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Bloody Barons / Barons 22
« on: February 21, 2019, 11:39:00 AM »
A couple of very minor points spotted in 85. Tactics, page 49

Point 3 - Be prepared

Point 4 - Defender needs to come off his base zones

Point 11 - most valuable in a a fight

Eye Candy / Re: 6mm Patrols in the Sudan
« on: February 21, 2019, 11:22:01 AM »
I’m really quite taken with those Mahdist cavalry. In Victorian imperial mode, “Those fellows look splendid."

General discussion / Re: Sharing out your time
« on: February 20, 2019, 08:58:13 AM »
What game is that? I can see smoke. ECW?
It’s actually Field of Battle 2 - I gave my FPW troops a bit of a change, and chose FoB2 as I was playing solo. I have four sets of rules I regularly use with my 10mm FPW troops - Walter Schnaffs, FoB2, From Shako to Coalscuttle and They Died for Glory (Yes, ! am a rules tart!). I also use Chris Pringle’s Bloody Big Battles for the big historical scenarios in both 6mm and 2mm (and 3mm for the ACW - see You and who’s army?)

Eye Candy / Re: I should have bought two
« on: February 20, 2019, 08:51:08 AM »
That looks superb. Must get mine painted up at some stage. How did you make the planking for the guns to rest on? It looks particularly effective.

Longships- Wrath of the Vikings / Re: Viking day 2nd March update
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:38:09 PM »
I am too far away with a very needy dog.

General discussion / Re: Sharing out your time
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:35:30 PM »
A.Setting up the wargames area.  Table, chairs refreshments.                      10%
B. Setting up the actual game before turn 1 starts. This includes pre-game.  15%
C. playing the game                                                                                 40%
D.Post game analysis                                                                                25%
E. Picking up the physical area (seeA)                                                        10%

I now have a collapsible table which takes about 15 minutes to put up and take down, so I tend to do setting up and taking down the day before and the day after.

General discussion / Re: Hologram gaming
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:22:58 PM »
I shall probably be exploring the galaxy at that point, having been freed of my earthly tether.

General discussion / Re: Short notice decisions
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:21:45 PM »
Yes; a few days before a military history day at the Museum of Liverpool I was asked if I would like to help out on the Liverpool Wargames Association stand. Despite the atrocious weather it was a very pleasant experience and I ended up getting my first ever Wings of War game.

Bloody Barons / Re: Game on the 14th Feburary
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:31:04 AM »
I love it  :-*

Unfortunately a number of factors are interfering with my wargaming at present - mainly to do with home improvements. Consequently it will probably be a few revisions down the line before I am able to give the new version a whirl, but I do find this feedback extremely useful.

Bloody Barons / Re: Thoughts on cavalry
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:30:33 AM »
That’s great news. I am quite fond of historical scenario campaigns in which you simply total your wins against your opponent’s. It gives a nice string of games with a purpose without all the map, politics, economics, returning casualties stuff which often leads to the collapse of a campaign.

General discussion / Re: Casualty bases
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:26:48 AM »
Varies - WWI Square Bashing on half base; Walter Schnaffs casualties on round bases; current BB on 30x30; Rgt of Foote on round bases; ACW on round bases. My ACW artillery casualties have a little explosion on the same base - a shaped basing material crater with cotton wool smoke. One tip re. prone casualties - don’t use metal or coin bases as these rub off paint more readily than mdf.

General discussion / Re: Send me something to cheer me up!
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:19:54 AM »
I can - I was fast asleep.

Using the Forum / Re: Introductions
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:18:09 AM »
A bit of a mix. I have already made two armies for use with Bloody Barons, and have had many great games with them. However, I am also a player of Basic Impetus 2  and To the Strongest. I have also been inspired by Fat Wally’s (Kev) WOR prepared for Impetus, so duly looked at my lead mountain. Lo and behold about 90% Peter Pig figures, so I shall be preparing these on 80mm frontage bases for use with BI2 and TtS, using my 10cm squared cloth.

Grumbles / Re: Death certificates
« on: February 14, 2019, 06:35:49 PM »
Damn! I should’ve died yesterday.

Bloody Barons / Re: Thoughts on cavalry
« on: February 14, 2019, 08:14:15 AM »
Nope, they were totally rogered and their army commander was killed - oops! However if you want to do a refight of the battle then quite a few cavalry are needed and it is worth including this aspect in the rules for completeness. Will the new rules include the historical battles scenarios?

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