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Impressive stats Mike, if it keeps growing at this rate it will soon be the no1 wargames site out there!
Nice looking blog, I like the white on black background, got sucked into the 15mm fantasy posts, personally I’d increase the pic size rather than making me have to click on them to view it properly .
Owned and played in the last 12 months:
6mm – Wotr, WW2, Sci-fi
28mm Old West
1/1200th Napoleonic Naval
Sadly, I do it for almost everything these days, I find it really helps for quick tabletop ID, especially in the smaller scales I prefer. Though a more natural paint scheme does look better.
The infantry and supporting stuff usually does a good job, just don’t ask about my performances with armoured units
well I can still post here, and see the magazine and the messaging sections
feel free to use my account for testing
Actually now that I compare them to my 1/3000th (albeit WW2) ships the smaller buildings don’t look too bad, and I imagine would look better with 1/2400 stuff, but the larger buildings are well off.
TBh im not sure how they would look, in the following very quickly taken photos the white house on the dockside is about 6mm up to its eaves and the doorway is about 2.5mm if that’s any help:
Langton miniatures do a whole range of port like buildings, harbour pieces, fortifications, dockside accessories etc, I have quite a few and they’re really nice and reasonably priced
EDIT: actually they are 1200th scale so might not be suitable however, if youre prepared to use 2mm stuff then you may want to look at the Langton stuff too
Warbases do some but they are nearer 3mm http://war-bases.co.uk/CUSTOM-ITEMS/Tokens%20-%20Acrylic its worth e-mailing them they are very helpful
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Northern Monkey wrote:</div>
Didn’t each (British) Infantry Battalion contain an Anti Tank Platoon of 6 6lber’s
No. No, they didn’t. 6-prs, 6-pdrs or 6-pounders, certainly, but a 6lber isn’t a thing, with or without a grocer’s apostrophe. All the best, John.
Lol, i thought it looked wrong , but i was tired and couldnt be bothered checking
Do you typically utilise an umpire/games master?
Rarely, but sometimes particularly with new rulesets
Do you tend to play games with one regular opponent regularly?
Ive 3 regular opponents and more if I need them at the club
How long do your games typically last or want them to last?
2-4 hours depending on the various factors, rules, general chat, etc, i’d play all day if I had the time
Do you utilise a campaign system and generate battles in that way?
sometimes, more so in solo play
Do you design scenarios regularly?
not really, again more so in solo play
Do you pick armies from an army list up an agreed point maximum for an ensuing battle and then pick or dice for terrain just before playing?
Generally speaking yes
Do you typically utilise free rules, scenarios and, army lists?
Yes, well made fan material is a very handy resource
Are you willing to try anything at least once even if their is a cost associated?
depends on the cost, as long as its not a great initial outlay then yes
Or regardless of cost, do you read blurbs, reviews and other info first before making a decision as to whether or not to give them a try?
I do tend to check a new game out quite thoroughly before buying into it, though there are the odd impulse buys
Ive linked him to this thread
see here for a reply to your thread: http://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/someone-pass-to-conster-thnx/
The Trading post was moved into the General section about a week ago so that all members can use it: http://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/forum/general-discussion-3/trading-post/
Didn’t each (British) Infantry Battalion contain an Anti Tank Platoon of 6 6lber’s(on paper at least), these were infantry first and foremost, just trained to operate the guns, once out of action they would fall back to their primary role of infantry
whoa, if were branching out in to savouries, then I rescind my previous request for cake and substitute it with a Meat an Potato pie or a decent Pork Pie, the Pork pie will be smaller and cheaper on the postage
So ive now read General Quarters and I like it, howeverthere is no mention of basing, seeing how some of the DD’s are tiny at this scale, Im thinking that they need basing, any recommendations for a size of base, i was thinking of basing them so that there is 1com of “sea” between the model and the edge of the base?
This is clear favouritism towards Midlands based members, however if you put one in the post for me, i’ll say no more about it
Thanks Steve, Ive been meaning to look at both the new site and the Errata
The courier picked these up this AM, let me know when they arrive
Its still popular in all its forms (ancients/fantasy/medieval) at our club, albeit Impetus took some of the players from Warmaster but its still played regularly what replaced it at your club?
Just want to thank Pete for all his efforts they are greatly appreciated and I have found many hidden gems on his site in the past, looking forward to seeing the wiki being filled out, I’d help but have no idea whatsoever how to edit/contribute etc to Wiki’s
1. Germans – better trained and given more individual freedom in decision making
2. Depends on the person rather than the nationality IMO
3. Germans see 1 plus better equipped in general
4. Def. Germans, individual initiative at Junior leader lvl would IMO surpass the Russians
5. see 2 above
Sorry didn’t see the announcement
Ive just posted up my simple campaign rules for Pirates along with some pics of my ships, see the link in my signature
Ive had the same issue on the General forum earlier, logging out and back in again seemed to work, however im now having issues in that the most recent post on a thread is not showing, ie on the Film/TV board, in the recommend me a documentary thread, its showing the last post was a couple of days ago, yet when I click into the thread, there are more recent posts
Thanks all for there guidance/advice, a mate has just reminded me that I picked up a few navwar ships in a bargain box (they were in with some napoleonics that I was after) at the bring n buy at Vapnartak in York several years again, and lo and behold after a dig around ive located them along with a copy of the general quarters rules which ive never even looked at, are these any good?
Is there a PM option on here if so cant seem to find it?
So did you manage to speak with editor Sam?
Northern Monkey – you need a bigger desk, mate! As for your 6mm WOTR project, well the numbers are impressive but did you see the “Rather Large Towton Project”? If not, I recommend you google it. Great inspiration!
Sorry Cedric, didnt see this post til just now, yeah Ive drooled over the Towton project, bit out of my league though, I do plan on playing it out though just at a smaller figure ratio, just finished the buildings to represent Saxton & Towton and Lead chapel using Leven miniatures. I only live about 5 miles from Towton so its a major interest of mine.
Whoops you got there first, yeah, looking at your blog i recognised your name lol, im in tomorrow if youre going
Thanks Ken, very useful, do the Skytrex ships mix/match well with the Navwar stuff, by the way are you the same Ken who goes to Leeds Wargames Club, (Headingley, Wednesdays) if so its a small world as im a club member there and I think I have lent some WW2 rules from you in the past?
So next question can any point me to a list of ship types plus the ships that were of that type ie
Battlecruisers- hms blah, hms whatever etc
And secondly a paint scheme guide, preferably for British and German ahips in the north sea/Atlantic and Arctic theatres
Pirates Constructible Strategy Game, cheap, cheesy, simple, quick, but not really considered a proper war game by most.
The Paras, a fly on the wall type documentary following a platoon through basic training and deployment to Northern Ireland, available on BBC I Player: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00hjtqj/the-paras-1-480-platoon
The potential offers of discounts from companies would be enough for me, plus the thought of helping the site grow, down the line once the site has grown you could re-introduce the fee for the trading board, or if the software allows give new members 6 months free access to the trading boards, then they have to pay to continue to access them