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EDITIO ROMANA

>Previous Thread: >>81528144

>List of Historical Tactical, Strategic, and Military Drill treatises:
http://pastebin.com/BfMeGd6R
>ZunTsu Gameboxes:
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/yaokao3h1o4og/ZunTsu_GameBoxes
>/hwg/ Steam Group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/tghwg/
>Naval wargaming stuff:
https://pastebin.com/LcD16k7s

>Games, Ospreys & References folders:
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/lu95l5mgg06d5/Ancient
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/81ck8x600cas4/Medieval
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/w6m41ma3co51e/Horse_and_Musket
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/vh1uqv8gipzo1/Napoleonic
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bbpscr0dam7iy/ACW
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bvdtt01gh105d/Victorian
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/b35x147vmc6sg/World_War_One
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z8a13ampzzs88/World_War_Two
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z8i8t83bysdwz/Vietnam_War
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/7n3mcn9hlgl1t/Modern
https://mega.nz/#F!ZAoVjbQB!iGfDqfBDpgr0GC-NHg7KFQ
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gdvadj7t6l5w6/Aero_Wargaming
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/6jrcg496e7vnb/Avalon%20Hill
https://www.mega.nz/#F!SyREURzI!lI3Rychibpx17XW4OEhCIg
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/pq6ckzqo3g6e6/Field_Of_Glory
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/r2mff8tnl8bjy/GDW
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/whmbo8ii2evqh//SPI
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ws6yi58d2oacc/Strategy_%26_Tactics_Magazine
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/s1am77aldi1as/Wargames
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/j962ws6h50bqj/Victory_Games

>H&C Megatrove
rebrand<dot>ly /HexChit

>New Trove Link
https://mega.nz/folder/19kUXC6T#U31scUNwyuVI8cHvX6GIgQ
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>Advanced Squad Leader
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/d9x0dbxrpjg48/Advanced_Squad_Leader
>AK-47 Republic
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/6v39gcjode5ln/Insanely_Based_AK-47_Republic_Folder
>Battleground WWII
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/cb83cg7ays4l1/Battleground_WWII
>Battlegroup
https://mega.nz/#F!SolyxarJ!GUg6zWBStfznr6BvYedghQ
>Black Powder
http://www.mediafire.com/file/f8a58xjysyweaz8/Black+Powder+Rulebook.pdf
>Bolt Action
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/n7jmdnlv1n0ju/Bolt_Action
>By Fire And Sword
https://mega.co.nz/#!jxgCWTYD!FCp52DAqIUc-EM-TsRsWv7fB92nJ3kkzKsNcD_urI5Q
>Flames of War 4th Ed (shhhh)
https://mega.nz/folder/lc1SRajQ#QTDXthNFG-sDoYe08bhV9A
>Fleet Series
https://mega.nz/#F!i1N3xZxL!C6fQ3Z8o2U0gtk5kdXuVcQ
>GMT
https://mega.nz/#F!D1dHQZCJ!V9pYq0CUc4iCrNiOcBOBtg
>Hail Caesar
https://mega.nz/#F!XsVD0KgT!twB1NWiFE3aKXK_O1EZ4pA
>Impetus
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/28i9gevqws518/Impetus
>Modelling & painting guides
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/7b5027l7oaz05/Modelling_%26_Painting_Guides
>The Perfect Captain
http://perfectcaptain.50megs.com/captain.html
>Phoenix Command RPG
https://mega.co.nz/#F!b5tgXRwa!mzelRNrKPjiT8gP7VrS-Jw
>Saga
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/alj31go19tmpm/SAGA
>Twilight 2000/2013 RPG
https://mega.co.nz/#F!C9sQhbwb!NVnD4jvUn5inOrPJIAkBhA
>Wargaming Compendium
http://www.mediafire.com/download/cghxf3475qy46aq/Wargaming+Compendium.pdf
>Wargaming Magazines DEAD
https://mega.nz/#F!O1cUGTRL!4FSvbQTXjmRTz1TfVXqxLw
>Warhammer Historical DEAD
https://mega.nz/folder/ycxBXQCC#pBPPHV3baHXJORarsHAAHw/folder/PdRREILR
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Does anyone have the En Garde! pdf? I searched the archive but the only link I found was dead.
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>>81594565
Check /awg/'s trove in case it truly is so (which I doubt).
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>>81594605
It's there, thank you king.
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>>81594562
Barring illustrations of examples, Black Powder is pretty much two pages of rules if the writer could be bothered to be concise about it. It's dead simple. That's both why some people like it and some people don't.
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>>81594944
it's actually not even that simple or elegant vs other games. It doesn't play as fast as say blucher either even with raw players.
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>>81594962
Okay, breh. I don't care what people play, I'm just answering the fucking questions.
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>>81594944
We've managed to condense it down to one page of rules and an army list for each side with selected special rules written at the bottom. @
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>>81595628
Yeah, I could see that. There's a lot of padding in the rulebook, a lot of which isn't necessary.
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>>81595770
good thing you have to pay for it all anyway
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>>81596232
The weird thing isn't that Warlord does that. The weird thing is that it seems to be working.
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Time for a bump

>>81596560
The weird thing is that Warlord is able to sell anything at all.
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Bumping with my recently finished 1/76 desert rats. First army I’ve painted. Plz no bulli

>Chapcha: 4DHWG
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>>81597619
>finished
Not with those bases.
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>>81597619
They look alright enough for starting out. A touch of sandpaper would help clean up the mold lines some. I have a soft spot for those classic Airfix 8th Army.
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>>81597619
Nice mushroom hat on the officer.
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>>81597619
>Welcome to the army, private. Here's your uniform, your rifle, and your man-sized slab of butter
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>>81598309
>It's a new tactic we're trying
>The idea is that we skate on the butter towards jerry
>The butter, it allows for rapid, noiseless movement
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>>81598925
Saved. Drawanon, mind making the /hwg/ Tom boomer for us? Pretty please.
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>>81598925
>Buttery Pat, The Desert Rat
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>>81597993
Couldn’t be fucked to cut the all off and try and get they to stick to the pennies in a secure way. Either way I’m having fun with them.
>>81598037
Bought a bunch of vintage classics vehicles and infantry to get into the hobby with my little bro. Took a little bit to get the paint to actually stick and I’m still worried about it all coming off but I like them too
>>81598309
>>81598540
>>81598925
Lmao
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>>81597619
>like the NA campaign
>loathe the British uniform
Why shorts, everyone looks so silly. Infact, their uniforms outside of the Airborne stuff is so unappealing, its a shame because the British in NA performed excellently, but failed hard to the entire world in terms of /fa/.
Nice job, what models are they?
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>>81599913
>Why shorts, everyone looks so silly
Because it is pretty good in extremely hot weather that doesn't have bushes fucking up your shins, hence why the Burma campaign Brits have short sleeves and trousers!
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>>81599949
Practical, but they still look like school boys. Its disappointing, I dont want to just default to Nazis, I understand why almost noone plays the British for WW2, their uniforms are ugly as sin.
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>>81600120
Disregard uniforms, think tactics. Do you prefer relying on machine gun supression or on smoke curtains?
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Be honest, your name is Tom. Isn't it?
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How many units do I need for the roman side and how many units do I need for the gallic side for romans vs gauls?
Can't seem to find dba in the folders
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>>81599913
Becuase shorts look awesome.
and Thank you I appreciate it
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>>81601431
And they're airfix vintage classics 1/76 btw
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post is fucked, thinking I might get a mate to 3d print some 2mm ACW stuff while I plug away at the larger stufc, what systems would you use for large engagement scale, small miniatures scale systems?
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>>81601859
what systems would you use for large engagement scale, small miniatures scale *battles*?
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How the fuck do I paint an elephant? Im thinking citadel contrast grey + a whole heap of drybrushing
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>finally finish my afghans
>nobody in my city has anything to play with me

