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  • in reply to: 6mm Olita(ish) June 41 game #173121
    Mark Luther
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    It was the combined fire from the Pz38t and PzIVs that really caused t hff e crews to bail. Once some damage was done, a couple of shock points was enough for the Green crews to run.  Almost all the Soviet tanks were abandoned.

    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Not sure when Chris is going to finalize it, but the vast majority is complete.  I am not sure if it will be under TFL.

    The minis are quite an assortment.  Old Glory and Blue Moon mainly, but there is some Essex in there.

    Thanks,

    Mark

    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Thanks so much for recommending these book!  Not a lot out there on the battle for Rots and the Aller ops in Germany.  If you are a wargamer that appreciates tactical battles, these are fantastic.

    Mark

    in reply to: 6 Commando attack on Leese, April 7 1945 in 6mm #168917
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    And the German player went along too. Lifes too for ordinary games.

    Thanks,

    Mark

    in reply to: Creating terrain for 6mm world war II #168125
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    I have quite a few games on my flickr site:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/6mmgaming/albums

    And one of the albums covers setting up game tables:

    Bocage fini

    I just use an old bedsheet dyed and spray painted with foam shapes for hills underneath.  Soft pastels for roads and flat linear lines.  Always happy to answer questions.

    Mark

    Mark Luther
    Participant

    We treated spotting as variable in the kunai grass and jungle so units would roll a D6 and add 6 inches.  This really kept the action close in.

    in reply to: 6mm Poland Summer 44 IABSM game #165686
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    I agree. I am really not a fan of gaming with folks who would try to take advantage of this. Lifes too short to game with a holes.

    in reply to: Highway 7 Anzio bridgehead AAR in 6mm #165383
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    As Germans I figured I’d better pull back after losing my AT assets.  Click on the big image for the flickr AAR.

    Mark

    Mark Luther
    Participant

    About an hour. I do the base layout at the house with the pastels and hills  to figure out where things go and then it takes a half hour or less to set up at the shop. Thanks.

    in reply to: Grudziadz Poland 39 in 6mm #163409
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Thanks for the compliments.  We really like the scale and friction involved with IABSM.  Ground scale in the rules is great for 6mm too.

    in reply to: 6mm Operation Caravan AAR #162677
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Fantastic idea for a game. And an incredible amount of work to pull it off. Great presentation  Really like the aircraft.

    Mark

    in reply to: Outpost Action on Guadeloupe 1759 #162609
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Figures are a mix of Eureka, Blue Moon and others, modified with some head swaps.

    The book is not for any specific rules so easy to adapt to your fav.

    Thanks

    in reply to: 6mm Kampfgruppe Stachwitz at Kursk game #159054
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    If you haven’t you might want to clink on the link to the Flickr AAR and follow that.

     

    in reply to: 6mm Kampfgruppe Stachwitz at Kursk game #159052
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    IABSM uses blinds to assist in the sense of friction and unknown enemy dispositions.  The large pieces are unexposed units or dummies.  When they are spotted-identified, actual miniatures are placed on the table.  If nothing is there-a dummy blind, then it is just removed.  The blind is then in the deck that gets drawn from to activate a unit.  Great system that does a nice job of simulating small level combat.

    in reply to: 6mm Kampfgruppe Stachwitz at Kursk game #159049
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    4 Panthers, 10 PzIVs  Soviets had 30 T34s.

    In addition some Tigers were off table and could up to 4 rounds a phase if their ‘card’ came up.

    Mark

    in reply to: 2nd Seminole War Battle of Hatchee Lustee Creek #155809
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Freikorps has a line for 2SW, but its very limited.  So a lot of head swaps and different paint jobs for most of the minis.  Old Glory 15’s Southern Native Americans work well also.

    Thanks, Mark

    in reply to: 15mm AWI Jager Fall raid #148369
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Jagers getting hit from 2 sides

    Link in 1st post seems to have disappeared.

    Mark

     

    in reply to: French & Indian War Rules? #148035
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    I use TFL’s Sharp Practice.  Units are 6 to 12 figures.  Ground scale is around 1/100.  Lots of character building possible and it is good for a 4X6 table.  I am doing an AWI text game with 2 to 3 other players this week involving an attempt by jaegers to capture a Rebel leader.

    Mark

    in reply to: Kirkenes Petsamo skirmish #147117
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Hi Jim,

    It is pretty similar to my other games.  Brown sheet with some foam shapes under for elevations.  Dyed and pained fabric grass fields.  A couple of plastic ponds, (not sprayed glued on this time-forgot the can, so their edge s keep popping up).  A few pine bark and commercial rock formations. Lots of scatter, including some Woodland Scenics snow.

    Some other AARs and tables here:    https://www.flickr.com/photos/6mmgaming/albums

    Happy to answer any specific questions.

    Mark

    in reply to: Kirkenes Petsamo skirmish #147056
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    That would be one way to do it, but I think my back would get worn out!

