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I’ve rebased some figures/vehicles several times as my butterfly-like focus wanders from system to system. I hate doing it, but I’ve resigned myself to going with the flow… besides, if those square bases are stopping you from playing toy soldiers, there’s your answer!03/01/2015 at 14:27 in reply to: A Couple of Questions About National Characteristics #14845
Tempest, does the author give examples of what he’s talking about? I’m wondering if cultural impacts on military doctrine have diminished over time, and if they’re likely to effectively disappear with continuing globalisation, among regular forces anyway.01/01/2015 at 13:31 in reply to: The defence of reactor 7: A FiveCore Company Command AAR #14728
I bought these rules last week, and I can’t wait to get the time to try them out… flippin’ “holidays”!! I’d been sussing out what I have suitably based in 1/300, but 1/600 looks good. I hadn’t realise the Fivecore supplements were applicable to the company rules… money could be spent this night.
I like the design philosophy of NWG rules. I’d got NEIS, but they were a bit complex for me (I know they’re not exactly complicated, but I’m very simple), the Company Command rules are spot on. I smiled at the suggestion in the rules that a cuppa might be necessary before you read on in the “vehicles” section, but when I’d thought through the possibilities for tank-on-tank engagements I think they’ll work well.
Thanks for the AAR!
I liked the first Mad Max, apart from the soundtrack which seemed to have been piped in from another film.
For me, no PA list is complete without mentioning a film I haven’t seen since I was a child, and that scared me so much I was afraid to go to sleep, namely; Threads.
Nice AAR, thanks. I think limiting grenades/molotovs is a good idea – a lot of that game took place at VERY close range – even vehicle vs vehicle.
Are there naturally occurring cakes? TGBBO would be vastly improved with Paul and Mary trapped down a mine. Not Mel though, I couldn’t allow that.
Is it Ronald Reagan’s finest work, “Bedtime for Bonzo”?
I guess that’ll be the case for quite a few people, and in that respect it’s perhaps a strange choice to kick off a new range. Then again, I suppose it’s the big seller in this period.
I’d like to see some Sino-Japanese and Spanish-American war ships, plus a few Turkish and Russian ironclads in the Victorian range wouldn’t go amiss! Despite the difference in price, I’ve been won over by the slightly chunkier 1/2400 for this period, cf. 1/3000.
There are none to be seen! It’s like the olden days, only online.
I’ve bought most of my TD collection in such circumstances, and I’ve not been disappointed. I’ll choose what I’m ordering this weekend and post the barenaked metal pics on here.
I’ve been trying to think of a way of subliminally encouraging Mike to change his mind… but I can’t.
So I’ll just say that I tend to think of naval warfare of one era having more in common with naval warfare of a different era than it does with the land warfare of the same era.
If that stunner of an argument doesn’t convince, then I’ll fold!
Yeah, I think separate naval and air forums would be a good idea. Now’s the time to do it while the site’s still young. I understand proliferation of fora(?) might be a concern, but it’s not exactly excessive. Plus, I love ironclads.
Very interesting tank numbers quoted there – given the ancient stuff that’s turned up in Syrian and Ukrainian arms sumps in recent years it’s possible those figures are conservative!
The T-55’s a favourite of mine too. I remember taking a walk round the Imperial War Museum circa 1992 and seeing an Iraqi T-55 through the railings somewhere round the back of the building. They’d an explanatory notice on the railings detailing how this model of tank was obsolete and only really useful against similarly equipped enemy forces and insurgents. Which was probably true, but I certainly didn’t expect to see them featuring prominently in wars more than two decades later.
My only interest in modern gaming relates to imagi-nation scenarios and not-a-chance “what ifs”, but this kind of report really does provide “justification” for who has what equipment and where they got it from…
For some of us it’s a matter of available space. I’m not into ancient-period gaming, but 3mm figures on a 2′ square playing surface makes perfect sense!
Bummer about the Canopus. That old tub’s one of my favourite ships. Very interesting “what if” though!
Haven’t seen it, but apparently worth a look:
I’ve just finished reading David Brin’s first Uplift trilogy and it’s put me in the mood for a bit of starship combat. This looks like it might be fun, and not a bad price at ten quid for a hard copy.
Very useful tutorial, I must get some of that sand texture gel, it looks handy. Must get some of those pick-ups too one of these weeks.
I felt the need to elaborate as “using Pieces of Eight” seemed so decadent. But then I’ve had a hard day at work and am in that exhausted state of mind that’s almost trippy
Modern 1/600 using Pz8, Combat 1948 and KR16
Ironclad era using Iron and Fire, Hammerin Iron
Age of Sail using Pieces of Eight (rules, not coinage)
1920s/30s with USE ME Chthulu version
Post-Holocaust(ish) with KR16
Think that’s the lot recently. Although most of those are “historical”, it’s always in an imagi-nation setting. No idea about the popularity of the above as I’m a solo gamer of near hermit status.
Great news, looks like a very useful range you’re planning. Speaking of resin scenery, any plans for a watch tower for Stonehaven?
Erm, well yes, flak vests would be OK… are you seriously planning on adding to your infantry range? I was going to add a “jump to it!”, but thought that might be a bit cheeky for a first post!
I reckon heavy weapon as the specialist, rather than a medic, I’d probably never use the fella, with all due respect to Private Godfrey.
OK, I’ll bite…
I’d like to see some “colonial militia” type infantry in 6mm. Little or no body armour, maybe helmets but more likely caps. Perhaps slightly dishevelled. I’d also like to see cavalry.