kms myself
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>>81600182
poor henpecked tom
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>>81602069
Henpecked? It's his garden that he plays little wars at 54mm in.
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>>81601431
Not gonna lie, that sexy shortstaffel jerryboi in his shorts and gogo boots is making me a tetch horny.
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Do Perry or Wargames Atlantic make better Afghans?
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>>81598925
Wow awesome!
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>>81601859
For that one, easily Altar of Freedom.
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>>81605183
Perry obviously.
Better sculpts and the miniatures are of higher quality. Wargames Atlantic miniatures have very bad detailing due to being made in China. Hopefully it will improve now that they are moving production to America.
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>>81595628

Care to post it? Would save me some of work.
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A guy at the local store wrote a home brew WW2 tank combat game and it’s the most fun stuff ever. Sort of like 15mm skirmish. Everyone just brings a tank or two and we go at it.
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Do you varnish your lads?
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>>81599913
What can you really expect in terms of fashion post 1900
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>>81606617
Mostly have metals, so yes. Plus I have a bad habit of using spray paints that aren't proper primer, so I need the varnish to keep the paint on the model.
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>>81606617
I do, buy I'm tiring of brushing it on. Unfortunately I don't have a place to spray besides the humidity always being too high.
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>>81594534
Sup lads,

Some friends of mine are getting into Bolt Action, and I'm considering buying a cheap basic force to play along with them. However, the list will probably see maybe five games in its lifetime since they live kinda far away, so I'm hoping to get a small list at the cheap.

Basically, I'm hoping someone can answer the following questions before I decide to take the plunge or not:
>What's the smallest point level BA reasonably gets played at?
>Is a command set, ten bersaglieri and a CV33 enough to get at that point level?
>If it is, will it be anywhere near playable?
>Am I better off waiting until they release the new Italians, or buying now? I want to get them in European uniforms instead of desert ones, if that matters.
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>>81607591
The average small game is about 500 points. If by command set, you mean the one with a medic, officers, mortars etc that is metal then you don't need that. What you will need is a Lieutenant, 2 squads (5-10 men each, higher is better) and a vehicle or gun. 3 squads is better if you can do it. I'd wait on the plastic Italians if you're really sold on the spaghettis, if you're flexible then get another plastic set if you don't want to wait. Otherwise you're just grossly overpaying to bulk out basic troops, which you don't ever want to do unless you absolutely must.
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>>81607591
https://wargamesatlantic.com/collections/world-ablaze/products/italian-infantry

this has everything you need for a 500 point game, and its plastic
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>>81607778
>>81607591

I forgot about this set, but it is a nice set. But it doesn't come with bases so you'll need to source some Italian-anon. 25mm rounds. BA is one of the few games where basing matters, mostly for determination of HE hit templates. You can get around it be "imagining" the 25mm bases if the people you play with aren't inch-squeezing shits, though.
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>>81607591
I pointed up a quick IT army and you can do a Tenente (2nd) (50 pts), 3 10-man sqds with smg NCO + MG (123 pts ea, 369 total), and fit the CV33 into it (60 pts, 70 for the 35 variant which is better) for under 500 points (489). All units rated (regular). That's... probably not terrible, but I never play at point levels that low so it might be complete shit. But it at least looks like something you could theoretically do stuff with.
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>>81607814
bases arent hard, you can get a bag of 100 of em from ali for like $5
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How big is the average Blucher game for nappos? wanna get some frogs
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>>81607990
Yep, just wanted to make sure anon knew to get some.
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how should i base my 28mm romans?
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>>81608364
with the blood of Carthago
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>>81607735
>I'd wait on the plastic Italians if you're really sold on the spaghettis
Yeah, I played bersaglieri in FoW so I kinda want to stick with them here. It's the only WW2 force I have anywhere near sufficient knowledge on. I'll wait for the plastics to come out, thanks.

>>81607778
Ooh, lovely. I'll wait and see what the plastics cost and then get either this box or some of those.

>>81607814
Should be doable, thanks.

>>81607866
>and fit the CV33 into it (60 pts, 70 for the 35 variant which is better)
It looks like the CV set can be built into either a 33 or a 35, judging from the pictures. I'm seeing both a single machine gun and a twin machine gun. Should work out just fine.

>But it at least looks like something you could theoretically do stuff with.
That's all I'm hoping for, thanks! Since bersaglieri are elite dudes they'll probably be rated higher, but that can only mean I'll need less of them so I'll be fine either way.


A few follow-up questions if anyone would be so kind:
>Broadly speaking, boys before toys or toys before boys in BA?
>Are there era divisions in BA like there are in FoW? Or is my CV actually properly balanced against late war weaponry?
>Should I bother to try and get some anti-armour into a 500 point list? Having no anti-armour seems unwise, but if I can expect late-war vehicles to show up a solothurn rifle won't exactly make the difference.
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>>81608423
Given you said it's just you and some friends, why not ask them if you are including armour in your games?

IIRC there are no era divisions in BA as such, there are early and late war units for some factions but I don't think they are balanced differently.
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>>81608364
40x40mm with 4 to a base if the poses arent aggressive, 50x50mm if you want a bit of space for them as 28mm typically have 25mm bases individually.
>historicals with 1 model bases outside of WW2 games
You can make your squad an army, most games have frontage measurement of a formation be the stats of what that unit is, not necessarily the amount of models on the bases. And for display you can make a formation.
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>>81608518
>Given you said it's just you and some friends, why not ask them if you are including armour in your games?
Is including armour actually an optional rule?

I know some of them have armour (at least a T34-85 and a StuG III), but I don't know if I can expect to see those at low points levels. It also kind of feels like list tailoring to ask them if they're bringing armour, then showing up with a purely anti-infantry list if they say no. I'd rather just collect a single TAC list. On the other hand, I suspect that even the best anti-armour the Italian army can muster is free shooting practice to late-war armour, so it might be worth it to not take any anti-armour regardless.
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>>81599062
>>81600182
I love these, keep them coming. Maybe do boomer pepe playing with Boomer Tom.
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>>81601971
Look at the photo of an elephant, and take it in. Spend some time on it. Think in geometric primitives, the light hitting the surfaces, the shadows falling where no light hits. It's transitions, sharp or soft. Buy Figopedia if you want to know more.
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>>81608591
It's not optional, but tanks are easily the worst bit of BA imo. As the way the rules are written the absolute most important thing is how many MGs they have.
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>>81605247
Duncan Idaho's weapon, I see.
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>>81608423
>Are there era divisions in BA like there are in FoW? Or is my CV actually properly balanced against late war weaponry?

