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  • in reply to: Yes, it is broken #198932
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    I havent had any real bad experiences in the minis world. Mostly just small shops that take a long time to ship.
    Now retro computing scene: Defective products, people who suddenly become unreachable once you report a problem even though they are still shilling their product on forums, it’s been a lot.

    in reply to: Suggest me a couple platoon level ww2 rules #198931
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    Thanks folks, that will do.

    in reply to: Suggest me a couple platoon level ww2 rules #198873
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    I did play Nuts quite a bit. I’ll check out the other two, thanks!
    I did own the original FoF but its been so long I don’t remember much of it.

    in reply to: What Ya Playin’ ? #198838
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    Nobleknight had a sale so I picked up Storm of Steel by Decision Games (I think a 1st edition, Im not sure) and The landing: Gallipoli 1915 which seems to be a neat little dice game.

    in reply to: Last historical period you started? #198788
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    Many years ago I played Crossfire with a guy who had made a huge pile of armies by downloading photos of various troops and tanks, printing them out, putting them on stiff card and laminating them. They were basically board game pieces but for minis gaming.

    in reply to: This week in gaming #198737
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    It definitely counts

    in reply to: What Ya Playin’ ? #198523
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    I’ve seen a couple of them yeah, but I need to buy a bunch. The way Skirmish Campaigns is structured suddenly made sense once I read Arc of Fire πŸ™‚

    in reply to: What Ya Playin’ ? #198521
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    Lately been getting into Arc of Fire so that may join the list.

    As the co-author of AOF – so happy to hear that people are still getting into it after all these years! What games have you been doing with it?

    Oh shoot! Yeah, your game rocks. I was pleasantly surprised that even calling artillery is pretty easy to figure out, which is usually where “realistic” games get bogged down.

    My brother in law is getting into miniatures (since he builds 1/72 scale model kits already) so we have been doing some East Front WW2 and I am planning to run a narrative campaign for him, where he’s going to try to survive during Barbarossa.
    I may try it out for some proper trench fighting in the future.

    in reply to: What Ya Playin’ ? #198518
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    Im going to take that as “most games played in the system” so that would look like:

    Crossfire, Warhammer 40.000 2nd edition, Stargrunt 2.

    Lately been getting into Arc of Fire so that may join the list, though I also have Disposable Heroes lined up which looks pretty promising.

    For ww1, Ive never found the game that quite nails everything for me and Id like that to end up being my primary period.

    For RPGs, its anything BRP based in English or Swedish (Drakar och Demoner, Runequest, HjΓ€ltarnas Tid, Pendragon etc.). Though the next campaign is looking like GURPS.

    Board wargames, the most played would be Twilight Struggle I think but my “jam” is WW1 grand strategy. Imperial Tide and The Lamps are Going Out being favourites.

    in reply to: Books on the Bulgarian army? #198517
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    Much obliged!

    in reply to: And you thought 6mm was small! #198454
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    You could turn a large table into an entire geographical region. Absolutely stellar little pieces.

    in reply to: In defence of the forum #198298
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    For facebook it depends a LOT on the group in question.
    I don’t tend to stick around for long, since a lot of them are just an endless series of pictures with 1 or 2 comments in reply.

    in reply to: In defence of the forum #198284
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    Maybe we should all be in a giant whatsapp group and when some messages it, we tell them to naff off and go and paint/read/play/use a forum instead!

    “If you got time to post, you got time to paint!”

    in reply to: Enough Already with the 3mm Scale Warmaster #198191
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    Those are shaping up to be quite lovely. How many are you doing in total?

    in reply to: What size? #198138
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    I guess I am holding up the skirmish end of the period!

    in reply to: What size? #198103
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    How many figures do you guys put on each base?

    in reply to: Stupid FB and it’s crappy AI/Bot crap #198094
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    Going through the airport coming back from a vacation, we set off the alarm when our suitcases were going through the scanner.

    We don’t understand what is going on and one of the security people asks us if we have any firearms in the suitcase. We are both very confused and say no, we don’t own any.

    He shows us the image from the xray thing and lo and behold, that is a very gun shaped object in our kids suitcase. We realise that his grandparents had given him a little water pistol and it is now sitting in his suitcase, holding up an entire security check.

    We explain the situation, the guy laughs but says they still have to have someone investigate it. A senior security guy comes down, opens our suitcase and concludes that it is indeed a bright yellow water pistol that is assuredly not dangerous.

    He explains, with a valiant effort to keep a straight face, that while he agrees there is not a security risk he unfortunately does have to confiscate the 2 dollar plastic toy. We solemnly agree and get sent on our way, minus one yellow water pistol.

    in reply to: Stupid FB and it’s crappy AI/Bot crap #198045
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    Sir, put down the Roman legion.

    in reply to: Stupid FB and it’s crappy AI/Bot crap #198039
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    The guys at Techdirt have written a few articles about how, at the scale of these sites, content moderation is basically impossible and throwing bots at it does not really solve the issue.

    It’s basically a giant dial. You can turn it up and suddenly toy soldiers get banned for depicting war crimes or you can turn it down and suddenly your baby pictures are appearing next to holocaust deniers.

