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Is this out now? If it is I’ll get it tomorrow when I go out to hunt for food.
It’s going to be about a week and a half I would guess: it’s the July issue.
??? I hope not. I was bemoaning the evident lack of toffees…
Write to the museum and complain about their fudge-packing misdeeds…
You do sound like you’ve really been through it with the printer: I had no idea. Gosh it sounds awaful. You have my greatest sympathy matey
Holy crap!!! This is amazing.
I’m very glad people look as if they like it. Been play testing the whotsit out of my rules adaptation and it all seems to work well.
Geek Villain and Deep Cut make fine products and deliver – especially the latter – exactly what you can custom order if necessary. My Custom mats from Deep Cut have been outstanding
Is there a source link to get those infantry figures? Thanks.
The Infantry are called Starshipcrew and they are avaulable from Brigade – https://www.brigademodels.co.uk/15mmSF/Figures/SF15-012.html
The Aliens are called Yenpalo from the same range but I’ve worked on the helmets with a Dremel (the originals had quite a detailed facepiece – like ‘Iron Man’ – which looks nice but not what I needed) https://www.brigademodels.co.uk/15mmSF/Yenpalo.html
The models looks great but I’m really interested in how you did those hex terrain and the treetrunks.
Well I’m a terrible tease so my (obvious) answer is read it in the magazine!
But seriously, the terrain is a custom sized tle from Warbases (125mm HDF – bigger than they’d normally do) and the treetrunks are… well, they’re painted twigs carefully selected from my garden. Having said that, the treetrunks in the bottom hot with the smaller vehicles are part of a diorama. A top view of my tiles look like this:
Other than that, I’ll hint with: cork bark, Geek Gaming, Colour Party Basetex and my own personal receipe of basing compound.
There’s a youtube clip of me explainign the interceptor game here:
This is sort of weirdly timed since I just started watching this on AP after catching a part of an episode (as well as one for Space 1999) while I was in London 2 weeks ago. It’s like John is somehow influencing my space-time continuum.
Well it’s a shame we didn’t meet up when you were in Londinium and: yes I obviously am an evil influencer!
was expecting 28mm and Dinky ShadoMobiles at first
28mm would have been hilarious and I/we have access to a store of them for the project. I also have the Product Enterprise ones in 1/43 (or so) – see below
But – though I’ve produced a decal sheel with waterslide decals for the Konami as well as bigger ones for our Dinky Mobiles (and figures for the latter are available from Crooked Dice) and the Product Enterprise ones would be fantastic for a show game.. the tiles for either would have to be enormous: about 300mm across a hex for Dinky and 400 for the PE ones. All do-able with pink foam but…
On the other hand I have some smaller mobiles (also Konami) at about 1/200th or so – see below:
Again a great size and they would have worked well but I only have the two of them in this picture (and buying more is even harder than the 1/100th ones as they only come as part of a very expensive set) and – as figures would be slightly more difficult whereas 15mm figure choices are obviously vast – we though 1/100th was the sweet spot.
And – of course – the previous game we did (UFOs being stopped in earth orbit by the three interceptors: see here http://www.werelords.com/ufo/index.htm) was in this sort of scale too, it seemed a no-brainer. Plus I’ve long wanted a contiguous arrangement where they players try and stop UFOs hitting earth, then they stop them with SKYDIVER as they transition to the atmosphere (all of which is in that previous game and all in 15mm); and – finally – there’s now a hunt for them on earth with Mobiles. It all seemed to just… flow!
That’s us playing the Interceptor game (above) at Hammerhead three years ago – Earth and SKYDIVER at the bottom, SID in orbit and UFOs coming down the table. Close up of interceptors on a cloth (wot I had custom printed by Deep Cut), below:
But thanks very much for all of the positive feedback. Been playing the hell out of the system and testing it for the magazine inclusion over issues 471 and 472. I hope you enjoy that too!
As I’ve said, send me an email on the Warners email address please
I understand that the banner at the top of the welcome/editorial page is clickable to form a link.
Try that and get back to me or email me at the Warners adress in the front cover and we’ll take it from there!
What version of the digiyal one have youi got? ie how did you buy it please (there are more than one)
They are very nice sir!
Andy – if you can email me at the miniature wargames address (in the magazine) I’ll give you the Authors email address – he said he’d be happy to talk to you!
Andy: sometimes things fall off the end of things at the digital HQ!
Two things: firstly if you want to em ail me at the works address (inside the front cover) or even my regular email (on the Hammers Slammers website rather than me reproducing it here) then I’ll email you the two lists I have – Muskovite and Otterman.
Secondly, I’ll drop an email to Dave Tuck and ask him if he has any others (or any planned).
EDIT: misread what you said: you have those. Right.
Okay I’ll email Dave Tuck
I have picked up this issue for the Eastern Front rules, I’ve been to the download site but can’t find an army list for the Polish, am I missing something or just being blind/stupid?
Just checking back through my notes, there should be lists there (well, xl spread sheets) available for download on the TTG site for these. Can you confirm that you can get to those? and is it just pols you were wanting? I only ask this as Dave Tuck – the author – didn’t provide one for the Poles. But I can ask him!
I haven’t a copy of the digital one to hand but I’m informed that the rules code is on the welcome editorial page. The print vesion has a ticket stuck lightly onto the front cover.
