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  • in reply to: Film Quiz #13912
    Luddite
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    I just tried posting something really witty and droll here about what on earth do these films have to do with Personal Assistants?

    But the user interface on this forum is so crap that I lost everything I typed.

    I’m sorry Mike. You are  decent bloke. But I’ve been waiting nine months now for this place to sort out it’s teething problems and become

    a) user friendly

    b) a place to discuss historical wargaming

    Neither has happened so I’m off.

    Good luck for the future.

    in reply to: Tumbling Dice 1/2400th Pre-Dreadnoughts #13357
    Luddite
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    Clicked on the link but couldn’t see any pictures.

    in reply to: Naval and Air Forums #13318
    Luddite
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Editor Mike wrote:</div>
    I think people want TWW to be similar to TMP

    I don’t

    Niether do I.

     

    (Apart from the Naval and Air boards)

    in reply to: Panzers! #13207
    Luddite
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    Lovely work.

    in reply to: Naval and Air Forums #13170
    Luddite
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    It’s a good idea, but to avoid proliferation just have one board for air and one for naval.

    Luddite
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    I have always been in favour of higher is positive, lower is negative. If I’m writing a particular ‘modern’ or experimental mechanism I will write it to cater for this.

    Like repiqueone I also like sixes on a dice to be important. This transcends wargaming as practically all family board games use a D6 and there is an awareness in the population at large of the importance of sixes. This is an important point to bear in mind if trying to encourage new blood into the hobby with your rules.

    in reply to: Why is it that I can randomly post and not post? #12529
    Luddite
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Wg Cdr Luddite wrote:</div>
    Try refreshing. I often have to do this on here after changing page to convince it I am actually logged in.

    I agree, solving every computer problem starts with a glass of wine

     

    Glass ? Wine ? Surely you meant Pint and Real Ale ?

    Luddite
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    Crazy. They £40 million on the refurbishment then can’t find £4 million to fund they library. Is the IWM run by utter cretins ?

    in reply to: Why is it that I can randomly post and not post? #12441
    Luddite
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    Try refreshing. I often have to do this on here after changing page to convince it I am actually logged in.

    in reply to: Do you have to make your own convention game? #11915
    Luddite
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    Do you have to make your own convention game ?

    No. But it’s a lot more satisfying when you do.

    Don’t worry too much what everybody thinks about your game, the only meaningful feedback is from those who have played it.

    in reply to: Need Help with an Imagination, What If, or Both #11841
    Luddite
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    I’d go for a  couple of middle eastern/african countries  that have just switched allegeiance between superpowers. They will have both Warpac and Yankee kit.

    in reply to: In Defence of Our Hobby #11815
    Luddite
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    I play with toy soldiers.

    Justifying it ?  Studying the history of war makes us less likely to repeat the mistakes.

    in reply to: Favourite Military Vehicle #11814
    Luddite
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    The NAAFI wagon. Foret your King Tigers, char and a wad won the war.

     

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    in reply to: Popular Genres #11628
    Luddite
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Wg Cdr Luddite wrote:</div>
    I’m desperately trying not to be negative Mike, but your post title isn’t going to attract comment from historical wargamers. We don’t have ‘genres’, we have periods.

    I’m a ‘historical gamer’, WTFTI, and I don’t have periods. …I don’t have regular outbreaks of pointless pedantry either. Perhaps there’s a correlation? Anyway, you’re wrong. The thread has already attracted comment from historical gamers. So yah boo

    It’s not pointless pedantry mate . By his own admission Mike  “didn’t realise I could fight battles with models until Games Workshop showed me how” and “I no longer do historicals”.(OK  I’m paraphasing because I can’t be arsed actually searching here for the exact quotes) I’m merely suggesting how Mike might improve the experience here for historical wargamers, for whom, by his own admissions he knows liitle of.

