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  • in reply to: Skirmish at Fort Kosai – Devon Wargames Group #110201
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
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    Good looking game – thanks

    in reply to: Ras el Hanout, Men Who Would be Kings #109710
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Good couple of AARs – thanks

    If you need casualty markers I know a man ….

    in reply to: Algeria 1837 #109209
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Ta – i wish Rodge would make more of them

    I keep Shaun in a cupboard just to do masters and castings for me although I do let him out occasionally 🙂

    He has an ebay shop Dreamholme Scenics

    in reply to: Crusade at Penarth- 26 January #108258
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Guy I agree with your comments – it is a bit spread out but look on the positive side – plenty of exercise!

    We came down from Gloucestershire and it’s a pretty straightforward run and the show is well sign-posted. I was surprised to find a queue to get in at 10:30

    The French Indo China War was very impressive but I wouldn’t be surprised if they lost a few figures in that jungle. They must have cleaned out every aquarium shop within a 50 mile radius.

    What I do like about the show are the traders there that you don’t see anywhere else, especially Gydran Miniatures who do some excellent 28mm Sci-fi figures and kit.

    We’ll be there next year putting on a game ourselves

    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    The Hyphenated Wars (seriously)

    in reply to: Scenario Books #106634
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    The Berkeley Vale club uses scenario books quite a lot as most of us don’t have time to write our own.

    We do a lot of Colonial gaming. We use the Colonial Campaigns scenario books by Skirmish Campaigns as they allow us to throw a historical game together quickly. they are geared towards The Sword and the Flame but we convert them to use Bloody Big Battles.

    We also use the historical scenarios from Bloody Big Battles both as they were intended and in different periods.

    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
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    @geoffqrf

    I always watch what QRF are doing

    Your own ranges and the Freikorps range are, in general, pretty unique in 15mm

    The new Carlist Wars range is tempting but I waiting for the French Foreign Legion to make an appearance as they will open up the possibility of doing 1830s Algeria

    in reply to: Can't find that on your website mate! #100395
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
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    If you produce both, use all of your own product for illustration purposes.

    I agree

    in reply to: One Set to Rule Them All? (With apologies) #100217
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    I think that the period-specificity in our wargames is more dependent on our choice of scenarios, deployment of troops, hsitorical tactical doctrine used by the player on the tabletop, rather than on specific gaming mechanics

    Spot on!

    in reply to: One Set to Rule Them All? (With apologies) #100107
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
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    I am one of the people guilty of using Bloody Big Battles for purposes other than what it was intended for and I make no apologies.

    To date we have used it for the Caesarian Roman invasion of Britain, Modern Africa, French Indian Wars skirmishes and squad-level Sci-Fi.

    Admittedly I have changed certain rules for some of the periods. For Ancients I dropped the melee mechanism and used the firing mechanism instead. For Sci-Fi I generated a points system to create any type of weapon with regards to range and effect

    The rules work for me for several reasons.

    Firstly my memory isn’t what it used to be so using one set of rules really helps
    Secondly although it is a simple set of rules but it works in all of the right places – command, manoeuvre and combat
    Thirdly the troop attributes, eg passive, aggressive etc, allow for a wide range of troop types
    Finally additional home-grown attributes can be added to cater for different periods eg armour

    in reply to: Galaxy's Edge in 6mm – The Legion on Kublar #99096
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Thanks

    I have a generic “native” force using Irregular miniatures’ Alien Infantry – Not-Jawas – codes NSF11 & NSF12. there’s no way I’m painting throat sacs on them 🙂

    Not-Jawas

    in reply to: AB's 6mm sci-fi topic #98822
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
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    Ta for both links – I think that I will buy a few of the Scotia lorries and have a go at hacking them

    in reply to: AB's 6mm sci-fi topic #98811
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Do they do wheeled flat beds – I thought that they were all grav

    Got a code pls?

    in reply to: AB's 6mm sci-fi topic #98807
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
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    If you’d said this a couple of months ago I would have had a list. however I’ve finished the project with one exception – flat bed trucks

    I know you do the Bullfrog amphibious pick up truck but I’m looking for something bigger to put stuff such as a mortar + crew on board

    Scotia-Grendel do a lovely truck but it has a cargo and I can’t be bothered to hack them around

    truck

    in reply to: Galaxy's Edge in 6mm – The Legion on Kublar #98194
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Thanks all

    The basing is a coat of Wilko Earthy Hue, play pit sand mixed with Javis granite stuck and finally 3 different shades of Busch foliage

    @hammurabi70 good point. I’m not sure if there is a set. FWC & Gruntz work for me. I get the flavour of the period from the figures, the terrain and the scenario brief

    @steelonsand – yes i’ve got a couple of those. However I would prefer these from Scotia if they just had flat beds.The GM T7010 is my favourite so I might just a file and smooth down the back

    SF0086 – Ford XT 2000 Light Truck

    SF0089 – GM T7010 2000 Medium Truck

    SF0092 – Scammell T15010 2000 Heavy Truck

    in reply to: IPMS show Thornbury, Bristol on Sunday 5/8/18 #96306
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Rodge, Shaun and myself went down for the day.

    It is a good show and the addition of wargames is a good idea.

    Talking to a few of the exhibitors, there are quite a few IPMS shows and they seem keen to include a wargaming element to these shows

    Alan

    in reply to: Get Together #95195
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Do you have a date in mind?

    in reply to: 15mm British for the Korean War #90154
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    The only ones I know of in 15mm are QRF.

    Are you committed to 15mm?

