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  • in reply to: M,m,m, mm, mmm, monster! #154993

    Awesome – the intention was to make it look as weird and creepy as possible. Thankyou for your comments!

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    in reply to: Lasercut Starships #154950

    These are absolutely amazing. Hats off to you!

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    in reply to: M,m,m, mm, mmm, monster! #154903

    Thankyou  😊

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    in reply to: Primer Problems on Resin #154729

    It seems to work for me 🤔

    Dries semi-matt. No ‘key’ for paint. Rubs off easily. Maybe I got a bad one. 🙂

    i mostly use it thinned through an airbrush using tamiya acrylic thinner and a little water.

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    in reply to: Primer Problems on Resin #154724

    It seems to work for me 🤔

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    in reply to: Primer Problems on Resin #154711

    I use Vallejo surface primer – no problems on any of the materials mentioned.

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    in reply to: Pendraken 10mm Sci-fi Terminators & XX121 #154445

    Thanks 😊

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    in reply to: Fanzine from 1934 #154079

    That’s amazing, Thankyou.

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    in reply to: New WWII rules from Anschluss Press #154078

    Thank you for sharing this. I had wondered about these rules.

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    in reply to: Black Tree Miniatures (UK) #153552

    Their usual turn around time is anything from 3 months to never. They have a well discussed reputation for extremely long turn around time on orders and getting orders wrong. However, you can contact them via Facebook – they do eventually respond there.

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #144372

    Chilean artillery crews done.

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    Wow, absolutely stunning work!

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #144200

    Another 60 done.

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #144199

    I’m never gonna moan about a show again. Such a shame Vapnartak was cancelled! I completely understand why. Can’t wait for this virus to just do one. Hopefully the winter will help. Once they start again I’m going to as many shows as possible! Might try and run a small participation game – the invasion at Pisagua.

     

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #144130

    When the shows are back, you will often find me for midlands/north shows in the UK on the Society of Ancients / Northamptonshire Battlefields Society stand. Always good to meet up with people in the hobby who you’ve only met on line. Trebian

    Couldn’t agree more. I hope to see you both at the shows in the new year if everything has calmed down (fingers crossed).

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #144127

    Love the paintwork, Rhys – and the examples you’ve done for the Pendraken website. Translation duly sent. (I don’t claim to speak the language, but I studied enough Spanish at school to get by with the help of a dictionary.) Lots of lovely detail there for you. It was fun – like having some tapas for variety, a pleasant change from my usual diet of sauerkraut and goulash: Napoleon’s 1796 Italian Campaign Napoleon Absent, Coalition Ascendant: The 1799 Campaign in Italy and Switzerland, Volume 1 Hungary 1848: The Winter Campaign Chris Bloody Big BATTLES!

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Also Thankyou so much for taking the time to do this and sharing it for free. Our wonderful little hobby would be a poorer place without you.
    When the shows are back it would be good to meet up and buy you a bacon butty or whatever your preference maybe!?

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    in reply to: Montrose’s Irish Brigade in 15mm Complete #144097

    Lovely work as always.

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    in reply to: Innsmouth 15mm / Cthulhu #144096

    Outstanding soldier!

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    in reply to: Tlaxcalan Archers #144095

    They are superb.

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #144088

    Some more 10mm Pendraken WotP. Code SAP6 painted as Chileans.

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #144066

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    Thanks Chris that’s amazing and very kind – I can’t wait to read this.

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #143930

    Another 60 speed painted this evening – more Chileans. 10mm Pendraken – code SAP5.

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    in reply to: Painted super hero Beast #143923

    Absolutely stunning work. I love them!

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    in reply to: Any Tentacled HG Wells Style Martians For 15mm? #143905

    And here:

    https://www.rebelminis.com/martianwalker.html

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    in reply to: Any Tentacled HG Wells Style Martians For 15mm? #143901

    There are these:

    EMPV09 Martian Cephalod Tripod

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #143806

    Speed painted these this afternoon. Just the command to finish. 10mm from Pendraken.

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    in reply to: Eutaw Springs again, AAR #143778

    Thanks for posting a follow up – I wasn’t aware of these rules until you posted about them so thanks for sharing. Great looking figures as well. Hope your friend is ok?

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    in reply to: Guide to the Army Of The Red Spear #143772

    I’ve now read through this and taken it all in. Amazing backstory, great imagination. Love the models as well. Superb.

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    in reply to: Char 2Cs in a game #143744

    Great AAR – enjoyed that and interesting to see the Char 2C get an outing. My favourite French tanks is the Somua S35.

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    in reply to: Coronavirus Painting: Western Europe 1630-1650 #143743

    Good work Konstantinos! Look forward to seeing the AAR’s and what rules you settle on.

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    in reply to: What are you reading? #143742

    A recent charity shop find. Not really my favourite theatre but it’s a ripper as in he rips into every general involved. Cracking read.

    Sounds good – I do like to see generals critically analysed and figuring out whether I agree with the criticisms or not. Another book I need to look out for.

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    in reply to: What are you reading? #143741

    Matterhorn. Excellent novel about the Vietnam War.

    Ive read Max Hastings account of Vietnam not that long ago – fascinating stuff. The war the Americans won in all but name and then withdrew. One of the horrible things for US forces is learning about the political limitations placed on US air operations – resulting in unnecessary losses. I will look out for this book. Keen to read more.

