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If you buy Russell’s forthcoming book you won’t need to research it, he will have done the hard work!
That is the idea 😉
including unfeasibly exciting destroyer dashes to land commandos in the rear of determined French resistance.
Yes, HMS Anthony dashed into the port of Diego Suarez literally under the French guns, landed commandos, and dashed out again, undamaged.
I think a book on the entire campaign sounds like a great idea, whatever it is called.
That’s good to know.
Thanks everyone for the comments. I really appreciate it. I’m going to go through them all (from here and elsewhere) before I make a final decision.
Knowing nothing about the battle for Madagascar I’m struggling to relate all the pre-colon text to the text that follows it. That said, A Strange Campaign intrigues me the most and would possibly make me pick up a copy at a stand or stall to see what it’s about.
I suspect many (most?) people don’t know much about the Madagascar campaign. The bit before the colon is the main title, the bit after is the sub-title. I tend to go for titles that I think sound interesting, or picked from a relevant quote, then use the sub-title to make it clear what the book is about 🙂
‘A Faculty to Dare’ is a fabulous title.
My wife said it sounded like a Mills & Boon title 🙂 It comes from Churchill: “We must not lose our faculty to dare, particularly in dark days”.
Looks like I can’t message you, I’m guessing because you’re not a supporting member? So here’s the short version. If you need more details, email me at russell-AT-russellphillips-DOT-uk
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You can use any theme you like, of course. I suggested Twenty Twelve because it should be similar to what you have, but it works nicely on mobile phones.
Very interesting post. I’ve always been fascinated by Hobart’s funnies. But your post had some information that was new to me, which is always good 🙂
I have a request, though. Can I ask you to consider changing to a responsive theme? Most of my browsing these days is on my phone. I think the Twenty Twelve theme would look similar to what you have, but it’s responsive, so works nicely on mobile devices.
I know how I’d feel if I’d ordered something and hadn’t received it yet other out of stock items were replaced. Customer service is important; we look after you as best we can and it makes you feel valued. Plus the chats with customers brighten the day as well!
Absolutely, I’d have wondered where my stuff was. But you’ve gone the extra mile with this order, so I thought I’d let people know.11/04/2020 at 10:53 in reply to: New article on SOTCW website: Experimental Infantry Brigade 1934 to 1936 #134631
Yes, I think that’s 44 Pattern Battledress. I think they went for the short BD in the 1930s simply because it was a lot cheaper than the nice, long ‘safari jacket’ and they already had an eye on the coming war with Germany and the need for massive, rapid (and cheap) mobilisation.
I think I’ve heard that before.
Thanks for the interesting discussion, everyone.
It’s a toss-up between paperback and PDF for me. I have been known to buy a set of rules in both (I really appreciate it when the PDF is available for a minimal extra cost). I much prefer ePub or Mobi over PDF for the digital version, but they’re not very common in rules 🙁
No judgement here. I used to play Warhammer 40K back in the day (late 80s/early 90s, I think the rules were 2nd edition Rogue Trader). Got rid of those many years ago.
I’ve picked up a few of their figures from magazine covers recently, but I have no interest their rules. What one-page rules are you using?
It was maybe a little clumsy in parts, but I didn’t read anything that I could imagine causing genuine distress. Maybe it was Lambshead’s response that caused that reaction, to judge from what is written above.
I think it was the sentence, “Let’s face it, the image of Dave suddenly transmogrifying into Davina is enough to unsettle anyone — the reverse even more so.” that upset people, and I can see why it would cause genuine distress. I’ll try to explain why.
A lot of transphobia comes from the idea that men will pretend to be women in order to assault women. I’ve seen it in discussion around “bathroom bills” in the US, and reform of the Gender Recognition Act in the UK. Obviously, this isn’t the place to debate these, but I mention them in order to provide context. There is plenty of transphobia around the idea that a man will put on a dress in order to assault women. “Dave suddenly transmogrifying into Davina” could very easily be seen as an expression of that, and that could certainly cause genuine distress.
Lambshead’s response certainly didn’t help, but I don’t think that was the only issue.
Some might argue it was a storm in a teacup, but it caused genuine distress. I didn’t see any reaction from Rick Priestley, so have no idea what his thoughts were or are.
I did see reactions from John Lambshead. He refused to apologise and was insulting and nasty to anyone that suggested he should.
It may have been intended as a harmless joke. But in that case, I don’t understand why he wouldn’t simply say sorry. I’ve caused upset without intending to any number of times. And my first reaction, on realising that I’ve accidentally upset someone, is to apologise.05/12/2019 at 14:40 in reply to: New SOTCW article: 44M Buzogányvető anti-tank rocket #12764503/12/2019 at 12:00 in reply to: New SOTCW article: 44M Buzogányvető anti-tank rocket #127530
An interesting read, thanks. I am left wondering just how accurate an unguided rocket would be trying to engage individual AFVs at up to 2000m range?
My guess would be “not very accurate at all”, but I don’t really know.
There are plenty of images produced by a Google search BTW.
Yes, but as it says in the note at the start, I couldn’t find copyright information on any of them, so couldn’t use them.
I’ve used 20mm since I first started with Airfix plastics back in the 1970s 🙂 It’s still my preferred “larger” scale, although I’ve picked up a few 28mm sci-fi and fantasy figures.
20mm seems to be reasonably well represented, although it does feel like 28mm gets the most online love.
I used to have some 6mm, and still have a bit, but for smaller figures, I prefer 3mm nowadays. 3mm seems to be a very niche scale, and as such there doesn’t seem to be a lot of online coverage. That doesn’t really bother me, though, to be honest.
Yes! Published by GDW in 1987. I’d Place its level of complexity somewhere just to the north of Ogre – facing is an issue, guided missiles are in play, different infantry types.
Cool. I only knew of the Battlefront game
Sounds like a very interesting project.
It’s an interesting idea, but I have some concerns. Presumably nobody knows what the odds of any particular outcome, whereas with a standard game, the odds are in the rule book. That could potentially mean that people who play a lot will work out the odds, and gain an advantage over anyone that doesn’t play often.
Also, there was mention in one video that lights change colour or flicker sometimes to indicate particular things. That suggests that players could miss important information if they were distracted at that moment. I don’t like that kind of thing, but it may well appeal to others.
It might be great for more complex games like air combat or Harpoon, with the smartphone/tablet doing the calculations. Or augmented reality of missiles and bullets flying when you point the device at the minis. Or have some blind counters with the chips and the device will show it as empty or enemy unit depending on if your unts sees it or not.
I used to have computer programs that did the calculations and book-keeping in miniature wargames. I also wrote a program for modern naval wargaming that did that, but also tracked the location of all units. The idea was to allow submarines to be used stealthily, potentially carrying out an attack without the opponent having any idea of where they were.
I’ve dabbled in various things, but right now I’d list my non-wargaming hobbies as board gaming, RPGs, programming, reading, and films. The programming and reading have a certain amount of crossover with work, but I enjoy them as a “time off” activity, so I think they count.
Well, that’s a surprise! I have tried to send a PM, but for some reason Russell, you are an “invalid recipient”…
That’s odd. I’ve had messages from other people. Oh well.
I must be honest, it’s not a book I will find particularly useful as a gamer and modeller of the ancients and fantasy variety, so would be grateful if you would re-roll, and give Guy another chance. Hope that’s OK. Geof
That’s very gracious of you. OK, re-rolling the same D4 …
It’s a 1! Guy Farrish, send me a PM (or email me if PMs don’t work – Russell -AT- RussellPhillips -DOT- UK) with your address and I’ll get it in the post.