Not in the sense of FoW's early/mid/late lists. Everything Italian is pointed in the Italian book, so that means everything is technically balanced. However, that still doesn't mean that CV33 is likely to be much use in 1944.

>>81608591
Armor is optional in that there's a slot for it if you want to take it, but you are not obligated to take it. In the basic rules this slot is also occupied by other vehicles like tank destroyers and recon, so you can normally only take one vehicle. There is a tank war variant, which is the same game except instead of being based around the infantry platoon it uses a tank platoon as the base.

But all that being said, I don't play pick-up points based games in either variant. I make scenarios with historical TO&E for home games instead. So I can answer some of your basic questions, but anything about game meta I don't have a god damn clue.
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>>81608691
Ah, sounds like bringing a very cheap twin MG platform is accidentally pretty cheesy, then. I'll see how it turns out, I love my L3's too much to not bring any.

>>81608759
Clear, thanks.
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I've been trying to get my hands on Setting the Scene but I haven't found anything through google and Vol 1 and 2 are out of stock with the publisher. Does anyone have a scan, or know where I can find one?
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>>81608605
>boomer pepe
Pepe is ancient news.
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what's your favorite beer and pretzels games?
>simple rules (must be techable in about half an hour)
>2 hour play time
>low cost of entry
>120x120cm playing space
>(optional) more than two players
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>>81612720
Platoons
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>>81613134
Platoons is okay for plebe-tier beer and pretzels, but the gentleman connoisseur of brandy and tea cakes prefers the elegance of Doubloons.
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>>81594534
Anyone know where I can get some good modern South African infantry in 6mm or 10mm? I wanna do some cold war commander with the tiny guys
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Just saw Bacchus are signing price rises soon
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>>81615050
I find the perception of 6mm infantry is all in how you paint them since they are so small. So you could use almost any, even WW2 minis. If I were you I would use Adler WW2 Americans.

But if you really want to be as close as possible, the GHQ 1990s US infantry are probably the closest.
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>>81612720
Blucher
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Can someone suggest me a game like Field of Glory, but simpler?
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>>81612720
Saga
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Anyone here ever seen corps level general d'armee being played with 28mm miniatures before?
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>>81616547

why though
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>>81616728
Idk just curious
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>>81598925
>>81598540

probably still better than being in a segway unit
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>>81616757
28mm dont play real wargames other once than a blue moon in their boomer basements after great expense and toil...

and then they move their stuff forward in a straight line, barely play, and give up early.
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>>81616843
Cringe
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>>81594534

As always, thank you for maintaining these threads so diligently against the rising tide of whatever.

I just the raided the aero wargaming folder by way of research for a game that I am working on and found "Mercenary Air Squadron". Quite a wealth of assets there; not going to plagiarize, but the people that put that together are people I want to talk to and I would never have otherwise found out about their thing.

So again, thank you for existing.
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>>81607814
>But it doesn't come with bases so you'll need to source some Italian-anon. 25mm rounds.

Use 1 inch diameter x 1/4 inner hole stainless steel fender washers. Can buy in bulk cheap. Also can use sheet magnets glued down in a case/toolbox/tacklebox to let minis with fender washer bases to stick. Easier then magnetic bases, in my opinion. Sorry no pic, but they do work. I scuffed up the top side to help superglue hold better. Probably used 300-500 in my time, no issues.
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>>81608564
yeah i was thinking of something like that. does anyone have reccs for square 4-model bases where you can remove single models on rounds? ive had a look around but my god theyre pricey
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>>81612720
Saga, BA and Blood and Plunder
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are there any good plastic 28mm soviets? i can only find warlord trash
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>>81617405
don't play 28mm
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What did British shermans look like in Tunisia?
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>>81617508
Why not
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>>81617720
>>81616843
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>>81617834
>nobody plays WWII IN 28mm
sure thing seethetard
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>>81617626
Bad
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How should I base League of Augsburg 10mm miniatures?
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>>81618867
Also is it a bad idea to go with 6mm/10mm but not use as many minis as you could on your bases?
I feel like a cheapskate for planning my bases to not look as good as possible, sometimes I feel like the only reason why I'm doing a small scale is because I'm cheap and not for the visual effect that using a small scale enables you to have which is something I sometimes have to tell myself I'm going for
Like doing 10mm and having battalions of only 18 figures when people do battalions of 32 figures in 28mm...
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>>81617405
i just use warlord trash
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>>81612720
What you've described fits a game like Lasalle, which I would not consider a beer and pretzels wargame. My personal favorite for the Beer and Pretzels (little emphasis on tactics and gameplay, strong emphasis on "remember [thing from movie from 30+ years ago, likely more]!", basically an excuse to get together and have beers) is Five Men At Kursk, which also happens to have some tactical depth.
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Anyone have any recommendations for Napoleonic Era games for someone starting off with the hobby?
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>>81615683
>>81616145
>>81617365
thanks

>>81619670
if it fits the description then it's good since it's a game I could set up at the local pub (so literally beer and pretzels) and play with some interested friends. Maybe the more common definition is what you describe, just a name for a simpler game that isn't period accurate, but I prefer my definition more.

I'd also add
>missile threat
>broadside and ram
>war by sail
>altar of freedom (some scenarios and with the quick-play rules and quick players)
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>>81612720
Darts
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>>81615980
FoG is more or less "advanced DBA", so try DBA.
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Finally got the 6mm sample of baccus i've been waiting on and fuck are they tiny, did not expect that at all
Pretty good detail desu
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>>81620926
Honestly the proportions are better than i expected, idk what i'm painting exactly though and i'm not sure how to paint at such a small scale in terms of getting colours to pop
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>>81612720
Fistfull of Lead
Men of Bronze
Songs of Blades and Heroes (and it's historical variants)
Outremer
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Does anyone here do 6mm napoleonics?
Which ruleset's do you use and how do you base them?
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Not sure if I should ask here or on /awg/, but is there a weird war skirmish game? I have some Konflikt 47 germans and brits, and I love the robots and zombies, mechs and high tech tanks, but don't really have enough to play a full K47 game, so I was hoping to play some skirmish games until I scrounge my units together.
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>>81620336
Blucher is constantly recommended, I myself got into Napoleonic trough it.
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>>81621466
>Blucher
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I know it sounds stupid but i don't like how unfiddly blucher is
I've never played only read parts of the rules
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>>81621487
I've watched this several times now, and I still can't tell what she's saying. Help a guy out?
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>>81621614
here anon, let me spoon feed you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAYVIY1izho&ab_channel=JohnMurrill

