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  • in reply to: 10mm Early Macedonians for l’Art de la Guerre #145933
    ThomastonThomaston
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    These are really nice. I like the scattered basing of the skirmishing, they just look right.

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    in reply to: All at Sea – Argonaute #145928
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Thats a lot of sails.

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    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Mike
    £100 a year for paint and material sounds about right. £200 in a month to get a game started sounds like a GW thing. Having said that I have a shopping basket with £40 of 3mm, and that’s only a few packs.


    @MartinR

    Space is my limitation as well. If I buy a new house, is that included in the wargaming budget?

    @koyoteblue
    Maybe wargamers hoard up on lead, not because we can’t control ourselves. In the long run, when a mnia double or tripple in price we’re already sitting on a trove of unpainted treasures.


    @John
    D Salt
    I don’t go to conventions much either, the last one I went to was maybe 2016. Way too much shiny, I always spend everything I have and half of the stuff I buy were stuff I like the look of but don’t need.

    @Jim Jackaman
    Space games are the same. Along with air and naval I find them the easiest to get into, needing very little prep.

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    in reply to: Aotrs Shipyards Moderns Release Thread #145906
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Sorry to hijack your thread once again. What’s your take on theshpe3D’s separate shipping cost as a designer. Seems to me to break even you’ll either have to set the markup pretty high or hope to sell multiple models at once.

    I’m still studying the material tollerance and the UI takes a little getting used to but I’m glad for the alternative to Shapeways.

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    in reply to: All at Sea – Argonaute #145867
    ThomastonThomaston
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    It’s going to be daunting to everyone when if you ever show us a pic of all your fleets together. I’m pretty sure you have more than 50 ships, or are you at over a hundred now?

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    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Nathaniel Weber
    You’re the only one with a budget so far, everyone else seems to be like me.

    What I’ve noticed about my spending habits is I part with my money much easier when I see new minis in scales other than 3mm and 6mm. It’s probably curiosity and bought as a sample. With 3mm adn 6mm, I’m very familiar with the range and could wait near a year before buying what I had been eying.

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    in reply to: 3mm epicer than epic #145846
    ThomastonThomaston
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    That felted board looks good. How thick is the felt? Can you link the amazon page for me?

    I didn’t know you were going to make the hill part of the board, you might as well go for something like this. The terrain not the board.

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    in reply to: Medieval Skirmish – Another review of KPS #145792
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Tahnks fort eh review. I’ve had the rules for a while but haven’t got the guts to use it. Like you said it’s 60 pages of rules with lots of modifiers. Despite that I really like a lot of the ideas, especially how different unit types are differentiated.

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    in reply to: The Universal Infantry Battalion #145790
    ThomastonThomaston
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    “Minimi has vanished entirely; colour me dubious about the claimed discovery that it was wildly inaccurate, and only had an effective range of 250 metres, both facts that 70+ other armies seem to have failed to notice for the 45 years or so Minimi has been in service.”

    There’s that saying, armies are always training for the previous war. Somehow I doube the next war will be another mountainous terrain and long range shooting.

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    in reply to: PSC’s 8-Rads on my blog #145782
    ThomastonThomaston
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    You prevous thread on the Sdkfz 231 for me browsing PSC website and now I’ve ordered their Northag 10mm minis. It’s shame they don’t ahev Sdkfz 222 as a single box/sprue.

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    in reply to: The Universal Infantry Battalion #145768
    ThomastonThomaston
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    My initial thought was, it’s a little flawed. Looking it from a loight infantry point of view, they’ll have all thr warm bodies available to fight while everyone else is does two to stay with the vehicle. Light infantry would then need to train differently and have different SOP than all other battalions. Then I rememebered its assumed light infantry will also be mounted on vehicles. It’s a good article, makes me think about a few things. Seems to lean towards the US model though.

    So having thought about all that the next step and my question is, why not just have llight infantry battalions and assign vehicles as needed to make it armored, mechanized, etc? They’d all train and operate the same and would be a Uber Universal Battalion or Uiversal Battalion + (vehicles). The one flaw with this idea is the company level heavy weapons the article assumed to be vehicle mounted would be lost to the basic company. On the other hand it the Paras wouldn’t ahve access to those anyway if they made a jump. Actually this sounds like the USMC method, of infantry Battalions with attached vehicles. Damit, can’t think of anything original anymore!

