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by straylight
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4890

Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

great game that Darling, i can vouch that it plays out very well.

you won't be twiddling your thumbs :)
by straylight
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015
Replies: 19
Views: 4890

Re: Little Wars Adelaide 11/7/2015 - Update!

good news Darling, the test came back positive.... sorry, couldn't resist. Excellent news, catching up next week with the club reps to confirm games. The biggie looks like Waterloo in 54mm, 8+ tables in the middle of the venue. Massive game. Plus 6mm ACW and lots of other goodies. looking forward to...
by straylight
Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: 28mm Australian Infantry Platoon - Pacific
Replies: 8
Views: 1586

Re: 28mm Australian Infantry Platoon - Pacific

well, they are beautifully painted and based, well done. I have a good unit history of part of the Milne Bay campaign, included in "Purple and Blue, The history of he 2/10th Bn, Adelaide Rifles, 1939-45" and based on that I attempted a Steel Panthers recreation of the battle, alas, it was too ambiti...
by straylight
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: The Eureka Stockade To Breaker Morant Room
Topic: 1879 Russian Invasion of South Australia - Skirmish Game #1
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Re: 1879 Russian Invasion of South Australia - Skirmish Game

:) I should have spent more time selecting pebbles from under the mighty pear tree in the backyard but they do. Fine to represent rocky outcrops :!: . the adelaide plain is bereft of rocks Pete :lol: and yes, i'd love to give the game a go. (and I have a universal joint that you need to see) stu
by straylight
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: The Eureka Stockade To Breaker Morant Room
Topic: 1879 Russian Invasion of South Australia - Skirmish Game #1
Replies: 8
Views: 1541

Re: 1879 Russian Invasion of South Australia - Skirmish Game

great write up and a fascinating set of scenarios Pete.

Obviously fighting around the granitic tors area of the adelaide plains, judging by those boulders the colonials are using as shelter :)
by straylight
Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: Guess what - More dwarves
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: Guess what - More dwarves

nicely done fanai, love the way you have painted the eyes on the pistoleer in the green surcoat to look sideways down the line of sight of the pistol. Great painting.
by straylight
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: Home Guard/Early War British/Dad's Army
Replies: 3
Views: 770

Re: Home Guard/Early War British/Dad's Army

More Dad's Army stuff, Brilliant !

well done.
by straylight
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: The Sci-Fi, Pulp and Fantasy Room
Topic: 1880 Steam Powered Armoured Wagon - Completed Pics Added 23/
Replies: 15
Views: 2417

Re: 1880 Steam Powered Armoured Wagon - Updated Pics 23/11

I think this is how GDub started out Peter.

Have you left the option for LED searchlights and such ?

nice work: good, clean fun.
by straylight
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: The Brewing Cellar
Topic: Dad's Army/Home Guard
Replies: 6
Views: 3218

Re: Dad's Army/Home Guard

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they have come up really well, great job. Love the look and the character, the sculptor knows their stuff.

stu
by straylight
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:11 am
Forum: The Display Cabinet
Topic: Here is the Air Cav- Dwarf style
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Re: Here is the Air Cav- Dwarf style

nice work, very atmospheric.

are they 1/72nd conversions ?
by straylight
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: The Sci-Fi, Pulp and Fantasy Room
Topic: AQOTMF - Martian Tripods WIP
Replies: 6
Views: 1599

Re: AQOTMF - Martian Tripods WIP

ooooh, electrics. Right up my alley. Nice work Darling.

if you want some SMD LEDs soldering up or ideas on how to incorporate batteries etc, give me a yell.

stu
by straylight
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: The Terrain Place
Topic: Home Made 28mm Scale Trench - Completed Pics Added
Replies: 15
Views: 3847

Re: Home Made 28mm Scale Trench - Completed Pics Added

I believe they are using elephants as targets. Getting their eye in.
by straylight
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: The Kokoda Track Room
Topic: "A Bastard of a Place"
Replies: 35
Views: 8003

Re: "A Bastard of a Place"

more excellent photos, you've done a great job capturing what is a really difficult subject, jungle, jungle and more jungle. I set up a scenario in steel panthers many moons ago, based on Milne Bay, but could never come to play it, it was just too close to home. I feel the same way about Kokoda, som...
by straylight
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: The Kokoda Track Room
Topic: "A Bastard of a Place"
Replies: 35
Views: 8003

Re: "A Bastard of a Place"

Thanks Darryl, fantastic photos and commentary.

stu
by straylight
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: The Eureka Stockade To Breaker Morant Room
Topic: The Battle of Hsimucheng 1904
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Re: The Battle of Hsimucheng 1904

gee you guys do things so well. Thanks for the links and the pics. Always inspiring to see what you are up to !
by straylight
Sun Oct 12, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: The Rum Rebellion to Waterloo Room
Topic: Little Wars (Adelaide) Approaches, so do the French Frigates
Replies: 4
Views: 2754

Re: Little Wars (Adelaide) Approaches, so do the French Frig

I haven't played it, but it makes good sense. Like Wings of Glory, it overcomes the most difficult issue, that of simultaneous movement. It just looks and feels wrong to have one ship move up alongside another, to have the other ship then move off in its turn. I resolved that by allowing "Fire as Yo...
by straylight
Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: The Rum Rebellion to Waterloo Room
Topic: Lasalle - Intro games
Replies: 1
Views: 2497

Lasalle - Intro games

Darling was free last Tuesday and I was on holidays (teacher) so we got the long postponed intro game of Lasalle under our belts. I have played Lasalle maybe half a dozen times but not for a year, so the rules took some time to come back to me. We played 2 games, the first without terrain to get the...
by straylight
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: The Brewing Cellar
Topic: I have a problem I think
Replies: 6
Views: 3074

Re: I have a problem I think

you should seek help ! :lol:

nice collection, I agree with darling, terrific setup, good luck in Goulburn

stu
by straylight
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: The Terrain Place
Topic: Miniature Worldmaker Australian Company
Replies: 3
Views: 2251

Re: Miniature Worldmaker Australian Company

I've visited the "shop", the work is simply beautiful. The effort that goes into each piece is incredible. The guy (name slips my memory) works from home in Mt Barker and crops up on ebay from time to time as well as his webstore. I invited him to Little Wars 2014 but he declined, stating he didn't ...
by straylight
Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: The Terrain Place
Topic: Home Made 28mm Scale Trench - Completed Pics Added
Replies: 15
Views: 3847

Re: Home Made 28mm Scale Trench

Pete, I have a hot-wire cutter that you can use. I made it following the instructions in Silicon Chip, many years ago. It uses a PC power supply, a spring to keep the tension on the cutting wire and is set up to give a cutting throat of about 600mm and height of about 250mm. Cuts expanded polystyren...
by straylight
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: The Eureka Stockade To Breaker Morant Room
Topic: 28mm Scale ACW 13 Inch Mortar
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: 28mm Scale ACW 13 Inch Mortar

okay, so you whet my appetite for what this thing could do...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v7bLf2ipmA

I'm amazed they put the thing into schooners.

nice work Darling.

stu
by straylight
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Tavern Foyer
Topic: Little Wars Adelaide 2014 - Report
Replies: 10
Views: 3312

Re: Little Wars Adelaide 2014 - Report

ha ha, the two grey haired fellows in the first pic eh ?

Little Wars post convention wrap tomorrow at the Wakefield, 7.00pm, are you coming along Pete ?

stu
by straylight
Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: The Eureka Stockade To Breaker Morant Room
Topic: Battle of Elandslaagte 21st October 1899
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Battle of Elandslaagte 21st October 1899

where Darling goes, I shall duly follow. :)

great report too.