Forum Replies Created

Viewing 40 posts - 41 through 80 (of 1,593 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • They scale VERY well with each other. If fact, I made my eagle riders into Romans and bought some Microworld beastmen to use as Roman minotaurs, just to give the Romans a fantasy twist. The Gauls and Hermans work great as barbarians.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    Like I’ve said elsewhere, Mat, you’re making me want to rebase everything I have done,

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: What You Look Like #150166

    Is that… is that Steve Martin?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: What You Look Like #150153

    …and me playing Uboat Commander during the pandemic.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: What You Look Like #150152

    You are really rocking that new look, Michael! I like it!

    Here’s one of me from 2019, at Defoe’s tomb:

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: comparing Epic ACW to Kallistra and Peter Pig #149137

    Welcome to my night are: people keep on telling me I can use ACW figures for the War of the Triple Alliance. 🙂

    Seriously though? There was enough variation, especially out west, that pretty much anything is plausible. Or just do like I plan to do and call them 19th Century imagiNations.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: comparing Epic ACW to Kallistra and Peter Pig #149117

    Y’know, one way for Warlord to tweak the Black Powder rules is for them to say each unit is a brigade and halve all measurements.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Warlord epic ACW #149068

    I plan on cutting my bases down to two inches.

    It also looks like the figures can be pretty easily divided into two stands, each one inch wide.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: A Quarter of a Million Hits – Many Thanks #149037

    Thanks for the great content!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: 10mm WFB #148986

    Beautiful stuff, Michael!

    Just a question: is Pendraken 13mm base to eye or base to top of head?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Warlord epic ACW #148860

    Just for comparison’s sake, my THREE mm ACW armies cost me around 100 USD. And that  also bought me around 2400 figures, some fences and a couple of houses.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Warlord epic ACW #148859

    I have seen some 15mm comparison shots where the figures vary wildly, both in terms of hight and chunkiness. A couple millimeters difference is much more noticeable here than at 25-32mm.

    My 15mm are a case in point. I love them to death. They are the old Black Raven designs, now marketed by Old Glory. I am kind of stuck into that line, however. It’s been hard finding other fantasy figures that go with them. Splintered Light, maybe. But given that I won’t buy from SL or OG for moral reasons, I have decided to sell off my 15mm fantasy and move up to 28mm plastics.

    I do think they are being deliberately exclusionary here, but many “15mm” producers are just as exclusionary, whether it’s deliberate or not. If you are going to make a “one stop shopping” ACW line in plastics that is not aimed at grognards, why not do it in whatever scale you wish? It makes sense, encourages brand loyalty and allows you to be as distinctive as you like with your figures. Given the nature of the material they are working with, it’s unlikely a “true 15” plastics scale would easily match most of the metal lines out there, anyhow. Better for them to develop their own, more realistic, esthetic.

    I think this is a marketing decision, yes. It is based on maximizing sales, not supporting other manufacturers. It’s a solid decision for Warlord, even though it means existing ACW players won’t be buying in. But that is not their market, anyway.

    Again, with a basic buy in of 120 dollars… hell, that is even going to catch some grognards with existing ACW armies.

    But it is not the grognards they are aiming for. Cruel Seas was their attempt to hit that market and it wasn’t really successful.

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Warlord epic ACW #148857

    Regarding the scale issues…

    First of all, there is no 15mm scale. They range from around 13 to 18mm, depending on the line. This stuff will be close enough to Kalistra and small 15mm to be no nevermind on the table top.

    But secondly, they aren’t aiming at people who already have smaller scale civil war armies. They are aiming at new gamers who want to transition to historicals from Games Workshop and old gamers who have no ACW armies because it was just too expensive to get into an era you weren’t REALLY interested in.

    With a total of 250 USD buy-in over a couple of years, this is a perfect size for the guy who always wanted to do some ACW but who doesn’t really care if the line contains historically accurate figures for the 1862 uniformed Kentarkoma Plumber Zouaves. I think they rightly consider the latter kind of gamer to be a zero in terms of sales. Who they are aiming for is his younger nephew who wants some more gravitas in his hobby but doesn’t have much disposable income or a burning desire to discover which canteens a given regiment used.

    Although I am older, I fit that demographic perfectly. Also, as Kyote mentions, I don’t have to worry about the rules because I already have them and like them.

    After years of doing 3mm, these look to me like they will be a breeze to paint, too, at least to an improved table top standard.

     

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Warlord epic ACW #148856

    Well, plastics and our new apartment are allowing me to move out of pico scales for the first time in 20 years.

    I am giving myself the right to do one 28mm army: individually based fantasy, as it will have the best chance of getting younger folks to play and can also always be used for skirmish battles.

    But hell, yeah, I’ll do 13mm plastics!

    I will keep on doing 3mm for truly epic battles and portable travel games.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: How do you store your Epic minis…? #148844

    That’s genius, Mat! Got a source for those candy boxes?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Warlord epic ACW #148843

    I think their brigade boxes are overpriced. But the basic set…. 2400 figures for 120 dollars? That is well less than half Cracker Line’s prices.

    It seems to me that there are two different castings on that sprue, plus a command casting. Looking at the painted regiments, they give a nice illusion of variety.

    When they bulk out the line, one might pay Cracker Line prices, but as 80% of your figures will be bog standard infantry, I think you’ll eventually come in well under CL’s prices. I plan on buying one artillery box so I get a variety of that and two cavalry boxes. That’ll give me enough figs for two large armies. I also plan to do three stand regiments, so I’ll probably buy a mess of extra command when that becomes available.

    All in all, I expect to pay around 250 dollars over a two year period for a complete ACW set up.

