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Title: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 07 October 2020, 04:36:26 PM
Hi there! My name is Matt, and I am just getting into 10mm wargaming. My father is a wargamer, and I have experience as a scale modeller. I want to try my hand 10mm Colonials, particularly French Foreign Legion, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Anglo-Zulu War. I am from Western Mass, and hope to meet some more 10mm wargamers!


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: fsn on 07 October 2020, 04:41:19 PM
Welcome Matt.

Well done on your choice of "the One True Scale" - 10mm.

Well done on your choice of supplier - Pendraken. Great company, and lovely people.

Photos of your progress, please.


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 07 October 2020, 04:43:21 PM
Sure! Any specific thread I could post Colonials?


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: ianrs54 on 07 October 2020, 04:46:10 PM
More da*ned colonials, the tone of this mess is falling !  :'(

Welcome - there are time period sections, use which ever seems appropriate - your stuff is late 19th and early 20th Century.


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 07 October 2020, 04:48:18 PM
Haha, Thanks! I also want to try WWII to present as well.


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: Orcs on 07 October 2020, 05:18:09 PM
Welcome Matt,

You will find Pendraken's customer service is Excellent. Probably second to none. 

The French Foreign legion range is quite small, but you can find additional suitable figures in the 19th Century South Pacific war of 1979-1884.


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: Steve J on 07 October 2020, 05:19:31 PM
Welcome on board Matt :).


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 07 October 2020, 05:20:22 PM
Thanks for the information and greetings!


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: hammurabi70 on 07 October 2020, 05:29:47 PM
If we are talking Colonials when did the British Army wear white pith helmets and red tunics?   I have always fancied having some of those so are they in the Pendraken range?


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 07 October 2020, 05:34:46 PM
That, along with the French Foreign Legion and the Boxer Rebellion. I have some from Pendraken.


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 October 2020, 05:49:58 PM
Hello and welcome


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: mmcv on 07 October 2020, 06:23:18 PM
Welcome! Looking forward to seeing your work   :D


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 07 October 2020, 06:35:21 PM
Thank you both!


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: Leon on 07 October 2020, 06:45:14 PM
Hi Matt, welcome to the Forum!

 8)


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 07 October 2020, 07:02:39 PM
Thanks!


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: jimduncanuk on 07 October 2020, 07:17:57 PM
There's a few of them here:

http://jim-duncan.blogspot.com/2020/05/hot-in-sudan.html

and here:

http://jim-duncan.blogspot.com/2020/07/sands-of-sudan-progressing.html

Welcome.

Jim


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: Techno II on 07 October 2020, 07:46:20 PM
Welcome from me, as well, Matt. :-h

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: paulr on 07 October 2020, 10:21:34 PM
Welcome Matt :-h


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 07 October 2020, 10:27:36 PM
Thanks you two!


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: d_Guy on 07 October 2020, 11:24:21 PM
Welcome Matt!

Iím a pre-1700 gamer so not much use on your interest area but anything in 10mm is great.

Incidentally, is you first language American?  I do hope so. ;)


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: GrumpyOldMan on 07 October 2020, 11:29:37 PM
Hello Matt

If you're interested in Sudan you could do worse than look at the remake of the Sands Of Sudan rules spread through the With Pyjamas in the Desert blog https://withpyjamasthroughthedessert.blogspot.com/2013/06/peter-gilders-sands-of-sudan-rules.html (https://withpyjamasthroughthedessert.blogspot.com/2013/06/peter-gilders-sands-of-sudan-rules.html). They are cooperative/solo rules based on the 'Pony Wars' rules. Lot of fun

Cheers

GrumpyOldMan


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: jimduncanuk on 07 October 2020, 11:37:14 PM

If you're interested in Sudan you could do worse than look at the remake of the Sands Of Sudan rules spread through the With Pyjamas in the Desert blog https://withpyjamasthroughthedessert.blogspot.com/2013/06/peter-gilders-sands-of-sudan-rules.html (https://withpyjamasthroughthedessert.blogspot.com/2013/06/peter-gilders-sands-of-sudan-rules.html). They are cooperative/solo rules based on the 'Pony Wars' rules. Lot of fun


That's exactly what I am doing with my Sands of Sudan Project.


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 08 October 2020, 01:01:23 AM
Hello Matt

If you're interested in Sudan you could do worse than look at the remake of the Sands Of Sudan rules spread through the With Pyjamas in the Desert blog https://withpyjamasthroughthedessert.blogspot.com/2013/06/peter-gilders-sands-of-sudan-rules.html (https://withpyjamasthroughthedessert.blogspot.com/2013/06/peter-gilders-sands-of-sudan-rules.html). They are cooperative/solo rules based on the 'Pony Wars' rules. Lot of fun

Cheers

GrumpyOldMan

Oh Neat!


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: Scorpio_Rocks on 08 October 2020, 04:08:41 PM
 :-h  Welcome aboard, Sir!  :-h

Colonial period a fine choice! I play a lot of "The Men Who Would be Kings" from Osprey (  :-$ in a larger scale - I wish, with hindsight, I had committed to 6 or 10mm)


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 08 October 2020, 06:58:07 PM
:-h  Welcome aboard, Sir!  :-h

Colonial period a fine choice! I play a lot of "The Men Who Would be Kings" from Osprey (  :-$ in a larger scale - I wish, with hindsight, I had committed to 6 or 10mm)

Nice! I also want to do some WWII/Korea stuff as well.  8)


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: fsn on 08 October 2020, 07:06:56 PM
Nice! I also want to do some WWII/Korea stuff as well.  8)
Now you're talking!



Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 08 October 2020, 07:10:46 PM
Now you're talking!



M18 TD Battalions anybody? 8)


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: fsn on 08 October 2020, 10:04:50 PM
My manager was messing about with a quiz function on our new intranet. She set up a question which had a picture of an M18 on it. The question was "what kind of tank is this?" Obviously, having watched the Chieftain's history of the US Tank Destroyer force, I was able not only to disabuse her of the notion that the M18 was a tank, but also gave her a concise origin story and description of usage. 



She won't try that again.


Anyway, long story short, I'm a M10 man myself.  If it was good enough for Otto Skorzeny, it is good enough for me!


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 08 October 2020, 10:22:48 PM
My manager was messing about with a quiz function on our new intranet. She set up a question which had a picture of an M18 on it. The question was "what kind of tank is this?" Obviously, having watched the Chieftain's history of the US Tank Destroyer force, I was able not only to disabuse her of the notion that the M18 was a tank, but also gave her a concise origin story and description of usage. 



She won't try that again.


Anyway, long story short, I'm a M10 man myself.  If it was good enough for Otto Skorzeny, it is good enough for me!

Yeah, M10s are cool too. I kinda like both though.  :D


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: Dave Fielder on 12 October 2020, 10:20:37 PM
Welcome Mr Sawyer, a fine name from your part of the World. An Ironic introduction with a former Colonial interested in Colonial Warfare, I think we may enjoy the company. There is normality in the madness here, the insanity is refreshing.


Title: Re: Greetings from Western Mass!
Post by: MSawyer on 13 October 2020, 11:57:34 PM
Welcome Mr Sawyer, a fine name from your part of the World. An Ironic introduction with a former Colonial interested in Colonial Warfare, I think we may enjoy the company. There is normality in the madness here, the insanity is refreshing.


Hah! I've never thought of it like that, but very true indeed! However, as I stated I'm more interested in the adventure of late 19th Century Colonial expeditions then the AWI personally. Also hope to do WWII and Korean War stuff as well. :)