>>81621604
Download and print the unit cards, you can try it out at home to see if it suits you.
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>>81621928
I mean maybe it suits me but I don't like how all the units in a brigade are combined together
I want to have the brigade guns be separate I want the skirmishers to be separate, I want to have to pick each model up and move them
I want the game to be more fiddly and less streamlined
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>>81621981
You need to look at the Lasalle rules. This does brigade level with individual battalions, guns and cavalry regiments on a brigade or divisional level and does not use cards.
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>>81622324
Welli I'm tossing up laselle, GdA or GdB for 6mm
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>Warlord still hasn't made plastic French, Finns or Poles
>completely abandoned Hail Ceasar, Pike and Shot
>barely any releases for Black Powder except resin shit
>/awg/ but they also abandoned Gates of Antares
>all in favor of an X-Wing clone with planes, patrol boats, tiny battleships of two eras and EPIC ACW
SAD
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FoW Bulge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPAUBnnm3K0
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>>81622469
did you expect more from a company even worse than GW
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>>81622945
Couldn't care less if they aren't releasing any hard plastic infantry kits
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Oh I had a question about warlord
So when I look at warlord prices today the prices are basically the same as perry prices except you get far less miniatures per box, you get a metal command I guess but I'd rather have plastic
Was looking at an old webstore last night and I noticed the prices were listed as around 25% cheaper, did warlord just increase their prices massively recently such that they used to be a viable option (ignoring the ugly sculpts) between perry and warlord but aren't anymore?
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>>81622469
you bought the warlord trash,
you'll pay the toll
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>>81624051
I'm the highlighted poster so no Warlord shill.
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>>81620753
underrated
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Anybody play "Et Sans Resultat!"? Is it better at corps level Napoleonics than Blucher?
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>>81622945
>mfw first look at the american bulge
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>>81623013
>did warlord just increase their prices massively recently
Yes, they did a GeeDubs after brexit.
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>>81623013
It's even worse than that, because Warlord doesn't include bases for figure boxes outside of Bolt Action and don't say they're not included. I found that out the hard way after waiting a month to get some Napoleonics. So it costs more for way less. I don't hate on their games, but holy shit Warlord works hard to piss people off.
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Like look at this shit:
Perry: https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product/bh1-plastic-british-napoleonic-line-infantry-box-set-36-line-infantry-4-riflemen/

20 pounds, 36 figures, more figure options, command, bases, flags.

Warlord: https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/napoleonic-british/products/napoleonic-british-line-infantry-waterloo-campaign-24

22 pounds 50, 8 figures less, fewer options, no bases, flags, metal command team (which is what's fucking it all up)

It's objectively stupid to buy the Warlord sets, even if you intend to use either set for Black Powder. The Perry bases aren't 40mmx40mm square but even if you needed 40x40 you'd have to get them separate in either case so it makes no difference.
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Wonder what this will be like (don't think its out yet).
Written by a guy who's been playing wargames and RPGs since the 80s, and is a history teacher.
definitely be interested to see what systems they use, and how realistic they try to make it.
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And all that goes back to this >>81622469 because instead of wasting time and money on meme scale shit nobody fucking wants, they could have been fixing shit for other games, like making plastic command sprues for Black Powder so either they could sell the sets cheaper or put some fucking bases in. It just makes me mental when companies can't be bothered to do the minimum sensible shit for their products and instead just piss away resources on scattershot crap that cannibalizes their core.
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>>81627090
That could be interesting if you could find a group willing to put effort into it. Might be harder to find recruits, but it would keep the fantasy casuals away.
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>>81627090
>definitely be interested to see what systems they use
In fairness, it says right there--it's using the system from Mutant: Year Zero. I haven't played that game myself though, so I dunno how it is.
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>>81627090
>>81627619
I haven't played Mutant: Year Zero itself, but I have paged through the rulebook for the Aliens RPG and the Colonial Marines Guidebook which use the same system and it seems good, and I've heard pretty much nothing but praise for it. Will definitely be looking out for when this comes out, if nothing else, to use it to provide background and character for some guys and se something like Five Men In Normandy or Chain of Command to fight the actual battles
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Hi I'm really sorry for being a fag but are there any similar things to the Operation Sea Lion book that Warlord did but for an alternate history thing but in America? I know it's definitely not feasible (nor was OSL to be fair) but I think it would be interesting to do a campaign but in America where the Japanese and Germans ended up invading and I'm looking for some inspiration.
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>>81628129
>ugh ww2 is too boring totally for normies amirite guys
>what if we took away the history part and added more muricuh wank
>???
>profit?
>???
>ok ok also zombies

christ
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>>81628174
I don't want zombies and I'm asking because in my group there are quite a few American players and I'd like to put them on the defensive and have a bit of fun. No zombies. What the hell, mate?
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>>81628216

its only a matter of time, just admit it
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>>81628237
Not at all. Why would I want that?
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>>81628129
If you're going far far off alternate history, I'd just Give Germany, and maybe Japan, nukes.

As to why they would invade instead of just nuking America into submission, idk. Something something lebensraum?
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>>81628129
Just buy the Wargames Atlantic lizardmen and play a campaign of WorldWar by Harry Turtledove.
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>>81628354
The army surrenders. The civilians don't. The army hands all their gear to the insurgents Afghanistan-style.

There, alternative history complete.
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>>81628682
So the local KKK against Dirlewanger? Sign me up!
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>>81628728
>Dirlewanger
He was mentioned on the book I've been reading today. Shit was wild, almost Itter castle tier.
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>>81629079
>deserting to the red army

Actually based.
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>>81628129
Ignore the retards, A WW2 German invasion of America is a pretty popular trope, im sure you could find plenty of scenario ideas either in media or online.

Maybe do a sort of fighting retreat type game where the American player has to evacuate all the civilian units on the board into subway stations before they can be taken captive by the German player. Or maybe do like a last stand type game with the Americans defending the capital building. Of course there's always room for American insurgents taking the fight to the enemy and raiding an enemy supply depot
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based
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>>81628728
You could also have threeway pro-german nationalists vs anti-german nationalists vs PCUSA partisans while the germans look at the mess from afar, like in Yugoslavia.
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>>81629336
>beautiful miniatures
>they actually get cheaper
Black magic?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTy-ZYgg6d0
Should I do this?
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>>81630972
warlord trash, it's gonna be a waste of time
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>>81630972
warlord game, it's gonna be a great time
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>>81631263
>>81631386
Idc about the rules he shows in the vid, I just meant making 6mm wars of the roses armies
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Just saw this post on Facebook and I'm really not sure what to make of it... Have I been playing the bad guys all along?
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>>81631699
Yeah, that's pretty fun, but it is a lot of boring mirror matches.
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>>81594534
I can't believe NATO codenamed the mig-15 as fagot.
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>>81631740
That's what you get for not watching Sharpe, there's a Rothschild being smuggled to Wellington with money in the very first episode.
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>>81631740
You play the Dutch? Screenshot not related.
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>>81631965
You realise that the historical meaning and the word's current association in popular cultural are two different things, right anon?
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>>81634412
Dude but fagot, they'd never be able to do that today they'd get cancelled by the PC mob when everyone just ignored those crazy people in the past
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>>81634412
They had incredible comedic foresight
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>>81634412
>>81634792
>fagot
>jet engine
Is it because it blows?
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6mm is too hard to paint
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how the hell do i paint horses
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>>81635269
You probably just try too hard
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Came across this little thing, but it's very obscure despite being printed as a hardback.
Maybe I'll do something goofy with Copplestone corporate babes vs some other guys.
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FUCKKKKKK, I just want some nice 15mm Crusaders/Saracens that I can buy in Europe.
Does anyone knows when Legio Heroica will accept orders again?
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Do the Perry afghan war brits have a kilted option?
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>>81635899
No.
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>>81635397
>prime white
>use a brown contrast paint like gore grunta fur or make your own because it's just a thick wash
>dab that on
And that's if you want to be lazy and don't enjoy painting all the patterns and socks and shit
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>>81635775
Send them an email.
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>>81635397
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>>81635269
Nah mate, it's a piece of piss.
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>>81635983
damn, thats a shame, wanted to do highlanders
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Who does better nappo frogs, Victrix or Perrys?
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that does it lads, im collecting ACW and nobody can stop me!
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>>81636774
Well I think perry's look far better personally but victrix lets you build two battalions from the box due to the extra command figures while with perry's you can only build one which helps unless you want to build 36 figure battalions
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has anyone played this? I'm thinking about buying some of the minis they made for the game to play skirmish games.
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>>81637253
wait about 6 month and they will be realsing 2ed with 2 player starter

