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  • in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #134268
    JozisTinMan
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    Got it!  and it looks great!  Let’s see what everyone else comes up with.

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    in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #134266
    JozisTinMan
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    Also… I reprinted the instructions for you guys as well: https://tinmanmatrixgames.blogspot.com/2020/04/update-new-player-and-reprint.html

     

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    in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #134265
    JozisTinMan
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    Thaddeus, you are… IN!  You can be another Backcountry Farmer.  I am updating the blog now, check it out and get your argument in!

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    in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #134258
    JozisTinMan
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    Ok guys, we will be managing the game via my blog here: https://tinmanmatrixgames.blogspot.com/2020/04/new-game-kickoff.html

    Go ahead and see the instructions there and all the briefings and info you need.

     

    Good luck and god speed!

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    in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #134202
    JozisTinMan
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    Ok Troops, here is the line up:

    • Kyoteblue
    • Just Jack
    • Whirlwind
    • Guy Farrish
    • My Cousin Julie (who played in the last game)
    • Her husband Shawn
    • Their clever high school senior son Daniel

    I am luckier than many in that I have a job I can work at from home with little disruption, but it also eats up valuable gaming time. So I think I will be able to handle 1 turn a week.  Saturdays are my day I am setting aside for this.

    Here is what I propose…

    1. On Saturday by noon EST, I will post everyone’s roles to the blog (and announce here as well): https://tinmanmatrixgames.blogspot.com/
    2. You will be directed to your faction’s briefing
    3. Some factions will have more that one player assigned, each of you can make your own argument every turn.
    4. After I assign the roles Saturday, We will use Sunday to answer any questions and you guys can turn in your first arguments (don’t worry, you cannot do it wrong!)
    5. After that the tempo will be: Turn in your argument by Sunday at Midnight EST, I will post results no later than Friday night EST, turn in the next turn’s arguments by Sunday, etc.

    Take the time to check out the intro and the turns from last time to get a feel for what to expect, start here and read through the posts in sequence: https://tinmanmatrixgames.blogspot.com/2017/09/player-briefings.html 

     

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    JozisTinMan
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    Looks great!  I might steal, um borrow, your flight stand design.  It looks good and it is fast and easy to change altitude.

     

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    in reply to: 3mm Barbarian Hordes! #134114
    JozisTinMan
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    Looks great!  You really get a feeling of mass.

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    in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #134112
    JozisTinMan
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    OK, guys, I will leave this open for another day, and we will reconvene here tomorrow evening (US Eastern Time) and I will lay out the ground rules.  Any particular roles you guys want?  See the link above, I will come up with a briefing for the Cherokee.  I would do it tonight but my wife plyed me with G & T’s while we played cards, it was a difficult day of working from home…

     

    If we don’t have a role or two filled, no worries, either my wife or I will fill in arguments and we should be able to roll along without issue.

     

     

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    in reply to: 3D Print files for my 6mm / 10mm trees #134082
    JozisTinMan
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    Hey guys, I will post some pictures soon of prints.  The base came that way, and they stand up fine like that, not sue why.

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    in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #134081
    JozisTinMan
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    Ok, 3 takers, we’ll leave it open for another day or so!

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    in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #134008
    JozisTinMan
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    Thanks!  I remember one of you guys had a hankering to be the Cherokee when I ran this a few years ago, now is your chance!

    Worst case, Guy, I can run it for just you and I.  But I know you guys will jump in! Step Right Up!

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    in reply to: Who wants to play a Matirx Game? #133998
    JozisTinMan
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    Com on guys, don’t make me post this to TMP!  If it helps, I am thinking about doing weekly turns, so there is no rush for the players or me…

    Take a look at the links above, last time we went 5 turns.

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    in reply to: O Group at Salute #133007
    JozisTinMan
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    Looks great! The terrain is beautiful and it looks like a nice tactical problem for both sides. I look forward to the battle report as well as the rules being released.

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    in reply to: Like Crossfire? Have you seen this? #132375
    JozisTinMan
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    I did see where they referenced Crossfire somewhere, maybe on their Patreon Page I think.  But I agree I would like that to be more visible. 99% of work is derivative in some way and it is just good manners to acknowledge that.


    @andrew
    , on the off chance you can still get in touch with him, maybe put the bug in his ear about using some sort of print on demand service like Lulu.  Then his products are always a hard copy but no overhead for him and people can still get his creations.

    Of course, another alternative is Ivan’s 5 Core Company Command.  You get a similar feel with reaction fire and the difficulty of moving in the open in front of unsuppressed enemies. It is at: https://www.wargamevault.com/product/141387/FiveCore-Company-Command

    Ok, NOW I am off on vacation.

