>>82214053Fugg, I fucked up formating but nobody else posted it after a few hours Here’s some cute Russians to make up
>>82214072Would invade in winter
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Tell me tg. Which sdkf 251 do you think is better? PSC or battlefeont? PSC has extra stowage very useful for other vehicles.
>>82214375Same for sdkfz 250 neu and alt
I have a mate that's interested eastern front WWI, trying to chase up systems for his tastes at either grand tactical/ or battalion plus command scales. Through the Mud and The Blood is probably a little too small for him. As an example I was showing him O Group, and despite being the "wrong" war the battalion level command decisions, planning mechanics, command and control, friction, fog of war has a great deal of appeal to him.
>>82214832Why not just get a GMT game or something similar?
Historical Dutch shitposting.
>>82214053Does anyone know where I can access the tables of organization and equipment for modern units of Russia and the United States?
Why miniature manufacturers doing black Friday sales?
>>82216082Because they're not retarded amerilards.
Are there any scans floating around of Et Sans Resultat? I wanna check out the rules but damn that $60 price tag. Same with the campaign books.
How would one go about implementing SIGINT and HUMINT into a modern warfare game?
>>82215695We're interested in miniatures wargaming in this instance
Any recommendations for Saga alternatives? Sick of the system's annoying bullshit.
>>82217793you mean at a tactical level or for an operational or strategic game? In what manner? Maybe through scenario design in the first case at least?
>>82217793HUMINT, I'm not sure it's relevent at a tactical level.SIGINT, I think is not something that you could just bolt on - it should be at the core of any ultramodern wargame.
still no scan of FoW Command card from USA Bulge?
>>82222411if theres no kingtiger in it, nobody cares. that's the price you pay for playing the most cancerous era.
>>82222431I think Victrix struck gold with their 12mm range.
those any body make m8/m20 models in 1:100 beyond batlefront?
What's the main difference between Blucher and Lasalle? I'm guessing it's mostly a matter of scale, with Lasalle being more tactics-based and Blucher being more operations-based?
>>82224893Just play black powder
>>82224922fuck off shill
>>82224945Nope. The Warlord representative played a game of Black Powder with me at Historicon using their epic scale minis and it was actually extremely fun. I always hated on it because I listened to you spergs and your seething autistic hatred for Warlord, but you are wrong and so was I
>>82225137>he listens to discord trannies and chuds on 4channelWOOOOOW
>>82224893>What's the main difference between Blucher and Lasalle? I'm guessing it's mostly a matter of scale, with Lasalle being more tactics-based and Blucher being more operations-based?Blucher you command an army and an unit is a brigade, and it has an inherent method to do campaigns, so absolutely more operations based. Lasalle, on the other hand, the average unit is a battalion and you're commanding a division rather than an army. Blucher places way more emphasis on the fog of war in its control scheme and managing that, whereas Lasalle actually bothers with formations and has skirmish as the primary method over which you can gain an edge in C&C. So Lasalle is the more tactics based of the two whereas Blucher is more "operations" based even if it tends to skirt the line towards Grand Tactical more than Operational. For what it's worth, positioning and prioritization is more important on Blucher than on Lasalle, which is more reliant on controlling the flow of battle.>>82224922>>82224945>>82225137>>82225389Ironic shitposting is still shitposting.
How do the Perry's manage to stay so cheap?
>>82226168smoothbrain 28mm anons don't ever think about what it will take to actually complete army scale projects, they just buy stuff at the store and only realize later that half the units needed for a real army collection are missing.eg with all plastics, you pick the big ticket items but don't fill in the details.
>>82226235I meant how their minis are still so cheap and haven't had increased in price for years.
>>82226287well plastics are cheap... Warlord games who you are likely comparing to are lazy assholes so they're all about finding a way to push their shittier old plastics and lock people into their imaginary scales... and then keep raising prices...Meanwhile perries are basically just chill dues with big historical/reenactor cred who care... Very different operation.
>>82226168They dont put the most care into their metal castings so the prices are kept fairly affordable and as far as plastics go, idk they're fairly evenly matched?Warlord boxes are dumb cause they have to include metal command in them for idk what reason.>>82226235>army scale projects>28mm>ever going beyond a division or a corpsAlso you call them big ticket items when they're actually the bread and butter of any army, an army isnt built up of the coolest units like the 95th rifles or pavlovsk grenadiers like warlord has led you to believe anon.
>>82226493there is a whole world of powergap between a couple of elite units nobody should care about and do, and having plastic cover you for 3-4 unit types max.
>>82226235Apart from the caricature of a 28mmfag that lives rent free in your head, who the fuck is doing army level projects in that scale, Peter Gilder?
>>82226564Depends on what army/period youre going with, like with austrians you have 7-8 unit types in plastic and napoleonics isnt like 40k or anything where you have a dozen units you take to a battle, I think youll learn that as you get more into napoleonic wargaming anon.
>>82214072The forces swell
>>82226876Look better with flash
>>82226493Warlord Games US infantry >30 figures for £33Perry Miniatures US infantry >42 figures for £20So the plastic Perry's have more figures and is cheaper. Let's compare metals. Warlord Games 10 figure metal squad box >£20Perry Miniatures 12 metal figures >£15More miniatures for less again. Pretty sure the Perry's are fine with not making the maximum they could, they likely sell enough to live comfortably while still keeping prices low. Source on the plastics below. https://store.warlordgames.com/collections/usa/products/us-infantry-wwii-american-gis?variant=31469265551440https://www.perry-miniatures.com/product/us1-us-infantry-1942-45/
>>82214053>Be foreverGM>Play vidya>Want to run campaign ripping off whatever vidya I'm playing at the momentThis is great because my frens are always up to playing fantasy shit but I've been playing a ton of Steel Division 2 and now I want to get into wargaming but none of them are into that. Life is suffering.