The game is quite good but dev team is laking and new things schow 1 per year
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>>81637253
The game is good, I have a little army of Cossacks, plan to play Irregular Wars with it as well when I scrounge up enough Poles to oppose them. It's about to go into its second edition in few months though - the idea is "more streamlined for bigger battles", so I'll wait and see if it's not worse than 1 ed. before jumping in.

Miniatures are great sculpts compared to shit like QRF or Essex. Unlike most "eastern renaissance" ranges they were not "researched" by reading an Osprey 30 years old and nowadays 50 years outdated, but by reading some actual, modern research. So, you can use them as something else than Kislev. But they are sold mostly in big troop packs, so your plan may not be as good as it sounds.
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>>81636189
they havent answered me, sent one over a week ago. :(
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>>81636811
I’m gonna stop you
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>>81637541
Ah, likely more work than they expected. Paint the pile of minis you already have in the meanwhile :^)
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Plastic soldier company can’t complete my order bc their machines are down so i won’t be getting to try those out. How are they? I’ve been buying 20mm figures from Wargames Foundry and their shit ships quick and their figures are nice. Not much verity though. I’d prefer if my army had more then 4 static poses. Any other recommendations for 20mm figures and vehicles?
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>>81637541
I emailed too a few weeks back, no answer yet: I guess they're still busy with their move and haven't got things going again?

>>81639060
>Siocast machine out if action.

FFS...I need more HYW figures. Guess there will be a wait.
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>>81637291
>>81637384
cool, I was actually thinking more about focusing on the scanean wars and particularly the free war aspect of it and I saw that they literal snapphanar in their catalog so I figured they have scanean wars lists.
But of course as far as 15mm is concerned I think armed peasants, Danes and Swedes are probably a lot easier to get than Poles, Tartars, Russians etc
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does anyone have a fivecore brigade commander pdf they can share?
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warlord games charges 53 dollarinos for 30 plastic men...
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>>81641387
keep consooming paypig, they have an app now too
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>>81641387
>only play factions that Perry Miniatures make
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>>81599913
White boys in da desert I think the uniforms are sexy. And even the brits in Europe uniforms too. Try to have an open mind sometimes unique is the most iconic and the best.
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>>81642408
Shorts are the least intimidating thing a man can wear next to sandals, to play the British in these settings is to play against the Afrika Corp and Italians, who look amazing, and who the hell wants to play as the faction wearing little shorts and dinner bowls for helmets when you can play as some of the coolest looking armies in the war. Im really interested because the Perry range of models is extensive for them, I refuse to use Bolt Action at this point.
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Anyone know where I can get some nice 28mm Early War soviets? I'm planning a khalkhin gol project and my japs are almost done.
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>>81622469
So fucking true vro I want my plastic fuckibg finns
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>>81642602
But they won afrika at the end of the day. Why they won? Shorts. I work construction and we have to wear pants all summer long, it fucking blows. Every time it’s hot out i think of how those English soldiers were blessed with the comfort of shorts. Those pasty English aren’t fooling anyone. english boys belong on a cold rainy island not the fucking desert. That’s why they won, shorts.
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>>81643282
This. I too work construction and the suffering that is summertime long work pants is real. I work for myself now and love the freedom of shorts in the summer, the only time they suck is roofing, because hot roof + leg meat = sizzling pain.
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>>81643341
I use coolworks pants. They look gay but better than pants. They’re $80 CAD though. Good idea working for yourself that’s where the money is.
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>>81643432
>coolworks pants

Huh, that is actually pretty interesting. I'll check them out, thanks anon.
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what's the deal with perry's plastic ACW infantry? theyve got ones specifically for union and confederates, but theyve also got a generic one that can be painted for either side? is that meant to be used to represent militia or smth?
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>>81644550
the generic one came first, In fact I think it was their first plastic kit, cav appears to be a similar vintage, few years down the line they did the artillery and individual kits
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>>81644904
is there any noticeable difference in quality between the ACW kits? im thinking of starting a Union army. also is the union skirmishers kit a unique thing or is it like the prussian skirmishers where its just some extra bits for the generic infantry?
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>>81644919
I've heard the generic kit is pretty bad and smaller than the specific union/confederate kits
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>>81644919
The detail on the cav is noticeably softer, haven't bothered with the generic kit as a result. Zouaves are an older kit too forgot to mention, I'll have some arrive mid next week and will be able to report then depending on how much postal delays fuck me. Skirmishers are a different blend of the same frames in the standard Union kit.
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Just used some Japanese bike troops, used a road to charge them up the center and wipe out my enemy's center with the Banzai special rule. It was my first game of BA and I honestly found it fairly fun, why do people seem to dislike it here? What alternative are there (preferably ones where I can use these bike troops)
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>>81645795
God I fucking wish they had bike models in 15mm
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How does one play Hail Caesar for the 14th century?
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>>81645862
Read the rules, theyre in the OP anon, they can be applied to almost any era, since it works by things like "light infantry" and "heavy infantry" for stats, where commanders offer certain support effects, it makes it really easy to use the rules for other eras besides Roman age wars. Just use the stats of things like cataphracts for knights etc. and add some flavour troops rules depending on what faction you want to play. Like French knights get a reroll on failed charges or something, or english archers have a reroll on a miss, something to make factions feel different based on how they worked in real life.
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>>81631965
Silly HATO, this is a Fagot.
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I know this might be a long shot and not the best place to ask but I still wanna take a shot at it: does anyone have any idea what might be the basis for Warlord giving the Zara-class basically the worst armor of all treaty era CAs in Victory at Sea, basically along the lines of CLs? I mean it is a Warlord product so I am not really too surprised by it not being terribly historically accurate but this still seems very odd considering that everything I know about the Zaras is them being comparably well armored. So yeah, anyone have any idea what this might be based on (except bullshittery)? Were there any recent revelations regarding the Zaras armor protection?
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>>81645041
That’s a shame, I was looking forward to doing some Union cav. Are any of their other plastic kits noticeably not great? I thought their WW2 brits and NW Afghans were ok
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>>81645795
>It was my first game of BA and I honestly found it fairly fun, why do people seem to dislike it here?
I play BA and find it fun, but generally (outside of blind rabid Warlord hate for no reason) dislike of BA comes down into one of two camps:
1. It's not, strictly speaking, purely historical as a result of design compromises to make it work better as a game. This may make it a decent game, but does not make it a better historical game.
2. The game rules have weird edge cases where WAAC faggots can exploit things to come up with meme forces to troll the fuck out of other players.

