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Brandy Station Edition

Previous thread: >>60121451

Get in here, post games, miniatures, questions, whatever you like.

List of Historical Tactical, Strategic, and Military Drill treatises:
http://pastebin.com/BfMeGd6R
ZunTsu Gameboxes:
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/yaokao3h1o4og/ZunTsu_GameBoxes
/hwg/ Steam Group:
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/tghwg/
Naval wargaming stuff:
https://pastebin.com/LcD16k7s

Games, Ospreys & References folders:
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/lu95l5mgg06d5/Ancient
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/81ck8x600cas4/Medieval
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/w6m41ma3co51e/Horse_and_Musket
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/vh1uqv8gipzo1/Napoleonic
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bbpscr0dam7iy/ACW
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/bvdtt01gh105d/Victorian
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/b35x147vmc6sg/World_War_One
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z8a13ampzzs88/World_War_Two
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/z8i8t83bysdwz/Vietnam_War
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/7n3mcn9hlgl1t/Modern

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/gdvadj7t6l5w6/Aero_Wargaming
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/6jrcg496e7vnb/Avalon%20Hill
https://www.mega.nz/#F!SyREURzI!lI3Rychibpx17XW4OEhCIg
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/pq6ckzqo3g6e6/Field_Of_Glory
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/r2mff8tnl8bjy/GDW
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/whmbo8ii2evqh//SPI
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/ws6yi58d2oacc/Strategy_%26_Tactics_Magazine
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/lx05hfgbic6b8/Naval_Wargaming
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/s1am77aldi1as/Wargames
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/j962ws6h50bqj/Victory_Games
https://mega.nz/#F!ZAoVjbQB!iGfDqfBDpgr0GC-NHg7KFQ
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>Advanced Squad Leader
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/d9x0dbxrpjg48/Advanced_Squad_Leader
>Battleground WWII
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/cb83cg7ays4l1/Battleground_WWII
>Battlegroup
https://mega.nz/#F!SolyxarJ!GUg6zWBStfznr6BvYedghQ
>Black Powder
http://www.mediafire.com/download/o5x6blwoczojmfr/Black+Powder.pdf
>Bolt Action
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/n7jmdnlv1n0ju/Bolt_Action
>By Fire And Sword
https://mega.co.nz/#!jxgCWTYD!FCp52DAqIUc-EM-TsRsWv7fB92nJ3kkzKsNcD_urI5Q
>Fleet Series
https://mega.nz/#F!i1N3xZxL!C6fQ3Z8o2U0gtk5kdXuVcQ
>GMT
https://mega.nz/#F!D1dHQZCJ!V9pYq0CUc4iCrNiOcBOBtg
>Hail Caesar
https://mega.nz/#F!XsVD0KgT!twB1NWiFE3aKXK_O1EZ4pA
>Impetus
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/28i9gevqws518/Impetus
>Modelling & painting guides
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/7b5027l7oaz05/Modelling_%26_Painting_Guides
>Osprey Wargaming
https://mega.nz/#F!mO43xRLS!PQDYvQWxQ4DmgooQxblkeA
>Phoenix Command RPG
https://mega.co.nz/#F!b5tgXRwa!mzelRNrKPjiT8gP7VrS-Jw
>Saga
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/alj31go19tmpm/SAGA
>Twilight 2000/2013 RPG
https://mega.co.nz/#F!C9sQhbwb!NVnD4jvUn5inOrPJIAkBhA
>Wargaming Compendium
http://www.mediafire.com/download/cghxf3475qy46aq/Wargaming+Compendium.pdf
>Wargaming Magazines
https://mega.nz/#F!O1cUGTRL!4FSvbQTXjmRTz1TfVXqxLw
>Warhammer Historical
https://mega.nz/#F!LxkElYYY!FJB5miNmlWZKMj2VfSYdxg

Desired scans :
Rank and File supplements
Harpoon 3 & 4 supplements
Force on Force supplements
Hind Commander
At Close Quarters
War and Conquest
Modern Spearhead
The Face Of Battle
Swordpoint
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June the 9th in military history:

721 – Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse.
747 – Abbasid Revolution: Abu Muslim Khorasani, Arab military leader, begins an open revolt against Umayyad rule, which is carried out under the sign of the Black Standard.
1667 – Second Anglo-Dutch War: The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet begins. It lasts for five days and results in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
1762 – British forces begin the Siege of Havana and capture the city during the Seven Years' War.
1772 – The British schooner Gaspee is burned off the coast of Rhode Island.
1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Arklow and Battle of Saintfield.
1815 – End of the Congress of Vienna: The new European political situation is set.
1862 – American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic.
1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
1885 – Treaty of Tientsin is signed to end the Sino-French War, with China eventually giving up Tonkin and Annam – most of present-day Vietnam – to France.
1923 – Bulgaria's military takes over the government in a coup.
1944 – World War II: The Soviet Union invades East Karelia and the previously Finnish part of Karelia, occupied by Finland since 1941.
1965 – Vietnam War: The Viet Cong commences combat with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in the Battle of Đồng Xoài, one of the largest battles in the war.
1967 – Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria.
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It is 155 years since the Battle of Brandy Station, the largest predominantly cavalry engagement of the American Civil War, as well as the largest ever to take place on American soil. It was fought around Brandy Station, Virginia, at the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign by the Union cavalry under Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton against Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate cavalry.

The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia had streamed into Culpeper County after its victory at Fredericksburg. Under the leadership of General Robert E. Lee, the troops seemed invincible and massed around Culpeper preparing to carry the war north into Pennsylvania. These half-starved men had defeated armies twice their size, but the constant enemies of hunger and poor equipment were showing their effects. Lee was determined to strike north to capture horses, equipment, and food for his men.

By June 5, two infantry corps under CSA Generals Longstreet and Ewell were camped in and around Culpeper. Six miles north of town, holding the line of the Rappahannock River, General J.E.B. Stuart bivouacked his cavalry troopers, screening the Confederate Army against surprise by the enemy.

Most of the Southern cavalry was camped near Brandy Station. Stuart, the "dashing cavalier", requested a full field review of his troops by General Lee. His request granted, on June 8 nearly 9,000 mounted troopers passed Lee's reviewing stand, first at a walk, then in full gallop as sabers glistened in the sun and 22 batteries of horse artillery roared in simulated battle.

A dense fog hung over the Rappahannock that morning. Unknown to the Confederates, 10,000 Union horsemen had massed their forces on the other side. Misinterpreting the screening action of Stuart's cavalry, Union General Pleasanton thought he was attacking a rebel raiding party of unknown strength.
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>>60234751
Pleasanton's attack plan called for a two-prong thrust at the enemy. One half of his men would cross the river at Beverly's Ford, two miles below Brandy Station, and the other half would cross at Kelly's Ford, four miles downstream. Caught in these pincers, the Southern cavalry would be surprised, outnumbered, and beaten.

Early in the morning, Stuart heard ragged gunfire from the river. Soon his troopers reached his Fleetwood Heights headquarters with the news that Union cavalrymen had forced a crossing at Beverly's Ford and charged up the narrow road toward St. James Church and Gee House Hill. The 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry unsuccessfully charged the guns at St. James, suffering the greatest casualties of any regiment in the battle. Several Confederates later described the 6th's charge as the most "brilliant and glorious" cavalry charge of the war. (In many Civil War battles, cavalrymen typically dismounted once they reached an engagement and fought essentially as infantry. But in this battle, the surprise and chaos led to a mostly mounted fight.)

Just as Stuart heard that the enemy had been checked at St. James, he received the startling news that Union troops were riding in on his rear. The vanguard, then visible, was approaching Fleetwood from the Stevensburg Road, having crossed at Kelly's Ford and reached Stevensburg via La Grange. One lone artillery piece was left atop Fleetwood Hill, and only a token force to guard Stuart's headquarters. As this single gun fired the few shells available, the Union horsemen halted their advance. Racing against time, Confederate cavalry rushed back from the St. James battle line to meet this new threat.

