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General discussion / Re: All this talk of photographs
« on: Today at 12:54:38 PM »
Thanks Radar: at £10.99 - £5 = £5.99 (by the time I've made some other essential purchases), that sounds like a bargain!

General discussion / Re: All this talk of photographs
« on: Today at 12:18:23 PM »

Very nice picture (both photography and subject)!

Thanks too for the link to the tent. There were mixed reviews on Amazon, who have a £5 off for any £25 spend today (only): https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/b/ref=pe_3207811_362234491_pe_d/?node=7143867031

Did yours have magnets, as advertised, or poppers (as some have apparently found) to assemble it?

Remember its Martin I was asking for and other users of this forum who are not over computer litrate and may be a little nervous of posting pictures of their efforts.


Simon and I are trying to help - can you clarify what you feel is missing / confusing in our posts?


Very good point about it not being a good idea to post photos directly here (I see standards have been slipping at times...).

I think your question is in two parts:
  • what sites are good to store pictures on
  • how to then link from this Forum to images hosted elsewhere
We've done both topics a few times, but this might be a good place to revisit both of them.

Regarding hosting sites:
 - you use imgur.com
 - I use Tinypic.com
 - Simon C has previously suggested photobucket [assuming one pays], flickr, imageshack
 - one can also have one's own server / blog / website

Regarding posting the images here (once they've been hosted on one of the above sites or similar), you basically a URL / web address sandwiched between a couple of "IMG" codes. Most sites will provide these for you as an "IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards" link you can simply copy and paste into the body of your message on this Forum.

The way that these IMG codes (and others to format text in Forum postings) work is that you:
  • start the line with IMG (between square brackets - if I type the code here it will try to post a picture....)
  • then include the link to the image
  • finally close the instruction with /IMG within square brackets

There is a video showing you how to post images to SMF Forums (ours is one of these) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGTrPwvaV4g

The following discussions on this Forum might also help:




Does any of this help?

Bayonet and Ideology / Re: Buildings
« on: March 17, 2019, 02:03:17 PM »
Here is a site with card buildings on it. If you choose the Ho  1/87 the they are perfect for SCW.  You need some Spanish though.


I found that Google Chrome translated it all pretty nicely into English for me :)

Piggy Days and Competitions / Re: A Bridge Too Far
« on: March 17, 2019, 02:00:03 PM »

The Wikipedia entry might be a good start for research?


There are various things online - for example, here's a useful-looking article with some maps:


Piggy Days and Competitions / Re: More games days at Entoyment 2019
« on: March 16, 2019, 07:56:18 PM »

This sounds like a very worthy initiative, thank you.

I may struggle to attend much for the next few months but, in case I can get away, I'm very much a Saturday person (I usually have other duties on Sundays).

I am pretty happy to play anything RFCM-wise, so would be happy with any of your three options.

Anything else? That would be something to eat for lunch, and tea a gogo. Neither of which tend to be a problem at Entoyment!

Regiment of Foote (ECW) / Re: ECW Dragoons
« on: March 16, 2019, 03:47:44 PM »
Well they turned out rather well!

The research / rationale on your blog is interesting too, Radar, thanks for sharing.

Tutorials & Gallery / Re: Going for a 4th painting commission
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:00:10 PM »

Thank you for sharing all these - they look wonderful!

Piggy Days and Competitions / Re: SCW Day Entoymnet 16th March
« on: March 15, 2019, 04:53:48 PM »
Good luck to you all tomorrow - I hope you have a great time in Poole.

Longships- Wrath of the Vikings / Re: WSS 101
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:27:37 PM »
I thought the SCW advert would go nicely with the viking theme.

I sensed that there was a cunning plan. Maybe you know what their next theme is?

Pieces of Eight / Re: A nice surprise!
« on: March 14, 2019, 10:26:24 PM »
Simon did  a fine  job of the  rules. I need to promote them now.

He did indeed - well done, Mr Clarke!

Your video #45 [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba2XkT9SVcQ] shows the rulebook nicely, Martin - maybe promote this video to promote the rules e.g. when you post to TMP?

Longships- Wrath of the Vikings / WSS 101
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:58:26 PM »
The latest issue of Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy is now out.

I have yet to read it all through, but there's a strong Viking theme throughout, with some good artwork and photos of models.

Peter Pig gets a nice mention for the "Comprehensive" range of Vikings, and there's an SCW range ad. There are also WW2 scenarios for both Normandy and Malaya, as well as a host of other reviews and articles. I'm looking forward to reading this one.

Pieces of Eight / Re: The playing mat for the sea games.
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:53:09 PM »
Merci, monsieur le chef d'état-major des pirates - c'est très pratique!

Pieces of Eight / Re: A nice surprise!
« on: March 14, 2019, 09:46:51 PM »
Having received my copy of POE today, I can only say: WOW!

(followed a close second by "thanks"!).

Sean had prepared me for some colour, but I had thought this would just be the photos: the other illustrations and layout really add dramatically to the whole.

This now sets a new standard for RFCM publications - I hope that Martin's investment in time, effort and colour will pay off sufficiently for this to become the norm.

Well done all concerned - this is a lovely set of rules!

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