But if 80% historical fidelity is good enough and you're not playing with pieces of shit then BA is a fun time.
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>>81647378
the cav aren't terrible, they just aren't the same standard as the infantry
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>>81647616
I guess if they’re painted it’s not as noticeable?
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>>81647644
barely, the lack of sharpness is more of an issue when painting them than anything
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I'd play bolt action if the models available weren't so awful for soviets
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>>81647689
Is hard life, comrade.
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>>81647670
Shame, I hate it when there’s a noticeable difference in quality between different stuff in the same line
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>>81648499
no I mean it's barely noticeable after painting
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>>81644919
The generic kit is fine for wargaming and as unit fillers, it's fault is the poses are fairly limited - although it does have firing and reloading poses. If you can pick it up cheap from someone flogging it then do so but the other kits are better and have more minis in them.

>>81645795
Chain of Command is the usual alternative with some other people recommending Battlegroup. CoC works really well (despite some bizarre claims it's less historical than BA) but it's way less Hollywood than Bolt Action. There are rules for bicycle mounted troops in the 1940 handbook but don't expect them to bike their way up to an entrenched enemy like it's a cartoon.
If you're interested in how CoC plays there are some great battle reports here: http://thetacticalpainter.blogspot.com/p/chain-of-command-campaign-aars.html
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>>81645825
Eureka
https://eurekaminusa.com/collections/world-war-ii-15mm-japanese-1/products/300wwt98h
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Does anyone actually do austerlitz?
It seems quite underrated compared to other campaigns in the wars
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>>81648864
cool, my plan was to grab 2 union infantry boxes, a cavalry box and an artillery box. would that be enough for a larger game of SP?
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How come 28mm has the most plastic kits?
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>>81649599
trying to capitalize on the same crowd as GW
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>>81649599
As compared to what?

Also, 54mm has the most plastic kits since you can use 1/35 but 54mm is a very uncommon game scale.
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Does the average game of The Men Who Would Be Kings (or any kind of colonial skirmish stuff) require anything other than infantry? i cbf doing cav or artillery
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>>81649599
Other scales are cheap enough that releasing plastic kits wasn't worth it, doing battalions of 32 figures with metal 28mm figures is ridiculously expensive
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anyone play with 12mm victrix WW2 boys? thinkin of grabbing some but its a weird scale
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>>81649772
Depends on the army, the time period, and the ruleset. In the Heart of Africa doesn't, but Death in the Dark Continent does - unless you're playing tribal types. Or you simply don't want it.
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>>81649804
Don't own any and probs won't game with them but I'm picking up a box once they get wider releases and I'm pretty excited
Vehicles may be a problem with the limited selection from victrix, might just go with pendraken for 10mm vehicles desu
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>>81649826
i was thinking more for stuff like afghans/zulus/mahdists vs britbongs
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>>81649969
Read anything about the armies. Zulus didn't have anything but infantry. Mahdists and Brits did. Not sure about Afghans, I only play African and NZ wars.
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>>81649838
Pendraken are essentially 12mm but marketed as 10mm.
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Are there any good late 1800s colonial brits with kilts
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>>81650081
Perry Miniatures Sudan range.
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>>81650102
i wish their plastic lads had a kilted option
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what scale should i do the seven years war in?
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>>81650698
it's not a skirmish scale, so 6-15mm only
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Where in those links could i find Close Action: The age of fighting sail?
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>>81649470
More than enough. SP can be stretched for each player to have 50-60 infantry, a unit of cavalry and one artillery piece before it starts getting cluttered and command is thinly spread. If you plan on doing confederates the save some of the artillery for them and maybe some of the cav. Othrwise you can just make all those boxes up as Union and roll it all out with other rulesets or multiplayer SP games.

>>81649772
Infantry is the basis of most colonial rules with cavalry and artillery generally being extras. Mind you some rules can be used to do things like a cavalry column being ambushed or a siege operation with several pieces of artillery. A piece of artillery for Mahdists or Afghans can help reduce the model count on the natives side a bit though.
So yeah just do infantry and you'll be fine.
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>>81650698
If you're fighting the 7YW's European Theater (the one everyone plays) and Asian Theater (including the Spanish and the British duking it out in the Philippines and the British and French fighting for dominance over India), 15mm or lower. If in the American Theater (where you get to experience both the typical French and British fight but also the Spanish and Portuguese going at it), 28mm.
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>>81649804
It's less weird than you think, it's very close to a lot of 10mm because they're upscaled slightly. It's like how a lot of 15mm are actually 18mm. It also hews closer to 1/144 which makes it incredibly useful for your terrain since it overlaps with miniature train scales.
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>>81649804
They do look pretty cool
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>>81649439
Austerlitz is hard to recreate, but the campaign no one does is Ulm. Then again, anything vs the Austrians is underrated. In order, the most common "opponents" for people to play are the Brits/Spanish/Portuguese/Dutch, followed by the Prussians because Waterloo, then a few steps back the Russians, and all the way after that you get to the Austrians.
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>>81653261
Not that anon, but this is exactly the kind of stuff I like to hear because I like the less-trod stuff. Ulm sounds like just the thing.
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Anyone know where I can find the rules for Italians in Chain of Command?
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>>81654468
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>>81653141
>>81651354
Seen some people say that due to the smaller scale of the warfare it should be done in 15mm
I was thinking 6-10mm but I'm not really sure, I don't actually like any of the 15mm offerings so probably will go with 6 or 10mm
Wish pendraken sold the command sculpts and musket sculpts separately, can anyone attest to their quality?
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Bump
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>>81660483
just let the thread die, this general is shit.
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>>81657509
Most of the battles of the war feature circa 30 thousand men on both sides, most rulesets (including what I'd call "the recommended ones" in Might and Reason and Maurice) will call for something like 1''x1'' or 1.5''x1.5'' bases and once you factor in the numbers of minis you can fit on that, plus the number of minis you're likely to have, it tends to be in the ballpark of around 48 minis per brigade for 6mm for regular infantry and 24 for light infantry and something like 24 heavy cavalry per brigade and 12 for light cavalry with maybe 7-10 Regular Infantry, 2-5 Light Infantry, 2-5 Heavy Cavalry, 2-5 Light Cavalry, 1-3 Artillery - your effective ballpark is something ends up with most of your minis crossing into 600 total minis, which is a significant downsizing from 30000 (1:50!) - so it should be fine.
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>>81594534
Kind of a strange question, but is there anyone who does miniatures that would be good to use as National Guardsmen in the 60's? If not what would be the best minis to use as a subsitute? From all the pictures ive looked at it seems to be that they all wear the 1950's uniform with the tucked in shirt, white name tape, black boots and full color chevrons, as well as the late 50's LCE webbing. They also pretty much exclusively carry M1 Garands, although I did see one photo of a guy with an M14. I've thought about using ARVN troopers with the Garands, or using early war US troops with M14 and snipping the magazines off their guns, but I wanted to see if you guys had any better ideas.

