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pierre the shy
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« on: 01 February 2019, 08:51:29 PM »

Seeing Terry37's post about the "Snooze Brothers" reminded me of a less than serious gaming moment I had back in the late 1990's.

Rhys and I entered a 15mm DBM doubles event at the NZ Nationals that Easter and we were using a Medieval German city based force (Getting a legal and useful force from the DBM Medieval German list required a PhD  Evil Luckily Rhys had one).

We decided in a moment of jovality to call ourselves the "Baden Brothers" and dress up in likeness to Jake and Elwood.

So at 8.30am on the Saturday we turn up at the hall dressed in suits and wearing sunglasses......



We got some pretty weird looks..... Cool  Grin   

Over the four games that weekend we had a lot of fun, my spear "phalanx" ground through everything it faced, but our knights always got toasted so we ended up finishing mid table. Would I do it again? well I'm a bit older now but I will let others decide if I have become any wiser  Wink

So has anyone else had a moment of gaming "madness/levity etc"?


 
   
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FierceKitty
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« Reply #1 on: 02 February 2019, 02:19:01 AM »

I was fifteen at the time, and my opponent was the same, the word is not too strong. We had no idea what a decent set of rules would look like, and access only to trashy Airfix figures. On one occasion we threw everything we had into the mix and made the rules up as we went along. The highlight was the archer who destroyed a JS III with a lucky shot.
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« Reply #2 on: 02 February 2019, 03:55:22 AM »

Required vid:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvKs2VLmVnY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvKs2VLmVnY</a>
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« Reply #3 on: 02 February 2019, 10:37:39 AM »

Required vid:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvKs2VLmVnY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvKs2VLmVnY</a>

Dive roll is +2 for sunglasses.
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« Reply #4 on: 07 March 2019, 03:03:26 PM »

access only to trashy Airfix figures. On one occasion we threw everything we had into the mix and made the rules up as we went along. The highlight was the archer who destroyed a JS III with a lucky shot.


That brings it all back. My friend and I were 13, we had all our Airfix (I would never call them trashy) on the table using a hotch-potch of rules. We had Robin Hood, ACW, WWII Germans and British, Cowboys and Indians - glorious. In our battle, a tank was also knocked out by an archer, in our case an Indian brave on horseback. Our rules said it  took one turn for the turret to turn through 90 degrees. The Indian just rode round and round the tank in classic Western Movie manner, shooting off a ton of arrows, Each hit was deemed to cause one damage point. The tank could take 20 damage points. Eventually it was destroyed by this single Indian, who was immune because he never stood still long enough for the tank to bring its gun to bear. Stupid, of course it was, but that was how sophisticated were then. We did however decide our rules needed revision. Ah, happy days
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Leman
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« Reply #5 on: 07 March 2019, 04:48:18 PM »

I am seeing that Indian in my mind’s eye and laughing my socks off  Grin Grin Grin. Was he by any chance Chief Miroslav Running Fox?
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« Reply #6 on: 07 March 2019, 04:50:38 PM »

I am thinking he was no doubtless being Rissaldar Patel V. Chatterjee, BA Bombay College of Commercial Arts (failed).
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« Reply #7 on: 07 March 2019, 05:58:55 PM »

Which brings to mind:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4h6BuGdAP8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4h6BuGdAP8</a>
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« Reply #8 on: 07 March 2019, 06:53:41 PM »

Which brings to mind:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4h6BuGdAP8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4h6BuGdAP8</a>

One of my all time favourite films!
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« Reply #9 on: 07 March 2019, 07:32:00 PM »

I wore a tabard that matched my Bretonnian general's heraldry at a Warhammer tournamement about 20-25 years ago (4th edition?). Also managed to win Most Sporting Player (if one can 'win' by being nice). Still have both tabard and prize, which was an Orc warlord on a wyvern.

Do it again in a heartbeat Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: 07 March 2019, 08:34:47 PM »

Trust me, I played with more than a few Airfix figs, but at that the time they only had the WWII Germans, British in Europe and Africa, and then brought out the ACW sets, say early 60's. Home brew rules that were silly back then, but fun for an all night Friday night game.

Pierre, - Love the attire and all i can say is - Snooze Brothers, Blues Brothers or Baden Brothers, they all seem the same to me!  Smiley

Terry
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