>>82227395where are you? lots of cons and groups going on.unless you're a wherboo, and then I don't care.
Did any of you play/try Blood and Valor? the theme of the game (and that fact that i would be finally justified in buying atlantic's ww1 french kit) are really appealing to me, but i've never seen anyone actually play it irl
I got this box at Historicon for $30, how do I base 10mm ECW minis? I'm a 28mm guy with no experience in small scales
>>82228952However what you play specifies.You're usually good just using things in multiples of 20mm, so 40x20s or 60x40s, 120x60s, that kinda thing. Though cavalry often gets a slightly deeper base because horses are longer.
>>82214832Check out Westfront
>>82228101Huezil m8. RPG groups here are uncommon but easy enough to find with enough effort. Wargaming groups ? Never heard of 'em.>unless you're a wherbooI'm a WW2aboo, period. That includes a degree of Wehraboo but I like equipment of all shapes, sizes and origin so long as it's post WW1. That means anything from WW1 artillery to modern fighter jets.
>>82230666>>82228952Also just as a note the shot should be as deep in ranks as the pike section if you're trying to look vaguely accurate at least in shape. 3 ranks deep for each works nicely.
is there any noticeable difference in quality between the Perry ACW kits?
>>82230829>HuezilWhere? I used to live in São Paulo but I've moved out of the country since.
Scale modeller here, i've been feeling kind of lonely lately and I've been considering getting into historical wargaming so I could play games, I feel like it'd be easier to justify the money I spend on miniatures if I do historical wargaming as well even if I never end up doing it.How common is ww2 wargaming at 1/72 or roughly 20mm? Is it feasible? 1/72 is the smallest tank scale I can go and still enjoy the modelling and painting aspect.
>>82233984Not common. If you want bigger, just do 28mm. 28mm WWII is literally the most common historical wargames.
>>82234005There's more kits available in 1/72 than 1/48 though, I don't enjoy doing 1/48 as much as 1/72.
>>82234021So you're saying that 20mm is literally the only scale you'll play?
>>82234028Well i'm looking at 15mm as well but only for periods without vehicles.
>>8223404028mm and 6mm are the most common historical scales. For WWII there are 10mm and particularly 15mm possibilities too. I'd suggest looking on Facebook at your local scene to see if either of them exist near you.
>>82214375For me, it's a wash. The PSC one has drawbacks, e.g. the sink marks on the front fenders, but I also prefer the recessed engine deck detail over the protruding BF version. It's probably your call.
>>82234060That doesn't sound right, from what I've read online 15mm and 28mm are the most common and popular, where did you get 6mm from?Also I know that there's 15mm for ww2, flames of war is very popular from what I can tell but as I said, I'm not interested in doing non 1/72 scale vehicles for wargaming
>>822341246mm Napoleonics are very popular, Ancients too. But in any case, 20mm WWII is not something you'll find a local scene for. Try a different time period or scale.
>>82234140How do you know that they're very popular to the point of being the top two scales out there?Are there any surveys available?
>>8223398420mm is used far, far more in WW2 than any other period, but relatively speaking still a minority compared with 15mm and 28mm. 20mm is what the authors of the Battlegroup rules tend to play. There's a lot of 20mm stuff posted in the Battlegroup FB group, AB miniatures do some fantastic stuff in 20mm.But ultimately it depends what people around you are playing unless you're happy to get both sides. If you are happy to get both sides, and you can find an opponent, do the scale you're happiest with.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smolminiatures/samurai-warfare-smol-miniaturesFor any weebs among us.
Not my field of interest, but maybe someone of you might find it useful:https://www.haertle.de/Plastikmodellbau/Militaria+Bausaetze/ZVEZDA+8031+Figuren+Set+Carthagenian+Numidian+Cavalry+Figuren+Bausatz+1+72.htmlZvezda's Numidian Cavalry set in 1/72 for 4€. Its number of poses are limited, but overall it has a good rating on plasticsoldierreview.
>>82234158It’s really one of those things you just sorta pick up on the longer you stay in the hobby, I’m convinced the 6mm anon is the guy who owns and operates Baccus minis cause I’ve yet to meet an actual 6mm player; even at historicon I didn’t see any. Anyway, the most common scales would be: >28mmModern, WW2, Napoleonic, ACW, Dark Ages, Medieval etc, this one is the big one, but the true scale of it 25mm to 32mm. Vehicles are usually 1/56, infantry as well but I have seen 1/48 on the occasion. >15mm The best choice for company/battalion level, again WW2, napoleonic, medieval ancient etc. I’ve heard this was the original wargaming style and scale>12mm & 10mmSlowly getting more popular been seeing games more often for them but they’re not as quick to rise in popularity as the others. Then there’s naval and air scale, navals a smaller scale than the rest, don’t EXACTLY know what but typically you’ll find the right info from the naval anons who post on here.
Hi, Games Workshop just said I'm not allowed in and I was wondering if Flames of War is okay with Swastikas on German minis?
>>82235815>Swastikas on German minisSwastikas were really only put on Finnish vics and beutepanzer (taken enemy vehicles). Unless you’re playing early war with panzers I, II, III and 35(t)s and 38(t)s and the like then the swastika signal flag wasn’t really used as the balkankreuz became way more prominent afterwards.
Where do I get good cheap 6mm buildings? 3D printed work as well
>>82235927Unironically, print out paper ones. Both GHQ and Greg Wagman's 6mmACW website both provide free printout buildings.They cost nothing and look great.
