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08/05/2019 at 19:12 in reply to: 25th Panzer Division in Norway – What-if Swedish 1943 invasion #114237
I always thought it odd that S35s etc remained in service so long, when they had p38s that shared parts etc with other vehicles in service.
I have learnt the buy it when you see it lesson, and while I am not lessening my lead pile, I am buying much more specific items to complete projects and fill in gaps.
Working well, only started one new project this year….05/04/2019 at 12:33 in reply to: British Commandos – troop, section and sub-section organization #112072
There is a regimental museum in Rotherham, and they have a beautiful chapel area in Sheffield Cathedral.05/04/2019 at 09:32 in reply to: British Commandos – troop, section and sub-section organization #112047
It wasn’t just the germans it confused…..
2nd Battalion, Yorks & Lancs caused many odd looks and double checking.03/04/2019 at 09:54 in reply to: British Commandos – troop, section and sub-section organization #111870
So the normal, everything is standard, except when it is not, of the British Forces.
Interesting they had Lance Serjeants though.
Yes, doing 6mm Martian tripods from war of the worlds, because I want them…. If they then sell, well cool!
Given that there was fighting in Wales as well, maybe War of the 3 Kingdoms and 1 Principality….18/02/2019 at 22:25 in reply to: Bramlingshire – a setting for my own Thud & Blunder campaign #109451
For ideas, the TFL game Dux Brittanarium may also be a good source of skirmish game ideas, based on warbands trying to hold off the dsaxon encroachment in romanobritain after the legions have left.18/02/2019 at 10:13 in reply to: Bramlingshire – a setting for my own Thud & Blunder campaign #109423
Also look on ebay or abe books for the older editions of the ordinance survey map of Roman Britain, they are also a great base point for this.16/02/2019 at 11:05 in reply to: Bramlingshire – a setting for my own Thud & Blunder campaign #109240
What a lovely idea, needs hedge witches though, and a famous inn run by a retired adventurer.
And of course the wildmen from across the barrier need to be led by Gareth of the Edwards clan. Backed up by the infamous half giant Quinnell clan.
Barbarians, the best in my opinion are the Mark Copplestone grenadier ones, they pop up on ebay and are made by an Italian company as well these days.
All in all, it sounds like much fun.
I have to admit I am doing a similar thing, but set around the ECW and Restoration period, for a witch hunting game.13/02/2019 at 10:57 in reply to: Stalled Project: French War of Spanish Succession (28mm Front Rank) #10902512/02/2019 at 11:51 in reply to: Stalled Project: French War of Spanish Succession (28mm Front Rank) #108965
Well can help you out of this never ending project, sell them to me…11/02/2019 at 15:15 in reply to: Stalled Project: French War of Spanish Succession (28mm Front Rank) #108929
Be a bit different, Dutch Infantry with Danish cavalry
Wellsian also has Sci Fi connotations.
You could go Kiplingsian, but again more colonial in flavour.
Bismarkian is actually probably the best, or Azimuth of Empires.11/02/2019 at 10:11 in reply to: Stalled Project: French War of Spanish Succession (28mm Front Rank) #108908
Beautifully painted, makes me think I should get on with my Ebor Austrians.
Make your basic range, 2 hexes….25/01/2019 at 10:36 in reply to: 12 O'Clok High! Air Pirates Game in Jim's Basement #108129
Sounds like fun, what the Germans never clicked was the tactic to take the Americans apart. Which was engage the P51 as they crossed the channel, then wait an hour, then attack the now undefended bombers.
This worked because P51s drew fuel from their fuselage tank first (due to balance considerations) but ejected drop tanks when entering combat. This meant their range went the moment they were engaged.
I like his boss, the deeply scary sorcerer!
The Jungle is Neutral. (basically it is trying to kill both sides equally).