Stuart's headquarters was overrun, and the rear lines at St. James were threatened. Help arrived as cavalry rode in from Little Fork Church and saved the day for Stuart. After 12 hours of battle, Union troops retreated to the north side of the river.
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Union casualties were 907; Confederate losses 523. Some 20,500 men were engaged in this, the largest predominantly cavalry battle to take place during the war. Among the casualties was Robert E. Lee's son, Rooney, who was seriously wounded in the thigh. He was sent to a nearby estate, where he was captured on June 26.

Stuart argued that the battle was a Confederate victory since he held the field at the end of the day and had repelled Pleasonton's attack. The Southern press was generally negative about the outcome. The Richmond Enquirer wrote that "Gen. Stuart has suffered no little in public estimation by the late enterprises of the enemy." It described Stuart's command as "puffed up cavalry," that suffered the "consequences of negligence and bad management."

Subordinate officers criticized Pleasonton for not aggressively defeating Stuart at Brandy Station. Hooker had ordered Pleasonton to "disperse and destroy" the Confederate cavalry near Culpeper, but Pleasonton claimed that he had only been ordered to make a "reconnaissance in force toward Culpeper," thus rationalizing his actions.

For the first time in the Civil War, Union cavalry matched the Confederate horsemen in skill and determination. Stuart's humiliation as the victim of two surprise attacks foreshadowed other embarrassments ahead for him in the Gettysburg campaign.

The ACW makes for great wargaming, and its biggest cavalry battle gives gamers the chance to try something special. It's a fairly even fight, and being entirely on horseback makes it pretty unique.

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cuk2fqu8oxo3d6r/Osprey+-+CAM+201+-+Brandy+Station+1863.pdf
http://www.mediafire.com/file/xqmw90fq3spke9r/Osprey+-+CBT+012+-+Confederate+Cavalryman+vs+Union+Cavalryman+1861-5.pdf
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8areha9rf4rhro6/Osprey+-+WAR+013+-+Union+Cavalryman+1861-65.pdf
http://www.mediafire.com/download/c1m51hgyaebvadg/Osprey+-+WAR+054+-+Confederate+Cavalryman+1861-65.pdf
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>>60234775
>Stuart's humiliation as the victim of two surprise attacks foreshadowed other embarrassments ahead for him in the Gettysburg campaign.

That embarrassment not only foreshadowed Stuart's failures in the Gettysburg campaign but most likely caused those failures. Stuart made the number of poor decisions he in increasingly desperate attempts to regain the reputation he enjoyed prior to Brandy Station.
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The current /hwg/ community project is combat engineers.

Build something to do with military engineering and post it here July30
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So what got you into historical wargaming, /hwg/?
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>>60236574
1/32 toy soldiers and a copy of Charles Grant's "The War Game" at age 10.
>inb4 grog
I'm 20.
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>>60236574
Donald Featherstone's "Wargames" rented from a libray as a teenager
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>>60234711
no idea how DBA 3.0 works but I'm trying to decide between early Sicilian or late galatians. Which has a more reasonable troop composition?
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>>60236574

Relative bought me a copy S&T #43 "American Civil War" without knowing there was a game inside. A kid in school saw it, told me his family had a subscription, and that his father belonged to gaming group at a local college. Started gaming with them and bought more games with lawn mowing money.

The other kid's father had a copy of Chainmail which they used to game a big siege set up on their ping pong table. That was the first and only minis game I played for a long time. We used to run multi-bracket tourneys with the jousting rules.
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>>60236574

I read history at university.
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>>60236574
Bought some 6mm tanks to use as proxies in other games. Fell into North Africa promptly after that.
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>>60237734
Did it hurt?
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>>60236574
Falling out of GW gaming due to the systems themselves proving unsatisfying, locals were trying the then-new blitzkrieg commander, joined in.

Long standing interest in history helped I suppose. But the impetus was wanting to play something that actually wasn't all about the army list, and people were just not playing Epic or Warmaster, which would have worked as well. Probably would have also lead to historicals in the search for more tanks.
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>>60237756
Not as much as they said, but I think I'm in denial.
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Wargames Illustrated 364 to the anon who requested it in the last thread.

https://mega.nz/#!nYkkjR5Y!1EhVpWgjDjfUAXgZJ72Ynq7U7ePw6CO_2B-6qnRFICw

Hint: You can get a Prime membership for 1GBP for the first month, then 6GBP recurring, which includes a 5GBP voucher for Northstar, and it includes EVERY backissue as well as the newest one, plus other fun stuff like Swordpoint for your iSomething.
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>>60238050

Thanks anon!
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Some kind anon just upped two GMT h&c scans at The Inner Temple. "Rise of the Roman Republic" and "No Retreat! The Russian Front 1941-1945v Deluxe".

vola @ /r/the-inner-temple
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Forgot to add this, will do so for future threads

>>60236574
I was always destined for it but when I was 12 a number of things fell together:
>got copies of Featherstone's Complete Wargaming (my first rules) and Dunnigan's Wargames Handbook (my first introduction to hex & chit), plus later Wargaming World War Two by Stuart Asquith
>bought a sackful of 1:72 plastics
>got a copy of AD&D 2E's Battlesystem which I modded for Ancient Rome
>read about John Ruddle's garden wargaming and played on the lawn with rubber band cannons and 1:35 Tamiya dudes
>watched Ken Burn's Civil War, also the 50th anniversary of WW2 during the early 90s saw a lot of docos

>>60238403
We have those in our GMT folder but it is so awesome to see more and more anons get into posting and sharing h&c stuff

>>60237931
Sighnai
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Who. Will. Win?
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>>60238809
Soviets hands down. 2 KV-1s are a difficult opponent for early Pz. IIIs and IVs
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>>60238687
>We have those in our GMT folder

Sorry, forgot to check.
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>>60238880
It's no problem at all anon, like I said it's great these are being shared around so widely
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Yea not sure how I'll end up dealing with those, but if I tskr the 2nd kv out I win immediately. Map is full of rumored enemy tokens so I don't know what's what
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Left flank has had 2 no-enemy counters come up so I'll get to wrap around
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>>60238903
>It's no problem at all anon, like I said it's great these are being shared around so widely

Hopefully we'll begin seeing more and more. An anon in the PDF share thread set up a h&c trove a few months back, plus another for h&c uploads, and some other anon dumped sent some files in for clean up recently.

Many of the early S&Ts have been scanned, but there are plenty of gaps in the 1970s/80s SPI game catalog. I for one would love to see both of Yaquinto's Ironclad games scanned.
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>>60239252
>>Left flank has had 2 no-enemy counters come up so I'll get to wrap around.

That's good news for you. You'll need to flank those KVs to have any chance at dealing with them.
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>>60236574
As far as I recall it was an prompted natural evolution from Wahammer. Was interested enough for a mate and I to buy Kampfgruppe but life got in the way and it wasn't until I was at uni in Tassie and part way through first year I was getting enough of an itch to play again I searched "historical wargames hobart" and came across a great blog. Emailed them, it was their club night and had great fun. I need to get a job down in Tassie so I can go back and play.
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>>60239680
>As far as I recall it was an prompted natural evolution from Wahammer.

"Natural evolution" meaning you grew up.

