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Thanks chaps, Im planning on a skirmish type game a mash-up of Car Wars and Legends of the …rules, quick and simple is my main aim.
@RJJ I think I got he abandoned/unloved look down quite well, with a combination of lazy painting and a good old heavy wash with Vallejo sepia
We play tested this recently too Romans vs Carthaginians in 6mm, we liked it and it played much quicker than it seemed it would from the read through of the rules, we usually play Warmaster and Impetus and whilst I cant say its “better” than Impetus as we’ve only played it the once so far we were all impressed by it and would gladly give it another go.
I have the Irregular “Mad Ron” set, and I too added some H&R to the mix, here’s a photo (though they are not all painted up yet), as you can see most of the H&R stuff (from row except the one on the far left) looks a bit small compared to the Irregular stuff, but its passable in the main (Motorcycles might be a bit too small though)
You think? im honestly not sure having not played Eldar in Epic since way back, im thinking it could probably do with some transports20/05/2015 at 15:06 in reply to: 3mm Magister Militum 18th Century painted for Maurice #24635
TB are you on commission
As much as its tempting (and I did pick up some of Odzial’s 3mm ACW) im too heavily invested in 6mm, and truth be told, I see too little difference in the cost and visual effect on the tabletop to make me invest in 3mm, however saying that, I am really really tempted by the 3mm Vietnam range simply for the amount of Helicopters I could field and playing it in 3mm would certainly save some cash, no idea on rules though as ive only ever played Vietnam with skirmish rules.
I’ve been doing some gaming: 2 games play-testing my mates modern platoon lvl game, Trafalgar, and Richard III – a great game that went down to a final battle for London in the very last turn. Plus loads of painting, 6mm Eldar, 6mm City walls/gates, 6mm Medieval buildings, 10mm Fellowship of the Ring some of which is the subject of my next blog post, when I finally get those last two Eldar tanks done, and doing what I can in my garden to help my crop of fruit and veg on its way!19/05/2015 at 13:07 in reply to: 3mm Magister Militum 18th Century painted for Maurice #24567
These look great, though I must resist urge to start a new scale!
timecast have a US Stockist, and their is always: http://www.jrmini.com/shop/jrmini.php?m=search&s=bridge
What type, Road, Rail, Foot, and constructed from what, Steel, Brick, Stone, Wood?
Baggage Train do some, not sure of their US availability though: http://the-baggagetrain.com/epages/84d5106b-5668-4250-9f87-3aaa606a5389.sf/en_GB/?ObjectID=39577&ViewAction=FacetedSearchProducts&SearchString=bridge
Here’s my tale of both worst Wargaming injury and worst Sportsmanship.
Roll back the clock about 25 years and to a tense game in our Blood Bowl 2nd ed league, the very much unfancied Lowdown Rats were playing the highly rated Chaos All stars (who needed the win to secure a place in the playoffs), coached by Neil & Bri respectively, a combination of great coaching and poor dice rolls led to a shock 3-1 victory for the Rats, and much gloating by Neil ensued which must have flicked a switch in Bri or maybe the spirit of the game had infected him, either way he jumped up (we were kids an played on the floor of my room) and swiftly put the boot into Neils face followed by a pile on, and a few punches thrown by both coaches until I managed to get between them and calm things down. My Blood Bowl pitch had realistic blood stains from Neil’s bust nose, and one of my metal goblins managed to impale Bri’s arm though he was snapped from his slotta base in return. Needless to say Bri was ejected from the league!
Great pics Etranger
it doesn’t bother me if you say 6mm or 1/3ooth I know what you mean either way and I think that goes for most of us, admittedly it can be confusing for total newbs, and those pedantic enough to bother commenting on the incorrect use of scale in this context are simply not worth bothering with.
Ivan, I’ve always took it to mean that’s the upper limit of the forces you control, so Platoon level would have you commanding no more than 1 platoon plus reasonable support elements, regardless of basing conventions, though if you were playing 1 base = 1 platoon at platoon lvl it probably wouldn’t make for a very good game
Northern Monkey: I couldn’t agree more. It’s fun to run two or three planes per player but I find that four is about the limit per player. Any more and it becomes less enjoyable as you try to manage large flights. Have you used the ground attack/AA rules? They can be brutal! AA deals out big damage and very unpleasant surprises. I find it more nerve wracking than air-to-air combat. It hurts when a beloved pilot goes down to AA fire, but such is the nature of war even with models. I had a look at your blog and it is very interesting. I like your buildings. The La Haye Saint is really nice. What scale was it? I have a 15mm one which I use as a walled farm complex for WWII skirmish and I am toying with getting a 15mm Hougemont to use as a manoir or farm complex. Cheers and good gaming. Rod Robertson.
Thanks for the kind words with regards to my Blog Rod, funnily enough I’ve just updated it with a mish-mash of stuff. I think the model you’re referring to is “La Haie” as opposed to “La Haye Saint” (apparently different buildings – I have no idea myself not being a nappy player, I was simply asked to paint it) if so its (and in fact all the buildings on my blog so far are) 6mm, 1/300.
Anyways back to Wings, yeah I’ve used the ground forces angle quite a bit, I bought some Irregular minis 6mm WW1 AA trucks and trenches as they look nicer than the cards, and the difference in scale helps make it look like your planes are higher than what they are – well sort of! There are some fan made cards out there depicting infantry and tanks units which I have used once to represent a ground offensive which my squadron had to help contain, made for a different game. And I agree 4 is about my limit too.
