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Thanks. I checked the code on their website and the highest was around 91000 so I guess it’s not up on the store yet.
I have no idea. I had to go back onto their old kickstarter pages to even get you that information.25/06/2020 at 09:07 in reply to: Peoples Liberation Army. My forces for Tomorrows War. #138693
Loving those figures. I like how they are sort of trying to be Colonial Marines from the Alien franchise, but the guns are different enough to avoid copyright issues?
Looking forward to seeing more.
What’s the name of these last two minis? Some kind of elf wizard and barbarian?
I have literally no idea. I did the Reaper Bones Kickstarters 1 and 2 but all of their miniatures are thrown into a big box. I have no idea about whether they have names or not. The Elf is from Kickstarter 2 and has a code 92608, the Barbarian is from Kickstarter 1, but has no other information.
I don’t play in 6mm so I have no answer for that scale. In 20mm we just put the figures inside the building. If the roofs don’t come off then the figures just line the outside walls and you tell the other players what that represents. I don’t see the flags as being any different to a counter, they are still on-table markers. How can you like one and not the other? If anything the flags are more jarring to the eye, unless that is the effect you are after.
I see where you are coming from about the flags basically being counters. Something about it though just feels different to me than having a tiddlywink with an allied star lying down next to the building. I mean it is entirely subjective isn’t it. My eye isn’t as jarred as it as by other on table markers.
I love everything about these sculpts. How viable would it be for someone at home to just make a handmade mould and cast them up? My brothers and I always talked about making casts and making white metal versions of those Airfix and Revell soft plastic but never went through with it. But I love the idea of sculpting some figures to see if I can do it.
I still do it when playing solo. And yes I do forget they are there sometimes! I have quite a bit of ‘fog of war’ built into my brain at the best of times. Your flags have a very familiar aesthetic to them – works really well if you play a lot of computer games. I’d probably opt to use the flags as flat counters myself, but principally because I’d end up knocking them over/around in play. Nice idea.
Wait and see, I will probably forget I have them and never use them. Also, I am probably on some kind of list for downloading images of Swastikas, so I may suddenly disappear.
For most games I have a set of boxes drawn on a piece/s of paper off table, with numbers or description of the buildings on table on them. A unit moves into a building – it disappears from the table and sits in the relevant box until it exits or dies. Yes people forget they are there – attackers suddenly get shot to pieces from what they had assumed was an unoccupied farm complex or defenders don’t shoot at troops outside they could have. Two things I regard as a bonus not a problem. Declutters the table and you add a small layer of fog of war. But if you want people to know at a glance; your system certainly does a good job.
I like the idea of your fog of war element and can see a benefit to that. I play mostly solo so I know anyway where each unit is, unless I specifically plan for some hidden deployment/surprise deployment in a specific scenario.
I play mainly (read like 6 games since August and basically none before that) at about Platoon level and use Battlegroup or A Sergeant’s War for that. I play this in 6mm, with 1.2.3 basing, although I avoid using the single infantryman bases as much as possible.
The handful of times I have played about a Squad level I used Flying Lead and played it single based, 20mm. I enjoy them because I have the measuring sticks useful for the three distances needed in Ganesha Games games.
Ah, your next step is my other weakness. Mixing colours up. I use Vallejo Midstone also, but mixing some white in scares me. I have been improving my miniature painting on 28mm fantasy, so maybe I will grab those StuGs that I gave up on 5 years ago and give it all a whirl. Those Elefants look good though.
Those are my two most used washes. I have a few others which are useful for fantasy stuff, but Nuln and Agrax are my favourites. Here is the last time I tried washing something in 20mm:
I hated it. Maybe I should have washed over the Midstone and then drybrushed Midstone again then? I might give that a go if I ever paint any 20mm stuff again.
These look great. Can I ask: the grey trucks, did you pin wash them? The lighter trucks, did you pin wash them? Did you just wash them all over? I have had very little success washing any vehicle above 6mm, which is partly what contributed my move to that scale.
I would do my best to kit myself out with enough British and Soviet (both early and late war) 6mm WW2 miniatures to never need any more. Also early war German vehicles. If possible I would spring for some Afrika Korps and 8th Army.