>>82235815Just hop in.FoW is not a great game though, if you want to play WW2 in 15mm, check out Battlegroup.
>>82236420Tranny faggot, I can tell you've never played a WWII game in your wretched life.
>>82236397O Group is better
>>82235870>>82236397>>82236494Thanks Anons, I'll check and see if the rules are any fun in these.
>>82234853>Zvezda's Numidian CavalryI have that kit, it's very good. Still have to paint it tho.>>82235815You are welcome to paint your models in a way that's historically accurate, but that level of detail in 15mm infantry is hard to paint, most German troops didn't have swastikas on the uniform anyway, and if you think that WW2 wargaming is some sort of refugee for dumb neonazis like you you're going to be disappointed.
>>82214375I have both in the same platoon and can't tell them apart.
>>82235815Not especially.The edgelords unfamiliar with history are better playing Bolt Action with the other children.
>>82236891yeah these people have no value for HWG gaming, if not negative value
>>82233300Belo Horizonte. It's nice over here, I like it.
Where could I find Soviet and US platoon TO&E for around 1959 (that's nineteen-fifty-nine, yes).
>>82236494Whats O Group?O like the railroad scale?
>>82237379Look up 'O' Group Wargame. I was confused at first too because looking up "O Group" or "O Group Game" was just giving me a bunch of party games.
>>82237379O is 28mm in wargaming terms, but no:> “’O’ Group”, or “Orders Group”, is a British military term when officers and NCOs set out their plans and give orders. This can be at Battalion, Company and even Platoon level and the name ‘O‘ Group was selected as the rules allow the gamer to influence the action with a dual-command mechanism at both Company and Battalion level.”It’s a really good system, pretty complex so it can be really really daunting to pick up with just two new players. I recommend watching some games or finding someone familiar with it. But I have to say tactically it’s the most faithful game to this level of operation while still being enjoyable. I’d liken it to steel div. II although not as game-ified.
>>82222638If I had to start over, I'd probably go 12mm route with that stuff. Its a fraction of the price BF wants for 15mm kits, can have more maneuver room on the table, and you don't lose much detail.
>>82235815FoW Stuka flight 2-packs come with swastika decals, so that would be a yes. However, ground vehicles and equipment did not usually feature swastikas. The exceptions being the very tiny ones on the palm tree Afrika Korps emblem, or the use of flags draped over the engine compartment for aerial recognition. So if there's a reason to have them, do them. But if you're just going to be a mouthbreathing wehraboo scribbling edgy swa-stickers all over everything then it would be retarded.
>>82237914i buy 1 kit from BF/Zvezda and then make resine models with blue staff
>>82238004I've done hirst arts stuff for D&D dungeons and the biggest problem with casting for me is getting the air bubbles out. Doesn't casting 1 big model have the same issues?
>>82235815>I was wondering if Flames of War is okay with Swastikas on German minisWell, Battlefront used to sell patches, dice tins, and tokens with divisional symbols and had no problem with it.
>>82238400im making "open" molds halving the model in 2-3 places
>>82235815If swastikas are your very first question, the right answer is probably "fuck off, nazi".
>>82236347I see they're kinds dented from use, any good stuff I could spray/fill in to make them more sturdy?
>>82238820They're actually pretty damn sturdy, the smoothness depends on how well they are made though.I guess blasting them with spray on adhesive or latex would probably do the trick.
>>82238002>So if there's a reason to have them, do them.Back when I had an active FoW scene, people playing Germans would routinely use swastikas to mark command vehicles. I suppose that's no historical necessity but still a reasonable purpose.But then again I recall hearing 4th edition did away with most command units so it might not be relevant advice anymore.
>wehraboos are once again surprised that nobody likes them
>>82238811high chance they are a warlord troll
>>82236951Jesus fuck dude.https://www.ghqmodels.com/pages/modeling-guides-paper-buildingshttps://www.6mmacw.com/landmark-building-set.htmlhttps://www.6mmacw.com/icons-building-set.htmlhttps://www.6mmacw.com/6mm-terrain-tips.html
>>82237087Cool, you might wanna consider doing hex and chit but that's still a limited scenario. I started with a lot of HnC Print and Play games.
>>82239392Same thing.low effort bait = low effort response
>>82239722HnC Print and Play ?Also I guess I've run a successful hexcrawler pseudo-OSR campaign before so I might be able to trap my friends into a wargame. 2 of them even play HoI4 with me from time to time, so that's at least half of the group.
>>82234503thanks friend, i just backed it. will be great to do some sengoku jidai battles
>>82240388Hex and Chit Print and Play games, since it's cheaper than importing a game from the US. If you have a ton of money and are willing to wait, you could try ordering from Decision Games or GMT, both of which make Hex and Chit games and since they play Hearts of Iron 4 with you, they might be interested in playing Dai Senso/Totaler Krieg or some other strategic level wargame.
>>82241995>Hex and ChitJust looked it up and apparently it basically means that instead of minis you use tokens. That actually sounds perfect for my needs The only experience I have with modelling is a couple of 1/72 tanks and a balsa wood plane, painting dozens of tiny figs by hand sounds daunting and expensive.>Totaler KriegBasically looks like HoI but on paper, cool. Or rather HoI is basically this but digital. Thanks for the suggestions, anon, they seem to perfectly fit my needs.
>>82238820You could get them professionally colour printed onto thick cardstock for probably very little, then mount them on bases maybe with some crossbraces inside.