Sorry for the delay: weekend at Salute etc etc
Any idea when it’s on the shelf?
I haven’t had mine yet Andrew so I’m guessing – at best – later on this week – maybe Friday – or early next week.
Mr. Picky wants to know what a Comet is doing at Falaise.
It does seem, er… unlikely (without Time Travel…). I’ll have to speak to that Sutherland bloke
Looks excellent. Is it a pdf download code or a physical book John?
It’s a pdf download so that the digital subscribers can get a copy too!
By the way, I was looking at that shot and a narcissistic moment of realisation swept over me…
In the lower picture in the “Policeman’s Lot” page grab, there are three or four 15mm figures on the central base which I’d rather forgotten about. When I was generating that set of models (for a Slammers force, I’ll confess) about ten years ago I had a lot of 15mm ‘civilians’ to paint: certainly the thick end of 60 or 70. So – needless to say – I was looking to find a way to cut my work load when I came across a set of figures I’d had since the mid eighties for a Traveller campaign I ran (back in the day). They were already painted so I thought I’d press them into service. “A few less to paint!” I thought.
The idea at the time was that we should all paint a figure of ourselves so… The overweight chap in the red teeshirt with his hands in the air (holding a pistol) is me, wearing a crash helmet I owned at the time (a white and blue one). The chap to his left in the black jacket is a self portrait of Kevin Dallimore with a tiny SELWG club badge on his leather jacket and a yellow Sony Walkman on his belt… Mind you the lady in the short skirt was… well not someone I ever knew!
These represent sure signs of having too much time on our hands 35 years ago…
Thanks all round folks!
Looks like a good issue this month. Really pleased to see Hellfire getting some ‘in print’ third party lovin’.Jim does a great job of promoting the game but this will give it greater exposure.
I have another scenario from Mr Webster which I will try and get in to the mag in a wee while 🙂
I did indeed watch that video – or a documentary on Mr Heemeyer, at least: sad state of affairs.
Having said that, I was thinkimng more of these bad boys from Syria:
But glad you liked ’em!
Wanna keep that machine gun like spray of rapid joy going out to to all the readers!
I think so too – but then (in true Mandy Rice-Davies fashion) I would say that wouldn’t I 🙂
There should be follow up pieces in next month on more with the Elder Scrolls Caves (and amother sceanario) play Tet part 2 along with loads of other stuff!
Thanks for your continued support Phil. Pricing (along with things like advertising) are outside of my role
It’s a tough world at the moment for print media, I do know that!
We do our best!
Glad you like it folks 🙂
Thanks folks – glad you liked ’em!
Thanks Guys: Phil – it’s a two parter: just putting together next month’s as we speak!
No sweat Dark Horse. I do have some news of possible interest, though:
What we have coming out in the next issue is an announcement of a new deal for digital back copies running back ten years for as little as £2 a copy on a “your’s to keep” deal: watch out for that one!
I have never read a wargaming magazine… I only ever read the first couple of sentences of any email or forum post
I’ll keep it short then: not really our target audience…
I think they’d be mad to supply the STL file.. 🙂
That’s strange Phil – if you want to PM me your address (or send it through to the works email – it’s in the mag) and you really want halflings I’ll see what I can do!
Do you reckon you can carve off the greaves? I plan on painting those on mine as boiled leather.
Having had a good look at mine I’d probably use some soft, ‘brush on’ filler (Delux Materials do a nice one) and paint them as trouser bottoms. Might leave the odd one in greaves but not many, I’ll admit.
Thanks – I ‘m glad it’s going down well 🙂
I try to have interesting people every month!
My one big problem is that the hobbits are too “middle agey” for Oathmark’s quasi-dark age esthetic. Too well equipped, too. I am thinking of filling in those chainmail shirt margins with greenstuff. I will probably shorten the hobbits’ pikes and turn them into spears.
Good points. I probably wouldn’t do the chainmail but the pikes are – for me – definitely too long and the helmets a bit over the top. But then they are described as ‘militia’…
Stature wise, for me they are perfect: I’m pretty sick of the ‘comedy’ halflings from other manufacturers. I mean: they don’t all have to look like me (on the gut front…)
Thing is, does anyone really care what this particular middle aged white man thinks about the hobby?
Well …yes. You run a forum about wargaming. So it’s quite natural that wargaming magazines would ask you to talk about it, sometimes. As magazines about music, culture, etc. ask musicians and actors to write about what they do; and political magazines ask politicians to write things, etc. That’s how it works. Wargaming is no different.
If ever there was an indicator of how a single magazine can’t please all of the people all the time (thanks John Lydgate) this is it!
I asked Mike, same as I have asked a swathe of other folks in the industry: people who have, as I put it to him, made a significant contribution to the hobby, because I want their slant. For those who don’t regularly take the mag, fear not: it’s not a column (or two or three), it’s one page by a single (largely non-repeated) luminary of the hobby each month. This months, for example, it’s by Colin Rumford and Richard Marsh: the two chaps behind the Rapid Fire rule system.
I largely agree with Phil D’s comments.
Well Sane Max, I like to think I take pointers from th readership so I took yours (and others) comments on board in the Q&A with Wargames Atlantic and asked them how they made decisions of sprues (and why so many chickens and wardogs!).
Read the results along with five free halflings in the next issue of Miniature Wargames, out within eight days (or there abouts…)