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Eye Candy / Re: 1914 BEF
« on: Today at 06:00:24 PM »
The initial BEF force is now complete (apart from the Scottish machine gun, which is on the painting block), and can be added to at leisure. I have ditched the Saga idea for now and am getting straight on with the German opposition.

First the whole force, followed by a few closeups.

General discussion / Re: Never Satisfied
« on: Today at 03:17:50 PM »
Yes indeed Mike. I have just been admiring someone’s figures for the simplicity of the painting style, which nevertheless is very effective. It also has the advantage that the figures get onto the table quicker.

General discussion / Re: Brush Cleaner
« on: Today at 03:14:45 PM »
Be careful not to get them mixed up.

General discussion / Re: Brush Cleaner
« on: July 19, 2018, 05:38:18 PM »
Yes, I also use it and it is a definite Double Diamond and works wonders.

General discussion / Re: Things on the table
« on: July 19, 2018, 05:37:17 PM »

General discussion / Re: Historical mis-speaks. Listen up!
« on: July 18, 2018, 01:01:43 PM »
Tell the Texicans to stay, should have been heard as away from the Mexicans.

General discussion / Re: Things on the table
« on: July 18, 2018, 09:41:20 AM »
As long as the players are having a good time it really doesn’t matter if they leave a can of beer on top of a hill.
Unfortunately when players are having a good time that is when they get careless and arms start to flail. It is no coincidence that I rarely visit my club for an evening session - cans on tables is just ridiculous, thoughtless and shows a lack of respect for other players figures, terrain, gaming mats etc. Need I say more.

It does seem very odd that the news goes there first rather than here. I wouldn’t touch TMP with somebody else’s barge pole.

Hammerin' Iron / Re: Any new ships
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:36:15 AM »
Some excellent suggestions there. I can’t believe I read a post on another site from an American wargamer who lives by the Stones River battlefield but has no interest in  gaming the ACW.  :o

Squarebashing Next Edition / Re: Countdown to Battle
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:32:32 AM »
Good thinking! That’s me screwed then.

General discussion / Re: Things on the table
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:30:34 AM »
7”x4” craft tray used for rolling dice. Usually kept off the mat, but  shown here for demo purposes. For size comparison this is a 10mm SYW game.

General discussion / Re: Toothpicks-a conundrum
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:22:52 AM »
I use both cocktail sticks, mainly for very small scale mass woodland areas (great for the 3mm ACW games) which are also great for making portico columns on 3mm buildings. I also use toothpicks, which are wooden and flat and pointed only at one end. These are very useful for making chimney stacks on the sides of 3mm card buildings. Incidentally, match sticks are great for making free standing 15mm ACW snake fencing.

Terrain and Figures / Re: MDF dies?
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:16:33 AM »
I prefer chunky resin buildings, such as the PP Normandy range. I do have a few mdf buildings, particularly in the smaller scales (although I also have a 28mm Roman watchtower). I have a couple of printed WWI planes and a generic 15mm steam engine, but their handling will need to be of the light touch variety. Not sure where things are heading but I am highly unlikely to buy a 3D printer.

General discussion / Re: Things on the table
« on: July 15, 2018, 11:12:19 AM »
My table is 6x4 so when playing a PP game for example, there is room around the edge for dice, charts etc. For my 6x4 games I am intending to buy two small card tables so that players have somewhere to put rules, dice, markers, cards etc. I have recently bought two small craft trays (7”x4”) for dice dice rolling. Food and drink on the table is very definitely a NO. Down the club there is something of a tendency for people to snack during games, especially small food items and drinks cans, as well as mugs of coffee. Some of the tables are 8’ long which allows for this, but most are not. I particularly dislike the habit some players have of bringing takeaway meals into the club, but not a lot can be done as these are often players coming straight from work for an evening game. I think it does say a lot about our modern culture that many people seem to be unable to go three or four hours without eating and drinking.

Eye Candy / Re: Plains Indians
« on: July 14, 2018, 08:31:17 PM »
Really attractive units. I like the horses with war paint added.

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