    Honestly not political here: what would a U.S. victory have looked like? I ask because my old history prof, Al McCoy, was of the opinion that the U.S. DID win Vietnam, at least according to its own objectives as measured by what four presidents actually fought for. So what kind of victory would the U.S. have had win in order to win “in name”?

    IMHO a Korea type result.

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #143740

    As it is 7 years since I did the reading to write the BBB scenario, time to read up again if I’m going to revise it properly. Given what we all seem to have read about soft sand rendering artillery ineffective, I was surprised to read the Chilean artillery commander’s report, which claims his guns fired against the Allied positions ‘to magnificent effect’. I suppose it’s a case of ‘he would say that, wouldn’t he’. Next stop: Bulnes’s Guerra del Pacifico. Chris Bloody Big BATTLES!

    Let us know what you find Chris. I can’t read Spanish so I’m intrigued 😊

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #143739

    The receiving party is a better judge of the effect of fire. At the end of the 1861 battle of Belmont, retreating Union forces boarded a riverboat and fired at their pursuers, who fired back. Both sides reported deadly execution among the foe and both reported taking no hits from enemy fire. Between clouds of smoke and frightened people laying down, perhaps it looked like serious results.

    What you said! Plus, even the highest ranking officers/general on the spot who later right accounts/memoirs of particular points of interest in a conflict cannot always be trusted. For example, Napoleons memoirs surrounding the 100 days campaign.

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    in reply to: Wargaming the War of the Pacific 1879 – 1884 #143666

    Yes I read the same thing – the Peruvians scavenged from the dead around their positions as they had exhausted their ammo with no hope of resupply.

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    in reply to: What are you reading? #143665

    Rereading Ben Aaronovitch’s River of London series for the 7th time. Currently on The Hanging Tree.

    7th time!? You must really enjoy it. Though I used to do this with Terry Pratchett Discworld novels.

    I’ve not heard of this series – will have to have a look if it’s that good.

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    in reply to: What are you reading? #143664

    Zippyfusenet:

    I will definitely getting the books you kindly recommended as I can afford to. Thanks for the recommendations.

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    in reply to: What are you reading? #143663

    Struggling with most books at the mo… Tablet change is impacting the mind badly this time but only another 4 or 5 weeks till things settle with luck! Trying to cope with any off 750+ pages of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel (having seen the Amazon series), Last of the Mohicans, One Hour Wargames and a couple of cheap GW books (Cadia Falls and Gaunts Omnibus – both £1.99 specials). Seems I can handle a couple of pages but then either get lost in the story or drift off to do something else. Feels like the only book(s) I can concentrate on are ones I’ve read before so I’ve also got Elizabeth Moon Vatta series on the go as well but even then, anymore than 5 or 10 pages is my limit for now. So for now it’s a bit

    Sorry to hear that – hope things improve sooner rather than later. I have been there with meds. It took a while to even find the right ones that actually helped.

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    in reply to: What are you reading? #143662

    Go on then, why don’t you like Max Hastings?

    I don’t like him because of his honking pomposity, his well-attested reputation as a bully (“Hitler Hastings”) from his days as editor of the Telegraph, and the fact that I find his politics extremely unpleasant (not that far more unpleasant aren’t now on offer). I don’t think he deserves his reputation as a war correspondent, which he later parlayed into a second career as a populariser of military history, for the reason given in “Don’t Cry for me, Sergeant Major”: his own copy, alone among the contributions of all the reporters in theatre, was the only copy to be transmitted home at the moment of victory in Stanley, under what under the most extremely charitable assumptions possible were highly suspicious circumstances. Worse, to gain his tag as “The first man into Stanley”, he risked the ceasefire, and hence the lives of the soldiers he was accompanying, in pursuit of his own personal vanity. I don’t think he is a very good miitary historian because his work seems to lack originality and tend towards journalistic sensationalism. I was not very much taken with his attempts to appear controversial by justifying the actions of the Waffen-SS in his “Das Reich”; I was still less pleased by his statement that British Commandos routinely murdered prisoners, an accusation for which he provided no shred of evidence. His “Overlord” struck me as a popularised re-write ofthe relevant volume of the official history, but with an almost gloating emphasis on the disbandment of the 6th Duke of Boots, presented as if this incident had never been heard of before. Without wishing to appear unoriginal myself, I am not the only person who finds Hastings’ research unoriginal: see https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/161744 Still, there are people who think Dan Snow is a military historian, and some people still trust Alan Clark and Paul Carrell as reliable sources. All the best, John.

    I have to confess, I wasn’t aware of his antecedence. The only book of his I have read is Vietnam – I picked the hardback up cheap in Tescos when I was doing a spot of shopping and I hadn’t read that much on Vietnam and thought it would be a good place to start. I enjoyed it and I didn’t find it pompous – maybe he has improved? I Thankyou for the information however, and I am now going to read the article you kindly provided a link to.

    I don’t really enjoy Dan Snow from a personal point of view. I am not aware of the others you mention either. I asked the question because I was generally and genuinely curious.

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    in reply to: Vikings! #143652

    Yeah they look proper! Very nicely done.

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