Welcome to adulthood, anon.
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>>60236574
Mount and Blade Warband Napoleonic Wars made me switch from 40k to 6mm Napoleonics.
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>>60239417
>An anon in the PDF share thread set up a h&c trove a few months back
That's what got me back into the share thread again, the new passionate focus on h&c
During the long evolution of the share threads over the years, wargames of any non-GW type were never really posted/requested
So it's both remarkable and deeply satisfying to see the hard work going in these days
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Anyway i've been learning victory games' Vietnam 65-75, it's really interesting in some ways but it's long as hell and there are a LOT of operations to play out.
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Does anyone have books from the Tank Craft series to share?

Saw 'Sherman Tanks of the British Army and Royal Marines: Normandy Campaign 1944' in another site but couldn't download it.
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Not sure what game exactly was the first (ive been 10 back then). Might have been Guadalcanal in 1987 scratching that itch i didnt recognize before.

Been constantly interested in this topic from then on and some day i met some tin men...
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>>60236574
Ran and Kagemusha. Perrys Samurai range was a godsend when it was first released,now there plenty of more options.
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>>60236574
I played a lot of WHFB and 40k as a young lad, and some ten years later after moving across an ocean, I got back into it thinking it would be a good way to meet people.

It was, for a while, but when I noticed that without giant centerpiece robots or giant airplanes I wasn't having much fun I put it aside. I found a local club that was having a Saga day a ten minute's walk from my place, and that sealed the deal. (Pic related, it's the viking that I went out/bought and painted shortly after that first game)

It also helped that it was a much better group of guys. Older, but much more chill.
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>Hint: You can get a Prime membership for 1GBP for the first month,

OPanon, thank you sir. I buy this magazine from newsagents every months. I usually prefer paper magazines.
WI digital looks a good offer, the recurring 6 quids are every month after the first ?
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>>60242443
>OPanon, thank you sir.
That was not me, I also thank that magazine-anon
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>>60242443
Yes, that's correct. If you are from Europe, and order something from Northstar every month, those orders are practically post-free, and you get the magazines for 1GBP.
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Hello Anons,
I'm looking for a painting guide for 1985 Canadians troops and vehicles.
Image related, crossposted in FoW.
Thank you
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>>60243112
should post this here too
also have you ever checked out this blog?
http://coldwargamer.blogspot.com/
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>>60236574

My girlfriend got me into historical gaming.
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Played a skirmish of Sharp Practice over VASSAL, just 50pts a side. It didn't go well for me, but I learned a lot of lessons.
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>>60243503
Batrep?
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Requesting Battleship Captain and Battleship
Captain Warship Counters
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>>60244983
or at least enough information to tell me if this is something I would go for
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>>60239904

Do you have any scans of the Europa modules?
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>>60239417

Agreed. The h&c trove "curator" is an anon going by the monicker "UglyPanda". Kudos to him and now I have an outlet to share my files without having to host them (like ASLAnon did for me for my ASL stuff).

Would love to see more pdf scans of XTR's Command magazine w/games. I've already uploaded #1, #12, #25 and #40.
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>>60243503
>Played a skirmish of Sharp Practice over VASSAL
Sharp Practice practice
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>>60239417
These are the gaps in the SPI game catalog:

Tac 3 (1969)
Deployment Game (1969)
Flying Fortress (1969/1970)
Flying Tigers (1970)
Twelve O'Clock High (1970)
First World War (War in Europe Module I) (1977)
Dragonslayer (1981)
Battle over Britain (1983)

Map scans for the monster games, War in the West, War in the East and War in the Pacific.

Almost everything else is available.
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>>60238403

I upped them to the h&c trove

yadi<dot>sk /d/LhRbmQzV3VPKAs

vola is for those who don't know where the troves are.
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>>60243880

Alright, Batrep time; 50pts and 8pts of support on each side.

French player took one unit of Cuirassiers (Impact cavalry), two units of Voltiguers (Light infantry skirmishers), and five units of French Line Infantry (Conscripts and Volunteers).

The British took four units of Line (Regulars), one unit of Light Infantry (Light Infantry Skirmishers), and one unit of Light Artillery.

French managed to deploy nearly all at once, and went for a historical Closed Column and a skirmish screen, with a flanking cavalry movement. In contrast, the Brits deployed into two smaller columns, one with the skirmishers and one with the artillery.
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The first few turns were slow thanks to some shitty movement rolls. The french player planned to rush through the ford and pin the Brits for a flank cavalry action, while the Brits planned to quick march to the ford and shoot the column into pieces in line.

The brits get two random events, 'Tell the men to sing, Sergeant', which boosted the left units movement- and 'Where is that damned map!?' which halted the right column entirely for a turn.

Here, you can see the Brit player (me) fuck up. Instead of using the range to set up on the second hill further from the French, I decide the first hill is too tempting and keep marching. As long as I get good movement rolls and the french don't draw all their initiative cards first, I should be fine, right?
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Unsurprisingly, I am not fine. I roll fuck all on my movement and then the french initiative card comes up. After a quick skim of how charging works, the Frenchmen laugh, roll a 6 on their movement and with a shout of "Vive l'Empereur!' manage to reach close combat without a shot being fired at them.

Close combat is brutal, with the French spending extra command cards for bonus dice, and with the Quality difference (Regular Brits vs Conscript/Volunteer French) and a special rule (Brits have 'Aggressive') negating much of the difference.

The ensuing melee wipes out about 8 stands of infantry on both sides and leads us to a rules problem where there are no rules (that we could find) for how a melee continues when all units that could fight are dead (but the supporting units are alive)

We decided to just call the fight at a halt and resume the turn, which ended soon after. Still, this is savable. I just have to go before the French and blast canister into that column until the Shock breaks them.
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>>60247110

Oh look, the first initiative card is the french infantry. Which promptly forms up into Line, and fires twenty-three dice of 'Hon hon hon' into my infantry and artillery. With a cry of 'why the fuck didn't I just sit back and shoot', the two units break and run....

...right towards the flanking Cuirassiers.

(As a side note, they're also being shot by some Voltiguers, which the second unit trades fire with my Light Infantry, for marginal results)
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>>60247177

At the end of about Turn 5, the game is clearly over. Despite rallying into formation on the right (after finally arriving) and setting up some reasonably effective volleys, the British Force Morale is plummeting, and the wipe-out of the retreating units cements the defeat. The British withdraw, blaming the entire debacle on the feckless Irish in the ranks and the inability of some chinless Lieutenant to read a map.
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>>60236574
ACW uniforms look cool and I like to build and paint cool looking shit
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>>60247223
>ACW uniforms look cool
They're just rip-offs of contemporary French uniforms.
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>>60236574
Cheap 1/72 plastics.
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>>60236574
A copy of Avalon Hill's 1914 that I got for a quarter in a department store in 1971. Loved history and the map was sooooo beautiful for that time period.
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>>60233712
What game was that.
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What would be the best miniatures for Conquistadors? Would just regular Pike-and-Shot Spanish stuff work?
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>>60243469
What's her name? Bernard?
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>>60247442

Victory Games - Vietnam 1965-1975 (Vassal module)
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>>60248785
Thanks
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>>60236574
My uncle was a grognard. I used to open up the Panzer Leader box and just look at all the counters. I always thought it looked super cool. He also had the Panzer General games on CD.

Later I got real into Panzer General and it's sucessor Panzer Corp. Over time I realized that they weren't very good wargames. They relied heavily on stretching your units as thin as possible to beat the clock, and the difficulty came from stacking heavily experienced artillery and infantry units in the last objective to run out the arbitrary turn limits, so I started looking for other computer wargames.

Total Operation Art of War was probably the best one I played, but playing multiplayer with people felt like pulling teeth, so I decided to get into board games last year.

Panzer by GMT games was my first boardgame, and probably my favorite so far.
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>>60245487

Any idea how large the entire library zip file is? I'm at 5.5GB and counting....
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>>60250169

Not sure. Someone said 6.5GB and I uploaded another 1.5GB today.
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>>60243503
where did you find a module for that? or is it a different module you are using? Either way what is it?

