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« on: 19 August 2020, 10:38:24 PM »

Hello to the Forum from Andrew!

My nickname refers to my current occupation - maths tutor.  OK:  you can all hate me now, I don't care - like most of you, I hated maths at school, too.

I was in the Army (Int Corps) 1980-2003, then worked overseas as a security consultant, then in the prison system as a teacher until recently changing for private tutoring and specialising in young people with special educational needs.

Wargame-wise:  I broke my teeth as a young teenager on WRG WW2, OGRE/GEV and some RPGing (mostly Traveller and Gamma World).  My OGRE/GEV habit has remained but I "progressed" to Korps/Corps Commander which I actually used professionally, building up a huge 6mm collection.  I "downsized" to OnePageRules (OPR) and PC stuff after demob and am in the process of developing a WW2 operational-level system.  In reality, I will happily lose a game in any period in any scale using any rules so long as it's fun in good company and I don't need a month to study the rules first.

So... time for a change.  I like making scenery and prefer to play with figures - the visual effect is a great part of the attraction of wargaming.  I'm drawn to Steampunk and WW2 Eastern Front:  OPR would be great for Steampunk and someone pointed out that I had enjoyed a game of FWC so how about BKC?  I also want something very easy and solo-friendly and have been flirting with Bolt Action.  6mm is too fiddly so up a scale.  I'm a terrible skinflint so price is important, but so is visual appeal and availability.  I already have a couple of bags of Pendraken WW2 (given as a swap for some terrain bits and pieces) and sci-fi (moment of madness) and am really impressed by the detail - so it's a no-brainer.

Leon at Pendraken kindly answered an email question on figure suitability and so:  I'm in.  I shall be posting in the relevant sections for advice re: figures choice and maybe some Victorian sci-fi and Ostfront chat.  Looking forward to it all.

Finally:  my apologies for the length of this intro - come on:  I'm an academic.  Never use three or four words when a couple of thousand will easily do.
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« Reply #1 on: 19 August 2020, 10:58:20 PM »

Hello and welcome
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« Reply #2 on: 19 August 2020, 10:59:08 PM »

Welcome Andrew, looking forward to seeing your projects take shape. You can always count on the forum dwellers to help you formulate your ideas and differentiate the good from the bad. There may be the odd sine of madness but sure it all adds up to a good time.

I hope to see a sequence of pictures of your work in the near future. I hope you don't find my welcome too derivative or obtuse but it was just a prime opportunity to drop in a few maths puns. Not all math puns are awful after all... Just sum.
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« Reply #3 on: 19 August 2020, 11:05:29 PM »

That was just mean.
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« Reply #4 on: 19 August 2020, 11:57:53 PM »

Hi and welcome to the Forum!

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« Reply #5 on: 20 August 2020, 12:33:35 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: 20 August 2020, 12:36:15 AM »

Welcome Andrew Wave

Not all of us hated maths at school Wink

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« Reply #7 on: 20 August 2020, 05:44:23 AM »

Welcome aboard.

Good to see more Tykes on the forum Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: 20 August 2020, 06:25:58 AM »

Welcome on board Andrew Sad.

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« Reply #9 on: 20 August 2020, 06:37:24 AM »

Welcome Andrew, here is a very nice part of the internet.  Good to hear of the influence of Corps Commander, those soft backed rules of yesteryear have much to commend them and WRG WWII / GEV was also part of my gaming history.
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« Reply #10 on: 20 August 2020, 06:55:39 AM »

Well things occasionally add up in here.  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: 20 August 2020, 07:04:44 AM »

A very warm welcome, Andrew. Wave

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #12 on: 20 August 2020, 07:11:49 AM »

Good morning

Some of us a graduates in Applied Statistics (with Honours) and find it hard to integrate with the herd.

Yes, series of puns is a constant danger on the forum.

Right, WWII Eastern Front. What time period are you thinking? I must have a preference for the 1941 end, with T35s and KVs and BT7s rather than T34s. I don't own a T34 ... hmmm ... may have to remedy that.

  
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« Reply #13 on: 20 August 2020, 08:38:16 AM »

Welcome onboard Andrew

I too liked maths at school.

Ostfront is well served with Pendraken models, so lots of gaming opportunity there.

Victorian Sci Fi is a bit more unusual in 10mm so it will be interesting to see what you come up with for that.
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« Reply #14 on: 20 August 2020, 09:59:30 AM »

Victorian Sci Fi is a bit more unusual in 10mm so it will be interesting to see what you come up with for that.

Well Phil is not busy, he can do it alongside the flying pigs, duck knights and wombles with AK's
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