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Re: Introduction

Post by jimmi » Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:05 pm

Thanks guys ! ,

It is a monster undertaking !, with a thousand details to get right, ... but worth it ! ,
...FPM are a beaut range of figs in 15mm. ... Good for those reeaally big games !
I've been a fan of Vietnam in 15mm since the mid 90's when i first became aware of Peter Pig Minis.
..I was playing MicroArmour (1/300) 'NATO vs Warsaw Pact', before this , so for me, 15mm feels 'about right' for a Vietnam Game at Company-plus size .
..., but with lots of detail (civilians, casevac, air support, hidden units/movement, booby traps etc) which is particular to Vietnam genre . ..sorta what makes 'Vietnam' a fun, challenging, period to play.

BTW...I also play 15mm ancients and started with macedonians thru romans etc. till i 'went medieval'
...I have painted a lot of sandals in 15mm ! hahahahaha !

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Re: Introduction

Post by paintpig » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:10 pm

Nice one Jim, welcome aboard. Had a good game of KK (quick and bloody :shock:) with Drew on Friday last.

I'm sure he will appreciate the time to put into rules etc.
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Re: Introduction

Post by Malty666 » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:41 pm

Hi all,

Have been a wargemer for about 30 years now and enjoy WW2 and ancients - although am just starting to get in to Napoleonics.

Spend a lot of time gaming solo and messing around with ways to surprise myself while playing.

Look forward to posting up AARs and sharing ideas with you all.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Admin Fella » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:35 am

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Re: Introduction

Post by fanai » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:25 am

welcome Justin to the forum
I am one of the lucky ones with a large group of guys who play lots of periods.
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Re: Introduction

Post by straylight » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:44 pm

ah, so this is where the cool historical gamers hang out 8)

Thankyou Darling for pointing me here.

I'm surprised it has taken me this long to find you, I foolishly thought TMP was the only real historical wargaming forum with links to Oz, apart from WAU, which I also frequent under the straylight moniker. Good to also see some internet faces here, Ty, Paintpig, Bluewillow and co.

Some excellent posts and projects on the go, great forums, well friendly and very diverse. Paul's work and Blog are simply outstanding, very inspirational. It is kinda' strange how historical gamers rely more on blogs than forums to spread their genius.

myself, I started with micro-armour in the '80s, dibbled and dabbled in various games until getting serious and finding time for the hobby in the late '90s. With only GW stuff on offer in the Naracoorte circle of friends, I sold up the microarmour (cursing myself now) and invested heavily in 40K and fantasy. The GW affair came crashing down around 2010 after having run Terracon for a number of enjoyable and boomer years and since then I've concentrated more on the historical side.

Mainly through Mal Wright's HistoryCon, Martin's Bugle Call and now Alan's upcoming LittleWars (SA) , the hobby side is growing again and with a recent move to Adelaide (Glandore), things are a bit more convenient. I've just spent the afternoon at Darling's where he introduced me to Longstreet in an excellent 6mm demo game. I'll be running a modified Trafalgar Demo game at Little Wars and look forward to catching a FoG game (Platea) and catching up with people at Little Wars. I'll head down to Southern Wargamers at Hove in a week or so and while GN is a long drive, it is well worth it from what I have seen at their excellent Open Days and great gamers.

My interests are:

Napoleonics (Lasalle is the bomb) in 15mm metals and 20mm plastics. I can field Austrians, French and some Brits.
15mm FoG ancients, Romans and Gauls/Brits
Age of Sail (1:1200 and 1:600) modified Trafalgar Rules
Wings of Glory
Making scenery (with electronic stuff embedded !)

I'm looking at getting back into micro armour, I gather the rules have moved on since the WRG stuff of the 70's and 80's :)
I've never played DBx, but I'd like to give it a go.
I'm staying clear of FoW (rules just seem to clang, but I love the models) and I'm resisting the temptation to join the Shed Krew in a Dystopian addiction. But a lot of the lads there have a hankering for good solid historical stuff.

So, hoping to frequent these boards a bit, with some time on my hands. Adelaide Gamers, if you want to catch up at a club or at a convenient location, feel free to drop me a message and we will see if we can get some dice rolling.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Admin Fella » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:00 am

Welcome mate, it is great to see some fresh interest in the forum.

