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Messages - Leman

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General discussion / Re: Sausage
« on: January 26, 2020, 04:14:27 PM »
Iíve seen sausage crest used to refer to the crest on a Bavarian Raupenhelm. Wouldnít be surprised if at least one German jaeger unit took a sausage dog to war as a mascot, especially as the pack in the later part of the C19th was made of badger (dachs) hide. As Henry V is alleged to have said, ďWar without battles is like sausages without mustard!"

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Bloody Barons / Re: BB update
« on: January 25, 2020, 02:09:32 PM »
I notice that the command markers for the new version are now in the catalogue, although as yet there are no photos. I am holding fire with my Christmas vouchers until the rules also appear.

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Bloody Barons / Re: BB update
« on: January 25, 2020, 02:07:07 PM »
The first mat I ordered from them never turned up, but they did make me another and sent that without a quibble.

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Bloody Barons / Re: BB update
« on: January 25, 2020, 12:11:56 PM »
Good to see they are back on track.

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Eye Candy / Re: ACW Reinforcements
« on: January 25, 2020, 11:58:19 AM »
Great work again.

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Bloody Barons / Re: BB update
« on: January 24, 2020, 03:47:30 PM »
Who has done the mats?

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Workbench and Suggestions / Re: Little Big Horn Visitor Video's
« on: January 22, 2020, 09:23:51 AM »
Not feeling well today so will follow that one up on my Fire TV.

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Square Bashing / Re: First game of SB - RCW
« on: January 21, 2020, 12:09:56 PM »
Yes indeed, a road much travelled. For me the whole point of wargaming is to see what happens given an army of the period and its historical opponent(s). Usually ends in a fun and friendly discussion in the pub of what went right and wrong. As an example, if I play French in a FPW game I am happy to make a better show than the historical commanders, even though this is most likely to lead to a defeat (1870 Krupp guns are no laughing matter). I also try to follow the military doctrine of the time, so chassepot armed French cavalry donít get off their horses until late 1870, instead sitting back to eventually charge in to ease pressure on the infantry.

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Square Bashing / Re: First game of SB - RCW
« on: January 20, 2020, 08:31:17 PM »
Well there you go - playing the game wrongly since publication - what larks!

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Square Bashing / Re: First game of SB - RCW
« on: January 20, 2020, 01:59:58 PM »
Looks very good Brian. Check on the placement of terrain. I think the rules state they cannot be directly adjacent to one another (although the attacker may have had dice rolls to move the terrain). A very good game and all my stuff is packed ready for the club on Wednesday morning.

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General discussion / Re: 2020 plans
« on: January 19, 2020, 04:40:34 PM »
And donít they look good!

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Army Tutorials & Gallery / Re: RCW - Bolcheviks (1918 - 1920)
« on: January 19, 2020, 04:38:46 PM »
Terrific looking game and figures.

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General discussion / Re: 2020 plans
« on: January 19, 2020, 04:30:51 PM »
Wardy, Blue Moon have a very nice and fairly comprehensive range for the Boxer Rebellion in 15/18mm. I donít regard them as 18mm, but they are definitely a larger version of 15mm. However, the range is there and ready to go. Also Irregular do a colonial 15mm range which includes appropriate Chinese, Russians, Japanese etc. Depending on your age you could wait for a new range to be researched, designed, sculpted and marketed with an accompanying set of rules if you are looking for a PP answer to your desires, but that could be a long time or never depending on the viability of such a range.

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General discussion / Re: Use them or lose them
« on: January 19, 2020, 04:21:22 PM »
Iíve just received an order from Warbases for one pack of MDF Squarebashing markers.

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General discussion / Re: 2020 plans
« on: January 19, 2020, 11:54:46 AM »
This is likely to be a very quiet year for me as I prepare my house for sale, prior to legging it to a saner country. Will likely develop my WOR armies for the new version of BB, and like Brian above, I am planning on using 10mm figures I already have for playing more Neil Thomas C19th games. They are very easy to learn, as they are very basic, but then each army list and each historical scenario adds some very interesting period and army specific twists without cluttering the core rules - a very straightforward game to set up, but you need to be on your toes to master your armyís strengths and weaknesses, which, as in history, are not perfectly balanced. These rules ar not for DBX fans. I am also going to see if they will work with the ACW and the South American Pacific War.

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