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    in reply to: Like Crossfire? Have you seen this? #132342
    JozisTinMan
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    I found a two-year-old thread on TMP where Timecast was trying to get in touch with him, but that is the best I can do.  It would be s shame if his existing innovative designs disappeared. I think I will scan my copy and save it to the cloud for my personal use so I don’t have to fret about losing it, my copy is well used / loved.

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    in reply to: Like Crossfire? Have you seen this? #132339
    JozisTinMan
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    You have to try it!  Weirdo that I am, it was the first WW2 game I ever played.  In fact it was the first game I played in the 90’s that was not DBA or DBM…

    Yeah, this is a very abbreviated set, but I think they may add to it.  I really wish there was an electronic version of Crossfire, anyone know Arty Conliffe? I bet someone on here does.


    @thuseld
    , I actually played my first few games with cardboard counters the size of bases.  Once you get your head around it and understand that you have a lot of terrain on the table (that is normally abstracted in most games) it flows really well and the rules are very “transparent” when playing.

    Of course John, I will never forget the last Southern Front, where we had the only troops left on the table facing each other in Mike’s game.

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    in reply to: Scum of the Earth quick question #132125
    JozisTinMan
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    Got it.  The rules look good.  As usual, I am three years behind the bandwagon, but I will give these a spin as soon as I get a chance

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    in reply to: 3D Printed M-26 Pershing for Korea #131932
    JozisTinMan
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    I cannot find what settings I used.  It was a little fiddly to get the Supports off of the turret, but not too bad.  I suspect you will find a better way to do supports, I think I tend to add too much.

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    in reply to: 3D Printed M-26 Pershing for Korea #131901
    JozisTinMan
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    I oriented it with the barrel parallel to the print bed to give it extra strength. I did use supports, I cannot remember the exact settings.  I will share them when I can dig them up.

    I will try the 1:100 next time.

     

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    in reply to: 3D Printed M-26 Pershing for Korea #131891
    JozisTinMan
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    Yes, they are smooth, which probably works better in the original 1:200 scale.  I would not scale these up beyond 1:150, for 15mm or 28mm I think there are some other options on Thingiverse. Here is what it looks like in Tinkercad:

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    in reply to: 3D Printing Advances! #131882
    JozisTinMan
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    @ kyote: Thanks!  I am homesick again today and slowly working through adding sand and priming prints.

     

    @ john: I went with 1:150 frankly because the math was easier when scaling from 1:200.  They seem to look pretty good next to my Pendraken size-wise, or at least close enough.  I am going to try to put decals on my first painted M26 Pershing prototype today, I’ll post pictures of them with my WW1 guys so you can see how they match up.

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    in reply to: 3D Printing Advances! #131825
    JozisTinMan
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    Great news! I am home sick today so I should be able to get pictures up today… well maybe mixed news.

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    in reply to: 3D Printing Advances! #131789
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    Hey John!  Sorry for the delay, I am swamped at work and still slogging through graduate school.

    I am still printing away much faster than I can paint, but tonight I am going to try to finish up a platoon of M26 Pershings that I scaled up to 1:150. I have also finished printing all the bits for my 10mm trench system and will start painting tonight too.  I did get my files posted up to Thingieverse, I cannot remember if I posted that fact here or not: https://www.thingiverse.com/JozisTinMan/designs

    And, I have bought Forward March Studios 2mm sets, we shall see where that takes me.

    I have also gotten in to printing pegboard holders for my tools in the garage…  I’ll try to get some stuff posted tonight!

     

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    in reply to: 3D Printing Advances! #131671
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    Wow!  That is pretty awesome.  Thanks for posting.

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    in reply to: Conn…Sonar! #131411
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    I second that motion. I am not on Facebook either.  I was raised on a diet of Tom Clancy in high school (for better or worse) and the sub game Red Storm Rising on my Tandy 1000.  So, I always had a soft spot for subs but have never tried to play them on the table.

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    in reply to: Those were the days of high adventure #131352
    JozisTinMan
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    Sounds smashing, Kyote!  Good to get the little ones hooked early and it will be fond memories for the rest of their lives… My oldest grandkid is 2, so I figure I will have her playing WRG 6th edition next year…

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    in reply to: O Group Rules #130989
    JozisTinMan
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    Looks great! I like the process that you and the Lardies go through.

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    in reply to: French Squads in Trench Hammer #130700
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    Let us know how your experience plays out.  French are on my to do list eventually, and I like FT-17’s a lot.

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    in reply to: French Squads in Trench Hammer #130643
    JozisTinMan
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    Not that it gives me any authority, but I was one of the contributors to the rules.