I want to try out some napoleonics rulesets before I invest in any minis, would sharps practice be a good one to start with?
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>>60249969
Check out the Order Of Battle series for PC I loved that and found the same problems with Panzer Corps.
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Does anyone have a copy of Cold war Commander? i know its probably in the archives but they get deleted so often.
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>>60247205

Thanks for the story, bud. I'm sure the Lt. will live to lose more englishmen again later.
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>>60250230

7.5GB and counting...
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>>60252467

Final count: 8.26GB zip file.
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>>60252872

The 1.5GB I uploaded today hasn't been posted, so it'll be at least 9.76GB in a couple of days.

Would love to see scans of Command Magazine #2-#39 posted.
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>>60253095
>The 1.5GB I uploaded today hasn't been posted,

Can you give us a list of titles so we know which folders to look in? Thanks.
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>>60247205

Thanks for the AAR, anon.

Don't fret about that game. The best and fastest way to get better is to lose.
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>>60253173

Gamefix/Competitive Edge #1-12 w/games
GMT Tigers in the Mist
and some Victory Games I'd already uploaded here. Probably some others, but I forget.

I have a collection of scanned h&c games and parts that takes up 265GB of storage. Don't get excited. 3/4 of that are components (rules, counter scans, map[s, etc.), not complete games. And I've already shared the bulk of my ASL collection. TSR, GDW, Avalon Hill and SPI games are available elsewhere. I'll be sharing all of it (except those I'm honor-bound not to) over then next few years.

I won't live forever and I want everything I have out in the wild.
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>>60239417
>I for one would love to see both of Yaquinto's Ironclad games scanned.

Yes. Me too. But as a tease, here's the rules (and some other goodies):

http://www.mediafire.com/file/yhawiuady8nozza/Ironclads.rar/file

(OP) Please add to the troves.
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>>60253350
>>60253494

Both of you are my heroes. Seriously though, thank you both very very much!
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>>60253616

Ha Ha! I'm both!
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>>60253642

I shoulda known!
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>>60253682

At yandsk, also look for Angola (Ragnarok Bros. version) which I believe I shared here long ago.
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>>60251746
https://mega.nz/#!jwcXSY6Y!_jMaHQU9JEnPvrNp54ZOtF5SdQnp8aNb9o4nmUOMCFk
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>>60254182
Thanks man
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>>60236574
After getting into wargaming with WH40K at a young age, I kept seeing Flames of War in my local store, and while I was interested, I was a 40kid who needed every dime to make my spess mahreens a complete force (never happened). In uni I started playing more 'historical' RTS and FPS vidya games like Wargame, Company of Heroes, Red Orchestra, etc, began to learn more about mechanised warfare, and grew interested in the various historical and alt-history games in the Sci-fi/Fantasy club's library (the club actually did a ton of stuff in the past, but was mostly an RPG/board game group when I showed up). Lacking further interest (and money) for 40K I started getting some 6-15mm to do cold-war-gone-hot, arab-isreali wars, and some WW2. Still have never gotten a game with any of it :' )

>>60238403
>No Retreat! The Russian Front 1941-1945v Deluxe
Damn, I forgot to finish my overly long AAR for NRTRF. I should get back to that. Or make a tl;dr version that I can put up in ~10 posts
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Why do I get the urge to undertake such weird and complicated gaming projects? For some reason, I thought it'd be neat to game the Indochina Conflict in 1/32.
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>>60254696
>Still have never gotten a game with any of it :' )

That feel right there.
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are there alternate counters for that free Waterloo game? there's some aberration on the British counters when I print them out and it's hard to tell what each unit is (brigades etc.)
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>>60255109
There are actually quite a few in the image and files sections of its listing on BGG
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3573/napoleon-waterloo/images
https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/3573/napoleon-waterloo/files

>>60247863
Any Spanish of the period would be fine, yeah
But if you specifically want nice conquistadors then Eureka do a famous bunch, and Foundry has an "El Dorado" line definitely worth looking at

>>60253494
>(OP) Please add to the troves
Great stuff! I'll get it up in a bit
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>>60255200
you are a blessing, anon. thanks for the timely response at 3am lel
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>>60255231
I thought these ones were nice but needed more work
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The Ironclads (1979)

The IRONCLADS is a tactical level, simultaneous movement, game of ship-to-ship combat in the American Civil War. Players move one or more of over 130 counters that represent individual ships over a large (42" x 27-1/2") four pieceqeomorphlc mapboard as they attempt to outmaneuver and out-shoot their opponents. 45 ship specification cards give such vital information as the number, size, location and play of individual guns that are fired separately using specific range and penetration tables for each weapon. The ship specification card also contains target information for such areas as; armor, siding, decking, smoke stack, hull, pilot house, waterline, crew and gun hits. Other unit counters include five individual forts, floating batteries, mines, torpedos, booms, piles, heavy obstructions, fires, damaged ships, sunk ships, mortar rafts and much more.

'The IRONCLADS comes boxed and complete with over 300 extra thick, die cut unit counters, the large mapboard, a well organized log pad, a set of charts and tables, range and play indicators for firing, two game dice, a plastic tray for unit separation and storage, 45 ship specification cards that represent 90 classes of ships and a rule book that covers such items as river currents, tides, forts, mines, armor penetra tion, crew quality and morale, smoke and sighting, sand bars, shoals and river banks, burning ships and fire fighting, different types of shot, cumulative damage in specific areas, critical hits and much, much more. Scenarios included in the game range from excellent "running the forts" situations for solitaire play, to famous ship-to-ship engage ments like the Monitor and the Merrimac, to blockade running, to multi-player campaign games like Mobile Bay.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/3abcbi90tqylak2/The+Ironclads.rar
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>>60255312
how in God's fuck do you get all this shit for free? do you own all of this and scan it personally?
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>>60255425
Ask the legend upthread who shared it! I just add it to the troves
I don't seem to have a lot of luck turning up new stuff these days, so I'm grateful for every game we get
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>>60254821
Because you're a cool guy who doesn't afraid of doing different things because they look awesome.
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Does anyone have a PDF of the AK real colours of WW2 book? I need me some accurate colours but I clutch my money tighter than a yid passing the salvation army.
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>>60255312

Now we need to do is hunt down the spec cads for both rule sets!
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>>60256906

And scans of the maps. Counters are available on BGG.
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>>60255425

30 years of scanning, trading and leeching. And I have a kind face. ;-)

All of it is now triple backed up. My biggest regret is not backing up scans of every The Gamers Operations magazine. Drive died, and, poof!, they're gone. I've never made that mistake again.
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>>60256546
Check libgen.io they probably won’t have it but might be worth a check
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>>60256546
I've got it, but only in black and white.
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>>60257241
Damn, I'm restoring some shit some colours are kinda a big part :P
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Looks like the hex and chit trove on snip is down... It's giving a 404. Drop is still working.
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What's a good game to get Napoleonic wargaming if I don't have any minis? I'm willing to buy some at some point, but I want to find a ruleset I like first, then build a force that fits for it after.

I've played a ton of WW2 wargames, but no napoleonic ones yet.
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>>60258766

Yeah, it's kinda tough to find that "ONE' Nappy ruleset. I'm still looking for it after having tried Blücher, Black Powder, Over the Hills, Sharp Practice 2, Napoleon at War, General D'Armee, etc...

My favorite systems so far are Over the Hills and Sharp Practice (for simpler skirmish games). But neither are perfect. I guess the thing to acknowledge is that there is not perfect game system. they all have flaws, mainly becuase of personal preferences. Some folks like this, others like that, etc...

Easiest would be to check what Nappy games your friends or local groups are playing and then try that, before going out and buying any rulesets. No use in buying a rulebook for $50.- and not having anyone to play it with. :)
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>>60259086
What are your thoughts on the systems you just mentioned?