    “The chances of it happening do indeed appear to be zero, the Army having made the harmfully stupid decision to strip the infantry section of its LMG for the first time in a hundred years.”
    So, no more LMG camp at depot?

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    in reply to: Aotrs Shipyards Moderns Release Thread #145766
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I’m impressed the resin print came out so well. I’m not surprised Shapeways is changing the price yet again and being all cloak and dagger about it.

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    in reply to: 3mm epicer than epic #145647
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I can’t wait to drop this in the middle of a Black Seas game!

    Is this going to be something like Temeraire?

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    in reply to: O Group WW2 Rules #145622
    ThomastonThomaston
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    That table looks really good.

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    in reply to: Aotrs Shipyards Moderns Release Thread #145611
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I’ll send a message through Shapeways. Couldn’t email you from the button on Facebook.

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #145609
    ThomastonThomaston
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    The grass is always greener…

    That’s a deep hole you’re going down. Last year I lost the only supply source for my preferred ground cover material. Their reason was it was very difficult getting colors to match between batches.

    I think you’ll have to use the mat for all flocked surfaces. Now if a second mat doesn’t have the same tone of green you’ll have to photoshop all your pics to fool us.

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    in reply to: 3mm epicer than epic #145607
    ThomastonThomaston
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    One way to get a smooth groove is to use heated tea/table spoon to trace the river. Tea spoon might be a bit narrow for rivers but makes good streams and good for deepening the table spoon groove. You’ll need a candle and preferrably a copper spoon but any metal spoon would do. A thick glove or cloth to hold the spoon is advisable. Use the bottom of the spoon until you’re comfortable with how the foam reacts. Do the whole river before going back to deepen it for more consistant look. Also a wiggly river is better than a straight one if the foam bending is a concern.

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    in reply to: Full Metal Miniatures Vietnam Villagers #145576
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Very cool. At first glance I dind’t think it was 28mm. The toes and eyelids isn’t something I expected to see int aht scale.

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    in reply to: Aotrs Shipyards Moderns Release Thread #145562
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I sent two e-mails to the e-mail address they provided but had no reply. -_-‘

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #145560
    ThomastonThomaston
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    The hedges do look good. What’s the brown stuff you used at the base? Makes it look like dried brush. I’ll have to copy that.

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    in reply to: Early Byzantine Skutatoi Command Base #145558
    ThomastonThomaston
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    That’s really impressive.

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    in reply to: Early Byzantine Skutatoi Command Base #145550
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I like the soft fade/transition on the scales and cloak. Did you do it through painting or washed?

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    in reply to: How would you implement this? #145549
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Chris
    You’re right, Alter of Freedom looks interesting. I definitely opened a can of worms here, so many ideas but I can’t use them all.

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    in reply to: How would you implement this? #145478
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I think I kind of get it, or at least I’m making up my own understanding of it.
    Sounds liket he reverse of most rules where units check to act, in this case it tries not to react.

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    in reply to: How would you implement this? #145467
    ThomastonThomaston
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    “…a reaction (chosen from a baseline to increasingly rash/cautious, depending on the colonel) is compulsory – despite the fact that the approaching troops are friendly reinforcements…”
    Does this mean that a unit that fails command control roll has to react to anything in its zone of control?

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    in reply to: How would you implement this? #145460
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Phil
    I like this approach. I agree about bookkeeping but I feel there needs to be some negative effect. I’ll probably tweak your system so commanders have some + and some – to their profiles. I want to use this for WWII combined arms and want some comanders to be better with infantry and some to be better with tanks, but that might be too many stats.

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    in reply to: How would you implement this? #145458
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Norm
    I remember reading some rules that handled it like that, agressiveness, etc, it seems a little generic. The lazy/energetic, cleaver/stupid matrix describe by John D Salt is a little more variable.


    @Chris

    Can you describe how the system in Alter of Freeedom works in general?


    @Andrew

    This sounds similar to initiative move in Warmaster but compulsory if not in comand control?


    @John

    the thinking behind the +1 to combat power was charismatic leaders throughout history who sweettalked peasents into fight against trained armies effectively. As to the extra move distance, I took that from Hannibal crossing the Alps, and a few Nepoeonic battles, and Patton getting to the Battle of the Bulge.

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    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I have some of the buildings and also looking for more but no luck.

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    in reply to: 10mm WFB #145326
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Did you stick the flock mat to a board or just laid it on the table?