    I also only have a rough notion of French small unit organization, but I think this is their 1918 TOE, correct?

    I would go with a hybrid, as the two Chauchat’s can keep up about the same amount of fire as a Lewis gun, and give them the Rifle Grenade stats as well, as the 3 VB launchers are about the same number as the 4 in a dedicated British Rifle Grenade Section from 1917.  I would do exactly as you suggest and let the player pick how they will fire if the unit is stationary, ie. if they are in a trench, I may want to fire my rifle grenades since they do not have overhead cover.

    I might reduce the number of hit points in the unit by one or something else to reflect the 1918 state of morale, or instead maybe reduce their effectiveness in assaults, to reflect their greater reliance on firepower.  Any thoughts from the group on this?  I’d love to hear from someone more knowledgeable.

     

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    in reply to: My 3mm Soviet Tanks Corps is DONE! #130434
    JozisTinMan
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    Thank you!  All of the feedback from you guys is helping me stay focused.  If you look at the completion dates on my Kanban Board you can see my velocity was slowing, partially due to the holidays and grad school and work and partially due to project fatigue.

    But, I am reinvigorated and I am going to try to do both Panzer Grenadier Regiments, times 2, in one batch.  I will start tonight!

     

     

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    in reply to: My 3mm Soviet Tanks Corps is DONE! #130413
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    Thank guys! John just made me actually laugh out loud!

    For the Germans, I am doing a 1944 Panzer division, understrength of course.  A lot of infantry to paint up, ironically, in the two panzer grenadier regiments.

    Later, I am planning on doing Panzer III’s and T-70’s so I can wind the clock back to 1943.

    Then, I can finally start playtesting rules.  I have 3 different potential firing systems rolling around in my head, but I am forcing myself to get the painting done first.  And it is giving me time to read.

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    in reply to: My first solo game of Nuts! #130360
    JozisTinMan
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    I used to play a lot of NUTS! solo and it is an excellent system and I think you will continue to enjoy it.  Great report, thanks for sharing.

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    in reply to: WW1 Trenches Josis Tinman. #130338
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    Hey Kyote!

    Yessir they are still available.  You can just send me a Pay Pal and email me your address to jpandjozismyrl AT gmail

     

    As for my handle… I started getting back on forums about 8 years ago after a hiatus, and picked “Jozi’s Tin Man.”  See below for the explanation.  It has caused me no end of trouble as everyone thinks my name is Jozi… But I am stuck with it now and shall soldier on.  I have been called worse things.

    Thanks!

     

    “Why Jozi’s Tin Man? This has caused a little confusion. It is in reference to a Savage Worlds game I played with my wife, Jozi, where she played a flying monkey and I was a Tin Man. Hence Jozi’s (possessive) Tin Man.”

     

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    in reply to: IHMN 2nd Edition Design Notes 1 #130120
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    I did not know another version was in the works, I cannot wait!

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    in reply to: (Almost) Free 3mm Vehicles and Infantry #129954
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    @mike, sorry my etiquette is terrible and I was not really paying attention.

     

    @thaddeus, sorry these have been spoken for.

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    in reply to: Hirst Arts Field stone molds for sale #129908
    JozisTinMan
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    Price Reduced!!!! See link above, $60 with free shipping in CONUS.

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    in reply to: First Adventures in 3D Printing #129889
    JozisTinMan
    Participant

    @John: I do feel like I am cheating, though, because I am leveraging all the advice from your blog and other folks that have figured out the secret sauce for slicer settings, etc.

     

    Nay, I stand on the shoulders of giants…

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    in reply to: First Adventures in 3D Printing #129859
    JozisTinMan
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    Thanks guys! I am finding that one of the neatest things is being able to make terrain to my exact specifications, like trenches for my 10mm ww1 that fits me basing.  I don’t see printing figures, but a lot of terrain that is robust and some vehicles.  I have bought a pile Pendraken Korean war stuff, and will try to supplement with some printed vehicles.

    Also, I like the idea of making custom tokens and bases.

     

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    in reply to: 3D Printed Rail Fences #129046
    JozisTinMan
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    @Les: Yes, I am not going to have them provide any cover, but maybe some sort of morale bonus? If you are militia manning a fence, it might mae you more likely to stand, perhaps?

    I am using the TFL  “Swamp Fix: scenario book, I will look up how they address the issue when I get home tonight.

    @Mike: As for Spaghetti fences… I feel for you, that was a lot of labor down the drain.

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    in reply to: What a Tanker, solo 6mm game #128913
    JozisTinMan
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    Looks great! I think you just pushed me over the edge to get these rules.

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