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  • in reply to: Eisenbach Gap #70355
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    Although I have his ‘fantasy’ expansion I’m sticking with the main rules and elements. There’s a nice article in the compendium (or possibly gamers guide) on creating your own scenarios which I plan to use.

    I agree his own scenarios are biased towards the Russians like the one we played last night, 12 T72 platoons vs 2 Abraham ones with one ITV and an infantry platoon in an M113, I can’t see how the Americans are meant to win. We’ll be trying it again with a bit more support for the Americans…

    in reply to: Eisenbach Gap #70335
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    Eisenbach Gap and Blood and Bridges are the two box sets with the main rules so I’d go for either of them (Eisenbach is US vs Russia and Blood is Britain vs Russia, both have West German forces as well).

    As for conversion to miniatures gaming there’s an article in the first compendium about doing it but the guy who wrote it has used 1/600 scale miniatures and still using a hex based table. I would probably use 1/300 with normal gaming scenery but base the miniatures on hexes then either convert hex ranges into inches/cm or use individual blank hexes to measure ranges (I did this for Avalon Hills Richthoffens War so I could use Wings of Glory planes and it worked quite well).

    in reply to: The big list of 40K stuff I am looking for #69989
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    Are you in the UK sir? I may be able to help you with some of your wants. I’m away until Saturday evening though…

    in reply to: Iron Cross #69938
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    Oh, and the game lasted just over two hours but we were still learning the rules so the next one should go a lot quicker even with bigger forces.

    in reply to: Iron Cross #69937
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    Here’s the forces we used for this game, the Germans were attacking a defended village so had a larger force. The markers were originally pin counters for Bolt Action but make great morale counters for Iron Cross.

    in reply to: Iron Cross #69881
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    Some more pictures from the game.

    in reply to: Iron Cross #69880
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    Many thanks gentlemen. As for the style of the game the main unusual things we found were initiative constantly shifts throughout a turn and units can get to act more than once per turn. It was very enjoyable though and I highly recommend the rules.

    in reply to: Kilt use in Scottish units, France 1940 #69579
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    The few pictures I’ve seen seem to show a khaki covering over a normal tartan kilt.

    in reply to: July Sponsors Competition #68763
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    in reply to: July Sponsors Competition #68762
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    in reply to: May Sponsors Competition #63334
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    My take on the Underhive

    in reply to: May Sponsors Competition #63256
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    The closest I have to it is the scenery I’ve been painting for Shadow War Armageddon, does that count?

    in reply to: April Sponsors Competition #60475
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    Having finally got hold of Longstreet and being suitably impressed I’d actually like to get the PDF version of it to have on my iPad.

    in reply to: PAW2017 a photo report #57454
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    The D-Day game was 1940 Operation Seelรถwe put on by myself ย and a couple of volunteers from my local club, glad you like the look of it ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: November Sponsors Competition #52337
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    This is a conversion I did on a 1/50 Foden steam lorry for a gentleman across the pond. As well as wanting it armoured he wanted it to have dazzle camo as it was for a Royal Navy force.

    in reply to: October Sponsors Competition #52090
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    Arrived yesterday, many thanks to all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: October Sponsors Competition #51584
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    Oh wow! Many thanks sir and happy for you to mention it on social media ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: October Sponsors Competition #50211
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    All my 15mm early WWII

     

    in reply to: Hello from BBB – Bloody Big BATTLES! #39132
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    Is there an ACW scenario book planned Chris?

    in reply to: Colour Suggestions Please #38372
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    Those are great! Many thanks Andy ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: ESR Competition #31873
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    Did I mention I’m Japanese? BWAH HA HA HA!!!!

    in reply to: ESR Competition #30918
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    Napoleonics is one of the few periods I haven’t tried yet and I need another excuse for the mehmsahib to start moaning about ‘more bloody toy soldiers!’

    in reply to: Snake rail fences in South Carolina? #26665
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    I made these fences out of wooden skeweres for 28mm and the same might work for 15mm using cocktail sticks.

    in reply to: Snake rail fences in South Carolina? #26662
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    What scale Shandy?

    in reply to: Musings of Convention Trade Stands #26634
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    I’ve been to two shows so far this year and both times couldn’t find the figures I was looking for and wasn’t tempted by any impulse buys

    in reply to: Ever Played Blitzkrieg Commander? #17771
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    The recover from hits at the end of the turn is the bit that always bothered me. We have tried it without that rule but it then makes the examples above about lots of small hits even worse…

    having said aid that I don’t seem to mind it so much in Future War Commander as its a non historical game ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: First Attempt at 28mm German Tank #17643
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    Nope, or salt, or any other weird way ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: First Attempt at 28mm German Tank #17638
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    Thanks all ๐Ÿ™‚

    The chipping is a simple effect using bits of ripped up sponge from figure packs. Dab it in the paint then dab the sponge on a bit of tissue to get the excess off then dab where you want it on the vehicle ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Axis & Allies Wargame Rules Still Around #15036
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    I still have a carry case full with expansions etc somewhere in storage. It was a fairly decent game but the scaling was never consistent on the models.

    in reply to: Don't Tell Him Pike! #14248
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    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ the home guard figures are the Foundry ones.

    in reply to: Black Tree would like your help #13846
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    Hi Mike, Early British are definitely on the list. What would you like to see done? Cheers, John

    Standard squaddies, command, Vickers and crew, Boys anti-tank and crew, light mortar and crew and medium mortar and crew would be great (I have a plan to do Operation Sealion, I have your early war Fallschirmjager already so early war British from you would go with them so well ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

    in reply to: Black Tree would like your help #13400
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    Early war British would be great ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Sound the Reveille II #13382
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    I’ll be there running a Dads Army participation game ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Shell Holes and Bomb Blasts #12583
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    These are the ones I made for my 15mm games-

    in reply to: Empires End? Episode I (Pulp Alley) #11832
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    I bought them from a bring and buy so no idea who makes them, sorry. They are made from expanded foam by the looks of it if that’s any help?

    in reply to: Pulp Alley Leagues #11816
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    Very nice! ๐Ÿ™‚

    in reply to: Definition… #11784
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    Sloppy Jallopy.

    in reply to: 28mm Telegraph Poles #10854
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    I use the HO model railway ones, you get about six to a pack prepainted. Here’s some in use in a 28mm game-

     

    in reply to: Do you have to make your own convention game? #10825
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    I’ve never used custom made boards for any of the games I’ve put on they are always one or two grass mats with home made hills placed underneath then scenery placed on top.

     

    I do like scenic boards that people have made for games it’s just that I’ve never had anywhere to store them.

    in reply to: Do you have to make your own convention game? #10806
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    I’ve always painted my own figures and made and painted most of the scenery I use in games (the only exception being buildings). As for rules, for a few years I put on VBCW a games at shows which used my own fast play rules but I did put on a VSF game earlier this year using In Her Majesty’s Name but I did adapt it slightly to make it a multi player participation one.

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