Those look great, James! In that top photo, is the Panther on the right a different manufacturer? I clearly recognize the two on the left as HR (I have a bunch myself), but the one on the right looks slightly bigger and more defined. V/R, Jack
All of my WW2 stuff is H&R. It is just the lighting and angles making it look different. I am looking at Baccus for my bits, but fear they may be too out of scale.
I am sure they will serve just fine. A quick related question: how much Soviet stuff do you have?
He has another thread with pictures of how he is basing his vehicles now to work in summer and winter. You see lots of lovely Russian stuff.
I was worried for the Americans for a while there. Interesting that you kept making saves. Infantry out in the open need a 6 to save, soft cover 5+, hard cover 4+. I find that I don’t make saves very often.
Interesting. It seems that your attack score is added to a d6? And that the d6 makes up the majority of the total? So it is quite random?
Yes it was quite random. Both sides roll. However, if your score doubles your opponent, then they die. So while I scored a lot of successful hits in the fight, only a few actually resulted in death.
Back in the summer of 2012 I visited my brother in Indiana (USA). This killed two birds with one stone: 1. I wanted to play in the largest Star Wars Miniatures event in the world, having loved that game for a few years prior. 2. I wanted to visit my brother and his wife. While there I sat in a couple of sessions of DnD and played a random new person along for this session. I had always had a passing interest in DnD, but had never pushed the button and played. Fantasy miniatures were lame. Also while there I went to Gencon where I fell in love with Pathfinder, bought a load of dice and got some paraphernalia. I was hooked. I also came across Kickstarter and the Reaper Bones project. I had spare money so went for the full Vampire package and ended up with something like 150 miniatures for $100. It was great. These arrived at the end of 2013 while I was living abroad. They sat in a box for a while until 2014 when I decided to paint up a handful of figures: a bar wench, barman, blacksmith, couple of warriors and archers. Never finished them. Never played an RPG game either since being in Indiana. The whole thing stalled. I bought some Perry Miniatures in 2015 and they went basically untouched. I painted up a dozen or so skeletons but that was it.
Then Lockdown happened. The past week I got my box of half finished fantasy miniatures out and swore I would paint some knights up. At the same time I decided to actually try and improve my painting skills.
And here we stand. Four completed experiments. I am actually quite happy with them.
More to follow. I have the rules Song of Blades and Heroes that I intend to use.
The blue guy looks better in person.
I think I watched part of a middle episode while flicking through channels a while back and thought I should watch it. But then never did.
My wife might be interested in watching it with me as it follows civilians also.
Personally, if I were one of those valiant slayers, I’d feel slightly more confident armed with my very own Sicarius Dracorum. A Dragon scale shield wouldn’t go amiss either.
…I never said they would win the fight against the dragon. But they can probably handle the dozen undead warriors I have knocking about somewhere.
They look like dragonslayers as far as I’m concerned. Nice work!
Something inside me decided to really try and paint to a higher standard while we are in lockdown. I have also never painted steel armour so watched some tutorials to see a straightforward method for doing good looking steel. Happy with the results. I keep showing my wife and she is really good at feigning enthusiasm.
I love how the worldbuilding/fiction and the actual, physical hobby project come together so beautifully. That’s the heart and soul of the hobby. Kudos!
This is what it is all about for me. I like telling stories with my miniatures. Be it WW2, where the “worldbuilding” is a fictional battlegroup fighting a fictional battle, or sci fi/fantasy where you are actually building a world. Today, in my search for a pack of missing US and Wehrmacht infantry I went through my half painted/painted and never used 28mm fantasy miniatures which has inspired me to start coming up with something for them.
I have seen the nails through a board with clump foliage on top before. But a flexible board? I mean perhaps it will work. You would just need to make sure the trunks support it properly.
Given the relative sparseness of the trees in your photo, the green looks more natural to me. The brown suggests dead leaves “smothering” the grass that would otherwise grow there, which might look better if the areas were more densely forested than that. Of course, the colour of the playing surface you’ll be placing the felt pieces on top of could also affect the matter at hand.
It is the eternal question isn’t it about trees and wargaming. This seems to be the route I am going down: felt marker to show boundaries with some trees thrown on to denote it as a forest area. I think in terms of storage this is going to be my friend right now. Also in terms of manipulating miniatures inside wooded areas.
