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General discussion / Re: Stats cards
« on: April 24, 2018, 09:44:27 AM »
Here’s my take. Longstreet and Field of Battle 2 are card driven games. The player holds a small hand and replenishes played cards from a deck, so there is all sorts of game related info on the cards enabling decisions to be made or pondered over and units to be moved with a minimum of clutter. Blucher, on the other hand has a card for every unit on the table, or alternatively the stands on the card are transferred to the figure base, in a very obvious fashion. Might as well be a board game. I have a friend at the club who is a boardgamer and really enjoys it. He can see little point in trying to emulate boardgames as figure games and I fully agree.

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Walter Schnaffs / Walter Schnaffs at Phalanx
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:23:57 PM »
I shall be running Walter Schnaffs as a participation game at Phalanx this year, under the aegis of Liverpool Wargames Association. My intention is to play it in the style of a Square Bashing Quick Game, so that participants can get stuck in. 40 points French defender v 60 points Prussian attacker.

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Marketplace / Re: Hammerin' Iron wreck casts to giveaway. UK only
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:16:04 PM »
Must say that the wrecks are nice models and enhance the look of a game as ships go down.

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Square Bashing / Re: Turkish helmets
« on: April 15, 2018, 09:51:16 AM »
Could it not have been a response to the climatic conditions of the middle east, i.e. by removing the brim it allows for more air flow around the head and ears?

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General discussion / Re: Stereo needs updatiing
« on: April 07, 2018, 08:49:56 AM »
I think Duncan has infiltrated my brain. I have recently made a very similar comment on another forum, ie. am I really a wargamer? After all I have never been comfortable with maths, or rules for that matter, and often find myself just going along with a game to keep the other players happy, as the game itself seems vital to them. One of the reasons I enjoy Square Bashing so much is that most of the rules are intuitive so I can concentrate on moving my figures about. Most of my hobby enjoyment comes from planning, research, collecting and painting, and, of course, the social interaction.

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General discussion / Re: Stereo needs updatiing
« on: April 06, 2018, 06:11:16 PM »
Clearly these are still around.

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General discussion / Re: matrix games
« on: April 04, 2018, 05:51:44 PM »
Doesn’t sound like my cup of tea.

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General discussion / Re: Stereo needs updatiing
« on: April 04, 2018, 05:50:55 PM »
Go along with with most of the new stereotypes, but one type still seems to stand out at shows (and down my club - about 30% or so), i.e. overweight with the obligatory heavy metal band T shirt.

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Civil War Battles / Re: Here's the way to play Gettysburg.
« on: April 03, 2018, 03:29:46 PM »
Mary Hopkin - apparently she was discovered by Tom Jones - and he’s still in that game on The Voice. I seem to remember a Callan episode which featured a Russian spy and a Crimean Wargame. Callan told him that Britain beat the Russians then as well.

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Eye Candy / Re: My painting ships learning process (2)
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:01:55 AM »
Great looking ships. If only time was on my side; then again there’s always el Ministerio del Tiempo!

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After Action Reports / Re: Waterloo one to one
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:59:12 AM »
Would you like a copy. No trouble to photocopy and despatch. Send me an email
andyfuller52@gmail.com

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Square Bashing / Re: Commemorations for Verdun
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:27:29 PM »
I don’t suppose most of the German troops involved much liked being at Verdun. Still can’t really get my head round WWI. After all it was just the next in a long line of European wars in which one power tried to gain poll position in Europe - just the guns and everything else got bigger. For me the tragedy of WWI was the Treaty of Versailles and the events which then proceeded from that.

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Patrols in the Sudan / Re: Duncan and mike
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:20:23 PM »
Since when was it deemed “wrong” to refer to Fuzzy Wuzzies as Fuzzy Wuzzies? Was it when Jerries could no longer be called Jerries (or Hun in an earlier setting)?  Does Sharpe no longer battle the Frogs? Are those chaps from south of the Mason Dixon Line no longer Johnnies, and those north of it Bluebellies? Seems to me there are too many people who now need to be told that’s how it was then, get over it. Or are we now all going to be purse-lipped about the Norman conquest because as a result most of our ancestors became slaves, known as serfs and cotters.

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Bloody Barons / Re: Flodden 1513
« on: April 02, 2018, 08:08:24 PM »
Have a look at the Osprey campaign book, Flodden. Plenty of illustrations, plus battle maps, tactics etc. Not a bad place to start. Pendraken Miniatures do an extremely comprehensive Flodden range in their 10mm Renaissance section - this includes standards for both sides, as well as French troops and personalities. These are the basis of my Flodden project. If you are up on the Scottish border in the NE it is a fantastic battlefield to visit as it has hardly changed since 1513. It is possible to work out exactly where most of the Osprey pictures are located.

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General discussion / Re: Swimmers
« on: April 02, 2018, 07:57:48 PM »
I learnt to swim in the sea in the 60s.

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