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Re: Introduction

Post by fanai » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:30 pm

welcome paul nice to see you here

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Re: Introduction

Post by Gaterohnn » Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:58 am

Hi all, maybe I should say I as well. My name's Damian. I've been on and off with historical gaming for many years but have this year been heavily involved in the Penrith historical group (Western Sydney Historical). I've got stuff for just about every game I have ever seen (hobby or habit? Not sure...) but at the moment am really keen on 28mm historicals and in particularly Field of Glory (both ancients and renaissance) and Rate of Fire WW2. I have also gotten myself into WAB...

Cheers :D

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Re: Introduction

Post by Admin Fella » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:17 am

Hello mate and welcome aboard. :)

You Penrith guys put on some great games. :)

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Re: Introduction

Post by Sparker » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:41 am

Hi Gator,

Good to have you aboard!

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Post by Gaterohnn » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:05 am

Thanks guys. Good to be here! :)

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Re: Introduction

Post by Dropbear » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:38 pm

Welcome to the forum Gaterohnn - i look forward to seeing some photos of games and minis :D

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Re: Introduction

Post by sztrave » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:54 am

I have been a member for a while but been a slacker and not posted an intro.

I have been gaming since about 1979 when some friends in grade 9 introduced me to WRG ww2 rules. And then my best friend and I started going to the Buffalo club in Brisbane, which then moved to the police club in Milton and then to Vulture St (where it reamins today). I did play some ancients with WRG 5th and 6th but got to hard for my brain - too much like work rather than fun! Moved on to Tractics and lots of plastic figures. Loads and loads of fun. Dabbled in Traveller RPG. But found my life partner and she is far more interesting than gaming so it reduced from 4 or more days a week to once or twice a fortnight! Moved away from minis and played 10 years of multi-player boardgames. Came back to ancients when DBM came out. Played for a couple of years but DBM just didn't do it. Discovered Armati but no-one else did ;-) So played a smattering of ww2 and ancients with friends. Then 5 years of IVF which drives you do do nothing and now two children - 2.5 and 4 that take up all my time.

So I hope to be getting back onto the 'scene' more when they are a bit older. In the meantime I am blogging my (solo) experiences (when I have time) with fast play ancient rules that play on a 2'x2' table. Just posted the summary of 10 rulesets replaying the same battle - Callinicum. Zama to try next.

http://shaun-wargaming-minis.blogspot.com/

I still search for the WW2 that are fast, fun and also give what I think are historical outcomes. I've bought loads and two of of three seems easy - it is the 3 out of 3 that eludes. I am slowly working on a homegrown set that will match what I am looking for.

Oh, and although I did paint about a 1/3 of the figures I own, I don't like painting all that much. I certainly appreciate a good paint job, but playing is my passion, not painting. Although I think I could get into terrain making if I had more time - that I enjoy.

Anyway, the short intro has turned into short story. I will stop now.

-shaun

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Re: Introduction

Post by Bluewillow » Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:29 pm

Hi Shaun glad to have you aboard,

I have added your blog to my blog roll, so I can go back and read when I get some time.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Admin Fella » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:17 pm

Hello mate and welcome. :)

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Post by Rosbif » Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:28 am

Hi all,

My name is Ben, but I go by the handle Rosbif on various forms (fora?) like TMP, La Bricole etc. I am a Napoleonics nut, so I suppose I'll be in the Rum Rebellion to Waterloo Tavern mostly. I'm a member of the Nunawading Wargames Association (NWA) here in Melbourne and also have my own blog Monsieur le Rosbif & Johnny Frog http://rosbiffrog.blogspot.com/ where I chronicle my wargaming exploits, current WIP and review books. I am restricting myself to the 1/72 scale at the moment due to starting this hobby just before the launch of the 28mm plastics (if ever there was a D'oh! moment, that was it). Metal 28mm is all the rage at our club, but is just that little bit beyond my finances, and what with the expanding quality and range of plastic 1/72 I don't feel too short changed. They match up quite well with the Minifig 25mm figures that others still have.

We're currently gearing up for our annual new year extravaganza, which this year is a re-fight of Aspern-Essling, 1809. You can see the details on the blog.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Dropbear » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:13 am

Welcome to the forum Ben, and it is good to see another Victorian... we are out numbered a bit here :lol:

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Re: Introduction

Post by Admin Fella » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:06 pm

Welcome mate. :)

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Post by Paul » Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:30 am

Ok, I´ll say hello before getting stuck in.
My name is Paul and I live and work in sunny Germany.
I´ve got back into modell painting about 6-7 years ago after a 30 year break. ...To Blame is the first lord of the rings film...just after it was shown here, there were games workshop figures (Uhruk hai I think) on sale...really cheap and with paints, so on impulse I bought some. Didn´t paint them and put them in a drawer...they are still there..but the bug had been reawakened!!
Now I have about 6000 ancient and medieval figures (oh yeh..I tend to call them bods :) ) and have recently started building planes in 1/72nd
This was my latest attempt.
http://paulsbods.blogspot.com/2010/11/r ... d-dh2.html
My main period of interest is medieval...all of it, 500- 1500, but I´m a bit of a modelling maniac...it it´s 1/72nd and I like the look of it...I´ll paint it!!
So...pass me a beer :)
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Re: Introduction

Post by Dropbear » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:12 am

Welcome to the forum.

