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by Contrarius
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: A II Matilda I and Daimler dingo scout car.
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: A II Matilda I and Daimler dingo scout car.

Not a great fan of 3-D printed vehicles, they tend to be pretty rough and require a lot of finishing work. As for the SHQ and Early War Minis products, well they're 1/76, which I guess is not too much of problem at this size, though their human figures are distinctly too small to go with my other mi...
by Contrarius
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: A II Matilda I and Daimler dingo scout car.
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: A II Matilda I and Daimler dingo scout car.

Contrarius - what you want is white decal paper, with nothing printed on it, cut to the correct size and that's how we get lovely crisp aiming points on out BEF vehicles. One of the lads at the club showed me how he'd done it. That's brilliant! :idea: Have to look through my pile of unused Airfix t...
by Contrarius
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: A II Matilda I and Daimler dingo scout car.
Replies: 15
Views: 2357

Re: A II Matilda I and Daimler dingo scout car.

Lovely work! Always wondered why there were no Matilda I’s available in my scale of choice, 1/72. It was an important vehicle in the France 1940 campaign, though admittedly one of the ugliest tanks ever conceived. Nearly bought a 1/76 Oxford Diecast Dingo last week but resisted as there was no obvio...
by Contrarius
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Voluntary withdrawal or running away
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Voluntary withdrawal or running away

I always get this confused with Chain of Command. There you get the shock minus deducted from your movement whichever direction you want your men to head. ;) Highly frustrating to watch your advances trundle to a complete halt, and there's pretty well nothing you can do except risk deploying a Senio...
by Contrarius
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Little help here
Replies: 20
Views: 4974

Re: Little help here

I’m reminded of the Spanish Civil War addendum to Chain of Command where it’s extremely difficult to get militia units moving again once they’ve reached cover of any kind. Perhaps wouldn’t be so extreme in the gunpowder era where weapons are less deadly but unenthusiastic raw troops and militias sho...
by Contrarius
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Little help here
Replies: 20
Views: 4974

Re: Little help here

We have also had issues with movement rates in many scenarios and have tried out a small modification that has seen a lot more fluidity in our games. We make a rule that the first dice used for movement is always a 6 and then roll as usual for a second movement activation. This does not apply for t...
by Contrarius
Sat Sep 05, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Sandpaper and basing.
Replies: 34
Views: 4150

Re: Sandpaper and basing.

Problem with sandpaper (for bases) is that it’s too regular, and it doesn’t hide/disguise the figure’s own base. Also, big miniatures will look even taller with a whole thickness of sandpaper below the base. ;) My method is very tedious, and I’d love to simplify it: I use cheap wall filler (from a t...
by Contrarius
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Beutepanzer Use
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: Beutepanzer Use

In the early part of the war the Germans were struggling to supply their existing Panzer divisions with tanks let alone to replace the heavy losses suffered in Poland and France. They were happy to take on any foreign AFVs they considered serviceable as replacements. There are quite a few photos of ...
by Contrarius
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Beutepanzer Use
Replies: 19
Views: 3162

Re: Beutepanzer Use

.....the Germans simply painted over the allied star with the German cross (I'm sorry I can't recall the proper name for it)..... I believe that would be the "Balkankreuz". More correctly spelt Balkenkreuz, meaning ‘beam cross’. It’s also quite a common error to associate it with the Balkans though...
by Contrarius
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Unlimbering
Replies: 11
Views: 2984

Re: Unlimbering

Interesting vid. All I can say is... What a shower! They were all over the place. I imagine they don’t get a lot of hands-on experience, and it shows. The horse teams in particular are clearly not well balanced and don’t seem overly familiar with this sort of work. Was expecting something more akin ...