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Fantastic looking mini’s as ever!
Thanks guys, I’m currently putting together some ruins as I am seriously lacking in Frostgrave type scenery, though I’m not bothering with any snow effects, so it will be more like Spring-grave!
That’s all very nicely done. You make me want to pick up a paintbrush and get on with my own 15mm fantasy project.
Thanks, its nice to do a bit of fantasy after all the uniform colours we tend to do, it allows me to use some the less used colours in my collections
Looks like the guy in the fourth picture is hooting at the women in the third. Very nice stuff, however! The basing is particularly good! What do you use for those flowers?
They are Tufts from the Army painter range, I get the two tone flowers(though I forget the exact name of the set), which go from colour A to a mix of colour A & B to colour B in this case white to yellow
I use pennies for infantry and 2p’s for vehicles, the pennies are probably a little too big really, but it makes it easier to pick them up and move them around
I consider myself lucky in having a great gaming circle of 5 good friends, 2 of which are long term friends met, many, many years ago without any of us knowing of our gaming interests at first, this coming to light some time later. Of the others, 2 I met at my local club some years ago and have become good friends to point we socialise outside of the hobby, and the 5th is a recent addition to our group being a new neighbour of one of my long term friends.
Plus I attend a local club and can always pick up a game there if none of my mates are available. As for age, the 6 of us are between 38-46 (sadly were the younger members of the club!), and all white males. The club is a similar demographic but you could probably up the age range to 56+ on average. I know of another local club which has a much lower average age and… even has women attend This club tends to focus on the more GW side of the hobby (not that our club eschews GW games, just that historicals definitely dominate).
I’m very intrigued by the aversion to clubs shown on this thread, I’ve never had that bad an experience with them, and if I didn’t particularly like a club, it wouldn’t put me off trying another. So what is it exactly that you have experienced at a club to put you off trying another?
Firstly, they are some great looking vehicles!
I have a ton of Car wars stuff and Gaslands, I think there is plenty of room for both, Gaslands is quick, easy fun especially with a few players, yes it lacks realism but plays like Rock and Roll Racing (if anyone remembers that).
Car Wars is at the other end of the spectrum really, but still great fun if somewhat slow, sadly we just don’t have time to play it anymore, no one is prepared to use our sometimes limited gaming time to play out what tends to be only half a game, gone are those days of being able to have a 6-8 hour gaming session! Still I can spend hours making up new vehicles for my own amusement.
TL:DR Gaslands fits our time constraints though we would probably all prefer to have the time to play Car Wars
How about Tremors, cheesy but fun and definitely wargame-able, and the sequels were terrible
Museum Miniatures do a few 15mm pre-gunpowder ships:
search Fly Mesh, it’s plastic thus easily trimmed to the right size and comes in a variety of gauges and it’s a lot cheaper than model railway stuff
I tend to put either a documentary on that is relevant to what I’m currently painting, or a film that I’ve seen numerous times, though I’m also happy to sit in silence, all depends on my current mood11/12/2018 at 20:56 in reply to: Supreme Littleness Designs Ruined Desert Fort Review #105539
that’s a nice bit of kit there, and thanks for pointing out this company, i’ll be keeping an eye on their releases
Just bumping this up, as Fiasco is tomorrow, remember its free entry, and the Armouries which is well worth a visit and just over the square from the show is free too
I would suggest looking into either Pulp Alley or 7TV as both would work well in this setting
Oh, I hate the net for this, but I’m addicted, if I spent half as much time painting as I do browsing my lead pile would be non-existent. But on the other hand if I hadn’t spent the time browsing I wouldn’t have half the collection I have now!24/10/2018 at 17:04 in reply to: What makes you want to ragequit the hobby (or a project)? #102330
Nope, never felt the urge to rage quit any of my many diverse projects over the years, I do sometimes put them away to return to later, or sell/trade if my interest drops enough, but never out of anger, more from boredom of painting the same thing for months. As for ragequitting in general I’m sure a recall storming off in a huff from an RPG session or two in my early teens, but at that point in my life storming off in a huff was the done thing
I have WW2 Germans in 6mm and 15mm. As for Napoleonic French, only a Naval fleet, no land forces, so I suppose that counts, and for Romans I did have a 28mm army but now sold on, though I do have Command & Colors which has Roman blocks if that counts?
check out Blue Moons 15mm Sci Fi stuff too, they might have something that could help: http://www.oldgloryuk.com/15mm-sci–fi-figures/50/239/585/616
incidentally have you tried the Gruntz ruleset which has a really useful unit builder, allowing you to create your troops/vehicles etc to match the background of your choice
Out of curiosity and as a sort of follow up question to the OP; of those of us who are more impetuous/aggressive/bold, do you think you tend to win more than you lose?