So then it is who learns fastest, and as the Japanese and Malayan rebels learnt, the British (and commonwealth troops) learn fast, and the Vietnamese found, the US do not. It was not an accident that the Australians in Vietnam had a lot fewer jungle issues than the US.
Use the same mob, but have 3 or 4 different leader figures, so Jo’s mob has a different boss the Fred’s etc….
There is already a Laundry files spin off setting for CoC I believe. I still have plans for the Black Ops Concord…..
Also fits in the Benjamin Jacka Books. And if you wanted it to get really fun, Charley Fletchers Oversight books (while Victorian the ideas remain).
Well Mr Average I can inform you, more 6mm Fantasy is coming from Rapier Miniatures this year.
For me, the FPW look ended on the Transvaal Veldt.
The Bofors were used that way in the Seine Bridging and crossing I believe as well.07/01/2019 at 22:32 in reply to: Churchill's Secret Army – The Auxiliaries & Special Duty Units #107120
The oddest thing of course about that, was it was Group command for 10 Group under Sir Keith Parkes. Last I heard they were threatening to shut Uxbridge.07/01/2019 at 17:04 in reply to: Churchill's Secret Army – The Auxiliaries & Special Duty Units #107094
My Grandfather was (and my dad would have been had his dad not been), he had been a Royal Marine in the Boer War and WW1 (in the Naval Division) and was a game keeper in Hampshire, so was well versed in both Military and the land. Dad showed me one of their camps in the mid 70s, also how they had undermined the local bridge to make it easy to blow, and where the water meadow and river flood defences were marked for demolition to slow down any advance. In Hampshire just flooding the roads is an issue as most of them are up to 6 foot lower than the fields around them, however it would have been temporary as being on chalk it would have drained quite fast as well. They also had a route into the heart of the airfield (Odiham) but dad did not know where that was but suspected a tunnel into a basement of the newly build buildings.
Always wondered about that as a post Sealowe game, Scallywags popping up in the middle of a key German held Airfield (the head of the Luftwaffe had it earmarked as his command base). So inside the ring defences….
In other words, the same as every thing else British, it was standard apart from the exceptions…
That was because Achilles were Royal Artillery assets, so the crews were RA (might have been Tank drivers though) so used to totally different doctrines.
At low level (wargames table size) the combined arms doctrine of the British is difficult to replicate, because so many different things come from different sources.
As an experiment, run the US against the Germans in the immediate aftermath of D Day, so just 75mm armed normal Shermans and se how they do?
You don’t mention squares or tanks or students on your website do you, that seems to be the easiest way to get banned from China.
CoC would do it perfectly, there is a lot of this Urban Fantasy about that could become one big setting.
Homophobic and xenophobic views are not welcome on TWW.
I disagree, the story was clever, the idea thoughtful and the execution well done. As for the immigrant complaint, maybe you should look at your views more closely.
Get yourself a challenger to go with the cromwells, or upgrade them to comets.
In defence British should be hard as nails, because A Artillery could be called down and B mortars, lots of mortars, even at platoon level the 2″ makes attacking nasty with smoke, and when attacking yourself, drop smoke in front of the cats and get close, they cannot hit what they cannot see.
And the next batch of complete,
20 Jet bikes
3 Web spinner
3 warp cannon
another lascannon battery
3 Landraiders to start the Marines off!
There is a small but excellent uniform collection at Lewes Castle (near Brighton) including a 7yw (could be AWI) light infantry hat/helmet for the 5th Foot.
Only classics allowed!
Currently painting up Wave Serpents for the Aspects, and more Infantry and some heavy tanks and jetbikes and…. and…. and… I think I have an Eldar problem!
What was Wellingtons reaction after Albuherra, you have written me a defeat, rewrite it as a victory.
Tusk riders are on the Rapier 2019 plan list in both 6mm and 28mm, but first we have morokanth in both scales ready to go up for sale.
If you come to Joy of six, you could see them painted and buy them as well!
US support for the Suez operations and a 1956 gulf war perhaps.