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My back gets sore quicker than it used to, so I prefer shorter games or ones I can leave set up and return to with breaks in between. I also spend less time painting for the same reason, used to be I could stick some music on and paint for hours. I suppose I also like simpler rules, which might be a sign of my brain slowing down.
Vicki – YOUR ALIVE!!! I am very happy to ‘see’ you, Mlle Dickson. And stop it with all the ‘good guys from a different angle’ stuff, you’re starting to sound like Rod and John
Alive but still not back to doing gaming stuff, just reading about it for now.
I shall try to channel my inner marine and sound more like you in future, OK?
The bad guys are good guys from a different angle. All depends on where you stand to look,
Great project Jack, I’m really looking forward to following this. 🙂
My first thought after looking it up on Boardgame Geek is that it has nothing to do with wargaming.
My second thought is that it’s maybe not a very nice concept if its aim is to mock a section of society. I used to play a vaguely similar game set in the UK about life on state benefits, it had a lot of humour but it also taught lessons about the plight of people having to survive like that. Maybe Redneck Life leaves you wanting to hug a Redneck, so I might be misjudging it, but on the surface it seems a bit mean spirited.
What did you think of it?
Panzer IIIs this time. 🙂
Looking forward to see how you get on. 🙂
Very little hobby time at the moment, but I managed to complete my weekly Wormingrad task.
A platoon of SMG armed Soviet worms. 🙂
Tanks for the Russians. 🙂
I also settled on squad size for the game, four figure squads which will be part of a 13 figure platoon (three squads plus officer).
Very nice. 🙂
I particularly like the armoured orcs.
Thanks, sounds like it might be perfect. 🙂
Looks good. 🙂
Do you think the rules work as well solo as they would against an opponent? I’m tempted to get them, but I’d need to be able to scale down the table size and play them solo. Would l get away using a 4′ x 3′ table with 10mm figures?
Some more units done, mainly rebasing.
Quite a mixed bunch this time , medievals, arabs, Romans and Ancient British. Pics on the blog. 🙂
So, how come Shady didn’t get any medals, huh? He singlehandedly took out three enemies waiting in ambush then spotted the enemy in the final action, thus saving his commander from certain death. Not like he shot anyone on his own side. Any failing on his part were the fault of his superiors for not providing sufficient motivation and direction. The kid has the makings of a general, he should get medals and a promotion.
Great reports as always. 🙂
Really impressive look to it and it sounds like a lot of fun. 🙂
Do you appreciate we’ve been hanging around this thread for a month so we can reply within minutes of you posting?
Welcome partly back, looks like I have a lot of reading to do tomorrow. 🙂
Really nice. 🙂
For some reason I’m wondering what all the bits on the turret are for. The vertical lines round the back, the various round bits sticking up, each presumably has some purpose. Clearly there is no end to my ignorance, but anyone feel like curing this particular lack of knowledge for me?13/11/2017 at 17:54 in reply to: Starting New 6mm – Post-Apocalyptic Car Combat Project #76151
Damn, I’m going to get distracted into another project, I can feel the irresistible urge…
What would be the road size for this in 15mm?
I just noticed the makers of the figures have a 20% off sale at the moment, so the first order for reinforcements has been made.
The only downside to this that I can think of is that I couldn’t play a game with them, I’d be too busy looking at all the little dioramas to concentrate on the big picture. 🙂
For some reason I only really noticed how wonderfully painted the figures are too on this last series of pictures, absolutely fantastic.
Thanks for sharing, I really ought to get more of my Trojans and Greeks painted.
Thanks for sharing your techniques. 🙂
I’m still awestruck when I see the bases.
I probably have a dozen or so I’ve kept going back to over the years, maybe add another 30 I’ve bought from once or twice if they do a range that catches my imagination. The main ones I buy from go back to before I had internet and I was ordering based on adverts in wargame magazines and sending away for their catalogues. I mostly order from UK companies, though there are a few US companies I’ve bought from (I would have bought from them more often if it wasn’t for getting hit with custom fees a couple of times).
Total number of orders I’ve ever made is too scary to consider, as is the amount of money I’ve spent over the last 30+ years.
I’ve checked with Ironclad Miniatures, I can order non-standard packs with whatever mix of figures I want in them, I think I have just mentally committed myself to my next big project.
I’m aiming long term, I’ll continue with my other projects too, but as a challenge to myself I’m going try to have at least one new thing completed each week, be it figures, terrain tiles or vehicles.
I see a subscription here as more of a way of saying ‘thank you’ for a site I love visiting and doing a little to help ensure it continues. I’d imagine most subscribers feel the same way, the extra benefits like PMs are just a nice side effect of subscribing, not the reason to do it.
There’s maybe a question whether PMs for everyone would generate more ‘goodwill’ subscribers than you’d lose in ‘getting the perks’ subscribers. I don’t PM much, but I suppose there is an annoyance factor for subscribers who want to talk to a non subscriber in PM to consider too, I presume they can’t. I’d be happy for PMs to be open to everyone, I would continue to subscribe, maybe it’s something to consider if other subscribers feel the same way?
A couple of cut down sort-of-StuGIIIs.
More pics and some waffle on the blog. 🙂
Worm tanks look like WWII tanks, only different. :p
(By which I mean my scratch building abilities don’t match my ambitions where the vehicles are concerned, so it’s time to convert proper models.)
Not sure what crazy idea I’ll come up with next, probably not weevils though, weevils are nowhere near as cute as worms. 🙂
I tracked down the manufacturer, Ironclad Miniatures. 🙂
They do British and Americans too, but I shall set aside the temptation till I get these little darlings finished and into a game. 🙂02/11/2017 at 23:16 in reply to: Starting New 6mm – Post-Apocalyptic Car Combat Project #75494
The car game sounds great, I enjoyed the rest of the blog post too. 🙂
I’ve seen board games with hexes where the game board is also hexagonal, which is the closest I’ve seen to a round playing area outside of gladiatorial games. I’m not sure how it would work for a miniatures game outside of where there is a central force defending in all directions, like a siege of a castle.
Not long to wait. 🙂
I’ve lost my motivation this week, haven’t achieved anything wargame related. Hopefully I’ll find it again over the weekend.
Interesting about the rifle grenades, not something I’ve ever seen covered in any rules I’ve read. The Molotov cocktail bit seemed strange, like every soldier carries around a couple with him just in case. One way to encourage them not to smoke I guess…
Absolutely amazing. I’m honestly sort of stunned by how great it is, it’s a work of art. I mean that seriously, that deserves to be a in an art gallery, in pride of place. Just wow.