>>822339841/72 is pretty common for WW2. Nice cheap scale, widely available models. Its been the go to for 50 years or so. Only last ~20 years people have been doing more 15mm or even smaller (or larger) scales.Guys like Lionel Tarr played re-fought the entire eastern front at 1/72 back in the 60s.We did all our WW2 (And WW1) wargaming at 1/72, and I regularly see 1/72 WW2 at our club.
How do I wargame three kingdoms?All I could find is models for the korean three kingdoms
>>82215933Based bicycle-riding BDSM potsmokers.
>>82244118What is the connection between the Dutch and BDSM? Asking for a friend.
>>82244869There's lots of kinky shit in Amsterdam, since prostitution and bordellos are legal there. They seem happy being the Reno of Europe, if only to b progressive. Maybe one day they'll learn not to park underwater.
>>82233984Get a resin 3D printer.
>>82242528Dai Senso/Totaler Krieg are twin games under Axis Empires, Dai Senso handling the war in Asia and Totaler Krieg handling the war in Europe. It's pretty pricy but I'd say it's worth it.
>>82246535Define spicy. Do you by that mean pretty difficult and crunchy to play or what ? Because I'm quite the fan of croonch, actually.
>>82247028No, I mean the actual price is pretty high. But I like the crunch as well, anon.
>>82246032You realise prostitution is legal almost everywhere, right?
>>82246677It strongly recommends multibasing.
>>82248222What? No. You may use some markers, but nothing needs to be multibased. You might have been thinking about Lion Rampart.
>>82248338I just read the rules though
>>82248367Have you heard of sabot bases? Or trays? I am actually sorry and have been in the wrong, because I misunderstood you - just because of how easy is your problem to fix I thought it could not have been legitimately brought up.
>>82235815You are not welcome here.
>>82248429I don't own any trays and my ability to make things from scratch is also non-existent.
>>82248492>cut a piece of cardboard>flock itDone.Dude, seriously. It could not be easier.
>>82248492Buy some?>>82248689Cardboard sucks.
>>82248715Just buy MDF or plastic trays.
>>82248715>>82248729Forgot the link.https://sarissa-precision.com/
>>82248729Cutting MDF is incredibly difficult. >>82248699>buy movement trays for a game you might not even like
>>82248853>he can't afford MDF
>>82248931I have MDF, I just can't cut it that cleanly.
>>82248943Then buy some already cut.
>>82248947But I don't know if I'll like the game yet.
>>82248985cut out cardboard pieces in the right size and write the unit types names on them and play the game a couple of times to see if you like it. If you do, great invest in it. If not try something else
/HWG/ POLL --->Favorite era>How often do you play games>What do you rate your attractiveness on a scale of 1 to 10
>>82249619Antiquity (Macedonian successors and Late Romans).Never.7.
>>82248985That's the point of using cardboard or whatever, it's a means to an end; yes they suck but their purpose is to see if you like the game. If so then look for better solutions if not then bin them and move on. I'm seeing a lot of complaining and saying why you can't do stuff and why any suggested solution is bad/won't work. What kind of answers are you expecting, your only options are A) buy something B) make something C) give up and so something else, that's it, pick one.
anyone know where I can find a PDF of pic related.I'll also accept any other ruleset suitable for the Danish-Prussian war
Anyone got the FoW Bulge pdf? I might buy a physical copy, but want to have a look first.
>>82249619>Colonial, WoR>Never!>10, I'm probably the hottest guy in this thread
>>82250401>10, I'm probably the hottest guy in this threadNoYou are not
>>82250554At least these guys are well dressed. Half the guys I saw at Historicon looked like Warhammer 40k playing slobs
>>82250401You look like a fag
>>82250617That's just regular Americans. I don't know why but Americans hate wearing anything except cargo pants, tees and sneakers.
Who makes the best Napoleonic British riflemen/light infantry? Perry seems to have a good selection.
>>82249619Napoleonics and post-WW2Not often, bigger games about once a month, want to improve this.6.5
>>82249619>18th Century>About once a month>7
>>82251392Are you saying I should buy Voltigeurs instead of Rifles?
What's a good 15mm napoleonics mini seller similar to perry in cost and quality?
>>82252461none because comparing with plastic is stupidbuy AB
>>82251855You do what you want, I just want you to be aware you're trying to play ZOGbots
>>82249619Medieval1-2 times per month6
>>82249619Non meme ww2Minimum once a week, many times twice a week. 7 not fat.
>>82249619>WW2>1-2 times per week>rapidly deteriorating with the ravages of middle age as a proper Tom should
>>82251095What exactly is wrong with that attire to spend 12 hours playing games/shopping? I'm playing with fucking toy soldiers not hosting a client in my office.
>>82249619WW2Maybe once a month now, having a kid has killed my hobby timeI dunno, maybe 6, 7 on a good day if I or if I dress smartly? 5 if I slouch. 8 if someone likes British accents, because I've got a posh accent and apparently that works for some people. 3 if they hate the accent.
>>82249619Ancients. Not enough, I haven't played since summer. 8.
>>82254053I meant in general. It's the only clothing besides ill fitting baggy suits that Americans have. Suitable for gaming though.
left: magister militium hallmark 1/2400 spanish great shipsright: tumbling dice 1/2400 small spanish galleona great example of why mixing different manufacturers doesn't always work even if they are allegedly the same scale
>>82249656>>82250401>>82251473>>82251552>>82253384>>82253502>>82254258>all of /hwg/ is well above average attractiveness
>>82249619WW2Once in 3 yearsUgly tranny/10
>>82249619>Cold War>Every 2 weeks or so>>>82255558Weren't great ships a completely different class from Galleons - iirc they were armed merchants - usually Carracks, rather than the custom built galleons for warfare.Great Ships would have been larger and longer than galleons, especially a small galleon - I'm pretty sure my TD Spanish small galleon and Large Carracks are quite different sizes.The cast rigging on the TD miniature is probably a big part of what's causing the difference imo.