    And since we can’t pay enough people to do this work (and from all accounts absolutely horrible to do. Seriously, if you imagine the absolute worst things you have seen on the internet, then imagine having to see all the things that were so bad, they got deleted before you got there), robots get to do it. And robots are stupid πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Returning to 15mm #198034
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    Yeah they look absolutely striking

    in reply to: 6mm SF – basing/rules #197884
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    Part of why I liked it was definitely because it felt pretty high tech and crunchy πŸ™‚
    It was super ambitious too, with multiple levels of gameplay. This reminds me I should pick up the platoon leader version and check that out.

    in reply to: Armies that do not have identical squads? #197880
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    Sorry I realised I mistyped: I am specifically looking for organisations adopted post WW2.
    Thank you regardless though πŸ™‚

    in reply to: 6mm SF – basing/rules #197878
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    I always just did 5 per stand, because thats what Space Marine 1e/2e did πŸ™‚

    And since that fits in Dirtside, I stuck to it. I wanna say it also worked in Strike Legion but its been a minute.
    Our new Laserstorm 2e rules use the same approach for exactly that reason.

    If I was redoing stuff, Id probably do 3 per stand and be cheap instead.

    in reply to: Returning to 15mm #197812
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    Figures look great and Im glad you are having fun with the game πŸ™‚

    Avatar photoIvan Sorensen
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    I guess I didn’t intend to emphasise the gaming part as much as the miniatures part. Painting, building and tinkering is certainly hobby to me πŸ™‚

    in reply to: (Brag time) D&D can help kids #197583
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    Absolutely fantastic, thank you for sharing.

    in reply to: Squad Leader score #197582
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    Since they generally came with more “stuff” than the scenarios require, there’s a fair bit of slack I suppose πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Squad Leader score #197574
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    Ah sweet. thanks! That’ll make it easier to line things up.

    in reply to: Squad Leader score #197564
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    And snagged Paratrooper and Partisan for cheap this weekend. Both were bagged and without the box but the map boards are in very nice condition, all the scenarios are included and while I havent counted the counters (heh) yet, it seems pretty complete.

    I know the Paratrooper scenarios were reprinted, but I kinda wanted to have the original ones, particularly since I have a couple friends who are interested in learning ASL.

    in reply to: Your go-to tank books? #197494
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    Turns out I actually own one of the Chamberlain/Ellis books, so I’ll see about snagging a couple more

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    Three quarter inches would be quite cool actually. Shrink the table space a little bit without getting too fiddly.

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    Ah, nice to see some scholars (professional or self-declared) among the crowd πŸ™‚

    I tend to have at least a passing interest in general topics regarding historical periods, but the period before, during and immediately after WW1 is my big passion including reading literature from the era, watching things about the clothes and food, reading newspapers and so on.

    I think what makes it so interesting is that it truly is a transition period. It is at once both very modern and familiar to us, while also being in many ways a completely different world.

    in reply to: Beretta M1918 issue and doctrine #197308
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    Interesting thanks for sharing!

    Do you (or anyone else) know if the Italians had platoon bombing sections like the French and British did, prior to the mentioned reorganisation?

    in reply to: Startline – free WW2 rules #197307
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    Yeah, unless you are doing a “true skirmish” figure scale, range and terrain will always be at least a little wonky.

    The one thing about using squad bases is that it would let people use Crossfire and ASL scenarios (f.x.) whereas half-squad bases isn’t that common.
    And you can still use FOW based figures just fine. It just means you have twice as many to pick from on the shelf πŸ™‚

    in reply to: Startline – free WW2 rules #197250
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    Ah awesome, thanks for sharing!
    Whats the basing like? Squad bases? Half squads?

    Im still sorting out how I want to do my multi figure bases for 12mm

    in reply to: Hobby Shame / Hobby Perfection. #197224
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    The perhaps one thing age has taught me is that its good to sit down and think about why you do things, including hobbies. A lot of people think their goal ought to be instagram level minis, but their actual goal really is to just spend time doing something with their hands (or vice versa!)

    I had hoped Id have learned more in a lifetime but thats it, that’s all I got πŸ™‚

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    When we played, I don’t think the table space was any larger than that and we played in 1/72.

    Even a Whippet is only moving 2D6 and rifles can only shoot 12″ so you won’t need a huge table at all.

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    In my experience, using 28/32mm ranges with 15mm figures looks and feels pretty good in skirmish games, so that is what I usually suggest.

    For smaller scales than 15s, I used to include the suggestion of using cm instead, but these days I think I prefer to just halve them if you want them reduced. Honestly the main advantage is that you also get to shrink the table space and it can be kinda nice to sit down over a 2×2 foot table.

    I will note if the main audience was not anglo’s, I would put all distances in centimetres to begin with, but that isnt financially viable.

    in reply to: The battle or campaign you always wanted to do? #197049
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    Really just getting some Norwegian troops painted up and digging into the campaign a bit more to play some tactical scenarios. I’m reading my way through the official British history right now.

    Though doing a theme would be cool, since you can do commando raids, resistance etc.

    in reply to: LaserStorm 2nd edition is available #196935
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    Do large scenic bases for all your vehicles πŸ™‚

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