    Thanks,

    Mark

    in reply to: Kirkenes Petsamo skirmish #147050
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Well, we did play outside.  Weather was nice but a bit breezy, as the AAR says.

    in reply to: AB tropical British for Burma #142730
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Very nice.  I too am looking forward to doing some (more) CoC in Burma.  Have you tried the Pyawbwe campaign?

    Mark

    in reply to: PT 2 of the FJ defense of Wulkow 4/45 in 6mm #140426
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    I have lost a few 6mm teams in the initial pickup   I didn’t lose any figs in my Malaya 20mm games, but I have found a 15mm native American or two in the trees when laying them out for the next game.

    I’ve been enjoying your latest CoC games immensely.

    Mark

    in reply to: IABSM How to Play Video: Part One #131670
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Fantastic. I’ve already linked this with my LFGS FB group.  Looking forward t next installments

    Mark

    in reply to: 6mm late war Konrad II IABSM game #130642
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Jess with the T34/85s just wasn’t getting the activations.  Along with the ISU122s.  Mortars would have been a problem if they got close to target.  As I said in the AAR, there was a definite stop time on the game.  Historically the Wiking did pull back after the mortars either smoked the are or set fires to limit visibility. Roads are icy so no quick getaways with the trucks either.

    in reply to: Malaya 42 Chain of Command game #130001
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    That game was certainly a bit of an upset.  No idea on future Malaya/Singapore 42 games.  We enjoyed the campaign though.

    in reply to: Malaya 42 Chain of Command game #129964
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    No idea why it changed.  Try this link:

    Second 2 pdr

    I think Flickr is having some problems of late.

    Thanks,

    Mark

    in reply to: Pics from GigaHistorical Day in Mareitta GA #127835
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    And it has a fantastic beer and cider assortment too.    Their website is: https://giga-bitescafe.com/

    But most interesting stuff can be found on this Faceberg page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GeorgiaHistorical/

    If you are in the SE US and can make it to one of our Game Days you will have a good time.

    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Another fantastic looking game that has all kinds of cool kit.  I really love to see games that cover campaigns that get little attention from players.

    Thanks for posting this inspirational scenario.

    Mark

    in reply to: On the Northern Shoulder of Kursk #124458
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Great report!  I think IABSM works quite well for solo gaming.  And this kind of game that has one side pretty much immobile on the defensive is a good choice for solo gaming.

    Mark

    in reply to: Southern Front 2019 (WW2 and Pulp) #123874
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    That sounds like a lot of fun.  Hope to get up there next year.

    Mark

    in reply to: Historical game Day Marietta GA December 7 2019 #122880
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Thanks.  Considering that its free and has food and drinks on site, anyone who can should really give it a try.  We are still getting games registered, so anyone who wants to run something can sign up on the google doc.

    Mark

    in reply to: Le Haut Perrier 6mm Normandy game #122008
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Chalk pastels work really well for roads.  Just throw the sheet in the wash afterwards.  Any residue just gets spray painted over before next game.

    Thanks,

    Mark

    in reply to: D Day game in 6mm #117688
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Thanks for the comments.

    The rules are Toofatlardies’ I Ain’t Been Shot Mum.

    I did a flickr set a while back on setting up tables:

    Bocage fini

    Mark

    in reply to: D Day game in 6mm #117255
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Yes.  The rules are almost 1/300 in ground scale and do a good job of making players use realistic tactics.

    Thanks,

    Mark

    in reply to: 6mm Late war East Front game #108862
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Its not as highly detailed as making terrain boards but much more versatile and storage is a heck of a lot easier.  And not too expensive.  I’ve had these 3 sheets for a decade or more now.  The do get tears but I just patch them on the underside.  Odds are that there will some terrain over the ripped spot at any rate.

    Thanks

    Mark

    in reply to: 6mm Late war East Front game #108839
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    It is an old bed sheet.  I use chalk pastels for roads and highlights.  Afterwards I throw it in the wash and most of it comes out.  What doesn’t just get sprayed with the cheapest paint from a hardware store.

    Link to a flickr set on setting up a table-Its a bocage gane but the same idea.  I have a brown sheet and a green sheet in addition to the ‘white’ one.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/6mmgaming/albums/72157624232621753/with/4733616539/

    Mark

    in reply to: 6mm Late war East Front game #108827
    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Thanks,  I’ll do like to do the winter games set ups

    Mark Luther
    Participant

    Well, probably the clue would be in the flickr set descriptions  ” My Yaks fail to hit anything” , which I believe is stated in just about every picture.  I generally don’t have the best of luck, but in this game I did not make any good rolls for firing, missing by one in most cases. And the Il2s made their robustness roll almost every time but would make it by rolling doubles which in CY6 means they take a ‘lucky’ hit.  Which in my case usually means my plane is on fire.

    I really like this game, which is good because I can rarely win due to the dice.

    Mark

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