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General discussion / Re: Game mechanisms ( matchbox campaign)
« Last post by martin goddard on July 22, 2017, 10:44:13 PM »
Mechanism 8
Choose
This is the one wherein you roll a number of D6 and choose the best 3,4 etc. This is excellent because it can use the number of D6 rolled as the variable. This has been used by various rule sets, although i cannot name a single one of them! This allows a game mechanism to vary the number of D6 total or the number of successes or even the number needed for success.
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General discussion / Re: SCW program
« Last post by martin goddard on July 22, 2017, 10:41:08 PM »
Sounds really good. i expect he is travelling by train?
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General discussion / Re: SCW program
« Last post by Colonel Kilgore on July 22, 2017, 08:29:55 PM »
Excellent - many thanks Stewart!

I'd not heard of Quest before, but see that it is also on:
  • Freeview channel 37 [Quest+1 on channel 92]
  • FreeSat channel 168
  • Virgin channel 172 [Quest+1 on channel 173]

This seems to be the first part of a new series, and never-before-seen colour footage is promised.
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General discussion / SCW program
« Last post by Stewart 46A on July 22, 2017, 08:10:58 PM »
Sky ch 144, Quest Sunday 23rd 2200 Michael porttello introduces unseen footage about the SCW.
His dad was a republican but in a non armed role so as not to engage his brothers who fought for Franco.
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Bayonet and Ideology / SCW program
« Last post by Stewart 46A on July 22, 2017, 08:10:03 PM »
Sky ch 144, Quest Sunday 23rd 2200 Michael porttello introduces unseen footage about the SCW.
His dad was a republican but in a non armed role so as not to engage his brothers who fought for Franco.
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General discussion / Re: Currently Reading
« Last post by Leman on July 22, 2017, 06:40:12 PM »
Part way through Quintin Barry's 2nd volume on the Franco-Prussian War, which covers the much longer republican phase (and consequently this volume is much thicker). Quite a detailed account, including some very small skirmishes as well as the bigger encounters. Prince Frederick Charles is not emerging with much credit in the carpe diem department, meanwhile de Paladines appears to be a much better general than I suspected, but beset by amateurish political interference. One minor quibble is that the maps appear to be contemporary C19th, with a terrible, tiny hand written style font. I am having to use a magnifying glass to read them. I have just interrupted it to re-read Square Bashing in conjunction with Walter Schnaffs for an upcoming game next Friday.
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General discussion / Re: Printable .PDF listing
« Last post by martin goddard on July 22, 2017, 01:05:06 PM »
I have forgotten about that.  Simple job. Will get it updates this week


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General discussion / Re: Currently Reading
« Last post by martin goddard on July 22, 2017, 01:04:12 PM »
I got stuck with the large length and amount of names!!
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General discussion / Re: Currently Reading
« Last post by Colonel Kilgore on July 22, 2017, 10:27:38 AM »
Just finished Antony Beevor's "The Battle for Spain".

A long, detailed, very useful historically but ultimately quite depressing read. No fault of the book itself, but this period of history is very sad - particularly towards the end when Republican forces are thrown time and again in piecemeal fashion into doomed battles and mini-campaigns that have no hope of success, in a bid to support some equally doomed propaganda efforts.

Also to see how frequently no quarter was expected or given, with the mass execution of prisoners of war.

I probably shouldn't have been surprised by any of this, but it does bring home in some pretty gory detail quite what a tragic period of history this was.

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General discussion / Re: Printable .PDF listing
« Last post by Colonel Kilgore on July 22, 2017, 10:19:31 AM »
Hang on Les - we're still awaiting those Vietnam figures :)
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