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by Contrarius
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: podcast 20 discussion on historical accuracy of gaming
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: podcast 20 discussion on historical accuracy of gaming

Personally, my journey was: Airfix models > Airfix figures > wargaming > history > frustration with inaccuracy of wargaming After 25 years in which I did no modelling or gaming to speak of, only military history, I’ve started to go back down the ladder, prompted in large part by the sheer fun of Lar...
by Contrarius
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Fallschirmjäger Helmet Colour
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Fallschirmjäger Helmet Colour

While we’re here: German rubberised motorcycle coats - what colour are they? I’m specifically interested in early war, so 1939-40. Now, in some sources I see them represented as grey, in others, specifically modern reconstructions, as grey-green. Certainly the more modern versions have a distinct gr...
by Contrarius
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Multi-sided SP?
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Multi-sided SP?

I would definitely add a second, or possibly even third, Tiffin card/chip to ensure more even activation, end of turn being called only when both (or all three) Tiffin cards turn up. Without this you will end up with players getting no activations at all during a turn.
by Contrarius
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: 'Real' Guard Brigades
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: 'Real' Guard Brigades

Isn’t hesitancy all about friction in the chain of command? It’s more to do with the brigade commanders than the troops under them. Admittedly, the battalion commanders generate part of the friction and their rating is subsumed in the troop quality. Anyhow, don’t “excellent” brigade commanders alrea...
by Contrarius
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Representing engineers?
Replies: 18
Views: 926

Re: Representing engineers?

Ah, forgot. I have a minipack of those Zvezda pioneers. Not bad figures. Shame they’re so brittle - rifles and all long pointy bits keep breaking off my other Zvezda Krauts.

Will have to check out Under Fire. They do some really nice Poles for 1939 as well.

Thanks guys.
by Contrarius
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Representing engineers?
Replies: 18
Views: 926

Re: Representing engineers?

Any recommendations for German engineers, aka pioneers, in 1/72? Looking for Early War.

I have the Revell 1/72 pack but it’s pretty naff. No doubt AB produce some beaut figs in compatible scale but they were sold out by the time I got to the stand at Salute.
by Contrarius
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: 1939-era Polish cavalry
Replies: 62
Views: 8562

Re: 1939-era Polish cavalry

According to the box, there will be 2 guns and 8 crew figures in all. Alas while the hard plastic is a good thing in my opinion, that is pretty much all that can be said for the cavalry figures. And unfortunately poses do not permit any useful conversions, so even that advantage is somewhat wasted....
by Contrarius
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

I am intrigued by the concept of "O Group." I think the mechanics looks really interesting and build on the strengths of GdA and PC. Sadly, I am not about to start collecting and painting WW2 stuff in another scale/basing style. Most Lardy rules are fairly tolerant of basing style, and I’d be extre...
by Contrarius
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Gunnar's Pacific Adventure
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Gunnar's Pacific Adventure

I would drybrush the bases with a light sandy colour; add more highlighting to the green base uniform; maybe also add definition to the faces with a thin wash of raw sienna or a similar colour. :ugeek:
by Contrarius
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"
Replies: 10
Views: 1400

Re: Battalion level WW2 Now called "O" Group or the story of "Oooooh"

I thought we were getting a full playthrough on Lard TV of a game with Dave Brown. Was rather hoping for General d’Armee, but guess I’ll settle for O Group.