Started by Wealdmaster, 22 July 2021, 04:01:19 PM
Quote from: Orcs on 24 July 2021, 12:02:30 AMWe 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.
Quote from: John Cook on 24 July 2021, 03:25:55 PMI 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.
Quote from: Ithoriel on 24 July 2021, 04:11:59 PMIf 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.
Quote from: FierceKitty on 24 July 2021, 03:49:13 PMNot sure what you're saying, but I'm not sure I want to know!
Quote from: fsn on 24 July 2021, 12:04:44 PMI'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. ...
Quote from: paulr on 24 July 2021, 09:09:57 PMI agree with FSN 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