    Kallistra also carries a line fo 12mm minis, its grown since the last time I checked. You can see some pics for their minis with 12mm buildings.

    https://www.kallistra.co.uk/?page=15

    I would have gone with 6mm buildings too, not sure how it’ll look since they varie so much by manufacturers. Pictures of 10mm minis with 6mm buildings at bottom

    http://kealios.blogspot.com/2015/11/10mm-or-6mm-terrain-for-warmaster.html

    This reminds me, Warmaster is 10mm. You could potentially use official GW minis, if you have a small fortune stashed away somewhere.

    From experience, any minis will fit nicely on a base equal to or greater than its scale. I’ve based 10mm/12mm on round 12mm base before and it works fine. Personally I’d base 4 minis on a 20mm base and keep all the rules measurements. Heroes probably be single if on beast, foot heroes will have retainers. It’ll look more epic and ranges look more realistic, but that’s just me.

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    in reply to: Lend-Lease Churchills #145317
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Very nice painting. When you said lend-lease, I thought Russians.

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    in reply to: Orcses, Precioussssssss #145308
    ThomastonThomaston
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    Unfortunately the one usable pack they have is the Tribal with Axe. Oh, that’s in 6mm.

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    in reply to: Thomaston's random project #145307
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @DSG

    I’m thinking of ways to hold down the cloth. Taping it down with masking tape might hot be strong enough especially once I started painting. Don’t know if it’ll come off once expoed to watered down paint.

    @Thaddeus

    LOGH is great, I wish they did a full remake with CGI and extended space battles. I keep thinking of 3D printing ships from teh show for some games. I’ve had the idea of putting them on Epic 40k long base, 5 ships per squadron, but not glued down. I like the idia of the squadron changing formation from line astern to line a breast, trading off speed vs firepower.

    Finally painted the sea and beach. The flash made it a lot brighter than it is, which looks good. In real life the darker blue is ultramarine blue and much too dark.

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    in reply to: Orcses, Precioussssssss #145285
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Mr Avrage
    Well, you know me, 3mm for life.

    @Thaddeus
    I might do that for the heavy orcs and banner. I think I’ll get some Canguard 3mm Skinners for comparison as well, they look much easier to separate.

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    in reply to: Orcses, Precioussssssss #145281
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I was hoping to individually base them for RPG.

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    in reply to: Orcses, Precioussssssss #145268
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    These are softer than O8 minis right?
    How easy would it be to remove these from the strip for individual basing?
    Command and cavalry looks easy enough.

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    in reply to: Marshes and Romans #145184
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    They look good.

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    in reply to: Thomaston's random project #145154
    ThomastonThomaston
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    @Thaddeus
    I’m interested to see how you paint them. Always looking to copy other people’s paint schemes.

     

    I hadn’t expectd the edges to curl so much, so this one is a bust. I’ll use it for painting and flocking test. Next one will have to be cut a little larger than what I wanted so I could take all the edges down.

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    in reply to: Thomaston's random project #145098
    ThomastonThomaston
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    I was really impressed by the WarSigil mat seen here.

    Natrually I wanted to make my own. After months of brewing and pondering, making plans and alternate, and back up plans I finally did some tests around a month ago.

    The one on the right was made on some stretchy old t-shirt and didn’t work too well. The one on the left was better and I threw on some left over Woodland Scenic scatter to see how it looks. I think the trick is to use scatter sparingly, and have the base caulk color be the main color.

    Last week the drop cloth I ordered finally arrives so here began the actual mat. After a lot more pondering and planning ofcourse.

    The Plan

    Although I plan to use the mat in a square section at a time I made my mat in a long rectangle. I plan to roll the unused part to keep footprint small and still have a playing area that seemlessly transist between terrain types. The idea is to havethe left third be drier green area. The middle will be generally green plains with maybe a stream running through a corner. Next to it will be a river part that continues to coast in the final third.

    As I planned it I will start with the water, so I can let the caulk dry and paint it without rining the rest of the mat. Don’t mind the smudges, that was me wiping my fingers.

    The thing measures arouns 12″x31″ and I have enough material to do this 5 times, but I’m thinking of leaving some for a big square mat if I feel like it.

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    in reply to: Facility X #145097
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    Thanks

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    in reply to: Facility X #145087
    ThomastonThomaston
    Participant

    I forgot to ask. What did you use to make the fence?

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