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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2012, 08:23:12 PM »
While looking through my stash of miniature wargaming stuff I came across an interesting find.  I knew that in the past I had purchased some 15mm figures but I was surprised to find that some of them were painted!  Now as you can tell from the picture these were painted and based when I was first getting into the hobby, so the paint jobs are a bit embarrassing. 





So now I have figures and vehicles painted in both scales so neither has a clear advantage in terms of wargaming ready forces.  I still have not made a decision either way but will continue to paint in both scales until I am swayed one way or another.  Unless of course I just want to collect and paint both scales. :)
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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2012, 08:59:37 PM »
They look fine. You'd fit in well in our FoW group.

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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2012, 05:17:39 AM »
Not to derail the thread, but just curious what rules are folks using for WWII?   

Sounds like Bolt Action comes up alot.

Anyone using Final Combat or Battleground?
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Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
      Making a Giant hit into a double—
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2012, 06:26:42 AM »
They look fine. You'd fit in well in our FoW group.

Thanks.  I wish I lived close enough.  I am dying for a wargaming group.
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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2012, 06:27:50 AM »
Not to derail the thread, but just curious what rules are folks using for WWII?   

Sounds like Bolt Action comes up alot.

Anyone using Final Combat or Battleground?

I just bought Bolt Action and hopefully will try them out soon.  I also have Nuts! from Two Hour Wargames which is fun.
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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2012, 09:24:14 AM »
Not to derail the thread, but just curious what rules are folks using for WWII?   

Sounds like Bolt Action comes up alot.

Anyone using Final Combat or Battleground?

Never heard of these. I've been playing Flames of War.

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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2012, 06:46:33 PM »
I remember looking at Nuts! and hearing good things about it.  I seem to recall the rules had some sort of campaign generations system.  I'll take a better look at them.

Edit:  Just found Nuts! on wargamevault  interesting that there is a Korea expansion.  Taking a very serious look at them now.

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"Baseball's Sad Lexicon" - 1910

These are the saddest of possible words:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
      Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
      Making a Giant hit into a double—
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
      “Tinker to Evers to Chance.”

"Tinker to Evers to Chance"
"where doubles go to die"

These three players helped the Cubs win four National League championships and two World Series from 1906 to 1910.

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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2012, 07:24:25 PM »
I remember looking at Nuts! and hearing good things about it.  I seem to recall the rules had some sort of campaign generations system.  I'll take a better look at them.

Edit:  Just found Nuts! on wargamevault  interesting that there is a Korea expansion.  Taking a very serious look at them now.

Nuts! I've heard of. Never played it.

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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2012, 08:13:04 PM »
I remember looking at Nuts! and hearing good things about it.  I seem to recall the rules had some sort of campaign generations system.  I'll take a better look at them.

Edit:  Just found Nuts! on wargamevault  interesting that there is a Korea expansion.  Taking a very serious look at them now.

Nuts! I've heard of. Never played it.
I remember looking at Nuts! and hearing good things about it.  I seem to recall the rules had some sort of campaign generations system.  I'll take a better look at them.

Edit:  Just found Nuts! on wargamevault  interesting that there is a Korea expansion.  Taking a very serious look at them now.

They advertise that it plays like you are in a movie and its true.  Its also very solo friendly and you can play co-op which is fun.
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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #24 on: October 23, 2012, 08:54:31 PM »
Our war gaming group has been playing with the following rule set for the last couple of years

Ain't been shot mum from the too fat ladies based in the uk

Here is the link
http://toofatlardies.co.uk/

I recommend these rules the have some unique devices like hidden blinds and using command figures known as big men to reduce your hits and pins. It plays well and is not gamy in my opinion

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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2012, 08:59:54 PM »
Our war gaming group has been playing with the following rule set for the last couple of years

Ain't been shot mum from the too fat ladies based in the uk

Here is the link
http://toofatlardies.co.uk/

I recommend these rules the have some unique devices like hidden blinds and using command figures known as big men to reduce your hits and pins. It plays well and is not gamy in my opinion

Con

I've heard good things about these rules and really want to see them in action in person sometime.
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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2012, 12:05:15 PM »
Never heard of those rules before, so thanks for the link. I'm very tempted to invest 8 ounds in them.
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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2012, 02:54:52 PM »
I would go with 15mm.  This allows for easy conversion from inches to cm for measuring.  1" becomes 1cm.  15mm is easy to paint a large amount of minis in no time.  15mm will also allow you to play other games such as Command Decision, Flames of War and Blitzkrieg General with the same models so long as you base them in a similar fashion.
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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2012, 03:14:36 PM »
Our war gaming group has been playing with the following rule set for the last couple of years

Ain't been shot mum from the too fat ladies based in the uk

Here is the link
http://toofatlardies.co.uk/

I recommend these rules the have some unique devices like hidden blinds and using command figures known as big men to reduce your hits and pins. It plays well and is not gamy in my opinion

Con
Ok Please excuse the spelling errors in my above post.  This is what comes from me pecking away on an ipad.  The website is the "too fat lardies" a pun or pune if you read Pratchett on "Two Fat Ladies" a cooking show.  Also the name Aint Been Shot mum is from a 70's sitcom of a group of British pongos "Lads in the army" who are part of an entertainment group sent off to Burma in WWII.  It is universally horrible and called "It aint half hot mum".  If you want to find something so appalling that it's very lack of humor and inbred unintended bigotry on natives and light in the loafers actors actually becomes hilarious; then you should seek out an episode on youtube.  But dont say I didnt warn you!

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Re: Crisis of Scale
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2012, 03:57:47 PM »
^Yuk!
I remember it well, and you're quite right, it was so bad it was actually funny, but would be condemed as being very un-PC now, even though the bitotry was entirely unintentional, in those unenlightened days.

I used to laugh me socks off!
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