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Jamsus
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« on: 09 May 2019, 07:27:47 AM »

Hello everyone, i'm Andrea from Italy.

I'm new to BKCIV world and i'm also pretty new to Pendraken 10mm, which i had "tasted" with some friends and got captured.

I would like to receive some suggestion on "What to buy to begin". I'll try to explain better, sorry for poor english.

My friends are lazy, so i would like to grab them and bring them in BKCIV10mm world buying two armies to let them come to my house and try the game without expenses.

What is a good starting set to begin? I was thinking British & Germans "BKC-IV Starter Packs" as starting packs (in the same war theather obviously) but i would like to add something else to bring a bit more variance.

Thanks everyone for the help Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: 09 May 2019, 07:55:52 AM »

Welcome on board Andrea and your english is way better than our Italian I'm sure. I think the starter packs are a good investment. They have enough in them to give you a good game on a 1.2m x 1.2m table. Once you get familiar with the rules and the sort of games you like, then you can add more. Hope this helps?
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Jamsus
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« Reply #2 on: 09 May 2019, 08:20:15 AM »

Ok good, so just the starter armies are a good entry to play the game?

That is good to hear. Approximately how much "points" they are valued, in game? (average i mean, i imagine it is different from russian to german)

Thanks for the help!
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Ithoriel
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« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2019, 11:50:44 AM »

Here's one suggestion of how you can field one of the starter packs.

British, NW Europe Starter Army

Pack contains:

1 x CO unit (5 figures)                                         120pts (1 stand of 3 figs)
2 x HQ (CV8)                                                     120pts (2 stands of 1 figure each)
6 x Infantry units (30 figures)                               240pts
1 x 3 Mortars unit (3 mortars with crews)               75pts (1 unit of 2 mortars)
1 x MG unit (3 MG teams)                                     40pts (1 unit of 2 MGs)
1 x 6pdr AT unit (2 guns with crews)                    170pts (2 units of 1 gun each)
1 x Humber A/C unit                                             85pts
5 x Sherman, 75mm units                                    625pts
1 x Trucks unit.                                                   15pts
Total                                                               1490pts

There are many options that would raise or lower the points cost. Infantry could be Green or Veteran troops or equipped with PIATS, HQs could be CV7, you could field only one HQ of two figures, mortars and MGs could be one model per stand or three and so on.
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« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2019, 12:11:07 PM »

Welcome to the Forum Jamsus.

Your English is fine, so don't worry about it.

We base our figures 3 to a 30mm x 30mm base. Mortars and machine guns one per base, so the starter pack will go even further.
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« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2019, 12:24:35 PM »

We base our figures 3 to a 30mm x 30mm base. Mortars and machine guns one per base, so the starter pack will go even further.

Cheapskates. Smiley

I base my infantry 6 to a 40x20mm so I'd only get 5 units.
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« Reply #6 on: 09 May 2019, 01:16:47 PM »

Thanks everyone for useful suggestions!

For the basing i'm gonna using the standard for 10mm as suggested by the book, for the pieces on the bases i'll see on the moment with the idea of creating a "coherent" aestethic for the army i'm playing!

Ehm, off-topic doubt - do bases are included in starter army packs?
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« Reply #7 on: 09 May 2019, 01:25:58 PM »

Mi dispiace molto, che non puo parlare l'Italiano un po' miglior. Ma benvenuto, Andrea!
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« Reply #8 on: 09 May 2019, 01:26:13 PM »

Cheapskates. Smiley

I base my infantry 6 to a 40x20mm so I'd only get 5 units.

I suffer from Deep rooted Meglomania! So have the need to reproduce the entire army at one stand per platoon.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: 09 May 2019, 01:27:36 PM »

Thanks everyone for useful suggestions!

For the basing i'm gonna using the standard for 10mm as suggested by the book, for the pieces on the bases i'll see on the moment with the idea of creating a "coherent" aestethic for the army i'm playing!

Ehm, off-topic doubt - do bases are included in starter army packs?

No Bases are extra I am afraid, but Leon will supply whatever you need.  If you want something non standard, he is more than willing to help
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Jamsus
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« Reply #10 on: 09 May 2019, 02:15:20 PM »

I think i will buy 3 starter packs + all the bases at this point  Evil
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Jamsus
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« Reply #11 on: 10 May 2019, 10:59:55 AM »

Ok i did the order.

German NW

British NW

Late Russian

I will probably need help to make some list, but until then i must dig deeper in the rulebook Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: 18 May 2019, 11:29:20 PM »

Welcome aboard Jamus ... have a good read of the book ... also read through this Forum, but there is also another older forum to be found at: http://www.blitzkrieg-commander.com/
This is closed to new members, but has lots of old archive threads - all on the older set of rules (BKCII) but there are many battle reports and photos etc.

Cheers
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« Reply #13 on: 19 May 2019, 09:46:40 AM »

Hi - enjoy.
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« Reply #14 on: 04 June 2019, 01:32:46 PM »

The order arrived today... beatifully packed!  Wink

Now i should start to study a bit more the rules, but i think i should ask for some help to sort out 1 army list for British (Ithoriel already helped here, thanks!) & German (both starter kit + 1 churchill + 1 tiger) & Russian (late war starter set), so i can "put on the field" something in the meanwhile i'm painting & studying.

Models are beatiful too, but we all know that.
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