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  • in reply to: Operation Husky – BKCII AAR #8288
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    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.

    in reply to: Lion Rampant by Dan Mersey #8110
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    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.

    http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/lion-rampant-more-detailed-info.html

    in reply to: PSC August Painting Competition Winner!  #7952
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Beautiful job all round!

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    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?

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Black Powder for me, really to minimise the amount of rulesets that I have to remember.

    in reply to: My sci fi buildings #7490
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Excellent work! I particularly like the second table, much more my kind of thing.

    in reply to: 28MM Pig Iron! #7430
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Excellent work!

    in reply to: Much Love from the Editors #7183
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    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.

    in reply to: Online sci-fi comic (free) #7142
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Looks interesting and will check it out later at home.

    in reply to: Brilliant Damage markers #7090
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Peter Pig make something similar for their PBI rules. Very effective they are too.

    in reply to: How do you make your woods? #7088
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    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’.

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Lovely looking table and a great AAR. Some nice ideas there that I might try and include in our Blitzkreig Commander games.

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    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.

    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    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.

    in reply to: Invasion of Candyland 1756 #6481
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Love it. Completely mad but you just want to find out more about the table and the game.

    in reply to: Charity #6480
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Sounds good to me given our hobby.

    in reply to: A quick update from Editor Mike from Facebook… #6339
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Glad you made it back ok Mike.

    in reply to: A quick update from Editor Mike from Facebook… #5956
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Hope you get it fixed quickly Michael.

    in reply to: Union Commander: The First Upheaval in Europe #5711
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Great background detail and perfectly layed out.

    in reply to: Curtiss P40 in NWE 1944(BKC2) #5476
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    It was a typo by Pete, the author of the rules, and IIRC has been amended in the errate section of the BKC forum.

    in reply to: Your favourite VBCW unit, vehicle, etc.. #5436
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    I love those Carden-Lloyds and that Fiat 2000 is rather splendid. So much so in fact I want to find or scratch build one in 10mm.

    in reply to: Older style miniatures in use? #3226
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    I have some Minifigs Pig Faced Orcs, Valley of the Four Winds figures and long forgotten manufacturers from the mid ’70s, that are now getting used for IHMN games. Some of them bring back so many memories, plus a few being wonderful sculpts, that I can’t bring myself to sell them, despite rarely being used.

    in reply to: Zorndorf 1758 #3148
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Great to see the table at the show in all its glory.

    in reply to: Seeking Flames of War Alternatives #3055
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    As I’ve found out to my cost over the years, try the rulesets before you buy if at all possible. Fingers crossed you will end up with a ruleset that meets your needs.

    in reply to: Pictures and Report from Claymore #3054
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Lovely pics Michael and some cracking looking games.

    in reply to: Crehen 1940 – BG Weekender 2014 Game 1 #3016
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    A beautiful looking game, no mistake. Always good to see your works Piers, even though it makes me jealous!

    in reply to: Seeking Flames of War Alternatives #3012
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Personally I’d recommend you look at Blitzkreig Commander II. No need to rebase and gives a great game IMHO, linked below:

    http://www.blitzkrieg-commander.com/

    Friends of mine also swear by IABSM3 from Two Fat Lardies, which is a company level game with some tanks etc. Never played it but others love it.

    Hope this helps?

    in reply to: Wargaming Rooms #3011
    Steve Johnson
    Participant
    • Heating
    • De-humidifier if required. My garage gets rather damp in the Winter and Spring, so I don’t store stuff there anymore, as baseboards etc were going mouldy and distorting.
    • Plenty of storage for all of your figures. I’ve seen some with seperate cupboards, others with under table storage in an island unit.
    • Good lighting.
    • Comfy seats as Sam says.
    • Pictures etc on the wall, space for campaign maps etc to give it some ambience.

    Hope this helps?

    in reply to: What's your favourite ancients ruleset and why? #2804
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Well it’s Dux Bellorum for some nice, smallish ‘Dark Ages’ games, with Hail Caesar for larger ones. As mentioned above, being from the same stable as Black Powder means I can spend more time on the game than trying to remember various rules from different rulesets.

    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #2741
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Steve Johnson

    Bristol.

    I have been wargaming on and off since the early ’70s, starting off with Thane Tostig and the Airfix Annuals WWII rules. Fast forwarding to the present, I play BKCII, Dux Bellorum, the Black Powder stable, KR-16 and CoC. As with many of my friends, I don’t get enough time to game as I would like, but recently Michael and I have been trying to get a game of KR-16 in on a Monday, to satisfy our wargaming fix.

    in reply to: "May God bless her and all who sail in her. #2736
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Glad to see that all your hard work has paid off Michael and Sam. Registering was nice and simple and look forward to this becoming a staple forum for me to visit.

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