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I think Denizen are still on the go:
Also, Viking Forge picked up the old Asgard 25mm line… orcs to die for IMO!
Wonderful! Especially the orc version… love the driver and the bent funnel!
Really liked Arrival; I haven’t read any of Ted Chiang’s stuff, but I’m definitely going to check it out. While waiting to go in to see Arrival I glanced at the Rogue One poster and instantly got that thrill of seeing that Star-Wars-y font at the cinema… I’m well and truly conditioned! I think it’ll be good, though I wonder if SW might actually need the nuttiness of Lucas to be in any way memorable – I thought TFA was just desperate!I really like Prometheus (see, there are two of us).Make that three! Agreed, the characters are unnecessarily odious, but that ancient civilisation in space thing floats my boat.
It’s been a while since I played these, so I can’t remember exactly how much dice throwing (if any) was involved, but Irregular Miniatures Franco-Prussian to WW1 rules-in-a-box used a table to determine casualties, with modifiers for troop quality, cover, range, gun-type etc. There might have been a die thrown in some morale situations, but I think that was about it. I think their Ancients and Napoleonic versions of the rules were similar in that respect.
I think I would recommend people to try anything by the WRG, except for the wretched “Fire and Steel” skirmish rules written by two non-WRGers (Mark Evans and Dave Wilson), which have now I think sunk into well-deserved obscurity. All the best, John.
Oooh, that’s harsh! It’s been years since I’ve played F&S, but they’re a great set of skirmish rules! If I’m remembering correctly, they’re only marred by a lack of clarity about the (admittedly rather fundamental to the game) turn sequence. Might look them out and single-handedly rescue them from obscurity!
If you don’t mind doing a bit of trimming and filing (and maybe squinting!), H&R ACW infantry might be useful. I’ve also used their ECW Scottish Musketeers as 20th Century infantry in berets, ditto Prussian Napoleonic landwehr. Their WW2 Afrika Korps infantry have peaked caps, and so do their modern Rebel infantry. Actually, looking at only pics of Rhodesian infantry, the latter might be pretty good, even if they (sort of) look like they are toting AKs. Sounds like an interesting project!
Scotia South African infantry are wearing boonies, and have what might be FALs. They’re not bad. The Irregular Miniatures 6mm Vietnam ranges has a couple of codes that might do too.
That Centurion is a great model, lovely paint job. I like C-in-C armour, but the metal is soooo soft I’m scared to touch them in case the barrels break off.
Nope, but if you don’t mind a bit of work, Langton Miniatures 1/1200th Napoleonic buildings range is large and has a lot that might be cobbled together to look right:
The “diagrams” links at the bottom of the buildings page has images of now they look; they’re quite chunky little things and easily work as 2mm (or sometimes even 3mm).
The crushing, stupefying, debilitating disappointment I felt at TFA has abated somewhat, and I’m really looking forward to this. It’s going to be redemptive; I can sense it.
It was quite a shock to see just how big the Conqueror is compared to the Saracen which can hold up to 11 people!!
Yip! The first time I ordered H&R Saracens I thought there’d been some mistake, they’re tiny. I’d visions of those episode of Record Breakers where they saw how many people they could cram in a Mini.
Very interesting campaign shaping up there… great choice of year too!
Oh nice… who’ll these chaps be pitted against then?
I’ll second John’s WRG recommendation, those are a great set of rules…. and free!
You could also take a look at “At Close Quarters” by Chris Peers. I think they might be out of print now, but shouldn’t be too hard to track down a copy. Here’s a review:
I’ve also found GZG’s “Dirtside II” easy to adapt to modern (and modern-ish) settings.
Great miniatures, great background and great write-up!
Those are the finest 6mm power armour miniatures known to humanity. I want them here, and I want them now.
Thanks – I’d forgotten how many great boats they offered!
I’ll try and get a proper look at it over the weekend, naval gaming in the 1880s is a particularly annoying itch of mine that’s proving difficult to scratch – this period tends to fall between the two stools of ironclad and predreadnought rules, at the moment I’m using Ironclads and Ether Flyers.