I consider myself to have fairly aggressive attacking tendencies in the main, even in defensive scenarios I usually commit some troops to a sally
Ah I see, I use BKC(2) and its no longer optional, hence the confusion
How to manage issues of troop quality in our little figures and the ramifications of this is a long standing concern of wargame rules. Some rule sets ignore troop quality. Our WW2 rules (BKC) for example, grade all troops the same, finding differences, if any, in weapons and tactical doctrine.
Just to point out that BKC does grade troops into Green, Fragile, Veteran and Elite, if your troops are not noted as such then by default they are Regulars
I dropped the dragon head prow of a 6mm Longship on the floor of my hobby room, despite several days of searches it could not be found and I cack handedly fashioned a replacement- fast forward 4 months and despite the room having been vacuumed numerous times in the intervening period, what did I stand on in my bare feet slap bang in the middle of the room, a bloody 6mm Longship dragon headed prow!!
It’s called the New Dock Hall, its opposite the main entrance to the Armouries, across the square
As a daily user of Trans Pennine Express & Northern Rail services I can sympathise with your situation
No I did away with that look, (besides its the Dude not CtJ!) I’m easy to spot though as I’ll be the slightly chubby one with thinning hair and glasses, fortunately their are no stairs at the event so you’ll have no issues with entry!
These are great, are you planning on adding any infantry?
Those gamers that denounce a ruleset as broken as soon as a result doesn’t go their way and poor losers in general, and as NCS says – unless its an emergency put your bloody phone away!!!
In 6mm I see no need for enterable buildings(whilst for 15mm and above it almost has to be enterable for me to buy it), so I’m happy with either solid or hollow, although I wouldn’t be placing the building over the mini’s even if it did fit.
Most of my games are 2-3hrs, though once a year we manage to get together for the annual big game of 5-6hrs. Some of my solo gaming can go on for months, GMT’s Holland ’44 recently took up about 50hrs of gaming time over several weeks
I start with a mustard yellow and progressively dry brush lighter ending with a bone colour then a light wash with sepia, some examples here(of 15mm fantasy stuff): https://ablogofwar.blogspot.com/2018/03/15mm-fantasyv-more-scenery.html
I find it easier to lightly undercoat first otherwise I often struggle to see what’s what, once undercoated I can then give some thought to colours etc
I’m a fan of the Ral Partha skellies myself: https://ablogofwar.blogspot.com/2017/10/15mm-fantasyi-undead.html
Thanks General, I had a good look around before I started my 15mm fantasy project and came to the conclusion that the Ral Partha demonworld range is about the best stuff available here in the UK. Copplestones stuff is nice too but he only has a very limited range, I also have some 15mm Battle Honor and some of Magister Militums 15mm fantasy neither of which are quite as good as the other two in my opinion, but offer some variety(although the battle honor range is much larger than the other 3 mentioned)
This pic might help you with scale, these are Richards (perfect6’s) rats n spiders alongside a 15mm GZG & 15mm Ral Partha mini, the rats n spiders are on a 5p and the 15mm minis on 1p’s:
I have some of the ral partha spiders, from mouth to backside they are just over 2cm, RP do a load of other insects, dung beetles, fleas, etc, mainly found in their goblin range:
Thanks GF, yeah all the crew, gunners and some of the better looking weapons are all from Ramshackle
Thanks Mike, and no they are from Ramshackle Games, they are a little on the small side to be honest but once based and along side regular cars they look OK
I have finally got round to painting my War rig and the last of my vehicles for now:
Loads more pictures on my blog: https://ablogofwar.blogspot.co.uk/2018/05/gaslands-7-war-rig-and-last-of-vehicles.html