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Many thanks for these detailed and insightful comments, Martin.

Now we would like more such thoughts from others too, please! Please include things we could do better, and also ideas for future issues (at which point you run the risk of Mr Pig co-opting you to write something yourself!).


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Regiment of Foote (ECW) / Re: Scots Covenanters
« on: Today at 10:15:59 AM »
It's been a while since I last looked in on the forum and it was well worth it today.

Hey, Westie - feel free to pop along more often :)

We're always looking for comment and content - both for the Forum and The Mill magazine - all (polite) contributions are very much welcomed.

Simon

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Eye Candy / MOVED: WW1 BEF
« on: Today at 06:50:11 AM »
This topic has been moved to Army Tutorials & Gallery.

http://rulesforcommonman.uk/smf/index.php?topic=1813.0

As per Les's request to keep this valuable content readily accessible ;)

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After Action Reports / Re: SB BEF vs Germans
« on: June 25, 2019, 08:06:43 AM »
That's one lovely-looking game, Camulogene - thank you for sharing!

Simon

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PBI / Re: SSPBI
« on: June 23, 2019, 11:11:41 AM »
Extension to attract sales will be "magic WW2"   ::)

"THE magic-in-WW2 game", presumably?

Thus fully owning the "magic-in-WW2 hobby"...?

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PBI / Re: SSPBI
« on: June 23, 2019, 10:05:37 AM »
Very exciting news, Martin - I suspect quite a few folk will be "in" for this!

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Bloody Barons / Re: Future of BB
« on: June 23, 2019, 10:04:08 AM »
Martin - if "BW" means "black & white", would the additional cost of colour matter so much if it's only PDF / print-on-demand?

In the first instance, there's no cost, and in the second presumably things could be set up such that the buyer bears the cost directly?

I personally very much liked the additional dimension that colour brings (e.g. the Pirates rules, and the colour photos in the PBI rules and army lists), so it would be great if we could somehow include this at no additional cost to PP.

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Some good thoughts there, Martin.

Do let me know if I can take some of the editorial burden off you no and then - I should have a little more time for such things after September.

Simon

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Announcements and Shows / Re: Bovington Tankfest
« on: June 22, 2019, 08:34:34 AM »
Sadly not this year - but it's something I've been meaning to go to for some time.

Do please let us know what you think of it, Mike!

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Terrain and Figures / Re: GW contrast paint
« on: June 20, 2019, 04:23:39 PM »
Thanks for sharing, Simon. It seemed particularly effective on the green for the sharpshooters.

And not too sloppy on the Zouaves either ;)

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The 15 Mill / So, what do we think of it all? Thoughts on Issue 1
« on: June 19, 2019, 09:48:07 PM »
After all the work put in by both contributors and our esteemed Editor, I was hoping that there might be a little more reaction and banter around each issue of The Mill. To kick things off, here are a few comments on the articles within our first instalment:

 - WW2 Russia: nice little article, with some well-executed photos of some very nicely done miniatures - excellent!
 - 15mm- Manufactured Scenery: who'd have known there were so many folk out there making scenery in 15mm?
 - Company profile - Admiralty Miniatures: really nice to see another 15mm manufacturer joining in the fun: this is certainly not a range I'd have stumbled across otherwise!
 - PBI's Dutch Uncle: I recognised this army photo from the PBI rules, but knew nothing about its history: I now feel a little less ignorant
 - Pierre's ACW: really inspiring photos of some superbly-painted figures
 - Battle report using Longships Wrath of the Vikings: great figures and scenery (yet very much of the "practical and achievable" variety, rather than glossy magazine showpieces) and a nice little report
 - Gamette- Duel: we enjoyed this (using PlayMobil figures, as we'd not yet got the proper Piggy versions) and invented some further reasons for the fight and - most importantly - gory outcomes
 - Weymouth Wargames Weekender Report: great pictures that really captured the spirit of this annual event
 - 3D printed Western buildings: a tight, focused overview showing what is now possible from 3D printing - and very topical with the then-newly-released Western rules
 - Normandy: a very readable explanation of the creation and painting of a PBI force, with photos of some great-looking miniatures
 - OAAH Beta On Mars - going Large: very practical piece on producing an force sourced from a variety of manufacturers that can really be said to be out of this world!
 - Kev's painted figures: more lovely - and varied - painting inspiration from Mr Fat Wally himself
 - ACW illustrated: some very nice clean pictures of ACW scenery on a scale of 1:1!
 - Days of Yore: a trip down memory lane (certainly before my time) - aren't we so spoiled for choice nowadays?
 - Dungeon Fight: an interesting explanation of some work-in-progress rules, with nice photos of the home-made scenery accompanying an after-action report
 - Sudan: a brief overview of the RFCM PITS rules, accompanied by yet more inspiring painting
 - China made buildings: out of paper, not clay: these look as good "in the flesh" as they do in the photo
 - Catalan Galleys for use in POE: not just lovely ships, but guidance on how to make your own!
 - 15mm vehicles: some nice historical context on how 15mm figures got matched with 1/100 vehicles

Wow - what a lot of articles in that first edition!

What did you like, or dislike, or want more of?

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Regiment of Foote (ECW) / Re: Regiments of Foot
« on: June 19, 2019, 07:45:11 PM »
Very nice as usual, Radar - I think you can claim to have got the knack of these now!

Those pikes look quite vicious - I wouldn't want to be putting my hand on them...

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Regiment of Foote (ECW) / Re: Scots Covenanters
« on: June 19, 2019, 07:42:24 PM »
Why stop when you're on a roll...?  ;)

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Square Bashing / Re: Artillery Shooting
« on: June 19, 2019, 07:41:45 PM »
That only applies if both squares contain los blockers (which in the case of small arms can be friendly infantry )

Ah - got it - thanks Simon. That was indeed the case  :-[

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Square Bashing / Re: Artillery Shooting
« on: June 19, 2019, 05:19:53 PM »
Ah - that's not how we played it - I was told on Saturday that I could not shoot through a "touching diagonal" of otherwise blocking scenery....  :'(

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