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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: Next build will be...
« Last post by Achtung Baby on Today at 12:46:25 AM »
I really like this model, the colours work really well together.

I don't think I've ever built this kit yet, surprising enough. I'd definitely buy the Tamiya kit.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: Some of my work.
« Last post by Achtung Baby on Today at 12:43:50 AM »
That rusty tank looks excellent.  I have the idea that "rust" is very hard to do a proper job of.
Thx man. All I do is grab some different coloured chalks, usually cheap stuff made for kids. Use a knife or a file to scrape the chalk for powder, then just mix it with water... then dabble it on the model. The trick is not doing too much.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: Some of my work.
« Last post by em2nought on Today at 12:20:02 AM »
That rusty tank looks excellent.  I have the idea that "rust" is very hard to do a proper job of.
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Modelling and Miniatures / Re: Next build will be...
« Last post by em2nought on Today at 12:16:51 AM »
Looks swell.  Just from the act of trimming toe nails, and trying to see what I'm doing at the same time,  I realize my plastic modeling days are past.  :DD
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Wargaming / Re: Updated Solitaire Games Listing
« Last post by Silent Disapproval Robot on Yesterday at 11:39:59 PM »
Enemy Coast Ahead: Dambusters.

Enemy Coast Ahead: The Doolittle Raid.
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Wargaming / Re: Updated Solitaire Games Listing
« Last post by Pinetree on Yesterday at 11:07:33 PM »
Fields of Fire - probably the most realistic tactical game out there.  Rulebook's not great though.
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Wargaming / Re: US WW1 Games
« Last post by ArizonaTank on Yesterday at 11:05:16 PM »
This is currently on P500
https://www.gmtgames.com/p-670-19181919-storm-in-the-west.aspx

It includes a variant that continues the war into 1919. Could be interesting and undoubtedly would give you lots of US units.

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In the Plan 1919 campaign, the Germans are assumed to have used the collapse of Russia to stabilize the Balkan and Italian fronts, forgoing the historical 1918 Kaiser's Battles in the West. The Allies are thus faced with a strong German defense, but with a fully mobilized American army and backed by masses of tanks and planes.  This hypothetical campaign challenges the Allies to leverage these arms into the world's first blitzkrieg, while the Germans fight to force a stalemate that will leave them dominant in Europe.

Sounds like just the ticket!  Thanks!
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Wargaming / Re: Updated Solitaire Games Listing
« Last post by ArizonaTank on Yesterday at 10:50:29 PM »
There really are so many good choices for solitaire games these days....

Don't forget the VG dynamic duo: Carrier and Tokyo Express...

Silent Victory and the Hunters....

The best Pacific WWII solitaire game:  Steel Wolves
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/22359/steel-wolves-german-submarine-campaign-against-all

Hapsburg Eclipse is also fun....

I also had fun with Armies of the White Sun (S&T issue 305) a strategic level view of Japan's WWII invasion of China.

Target for Today...basically a B-17 update.



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Wargaming / Re: Updated Solitaire Games Listing
« Last post by ArizonaTank on Yesterday at 10:33:01 PM »
My best solitaire wargaming experiences have all come from John Butterfield.  If you can find a copy, get Ambush.  You can likely find it for reasonable prices (the expansions, not so much).  Very strong narrative and you end up starting to care (maybe too much) about your paper soldiers.  I didn't care as much for Battle Hymn, which was based on the same system, but that could have just been me.  Also by Butterfield, D-Day at Omaha Beach is really good too.  There are others in the series, but I've not played them.  I have, but have yet to crack open, Enemy Action Ardennes, but a friend of mine has told me it's very good.

If you're looking for non-WWII, then I've really enjoyed Don't Tread on Me.

And stepping away from war gaming, I'll strongly recommend Mage Knight.  I believe a Big Box version will be coming out soonish, but I don't know that it'll add enough to make it worth waiting for.


Love Butterfield!  He also did RAF...Eagle and Lion...Battle of Britain games...well worth a look


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Wargaming / Re: Updated Solitaire Games Listing
« Last post by bayonetbrant on Yesterday at 10:25:48 PM »
I believe a Big Box version will be coming out soonish, but I don't know that it'll add enough to make it worth waiting for.

How much bigger are they making the box?!
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