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  • in reply to: Hell on Wheels, Operation Torch Fight #5 #183018
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    Agree the table loks good. I like the winding roads.

    I was thinking the movie “A Bridge Too Far” where the tank column kept getting shot at and stopping.

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    in reply to: Hell on Wheels, Operation Torch Fight #5 #182983
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    With the burning halftrack already there from the start I keep thinking the armored column too heavier hit than it did. That brave little R35 deserves a medal.

    The start and stop of the vehicle column gave a Market Garden feel.

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    in reply to: 1/700 WW2 Naval Project gets its Convoy On #182873
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    Looking forward to seeing more ships. I’m hoping you’ll eventually go through all the 1/700 ships available, Hunts and smaller escorts too.

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    in reply to: Hell on Wheels, Operation Torch Fight #4 #182750
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    It was going so well for the French. The XO column got whittled down pretty well, if not for those bazookas. You continue to have very bad luck with tanks.

    Turns out M1 Bazookas were sent to Tunisia, but no instructions on how to use them.

    The constant theme in your battle report seems to be Army bashing ๐Ÿ˜€
    Have you thought about putting a Marine company in there? Maybe to support the initial landing and only to get dragged into the campaign.

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    in reply to: MiG15 vs F86(first flight in the MiG15) #182748
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    So its broken fllight model?
    Don’t know why, but it feels good to findout even DCS has broken flight models. Really brings down the myth of it being the most accurate flight sim.

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    in reply to: Strenghtening swords and bayonets #182393
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    I’ve been using this technique to make putty hold sharper edges, can’t see how it’ll add any significant strength to pewter minis though. I used a toothpick to spread it around more evenly but super glue is brittle so it’ll most likely flake off when spears and blades bend.

    Is it the drilling hands or the piano wires that was unsuccessful?
    Xyston minis has spears that are down right lethal if you haven’t already tried them.

    https://www.scotiagrendel.com/Xyston/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_16_56&products_id=162&zenid=kps571n2hn950narltuv629h04

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    These are great!
    I love how much details you put on them. Those secondary guns are very inventive.
    What are the hulls made out of?
    How did you do the cuts on the side of the carrier?

    I agree with Tony S, these look fun to build.

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    in reply to: Five Leagues & Dungeon Scum #181970
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    I rarely play game as written so my memory is hazy, and I haven’t played the latest 3E version of 5Leagues.
    For me Dungeon scum feels more RPG while 5Leagues is more narative wargame. They’re not compatible unless you’re like me and use 5Leagues campaign systems for everything.

    I think you can play either in dungeons or open. They both do very similar things but feel different. As above Dungeon Scum feels more like an RPG to me, while 5Leagues is more like an open world Mordhiem. 5Leagues also gives more room for character stats progression while Dungeon Scum is very abstracted.

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    in reply to: Hell on Wheels, Operation Torch Fight #1 #181934
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    Couldn’t decide which side to cheer for. I usually avoid siding with the Allies but this time they’re fighting the French. Turns out the French are Germans in disguise ๐Ÿ˜€

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    in reply to: Old School Xmas Stuff #181846
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    3D Roleplay?

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    in reply to: Modeling a german Stug #181629
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    Agree about the foliage. Very nicely done.

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    in reply to: Wargaming In An Exceedingly Poor Manner… #181501
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    Thanks for the link.
    Similar to you I’ve been jumping from one project to another. This whole year I might have playedd two games as a test. Once it gets warmer I’m planning to do some painting.

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    in reply to: Wargaming In An Exceedingly Poor Manner… #181451
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    I like the camo on the germans and US woodland, I think you have more surface area to paint on?

    You didn’t play a game of Blood Red Sky?

    Here’s hoping next time you switch scale you’ll go for 3mm. You wouldn’t care about diffrent types of trucks anymore and do the full kampfgruppen action.

    I recently found out you dabbled in Bitzkrieg/Cold war Comander years ago and used it solo? I couldn’t find the changes you made to make it solo though.

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    in reply to: POW Guard Duty during the Korean War #181434
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    Thanks for the story. I’m also intrugued by the guerrilas. The island is huge and a single battalion must feel mightly lonely.
    I don’t quite understand one thing about the Moose patrol though, is it just S. Korean troops or Americans as well that went AWOL?

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    in reply to: Chernobyl/Zona Alfa 15mm #181375
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    Very cool.
    Those cardboards don’t warp?

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    in reply to: Tank platoon salvo fire #180989
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    Interesting. I’m curious if this (Soviet doctrine) was developed from their experience in WWII and if they used something like this during WWII?

    I’m totally guessing here but I could see them doing this to confuse their target. Three puffs of smoke at the same time could be for the pucker factor and buy time before return fire.

    If they did develope it during WWII where they out number the Germans, it might be to stop the entire company shooting the closest German tank.

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    in reply to: Hello #180988
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    Hello there!
    So what kind of miniature games are you into?

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    Looked like you did a victory roll there as you overshot it.
    Wht didn’t you drop landing gear?

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    in reply to: Modiphius books? #180804
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    Thanks for the review.
    Homeworld RPG does have 100 pages of back ground, I guess I’ll get a Christmas present for myself.

