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General discussion / PP Packaging
« on: September 26, 2020, 02:20:39 PM »
It's a bit quiet here today, so I thought I would kick things off with a vote of thanks to those hard-working folks at PP HQ, triggered by the package that awaited my return last night.

My order comprised both figures and a rulebook - not necessarily the easiest to pack together without one damaging the other. However, the judicious use of card, parcel tape and bubble wrap ensured safe passage of all contents, regardless of whatever the postal service could throw at it.

My orders, of various shapes and sizes over the years, have always arrived fully intact in appropriately-sized boxes. So, well done and thanks to the masters of the 3D packaging conundrum - another dimension of the fine service provided to us from the depths of Dorset.


Conquerors and Kings / Netflix in the Teutoburg Forest
« on: September 24, 2020, 03:03:12 PM »

Longships- Wrath of the Vikings / Final Uhtred tale - out next month
« on: September 20, 2020, 03:01:37 PM »
The final instalment (book 13) - entitled War Lord - of the Uhtred ("The Last Kingdom") series is being published on 15th October. I know that a number of us on this Forum have enjoyed the books to date.

If you're quick you can get a first print run in a special "gold foil designed case". I have no idea what this means (presumably better than a gold foil case that lacks design?), but it must surely be a Good Thing?



Western / Pony Wars - B Troop IS coming back!
« on: September 12, 2020, 09:28:24 AM »
Obviously not an RFCM ruleset, but it was written for 15mm figures, and PP already provides a wider (I believe) and nicer range than the original Tabletop figures: Pony Wars (which I've long regretted not buying when it was originally available) is being reprinted in a modern version by the 3 surviving original authors:


Baccus has long been rumoured to be planning a 6mm range to suit, but this could also be good for 15mm - probably as a group project rather than one person fielding the hundreds of figures required.

As I write, they're still 1,478 pre-orders shy of their 1,500 pre-production target, but it will be interesting to see how much enthusiasm this generates for all things Western.


Longships- Wrath of the Vikings / Shield transfers
« on: September 09, 2020, 11:06:16 AM »
To prepare for the day when I will paint my Vikings and Saxons, having been spurred on by Uhtred's latest adventures, I'm interested in hearing how people have finished the shields on their PP Dark Ages figures.

I think you used Little Big Man transfers for some of yours, Stewart (were these the mounted Vikings masquerading as Carolingians?). Would you mind reminding me of which version of these you went for (they're listed by manufacturer, but haven't yet seen the light and produced a PP list)?

What have other folk done?



PBI / 14th Army as Aussies
« on: August 30, 2020, 10:36:55 AM »
I'm interested to see that folk are using Peter Pig 14th Army figures as Aussies for the Crete game: Miles' work-in-progress figures are really starting to look the part.

This could be an opportunity to revive interest in the truly "Forgotten Army" of the rather nice but underused WW2 codes 363 to 375?


AK47 Republic / Popular with the TMP readership!
« on: August 28, 2020, 10:49:47 AM »
Good to see that AK47 tied for second place in a recent TMP poll on "Most Significant Modern Rulesets":


Using the Forum / Welcome to New Forum Members
« on: August 23, 2020, 10:02:40 AM »
This week we welcome:
 - Spartacus (who has already got a few posts to his credit)
 - Rich L
 - Grey Heron

Maybe you would like to say a few words about yourself (while we respect some members' desire for anonymity, it's nice to at least have a first name to refer to you by) and what led you to join our happy band?


Workbench and Suggestions / August mould 3
« on: August 15, 2020, 09:22:56 PM »
The audience waits with bated breath for what might emerge from the workshop this weekend...

General discussion / Interceptors & Intruders
« on: August 05, 2020, 12:55:11 PM »
I've only recently spotted the 1994 "Interceptors & Intruders" space fighter combat PDF on the PP rules section - available for free download.

Sci-fi's not normally my thing, but I found the rules have quite a "fun" feel to them, and I also liked the little sketches included here and there within the main body of the rules.

The principal thing that struck me was the use of movement templates: I'd thought that these were a "first" for Wings of War World War 1, but now realise that the RFCM rules came out a decade or so earlier...

An interesting blast from the past!


PBI / Italians vs. Japanese
« on: July 30, 2020, 09:36:07 PM »
I saw this posted on TMP the other day:


Could make a plausible excuse for a somewhat alternative PBI game / scenario?


General discussion / PP website closed for business?
« on: July 25, 2020, 07:55:54 PM »
I've just read Dave's comment on the PBI board about the PP shopping cart being closed. It seems as though this is currently the case for everything, not just PDFs.

Is this intentional, or a technical gremlin?


PBI / Painting the paras
« on: July 06, 2020, 08:13:21 AM »
What colours / paints are folk using / planning to use for their Early War German paras?

I'm using Vallejo 70924 Russian Uniform WWII for the tunic and green helmets (I've seen photos and models with grey helmets too...), but am struggling to get a suitable shade for the trousers (which are variously also green, or a grey colour, or most commonly a greenish-brown or maybe brownish-green, from the sources I've seen). I'm conscious too that colours change over time, and many of the "colour" photos have been hand-tinted.

There is a huge variation in colours that modellers have used for Crete campaign paras. Maybe it just doesn't matter too much, but I'd welcome any thoughts, please!


General discussion / 35 litre Really Useful Boxes
« on: June 22, 2020, 11:56:04 AM »
I normally use the 4 litre and 9 litre Really Useful Boxes to store my figures and scenery pieces.

However, these are a little too small for hills and similar templates, and get quite expensive for their relatively small volumes.

I've therefore just bought my second set of 10 x 35 litre RUBs from Rapid Racking: these work out at 10 + VAT each: https://www.rapidracking.com/en/rra/pack-of-10-really-useful-boxes-35-litre [free shipping on orders over 100]

I'm finding these to be a good compromise between internal volume / ease of storage / ability to fit a couple in the car boot for games.


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