Is Old Crow still active? I have a few of their 15mm vehicles back when I did that (now seemingly massive) scale, but nothing in 6mm.
Hold on, Battle of Riachuelo models in 1/1200th??? I’m not sure I’m awake…
I hate them. Loathsome blighters, lying about on the ground when there’s a war on. I never use them based individually, and rarely use them even on multi-figure bases.
Excellent, a nice surprise!
Tegetthoff wins for the best pose on canvas!
If I was designing a 6mm sci fi tank, it wouldn’t look like that… thankfully, cos it’s brilliant! Reaaally nice style, looks like an old workhorse of a mass produced tank.
How big is it going to be compared to the figures/Pathfinder/KVW? And will there be a wrecked model as with the pathfinder? And when will they be ready to buy???
I must’ve developed immunity to Dan Snow over the years, because I though the Jutland documentary was good, definitely one of the better WW1 programmes over the last couple of years (the recent C4 Jutland documentary was one of the worst). I’ve resigned myself to the fact that hour long programmes of this nature are always going to pander to perceived audience attention spans.
Every now and then I’m tempted by 1/6000 minis, they’re a good size for the space-strapped, and the detail looks good. But something about buying an entire class of battleships in one go stops me; for starters, I’m not going to use all of them.
Cheers Nic, I will! I’ve been contemplating a mini-campaign using both IW and G&G, fantasy setting, all of it in 6mm: IW does lend itself to mini-wars between competing wizards, dwarf lords and would-be high kings!
Any chance of a fantasy supplement for Irregular Wars?
Refighting Jutland requires a lot of preparation and commitment (that rules me out!), and I’ll be very interested to see how these planned refights turn out. The Grand Fleet really should’ve done better…
I have three 15mm Tabletop Miniatures trolls that are buck naked. Tiny little willies n all! They were sold in packs of three; I didn’t get one and want two more when I saw they’d no drawers on. Don’t think I ever painted them.
Been thinking of dusting off GW’s Lord of the Rings rules for a bit of 6mm fantasy gaming with those Perfect 6 fellas. Better order the minis I suppose!
Yippee! Perfect for a bit of Dirtside II “armoured” train shenanigans!
Love that barge! Never played Necromunda, was into Mordheim when it was in its heyday. Looking forward to seeing how this develops!
Another Vietnam example, “From the Delta to the DMZ”; it costs victory points for the US player if civilian stands are destroyed, and it’s also costly if the US player even opens fire on or in a village or built up area, unless it’s been declared a “free fire zone” at the start of the game (by die roll).
These look great – been holding off ordering anything from Perfect Six til these are out! Looking forward to seeing how the range develops.
Have you looked at any of the older Games Workshop Imperial Guard and Ork epic scale tanks? They’re a bit OTT in style, but they’ve got that kinda look about them that lends itself to VSF/Steampunk.
I’ve probably go 10mm rather than 15mm for landships in 6mm, and use brass rod/cylinder for funnels.
Apparently the Navy had a funny tradition – every time a plane would land on the wrong carrier, it would be covered with graffiti before being returned.
They’ve a similar tradition in Ryanair. When one of their planes lands at the wrong airport they plaster “Ryanair” on it.
Excellent, and just the “right” size compared to the barbarian, in my opinion!
These are very nice. How do they compare size-wise with your farmer figure?
Hey, that’s flippin’ good! What’s he carrying, a tome of some kind? Is he a librarian?
Here are pics from a Polish stockist:
Don’t think I’ve any of the Combat PA guys, but they’ve the same pricing as the “Insectoid Aliens”, which I do have. Those are about 1/3 higher than the ordinary PA figures and at least twice as bulky.
Got my copy of the today, and I think I’m going to like them. They’re unfussy and fun. I’ve enough 6mm figures based on 40mm squares for a game, and I think they’ll do.