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    in reply to: Aerial artillery #180803
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    50ft is too high?
    15rds per gun is not a lot of ammo. You look like you’re really good with the gun.

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    in reply to: Modiphius books? #180801
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    Would you say it gives a general overview or a more moderate level of detail into the world?

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    in reply to: Modiphius books? #180777
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    Thanks Mike

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    in reply to: Modiphius books? #180773
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    Homeworld is a computer strategy game. I’ve only played the first game and know a bit of the lore, and wanted to know how well Modiphius presents background.

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    in reply to: Modiphius books? #180771
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    @madman
    I do have the free pdf but I’ve only interested in the setting, and the quick start doesn’t show a glimpse of that.

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    in reply to: Modiphius books? #180761
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    Thanks again.

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    in reply to: Modiphius books? #180759
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    reservations about how they portray the Conan world.

    Thanks for the response.
    Can you expand on this?
    What misgivings do you have?

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    How are you liking the stick? I heard early pilots had issue ith them in F-16s becasue of lack of feedback.

    That first gun kill was why I like the funnel mode, its a lot easier to shoot while maneuvering.

    Something I’ve been wondering for a while, do missiles have to physically hit or do they have proximiuty fuse? Videos of DCS I’ve seens suggest they had to hit the planes, but those had been years ago.

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    in reply to: WW2 biplane action #180648
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    Looks like its a much more stable gun platform than monoplanes. I’m surprised you survived the tail chase on those stukas.

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    I like most of those early war planes, evpecially the Wildcats. I’m surprised you could keep up with the Cr-42. Is it jsut me or does the enemy prety much fly stright and only start to evade when your crosshair is near it?

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #180363
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    The olf RAFM stuff looks great. I wonder why the newer Blitz stuff don’t lok as good.

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    in reply to: Iliada Studio’s new 2mm Science Fiction Range #180323
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    Nice color scheme. Are teh ble and white circle decals?

    Very homeworld.

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    in reply to: One Spitfire vs Two Focke-Wulf #180252
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    Damn, Cliffs over Dover sounds like the game to play. I’ll have to look into that.

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    in reply to: One Spitfire vs Two Focke-Wulf #180248
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    Does the Fw190 ever try to fight to its advantage? Boom and Zoom. What I’ve seen of WWII AIs they always turn fight.

    I think the last one was harder because you were damaged. Even damaged you were able to keep up with him though.

    I love seeing burning Spitfires.

    I really like how pretty the clouds are.

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    in reply to: Heavy Gear design study #180244
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    @DSG
    1/48 mech convension game? I’d hate to see the terrain.

    So, I did print some samples up. I haven’t been painting for so long I screwed up teh painting. Insteading of simply throwing pait on, I decided to drybrush white over black for some underpainting, before putting on colors. It came out grainy.

    Also scaled them wrong. Small one was supposed to be 5mm came out 7mm. Big on is 10.5mm instead of 8mm.
    Everything came out nice though. I used a little too much support and some of the details like the rockets suffered for it.

    Shown with 6mm and 3mm minis

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    in reply to: Heavy Gear design study #180222
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    All hail the 3mm brotherhood.

    @Mike
    I’m more of a badland rover ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Paint it Pink
    I’m leaning towards 5mm to 6mm tall. It should be 8mm and would work as robots for 6mm games too.

    @DSG
    GZG has some Scopedogs for 6mm scales. I had some but didn’t like how too upright they are.
    After tinkering with it for printing, the arms are way too thin for my liking. Enlarging the arms really changed how it looks to me, its surprising.

    Heavy Gear mechs also looks too similar at the tiny scale.
    I need to do some Weasels and Ferrets, they should look different enough.
    It’s anti climatic but I went with a half measure, transplanting Heavy Gear features to existing mechs.

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    in reply to: Orignal Top Gun(kinda) #180015
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    The helmet was a nice touch.

    That was exciting.
    Seems like round 4 had everyone going down all of a sudden.
    How easy was it to search and ID targets with VR set? I think you locked on to a friendly at least once?

    I think it was Strike Fighters that I played, the AI did pretty well covering each other, but I still had to tell them to clear my tail though.

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    in reply to: Hardest fight so far with the new AI in DCS #179976
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    I guess Top Gun was fictinal afterall.
    I’m guessing AI doesn’t have anyhting like formation flying and wingman defending each other?

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    in reply to: Tabletop RPG AARs – Style #179920
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    Similiar to Kitfox, what I remember liking was a story narration with little notes on how mechanics affected certain events/actions or some spiffy mechanics that made the story stand out.

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    in reply to: Hardest fight so far with the new AI in DCS #179884
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    3x F-14 vs 6x F-5 was for the Top Gun refight.

    Weird the Mig-29 doesn’t carry R73
    Also weird Su-27 ran out of flares so soom
    Seem like a big jump in capability between Aim9L and M

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    in reply to: Hardest fight so far with the new AI in DCS #179876
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    I’m surprised that sidewinder hit on the first fight.
    I like the brief over the canopy view on the last fight.
    What model of sidewinders are on the F-14? What I’ve see so far of your DCS flying the enemy aways pop flare when they turn, is the Su-27 not popping flares or did it not have any?

    With the new AI looking prety good, maybe do a 3x F-14 vs 6x F-5 now? Visual ROE only.

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