How is L'Art de la Guerre?
>>82256116It's fairly common for history dorks to have inflated egos from my experience.
What size round base is used for 28mm command with three minis on it? I see Saga and other systems place the commander, musician, standard bearer on a single base. Does anyone know what size base this is?
>>82249619>19th century colonial>once a month>overweight manlet but not otherwise hideous so probably a 3 (fucking a solid 8 though)
>>82256116I think it has more to do with how the 1-10 scale is currently absolutely devalued and so "7" means "average or lower average, but not actively hideous or fat".It's not that hard to be that in male 20's, where most of /hwg/ is according to earlier pools. I would give myself a 7, but just because I'm a solid 5.
>>82249619Anglo-Zanzibar WarI am only painting figs11
Hope you guys loaded up in the black friday sales before inflation gets worse.
>>82261489Are there any Black Friday sales worth mentioning? It doesn't really seem like any real manufacturers worth buying from will have one. At least Osprey will probably have one on the actual day.
>>82261489>Euro black friday deals>10% off selected itemsIf they're not going to do it properly they shouldn't even bother at all.
>>82261579>>82261874Warlord Games is having great deals!
>>82262715Yeah.Great Deal for 'Black Powder 2nd edition Starter Set'
>>82262867Fun game, great minis! Might cop
>>82261874I bought stuff at 50% off from Wayland and Northstar was 20% off everything for Salute.
>>82262715What deals could warlord possibly have? Reverting their prices for a couple days back to what they were 8 months ago?
>>82265099That's literally all they did, and it's only half a dozen black seas boxes FUCK warlord Games! It's literally old GW employees trying to still be GW
>>82214832Check out Great War spearhead
>>82236494I group is really good, my biggest gripe is that many unit point values seem completely arbitrary/ random
>>82258563Good for small to medium games that don't require too many figures. See: https://madaxeman.com/ for ADLG AARs (you'll have to scroll back a bit for them).
I wish there was a folder in the OP that had scans of flags for me to print. Does anyone know where I can get flags short of buying them?
>>82258554as far as I understand great ships come from the carrack lineage but are full on warships characterized by their large fore and aftcastles (literal wooden castle-towers at this point).Galleons come from a different lineage and outlived the carrack.Anyway my point with the pic was to show how different ostentisbly the same type of ship is between different manufacturers. Especially when the source material is so vague
>>82267609For what period?
>>8224961930 Years WarI don't play gamesMy wife says I'm an 8, but could be a 9 if I worked out more often. I personally don't think that high of myself.
>>82251095>cargo pantsAre top tier man wear, thank you very much. I get all my clothes from a Finnish military surplus shop, and I don't even play 20th century games.
>>82267811All of them. Dark ages, HYW, WoR, Colonial, ECW, etc.
Are non infantry heavy 750-1500 point lists any good in battlegroup?
>>82268015I got a knife from that shop. I keep it next to my bed in case any darkies ever appear.
Is it just me or is the 15mm options for ww2 just not that good?Like they all look very chunky and I really dislike that style
>>82268015I've honestly never thought to buy military surplus. Surprisingly cheap after looking, is it weird to wear that shit even if it looks like a normal jacket/pants?
>>82269976Tanks are good, battlefront plastics are getting very good. Zvezda is very random, low detail, too high detail, unacurate, too acurate. Psc warly infantry has quite acurate proportions way less hero. Soviets look good. BF early stuff is very rough or dificult to get, soviet AA guns don't even look like the real ones and the t35 is a pain to asemble. PSC and BF had a strong price increase this year. Uniform variety is not great, for example soviet marines or sappers with body armor look terrible or don't exist. You can collect everything used during the war by a nation and fit it in a big box. The scale is great, has less compression, but the miniatures look good. 6 and 12mm are interesting but don't look as good.
>>82265146What, you don't want a minor discount on shit they can't otherwise move? Fookin spoilt, m8.
>>82270050>is it weird to wear that shit even if it looks like a normal jacket/pants?No, not at all. Wearing army boots is a common thing at this point, and one or two pieces of milsurp in an otherwise civilian outfit won't stand out at all. Just make sure to do a quick check for legality: in my country it's legal to wear milsurp only if it contains no insignias indicating rank, yours might have somethig similar.
>>82270411Yeah the vehicles are fine I meant the infantry only sorryAnd yeah, uniform variety is another problem I have, it seems to be pretty limited and it's even worse with BF making all of the metal figures OOP and so you're left with 1-2 plastic kits and a few of the shit soft plastic figuresI've heard the PSC soviet's were pretty bad, like the detail was very soft, is that true in your opinion?
>>82271468Other anon. I have summer soviets and USA from PSC. and to be hones I don't like them too much. US is acceptable on quality level. Russians are meh. Weird poses and have to fucking glue them since most arms, or torsos are in parts. I personally would take any old metal BF over this. You can't even really get PSC where I live.
Are we doing secret Santa this year?
Could someone please tell me which tanks are available in platoons in the german list for battlegroup barbarossa, tobruk and blitzkrieg?
>>82273618Pretty sure that the anon that used to organise it has stopped posting. The /hwg/ community died a few years ago due to rampant shitposting.
