, but I just couldn’t get into it. That’s probably just me and fantasy type stuff but the open nature of the basic idea seemed far too constrained by some of the rule mechanisms. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was like Quidditch, the dumbest non-game in the world, but it gave me a gnawing feeling that a lot of the activity was just as pointless.
So sorry, no I haven’t tried Frostgrave 2.
Second editions of games are rarely an improvement, I hope Frostgrave 2 bucks that trend.
That’s your perception of its value, the actual price is objective.
(Unless you are some kind of Post Modern Philosopher)
If you can accept a c1:160 height scale for your figures works with a ground scale between say 1:400 and 1:4,000 depending on your rules, why is the gap between c1:160 and c1:300 such a deal breaker?
After all – if your 10mm/6ft tall soldier falls over, he suddenly becomes between 13ft and 130ft long!
Makes your building a bit of an odd shape whichever way you look at it.
I had a bit of wobble with the idea at first but as long as I don’t get figures towering over houses I generally don’t even notice five minutes into a game.
I don’t blame you venting your legitimate anger on here.
And I am all in favour of freely available information – rational choice in a free market requires perfect information about alternatives – but before I named and shamed, I’d contact the seller and ask what happened and how about a refund of the difference between price charged and service delivered.
If you get a reasonable explanation (and even better the money back!) you will feel better and you can let us know. If you get short shrift, you will feel a little bit more annoyed but also morally justified when you share the reply here and tell us who it was.
As for why some companies offer max limit or free postage is a business choice and they may have higher volume which allows them to negotiate a deal with the carrier or they may absorb some of the cost to get volume sales or simply add the cost into their production cost when working out unit price.
I don’t mind paying postage cost plus a small extra for wrapping material if it us up front and clearly reflects the cost. £14.22 for a £2.95 service suggests gold plated packaging or something odd. I’d ask them.
Thanks both – I’ll let you fight it out over the details!
Old School I’d heard of – the R (whatever it stands for) was a new one on me.
(I’m of an age when the concept of Warhammer being Old School makes me raise an eyebrow if not shake my head)
Okay, I know I am thick, and I m prepared to self administer a kick -but: OSR?
PS Lovely table and hills
6mm buildings and 10mm figs – no pics but I’ve seen it done, done it and it works very well for me.
In fact it usually gives a more ‘realistic’ footprint than 10mm buildings.
Yes, you should.
That’s annoying, to say the least.
Hope they sort it out quickly.
Borrow away, you are very welcome.
I should have said – all the buildings are scratch built with Pastikard, except the oil tanks which are plastic tops off something -can’t remember what – foraged and stored for ages before finding the perfect use for them., and the satellite dish which is a bit of plastic sprue and a tiddlywink on a Plastikard base.
The wire is more of the aluminium winding and the sandbags and bunkers are Greenstuff.
Well, that is a great start!
What a fabulous looking collection of figures!
I want an Ottoman army now, but I suspect it won’t end up looking as great as that one.
Thanks for drawing our attention to that.
David’s (now David’s Isopon) Aluminium mesh – mine from Halfords – a car bodywork repair mesh.
The fencing is cut in strips (cut across the diagonals to give diagonals running at angles like chain link fencing) for the main stretches with thin strips cut along the diagonal and rolled on a cocktail stick to make the concertina razor wire on top.
The base and support are cut from Slaters black plastikard sheet.
Thanks! Appreciate it.
At the time I was surprised rather than disappointed at the success- although my son would have appreciated a more ‘shooty’ experience I think.
Which brings me to what Thomaston said – if I knew how to get dice to roll like that believe me I’d do it a lot more!
I have played a Late Roman v Sassanid game since and my Sassanid’s rolled exactly as my norm – losing in three turns, so I have not turned a corner in my relation with dice!
Maybe its a d10 thing vice a d6.
We’ll see what happens when whichever Western Government is involved decides how serious things are.
Pendraken have a list you have to scroll – but you just click add to basket as you see one you like
They have separate pages for Model Colour, Panzer Aces and ‘Others’- textures and primers
The downloads and photographs Dr ‘Davies’ and Cpl ‘Price’ took are even now being assessed in a secret location and plans being made.
There are several options on the table about what may be discovered, some weirder than others.
I think we can safely say however, that whatever it is is too horrible to risk being dispersed by a bombing raid and someone will have to go and sort this out on the ground.