     

    And I’ve no idea what WTFTI means because you’re obviously cleverer than me.

    in reply to: African Bush Wars #11627
    Luddite
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    I admire your ability to paint 6mm, I’ve had to give up everything under 20mm.

    It’s all a matter of increasing lens magnification every two years !

    in reply to: Latest 'hot' period? #11445
    Luddite
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    Ultimatlely, the reason 18c is hot is down to Henry. His fantastic enthusiasmn for it has been picked up on by the wider hobby.

    in reply to: Popular Genres #11442
    Luddite
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    I’m desperately trying not to be negative Mike, but your post title isn’t going to attract comment from historical wargamers. We don’t have ‘genres’, we have periods.

     

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    in reply to: Current TV viewing #11021
    Luddite
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    I apologise for my last post , it was done after returning from the pub.

    It appears though that I totally misunderstood the purpose of The Wargames Website, silly me thought it was going to be about wargaming.

    Perhaps you should change change it to The Gaming (ie: any old thing like Ludo, Snap, Games Workshop, online shoot em ups, but definitely not gaming as in the sense of gambling because that’s different) Website.

    in reply to: Twitter hashtag for wargaming #11020
    Luddite
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    . Clearly, if you don’t use Twitter, this is all gobbledegook — but then again, it won’t affect you anyway, will it?

    Potentially, yes.

    You and I are the same generation Henry. but you earn your living from the media (a mogul ?) so I fully understand why you use Twitter and Facebook.

    My concern is that for those of us who don’t there will come a point where information flows freely around the new media at the expense of the conventional. Books, magazines, blogs and forums like this may eventually suffer and the hobby will diverge from people like me.

    in reply to: Current TV viewing #10993
    Luddite
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    Sci-fi shows and Zombie shows can easily be made into games and have relevance here. Especially as the 2 shows mentioned have games made about them. John Peel and Iggy Pop do not, neither does football. Please keep your posts related to gaming.

     

    So why do you have threads for
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    None of these are about wargaming.

    I agree with you about football. But the good-natured post of mine you deleted was about Rugby League.

    If you want  your members to adhere to rules you need to state clearly what the rules are.

     

    in reply to: Current TV viewing #10976
    Luddite
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    Luddite
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    Tasty work !

    If you keep coming down in scale we’ll have you painting 6mm soon.

    in reply to: Twitter hashtag for wargaming #10818
    Luddite
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Wg Cdr Luddite wrote:</div>
    My point is: why should we change the definition of our hobby just to pander to a new form of social interaction that not eveybody uses ?

    Nobody is saying that. A # is not a definition of anything. However, seeing as you mentioned it… What is the definition of our hobby? And what exactly is our hobby? Wargames, Boardgames, Modelling, Online Games?

     

    Thanks for asking. I like definitions, they’re better than randomness and anarchy.

    My hobby is wargaming; primarily  historical but I’m not averse to sci-fi and fantasy.

    Not boardgaming.

    Not the GW hobby.

    Not scale modelling.

    Not computer gaming.

     

    Does that help Mike ?

    in reply to: Twitter hashtag for wargaming #10583
    Luddite
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    I know what Twitter is, poor attempt at humour.  I clicked on Russell’s link to Henry’s tweet and immediately realised why I don’t go there. It’s like watching the stream of conciousness and “Ooh-shiny” thought processes of my teenage daughter.

     

    My point is: why should we change the definition of our hobby just to pander to a new form of social interaction that not eveybody uses ?

    in reply to: African Bush Wars #10511
    Luddite
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    You needs some goats and a Panda Bear !!! Looks great !

     

    Actually there are elephants in my lead pile. Watch this space !

    in reply to: African Bush Wars #10494
    Luddite
    Participant

    Here’s the latest batch from my workshop.

    First a couple of Berliet trucks

     

    Then some mortars for BLAM (actually Adler WW2 French)

    Then some BLAM infrantry (GHQ)

     

    Finally the completed supply dumps from Leven Miniatures. They painted up really well.

