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FierceKitty
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« Reply #15 on: 24 July 2021, 05:18:31 AM »

I proxy a little where I must, but I don't like it.
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toxicpixie
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« Reply #16 on: 24 July 2021, 10:29:01 AM »

We were playing a Chain of Command league at club and were trying to get everyone involved as cliques had started to form. Consequently we had players putting their platoons and support together while the league was running. They wanted to actually use the stuff hey had just painted. So things like Bren carriers proxied for Matildas happened.

I reckon that’s more than fair; not everyone can afford the money or time to instantly put together a fresh army *in the middle of a game*.

If they liked it I’ll bet they replaced with something more accurate later.

Could be worse, mate of mine used a starter army of some “Welsh” 15mm’s for about twenty years in DBM/DBA and just casually swapped what they represented across a thousand years of historic lists. “Dave, are the Auxillia spears, foot knights or Auxillia today?” “Ah no, they’re bows in this list” “Nnnnngh. And your cavalry are…. ?” “Cavalry. These ones are mediums, these identical ones are heavies, and those are… *frantic sounds of list checking*”
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« Reply #17 on: 24 July 2021, 12:04:44 PM »

I'm a "to a point" sort of chap.

I don't tend to game until I have the things to game with, but I recognise that we do have to make compromises. For example, the 1944 Guards Armoured Division may have to proxy for 7th Armoured in some scenarios. I'm not going to buy another squadron of Shermans just to put on different divisional badges.

To take it to it's logical extent, if you created an Anglo-Allied army of 1815, you would be confining yourself to refighting two battles over and over and over and over again.

I think many of us can remember the days when proxy and conversion were the rule. (Dare one say Banana Oil?) Granted we are in a time of plenty and the Dark Lord provides mots of out needs, but a little going off piste can be fun. I think I got as much satisfaction out of the 200 Spanish-American War figures that I have proxied in, than I did in ... well other stuff.     
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« Reply #18 on: 24 July 2021, 03:25:55 PM »

I agree, I won't game until I have all my dick is a row.  Appearances, for me, are everything, otherwise I wouldn't bother with miniatures.
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FierceKitty
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« Reply #19 on: 24 July 2021, 03:49:13 PM »

I agree, I won't game until I have all my dick is a row.  Appearances, for me, are everything, otherwise I wouldn't bother with miniatures.

Not sure what you're saying, but I'm not sure I want to know!
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« Reply #20 on: 24 July 2021, 04:11:59 PM »

If I have the right model I'll use that, if not I'll proxy. If I can proxy with something similar I'll use that. If not I'll make sure everyone knows what the replacement represents. I have not been above playing an early game of Chain of Command with Eldar and Space Marines as Russians and Germans and a tissue box with a drinking straw poked through the end and the inscription PzIV/ L70 on top. It detracted from the fun of the game not one whit.
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« Reply #21 on: 24 July 2021, 04:27:56 PM »

If I have the right model I'll use that, if not I'll proxy. If I can proxy with something similar I'll use that. If not I'll make sure everyone knows what the replacement represents. I have not been above playing an early game of Chain of Command with Eldar and Space Marines as Russians and Germans and a tissue box with a drinking straw poked through the end and the inscription PzIV/ L70 on top. It detracted from the fun of the game not one whit.

That sounds like my serious business modelling efforts Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: 24 July 2021, 06:51:47 PM »

Not sure what you're saying, but I'm not sure I want to know!

Ha!  You know exactly what I meant, you bad person, you.
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« Reply #23 on: 24 July 2021, 06:53:36 PM »

If I have the right model I'll use that, if not I'll proxy. If I can proxy with something similar I'll use that. If not I'll make sure everyone knows what the replacement represents. I have not been above playing an early game of Chain of Command with Eldar and Space Marines as Russians and Germans and a tissue box with a drinking straw poked through the end and the inscription PzIV/ L70 on top. It detracted from the fun of the game not one whit.

What are Eldar?
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« Reply #24 on: 24 July 2021, 07:48:03 PM »

Pointy eared space elves!
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« Reply #25 on: 24 July 2021, 09:09:57 PM »

I agree with FSN  Shocked Smiley

I'm a "to a point" sort of chap.

I don't tend to game until I have the things to game with, but I recognise that we do have to make compromises. For example, the 1944 Guards Armoured Division may have to proxy for 7th Armoured in some scenarios. I'm not going to buy another squadron of Shermans just to put on different divisional badges.
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I do my best to accurately represent a particular force and will then use the troops in other related situations.

For example, my WWI NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade has fought as British, Indian and Kiwi 'cavalry' from Sinai to Mesopotamia. I wouldn't use them in Flanders, unless I really had to, as the basing is sand rather than mud or grass
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« Reply #26 on: 24 July 2021, 10:21:20 PM »

I agree with FSN  Shocked Smiley

I do my best to accurately represent a particular force and will then use the troops in other related situations.

For example, my WWI NZ Mounted Rifle Brigade has fought as British, Indian and Kiwi 'cavalry' from Sinai to Mesopotamia. I wouldn't use them in Flanders, unless I really had to, as the basing is sand rather than mud or grass

Thats often my sticking point, to be fair. Consistent basing that looks about right for the theatre!
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« Reply #27 on: 24 July 2021, 11:36:30 PM »

Not sure what you're saying, but I'm not sure I want to know!

There are typos that are random and there are typos which are:



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« Reply #28 on: 24 July 2021, 11:42:11 PM »

I'm using the LOA figures as "Rembrandt NightWatch" era soldiers.

Unlike the militia in the painting, these will be the top brass of a colonial mission, with the unwashed seamen (Maaatron!!) coming from the Pirates range.


No Tricornes among the officers of the VoC.
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« Reply #29 on: 07 August 2021, 12:41:22 PM »

Tricorns seconded :-)
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