    Pendraken are releasing a Korean War range in 10mm. You can see the greens here

    Alan

    in reply to: Sebastopol, Sadowa and Sedan. #89753
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    $80!!!!

    I might have the army lists knocking around somewhere

    I threw the rules away many years ago along with all the other Newbury rulesets I had

    in reply to: Crimean War Uniforms Book? #89497
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    I’ve got the old Raider Games booklet Crimean War Basics: Organisation & Uniforms. This covers Britain, france & Sardinia. There is also a Russian & Turkish booklet.

    As the title says it is basic ie for uniform info there are 4 pages for the British, 2 for the French & 1 for Sardinia. However it does pack a lot of information into 44 pages

    Alan

    Edit: There is a copy here PaulMeekins.co.uk

    in reply to: 6mm Japanese village, fields and woods #86864
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    That looks very good

    The Mura Miniatures buildings are excellent – I use them for my 10mm Russo-Japanese War wargames

    in reply to: who's Going to Blast-Tastic Tomorrow #73305
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Sadly not due to circumstances beyond my control

    Have a good day

    Alan

    in reply to: Cold War Commander – Aarhus 1989 #72672
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    The table coverings are Mat O War

    Alan

    in reply to: Cold War Commander – Aarhus 1989 #72585
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    I think it is mat of war or something like that

    The lads at the Grimsby club have several tables ranging from 15 to 20 feet long by 5 feet wide and they are all covered in this stuff

    I’ll ask on the Cold War Commander site

    The campaign is based on General Hacketts WW3 book plus a few other stories of a similar nature

    The next series of battles is called Artic Strike and is based in Norway – these will take place in Slimbridge Gloucestershire sometime in March and Grimsby in September – defintely worth coming to

    in reply to: King Arthur's Wars – Opinions? #72446
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    I found it to be an interesting read. It’s as good a set of theories as other books on the subject

    The author has an eye for terrain and the book is geared towards that. I’ve been on a couple of walks to view areas he mentions and I can see his point..

    The title is a bit of a misnomer – IMO it should be called Dark Age Dykes

    Personally I’ll stick to Arthur: Roman Britain’s Last Champion by Beram Saklatvala

    Alan

    in reply to: Liberdy – rules for the Wild West #70877
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Colt Action worked well but I reckon these give a much better game and it’s all based around playing cards.

    We did a North-West Frontier game using them this week so I’ll be doing a blog on that soon

    in reply to: Rank & File 15mm Turks #70876
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    There seems to be a lack of photos of Rank & File figures so always useful to see figures like this.

    in reply to: Historical Accuracy of Vikings #70455
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    I’m really enjoying Norsemen on Netflix – a completely different take on the Vikings

    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    As well as the LADG comp the Berkeley Vale Wargaming club is also putting on a 10mm demo game of Magenta using Bloody Big Battles

    in reply to: Crimean War in the Caucasus BBB #68674
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Very good and I don’t have a problem with the troop substitutes

    in reply to: Battle of Nashville BBB AAR #67575
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Nice one – we’ve only done 1st Bull Run from the ACW – we should do more

    in reply to: CWC 1/300 #65730
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    you should both come up to Grimsby on Sept 23/24 for the CWC Landjut Campaign – the 1989 Soviet Invasion of Denmark

    Myself and Mark Fry are travelling up from Bristol / Stroud by train on the Friday and coming back Sunday evening

    Various links to the campaign so far

    Link

    Link

    Scenery

    in reply to: Using Scifi rules for historicals #65232
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    I’ve used Future War Commander for the 1859 Franco-Austrian War and for the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War

    Think really, really, really low-tech armies

    The rules worked fine although it is a bit of a grind with infantry-heavy armies as there is lots of dice rolling

    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Smiley Faces? Yes I do enjoy the odd rave now and again although it’s taking me longer and longer to recover from an all-nighter

    And there’s me worrying about a man on a horse on the roof of the stable

    Hopefully it’s given you some food for thought – a good rules engine should open up a world (or worlds) of possibilities

    General Slade – my parents disapproved of the Beano, the Dandy and the Victor – I was brought up on Look and Lean and Ron Embleton’s amazing illustrations within those pages. That’s where my fascination with Mexican history began.

    Alan

    in reply to: Get Together #63223
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    The Tudor Arms at Slimbridge, Gloucestershire would be a good venue – see Tudor Arms

    This year we have had weekends for Cold War Commander, Future War Commander & LADG. I think that we are having a refight of Midway as well

    There is a big skittle alley, good beer and food plus accommodation and it’s free. We can fit about a dozen 6×4 tables into the alley

    Alan

    in reply to: TSS tiles. Photos of games? #62942
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    Here are some that TSS made specifically for me

    More pics here Magenta

    Magenta

    in reply to: FWC Bootcamp 2017 #62597
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    I’ve been playing the Pax Arcs for 8 years now so time for a change

    Something non-Human – maybe GW Eldar, Baccus Centuars or even Ogrethulu

    Orgethulu

    in reply to: AWI Bloody Big Battles #60332
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    No – at Chez Rodges – it will be appearing at the club soon

    in reply to: Austro-Prussian War rules? #57876
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    What Chris said

    See half way down http://twomarshals.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/bloody-big-battles-bash-day-2016.html for pics of the Königgrätz refight

    and if you are anywhere near Oxford this Saturday then coming along to the BBB Bash day to see it being refought (again!)

    in reply to: Dry Villages #56806
    Alan Millicheap
    Alan Millicheap
    Participant

    The topic heading brought back memories of Walking Holidays in North Wales. Impossible to get a pint on a Sunday.

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