Does anyone have any of The Knowledge Company's The Second World War series? I have crete, but I'd like to have some of the others (mainly the finnish war one)Here's the crete one (Merkur)https://mega.nz/file/1UtAyIoD#kUrhUluqCoJ92T84vgKsE9Gh28h3kF_jaCrY8t4aE5g
>>82269976BF plastic tanks are really good. infantry options are meh. I would stick to hard plastic if possible.
>>82250361I've been looking but haven't found a copy yet
>>82276159Have I been the undoing of that which I once loved?
>>82276159We did SS last year. It was my only gift for Christmas haha
>>82277842I can't even remember anymore. The years just blur together.
>>82277842We COULD do it one more time I supposed
>>82276159I still post sometimes, but yeah, I used to be way more active. Every thread is full of the same shitposts and ironic shitposting is still shitposting. I've also had to deal with some personal life stuff, so I've been busy. I'll probably organize it all the same, though.
>>82278948Good man, what have you managed to work on as of late?
>>82278948>>82276159Why can't people simple ignore it? Like... Just don't read it nigger LMAO
>>82279612>Good man, what have you managed to work on as of late?Mostly working on a hex and chit game while finishing college and looking for a job. That plus some life stuff that would basically turn into blogposting but I haven't been doing too well, but that's the trials and tribulations of life, y'know.
>>82268644Internet search-> imagesE.g. HYW Wargames banners....see results. Trawl for sites. Find things like: https://tmg110.tripod.com/british16.htm (and for other periods: https://tmg110.tripod.com/british.htm)https://web.archive.org/web/20180101100732/http://www.krigsspil.dk/download/download_3.htmlSave the site link, and ALSO SAVE THE WEB PAGE/IMAGES...they disappear, as sites are forgotten and not renewed, etc. There is no centralised location with information, nor many pre-made banners scaled to size, etc. You pretty much have to do that yourself, and find the correct arms and other stuff first. Build folders with relevant information.There's no easy way: I'm researching 14th Century Hundred Years War stuff at the moment. There is a fair bit of information around but its scattered all over the place. Some people do their own banners, you have to find them though, e.g. this guy has some for Medieval 1214 Battle of Bovines, the First Barons War and a few pages with some Medieval Burgundian stuff and Joan of Arc and companions: https://flagspennonsandbanners.blogspot.com/This site has arms listed for regions, but some cover several centuries so not always suitable but its a start: use the info, build from there. Click on the text, the images aren't linked for some reason.http://wappenwiki.org/index.php?title=Regions and some extant rolls of arms: http://wappenwiki.org/index.php?title=Roll_of_Arms...the rolls are very useful as they are more in-period, e.g. The Falkirk Roll shows English arms for the Battle of Falkirk 1298, the Balliol Roll shows Scottish houses from the arly 14th century, etc.
>>8227187115mm versions of PSC US Infantry, Soviet Infantry and early German box were poor....the later releases were all much better figures as they realised simply scaling down their 20mm sculpts wasn't really working for 15mm.
>>82279791Hope things work out for you anon, I've also dealt with a lot of stuff lately.
I'm trying zenithal priming on 15mm tanks for the first time and so far I'm liking the subtle effect. Normally I just prime black, airbrush main color, wash, drybrush original main color back over it, and maybe a kahki or dust drybrush on the highlights.
>>82280521NTA, but I'm working on something that will help the community in the long run with the flag faggotry. Imagine having a webshop where you can assemble the flags you need, with a scale/size selector, and have them colour laser printed and die cut on sticker paper. Question to all, what would you pay for an a4 sheet if this was a thing, and you could have any combination of any size on one page? Pricing per page, whether you need 100 flags for 6mm or a third of that for 28mm.
>>82284149I would much rather have an online catalog or flags where I can buy an unwatermarked file of the flag to print as many times as I want myself
>>82285879This, ordering printed flags from the other side of the world while I have a high-definition printer at hand's reach?Now I can hardly be bothered to order decal sheets.
>>82276742Look /newvola (r...d.ly)
>>82284149>Question to all, what would you pay for an a4 sheet if this was a thing, and you could have any combination of any size on one page?Less than what would cover international shipping
>Vallejo AFV sets only include mini bottlesDamn, nearly ordered one.
How to motivate myself to paint minis and built terrain. I bough to much stuff lately. Pls help I have no inspiration...
>>82291053Inspiration is for chumps. If you wait on inspiration you will nibble here and there and then wind up with a bunch of shit half-done that you don't want to work on and eventually give up. So forget about it, it's the path of doom.Try to make one hour a day to sit at your workbench. Now, ideally that means work on stuff there but the real key is to just sit there. No distractions, so you can't just shitpost on your phone. Music is ok. If you do this, you will inevitably pick something up and pick at it. After doing this regularly, you may find it will become two hours or even three. Every day. Things will get done and slowly creep off the table. Work on what's there, whether you want to or not. God knows I don't want to work on these fucking Warlord Bolt Action metal shitfigs, but by god it's do them or live with them on the table forever. So I do them. Sometimes this shit is fun, sometimes it's a slog. So just sit at the bench and do what you have to do, it will pay itself out over time. I painted 7,000 fantasy figures that way before a fire ate em all. And then I just started over again.
>>82291401Addendum to this: It is, of course, always best to try and paint your shit so it's really good. But that's not always possible. With wargames you have some give, you're not trying to win medals. So always remember that at a minimum it is always better to paint something badly than not paint it at all. These Warlord metals aren't going to look good no matter what I do to them, so I'm phoning them in because they won't look obviously shitty when in the midst of everything else. If you find later you can't live with the paintjob you can strip and redo it at will. But it's better to get a mediocre thing that will do the job done than to piss away time trying to make it perfect. You'll get better and faster as a natural consequence anyway, so don't worry about it. Sit, paint, fortune and glory will follow forthwith.