Context: I've been thinking about doing some Cold War gone hot type games taking place in the 60's with a Soviet Invasion of the US (As well as maybe some /awg/ action involving aliens, but that's for a different thread)
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>>81641151
it's always worth it to search "game + pdf" when looking for rules. You can find a surprising amount
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What are the all-time best plastic kits? I'd say Victrix's early imperial romans and Perrys Afghans would be up there
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>>81660696
Is army level typically the types of battles that are fought when wargaming syw?
No division vs division or whatever the syw equivalent is?
Need to check out maurice though, wish it was in the folders
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>>81649439
From my understanding most people prefer to stick to 1813/1814 because no major uniform changes happened (aside from the Prussians scrambling to give all their soldiers a coat) as well as allowing for almost all the major players to join in on campaigns. I've yet to see anyone bother to paint an Austerlitz army.

>>81653261
>Then again, anything vs the Austrians is underrated
I think this might also have to do with the issue of painting white uniforms. There are a few tricks to work around that, but for the older generation that paints straight out of the pot then Austrians are an incredible bother to paint.
On top of that maybe their organisation can be a bit difficult to figure out. Especially for people that want to recreate specific campaigns you'll end up having to dig through a lot of information to figure out, for example, which grenadier companies were fielded together to form regiments after 1809.

There still are a fair amount of people interested in Austrians, seemingly enough to warrant them given priority in miniature production over ranges such as the Prussians or Russians, but I guess it isn't the most appealing army for people that got into Napoleonics through watching movies or pop documentaries.
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>>81660696
Honours of War is another good set of SYW rules, Maurice is card driven like Blucher.
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>>81662476
I'm doing 1809 Austrians, still not sure which regiments I want for my grenadier battalions, it's also a pain having to search up which regiment was german and which was hungarian
I mostly just like their uniforms desu
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>>81662525
http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Austrian_infantry.htm

Contains both a section on which regiments contributed grenadiers to specific grenadier battalions, as well as a list of regimental colours.

There's not a whole lot of information on the grenadiers in general, I've had a hard time figuring out which colour the caps behind the fur are, plus I still don't exactly understand whether the Jung-Grenadieren kept their distinct uniforms after Wagram or whether all grenadiers got to wear fur caps. If you're painting a smaller scale I doubt most people would be bothered by it though.
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>>81660630
maybe these generals wouldn't be so shit if people could talk about the most popular games without people screaming about how bad they are.
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>>81654468
>>81655482
There's also rules for them in the 1940 Handbook and a bunch of fan made lists for the Italian theatre here: https://tinyhordes.com/the-italian-theatre/

>>81662170
I don't mind the Victrix Republican Romans but I need to get my hands on the Perry Agincourt and WOTR cavalry sets to assess them but they look the tits.
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>>81662204
Army level is common because campaigns in one theater usually came down to one great battle a season, and the armies were smaller vs napoleonics.

>>81662490
That's wrong, learn to play games.


Honors of war is also one of the most boring syw sets you can play.

Maurice, might &reason, and twilight are all better more modern style games.
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>>81662204
>Is army level typically the types of battles that are fought when wargaming syw?
>No division vs division or whatever the syw equivalent is?
Yeah, and for what it's worth you can still use your minis for the odd battle with 10kish troops on both sides, the scale still works. Where it gets tiny is in the Americas, which is why for battles set there 28mm makes sense.

>>81662490
Blucher isn't card driven at all - the cards are there to sub for the minis - but yes, Maurice is incredibly card driven, like Longstreet and Aurelian.
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what games can I play with this basing and scale? Found a bunch of ancient galley stl files for free that are all based like this or with the same base dimensions but four slightly smaller ships
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I need to buy some landsknecht
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Absolute madmen in Spain playing the battle of Lepanto with the War by Sail rules.
Galleys I believe are all 3d printed
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>>81667093
looks fun, is it in somewhere around 1:2000 scale?
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Are there complete pdfs for any of the GMT Musket & Pike games out there? Not just the playbooks (which don't seem to be in any of the troves, but (at least in some cases) aren't hard to find by googling, but scans of all the essential components, such that one could print them out on cardstock, cut the counters apart, and play? They're literally all out of print, and the prices I've seen are insane.

Highest interest is in Gustavus Adolphus the Great (subject matter interest), followed by Under the Lily Banners (because it has an intro scenario).

Alternatively or in addition, are there better board wargames for this era? I know that no game that's meant for recreational use is going to be a perfect simulation, but I'm trying to get something that gives at least *roughly* realistic tactics and outcomes.
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>>81669321
That's "Gustav Adolf the Great: With God and Victorious Arms"; I misremembered it as using the Latin version of his name.
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Painting up a couple Bundas for Ronin. They're actually called Buntai but the other word is funnier to me.
It bothers me the starting Ming Buntai they sell isn't even legal, as heavy infantry which you have 5 of are rank 3, and you can't have more rank 3's than you rank 1s and 2s(levy and light infantry).
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Wanna get some sabot bases for my romans, can any anon recommend me a company selling some that puts them in tight roman-type ranks?
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>>81671195
Which side of the pond?
Because I can't ever get those bases since the manufacturers are all bongs and they charge $25 to send over $15 worth of bases.
It also depends on if you want Square bases or not.
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>>81671240
emutopia
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>>81671732
Then I'm sure you're fucked either way so look at Greenstuff world or if supporting the Spanish is as distasteful for you as it is for me there's Sarissa selling them in War of the Ring style which for Romans means maniples.
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How are the TB line from pendraken?
Thinking about buying a few packs after watching Alexander Nevsky
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>>81665346
>https://www.mediafire.com/folder/s1am77aldi1as/Wargames
Try Ramspeed in the Naval Wargaming folder
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>>81673057
They look as in the photos. Close to the best sculpts I saw in 10mm, maybe best.

>>81671732
If you are so far, then maybe inquire locally for people who have an MDF-cutting plotter? Download cad, draw a plank with appropriate holes just as in paint, draw identical plank without holes, ask to have them done in appropriate thicknesses, glue together. This stuff is usually priced according to the cumulative length of the cut and cost of the material, so you will have what you want and I think that cost will be similar, but done locally.
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>>81675541
would something like this work for roman ranks? produced in my city and really cheap
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Fuck Swedes

>>81673057
I've yet to order anything from Pendraken, but I've only ever heard good things about both their own ranges and the ranges they acquired later on.

>>81666104
Pendraken has good landsknecht minis in 10mm.

>>81663290
>maybe these generals wouldn't be so shit if people could talk about the most popular games without people screaming about how bad they are.
They are bad and we shit on them because they are both incredibly expensive and they are barely wargames at all.

