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I scratch build my hills, rivers, wood bases etc. Buildings a mix of bought in and scratch built, the former mainly due to time pressures.16/09/2019 at 07:09 in reply to: Should I do Lee's Legion or Washington's Dragoons? #122384
I’d go with which unit looks the nicest, so they look good on the table.
Very, very nice terrain.
I’d finish of the R&P figures so that you can get some games in, which is always nice. One day I might even finish some of mine…
Great ‘photos. I know Uni open days caused a few other gamers to miss the show, which might have accounted for the fewer numbers.
That looks great Thaddeus!
I hope to see the game, subject not being too tired from having driven back from Edinburgh the afternoon before…
Very nice indeed!
The desert board looks really, really good.
Thats is indeed a lovely looking game!
I’ve been so impressed with your AAR’s Jack, that I’ve ordered 5CCC and am awaiting printing it off before having some trial games.
That is excellent!
Very nicely done!
Those are indeed lovely!!!
“For me, a review should not be a description of the game. That’s what you buy the game for.”
I want to know what I’m broadly getting in a game before I shell out my hard earned cash, otherwise how do I know how the game plays etc? Too many times I’ve had my fingers burned buying games based upon reviews/opinions only to find them not to my liking through to frankly awful. I’m not alone in this as my friends share the same opinions and experiences.
Most reviews in magazines are too vague to be of any use to me, as they tell me little of how the game actually plays. As others have mentioned, I want to know the core mechanics, is it IGOUGO, does it use 2D6 as opposed to say D10 etc. If the latter I’m pretty much put off straight away based upon games I have played that have used this to resolve combat etc. Some examples of actions, combat etc would be nice to get a feel of the game. Ultimately this depends upon how much space is allocated to the review by the magazine; if a 2 page spread or more then this should be easy to do, if a quarter page not a cat in hells chance of anything meaningful being written.04/08/2019 at 14:31 in reply to: IPMS Modelling & Wargaming Show, Thornbury nr Bristol Sunday 4/8/19 #119270
My Blogs has a pic heavy ‘report’ on the show;30/07/2019 at 21:42 in reply to: IPMS Modelling & Wargaming Show, Thornbury nr Bristol Sunday 4/8/19 #118891
Hope to see you both there.
Lovely work there!
Looks good to me Thaddeus.
Lovely looking game.
That would certainly hurt!
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Some great planes on show and you’ve got to love the sound of a Rolls Royce Merlin engine!
Great to see these rules being used for this period.
Thanks for sharing some photos of some very nice and interesting games.
Sounds a good day out and some interesting stuff on show. Thanks for sharing.
That is a great looking game and, as others have said, has a nice spread out feel to it.
They’re opening the event…
Thanks for that! I’ve only had a quick look but will watch it properly tonight.
I think it important that magazines continue to showcase our wonderful hobby but, to be honest, I find little of interest in them for me. I used to enjoy WS&S, but after a few years I just didn’t enjoy the magazine and the articles therein. I much prefer Blogs were I can get my gaming fix in periods and scales I enjoy. So my hard earned shekels go on history books rather than said magazines. I do hope they all continue to flourish, but they’re no longer for me.
Another great post Norm.
Nice AAR Chris and I look forward to seeing some pics.
Lovely looking game and agree that the Pendraken figures are lovely. I highly recommend having a look at Bloody Big Battles for this period, as they are a great set of rules. Even being the Austrian player (which I like) you have a chance of ‘winning’ if you can hold out long enough etc to stop the Prussian steam roller. Well worth checking out IMHO.
Probably around 15 years or so, due to leaving Uni and then work etc taking up all of my time. Only when I was married and back in the UK did I venture into wargaming once again.
Fascinating reading John. Let us also not forget those fighting in Italy (the so-called D-Day Dodgers), in Burma as well as the Pacific at the same time.
Believe you me, we did use ‘tactics’ in the form of smoke etc, but still it didn’t ‘click’. Not sure why, but chatting with other friends (experienced gamers to a man), they felt the same. However we all preferred Sharp Practice II.
We played NWE, Allies vs Germans. Invariably our games came down to the MG42 in a building dominating the game, using the standard scenarios in the book. Historically accurate one could say, but rather dull. Also we always felt that just platoon on platoon felt wrong, so maybe IABSM would have been better. In the end I carried on with BKCII and have recently bought Bolt Action II just for some fun, smaller scale actions to scratch that itch.
I tried to like them, but found the games too similar for my liking. Each to their own though and I’m glad you like them.