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Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Captain Darling » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:55 pm

Well I like men with plans and goals! What are yours for this year?

2017 for me well...

Get lots more VSF modelling and gaming on the go.

Road Trip to Melbourne Little Wars if I can convince a couple of mates to come along!

Try an AWI game.

Try a Blucher game.

Play more WW II games than usual...

I'm sure there'll be the regular table top and board games with mates too...
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Re: Plans For 2017?

Post by Dropbear » Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:47 pm

My plans involve more gaming than I have done over the last two years, stick to one set of rules that can be used for any skirmish game and wait with much anticipation for the "A Right Bloody Mess" 1930's Australian civil war sourcebook to be released.

Game wise I intend to play a Napoleonic skirmish campaign using 15mm figures, F&IW games with 28mm, WW2 with 28 and 20mm (not at the same time).

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Re: Plans For 2017?

Post by Midshipman Easy » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:57 pm

Remember that you only make plans so that you have something to change!

PLans for 2017;
1. Complete the ACW armies. (don't buy any more, don't buy any more....)
2. Assemble, paint and play a 15mm Napoleonic army (Austrains look nice...)
3. Complete a number of major items on the wife's "To Do" list (ie things for ME to do)
4. Get an ACW campaign going.
5. Make serious inroads on the painting stash.
6. Aleviate the storage issues in order to fulfil number 5.
7. Don't buy many figures. (Nah!)
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Re: Plans For 2017?

Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:54 pm

Great looking forward to lots of AARs and painted figures in your respective posts...
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Re: Plans For 2017?

Post by Admin Fella » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:33 pm

I have just delved into a project I have wanted to do for years - an Old School 40k Metal Imperial Guard Praetorian and Mordian Army. Purely painting project and if I can complete that in 2017 I will be happy.

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Post by Tyberius » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:13 pm

For 2017, I wish to get back into ancients. After a 13 year break not counting the junior general games I played with my kids
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Re: Plans For 2017?

Post by Chuckie » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:27 pm

Wow, for some strange reason virtually same as last years?

Anyway:

1. Finish off what is on my table.
2. Game an extended WW2 scenario.
3. Strange urge to build and paint a Stuka???

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Post by Midshipman Easy » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:46 pm

That is not strange. That is vital.

I have 2.
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Re: Plans For 2017?

Post by Captain Darling » Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:05 pm

Sounds like we may see a lot of action on the forum ROF 2017...even if it only a handful of us...

Well got my first VSF game under my belt now to write the AAR...

Only strange if it's 1:1 scale...
Chuckie wrote:3. Strange urge to build and paint a Stuka???
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Post by Chuckie » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:21 pm

Ha, thanks guys. Strange as never even considered planes as always been into armour and infantry for WW2. Saw a kit at our local and compulsion to buy and build????

But hoping this will be cracking year for this forum.

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Re: Plans For 2018?

Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:56 pm

Okay beside ‘the same as last year’ what’s your plans for 2018 :roll: ...

For me...

Get at least half a dozen FUBAR VSF games in of course.

Developed The Great Antipodean Adventure idea and get the Very Uncivil Australian Disturbance under way.

Do the Road Trip to Melbourne Little Wars, I have one definite co-conspirator enlisted already :D ...

Try Maurice Rules.

Play more TW&T and Longstreet.

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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Midshipman Easy » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:01 am

Same as last year, plus ...

Play "Longstreet" a few times at least.
Sort out some of my 15mm Ancients for "L'Arte de la Guerre".
Play some games of "Blucher".
Try not to get into anymore periods,scales or rules!
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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Dropbear » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:02 pm

Like every one else, a bit of the same as 2017, withthe following modificaions:

15mm WW2 gaming using the 'Disposable Heroes: Point Blank" rules. This will also be mixed in with a bit of 20mm WW2 for the same rules, as my gaming buddy has 20mm figures to use.

Small skirmish games using the "Open Combat" rules I just purchased: the rules are very flexible and intended for a small handful of figures. I am putting together a 10mm Lord of the Rings setting for this, and want to do some 28mm Ancients (Romans vs Germans... need to do research in to this period, but really want to use the Aventine Miniatures EIR figures, as they are amazing).

IF the stars align and I am not off with my second job, I hope to get to Little Wars Melbourne for the first time. As it is being held on a Saturday and not a Sunday, I have a better chance of going than normal.

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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Captain Darling » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:46 pm

Hey Easy and Dropbear!

Great stuff!

Easy are you part of the 1/56 ACW Longstreet group playing at Cancon?

DB you may make Little Wars Melbourne, hope you can I’ll buy you a beer or two Saturday evening!

Cheers!
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Post by Dropbear » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:37 am

Captain Darling wrote:Hey Easy and Dropbear!

Great stuff!

DB you may make Little Wars Melbourne, hope you can I’ll buy you a beer or two Saturday evening!

Cheers!
If the stars align we will have to do some planning for this. Hopefully I will have a better idea if I will be able to attend in the next three weeks or so.

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Post by Admin Fella » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:33 pm

My plans are very simple, to complete a painted army! While I love WWII, it is likely to be my "escape" genre, Warhammer 40k. :shock:

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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Chuckie » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:58 pm

I am so happy to report that in 2017 managed to complete the table "lay abouts".
Now 2018 will be gaming year.
Spent heaps of time painting etc and now to enjoy.

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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Captain Darling » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:45 pm

Looking forward to lots of AARs from you on the board this year Chuckie!

And Mathew even though it's Warhammer :D I hope you get that army completed...
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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Midshipman Easy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:56 am

Captain Darling wrote:Hey Easy and Dropbear!

Great stuff!

Easy are you part of the 1/56 ACW Longstreet group playing at Cancon?

DB you may make Little Wars Melbourne, hope you can I’ll buy you a beer or two Saturday evening!

Cheers!
I don't know how I missed this post so my apologies Captain. Yes I am playing in Cancon, my first Cancon as a participant and my first game of Longstreet. :shock: :oops: :D What could possibly go wrong?
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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Captain Darling » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:32 pm

Midshipman Easy wrote: Yes I am playing in Cancon, my first Cancon as a participant and my first game of Longstreet. :shock: :oops: :D What could possibly go wrong?
Shall I list the ways it could go wrong...nah not enough time!

Longstreet is a favourite of mine I hope you enjoy it hopefully you’ll grace us with a report and some pictures!
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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Midshipman Easy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:08 pm

The plan is many pictures and AAR's.
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Post by Chuckie » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:42 pm

Bugger Capt. The pressure :)

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Re: Plans For 2017? Make that 2018!

Post by Admin Fella » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:03 pm

Captain Darling wrote: Mathew even though it's Warhammer :D I hope you get that army completed...
I am looking forward to getting it done, for collecting and painting offers as much as gaming these days. :)

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