I read some of the rulesets of Black Powder and General D'Armee and Old Trousers.

All of them seemed to have somewhat complex rule systems that relied on having multiple leader figurines and tons of minis. Old Trousers was way too abstract and seemed to rely on the user being super experienced in Napoleonic wargaming.

What did you think of Blucher, Over the Hills, Sharp Practice 2 and Napolean at War. I haven't read those ones yet.
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>>60258766
I really like Shako. Not too complex, but with plenty of 'period feel', like having to sketch the battlefield and make a plan of attack before the game starts... Then you have to stick to that plan and the only way to change orders are to send runners out.
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>>60247962
more like tom, from bedfordshire
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>>60258766
I started with Song of Drums & Shakos & 12 men on each side skirmishing
Then worked up to Sharp Practice 2 with 50-70 men on each side
Now looking for a good battle-sized game as my collection tops 200 on each side. Individually based, but I have sabot movement trays
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>>60258766
Have you tried hex and chit? I find it's a lot easier to represent Napoleonic Warfare using Hex and Chit.
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>>60260505

Ew, no. You can't have a fun game without a real visual component, and there's nothing like create a battle with painted minis and good terrain. Hex & chit is just so...boring. Why would you even play that?
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>>60260957

Because you can't be a legitimate historicals gamer without playing hex and chit. Miniatures are a distraction from the game and frankly poison the hobby.
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>>60261012
Oh, you faggot again.
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>>60255843
Thanks, anon. I think I've signed my death warrant by wanting to do it cheaply. The old Airfix WWII US Infantry can passably work as French, and I found these figures that could work as Viet Minh, though the detail is a little bad.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hing-Fat-DGN-Plastic-toy-soldiers-1-32-WW2-Chinese-Nationalists-12pcs-/153024988599
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>>60260957
The first guy that answered you isn't me, I'm afraid. Why do you think it is so boring? I understand that someone might prefer a better-looking terrain, but Hex and Chit tends to have a really good visual component, and tends to be able to represent scenarios where you have several hundred thousands of troops at the same time a bit easier. And, well, you can really see the battle lines in hex and chit, which to me makes it a far better visual component than painted minis most of the time.

I am very much interested in your reasons for thinking it is boring, though. Is it something to do with gameplay, or do you find you're too removed from action.
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>>60259143

Sharp Practice is good for smaller level games, though I'm the anon who did the battlerep above, and I've made every base into 3-6 people to expand the scale a little.

It has a few random elements that are a little quirky, and though it has a points value it is clearly also designed for asymmetical/narrative games, which is cool if it's your thing.
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>>60260505
Yeah I have pic related. I like the fact that I can teach it to people who have never played a wargame before in the span of an hour, and use the next hour to play a full game.

However I'm not a huge fan of the card driven system and I want something a LITTLE more complex, although not 4+hours to play one game complex.

What would be ideal is something that I could reuse the 300-400 blocks I stickered with, instead of having to buy minis. I'm reading Shako right now and might be able to pull it off.

>>60260505
Seriously hope this is bait. Otherwise it's clear you've been huffing paint fumes a few years too long good sir
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>>60262815
Hmmm... I'd say have a look at These Brave Fellows by Against the Odds. It's very much a Napoleonic battle (fought around the same time as Austerlitz), it's only got 10 pages of rules, and it's a really interesting battle which isn't that well known.
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>ITT: We still can't learn to appreciate different styles of games for their strengths
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>>60253350

When will these show up at on Yandex, Oh Blessed Gift Giving Anon Who Spoils Us Rotten?
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>>60261012
Shit nigga, cut that hex and chit shit out, you gotta draw that shit on a chalkboard and fucking like it.
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BMP
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>>60263569

We can't and we won't. Stop being surprised over this.
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>>60261012
I want this meme to die thanks.
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>>60258612

Check your caps/lowercase or try

yadi.sk

/d/LhRbmQzV3VPKAs
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>>60263436

Seconded.
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>>60263866

My understanding is that the host cleans up and compresses the scans before posting, usually on Monday or Tuesday. So I don't know, but expect them any day, a week at the outside.

I'm just sharing. UglyPanda does the real work.
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Some posts for the troves here. I'll up them to the Hex&Chit trove later.
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WWI
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Ancient Greece
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>>60254821
Did some 1/32 gaming with WW2, works out better then you'd think.
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>>60268626
Did you play in your yard or what? Regular skirmish rules wiht ranges doubled/quadrupled or something specific for big guys?
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Looking for Barbarossa kicking in the door and Grey steel red storm. Anyone who can share?
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>>60269585
>Did you play in your yard or what?

The only games I've seen played outdoors have been air combat games with models clamped at various heights to thin metal poles which can be easily moved.

The other painted toys used in minis games; infantry, tanks, artillery, etc, are often easily lost in the grass making them hard to see.
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Outremer: Faith and Blood

ss /file/m2oank
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>>60267772

snip<dot>li /HexChit has been updated.
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Mukden 1905


http://www.mediafire.com/file/na1e1j0aw2ra44f/Spence_%26_Gable_-_Mukden_1905.pdf
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Victory Games - Lee vs Grant - The Wilderness Campaign of 1864

http://www.mediafire.com/file/tosysedd6ldo9vi/%5BVG%5D+Lee+vs+Grant+-+The+Wilderness+Campaign+of+1864.pdf
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>>60270180
Wish people would stop with cryptic links.

What's ss
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>>60245487
>>60258612
>>60267679

please use the snipli<dot>com /HexChit link for the trove.

As it outgrows available space, sometimes it has to migrate.
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>>60272820

It helps prevent the bots that scrape chan for links from sending takedown notices.

SS is sendspace
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>>60273072
Thanks
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>>60272124
>>60271985
>>60268153
>>60268128
>>60268111
>>60268078
>>60255312

These will be added to the /HexChit trove in the next couple of days.
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>>60270180

Would you happen to have OWG 21 Kobolds & Cobblestones
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>>60269585
A friend had a big outdoor table we used. Even then the only way we could do it was an urban battle because of how large the engagement distances were. We used a slightly modified version of Bolt Action for the rules and it went pretty well. With a big yard though it could be tons of fun.
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>>60236574

Had been into scale modelling for a few years, wanted to do something that didn't end with my efforts gathering dust in a box. A flatmate was into boardgames and suggested I should start wargaming. Then I was laid up ill for a few years and needed something to do. I was torn between Fow and BA and saw a /hwg/ post describing BA as "baby's first wargame" and thought 'that sounds like the one for me'.
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I want to play some CoC around the battle of Stalingrad and I'm going to use their army lists for 1941 as a guide. Were there any major changes in equipment or doctrine between the start of 1941 and August 1942 that you think I should consider? I'll probably add vehicle options from the late war lists that saw deployment at that time.
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>>60270180
Thank-you kindly!

>>60274478
None really: Regiments/Battalions...etc. and down to platoon starting reducing in size in 1943 due to excessive infantry casualties. But in 1942 most units were still the same org as they would have been during Barbarossa. Vehicles changed, yes: infantry far less.
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>>60270180
Thanks anon!