If your concept of quality is popularity then I suggest you play some kind of Warhammer game, or better yet do hobbies that are accepted in mainstream culture.
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askin here cos you guys probably know better, would some of the metal hats perry miniatures sells fit the heads of GW scale guardsmen? specifically i want to use the tam o shanters
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>>81663290
This is 4chan, it's a given that any thread about any subject is going to have autistic shitposters. You don't have to like what they like, they don't have to like what you like. Ignore them and talk around them, same as any thread. People have been shitting on and shilling different rules for hundreds of years, none of it matters and none of it is worth a damn. Play what you like, talk about what you like, nobody should really give a shit what anyone else thinks unless asking for opinions anyway and anyone who asks for opinions can't complain when they get some they don't want.
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>>81675556
Good for Rampant games.
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>>81676017
It's hard to say. Perry is pretty good about staying in scale and GW tends to run big, but GW is also heroic scale so that throws proportions off. Head size might be close enough to do, or look wildly comical. My guess would be that you'd find them a bit small for GW heads.
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>>81675716
why the FUCK is it so hard to get 17th century ships with that distinctive curved hull?
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>>81675716
The battle of Öland — and the Scanian war in general, for that matter — is not exactly Sweden's finest hour, that I'll grant. On the other hand, the fact remains that Sweden reached (and won at) Rain under Gustav Adolf den store himself, and toward the end of the war, Torstensson besieged Brno; had he won there, the next target would have been Vienna. The Danish high water mark was . . . what, Lutter? And the Danes *lost* territory as a result of their participation in the conflict; the Swedes made significant gains.
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>>81674954
looks like a H&C game with rectangular chits, I assume I would at least need a hex-grid map to play it
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>>81676017
There's no chance they'd fit. The WW2 heads are for the plastic Brits which are true scale. Maybe try the Warlord heads from whichever kit of theirs has the tam o'shanters, I'm sure someone in a group out there has them spare that they'd be willing to flog.
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>>81677012
You also can try Corvus v2 or Poseidon's Warriors - Osprey rules.
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>I went to Partizan this weekend just gone. >First hwg convention in what 2-years
>Man I'd forgotten the musty smell of hwg boomers
>Anyway

For my sins I played "Wings of Glory ww1" there are quite liked it. Quick and fun, nice models. Anybody here play it? I note the starter sets for ww1 don't seem to contain planes and then the planes are like £15 a pop
Is it like x-wing, you must buy the plane addons to get a couple of cards?
Thoughts in general please
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>>81621290
There's a skirmish level expansion for bolt action called the academy of street fighting. Since K47 and BA are so similar, I'd recommend you play that and just modify where needed
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>>81621290
You could try Grimdark Future Skirmish, it's a generic sci fi ruleset, and it's short and free.
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newfag here.
I want to get into a historical pre-modern wargame, but is it worth picking up as a hobby? I've never played any wargames before but I like the way a lot of the miniatures look, especially Roman units. I don't know what I would do with the units once I collected them and what not though, it doesn't seem like many people in the USA play Hail Caesar. (not that I would know better, but reading the inventory of my local game store seems to suggest that only Warhammer and some other games are popular enough to get into to be able to play with others)
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>>81681928
Why are you asking us if it's worth it to you to paint up some ancients as a hobby? You either like them or you don't. If you do, then do it. If you want a game for them then check out the OP and see what looks like fun.
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>>81617508
Anything is is small and gay. What’s there point?
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>>81681928
>not that I would know better, but reading the inventory of my local game store seems to suggest that only Warhammer and some other games are popular enough to get into to be able to play with others
Historical wargaming groups are like cults, they're all over the place, you just haven't been initiated into one.
There will be historical wargaming groups somewhere near you, but you'll probably have to either do some sleuthing online or networking irl in the more "surface level" wargaming communities.
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>>81682186
if you read past the first sentence you would've known that I was asking about the popularity of pre-modern wargames and beyond just painting and collecting, if it I would ever actually be able to play with someone.
>>81682212
Thank you.
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>>81683364
>if you read past the first sentence you would've known that I was asking about the popularity of pre-modern wargames and beyond just painting and collecting, if it I would ever actually be able to play with someone.

The answer to that depends a lot on where you live, and we don't know where the hell you live. Metro Denver might have you spoiled for choice, but rural Appalachia might give you slim pickings.
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>>81683673
In fairness, if anon was in rural Appalachia, he wouldn't be asking about it. For one, he'd be too busy fucking his relatives to play with toy soldiers. For two, he wouldn't have the internet to ask about it in the first place.

>source: grew up in Grundy County, TN. I got into college on a lottery scholarship and didn't have the internet until I got to college, nobody I knew growing up had internet, and my parents and neighbors still don't have it. We didn't have it at our high school either. I'm only 26.
>have 5 sisters, 3 older and 2 younger
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>>81622469
>patrol boats, tiny battleships
I unironically paypig these and I regret nothing, motorboat combat is cool as fuck and underused. Cruel Seas models are also decent quality (if you slap on actual crew models) and pretty unique. Now I have yet to play VaS, heard it's mediocre, I just buy and paint models for it.

>X-Wing clone with planes
That would be Wings of Glory/War and if anything X-Wing is a clone of Wings of War, Blood Red Skies is more like a spastic preschooler child of chad grognard Fighting Wings.
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>>81627090
The new Twilight 2000 is out for kickstarter backers, it uses the same Year Zero engine and takes place during WW3, so likely will have similar rules.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0JCA7TfUvs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY__3ESv58w
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>>81683931
>For one, he'd be too busy fucking his relatives to play with toy soldiers.

Point conceded. Attractive cousins are an irresistable distraction.
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>>81682190
What?
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>>81681928
Idk, I'm just buying and painting these miniatures cause it's fun and I like the look of them painted up all while I read military history books
I'm too anti social to find anyone to play with but I still think it's worth it
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>>81681928
GW is a massive commercial edifice sitting atop the greater miniatures wargaming hobby, which is otherwise almost universally decentralised, local, community driven, and community in the conventional sense, rather than as a synonym for "large playerbase".
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>>81676588
dafuq are you talking about? Go look at the Langton and Tumbling Dice websites.
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>>81594534
I swear we used to have a copy of the too fat lardies 2014 Christmas special in the troves, is it gone or am I blind?
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Does anybody have a ODF of Age of Dreadnoughts handy? I can't find it in the troves in the OP or the share thread.
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Whats the highest points level that sharp practice should be played at?
Lowest?
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I want to get into Sharp Practice and I'm curious if it works with 1/72?
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>>81697197
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't.
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>>81635723
I wrote a home brew VASSAL game to play out scenarios from The Wire. Never got past playtesting it
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New fred: >>81698561
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>>81697197
Yep: it is "scaled properly" to 15mm, so 1/72 is actually closer to a 1:1 ground scale/figure scale than 28mm.

>>81691096
Here: https://mega.nz/file/UcYnnA6C#HKVmeQcdgmWthaFvSPnUuxMVjULYMYG0LL3vC61cqME



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