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by Contrarius
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: If I Wanted To Play The 30 Years War....
Replies: 11
Views: 3535

Re: If I Wanted To Play The 30 Years War....

Take a look at “For King & Parliament”, the ECW version of ‘To the Strongest’. They’ve just released a supplement for Edgehill, which should give you a good idea of its suitability for 6mm games. Thanks for the info. Will take a look at the Edgehill supplement (out of historical curiosity) though I...
by Contrarius
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: If I Wanted To Play The 30 Years War....
Replies: 11
Views: 3535

Re: If I Wanted To Play The 30 Years War....

I think if I was going to use Pike & Shotte I would do it in 6mm. Resurrecting this old thread as I was thinking of getting into the TYW/ECW. Seen Sidney Roundwood’s stuff on 2mm, but it’s just too tiny for me. So, would 6mm work for reconstructing the larger battles of the period on, say, a 7’x4’ ...
by Contrarius
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Vehicle permanently immobilized. Twice...
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: Vehicle permanently immobilized. Twice...

IRL most crews would leg it when their vehicle is immobilized as they know they are now sitting in a death trap. It was very common in the early war for the more elderly underpowered AFVs to get bogged, so on the German side, SdKfz 221 (4-rad), and SdKfz 231/232 (6-Rad). Even the early Ausf Pz II A...
by Contrarius
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Vehicle permanently immobilized. Twice...
Replies: 20
Views: 828

Re: Vehicle permanently immobilized. Twice...

So, just to clarify: if a vehicle gets bogged down (say in muddy going) it counts as immobilised. And because it's immobilised if it receives shock that is doubled?
by Contrarius
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Off Topic!
Topic: Been to Manila?
Replies: 2
Views: 5430

Re: Been to Manila?

Been to a great number of cities in SE Asia, and enjoyed nearly all of them. Except Manila which was truly dreadful. No thanks.
by Contrarius
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Charlie Don't Surf
Topic: 20 mm figures to mix with Esci plastics
Replies: 5
Views: 1345

Re: 20 mm figures to mix with Esci plastics

Nellkyn wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:12 pm
I was wrong, no surprise, Skytrex still do their river craft range.
https://www.skytrex.com/59-ff-vietnam-r ... -scale20mm
Ooh, they’re nice!
Almost makes me want to get into the Heart of Darkness myself.

:geek:
by Contrarius
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Starting in CoC, looking for help on 15mm vs 20mm
Replies: 26
Views: 2476

Re: Starting in CoC, looking for help on 15mm vs 20mm

I said 15mm and 20mm are LARGELY compatible — that doesn’t mean completely compatible. Fences and walls in 15mm look a little too small for 20mm, but you could buy a tall wall for 15mm and it will serve as a smallish one in 20mm. Also when you’re buying buildings for both, it’s better to go for HO a...
by Contrarius
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Starting in CoC, looking for help on 15mm vs 20mm
Replies: 26
Views: 2476

Re: Starting in CoC, looking for help on 15mm vs 20mm

The great thing about terrain for 15mm/20mm and 1/72nd is that it is largely compatible. Trees, roads, fields, hills are all interchangeable, and a great many model buildings and bridges billed as 20mm and HO will work fine for both scales. Meanwhile, 28mm and 15mm are by and large incompatible.
by Contrarius
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Metal miniatures to mix with Airfix & HaT Napoleonics?
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Metal miniatures to mix with Airfix & HaT Napoleonics?

Many thanks for that Herr Wreckedoften, Yes, Plastic Soldier Review is invaluable, but doesn’t cover white metal figures, alas. You’re right about Irregular Minis, an acquired taste for sure. They seem a little too coarse for Napoleonic figures. SHQ meanwhile, I’ve see their 20mm WW2 range and they ...
by Contrarius
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Metal miniatures to mix with Airfix & HaT Napoleonics?
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Metal miniatures to mix with Airfix & HaT Napoleonics?

I’ve been fairly casual in the past when mixing my old Airfix 1/72nd Napoleonics with the Minifigs 25mm range, but mainly keep the units separate, as there is quite a considerable size difference. However, while painting up some new plastic regiments, especially of HaT figures, I’m finding my troops...