Thanks for the feedback.
Regarding the mortar deviation I was about to just fudge the numbers to see what a hit looked like, but then decided to stay honest and look what happened. Does that make a mockery of the deep philosophical concept of karma? Indirect fire is definitely something I will be trying carefully again.
Jack, you seem quite adept at taking a set of rules and doing what you want to them, so I have little doubt any changes you make would be fine. At age 10 I was trying to use the Airfix guide rules which were dreadful. Rolling to see for hits. Then slightly wounded, heavily wounded. Keeping track of how many turns a figure was wounded for…trauma flashbacks.
I will have a think about that Sherman for the next game. I am glad you are enjoying a break from your regular wargaming with…different wagames.
Newbie to the forum here (but not to forums!). Thanks for posting a great looking game, Thuseld. I’m a big fan of Battlegroup but play in 15mm. Seeing your 6mm is really inspiring! I have 6mm ACW and have often thought of 6mm WWII but get easily corrupted by friends… On the need for supplements, I wouldn’t let that put one off. There are such disparities between different periods and theatres that it would be very difficult to contain in a single set. Some, like Blitzkrieg Commander have gone about this through different army lists for each period/theatre. In essence, this is what BG does, but has a lot more detail for each unit due to the level of the game. For me, I have armies suitable for the 43-45 period in Western Europe (incl. Italy). Buying a supplement for an earlier theatre/period would be a luxury rather than a necessity as playing it would involve whole new armies. I’ve played the Overlord lists and Fall of the Reich, using Western allies vs Germans. I also own the Torch lists, and the Bulge and Market Garden supplements. The difference in feel between each theatre is palpable, with the chits also different for Fall of the Reich.
Thanks for the kind words. Going 6mm was more out of spacial necessity than anything. My hobbying stalled for a while and then I discovered 6mm Sci Fi skirmishing games where I could make terrain from junk and could fit it all in a shoebox under the bed and play on a small dining room table. Then I thought I would get some WW2 stuff to see if it is any good and fell in love. I will get my 20mm stuff going again one day, but not for a while. 15mm tempts me also, but I own literally nothing in that scale.
As for supplements, I own Overlord and Barbarossa as I was painting up Russians and early Germans at the time. I then picked up Wacht am Rein, Kursk and FotR in the recent reprints. I want Blitzkrieg and could die happy.05/05/2020 at 11:12 in reply to: Where are you getting cyberpunk inspiration right now? #135903
This might be slightly different, but there is a YouTuber named “Astral Throb” who puts together Synthwave/Chillwave/Darksynthwave music mixes. They are excellent for getting into the Cyberpunk mood. Some are very “this is someone escaping from the Man to avoid cyborg organ harvesting” while others are “this is someone living off in the wilderness, trying to survive in what remains”. I cannot get enough of them. When I play any Starport Scum games I put these on. When painting Sci fi miniatures, I put these on. They are very Bladerunner in my opinion.
Great game! One of the things i like about Battelgroup is that it is usually a low bodycount game and more realistic, as opposed to other WW2 games where the enemy has to be annihilated in order to win.
The idea of unit suppression being more common than killing figures, any yet being a viable way to win battles is a mechanic that I have become really fond of. It is similar in A Sergeant’s War, and is something I will look towards for future rule sets. I haven’t picked up any of my Sci Fi rules in a while, apart from Starport Scum, because they revolve around hit points of units, as opposed to suppression or anything.
I played my second game last night and again, was surprised? about how quickly a force can approach its breaking point with relatively few casualties. Seven rounds of having to unpin units takes its toll. And those units cannot be used at all while pinned. I think there is more to these rules than I initially gave credit for.
I agree that having to buy additional supplements is annoying, for years I regretted not getting Fall of the Reich, but I couldn’t justify the cost as I wasn’t using the rules. I do, however, like the limitations put onto army building. For example building a Battlegroup from the German Infantry Division list stops me from using a platoon of Panzer IVs, unless I buy them as individual tanks, but then I don’t get an officer. It is a shame the H&R shop is closed otherwise I would be buying up a whole bunch of Soviet stuff for both Barbarossa and the inexorable, unstoppable post 1943 juggernaut as it storms its way towards Berlin.