    Not forgetting the beef and mutton (Baccus )

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    in reply to: Twitter hashtag for wargaming #10440
    Luddite
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    Disagree completely. Many of us don’t call them miniatures. We call them models.

    What is Twitter anyway ?

    in reply to: African Bush Wars #10068
    Luddite
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    I was a bit worried myself.

    It’s not like I get a lot of practice painting white stuff, but the black oil wash/white drybrush technique seemed to work.

    in reply to: Spurious Operations in Wargaming #9413
    Luddite
    Participant

    There are indeed many like it. So why should I visit yours ?

    Go on- sell it to me.

    in reply to: What 20mm Force to do next? #9223
    Luddite
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    Belgian Naval Infantry 1940. Go on – be the first !

    in reply to: Painting 3mm (1/600) vehicles and figures #9097
    Luddite
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    I wish I had known about that Hornby fine flock when I was up in England last month! It looks perfect for 1/600. Does it come in other colors?

    Yes, multiple colours are available.

    The packet I bought says “made in Vietnam”  so perhaps there are other sources than Hornby ?

    in reply to: Allen E Curtis has Passed. #9096
    Luddite
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    I only met Allen once but greatly enjoyed his knowledge and forthrightness on the forums.

    He will be missed.

    in reply to: Painting 3mm (1/600) vehicles and figures #9024
    Luddite
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    Very interesting article. I am a 6mm specialist myself but some techniques are similar so her is my two penn’orth.

    Much debate is given to painting the models but the question of scenic materials is often overlooked. The overall effect of a small scale model can be ruined by using scenic materials desgined for larger scales. My advice is look for the finest materials you can find that don’t look over-scale in proportion to the models.

    My stuff here https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/topic/african-bush-wars/ uses Hornby R8882 http://www.hornby.com/shop/skalescenics/ground-cover-turfs/fine-moss-green-ground-cover.html as the base ground covering.Old fashioned  Javis coloured sawdust is also good (used as helmet camo on my BLAM infantry).

    in reply to: African Bush Wars #9023
    Luddite
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    Right. Here are the latest additions to my project;

    The relief agency:

    The peacekeeping force. Subadar Singh’s Blue Turbans :

     

    Finally some militia; the Blessed Levy of Archbishop Mvungi :

    in reply to: Share TWW Love #8821
    Luddite
    Participant

    Yay ! Free love !

     

    in reply to: Seeking advice on how to sell a board game idea #7705
    Luddite
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    Agree with Knockman- Martin Wallace is the man to see.

    in reply to: Naval wargaming topics #7703
    Luddite
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    Tim: thanks for that. I’m familiar with Google advanced search but had never considered using it within a site before now.

     

    Mike: “I would also question how having a section that shows posts you have not read would help you know if they were interesting?”

    I have a brain(very much like a computer, but smarter). I am capable of looking at a post title and deciding if it would be of interest to me before clicking on it. When I used to use PMT the front page was useful for listing all posts which I could visually analyse and decide which ones to open. I’d estimate this method saves me looking at about 75% of the stuff I am not interested in. Forums with “show unread posts” and “mark as read” functionality also allow me to do this.

    in reply to: Naval wargaming topics #7575
    Luddite
    Participant

    Thanks.

    I’ve never used tags, as I suspect many of my generation haven’t and I don’t plan on starting now. This seems like creating extra work for posters to mitigate the functionality problems of the site.

    I don’t have time whilst browsing forums to drill down and see if there are any posts that interest me on every single topic. Why not have a “show unread posts” option like many of the other forums ?

     

    in reply to: Naval wargaming topics #7443
    Luddite
    Participant

    Makes no sense to me. Care to explain what a TAG is ?

    in reply to: Rescuing my painting technique #6736
    Luddite
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    Got mine from The Loupe Store.

    http://www.theloupestore.co.uk/Headband-Loupes/Headband-Loupe-2-5x.html

     

    Cheap as owt, fits ower glasses an all.

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