You have some very nice work on your blog - I like the "Go West" (I have always wanted a wagon for my games).

Do you wargame or just the modeling/painting side of things?

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Re: Introduction

Post by Paul » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:45 am

Dropbear wrote:Welcome to the forum.

You have some very nice work on your blog - I like the "Go West" (I have always wanted a wagon for my games).

Do you wargame or just the modeling/painting side of things?
Thanks :) ...
I really wanted (and still do) to get into wargaming but there are so many things to paint...I never get any time.
I painted and based about 4000 Romans and thier enemies for wargaming but found I was repeating myself...so I moved to medievals...intending just to paint one of each figure available and then move to something else...over 500 figures later and ever new projects coming along...well the wargaming won´t happen...but I am interested in all aspects of the modelling hobby..some peoples skills in sculpting and painting leave me gobsmacked sometimes.
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Re: Introduction

Post by Admin Fella » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:34 am

Welcome mate. :)

I am a 1/72 scale person myself. Not a big colleciton though, but the intentions are there! :)

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Post by Paul » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:53 pm

Admin Fella wrote:Welcome mate. :)

I am a 1/72 scale person myself. Not a big colleciton though, but the intentions are there! :)

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The intention is what counts....and anyway a big collection doesn´t mean it´s a good collection :) My Romans I did at the start (6 years ago and did them in a bit of a rush) and the look...well..not good.

I´ve just realised....when I´m online you guys are all asleep!!
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Re: Introduction

Post by Dropbear » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:55 pm

Paul wrote: I´ve just realised....when I´m online you guys are all asleep!!
Almost :P

Some aussies are nocturnal creatures :wink:

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Post by Paul » Sun Dec 19, 2010 7:59 pm

Dropbear wrote:
Paul wrote: I´ve just realised....when I´m online you guys are all asleep!!
Almost :P

Some aussies are nocturnal creatures :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Introduction

Post by Cyrus » Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:52 pm

Hi Paul

Welcome to the forum. That WW1 aircraft on your blog is amazing :).

Cheers

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Post by Paul » Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:05 pm

Cyrus wrote:Hi Paul

Welcome to the forum. That WW1 aircraft on your blog is amazing :).

Cheers

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Thanks Mike :)
The DeHavilland ? That thing nearly cost me my sanity....the rigging!! :)
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Re: Introduction

Post by fanai » Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:04 pm

Welome paul my poison is Painting and sculpting but I game with my mates mainly 20mm ww1/ww2 and 15mm acw but I have a huge collection of 28mm fantasy and also sculpt from 20mm (thanks to Matt up to 200mm

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Re: Introduction

Post by scannablegoose » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:52 pm

Hi all!
New member on the board, currently resident in Brisbane.
I got my introduction to the hobby from 40k 2nd edition in my teens, but fell out of the hobby with the advent of 3rd.
A decade later, it was Flames of War that got me interested in the hobby again.
I only ever played a couple of games of Flames, and decided that it really wasn't the game for me. Lovely minis though!
Since then I've almost completely forsaken my sci-fi gaming roots, and focus mainly on the 20th Century.
Having said that I do have a whole heap of projects I want to get into, including Ancients, French Indian War, and colonials, to name a few.
Most gaming is solo due to time constraints, and I'm gradually sliding towards 6mm as my scale of choice for cost and space reasons.
Big fan of TooFatLardies, Ambush Alley and Ganesha Games when it comes to rulesets.
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Looking forward to getting involved in the Kapyong to Oruzgan room (amongst others).
Cheers
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Post by Admin Fella » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:03 pm

Hello mate and welcome

All those areas of interest are certainly covered here! :)

Solo gaming is something i am just starting to look at now. time constraints is a real issue for me and i to am looking to play some Ambush Alley and it has solo rules included. :)

Looking forward to seeing and reading about your projects.

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Re: Introduction

Post by fanai » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:46 pm

Thnt is 2 Brissie guys on one page - Hi Shaun and Paul -

Shaun know the history well -Played at Milton PCYC myself - first ww2 tratics agains Patrick and also had a Norman army

I am the other type who plays so I can paint - helped our group assemble a huge amount of 20mm WW2 to a high quality we also do WW1 in 20mm have a look at a few of my postings and see what our group has got up to Paul and Shaun - We are now in our 50's so we don't do clubs anymore and play at our homes instead

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