Outremer - Faith and Blood

Outremer: Faith and Blood is a 28mm skirmish wargame featuring small groups of warriors fighting in Outremer during the Crusades. While suitable for one-off skirmish encounters the focus of the game is a structured and progressive campaign setting in which they are able to watch their force grow and develop over a series of scenarios and encounters from a small party of five or so soldiers into a powerful warband a score strong. Character development is key, and a wide range of troop options and factions allows a high degree of individuality and personalisation. Players will also be able to recruit mercenaries and agents such as Hashashin and Varangian survivors to bolster their forces - potent but expensive additions that will add a distinct flavour to each encounter.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/a212dnv67yla8tl/Outremer+-+Faith+and+Blood.pdf
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>>60276584

Sorry, this is for historical wargames.
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>>60276584
Has anyone played Gangs of Rome?
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>>60276659
https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/thermal-heat-or-fire-burns-treatment
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>>60260957
I think that your respond is a bit insensible and arrogant. Specially if you speak, but you never played it.
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>see wargaming magazine in convenience store
>check the price
>three times the original price

It's actually cheaper to order the magazine online and have it shipped to my country
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>>60262815

I'm waiting on Peter Dennis new Napoleonic book of paper Soldiers. I'll use those to glue the drawings onto blocks. Should look a whole lot better than the stickers.
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>>60270180

Thanks man! Been waiting for this one since it was first announced :)
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>see wargaming magazine in convenience store
>check the price
>three times the original price

It's actually cheaper to order the magazine online and have it shipped to my country then buying it in person...
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>>60279005
>>60279141
Well this is embarrassing...
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>>60279159
Tick box on the left of the post you wish to delete, the one next to the 'Anonymous' then look in the bottom right of your screen, mash the delete button.
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>>60274478
One of their biannual specials (Summer 2016? It’s got some T34s on the cover) has a dozen or so lists for 1942/43 east front
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>>60270180
>>60275411

Thank you both!
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>>60270180

High 5 chief, much appreciated!
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Chosen Men is worth a look as an entry level Napoleonics wargame. Reasonably low model count, easy to play, but fairly basic. Needs fewer models than Sharp Practice 2, which is normally cited as a skirmish game. SP2 is bloody good, although the rules are typically Lardie, in that they're a bit unclear on first read-through and need a few games to pick them up. Once you have your head round them though, nothing else delivers a game like it, until you step up to one of the grand battle sets of rules.
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>>60281799
I picked up Smooth&Rifled recently which seemed like a fun rulesystem, and it's also small skirmish. Will give a report once I get around playing.
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>>60276874
Picked up the starter set recently, damn good value, top quality product. Have read through the rules but not played it yet. If I wanted a tabletop game that delivered an Assassin's Creed type of experience, this is it.
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BMP
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>>60281843
Hm, I find Gangs of Rome to be rather expensive and the fact that the cards in the blisters are random isn't really helping - at least they used to be when it came out.
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If anyone here plays Bolt Action, I'd like some list-building advice
I'm working on finishing the first 500 points of a Romanian army, the bits I need to finish are currently in the mail. What I'm wondering is how I should take my 500pts list and upgrade it to 1000. Right now, I'll have
>1st Lt w/ attendant, 2 7-man Infantry squads with 3 SMGs and an LMG, 1 7-man Infantry squad with 4 SMGs, a Sniper team, a Medium mortar, and a Medium howi (free because of the Romanian special rule)
I'm thinking of adding a TACAM in for AT, but I'm not sure if I should bulk up my infantry teams or add more squads, or if there's some weapon team I should add in.
If anyone can provide any advice, that'd be nice
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>>60288032
Wouldn't the Free AT gun be a better efficiency wise?
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>>60289151
At 500 pts it's not necessary, but yeah, changing it out for a Heavy ATG at 1000 would probably be better.
I was thinking a TACAM for the added mobility, although it is Tankette rated and only has a Medium ATG
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>>60289203
mobility is for chumps. Go big.
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>>60289228
I could also take two, or one and the howi; the free ATG/Howi doesn't take a slot. For some reason.
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>>60289244
TACAM is good flavor I guess.
Go for it
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>>60276584
>decent looking female minis that don't resemble a melted candle
That's a selling point for me by itself
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>>60285579
Yeah, the cost put my friends and I off getting into it when it launched last year, but when you see the sheer amount of stuff included with each blister, it makes the price a bit more palatable.
It's what makes the starter box such good value. 6 fighters, an NPC figure, a cracking Sarissa temple, rulebook, dice, measuring sticks, acrylic and mdf tokens, glass pebbles for activations, and a ton of cards, all in a box for 35 quid.
Makes a great starting point to then expand your gang from.
As for the random card allocation, for me it's such an additional part of the game that it makes no difference. You're not going to be disadvantaged by not having a card an opponent does.
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>>60289244
Are you talking about a howitzer all through here?
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>>60288032
I think you’ve got about half of the SMGs Romania manufactured during the war right there.
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>>60292135
Both Howitzers and Anti-tank guns (ATG). The Romanian special rule is:
>Romanian armies get one free Inexperienced or Regular artillery unit. This can be any anti-tank gun or field artillery piece in the Romanian army list (except for heavy artillery and German artillery). This unit is in addition to the number of artillery units normally available.

>>60293718
The Orita is my raifu
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>>60259143
Black Powder, like Hail Caesar, can be done in 6mm where you don't need a lot of money to use a lot of minis and you can easily replicate it with cardboard cutouts.

I quite like the simplistic style. You don't get bogged down in the details, it's about getting dudes around a field and your ability to react to an evolving battle, which is what the leaders are for.
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K0nflikt 47 - Rezzur9ence

https://mega.nz/fm/yzIxgBqT

Enjoy!
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>>60294300
>https://mega.nz/fm/yzIxgBqT

Forced me to sign up, then defaults to your new page and not the file...
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>>60294300
>https://mega.nz/fm/yzIxgBqT

Sadly the link seems to be down
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>>60289771
>Yeah, the cost put my friends and I off getting into it

Just think, you can buy a hex&chit game for $20 bucks or so and begin playing as soon as you open the box or ziplock bag.

Or, you can buy the official minis when you find them, buy the official paints, official dice, official rulers, official tokens, official cards, official paints, official terrain, official structures, plus everything else the company cynically requires and maybe play when you're able to glue, prime, and paint everything.

In the end, you need to decide whether you want to play a game or build a diorama.
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>>60296724
Meh, I wanted to reply, but in general, just fuck off and die or something.

What if I want to like to build and paint models. Why does it hurt you.
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Anyone know any good books on military tactics of the 1700/1800s?
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Is there a big list of downloadable good quality h&c games somewhere? Want to find something I could just quickly print and do some games.
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>>60296764
>What if I want to like to build and paint models

There's nothing wrong with building and painting models. Building and painting models, however, isn't the only way to play wargames.

In fact, building and painting models is a good way to play fewer wargames of fewer types on fewer occasions. All the time you're painting, you could be playing. All the time you're waiting for this or that company to release a line of minis for this and that set of rules, you could be playing too. If you like to collect, build, and paint, good for you. Many others prefer to play.

/hwg/ threads have been skewed towards collecting/painting and away from actually playing for too long. Minis are the smaller part of the wargaming hobby and these threads should reflect that. It's called Historical War GAMES for a reason.
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>>60294300
>https://mega.nz/fm/yzIxgBqT

That's not the correct link format for a mega share.

Would you mind uploading it here:

vola file <dot> org
/r/the-inner-temple
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>>60296822

You just missed out on some great books on historical tactics which an anon had uploaded to a Vola room. Vola is good, but all files hosted there are deleted after 48 hours,

Hopefully someone saved them and can reup them?
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>>60296931

snip<dot>li
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>>60296980
Blah-blah-blah-blah.
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>>60297026
Getting 404. Am I stupid?
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>>60297367
>>Getting 404. Am I stupid?

Nope. Snip has two "doorways" and sometimes one gets too busy. Snip is also case sensitive. Copy the links exactly.

Try snipli <dot> com
/Hex&Chit

>>60297150
>Blah-blah-blah-blah.

