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  • in reply to: Possibly dumb 3/6mm forest idea #136403
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    Note angle tree trunks make with the ground towards the bend in the road near Pain du Sucre

    Not bad at all! Did you squish them or something to get them to be different from 90*?

    Just buy them from me.

    I just might!

    ‘Tree trunks’ are inserted at the right angle and depth so that the tree canopy base is parallel to the hill surface and enough clearance for occupants, the lower the better generally. I don’t usually use the felt ‘footprint’ in my games, I just use reference points from other scenery or models when replacing them.

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    Les & Alison

    in reply to: Best colour for my wooded areas? #136149
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    That looks like the brown & light green felt available from Hobbycraft. Their mid green is too much like British racing green for my liking. I supply heathered felt (see ebay) which is kinda mottled for the one piece forests that I sell. Having said that, I don’t actually use felt footprints in games when I have a tree canopy to denote the boundary.

    Terrainhed Forests

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    in reply to: 80th Anniversary of the Battle of France #136148
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    As you know Mark I’m having a France 1940 game using the following game table with Char 2Cs in the mix

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    in reply to: Possibly dumb 3/6mm forest idea #136102
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    Just buy them from me. My forests go up slopes quite happily . I’ll dig out some photos of a Stonne game where the wooded slopes were around 45° or 1 in 1.

    Terrain Shed

    Here you go:

    Großdeutschland IR emerging from woods on the Stonne escarpment. Note angle tree trunks make with the ground towards the bend in the road near Pain du Sucre

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    in reply to: Battlegroup Overlord in 6mm #135805
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    Not that familiar with Battlegroup although I have the rules and I understand it’s a pretty thorough treatment of WW2 combat.

    Regarding the chit pull anomaly, I use wildcards in my rules whereby whenever a ‘critical hit’ or ‘fumble’ is rolled (for wont of a better term), aside from the direct effects, the good or bad wildcards drawn are applied depending on whether the card is beneficial or not and whether the drawing was triggered by good or bad rolls.

    If I may quote from my rules:

    “Units having rolled a ‘critical hit’ use positive wildcards (or the nearest suitable friendly unit) but negative ones are applied to the nearest suitable enemy;
    likewise, units drawing wildcards due to rolling a ‘fumble’ use negative outcomes and apply positive ones to nearest suitable enemy combat units”.

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    in reply to: Lack of an Opposing Force #135803
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    Longtime solo player here with both sides of the France 1940 conflict but I think I’m the exception, most gamer teams sharing the uying/painting workload.

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    in reply to: France 1940 AAR #107816
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    Guy, Yes, own rules, on Wargame Vault too.

    I’m only into this period and got sick of wading through all the late war gun and vehicle stats. One thing led to another and came up with the game mechanic I wanted and the rest of the rules.

    Norm, the tree trunks are held by the canopy, so in the case of small woods that only need 3 tree trunks, they all touch the cloth (so to speak). More trunks need a bit of faffing with. The whole is lifted off to fiddle about with elements within.

    For those that like buying stuff, they’re at terrainshed.co.uk

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    in reply to: France 1940 AAR #107652
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    Definitely intentionally old skool. Even got felt and rubber lichen for marsh as I haven’t got anything better.

    Forgot to say, this is the full AAR:
    Folie du Pont

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    TerrainShedTerrainShed
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    …What DTP program are you using? On the WV website it suggests using either InDesign or Scribus (the latter is open source & free). After completing the layout with Scribus, I found that I needed the WV team to mess about with the file to make it usable from their end…

    it took a long time but in the end WV simply converted it to InDesign, put it right, reconverted it and posted it back to me. I was able to make an amendment or two to it and it still worked. I don’t feel I’ve run out of ‘credit’ with WV but they were unable to tell me what was wrong with the second book so I am loath to start a third. Given the work they had to put in to make my items saleable I think they offered a fine customer service (perhaps a little slow at times).

    This sounds like exactly what happened with my rules (including a couple of restarts over a 2 year period as I learned about laying out). I know it’s free but I feel WV shouldn’t recommend Scribus for print versions (my QRS was a digital download created with Scribus and that uploaded and cleared vetting with no problems for me). Scribus did everything I wanted in terms of layout and was easy and enjoyable once I got into a routine.

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    The actual selling side of my rules is fine.

    What DTP program are you using?

    On the WV website it suggests using either InDesign or Scribus (the latter is open source & free). After completing the layout with Scribus, I found that I needed the WV team to mess about with the file to make it usable from their end. I never found out what was wrong with it and I’m not sure they knew either but I ran out of favours toward the end of the process. This will make future updates & 2nd editions difficult to prepare.

    It was probably something I did but I never got to the bottom of it 

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    in reply to: Action economy in WWII game #93605
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    If the turn lasts 30 seconds or a minute or some finite amount, then as stated above each unit should only act once per turn, although perhaps the player might be permitted to choose the unit once he has gained an activation.

    There was this post a while back, which if memory serves was a neat way of making it harder to tear the arse out of repeat activation.

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    in reply to: How many manufacturers have you bought from? #93604
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    7

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    John, I was told they match the Baccus figure scale.

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    in reply to: New Releases perfect six scenics #89341
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    I like a bit of clutter.

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    in reply to: TWW Trader Members #89339
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    Wahey !!

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    in reply to: Saving throws #89338
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    I have no objection to saving or throws or opposed rolls (to my knowledge) but if defenders want something to do they can always look stuff up in the tables for the activated player.

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    in reply to: Any Scale Models #86936
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    Paypal screwed up the shipping charges when I bought from  Leven Miniatures a couple of years ago. I thought “oh well, postage has gone up again.”

    I had to ask what the refund was for.

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    in reply to: Facebook Woes #85620
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    1836…and rising.

    You’re right about stuff not showing up in newsfeeds. I think I would have remembered the post you kindly put up about my terrain…Facebook is almost as mysterious as YouTube in it’s workings.

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    in reply to: Some Winter War Roads and Log Fires #84894
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    The detail in wargames is getting out of hand 

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