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  • in reply to: Playing an impossible game #129958
    NoelNoel
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    Sometimes I find myself in a badly designed scenario where one side clearly has no chance to win. It is often accompanied by “real war isn’t balanced or fair.”

     

    Sure, but when playing a game, players should feel engaged and have fun.

    As Ruarigh wrote, an asymmetric scenario should still have victory conditions defined for each side to claim a victory in the game, even if none would exist in a real life counterpart.

     

    in reply to: Judge Dredd Miniatures Games First Look Video #129498
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Thanks.

     

    I think I’ll give a different box a shot and see how they compare.

    in reply to: Judge Dredd Miniatures Games First Look Video #129384
    NoelNoel
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    My local shop got a bunch of the sets in stock, and he remembered I used to special order the previous line.

     

    I picked up the Fatties and was disappointed in their size compared to the old ones (which I managed to hunt down ten of after the line was discontinued).

     

    How do the other models compare in size? I want to supplement my collection, rather than replace it. Otherwise, I’ll be completely broke!

    in reply to: Robotech Project – n815e #129216
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    They do cost more and, from comparisons I’ve seen, they are smaller.  But they are beautifully detailed and they aren’t being produced by PB.

     

    I may buy some just to check them out. I do hope they expand the line to at least all of the combat mecha, if not also Zentraedi infantry and Cat’s Eye, etc.

    in reply to: Robotech Project – n815e #129191
    NoelNoel
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    Kids Logic has been producing a new line of miniatures that has me thinking about this again.

     

    https://www.kidslogic.toys/pages/minitechgames

    in reply to: Nail Varnish Holders #129190
    NoelNoel
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    That’s a nice way to organize them.

    I bought one of the mdf organizers and I think it is disappointing.

     

    in reply to: Genuine, but very un-pc, question… #128927
    NoelNoel
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    You can print up a bunch of “card backs” then cut them out and put them in sleeves with any old set of playing cards.

    in reply to: (SALE) OLD SKOOL NORFSTAR!!! #127762
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    I never realized how big German tanks were.

    in reply to: 6mm sculpting trials #127357
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    This is a great start

    in reply to: 4 Cavalry Division in 6mm #127356
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    That’s an interesting looking base.

    in reply to: Judge Dredd Miniatures Games First Look Video #126943
    NoelNoel
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    Thanks for that.  Looks like a great product.

     

    in reply to: Fleece mats? #126489
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    You might be able to buy an inexpensive fleece blanket with a pattern that resembles what you are looking for, to cut down on the amount of work.

    in reply to: Carr County Militia AWI #124822
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Nice!

    in reply to: Mythic battle figures #124793
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Beautiful work on these, Helios and the Dragon of Thebes.  Great game, too.

    in reply to: When do you find the time? #124772
    NoelNoel
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    With a birth of a child two years ago and a new job taking 12 hours of my day for four days a week, I’ve pretty much lost all my time to build and paint.  I miss it.

    I just cleaned off my desk and I’m hoping to steal an hour this weekend to apply some shaky handed brush strokes to something.  😀

    in reply to: Looking for alternatives to Necromunda #124354
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    If you are looking for a complete package (rules, miniatures, terrain), then check out Core Space.

     

    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Beautiful!

    in reply to: Punic & Roman Cartagena – Part One #110171
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Beautiful.

    in reply to: Pulp Alley: Second Edition #109406
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Looks great and looking forward to this.

     

    What is different in the new edition?  Will the old supplements still be needed?

    in reply to: Eaglewing and Lightning Division #108826
    NoelNoel
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    I saw this and immediately recognized what was used for the base:

     

    http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/hovercraft/

     

    in reply to: Star Wars Legion Rebel Fleet Troopers #106983
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Great paintjob, perfect to get slaughtered by Vader. 

    in reply to: Babylon 5 #106917
    NoelNoel
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    ACTA was based on BFG.

    Babylon 5 Wars was sort of a Star Fleet Battles light.  The game was considered canon at some point.

    I think the fleet scale stuff from Agents of Gaming will be your better bet.

    The new Battlestar Galactica game from Ares would make nice rules for B5 fighter combat.

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by NoelNoel.
    in reply to: Cthulhu Wars #106912
    NoelNoel
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    https://generalgulliver.blogspot.com/2019/01/cemetery-creeps.html

    I did these a few months back, but forgot about posting them.

