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Yeah, yeah, ha ha ha. I don’t have 2mm ancients, but am thinking of them. If I did gt them, I would probably put them away like Scrooge!
Well done Norm, I don’t think I have managed 11 games in a month since I was 20! Yuo are right about distractions though, I could fit in a lot more game sif I did put my mind to it. I do remember a few years ago managing about 7 games (fast games though) in one week (instead of 1 or 2 a month) simply by setting the goal of completing them in a week and ignoring distractions.
It all comes down to eyesight. A few of us don’t have great of it 🙂
..and from 3 feet away, it would be hard to tell the difference. I find it hard with 6mm!
Last year I played 1’x1′ with my 15mm ancients (with my daughter) using Neil Thomas’s One Hour Wargames rules. I think 6mm will not look too bad, nor 15mm for a small game. well, look not any worse than on a 2’x2′! 3mm? I would go 2mm for ancients! And with my eyes, 6mm is starting to look like bumpy cardboard counters to me.
See Jack, even Kyote has seen the light and plays (well ok, used to play) on 2’x2′ table! I have been thinking for a while 2’x2′ is too big, and looking at doing ancients on a 1’x1′. I have changed my rules to suit, just have not played. If I post enough ancient battreps, maybe Jack will see the light. Of course, if he plays enough moderns, I may be forced to (re)start play them!
Interesting you brought up going to less figures – although I have yet to play the rules, I always thought that it would work best with around 10-ish units on the table. This is less than you have been playing so far, so will be very interested to see if it gives a “better” (probably better = faster!) game. Better could also equal easier to manage to play too! So now you have effectively promised a smaller game by writing it down, you now have to follow through. Take you time though, between you and I (especially you!), I think we have AARs completely covered 🙂 Although kyote is posting some great pictures, and Panda did slipped in a few pictures and text but it is only part 1 so does not count…
And welcome to the 2’x2′ crowd (and 2’x3′ at a stretch – I play lots of ancient face to face on 2’x3′). I have said nothing over the last few years, but 3’x3′ – come on, you are not being serious about small sized games! And I am not saying this out of jealously, no really I am not. And if the map drawers I play in could take 3’x3′, I am sure I would still have started with 2’x2′. Yeah, right 🙂26/05/2015 at 08:03 in reply to: Battle of Hellespont 321BC AAR using own rules (ABC) on blog #24966
I could talk for hours about ancient rules. FOG I found is ordinary. The 1d6 for command I do not like too much but never minded when there are three or more “commands”. I do like the rock paper scissors but miss the DBM differentiation of (S) and (I). In reality, I prefer other rules!26/05/2015 at 06:51 in reply to: Battle of Hellespont 321BC AAR using own rules (ABC) on blog #24963
Kyote – I played a fair bit of DBM when it came out, but cannot get enthused about DBA. I do have the DBA 3.0 rulebook though and will have to get a game in the next few years, just to see how it plays!
Panda – you need to look up RSS feeds – that is how I know when you post something 🙂
Richard – the rules have a dim distant relationship to Two Hour Wargames Rally Round the King. Very distant but the the basic solo play is based on reactions to being fired on, being charged and a result of melee. I have done some actual solo rules for ancient game – a fully programmable opponent – but they have not been heavily tested. I have included them in the rules that can be downloaded. The 5 game test I did last year with the programmable opponent is here:
I am very jealous. I have looked around for painted 15mm Ottoman Turks for many years, but never found some reasonably priced. I have a soft spot for the Ottoman empire, and having the troops would align with this. One day I am sure it will all just happen.
…and another AAR (its Ancients, so most of the Johns and Jacks can ignore it).24/05/2015 at 03:30 in reply to: WW2 20mm Normandy skirmish AAR (comic style) on blog #24833
Yes, the Trojan pig is still ALIVE!
I do not think I can get rid of it 🙂24/05/2015 at 02:40 in reply to: WW2 20mm Normandy skirmish AAR (comic style) on blog #24830
Big animals are all I have – one day I will buy some smaller farm animals from the toy store.
It is not too loud, you did not use many capitals…I am not too bad. My wife however, that is a different story!
OK, I found the time to post an AAR.
It would have been yesterday, but I went to an acquaintance’s 50th birthday party last night that turned into an engagement party that two minutes later turned into a wedding. So we stayed a bit longer than originally intended 🙂 He and his partner/fiancee/bride/wife have been together 18 years and have three children, but the wedding was completely unexpected, surprising and awesome!
I am *so* close to posting an AAR. I have had no time all this week to finish off the last 30 minutes it needs. And will not tonight either (going out for my birthday). So “whenever” is the best I can do.
Is that a bad thing 🙂 If nothing else a gamer is always going to talk about what they are doing now, or going to do, or want to do 🙂 Or at least the one that frequent blogs and forums anyway!
Sick for last two days, also in the middle of writing up three AARs and halfway playing another game. And some games have arrived in the post (Victory over Europe and the UpFront Wargame Vault redux), and I am attempting to read about 6 autobiographies on WW2 company commanders (2 1/2 done) before finalising my company level solo rules. And attempting to do this in between real life events. *Way* to busy to actually get around to posting to replying to anything.
Panda, I am not disagreeing with you about terrain. I did laugh – I could picture an AAR that consisted solely of pictures of miniatures on chairs, tables and drawers! But you may have realised I do tend to spend more time playing that setting up the terrain…
Now I have actually read the blog post, it is skirmish, not squad based so obviously I should not have commented from work without any context. But this is the internet and so I blame that lots of other people do it too!