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Re: Introduction

Post by womble67 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:26 pm

Hello I am a wargamer from Grimsby in the UK. And i enjoy Caesar Gallic War, FIW, AWI, ACW, AZW, And WWII.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Admin Fella » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:03 pm

Hello Mate

Welcome to the forum. :)

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Re: Introduction

Post by Dropbear » Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:10 pm

Welcome to the forum Andy - I enjoy the gaming periods you do too, so I look forward to some interesting post from you :D

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Re: Introduction

Post by womble67 » Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:19 pm

I would just like to thank you all for such a warm welcome.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Kokoda Guy » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:11 pm

G'day,

Darryl from WA. I've been gaming since 1977, starting with Napoleonics and progressing to WW2 for the first 10 years or so. About 25 years ago we formed a private group (as opposed to a club). We mostly play Campaign games. We've done a lot of Vietnam, some South American/Drug/Revolutionary, WW2, Wild West, that sort of thing and I am currently preparing an ICW campaign for 1922/23 As an aside I'm also working on some 28mm moderns for Afghanistan.

We are all "old school" using large tables (9' x 5'6") or in the case of The Bruneval Raid several years ago 25' x 9'. Rules have been a bit of a mish-mash starting with Bruce Quarrie, evolving those, then a few that didn't last until we settled upon highly modified Phoenix Command for almost everything up to Platoon sized engagements in the jungle.

That's about all to tell really. Looking forward to "getting to know" you all.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Dropbear » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:28 pm

G'day Darryl, and welcome to the forum.

I would love to see/hear about the South American games you have played - and to see what figures you used, as I have always thought this would be interesting to play.

And, do you have any photos of the Bruneval raid? a game table that size would be something to behold!.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Kokoda Guy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:02 am

Cheers, thanks for the welcome.
Dropbear wrote:I would love to see/hear about the South American games you have played


And, do you have any photos of the Bruneval raid? a game table that size would be something to behold!.
Funnily enough, I've only just finished a rundown of the Columbian Campaign for someone. I will redact some parts (umpires secrets and NFP stories :) and post it in an appropriate section here (AAR?) It ran for 12 months and involved a heap of people.

Figures were Esci Vietnam US and Vietcong, suitably painted, Russian Revolutionaries, airfix British Paras, some Boers, and some Airfix WW2 Germans, as I recall. (and one Airfix 1/72 Harrier Pilot as a Columbian army chopper pilot, whose shooting down kicked off the campaign. )

Bruneval? Yes, I think I have some pictures somewhere shot on a Box Brownie...(could it REALLY be 24 years ago now???). I will try to find them.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Kokoda Guy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:16 pm

Dropbear,

This doesn't seem to really fit as a Battle report, so I'll put it here by way of further introduction:

Possibly the most fun of all was our long running and extremely brutal "Colombian
Campaign" based on the drug/revolutionary conflicts in Colombia.
That one had a "no holds barred" rule as between players in deal-making,
intrigue etc. We allowed private meetings, conspiracies and alliances etc But to add spice, no-one actually knew all of the other people playing
except the Umpires and in general, the "goodies" and "badies" (subjective at best) were geographically and social group wise, separated
from each other. At the start of the Campaign everyone was given a list of personalities involved (that they COULD have known), sans real names unless
they were already natural "allies" ....and they had to feel their way from there.

We issued playing results, game orders etc by email and ONLY had the direct participants present at any game. Probably 80% of the action occurred off table.


This also allowed us as Umpires to run a couple of NPC's that no-one
actually KNEW were NPC's! A great little scheme!

..as I said..no holds barred!!! :)

By the time that campaign ended, the CIA had had US SOC assassinate the
President and framed the Head of the Army for it, who was executed; The
Head of the Army having the Vice President assassinated by FARC who
THOUGHT they were doing it for the Panamanian President... and totally
getting away with it, the DEA and US SOC killing the Red Cross
Co-ordinator unintentionally after intercepting the Russian arms for
FARC and planting explosives in the cases (disguised as Red Cross
shipment!) The DEA agent was murdered by the drug lord after
being abducted and released by FARC who issued a very public "secret"
order that he was never to be touched...CIA asset "Sandman" turning out to be the Interior Minister and next in
succession for the presidency after the assassinations and the CIA
quietly "retiring" the Police Chief with a Honey Trap.

