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Patrols in the Sudan / Comments on Duffers drift
« on: February 19, 2019, 05:11:08 PM »
On the internet somewhere is  thing called "Duffers drift". It describes a  Brit versus Boer action. it has 3  narratives in order to illustrate various military points. Read it?

General discussion / Hologram gaming
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:16:22 PM »
Assuming that one day there will be games in which armies can be portrayed by little holograms. At what date will you be sitting down with your army all deployed and leaning across to move your heavy cavalry unit forwards?

General discussion / Short notice decisions
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:12:25 PM »
Have you ever attended a game, show or event at very short notice? "Very" can be defined as you wish.

General discussion / Sharing out your time
« on: February 19, 2019, 01:04:51 PM »
Time spent wargaming is time enjoyed (I hope; otherwise you are in the wrong hobby)??

What percentage of the time do you spend on

A.Setting up the wargames area.  Table, chairs refreshments.
B. Setting up the actual game before turn 1 starts. This includes pre-game.
C. playing the game
D.Post game analysis
E. Picking up the physical area (seeA)


May i suggest you copy the A-E and put your % next to it for clarity.
Don't worry if your percentages  don't quite add up!

Longships- Wrath of the Vikings / Viking day 2nd March update
« on: February 18, 2019, 06:34:54 PM »
So far martin, Stewart and Rob. Who else is considering attendance?
I will then book some tables

PBI / Mortain
« on: February 18, 2019, 06:32:55 PM »
This is one for Les.

Osprey-Mortain 1944 by Mr Zaloga

The Germans after WW2 attempting to cut off the US advance.
Les took me there a couple of years ago. Spectacular views too.
Les took me to the US observation area.

Bloody Barons / What is settled
« on: February 18, 2019, 10:25:14 AM »
In BB so far some things/concepts are fairly "settled".

These being
Wards acting as entities
Archers being integral to units
Scenery being big
Zone movement
4 base units

General discussion / Casualty bases
« on: February 15, 2019, 09:59:32 AM »
In PP games there are casualty markers.
How do you chaps make sure they are visible and clearly casualties?
Colour, shape, position etc..   ?

Grumbles / Death certificates
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:29:15 PM »
Death certificates are to go up in price  11????

Bloody Barons / Game on 13th feb
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:28:07 PM »
Stewart, Rob, Paul and myself player a BB game on weds. Still no cavalry or guns, but the chat on this forum is all being digested. Thanks for that.

Big win for Stewart's defending team.

What came up
Scenery movement needs modifying to prevent the "ridge line".
Some units get stuck out of order.
Scenario had little effect. This might be good or bad.
Ward recovery worked well.
Mercurial generals need some  modification!
Zone area recognition worked well. Stewart supplied bigger templates.

Good game. Lasted about 2 and a bit hours.

Pieces of Eight / Revell Victory
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:21:32 PM »
Just looking at some images of the Victory model 1/450th assembled. The kit is obviously to big a ship for POE but might be a good objective as a prison hulk or similar?
The model has a waterline option, which is good.
Anyone bought or going to buy this model??

Longships- Wrath of the Vikings / Viking day 2nd March
« on: February 13, 2019, 07:33:17 AM »
A second Viking day is proposed for 2nd March 2019. That is quite soon.
Who would wish and is able to play on that day?
Let me know on
peterpig at btinternet.com
I shall be going, because i have the soldiers in my ready box.

Longships- Wrath of the Vikings / Skirmishers etc
« on: February 09, 2019, 07:38:32 AM »
Used Welsh last night at club. The skirmishers were quite lucky, but created a a lot if problem for the enemy. Killing one base can cause a morale  test wherein the unit might lose 2D6. Enough to hold them back. Being free, the 3 units of skirmishers helped the Welsh lack of armour.

Rob used Swine head. It worked well but suffered deaths too. Killed my unarmored Welsh spears. probably good when you have some armoured men to make up the snout.

We also had 4 challenges. 3 resulted in death. Close and tense.

Great games.

Bloody Barons / Wolgemut
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:00:30 PM »
There are coupe of WOTR period music CDs available from Wolgemeut.
Shauspiluden and Shauspiluden 2

Bloody Barons / Other sizes
« on: February 05, 2019, 12:18:03 PM »
whilst considering BB I was wondering what others makers provide for WOTR.
If i could find the WSS WOTR special, that would help.

Here is what i know , but there must be more.
 someone must do something in 5mm.
Someone must do something in 10mm.
15mm Perrys did some, minifigs of course.
20mm. Must be something. Italeri
25+mm  Minifigs. Perry plastics. Old Glory?
40mm  anyone?
54mm plenty of collector figures but no so many wargamable ranges. Think Hobby bunker has a range.

This is a "chat" topic and not intended to help me buy anything that PP does not already do.

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