Yes, that was unexpected. He used to play a few games but he’s not been bothered over the last couple of years. I haven’t pushed, he’s got enough problems without having his dad using him as a conscripted opponent.
As it was he gave this a go of his own volition and we played together in a sort of combined solo against the game.
I think the free kriegsspiel idea was useful for him as well, we talked through what might happen and what chance an action would have. That gave him a better feeling of involvement rather than the sometimes arcane pronouncements of rule books.
However he now says he wants to have a go at a ‘proper’ wargame!
Not sure what that says about my GMing in that game.
Something about Captain JC Sachs’ rules on the same site:
John Curry’s ‘The History of Wargaming Project’ has a lot of this info – but most of it is in reprinted or collated book form which you will need to pay for in this format – not a free service.
John has put a huge effort into saving or recovering much of this info and getting permission from copyright holders where appropriate.
Having said that some of the info is still out there in the nooks and crannies of the web if you feel like hunting.
It’s certainly easier to buy the two or three books you would be interested in.
I know John but have no commercial link with the project.
I may be missing something but there are far cheaper, good quality versions of this book available if you want to replace your ‘ratty paperback’ copy.
I get past the email page no problem – using Windows 10 version 2004, Chrome browser Version 85.0.4183.121 (Official Build) (64-bit)
That’s a bit bonkers isn’t it?
In a good way.
‘The Washington Football Team’ is the new (albeit temporary) name they chose this season to avoid the controversy Mike – which was deephorse’s non-controversial light hearted point I think.
Oh, thank goodness. For a moment I thought that TWW had gone to the Dark Side. There’s a world of difference between ‘dog fighting’ and ‘dogfighting’.
Nice to know it wasn’t just me!17/09/2020 at 12:59 in reply to: Early Byzantine Magister Militum/Army General Base #144176
Lovely figures, matched by the exquisite painting!
Banner – hand painted…show off!
Thanks for sharing.
Have you thought of having them exorcised? (the dice that is)
Throwing consistently low or high is one thing, but deliberately avoiding all required numbers sounds distinctly worrying to me.
Looking forward to the next stirring adventure of the STD team (are any of them actually still alive/combat effective? I feel for these people I really do.)
Having had a quick shuftie at a few pics and videos of gallery 371 (thanks Mr Average) they do appear to be the Arthurian banners. If you have a look you will see :
Kay the Seneschal ( foster-brother of King Arthur — Kaeux, Keux or Kuex le seneschal: Azure, two keys erect wards upwards and outwards argent)
Brandiles ( Brandelis de Vaulxsur, Brandelix des vaulx sur, Brandeliz de Vaulseur: Gules three swords erect in fess argent hilted and pommelled azure.)
Bedivere ( brother of Lucan — Bedovyer, Bedoyer or Bedomer le conestable; Baudoir the Constable: Or, a gonfanon of three points gules. )
Ban (King of Benwick, son of King Launcelot, brother of King Bors and father of Launcelot du Lac and Ector de Maris (q.v.) — Le Roy Ban de Benoic: Argent, three bendlets gules.)
Gawaine (eldest son of King Lott — Gauvain dorcanie, Gawyn dorcadie: Purpure, a two-headed eagle displayed or, beaked and membered azure.)
I think Sagramore is there as well but the molets are eight sided whereas the blazon has them 5.
There are a couple of others I can’t identify yet and I can’t see Arthur’s banner.
Nice collection of armour.
I wonder if it may be a rendering of this:
‘GALLERON of Galowey is Malory’s form of Chrétien’s Galerantis li Galois (i.e. the Welshman) who appears in the armorial lists as Galle¬gantin, Galegantn or Galentin le Galloys or Galoys, and Gualeguantin of Wales: Per pale or and sable, a lion rampant vert armed and langued gules. In other romances, Galegantins, Galeguinant or Galys Gwynans (and other forms) is seneschal to Galahalt and brother of Ywain les Avoutres (q.v.).’
This from a Heraldry Society article here talking about the imagined arms of Arthurian characters compiled by a French author contemporaneous to Mallory’s Morte d’Arthur but presumably based on Chretien de Troyes’ version.
This is a common rendition:
So made up – yes – but a medieval ‘made up’
Of course it is facing the ‘wrong way’ but maybe because it is a single cloth and so the obverse would be the ‘right way’?
Or it may be someone else entirely!