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Warlord epic ACW #148826

    The Warlord line looks like it will work fine with Kallistra and it will be expanding, so I don’t see too many problems with variety there. But how is Cracker Lime more cost effective?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Armored Thrust (3mm Scale Sci Fi Forces) #148802

    Looking forward to seeing how these much storied rules work!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Thomaston's random project #148757

    Iron paint on that asteroid?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: ‘Timeless’ Figures #148754

    Copplestone’s stuff is timeless. Perry Bros. too.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Miniature Wargames #148529

    I have never read a wargaming magazine. I am not interested one jot in anyone’s opinions including my own. I do a little work on an obscure area of history and repeatedly ask that people send me their evidence and keep their opinions to themselves. I only ever read the first couple of sentences of any email or forum post. Rules are a chore and designers should in my view be limited to six or seven pages; a plethora of badly written rules is the main reason why I’m more a collector than a player these days. On another forum there are regular interviews with “Games Designer of the Month” or some such. I have never read them as I have no interest in how some guy’s boyhood in Milwaukee or wherever fueled a lifelong interest in hex and counter.

    It was Oshkosh.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Are you a punk? A Cyberpunk? #148434

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: getting your wargaming into a single box! #148358

    3mm in a box? No problem. In fact, I want to get some generic lunch boxes next time I can get to the States and do appropriate art for Fantasy, Ancients, ACW, SYW, and Napoleonics. Sci-fi is way too large a collection to fit, however. I might make a travel kit, though.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: getting your wargaming into a single box! #148357

    All I can say is, while I am firmly wedded to my 3mm stuff and that will continue to be my main focus, I am allowing myself to return to my roots and do ONE 28mm period: fantasy. I now have space for it and I can get the kids at university to play things like SAGA and Frostgrave.

    How people manage huge 28mm collections is beyond me. We now have a three bedroom apartment and no kids and I still only have space for — maybe — 500 figures, tops. And that would really be pushing it with my partner.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: getting your wargaming into a single box! #148355

    Wargame in a refurbished Tudor barn.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: getting your wargaming into a single box! #148321

    I have a similar project ongoing with 3mm Seven Years War. My goal is to fit it in a lunch box, albeit sans rules (which will be on my cellphone).

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Wargames Atlantic Halflings? #148167

    Although gibbon-like halflings could be fun…

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Wargames Atlantic Halflings? #148165

    So you reckon lopping off the top part of the arm would be the way to go? How about attaching irish hands to halfling arms? Fiddly, I know, but you reckon it would work without looking too strange?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Oldhammer – skaven v undead #148164

    I’m getting ready for my first 28mm figures in decades: Oathmark. Looks like all the fun of WHFB with none of the cheesy hassle. We’ll see. Two more manuals already released? I hope Osprey doesn’t make the mistake GW made and make the game too top-heavy.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Space battles the game I’ve never played #148154

    I think the thing you need to do with science fiction fleet actions is decide what kind of battles you want to play and then make up the technology fluff that supports that.

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Space battles the game I’ve never played #148153

    The new or the old version of The Eylau Sequence? The new version seems much more fiddly and less fleet oriented.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Wargames Atlantic Halflings? #148145

    Any chance of using irish arms on the halflings?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Wargames Atlantic Halflings? #148105

    I think I am going to sculpt a breastplate on one, give him the full helm with a big red rooster on it, and arm him with a ridiculously large sword. He will be my halfling champion: Big Dick the Red. That’s what he insists his soldiers call him, at any rate. Rickon Smallfields to his family. Ricky Ridiculous, behind his back.

    Ricko or Ringo the Overcompensated to the Big Folk.

    So the Shire’s contingent will be two groups of five scouting slingers, 20 well equipped bowhobbits and Ricky with ten stalwart spearhobbits to hold off charges.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Wargames Atlantic Halflings? #148099

    Do you reckon you can carve off the greaves? I plan on painting those on mine as boiled leather.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    Thanks for the review, Norm! I am seriously thinking about buying some of these and your review was a big help.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Wargames Atlantic Halflings? #147800

    I also enjoy the fact that they are “serious” hobbits, remembering the Tolkien’s vision of them was that they were a hell of a lot tougher than they looked.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Wargames Atlantic Halflings? #147788

    They are for Dragon Rampant, a fun game, and furthermore as part of a silly Warband – the Army of the Shire if Frodo and Sam had failed to overthrow Saruman and it became the North Korea of Middle Earth…

    Well, that explains the relative thinness of the hobbits, as well as their uniformity and discipline, then.

    Ironically enough, I am in the same boat as you, having recently bought a box of both the Irish and the Hobbits for Oathmark.

    The Irish dogs will be going to the Elves, unless I can find a nice hobbit mounted on a pony.

    I, too, am bummed by the lack of slings, which I planned to give to the hobbits. However, I think I can probably easily sculpt some more with mustard seeds and paper.

    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.

    Also, one of the reasons I bought the Irish was specifically for the wardogs and the extra shields. The Irish themselves are about as generic as one can get for Dark Age humans and/or barbarians, so I am figuring on using some to make a human militia unit and some to make wildmen. I have plenty of uses for the extra shields, specifically in equipping my elven light infantry. The big triangular shields Northstar supplies them with don’t fit my vision of lightly equipped foot soldiers, used to run around dense and bad-going terrain.

     

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Experimenting with 3mm #147740

    Wow. Just… amazing.

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Tiny Galaxy: Lower Decks #147680

    Galactic Base Ninety-Five-Point-Eight FM… that’s in the Capital system, isn’t it?

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

    in reply to: Tiny Galaxy: Lower Decks #147625

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to do something similar with your other ships!

    We get slapped around, but we have a good time!

Viewing 40 posts - 41 through 80 (of 1,593 total)