     

    in reply to: Starting Again, I'm Asking for a Friend #106584
    NoelNoel
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    You could do a low model count, skirmish game on 2×2 with 28mm.  I think 15mm would be better for that size, though.

    in reply to: Han Shot First: A Legion AAR #106341
    NoelNoel
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    I just preordered the Super Star Destroyer for Armada from my flgs and it is about 2 feet long.  Not sure where that is going…

    in reply to: Han Shot First: A Legion AAR #106202
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    That’s one big walker…

    in reply to: Thirty Years' War Boardgames #106201
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Wallenstein is fun.  Not much in the way of simulation, though.

    in reply to: Conan-"proper wargaming" #103153
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    I think any set of flexible ancients/medieval/fantasy battle rules would work.  The one I am most familiar with is Hail Caesar and that  provides a lot of flexibility.

    in reply to: Foamcore Rooms #102453
    NoelNoel
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    Thanks.  I can’t find the pvc board at my local crafts stores.  Home improvement places have them but they are 1/2 inch thick.  Got any suggestions where an American can look?

     

    Also, how do you handle masking where wall corners meet?  Foam core can be cut with the paper still intact to hide this.

    in reply to: Foamcore Rooms #101152
    NoelNoel
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    I was thinking of having the four walls surround the outside of the floor edges.  I am completely new to working with foamcore/board.

    I will look at my local shop to see if he sells thick plasticard.

    Trenchfoot, which post are you referring to?  I am in the US but if it is worth exploring I would order from the UK.

    in reply to: Judge Dredd/Near Future #101002
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Thanks!  No terrain as yet.

    in reply to: Judge Dredd/Near Future #100834
    NoelNoel
    Participant
    in reply to: Look Sir, Droids #100231
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Wow.

    in reply to: Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers #99602
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Nice.  You have been finishing these up quickly!

    in reply to: Is Saga Fantasy? #99575
    NoelNoel
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    I think, in this case, it works better for me than other “Hollywood history” games because the stories that we have from that time period are heroic in nature.

    Many years ago, in school I took a course in Arthurian literature.  We spent a lot of time reading poetry from the Dark Ages about heroes that inspired the legend of King Arthur.

    Sort of like in a thousand years or so there will be people gaming the ‘history’ of Patton or Montgomery punching Hitler in the face.

    in reply to: Is Saga Fantasy? #99518
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Pretty much. The battle boards are more magic than fighting tactics. I love Saga and Saxons.

    The dice and battle board remind me of my favorite board game, War of the Ring.

    That game has an action dice mechanic that determines which actions a player can use on their turn.  Getting good at the game means being flexible with your strategy to account for not knowing what you will be able to do from turn to turn.

    in reply to: Is Saga Fantasy? #99517
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    By the way. For the most part I liked Vikings.

    I enjoy historical dramas, and I am usually very happy to find out when they have some history in them!

     

    in reply to: Is Saga Fantasy? #99489
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    Thanks for your post.

    This is a period of time of larger than life legends, of scarce written records, sort of Homeric in a way.

    I can accept that in the game, but the Dark Ages are not something I know much about yet, wondered if it resembled history (not just legends) in any meaningful way.

    It looks better than, say, that new Joan of Arc skirmish game that is pure fantasy.

    but does it do well in modeling history?

    That’s a very good question. I’m not interested in the Fantasy or Sci-Fi periods but do recognise all wargames have the element of ‘make-believe in them. My personal opinion is that any game set Dark Ages or later, given the relative paucity of primary source information, is inherently unreliable: fantasy if you prefer. This point was driven home to me years ago when by virtue of an army list, I was assembling several units of an Iberian troop type for my Punic army, dressed thus, and stumbled over the fact that one (yes, one) rock carving of the familiar figure evidently prompted an Osprey illustration & a citation in the Duncan Head book and from there to hordes of figures on wargame tables. Quite possibly the original carving was of ” Indibilus the Eccentric Dresser”. I game using the SAGA rules. Loads of fun but not really history IMO. donald

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 4 months ago by NoelNoel.
    in reply to: Is Saga Fantasy? #99487
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    It has this heroic skirmish thing going on which is cool, but does it do well in modeling history?

    Probably on a par with Vikings! 😀

     

    Lol

    in reply to: 6mm Sengoku Jidai village #98721
    NoelNoel
    Participant

    That’s tabletop art.

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