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I have to admit I never liked hoverlecks.
Did you ever find a good cyberman type?
Not yet, but I have some UNIT troopers as well!
I like the force sphere, but I love the aliens, what make are they please?
You want realistic, Chain of Command, proper use of the lower NCO’s to do their jobs within fire teams and sections.
Glorantha is a great setting, but not a traditional fantasy one, no Orcs, Elves and trolls are VERY different, but you do get Bison Riders and Broos as compensation…
For hordes of Fantasy, perhaps Greyhawk or Forgotten Realms d&d worlds might suit.
Otherwise take a leaf out of GWs book, get a map of Europe and carve it up for your needs.
But be warned, world building can be addictive. And if you do, find a book called Wargames Campaigns by Tony Bath, loads of ideas of how to build the world and then run it.
Doing an adapted skirmish campaign there, (using Dux Brittanarium from TFL) so riders for them next.19/05/2016 at 19:15 in reply to: Horizon Wars – First impressions & shopping for a British Battlegroup #42204
I like the FV432 apc type and the Royal Marines in berets.19/05/2016 at 13:43 in reply to: Horizon Wars – First impressions & shopping for a British Battlegroup #42175
Actually if Doing a near future british themed Sci Fi force, look here for ideas (no mecha though)
There is a substance called alupanel used by signwriters and the like, it comes in many colours, but my most used is matt black on one side and gloss back on the other. If you use a good scribing tool you can get a nice silver line through the surface,
You may be able to grab offcuts etc and do a matix pr grid with this.
Remember if you grid and lay over, it may deform the Grid.
Perhaps dots (use a chinagraph or chalk on a dark colour) or if a soft surface like polystyrene perhaps pins, it may well depend what you need the grid for.
Ottomans are great, Do Holy Roman Empire and Maltese for early ones and Austria and Poles for later period. Russians are also an enemy.
Free trial with CorelDraw would be my goto place for this.
Rules and Supplements for Traveller.
My main Sci-Fi setting however is retro Sci-Fi. Based upon childhood influences and cherry picking any good ideas or Aliens etc that I have encountered since, I play:
In which the Mekon rules Venus, tripod driving Aliens arrive from Mars, monocular armoured travelling machines fight cyborgs and Dan Dare, Moonbase Alpha, Brigadiers easy and Lethbridge-Stewart , UNIT and the BAOV fight back.
WW2 is a huge subject, so book recommendations depends on your area of interest. WW2 as a whole, economic, strategic or political, or the warfare itself which then breaks down into campaigns.
David Brins ‘Uplift Universe’ has a lot of roleplay potential and even space battle, but less sure about other types of fighting. Dune has potential for both, but has no aliens.
Conan is a superb mass battle setting, indeed the first and one of the biggest Fantasy campaigns was fought in Hyboria. Look for Tony Baths stuff on the subject from the late 60s and 70s.
Middle earth is a setting of battles large and small, but has a specific feel to it.
My favourite Fantasy setting is Earthsea, but that is not a wargame setting.
I liked a lot of the epic figures and stuff, but when they decided spikey chaos and fantasy ruled rather than sci-fi (and yes I mean 40k is fantasy, not sci-fi).
Always wanted to do Berlin Brigade Camo, but never risked my sanity. The WW1 ship Dazzle is also planned, a great way to differentiate forces.
Excellent, I am saving pennies for the new Eagle Kit in 1/48th for my insanity (£80 or so, but I only need 3 of them).
Depending on exact sizing, Konomi dod a 4.5″ Eagle Transport (ebay) and there are some options on Shapeways, there are also 1/144th and 1/160th so close to 10mm Modern British vehicles like the Cougar and Jaguar and mastiff.
Shhh or I shall reveal you are an X-Man…..
I do building commercially as: HACME Construction, web page here: http://www.rapierminiatures.co.uk/page/Range/HACME.html
And that is where they will go up for sale. Very shortly I hope, just waiting for polystyrene balls now.
I’m going to shoot the next person who gets shot – Major Aranjiian Tom.
I will be painting up a set yes, but this is the sales/display model, so showing what you would get in its natural form. The mains doors are also cut, so you can pose them open if you wanted to as well.
Interesting, from this description they are close to TFLs approach in that it is the friction of command that makes battles realistic.
Very happy with that one. These are coming on a lot faster than I expected.
And further work, church, House and school building.
And here are more examples.
Ahhh thank you, excellent terrain material by the looks of it.
AT the moment, nothing, nada, not a thing. Too busy mastering Vector Graphics for mdf madness!
That thought had not escaped me…. This was the test one of the design, now to do a whole ruck of them!
I saw 6mm Space Hulk done a few years ago, magnetised bases and map squares and played on a steel whiteboard.
I was just offering you a couple more options on armies to keep you interested. Just Hittites vs NKE can get dull.
Where is this Victorian Outpost?
Nice, best of all, is that Troy (or the best candidate) falls at around 1250BC, so you can fight Hittites against Trojans or even marauding Mycenaens!
That is insane… and brilliant. I would play it at a show!
Here they are with prototype roof tiles added. Also with Baccus and Rapier 6mm figures for reference.
Yes the plan is to make them for sale, hopefully before the end of April, just finalising details now.