I need more games I can use my blocks in. I'd take any recommendation that fits this format. Especially games with scenarios
>>82291844>newvolaSorry you are going to spoon feed me
>>82291844Sorry you are going to have to spoonfeed me.
>>82291053See >>82291401Just sit down and paint. Maybe listen to music, audiobooks or podcasts while you paint.
Does anyone know if Twilight:2000 4th Ed. is likely to get any expansions/supplements? Has Free League mentioned that it's likely?
>>82291053I have pretty much the same approach as this Anon >>82291401>>82291493...inspiration is a flash in the pan: potentially powerful, but whoooosh...and gone. It's not a sprint, it's a marathon, a grind. Embrace the suck.If you do something often, your brain will re-wire itself to expect that activity and with time you will *want* to do more of it. Focus, do it, avoid distractions. The first few weeks of change are hardest, but just get into the habit of painting a bit every day if possible (1 hr +). After that, you'll start finishing groups and units and that will become it's own reward and will feed your motivation. Persistence trumps temporary inspiration, and persistence and completion will long-term feed a baseline enthusiasm that becomes part of you. >>82284149What this Anon >>82286200...says is true: supply lines are increasingly fucked, better to have something that can be sold "digitally" and printed, but I don't know what anyone would pay for that. I tend to just find online images of flags/banners, re-scale them, paint over the image using it as a guide and use that. Not perfect or as nice as some of the professional stuff some flag makers sell, but it works for me.
>>82293856A grind? Embrace the suck? This is a hobby. If you don't enjoy it, if you have to force yourself to do it.... Just don't do it. Find another hobby, one you actually enjoy.
>>82293916>A grind? Embrace the suck?If you want to finish units and play decent games...yes. What you get out of your hobby will depend on what you put into it. Simples.
>>82291844thanks, got it
>>82293916>one that you enjoyPost this in /v/ and watch that dump explode.
>>82293916So what happens when you're not feeling it, or shit isn't turning out? Just quit? That's how people get giant shelves of shame and nothing done. So that's a bullshit approach. What you have to do is enjoy the process, and that comes from doing it often and regularly. Once you make it a habit, it becomes harder to not do it than to do it and all the grunt boring shit just becomes automatic instead of a chore. But waiting around for the inspiration fairy or expecting it to be joy and sunshine all the time is just a certain way to fail.
>>82295084>>82293916>>82293856It helps to have various things going on. Too dark to paint details? prime these other guys. Run out of terrain supplies? Glue those models.Out of everything? Do research or watch relevant youytube videos.>t. guy with ongoing /hwg/, /awg/ and RPG projectsI can't enjoy procrastination anymore, someone kill me.
>>82295493>I can't enjoy procrastination anymore, someone kill me.You have become enlightened, Tom. You are now one with the grind. You will be blessed with many completed projects.
I have returned to ask again for recommendations of any double blind wargames similar to Kriegsspiel, got recommended Kriegsspiel last time when I didn't know what I was looking for and I've got a game together but I'm curious to see other system as well. So if anyone knows any.
>>82295647The important thing about Kriegsspiel is that it is a tool to teach about managing C&C more than anything. Any wargame can fit here as needed. Blucher could work. Altar of Freedom could work. Lasalle could work. Bolt Action could work, even, given enough handiwork. Saying "we require additional information" is a bit of a null thing but it helps here.
>>82295493This is exactly why I have several projects going at once and rotate. Almost all of it eventually gets finished.
>>82293664Nvm, watched their FAQ video and they said they are indeed working on additional supplements.
I feel totally drained from my napoleonic project, it's way too daunting to have to plan out a 500+ mini collection
Running through my first ak47 republic game. Really like the quick pace. Still gotta base everything and get a mat
>>82298193what army and scale
>>82298193What size minis?
>>82286724Thank you fren.
>>82276159>>82278948When the going gets tough just remember that there are several entities which have a vested interest in seeing communities such as ours falter.
>>82298236Looks pretty good even unfinished, and looks fun. I particularly like the Alouette you got there on the left.
>>82293664One (the reworking of the Black Madonna) is already in the works.
>>82299271Thanks, the G-car and Lynx are both 1/100 resin casts from armaments in miniature. I had to wait a month for the guy to fix the Alouette mold, but really like the model
What would people recommend for Italian wars in small miniatures scales? Mate of mine is sculpting some gear to print
>>82302146Khurasan has some nice but expensive miniatures.
>>82302146I'd reccomend Impetus, easily, the designers paid special attention to it.
>>82302231I meant rules, the models will be free or at materials cost>>82302293cheers
Did the first part of basing some of my Greeks. In hindsight, I wish I waited with glueing all the miniatures before placing some sand as filler on them. Where I did that it's much easier now. >>82302146Seconding Impetus, it has some great stuff for them in its additional books.
>>82302377>>82302293It's funny, I tend to stay away from generalist systems, the guy sculpting this stuff though has been plugging Impetus something fierce but asked if there were more specific systems
How are forged in battle sculpts?Worth the money?Better detail/poses then the hard plastic flames of war infantry?
>>82303100I like them very much, but I haven't seen new plastics. They are better than old BF metals, though.
May any of the resident treaded vehicle enthusiasts tell me what kind of a tank it is?
>>82298236I can't avoid seeing the range compression. it feels unpleasent.
There was a picture showing a basic force for the O group and how many bases are actually needed. I even looked for it, but the threads already 404'd.Anyone cares enough to post it? I have my sights on some FoW spares and may end up doing a force.
