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by Contrarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Setting buildings on fire?
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Setting buildings on fire?

Ooooops

:oops:

Had a Wurzel Gummidge moment and put on the wrong head.
by Contrarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: Setting buildings on fire?
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Setting buildings on fire?

Look at any picture of combat in WW2 Eastern Europe and there are buildings on fire. All it took to set the flimsy wooden village houses alight was a burst of 20mm auto-cannon fire. IIRC in CoC, buildings catch fire when HE directed at them scores a multiple six? I’m not sure that’s too low in terms...
by Contrarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Cavalry combat 4-man frontage vs 6-man squadron
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Cavalry combat 4-man frontage vs 6-man squadron

Well, if you look historically most squadrons were understrength. A full strength regiment in one army might consist of only 2 squadrons, while an understrength regiment in another might have 3. As far as the rules are concerned if both regiments field, say, 12 figures then they are both Standard de...
by Contrarius
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General d'Armee
Topic: Cavalry combat 4-man frontage vs 6-man squadron
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Cavalry combat 4-man frontage vs 6-man squadron

I have a cav unit of three squadrons each with 4-figures frontage vs. a unit of two squadrons each with 6-figure frontage. Both have 12 figures in all and are considered ‘standard’ size. Does the unit with larger squadrons gain an advantage for outflanking?

:geek:
by Contrarius
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Looking for 1/72 German with FlammenWerfer 35 flamethrower
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Looking for 1/72 German with FlammenWerfer 35 flamethrower

My confidence with 1/72 conversion is at all-time low after a recent disaster with a group of Airfix Napoleonic cuirassiers converted into French dragoons, which have become very brittle with age. I suspect the spray undercoat I used on the figures, or maybe some pre-washing I did in white spirit? A...
by Contrarius
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Starting in 6mm (WW2)
Replies: 15
Views: 1467

Re: Starting in 6mm (WW2)

Contrarius - interesting take on it, I've gone the other way ie started in 28mm and dropped (or added 6mm) I'll keep both and I'm currently liking the large battle options that open up in 6mm, plus some of the terrain looks amazing (Mark Luther, Bruce Weigle) Agreed, that 6mm terrain does look simp...
by Contrarius
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Looking for 1/72 German with FlammenWerfer 35 flamethrower
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Looking for 1/72 German with FlammenWerfer 35 flamethrower

Hey Emilio, Thanks for your replies. I guess you were referring to the figure in the top row of your pic. But yes, most ranges I’ve seen have a later model flamethrower with two much smaller horizontal tanks, introduced I believe in 1941. The 1935 model also had two tanks but one was tiny compared t...
by Contrarius
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Starting in 6mm (WW2)
Replies: 15
Views: 1467

Re: Starting in 6mm (WW2)

Long, long ago, as a poor itinerant student I thought 6mm would be the way to go. Relatively cheap and highly transportable, it seemed the perfect solution. So I bought two armies, WW2 Late Germans and Russians, using mainly Heroics miniatures, and painted them all up. The German big cats looked esp...
by Contrarius
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Looking for 1/72 German with FlammenWerfer 35 flamethrower
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Looking for 1/72 German with FlammenWerfer 35 flamethrower

Hey folks, Just wondered if anyone has come across a decent miniature in 1/72 scale of a German using a FlammenWerfer 35 - the one that looks like a huge boiler. Most of the commercial figures have later models which have much smaller tanks that sit on the back horizontally rather than vertically. I...
by Contrarius
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Mg on halftrack
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Mg on halftrack

Restricted visability is the reason a tank MG is ROF 6 I do not see that applying to the halftrack mount. You are not peering out of a slit or 1" scope. Nor do I see it being run by one man alone. I would certainly not reduce a Hanomag-mounted MG34/42 to 6 dice. Plenty of visibility, stacks of ammo...