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Cracking looking table. Off to check out more at your website…
Just a quick note to say ‘thankyou’ to Michael and Sam for such a cracking little show. I had a great time and nice to know that by and large the traders thought it worth attending. I will put a proper overview on my Blog later on. Oh and happy to help out again in the future.
This is the best info I’ve found so far. Sadly not painting guides but should give you an idea. Hope this helps?
I prefer the coloured shutters (call it artistic licence) as it makes the buildings stand out more on the table. If they were grey/white as you point out, I think they would look a bit too dull. Just my two penneth.
Thanks for the ‘heads up’ on the article. I would love to attend the show, but the weekend always clashes with our sons birthday. Hopefully one day I’ll get to take him along as some of the games look great; I especially like the Seelow Heights one as I love BKCII.
Smart ‘phones are already being used in theatre as part of the British Army’s communications systems for soldiers. The same is true for other countries. See the link below:
The ‘Bad Guys’ are also using them, but mainly for simple comms in comparison to the Army versions. Therefore I would give the regular soldiers a command bonus etc due to these systems, that really do give them a battlefield advantage in being able to “see over the hill” as it were. I believe there are systems that block ‘phone signals in a local situation to prevent them being used to detonate IEDs.27/09/2014 at 13:43 in reply to: 15mm PSC Early War German Infantry – Painted Examples #9523
Cracking work and nice to see some different uniforms/units.
They look very nice.
Beautiful paint job Piers.
Minifigs sell the classic 1970’s ones. They are 25mm and some of the moulds are rather worn, so some cleaning up required in places. Hope this helps?
That’s very kind of you Russell and PM sent.
How about some Dutch or Belgians? Not on most peoples lists (they’re on mine in 10mm) but fun to game with I’m sure.
Nice pics (much better than I can achieve) and AAR.
Beautiful work once again Piers.
They look really great Thaddeus and show how effective massed small scale figures can be.
I dont’/can’t focus on one period. However I game almost exclusively in 10mm, with the odd move to 28mm for skirmish games.
I too recommend BKCII. Never had a bad game.
No problem William re: the delay. Look forward to seeing pics of it in the future.
I think the unit activation, and the uncertainty that it causes, will help in solo games. That is certainly the case with Dux Bellorum. I intend to play these rules solo in the main, so will feedback some thoughts when I’ve had a proper run out of the rules.
Ordered a copy yesterday. Looking forward to getting it and it may push me to finish a Battalion of US Paras to fight against my Italians…
Glad you liked it William and the event next year sounds great. Where will you be playing it?
If you can get a copy, I recommend the following book:
Herman Goring Panzer Division in Sicily Campaign Series by The Factory Publishing
Not only does it have lots of cracking photos of the division, it also has some good colour plates as well as info on markings, OOB and a general overview of the campaign. There is also some info on the Italian armour used in the campaign. I haven’t seen the Osprey book on the campaign, but that sounds pretty good as well, as one would expect from Zaloga.
I was refering to the time period , rather than any reference to rules mechanics etc, with regards to SAGA and Dux Brittaniarum versus Dux Bellorum. I know they are all very different games, but they never gripped me as rulesets. Just personal gaming preferences really. However I can see that my wording could have been clearer on this point, so apologies for any ‘confusion’….
I’ve also put up another post with some links to Dan’s articles on his Blog, a preview on Amazon and so nice AAR’s, which will hopefully give more info. Neil Shuck also has a good review in the current issue of Miniature Wargames, which is worth a read.
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Beautiful job all round!09/09/2014 at 19:25 in reply to: Battlegroup Fall of the Reich AAR – The Rausch Fabrik #7762
Beautiful miniatures and table, as one has come to expect from you Piers. The game looked fun and with lots of action, so what more could once ask from a game?08/09/2014 at 13:32 in reply to: What Rules Do You Currently Use For the 18th Century? #7541
Black Powder for me, really to minimise the amount of rulesets that I have to remember.
Excellent work! I particularly like the second table, much more my kind of thing.
This has become a regular forum for me to visit several times a day, which speaks volumes IMHO. So well done to you and Sam and all that have signed up so far.
Looks interesting and will check it out later at home.
Peter Pig make something similar for their PBI rules. Very effective they are too.
My system is to have a mdf/hardboard base, with grit and flock on it painted to look like the rest of my scenery. Onto this I place free standing trees mounted on 2 pence coins. This way the trees can be moved out of the way, used on their own to line roads etc and the base can represent scrubland etc when not a ‘wood’.31/08/2014 at 08:39 in reply to: BATTLEGROUP NORMANDY AAR: “BETWEEN A ROCK AND A FEST ORT” #6559
Lovely looking table and a great AAR. Some nice ideas there that I might try and include in our Blitzkreig Commander games.30/08/2014 at 21:39 in reply to: What figures / kit / model would you buy if you had a time machine. #6523
I think some of the Matchbox WWII figures and vehicles that at the time seemed so much better than the Airfix ones, bar a few exceptions. I saw some at a show recently for £1.00 for a box of Brits and was tempted to buy them just for nostalgias sake.30/08/2014 at 21:34 in reply to: What do like to see in a wargames magazine article? #6521
I think the latest issue of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy (issue 74) is the best I’ve seen for a long, long time. A good mix of reviews, thoughts on the game, scenarios etc. Just what I want in a magazine. This is one I will come back to in years to come I’m sure.
Love it. Completely mad but you just want to find out more about the table and the game.
Sounds good to me given our hobby.
Glad you made it back ok Mike.
Hope you get it fixed quickly Michael.
Great background detail and perfectly layed out.