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 on: Today at 06:24:02 PM 
Started by fsn - Last post by fred.
Good stuff fsn!

It looks suitably bonkers! Iím looking forward to Phlanx (Greek) vs T-62

Like d_Guy Iím noticing hints of the Yule epics of previous years.

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 on: Today at 06:13:28 PM 
Started by paulr - Last post by Last Hussar
Thanks all- They are the 1:200 little wooden men (by Commission Figurines) in action.  Units in Blucher (I'm using the Grand Scale size, so 3,000-5,000 infantry per unit) have a number of attributes, and I try to represent them with appropriate bases, so those with Skirmish advantage get a base of skirmishers, attached artillery has a gun base, and 'Mixed' (those with a squadron of cavalry to chase off skirmishers) get a spare cavalry base.  This does mean some Austrian Avant Guard units have just one base of infantry!

Not seen in this picture: Horse artillery has a limber instead of a 3rd gun, and Heavy artillery has a wagon.  Other traits - Shock, Steady, Conscript - are written on the die frame (using waterslide transfer so I can print a nice typeface).  If you look at the cuirassiers in the centre- facing right - you may be able to see the black smudge that says 'shock' just past the die. The left hand tile at the back contains the Corp ID.

Green dice are the elan of the unit. Because artillery has ammunition that doesn't get spent evenly they have a white die so I can find them. The faces are altered to read 5-4-4-3-2-2; red dots show you are on the 2nd of a repeated number. After that you've use all the ammo so they bugger off.

I like this presentation, it keeps the info on the unit, but unobtrusively. I try to put the attachments in the same place on every units to help us when refreshment has been partaken (Rule Number 1). Bases, green dice and movement trays by Pendragon.

One problem I didn't anticipate was how much the frames for the dice swelled up on painting, and I've ended up filing many of them to make sure the dice comes out! If I had realised I would have asked Adele to note that I wanted the die space as a cut out in the corner.  The frames are standard 40x20. but a few fewer in the pack to account for the extra cutting.

I've suggested to SJ that once we can meet up with others (I'm in his bubble) I umpire a game with him against Orcs being the Austrians. I would of course make sure Orcs knew the rules, but the lack of experience compared to SJ would make a good proxy for the Napoleon v others dynamic!

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 on: Today at 06:13:24 PM 
Started by Heedless Horseman - Last post by Dannyboy
 Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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 on: Today at 04:22:09 PM 
Started by Terry37 - Last post by d_Guy
Pleased to see your update Terry, enjoy watching you work.

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 on: Today at 04:16:19 PM 
Started by fsn - Last post by d_Guy
Have missed the Yule epics and celebrate their return now made three dimensional (or four or five)! The cameo is much appreciated particularly with the typical inner-new town decoration, although a barber’s basin would have served  Wink .  It is Love’s Labour Lost made more stylish and intelligible (and even transcendent with the major appearance of Emma Peel).  The image  of  The Zombie Apocalypse will never again be the same.

I rigidly and unblinkingly await act II.

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 on: Today at 03:59:49 PM 
Started by Nouseforausername - Last post by ianrs54
Have the LMG's standing. Also beware that 1963 Egytians carried SKS and Carl Gustave SMG's rather than all AK. AT weapon would be RPG-2 but as far as I can see it's almost identical to a 7 in 10mm.

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 on: Today at 03:55:48 PM 
Started by Techno - Last post by ianrs54
Yes a good read his stuff - great pity

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 on: Today at 03:45:52 PM 
Started by Norm - Last post by Big Insect
It will only be a (short) matter of time Leon before a competitor emerges and their monopoly is broken and prices plummet. It's about holding your nerve.

I was on the Board of a print business many moons ago and we saw the same 'game' played by the big print machine suppliers - "buy our new shiny state of the art latest gadget machine, on lease terms" was the cry, "but you also have to use this special ink or special service lubricant as well" and that was at an astronomical surcharge or on a contracted basis or you breached the machine warrantee.

They'd even roll over your existing lease debt from other manufacturers - so you could end up with new machines bearing c.5 or 6 times their true worth in accumulated debt.
No wonder it was easier for a printer to go bust, then phoenix and buy the machines back at a knock-down price with no debt. It was (& probably still is) a totally crazy situation.
We'd even be encouraged to sell our really old machines at knock-down prices - often back then to Eastern European printers - who would buy up 2 or 3 machines more than they needed to cannibalise for parts and then they'd undercut the existing UK printers ... and people would be surprised that the UK print industry was falling apart.
 

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 on: Today at 03:04:02 PM 
Started by mad lemmey - Last post by Sunray
Indeed, it's something we need to have a look at as it's been a while.  Next year might have some interesting developments though, which could speed things up a bit.

This is true! Smiley

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 on: Today at 03:02:52 PM 
Started by Nouseforausername - Last post by Sunray
Egyptians or Isralies ?

Both! and Syrians designed to proxy as Egyptians not in the distinctive assault jerkin.  Perhaps a few Egyptians in caps tp proxy for Cubans? Any requests Ian before Techno sculpts the masters? Smiley

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