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Offline Michael Dorosh

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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2013, 04:17:37 PM »
Only speculation but I believe that many/most miniature manufacturers have or are moving towards the cheaper plastic/resin models.  Perhaps GHQ has something in the works for a new product line.

The other obvious guess is that just as you said Mike; there's a bunch of old stock lying around so maybe they're hoping for a revival of some sorts by publishing "new and free" rules. 

I haven't even looked at them yet - how recent are those rules?

Good questions to all. I have the original GHQ rules somewhere on my shelf, but haven't looked at those, either. I had some of the original micro tanks when Deluxe ASL came out - a donation from a friend who bought some and never used them. I think there are a lot of people - they seem to be coming out of the woodwork as news of these new rules come out - who are in the same boat. They bought the cool little 1:285 tanks but never actually did anything with them. I at least painted a few Tigers and Shermans. I wonder if there is anyone who actually played the rules out there - or what the ratio of hoarders to players is?


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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2013, 04:47:33 PM »
I have a handful of modern ones that we used to use for officer professional development when I was in the army. I even ginned up some Q&D rules for my guys that based their hit rolls on their gunnery scores & fire commands.  Still have them but haven't used them in years
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2013, 11:24:01 PM »
I didn't realize "micro-armor" was a name for a specific brand/scale...I figured it was for a range of scales.

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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2013, 05:04:07 AM »
Micro-Armor is a GHQ brand name, but there have been occasional other manufacturers that made compatible minis.  The nice thing about them, to me, was that you could fight a BIG game on a dining room table, and store it all in a shoebox.
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2013, 05:40:11 AM »
Somebody posted this...
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PicoArmor.com mini

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What do you think about this mini : PicoArmor.com vs GHQ ? http://www.picoarmor.com/pages/home.php

Thanks

Philippe

... in the CSW "Panzer" folder just over night.  The mini's look fine to me but I didn't compare prices, shipping nor availability.  There's probably no competing with GHQ however as it seems *every* FLGS has some old stock of GHQ micro-armor laying around.  Speaking of Panzer though (the point of my post), that might be a great system to look at using with GHQ micro-armor: http://www.gmtgames.com/c-34-panzer-series.aspx 

I still have my copy of the latest GMT version in shrink and hope to get to it some day (I better hurry....).
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2013, 05:45:45 AM »
picoarmor is tiny.  What is cool about it is that you can glue a tank platoon to an existing PanzerBlitz counter and use it on the hex maps :)
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2013, 06:25:41 AM »
Oh crap, they're that small?  Let's just set up some division level conflicts then!
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2013, 06:55:05 AM »
Oh crap, they're that small?  Let's just set up some division level conflicts then!

from the manufacturer
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PicoArmor is a website dedicated to war gaming at the 1/600 scale.
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2013, 07:22:41 AM »
Oh crap, they're that small?  Let's just set up some division level conflicts then!

from the manufacturer
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PicoArmor is a website dedicated to war gaming at the 1/600 scale.

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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2013, 08:16:37 AM »
see, you can get away with that at CSW, but 'round here we demand excellence!
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2013, 08:17:23 AM »
'round here we demand excellence!



I can't believe I said that, either...
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2013, 08:51:06 PM »
I got a couple of boxes of pico-armor when I bought Hind Commander a few months ago.  They're pretty small.  I was thinking I'd somehow use the pico armor with the micro armor rules, but the way the micro armor are written they don't look like they scale to a different size. 

I only browsed them, though.

I might head down to the FLGS tomorrow or this weekend and ask around.  This guy has rooms full of all sorts of minis, so he probably has some GHQ stuff I can look at.
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Re: Free WWII Microarmor Rules
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2013, 09:43:16 AM »
as a modeler I prefer the casting detail on GHQ stuff.  theyve got to have some seriously near sighted sculptors over there.
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