>>82303417dunno what are you talking about bu here, picture straight from FBawyhm
>>82298236Work on terrain
>>82303417Are you referring to this? It's like 1/3 without any supportsalso look at this:https://fuentesdeonoro.blogspot.com/2021/11/troops-for-o-group-finally.html and fucking read the rules
Looking for your best 2d maps for battles. Should include elevation markings like contour lines. Any era is fine though black powder compatible (e.g. no airports) is ideal.
>>82305085>horse and musketif you have tts go to workshop and type "lto"there are many maps there that are based on real battles, plus usually theres a thumbnail of the original battle map to check.and/or go to Sam's honour website and the Might & Reason download section, where you will find a great wealth of maps of those battles..https://sammustafa.com/downloads/
>>82291053Finally I did some work today. Feels good and learned a few things today-White Spirit is not so good for paint stripping minis-PSC soft plastic sucks. It can't seat too long in the DOT-3, becomes very brittle. It also melts easily. I've put minis on the heater to dry them, PSC melted BF is all good. -Local blutac is now more expensive by 20% Fucking shitIt's nowhere near 50% of figs I had for painting, not counting the vehicles. Also why I should use green, sandy primer instead of white, black or grey ones?
>>82285879>>82286200>>82288192>>82293856Thanks for the feedback, then I won't spend development time on this. Will just make a script for myself to generate sheets and be done with it. Shame, I was hoping to make good use of my stickers friendly colour laser printer.
>>82305531Could still be a good idea, keep in mind the majority of historical players like warlord Games, black powder, etc. and the opinions they hold are not the same as what's seen on here. /hwg/ are all 4channers and the opinions here are simply not reflective of the community as a whole.
>>82303266Matilda II to be precise...
>>82302828The issue is that the Italian Wars, lovely as they are, are kinda caught in a gap where they can't be done with specialist late Medieval rulesets nor specialist Pike and Shot rulesets, so the best representation of it is done by a generalist ruleset that paid special attention to it because it was one of the designers' pet projects.
>>82249619>WW1 and Interwar>Almost never, usually solo when I do>Like a solid 6-7 but I work a job that some girls think is attractive so an 8 after they find out sometimes
>>82254053It looks gross and despite what some might say, first impressions matter and if people think you look like a slob, they're gonna treat you as such. It's not hard to wear something casual and comfy that doesn't make you look autistic.
>>82254053disgusting, dont you have any self respect?
Painting this woman from the third Barons War kickstarter.
This is her little boy playing the knight.
>>82309369I'm currently at the mechanic, but as soon as I get home sure
>>82308690>>82309167I wear a monkey suit 5 days a week, 12 hours a day at the office. If I want to wear cargo pants and a t shirt when setting up thousands of dollars of figures and terrain to run a game for hours for the enjoyment of hours, I'm damn well going to. If you don't to play because of that, you'd be welcome to fuck off back to the D&D nerds.
>>82249619Late Medieval - Pike and ShotLike twice a year, I'm mainly a minis guy and live in a sorta rural area8 and crippled in my right arm
>>82305531I missed your original post, I'd buy them in theory, the convenience of it is lessened by being in the antipodes during a postal crisis though.
>>82309720>monkey suitAre we being literal?
>all these 7s and 8sWhy yes, I browse /hwg/. How did you know?
>>82309369>>82309475Sorry for the shit lighting, best I can do in my little hobby dungeon. Great War Miniatures American NCO
>>82305531/hwg/ isnt your core market - you should be asking facebook boomer groups - they're your core market.
>>82305303>Also why I should use green, sandy primer instead of white, black or grey ones?The only reason not to use B/W/G is if you want the primer to double as basecoat. Otherwise it makes no difference since you'll just paint over it. As for choosing between the other 3, basically:Black - all your shadows are already filled and your blacklining essentially done so just block in parts and highlight some. Produces dark paint finishes thoWhite - Colours are very bright, coverage over white often sucks so more coatsGrey - Colours are balanced and will tend towards a neutral overall tone. Coverage is usually pretty easy, doesn't make the finished job look dark. (this is why grey is often the popular basic choice) Those figs are small enough to get away with any of the primer colours, so just use whatever's easiest to get.
Should I buy anything from victrix with the sale?
>>82310904I personally prime all my minis with khaki/tan
>>82310970Was there something they are selling that you were planning on buying? If not, and you're buying just because there is a sale, you're a textbook consoomer and need a lethal injection
Where for to get good Yeehaw minis?
still no scan of USA Bulge Comand Cards for fow?
Bumping this dead community.
Next monday I finally get the new wargame by Osprey, the one about the Punic Wars. I hope it's fun to play.
>>82319672Deserves to be dead
I'm looking at NK and China because I want to play the good guys in the Korean War. Would the shitty Warlord Soviet winter troops work for a winter-themed campaign?
My group is going to houserule out Saga's shitty "move in a straight line" and "all figures must be near of the first moved figure" rules and no one can stop me
>>82322600you could just play a real wargame that's not targeted at 40kids and casuals instead
>>82322633What do you suggest anon? Lion Rampant?
>>82322893skip the medieval era, desu
>>82322600>Playing "I only rolled cocks and balls and no assholes so now my troops don't know how to breathe: the wargame" in the first place
>>82321866>Would the shitty Warlord Soviet winter troops work for a winter-themed campaign?No.
>>82322633We're going to try Brytenwalda soon, but Saga is fine, I just don't like some of the 2e changes. >>82323445Any roll allows you to activate your units, it's only special abilities that require certain rolls.
Anyone have the new American Book? Can you throw a few pics of the formations up especially the Pershing platoon, please.