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GridGame
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« on: 29 October 2019, 10:13:54 AM »

Me:

Retired, married. Live in Greater Manchester.
Day to day life is being a Charity trustee and weekend volunteer, also helping with a community project (Dementia and Age support) & and a very ‘needy’ cat.

Wargaming - then:

Wargamed when in secondary education. Found my niche with 6 mm Napoleonic Russians using WRG rules.
I had tended to lose interest as I was the whipping-boy. Until I bought the Russians I had no armies of my own and so always fought with a ‘loaner’. With a constant switch to what army I was lent and rules to be used: well ‘win’ was what my opponent did!

Wargaming – now:

Searching the web I came across the OHW. By proportionally reducing the facings I was wargaming on a 300 x 300 mm board. Armies were card counters. Not happy with the weapon / troop capability / variation I wrote my own rules, (but based on OHW concepts).

Next buy armies: Pendraken was selected: Romans, Ancient Spanish, Carthaginian, Gaul. – but as yet not all figures painted. (And later to be joined by Persians & Greeks).

Next Sudan ’82-’85. Generated my own rules, which owe much to OHW and Portable Wargames (PW) as this set of rules is for square grid.
Pendraken miniatures and majority of figures painted and based.


And most recently ECW.
Based on sets of PW type rules found on-line I have generated my own rules in which I hope I have biased troop ability to pre 1645.
Figures: Pendraken – purchased at FIASCO 2019. (Currently the units are card markers).


All the above give me a solo game which can last up to an hour. However the setting up can take up to 30 minutes.
Ancients: dice for which OHW scenario, dice for which armies are to fight & then the composition of those armies.
Sudan: only real decision is which infantry units for the Imperial army.
ECW: dice for armies compositions and then the competence level of those units, dice for terrain,

Short solo games work for me due to many demands on my time which means needing great flexibility for my dairy.
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« Reply #1 on: 29 October 2019, 10:29:53 AM »

I like your range of armies. Welcome aboard.
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« Reply #2 on: 29 October 2019, 10:50:06 AM »

Welcome to the forum, I think card armies is a great way to feeling your way into how your figures should be based and configured. I think there will be a lot of interest in following how your games / rules / armies develop.
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« Reply #3 on: 29 October 2019, 10:58:03 AM »

A very warm welcome !

Cheers - Phil.
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« Reply #4 on: 29 October 2019, 11:08:08 AM »

Welcome aboard!

Finished the punic war armies myself in the beginning of the year, great choice of minis!
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« Reply #5 on: 29 October 2019, 11:09:47 AM »

You know you want Hellenistics, Thracians, Scythians, Numidians, and Indians....
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« Reply #6 on: 29 October 2019, 11:27:05 AM »

Welcome on board and some nice ideas there for your games. I've just ordered the following, which is grid based and looks interesting, so might be worth your while perusing them:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ur-Human-Tabletop-conflict-Mesopotamia/dp/1699824924/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=to+ur+is+human&qid=1572348344&sr=8-2
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« Reply #7 on: 29 October 2019, 12:15:26 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: 29 October 2019, 12:48:24 PM »

Welcome to the Forum!
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« Reply #9 on: 29 October 2019, 01:35:00 PM »

A warm welcome from me, too.  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: 29 October 2019, 02:12:30 PM »

Welcome GridGame!

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« Reply #11 on: 29 October 2019, 03:17:18 PM »

Hello and welcome
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« Reply #12 on: 29 October 2019, 04:17:50 PM »

Welcome to the forum, 

Good to see you have a lead pile.  It is a well known and accepted fact that to thrive Wargamers need at least their on bodyweight in unpainted Lead, resin and Plastic.

Leon is the unrepentant supplier if addictive substances ,(although He does not yet have a blacked out BMW) so you are in the right place.

The Forum is generally full of good ideas help and suggestions.
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« Reply #13 on: 29 October 2019, 06:51:58 PM »

Welcome Wave
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« Reply #14 on: 29 October 2019, 07:12:35 PM »

Welcome to the forum, GridGame!


Argh! I need that like I need a hole in the head. But now that I know it exists, and with an Amazon gift card laying close by . . . Curse you, Steve J!


The Forum is generally full of good ideas help and suggestions.

And occasionally very silly silliness. It usually passes after a day or two.
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