Panda, you obviously had lots of fun playing, even if I am not really sure if you were using any published rules 🙂
And Panda, your “half an AAR” post does not count as an AAR until the last bit is finished. Even it is looks great and is done in a comic style. It is like posting 1 1/2 hours of video over 4 posts and counting it as 4. It is 0 until the last bit, then it is 1, not 4 🙂
The Star Wars AAR certainly did not excel in terrain like yours. From a diorama perspective, the Ikea table I played on did not really look like I had gone to a lot of effort in the visual category.
I seem to remember (I am at work) that Five Core Company Command allow s assault squads to fire 1 shock for at units in cover. I remember the rule as it is a big exception to ” in cover, not peeking, no target “. So if you do add it for normal squads, that may have flow on effects to assault squads!
I posted a small Stars Wars space fighter AAR the other day (for a belated May the forth by with you). Does that count? And If Ivan is looking at rules for dogfighting with planes, it would translate into space fighters just as well.
Aussies like beef, New Zealanders like sheep.
I, like Rod, scanned all the photos, found nothing. and with your hint and looking at the photo, and ones up and down from it, still nothing. May need a bigger hint.
To stay off topic but still gaming, I have TankWreck, by the same person who did ShipWreck. Not a bad set of rules, even if it it uses d10s.
Jack – not sure if it tickled me, I saw it more as …wait for it…an omen <groans can be inserted here>.
I think I would have gone nuts too with a t34 moving 6cm and infantry moving 2cm! I am very glad I did not scale it down. I would not recommend scaling it down, unless you were playing in 2mm on a 6″x6″ board.
The rules are very simple but I like some of the concepts and have used them in some of the WW2 rules I have written (and played) over the last few years.
I do not game in 6mm often and only started in 2011. I started back into game after a break by playing 15mm ancients on a 2’x2′ table in some map drawers. After getting back in WW2 playing some 20mm in 2010, I acquired a small amount of 6mm German, Russian and british to play in the map drawers. I played 5 games over about 18 months from Aug 2011 to Mar 2013. I have always meant to play more, but keep getting distracted.
For the 5 games, go to this page and about 40-50 lines down is the Vyazma or Bust mini-campaign with AAR links.
Lastly – “but in regards to catching me you still have a ways to go and to be honest I doubt you have what it takes to catch up “: all I can hear is the jealousy in your words 🙂 I would pity you except I think it would be wasted 🙂
Oh, and I cannot tell a lie about 6mm. I do have some British 1980-era 6mm Chieftains, Saracens (I think) and FV432s when I briefly dabbled in Moderns in 1980. I played two games against someone in 1980 using WRG 1950-1975 rules (I quite liked them) but have done nothing else Modern since. All I need is some 80’s Soviets to fight against, and British Infantry (mine got lost) and I may even think about a game.
I have them but not played the rules but I seem to be able to inwardly justify what is happening in the games. I think it is as Panda mentioned a while ago, something happens – e.g. units running across open ground and MG reacts or doesn’t – and it is possible to create a justification in your mind about what it is representing. I thing that 5core is definitely an outcome focused game and time (game turns) is not purely linear.
I have a game about to post an AAR for, another game in hand I am playing, and then I will play 5Core Company Command. Looking forward to it.
Kyote updates his gaming activities on facebook regularly! I dip in here and there – I am not a big facebook user.
I would love to join in the banter but am to busy writing up an AAR (note to Panda – the 6th one this year, not that I am keeping track of the number you have posted. No really I am not. Three.), setting up another game and writing some rules for another game 🙂 The last one does not really count as I write rules and tinker with them all the time!
Apologies for the name slip Rod. I know no Rods as friends or at work, only Robs. I hear a Monty Python skit in the background (my best friend’s name is actually Bruce!)
War Panda – “see you in 2016?” – is that when you will be posting your next AAR? 🙂
I would not dream of saying anything about you or Rob – My google-fu is probably not good enough to find the memes required 🙂
Rob, don’t put me off 🙂 But was thinking of some T-35s as well. I don’t really paint much and 20mm is not geared towards large amounts of stuff. I think 3-4 each of BT-7s and T-26s will be enough to get me started. I have 6 unpainted Panzer 38(t) I have had for at least 3 years so I do want to start small! But I do have about 200 Russians single figures that hopefully will be enough for any game. No cavalry 🙁
Most of my unpainted is 20mm WW2 – about 20 tanks and some AT guns, some of it German early war. If I paint them, I will be have to buy those Russian BT-7s and T-26s!
Jack – you have so many projects and stuff still to paint and you have just said no money, so stay away from new projects such as Ancients! I have Dux Bellorum but have not played them but from all accounts a great system for dark ages. I do have a little ww2 and Ancients stuff to writeup and post.
2016, 2017? What is a year anyway? 🙂 Though you should see some 6mm action in the meantime, and maybe some 20mm skirmish.
Thanks Rob. It may not be until 2016 until I can get the table out again and play some more games in the campaign. Hill 112 was fairly bloody and so I think I may be in for the British losing some of the games in the future.
I have about 8 of them from the 80’s. They are my favourite British late war tank.
The main thunderstorm season has just finished here in Brisbane. No tornados here, and cyclones don’t make it as far south in Queensland (further up the coast has been particularly unlucky in the last 4-5 years).
Also I forgot to mention this game has been going on for 3 weeks now, and was set up about 12 months ago. So do not expect an AAR soon! It is not a long game, just poor time management 🙁
Tried embedding an image from google docs but no luck 🙂
Here is a link that may work:
Sorry guys but I have not time to scour the internet for animal images and videos to partake in this discussion. I am actually playing an ww2 game using 6mm figures .