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« Reply #15 on: 16 August 2020, 03:20:39 PM »

John, welcome to the forum - as I say to many newcomers, the forum is warm, welcoming, well read, well informed, well intentioned and .... on occasion, well weird Smiley

I've played Spearhead and BKC and prefer the latter ... YMMV!

In WW2 terms I'm more at home in The Great Patriotic War or in North West Europe but the Western Desert is a fascinating theatre. If half the tales told by family and family friends who were out there are true I'm amazed the Allies achieved anything!
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« Reply #16 on: 16 August 2020, 06:28:21 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: 16 August 2020, 07:09:19 PM »

I’ve painted all of my WSS during the pandemic, so sadly, they haven’t been on the table. I’m keen on ‘Die Fighting II’ for rules, but I also have ‘Beneath Lilly Banners.’

Thanks, Die Fighting is new to me, but seems interesting. One of our group is collecting 28mm WSS and isn’t sure on rules yet. So I will pass these suggestions over to him.
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« Reply #18 on: 16 August 2020, 11:22:05 PM »

Hi Jerboa, welcome to the Forum!

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« Reply #19 on: 21 August 2020, 02:19:00 AM »

Fred,
I just figured out that your web page is http://www.kerynne.com/games/index.html. Very inspiring. I’m responsible for more than my fair share of your recent hits. I assume you play BKCIV. I may be asking questions.

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« Reply #20 on: 21 August 2020, 08:14:18 AM »

Fred,
I just figured out that your web page is http://www.kerynne.com/games/index.html. Very inspiring. I’m responsible for more than my fair share of your recent hits. I assume you play BKCIV. I may be asking questions.

Jerboa

Indeed it is, although it is rather neglected these days. But glad to hear you are finding it useful.

We’ve played some BKC4, but I tend to fall back to BKC2 as that is the version I have played most, so in a middle of a game those are the rules I tend to remember.
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« Reply #21 on: 22 August 2020, 06:29:37 AM »

Fred,
I found your comments/comparisons of M-3 Stuart (Honey) models interesting. I ‘need’ a whole regiment of them. Which Pendraken model did you compare? Were they resculpted on 2018? Your ‘squashed’ pics don’t seem to match the current pics.
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« Reply #22 on: 22 August 2020, 07:18:22 AM »

Those comparisons are quite old, certainly before the re-sculpt

Let me have a look if I have any of the newer PD Stuarts
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« Reply #23 on: 22 August 2020, 07:26:15 AM »

The new Stuarts certainly do not have that squashed look.
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« Reply #24 on: 22 August 2020, 12:05:11 PM »

Am I right in thinking the Honey ‘mid-war’ turret is appropriate for 1941-1942 N. Africa? Doesn’t seem right to be counting rivets in 10mm.
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« Reply #25 on: 22 August 2020, 12:06:32 PM »

Why not I do it with 6m !
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« Reply #26 on: 22 August 2020, 01:13:19 PM »

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6 metres? The mind boggles! Wink Cheesy

As for the turret issue, personally it wouldn't bother me if it was 'wrong' in terms of dates etc.
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« Reply #27 on: 22 August 2020, 04:29:27 PM »

6 metres? The mind boggles! Wink Cheesy
6 minutes, silly.

As for the turret issue, personally it wouldn't bother me if it was 'wrong' in terms of dates etc.
Tend to agree. Finding the right Sherman variant is the path to madness.
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« Reply #28 on: 22 August 2020, 04:37:22 PM »

Am I right in thinking the Honey ‘mid-war’ turret is appropriate for 1941-1942 N. Africa? Doesn’t seem right to be counting rivets in 10mm.
Cheers,
Jerboa

If you have the mid-war ones then definitely use them. If you are looking to buy some then I would go with the early war one which has rivets - not least as rivets always look good on a tank!
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« Reply #29 on: 22 August 2020, 04:51:36 PM »

With Stuarts the US army used almost exclusivly the M5 in action, the Brits used the earlier M3 models, but had the last mark M3 (M3A5?) with the M5 turret. Think the French forces followed the US model.

Shermans - US tried for M4A3, although they used most models, British had M4A4 and M4A1. Soviets and USMC got the Deisel ones - M4A2? althogh later the marines got some petro; ones as well.

Reason for the split is pure logistics - they all had different engines so as far as they armies wanted one model. It never worked.
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