Im a big fan, got around 20 fighters/twin seaters a bomber and a balloon, its a nice easy and quick game made for those nights when you cant be bothered dragging out all your scenery/minis etc. Using a campaign system makes it much more fun, and the more planes on the table at once the better, 1 on 1 dogfights can drag on and get boring IMO
Well i’ve now acquired 10mm not Rohan Copplestone army, and Im very happy with them, I need some enemies now and whilst the Copplestone Orc’s are on my list, i’ve been thinking of other opponents and allies , Copplestones not Gondor lack cavalry, how do these look: http://www.magistermilitum.com/manufacturer/magister-militum/gth1-goth-heavy-cavalry-nobles.html
and Ive been looking at Steve Barber models 10mm Germans as Dunlendings and maybe even his Parthians as Easterlings http://stevebarbermodels.com/
Any thoughts on these or other suggestions?
I get a bit that way about periods named after civil wars; English, American, Spanish. It makes me feel bad not only for wars of the same era that don’t hog the limelight in the same way, but also civil wars that don’t get their own bespoke period.
This! This really bugs me too, mainly with the English Civil War, their was at least half a dozen before the “famous” one, why isn’t it ECW VII(or whatever actual numeral) that would sound way cooler IMO02/03/2015 at 23:13 in reply to: 6mm Ancients – Do You Do It, and If So, How Do You Do It? #18921
I have lots of War of the Roses stuff in 6mm (yeah I know its borderline ancients – but close enough) which I have based for Impetus, I have used the recommended 15mm base size so every- thing is on bases 8cm frontage with a varying depth of 2cm – 6cm depth depending on unit (skirmishers 2cm, hvy inf 3-4cm, light inf/archers 4cm, cav 6cm arty 4-6cm). I put between 25-45 minis on the infantry bases, apart from the skirmishers which have 10-16, cav varies between 10-20, arty 2-3 pieces +crew. Use the rules as if you are using 15mm minis.
I also play Warmaster ancients using 6mm and the regular basing conventions (ie 20mm x 40mm) it works fine as is, no need to change anything.
There are some pics on my blog of the WotR stuff , albeit not particularly good ones(its something im working on or would be if these 6mm Epic marines wouldn’t keep appearing on my painting desk!)
This project just gets better, keep the posts coming I want to see how this ends up and those minis are amazing
Another set of great looking mini’s, are these Microworld?
As ever, great stuff!!
thanks i’ll pass that info on to him, seems like a relatively easy/cheap way of gaining some protection
, please don’t stop me walking this way its took me years to master my Manc swagger!
And more seriously, its not so much background, the game has a collectible theme, plus it comes with constructible pre-painted pieces?
This is fantastic, cant wait to see the rest
whilst a great game ive not played it ages either, and I much prefer Columbia Games Richard III these days, which is an even better game IMO
Might be worth looking at TT scale model railway stuff, that’s close enough to 15mm to not matter too much
I do both, fantasy and sci-fi might get a bit silly at times and we certainly use silly names here and there, I recall a mini warmaster campaign involving Baron Heinz von Beanz and his quest to regain the lost family sword- Windbreaker.
Historical stuff is generally more serious but even there we will slip in the odd daft name/scenario. Saying that if someone was running a serious game then I wouldn’t deliberately mess it up and im happy to play either style.
Great stuff, and the rules are something ive been looking for, for along time!
Yeah Irregular are my go to company for odds, sods bits n bobs not only do they have a wide an eclectic range but very friendly to deal with too
It probably wouldn’t be my sort of thing sorry to say David, and thanks for the Cod War link that was a very interesting and informative read
what scale would it be for, if its suitable for 6mm or even 10mm i’d be slightly interested anything bigger is not for me. Also and off topic but where would I find your Cod war rules, as someone from a town directly effected by this, I’d be very interested to see how it could be gamed?
Thanks Yorkie, though it pales in comparison to your efforts, love the Epic stuff on your blog by the way, which is my current project B, only about 300 bases to go on that one
Well that blog post did the job, and inspired me to crack on, I’ve since painted 3 more units for the neutral pool(hand gunners, artillery and dismounted MAA all in Warwicks livery), and during drying times managed to finish 60 epic space wolves and a bike squadron, result!!
Hi Cerdic, yeah the Towton project was one of things that made me reconsider using 6mm for this period, I was lucky enough to see it set up and was very impressed by it, especially as I live about 4 miles from Towton and know the battlefield quite well
thanks for the reply Anthony, I too have always thought of Gondor as the Eastern Roman empire and Arnor as the Western in look and feel.
Ive settled on 10mm now, those copplestone minis are just too tempting
Thanks for the replies, think ive settled on 10mm now
I have the baccus medieval range (close to 3000) and don’t fancy painting any more…yet
I’ve read that Tolkien envisaged 3rd age Middle earth as being later dark ages-like in its military technology so would probably be looking at that era rather than later medieval stuff. maybe a mix of baccus ancients and dark ages lines would do?
Mike, Tolkien’s Rohirrim were anglo saxons with a horse culture, copplestones are spot imo (Horse tribe cavalry) http://www.copplestonecastings.co.uk/range.php?range=FAN
Its looking like 10mm is the better option (mainly cos copplestone covers the main armies and characters nicely, still looking for elves, easterlings, dunlending types to round it out)but im keen to make sure im not missing anything in 6mm(my preferred scale these days)
Whilst I like the microworld stuff, I don’t think their is anything to represent the human forces from the Lotr, as for Irregular im not a fan of their 6mm stuff (other than the scenic) but do like their 10mm stuff which I had forgotten about. Does anyone know if Kallistra fits with copplestone as I know kallistra is on the larger side of 10mm?
Thanks for the heads up Tempest I managed to win the ebay auction