Paint-paint-paint-paint
Wait-wait-wait-wait
Or
Play-play-play-play

Neither minis or hex&chit is better than the other, so it's also long past time for posters in these threads to stop sniffing in disdain when hex&chit games are discussed. Painted figures aren't the only way to play wargames or even the way in which the majority of wargamers play.
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>>60297701
>it's also long past time for posters in these threads to stop sniffing in disdain when hex&chit games are discussed.

No.
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>>60297701
Still not working, just 404
Not sure what's the problem
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>>60297701
>Paint-paint-paint-paint
>Wait-wait-wait-wait
>Or
>Play-play-play-play

I've got nothing against hex & chit games mate, but you're being a right cunt. So, in your honour, I will absolutely add to the chorus of people cracking on hex & chits for a good while.
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>>60297894
Shitposter-kun be gone.
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I'm with >>60297894 on this.
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>>60296724
Where the hell do you get hex and chit wargames for 20 bucks? most of them start at 50, usually average around 70, at least the good ones.
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>>60297367

/HexChit

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>>60298014
Seconding that.
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>>60298393
I think he is talking about the super basic ones that you can find sometimes in a gaming store in a little corner with a single map, ~30 units/markers, and a 8 page rulebook. I agree that the good ones cost ~$90CAD.

>>60297701
>posters in these threads sniffing in disdain when hex&chit games are discussed.
When does this happen? I've been lurking for over 6 months (and even contributed 2 hex games to the scans) and have yet to see anyone post against hex games, at most they would say that it isn't for them or just not respond. The only negative response I have seen related to H&C is directed at one anon ((you)) who regularly posts about how miniature gaming is not real gaming and everyone should stop having fun with it.
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>>60296931

You could open your eyes and look in the trove links in the header.
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>>60297014

I upped the Fighting Techniques books the first time (all that I have). If I up them again, perhaps someone can add them to the troves here?
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>>60302056
>and even contributed 2 hex games to the scans

Which ones?
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>>60298393
There's also the fact plenty of people offer game bundles, so for example you could get by some 70 bucks three games on, say, GMT or Against the Odds, or only one game, but a fuckhuge one, like a Unconditional Surrender. Even then, consider the fact we've got the backlog from magazines, and most of them can be printed out for little, the only difficulty in assembling having more to do with time than anything.
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>>60298014
This. I have some hex and chit games but mostly I like building models. I hardly ever see people bitching about h&c. There were some Afghan AARs posted here a while back that comments were 100% supportive of. The only one trying to start a rift between different types of historical games is that one shithead.
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>>60302471
>Invasion Afghanistan:: The Soviet-Afghan War 1979-1989
>No Retreat! The Russian Front 1941-1945 Deluxe Edition.
Both are strategic/operational scale (the best scale), looking at the entire 'front'/nation, and Invasion Afghanistan is actually a node&chit instead of hex, but I count it as one. I did a AAR of Invasion Afghanistan which took forever, and have a half-finished AAR of No Retreat! sitting around. Pic related, the state of the board at the end of turn 3.
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>>60302056
shit I guess the gaming stores I go to suck (they do) because I've never seen anything like that. I'd buy them in an instant. As far as printing and playing goes. Sure, you can print and play some of them, but for anything with more than one scenario, unless you have access to a good printer and some good cardstock, you are looking at maybe saving maybe 20-30 dollars and then all that adds up in the labor of cutting everything out, and that kind of takes away from the charm of Hex and Chit games in the first place, which is buying a box that has everything you need to play right from the start. You could also use that time to make a bunch of paper soldiers and play a minis ruleset. Hell I've done that with Chevauchee and a box of plastic figures I bought form Walgreens.
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>>60302802

Cool. I enjoyed reading those games, so now I know who to thank.

Thank you!
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>>60303671
I have only seen one game store carry them (or any decent hex&chit) out of the half-dozen good ones I've found, so I don't think your stores are necessarily bad for selection. H&C is not a super popular thing nowadays, at least in NA, with sales generally being direct from the designer/publisher.

>>60303789
You're welcome anon, glad I could add to the troves and hopefully interest some to purchase No Retreat since it is so good (Invasion Afghan not so much)
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>>60297014

Fighting Techniques books re-upped at vola /r/the-inner-temple
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>>60303892
Is that your turtle?
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>>60304592

?
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>>60297701
It's also long past time for posters in these threads to stop sniffing in disdain when painting miniatures are discussed
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>>60296931
There are numerous folders in our OP and linked here >>60297026

>>60296822
Look at the Horse and Musket/References and Napoleonic/References folders in the OP
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>>60270142
>The only games I've seen played outdoors have been air combat games with models clamped at various heights to thin metal poles which can be easily moved.

holy fuck i'd be down for that!
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>>60307250
http://thepennywhistle.blogspot.com/2012/07/fourth-of-july-dawn-patrol-boxkites-wwi.html

I'm a big fan of backyard gaming; as a kid I caused me mum no end of hassles as I dug up her extensive gardens in the course of my 1:72 Vietnam games
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>>60307273
Fuck me, i think i’m going to do this
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>>60300771
I wish he would do a Uesugi Kenshin figure.
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>>60304751
There are a couple pictures of a turtle mixed in with the various PDFs
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>>60253095
>Would love to see scans of Command Magazine #2-#39 posted.
me too !! thx !
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>>60308243

Then, no. I'm sharing what I have, from whatever source. Can you point out a pdf with the turtle so I can review it?
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>>60308629
There are/were just a couple loose jpgs in the Vola collection
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>>60297981
Anon made a typo: It's not "Hex&Chit," it's "HexChit"
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>>60305262
>heavy cavalry charge
>within city/fortress walls
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>>60310824
It's a History Channel show i.e. completely ahistorical
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>>60298937
>>60309835
Thank you for the help!
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>>60297150
OOOHHH...a little bit childish
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>>60298014
I play minis and H&C. I like all togheter because I'm a WARGAMER and this is a forum about all HISTORICAL WARGAME.
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Finally my wargaming bro is done with exams, so I should be able to get Deluxe Big Al on the table.

Still, I am actually having fun playing it solitaire. This is from Issus, as the Persian left is crumbling from Alexander's Companion onslaught.
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> all these people arguing about miniatures vs chits when everyone knows the only true wargaming is play-by-post matrix games
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>>60311833
>The chosen one has appeared
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>>60295997
>https://mega.nz/fm/yzIxgBqT

I've tried uploading it with zippyshare, but for some reason it won't load anymore. which is odd because it worked just fine two days ago
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Let's try this again:

K0nflikt 47 - Rezzur9ence

https://www37.zippyshare.com/v/JErGKv0S/file.html

Enjoy!
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>>60312325

Thanks.

Seriously tho, the writers for K47 have a hateboner for the SU beyond belief. It's like I'm reading escapist fantasies from the 70ies, with heroic Germans and Soviet subhuman hordes rapin' and shootin' civilians.

How weird.
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>>60312617
>Soviet subhuman hordes rapin' and shootin' civilians.

I mean, Russian military history does support those actions. When they aren't sailing an incompetent navy around that's pretty much what the Russian military *does*.

>yes, we all know Germany started it. That doesn't give the Russians a pass either.
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>>60310824
It's Knightfall. Not exactly a high-quality show.
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>>60312677

Nah, we both know that's meme-tier and we are not starting the old as fuck discussion "teh Soviets are worse than teh Germans!!!111!", 'cause that's old as fuck.

