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I have downloaded it all. How large of a space do you need? I have a 3×4 dining room table. I genuinely don’t know why I don’t play space fleet games as the need for terrain is almost non existent. Just make some ships out of junk and play.
I have found this to be a really useful thread. So many of you are far more …experienced… than I had initially thought. Then again, I have been in and out of this hobby for 25 years now, but I started at age 7 or so. Maybe even 6, so I guess start age gives some context. I can’t believe I have been doing this for two decades. I got an old Airfix E-Type Jag kit for my 8th birthday, and while I was miffed it wasn’t a Tiger I, I guess it shows I was building kits at that age. Then I look at my almost 6 year old and wonder at what point I should try and play more complex games with her.
These miniatures are all beautiful. Does it ever bother any of you that you are paying £12 or so for one tank in 15mm, whereas with WW2 or such, you can buy a pack of 5 for like £20? The cost of vehicles is the main think stopping me take the plunge into 15mm sci fi.15/04/2021 at 22:08 in reply to: Songs Of Blades and Heroes – solo campaign report #2 The Breakthrough #155175
Relatedly, so I have my collection of the now OOP and not “officially” supported Star Wars Miniatures. I have about 2000 of them, they store quite nicely, I have a large selection of interesting characters and generic goons that can be used for pretty much any generic rule set now. So they still see use, but I rarely play with them in an official game.
I go out of my way to avoid any rules that DO NOT state they can be used with any miniatures. I mean, my early days of wargaming in the mid 90s with unpainted Airfix soldiers “pew-pew-pewing” on a pile of books and Meccano boxes was fine, and the only requirement was needing WW2 figures. These days I just want to be able to use my already painted figures.
I used to play the WotC collectible Star Wars Miniatures game. It was geared towards competitive tournament play, meaning you needed specific miniatures to play, or more importantly the official stat cards with an appropriate stand in. I loved the game and collecting the miniatures. But I swore I would never play a game again that had official miniatures and a tournament style. This is why I reject Star Wars Legion.
Then there are companies who bring out rules and miniatures, but you don’t *have to* use them – Bolt Action springs to mind. But again, it is a point cost, army building, min-maxing sort of tournament game. Flames of War has official miniatures, but you can use other 15mm figures. You could also play in any other scale but then who will you play with? I purchased Bolt Action a few years back to use my 20mm armies with. But then I realised I was literally the only person I knew who wanted to play it in 20mm. People tend to want to follow what is said.
Thus, a generic set of rules that allows any scale, any figures works for me. I can make armies and field them both.
This is tough. I am so sick of the current restrictions (UK) that I would love to attend Colours in September. However, it does seem to be an unnecessary risk, even if life has returned to “normal” (which I think our government might force through). We don’t know enough about the vaccines and stuff. I am looking forward to playing in person with people, which I will try and do, but conventions might be given a miss for a while longer.
I see. I can’t separate ground scale from vertical scale. When I see a house, and the rules make it 40m long, it takes me out of the game. When my road is 25m wide, it takes me out of the game. When my hedgerow is 10m thick, I am taken out of the game.
I like that A Sergeant’s War says that rifles can fire across the whole table. I like that Crossfire is basically, if you can see, you an attack. I am on board with abstracted, arbitrary ranges of X units for this weapon, Y units for this weapon. Movement is D units. As long as the table looks good, and my figures look like they are shooting from an okay looking range, then I am fine. But if my 20mm sub machine gunner has to advance to within 3cm of a figure to kill, then I am out. It doesn’t look right.
I am moving house and have just parted ways with my collection of treasures (literal garbage). It was sad, but my wife wouldn’t let me use up van space for a box full of sausage packets, corks and broken toys.
This is all interesting stuff to me. I’ve added a follow by email gadget to my blog in the hope that will work for readers. Thuseld I can see the attractions of WordPress from your blog. Is that the free basic version?
Yes this is the free version. I think there is a limit to how many photos I can upload, and I was nearing it, which might be why I stopped using it so much, but it has been a while since I have tinkered with it or played any Sci Fi games.
Have a look at my WordPress blog in my signature. I was organising it to record events and lore in my Sci Fi setting, but haven’t really bothered with it in a couple of years. You can have a lot of fun organising it though, and you have more control over how it looks.
But for posting about my hobby in general my Blogger is my go to, and I like its simplicity.04/03/2021 at 08:14 in reply to: East Front 1943 campaign, Mission 02. 6mm WW2 on a small table on blog #15251002/03/2021 at 10:01 in reply to: East Front 1943 campaign, Mission 02. 6mm WW2 on a small table on blog #151608
I ordered the rules so I guess they will be here soon. I look forward to giving them a go. I have also been looking at Platoon Forward! because you rate it highly. If it helps me create scenarios then I am very in favour of it. Thanks for broadening my rules collection.01/03/2021 at 11:25 in reply to: East Front 1943 campaign, Mission 02. 6mm WW2 on a small table on blog #151581
I enjoyed this report. I like the idea of having small games. Your terrain generator looks interesting. I will have to have a look at Rapidfire Reloaded. While I am enjoying Battlegroup, I do feel that I could try other rules out with my 6mm figures.
I have fought saying this for two days….. can’t resist are they not a bit Evergreen for Deciduous trees? Otherwise very nice sorry…… can’t help myself.
I wish you hadn’t sat on that. So confident was I as to which type of tree was which, I got it wrong. Edited and fixed now.
I like big photos that highlight the action. Sometimes, where appropriate there may be arrows or symbols drawn onto the picture to highlight something also. I also like narrative style text that gives extra life to the action happening. I also like the author’s musings mixed in that comment on certain game mechanics or events outside of the in-game narrative.
If I see a comic strip style batrep, or a video, I pretty much scroll on.
@Stephen, thanks for those pictures. They look about how I would expect and I guess I am adding them to my list.
@ Jack, I have a few army lists ready to go, but it is just finding the desire and time to lay a game out and play it. Quite honestly I was going to play a game tonight but just didn’t. I am watching Downton with my wife, and birthday shopping for her gifts.12/02/2021 at 11:21 in reply to: Where Can I Get A Cara Dune (Mandalorian) 15mm Figure #150826
Here they are in action recently at Sidi Rezegh, but good luck making out anything useful as they are teeny tiny 6mm figures painted sand on a sand background. https://tgamesweplay.blogspot.com/2020/10/sidi-rezegh.html Pretty well all my 6mm stuff is HR. Nice figures, iirc you get mix of rifle section strips in each pack and support weapons. They are clearly cast wearing shorts.
Thanks for the pictures. They look about what I thought they might look like. I have a bunch of H&R Americans and Germans, so will likely just stick with H&R anyway.
tty well all my 6mm stuff is HR. Nice figures, iirc you get mix of rifle section strips in each pack and support w
Yes please. Any pictures will help.05/02/2021 at 14:55 in reply to: WW2 East Front 6mm solo campaign on small table on blog #150517
This has inspired me and makes me want to consider, probably for the first time ever, doing WW2 combat that isn’t 1:1 for infantry. Can anyone recommend any sets of rules that work with multiple based figures where a stand is a squad?04/02/2021 at 11:57 in reply to: WW2 East Front 6mm solo campaign on small table on blog #150474