The win went to the CIA Station Chief who
had been, one way or another, instrumental in around 2/3 of what had
happened in the campaign including a brilliant bit of underhand work in
tricking the Head of the Army into thinking that the Vice President (who
actually needed him)was trying to kill him..which cleared the way for
the US friendly "Sandman" to seize power.

In all 18 months of extremely hard work on our (Umpires) part...6 months
planning and 12 months of campaign. At the end we had a huge BBQ at our
place and managed to get all there, even the out of towners. Each player
stood up after dinner and gave their perspective on what had happened.
That caused some laughs and some snears....then the other Umpire and I got up and
read the log of what had ACTUALLY happened

Grand fun and hard to believe that it was all 13 years ago now!
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Re: Introduction

Post by Admin Fella » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:24 am

Hello Mate

Welcome to the forum. :D

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Re: Introduction

Post by Kokoda Guy » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:53 pm

Cheers Mathew

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Re: Introduction

Post by Captain Darling » Sat Oct 04, 2014 12:05 pm

Hi Darryl,

Welcome aboard! (I sound a bit nautical there...arrrrr matey...)

Some interesting themes you've listed, looking forward to your input.

I like you prefer gaming with friends rather than in a club environment, does make it hard to organise a game sometimes though.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Kokoda Guy » Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:03 am

Thank you Darling.... :D

It does sometimes but we have a hard core of 3-4 that can almost always be dragged together.

It DOES assure that we are all on the same wavelength though, which is important. We all accept that there are (many) times when the umpires will pretend to roll dice, purely for effect, and then impose what they think anyway. That leads to much more realistic outcomes, no petty "rules disputes" and a smooth game. You certainly can't run things like that in a club environment. Phoenix Command can be run very quickly and smoothly that way too, as complicated as it is...Let's face it, you usually have an idea of whether you have hit or miss. With friends you often don't bother working it out..you roll the dice and say "oh, that will miss....." move on. Anything doubtful, sure run the figures but if both opponents agree it probably hit, or probably missed, then that's good enough for us.

The Bruneval Raid, for example, was run in almost real time..three umpires and 6 players. The rules were basic but gave good results and when you said "what do you do now?" it meant NOW.."Oh, too late, wait til next round". Again, not possible in a club setting.

Anyhow, it's 0100 here and I really shouldn't be waffling on...

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Re: Introduction

Post by Gustav » Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:37 pm

After a post of some of my figs on LAF Captain Darling directed my attention to this spot and so here I am.
/Takes a small nip.

Live in Redlands nr Brisbane. Interested in most military history although Napoleonics and now also Colonials are my real interests.
Mainly a painter / collector rather than a gamer - mainly as I have not found any opponents yet :)

Currently building some Peninsular forces - British 5th Division and Reynier's 2nd Corps circa 1811 at Fuentes d'Onoro
Next project is looming !

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Re: Introduction

Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:09 pm

Hey Mark,

Welcome aboard!

I'm a bit far away to challenge you to a game...looking forward to seeing your collection!

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Re: Introduction

Post by Dropbear » Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:27 pm

Welcome Mark.

Always great to see new comers posting in the forum.

Hopefully you will be able to find an opponent through this forum.

Might I suggest making a post listing the scale(s) and rules you play to see if anyone can help out with a game for you?

I would be interested, but I am in Victoria, so it is rather hard to make it for a game.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:02 pm

Ah pick the people skiving off work on a Wednesday arvo: Gustav, Dropbear and um me...
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Re: Introduction

Post by Gustav » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:36 pm

skiving - multi tasking :)

Thanks for the welcome guys
ahh yes - scale
28mm for me, although I am sorely tempted by AB figs to go smaller, in fact even to 10. However not sure my eyes will allow me to paint those as well as I would like.
Have enough trouble with 28mm.

Rules
no preference as I have not found a set that seems to suit. Have looked at:
RtE, BP, C&GII, Muskets & Shakos, Lasalle and all have bits I like and dislike.
Saying that I would be happy to give anything a go as I think it is the spirit in which it is played rather than the written word that is important.

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Re: Introduction

Post by Dropbear » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:47 pm

Captain Darling wrote:Ah pick the people skiving off work on a Wednesday arvo: Gustav, Dropbear and um me...
If by skiving you mean taking a legitimate tea break, then yes, I was skiving :?

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