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Conquerors and Kings / Re: 15mm plastics
« on: September 03, 2019, 09:46:50 PM »
Mythic Games' "Jean of Arc" boardgame includes hundreds of 15mm plastic figures. They are really very nice figures indeed.

Workbench and Suggestions / Nordic heads
« on: August 21, 2019, 07:25:06 PM »
WW2 Danish heads...any suggestions for suitable figures to attach them to?
Same with the new cold war Swedes- just curious.

Bloody Barons / Re: Joan of arc Kick starter set
« on: August 21, 2019, 07:21:12 PM »
Yes I have this- I bought it just for the figures and terrain. I probably won't ever play the game itself as it looks like a real faff to set up. Likewise I suspect all the monsters won't get used either. Have to confess it surely sets a god precedent for 15mm figures in plastic by some enterprising manufacturer.

Bayonet and Ideology / Re: NEW figures
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:37:47 PM »
Can we expect to see some mortars and crews at some point in the SCW range? Not that there are lots of gaps- it's really quite comprehensive now but these are an obvious omission.


Bayonet and Ideology / Re: Field gun suggestions for SCW
« on: March 17, 2019, 10:30:51 PM »
Heresy it may be but most of my armies operate with basic trucks- green ones for WW2 British and Soviets and my Republican Spanish, Grey ones for the baddies of either nationalist or German persuasion. As the collection gets bigger more specific ones are acquired.

Bloody Barons / Re: Other sizes
« on: February 05, 2019, 06:44:33 PM »
5/6mm H&R, Irregular, Baccus
10mm Pendraken, Kallistra, Old Glory and a few from Irregular
15mm, Essex, Minifigs, QRF/LKM, Irregular, Lancashire, Gladiator, Roundway, Feudal, Donnington  and Khurasan -a while ago both Foundry and Front rank had some as well.
20mm Red Box (plastic), Irregular, Tumbling dice
25/8mm Loads really.... Front Rank, Old glory, Perry, Foundry, Minifigs, Warrior, Irregular etc, etc.

some bods down in Dorset do some rather good 15mm as well.

Bloody Barons / Re: It begins?
« on: February 04, 2019, 10:23:22 PM »
My ROF v1 armies have odd musicians for marking disorder, a powder barrel on a base for first fire, odd worried looking officers for troops falling back etc.. My "friends" took one look at my assorted WOR figures and decreed that man with wooden leg meant a unit that had eaten breakfast and the chap talking to a head was a unit that was distracted by the 15th century version of facebook.... they are rather too cheeky for my taste, I may need a new set of game opponents.


Bloody Barons / Re: Has anyone played Kingmaker?
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:58:59 PM »
Not kingmaker (though I did play it a lot way back) I rather like this simple campaign game from Vexillia for DBA rules...



Bloody Barons / Re: It begins?
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:31:55 PM »
May i humbly suggest a pack of special quality marker figures and use one of these on a small base adjacent to the unit to denote its status. These could be a suitable warrior demeanour figure or something else. Maybe a figure plus an animal perhaps? A noble hound for household, a chicken for levy,  or a goat/rabbit/cat/sheep for the retinue chaps.


Bloody Barons / Re: Pilgrim's progress
« on: February 04, 2019, 09:16:21 PM »
Just read the basic details on TMP- I like some of the ideas and intrigued by others. The WOR battles were more about leadership than cunning manoever so the area movement looks a decent idea- seen in Phil Sabine's works before but that isn't important. I have no real problem with smaller units sizes- although I will probably add more bases as I have them anyway. Look forward to seeing more details.

Graham (aka Owain)

Bloody Barons / Re: The next big thang
« on: December 24, 2018, 11:35:17 PM »
We have returned to playing Wars of the Roses games again using BB.

Generally they are liked at the club by those who like RFCM rules and tolerated by everyone else (which is better than normal).

Hers's what i think (and as I have all the figures and a decent grasp of the clubs thoughts this can be assumed to be a club consensus.

5 x 3 table . Possibly 5x2 table?  =Keep at the current size- we tend to play 6 X $ in any case.
Grids (yes/no)  = Suggest either no or optional. In my group grids are a divisive issue those that dislike them REALLY dislike them. It will be a hard sell trying to get them to play it if they compulsory.
Retention of present motivation system (not sure) =  Keep
AP. Probably.   = Keep
More, smaller units.  =  No, no and treble no......the smaller units in ROF v2 killed it dead for us (and the grids for many folks). We have big armies (well I have anyway), nobody wants to use smaller units and with this period in particular zippy little units are wrong, this wasn't a battle of maneouver IMHO.
5,6 to hit (yes I think so)  = Yep, fine.
WOTR specific  = Yes but I have no objection to including a section about bringing in foreign campaigns linked to it ie, fighting in France, Ireland or Scotland. allowing a few different armies would help spread the appeal- in my group I have large armies already so nobody is interested in raising troops- allowing irish/scots/french etc armies may help.
Pre-game long narrative. This is the events part of RFCM rules of that era. Be nice to retain this. = Yes keep a version of it but the current one in too long winded compared to (say) the one in ROF v1 which we love. In all honesty we like the idea of this in the current BB but have hardly ever bothered with it.

Would like to see a bit about amphibious actions such as the attacks on Sandwich added to the possibilities.

Hope this is of some use.

Bayonet and Ideology / Re: YWGS Participation Game at Vapnartak
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:52:02 AM »
Look forward to seeing this one- have played it using Rapid Fire years ago with a chance of the BT's bogging in the irregation ditches as well throwing their tank riders. IIRC they didn't make it very far.

Bloody Barons / Re: Alternative fight sheet for Bloody Barons
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:34:51 PM »
Are there any recent changes to the fight sheet as published here?

Workbench and Suggestions / Re: French motorcycle & sidecar
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:28:09 PM »
Also rather useful in Spain too I would have thought.

Announcements and Shows / Phoenix Show. Penrith, Cumbria. June 24th
« on: April 16, 2017, 09:18:00 PM »
Now in it's second year! We've obviously got something right last time.

Cumbria's only games show returns again to the Rheged centre near Penrith for a second coming this year.

Same format as last year, miniature games, CCG's, roleplay and board games. Trade, B&B ,food and fun. Still probably the flashest wargames venue* and a friendly show atmosphere. Plenty for the non-gamers to do and free parking.

Provided the painting plans proceed on time we'll be having a Battle of Dyrrhachium 1081 game on show in 28mm.

Link to the show page.

See you there.

* And AFAIK the worlds only earth covered wargames show.

Graham Minshaw

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