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« on: 08 June 2010, 04:08:26 AM »

If you could only game in one period, which would it be and why?
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« Reply #1 on: 08 June 2010, 05:59:36 AM »

AWI - the uniforms (esp 1768 warrant), the small battles, the lack of cavalry ( no horses to paint hurray!), the scenery, the interesting tactical balance ( regulars, militia, lights, indians, rifles, bayonets).

Also because there have been a number of things that have got me interested since I was a kid - airfix 1/72 grenadiers and washingtons army, airfix 54mm awi multipose models, the curt johnson book with all the peter gilder figures, those adverts on the back of american comics to buy awi armies, my first ever metal figues ( two hinchliffe grenadiers from redcar!)

Oh and also the interesting uniforms of the mounted generals (oh hang on.......)
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« Reply #2 on: 08 June 2010, 07:32:45 AM »

it's very hard to tell..
I'd say WW2, russian front.

(or the ACW, or something else.. no, it's too hard to choose !   Lips Sealed )
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« Reply #3 on: 08 June 2010, 07:54:43 AM »

WWII for me. It's what I started with all too many years ago using Airfix figures, tanks etc. Such a breadth of materiel to be used; so many different theatres of war; anything from small local skirmishes all the way up to Bagration/Barbarossa and Normandy type battles.
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« Reply #4 on: 08 June 2010, 08:34:32 AM »

War of 1812, if you can choose any scale, its a great tactical/skirmish with interesting units.
If its 10mm, they its Franco-Prussian 1870/1866/1859 because of the grand scale you can play and advancing technology of warfare.
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« Reply #5 on: 08 June 2010, 03:33:10 PM »

Good question Leon  Cool

Instinct tells me WW2 - for pretty much the same reasons as Steve...although I'm torn to H&M as well [would be Napoleonics there] because of the visual aspect...tricky!
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« Reply #6 on: 08 June 2010, 04:39:28 PM »

Ancients

That way I can have lots of armies  Cheesy

I refuse to sub divide the period in case it limits my playing options  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: 08 June 2010, 04:51:59 PM »

ufff that is a hard one!

Fortunatly pendraken has a lot of them... well I think antiquity / classic world (from Summer to late roman period). And maybe fantasy in close range.

Why? well ancient warfare is based in a lot infantry, has the option of special units as chariots, elephants, etc... and are beatifull to paint (by the way is more fun to me than WWII or modern). Also requiere some historical research, and it is also part of the hobby.
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« Reply #8 on: 08 June 2010, 05:31:26 PM »

It would be late medieval/early renaissance for me. From English v Scots, Aztec v Spanish to Japan v Korea, the variety of troop types and tactics as well as the colour wins. Pretty toys on table is what its all about  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: 08 June 2010, 07:20:52 PM »

Impossible to answer really.

I guess if pressed it'd have to be ancients (re; DBM 3000BC-1500AD), simply as it covers such a wide variety of armies and battle types and offers therefore variety to keep things interesting.

I am of course assuming that 'fantasy' and 'sci-fi' aren't 'periods'...
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« Reply #10 on: 08 June 2010, 09:28:58 PM »

It would be a toss between WSS and Ancients.
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« Reply #11 on: 08 June 2010, 10:10:43 PM »

War of Turkish-Belgian monkey slave trade 1249 - 1267 (when are you lot going to get your fingers out to produce the figures??!!)
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« Reply #12 on: 09 June 2010, 12:53:05 AM »

I only game one period -- post-lithic

If I get into cave men, that will make two.

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« Reply #13 on: 09 June 2010, 01:12:29 AM »

War of Turkish-Belgian monkey slave trade 1249 - 1267 (when are you lot going to get your fingers out to produce the figures??!!)

There's just not many votes for it.  If there was, then who knows what might happen!  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: 09 June 2010, 01:13:00 AM »

I only game one period -- post-lithic

If I get into cave men, that will make two.

Now that's dodging the question!  Tongue
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