In the fluff part of K47 it's rather apparent tho that the writers have some kind of.... weird fixation on making the SU a monodimensional villain. It's smply puzzling, and I wonder if there's an axe to grind behind that.
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>>60312039
THE PROPHESY IS TRUE
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>>60234711
I'm doing a 'historical' bretonnia Warhammer fantasy army and I need a lady on a horse doing magical shit without looking too fantasy-e. Anyone know of any nice girl models on horses?
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>>60312904
I am not certain if they have a suitable one, but have you looked at Bad squiddo games? They generally have a good selection of female minis
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>>60312822

the writers are British...
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>>60311749

You wouldn't have a scan of the battle book to share?
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>>60312975
The mounted Elizabeth model has a matching non-mounted model. Sweet. Thanks anon. Didn't know this site existed.
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>>60313383

Ah, that explains the racism.
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>>60313417
I'm afraid I don't have a scanner available (or well, not one that's good for rulebooks), but if you want to take a look at the scenarios you can download the cyberbox from GMT, and take a look at it. Fiddly, I know, but that's what I did in order to decide if I wanted the game.

I don't really know why they're so reluctant to have the scenario book online, several of the newer iterations have them readily available
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>>60313526
Isn't that a racist remark?
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>>60312325
>https://www37.zippyshare.com/v/JErGKv0S/file.html

That works, thanks!
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Hello Anons,
Platoon Commander is discounted to 5 dollars on WrgameVault.
http://www.wargamevault.com/product/166405/Platoon-Comander-Sticks-and-Stones?src=newest

Any review or criticism ? Anon have you played this game or another from the Platoon Commander series ?
Let me know, thank you !!
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>>60315530

Can't be racist against white people, a colonizing country, or the English. Since we're talking about the English, they qualify as all three.
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>>60317347
Fuck off and die you filthy.........
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>>60313526

What racism?!? Now you're just trolling.
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>>60317347
>Since we're talking about the English, they qualify as all three.
The English qualify as the English? Thanks, I was worried for a bit there.
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>>60311833
I’ve done a few play by post hex and chit games in /qst/, it’s a lot of fun and a great way for me to learn a system. Did panzer gmt and it worked great. Then I tried to do lock n load Vietnam, put 3 hours into crafting a badass backstory only for the thread to die without a single reply. If people here are interested I’ll do another squad based hex and chit quest. It’s a lot of fun
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>>60320264
What kind of time commitment would that be?
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Thanks for the Hex & Chit donation!

Unfortunately 3W's The Last Blitzkrieg pages 14-17 are corrupted. Will the donor please check your original.

New stuff has been posted.

snipli.com
/HexChit
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>>60302802
I didn't see Invasion Afghanistan in the trove, where did you upload it?
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>>60320783
I uploaded it seperately and the OP added it to the trove (to the Moderns folder I believe), but I can no longer find it either. I can re-upload if need be, but will hold off for the moment.
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What are some good books on pike and shot era combat? Don't want political histories, I want to know how men fought.
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>>60320371
Takes about 2-3 hours to make the first 10 posts because I need to explain the rules to people. Once that's done the game gets going and it's just checking in, doing dice rolls and asking for dice rolls from the audience.
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Just finished reading Team Yankee and I want to game Cold War gone hot. What hex and chit games are good for grand strategy or division level gameplay? What scale, models, and rule set should I use if I wanted to play with a platoon or company only?
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>>60320497
I'll swap that one over

>>60320783
>>60320895
It is in the Moderns/Games folder, has been since 2/21

>>60321466
http://www.mediafire.com/file/d6zjpu68z2cc8z6/Osprey+-+ELI+179+-+Pike+and+Shot+Tactics+1590-1660.pdf
https://mega.nz/#!LgNHRAAQ!_Howm-1BGk__D4Czin0k6bumaQhkKffTM4XFhgcCZ38

>>60322222
>What hex and chit games are good for grand strategy or division level gameplay?
Look in the GDW folder for their Third World War series
>What scale, models, and rule set should I use if I wanted to play with a platoon or company only?
Try Force on Force in the Modern/Games folder, you'll probably be going for 20mm or 28mm army mens from a variety of companies
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>>60322222
If you want an admittedly mediocre but free one, I had donated Main Battle Area by Omega Games to our MF two or three years ago.
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>>60320497

Your welcome. I'll check 3W's TLB and repost if I haven't fucked it up.

To the Anon who's looking for divisional cold war games, try NATO, and Next War from SPI.
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>>60321466

Try the fighting techniques books

volafile
/r/the-inner-temple
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>>60322442
>I'll swap that one over

Thanks Anon!
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Does anyone have scans from gamers-garage to share?
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Has anyone bought a box of these yet? And if you did, are you happy with them?

I'm thinking they'd be perfect for an early saxon unit of heavy cavalry.
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>>60325760

Also interested in this.
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>>60324952
These posts have been really nice eye candy
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>>60320264
I'd be down for a Lock N' Load Fight Against the Red Star in a week or so if you like the idea.
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>>60323081
I would love to see some of these as well.

From what I understand, they are bad about reselling others work
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>>60325760
>>60326031
I'm thinking of using them as Rohirrim
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>>60312325

Can this one be added to the Bolt Action link please? :)
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>>60316236
I looked at it but I can't tell if I'm getting a PDF or an actual game. It says it comes with a ziplock bag, counters and a map but when I went to checkout it just said "watermarked PDF" and had nothing about shipping, so I held off. I already have a ton of Print and Play games.
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>>60312822
>Nah, we both know that's meme-tier and we are not starting the old as fuck discussion "teh Soviets are worse than teh Germans!!!111!", 'cause that's old as fuck.

Yes we are because yes they were.

> weird fixation on making the SU a monodimensional villain. It's smply puzzling, and I wonder if there's an axe to grind behind that.

Anything that isn't western capitalism with a sham 'democracy' is an 'evil' empire apparently.
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>>60330094
>Yes we are because yes they were.

Ah shit everyone. Its the Wehraboo defense force. Gonna tell us how the common soldier was reluctant in the cause?
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>>60330094
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Anyone got resources for making family crests and symbols?
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>>60330992
DO IT AGAIN, BOMBER HARRIS!
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>>60329235

I Will allow it.
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Anyone played L'Art de la Guerre? How was it mechanics-wise and most importantly, was it fun?
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>>60329184

>From what I understand, they are bad about reselling others work

That's an understatement. Some of my shared scans are being sold by them. That's why I'm taking the time to share everything for free.

Also, some of their stuff are only ripped off images and files from BGG. You don't need to spend $$$ to do that yourself.

I just don't have the $$$ (US or AU) to buy up the lot and release them into the wild.
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Does anyone have or know where I can find the rulebook for Afrika (2nd Edition) by Multi-Man Publishing?
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>>60332742
Yes, I play it several times a month and find it a lot of fun.

As for the mechanics I've not actually played any of the DBM games that it's supposed to be similar too. It is quite different from the ones I have played like Hail Caesar.

Personally I find it to be the right level of complexity, the rules have a lot of crunch without being overwhelming or boring you to death.
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>>60334393

Are you using 6-16mm or 28mm miniatures? Thinking of either getting ADLG or Swordpoint from Gripping beast but havent decided yet.
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>>60334613
We use 15mm. A 200 point army fits in a 4l really useful box which makes it easy to carry to club.

I've played Swordpoint as well. L'Art de la Guerre is good for competitive games with randomly generated battlefields. Swordpoint works nicely for more scenic battles and scenarios.
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>>60333790
on the MMP website.
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>>60335055

Then how are both compared regarding tactical choices of units and commanders/generals? I have been burned from Warhammer that both sides move forward, clashes roll some die and then one side wins. More or less.

And regarding Swordpoint, are there more than just Cohesion and Defence or are they adequate for the system? Is there flexibility in both systems?
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>>60335415
Can you link it or be a bit more specific? I can't find it.
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>>60335415
>>60336656
http://www.multimanpublishing.com/Products/tabid/58/ProductID/53/Default.aspx
Out of print
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>>60336727
I was hoping that a rulebook would be somewhere. The game can still be played on VASSAL, but not if I don't have the rules. GMT has rules out there for their games which aren't in print.
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>>60336777
That is because GMT is an amazing company
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