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Introduction

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:03 pm
by Green Commander
Hi everyone!

I was very excited to discover this stie. I look forward to chatting with you in the future.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:32 am
by Whiterook
Hi....welcome to the site!!! :D

I'm really glad you found us and decided to join up. I think you'll really enjoy what we bring to the table, in hobbies we all love and enjoy. We're mainly about Wargaming here, but also have a nice little home for model building and just plain having fun.

We love to play games here too, in a play-by-post fashion.....it's slow but that's the beauty of it, as its at your own pace. A lot of the games just ended, but more will be starting soon. I hope you'll jump in on some!

What games are playing? ...and what are your Wargame favs?

Re: Introduction

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:49 am
by Green Commander
Thanks for the warm welcome!

I mostly play tactical, skirmish-level stuff using toy army men as miniatures - the rules are usually light enough for my 11-year-old to play with me, and the minis are cheap. :) I also love building terrain and re-purposing old toys for wargaming.

The rules I most often use are Combat Storm and Flying Lead. Mostly beer and pretzel stuff, not very competitive.

I also do a fair bit of board/solitaire wargaming - light rules again, like Memoir '44, Hold the Line, Battle Cry, and B-17: Queen of the Skies.

I plan to start digging into the forums later today, so thanks again!

Re: Introduction

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:01 pm
by 50th
Green Commander wrote:Thanks for the warm welcome!

I mostly play tactical, skirmish-level stuff using toy army men as miniatures - the rules are usually light enough for my 11-year-old to play with me, and the minis are cheap. :) I also love building terrain and re-purposing old toys for wargaming.

The rules I most often use are Combat Storm and Flying Lead. Mostly beer and pretzel stuff, not very competitive.

I also do a fair bit of board/solitaire wargaming - light rules again, like Memoir '44, Hold the Line, Battle Cry, and B-17: Queen of the Skies.

I plan to start digging into the forums later today, so thanks again!


I play quite a bit of Memoir and have written over sixty scenarios. But lately I've dug into Tide of Iron. Just a little more complex than M44 and I like the different tanks in the game. I have been writing scenarios for TOI lately and a couple of them have ended up on 1A Games web page. Welcome to the forum.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:25 pm
by Green Commander
Thanks. Have you posted the Memoir '44 scenarios anywhere? My son and I would love to play some...

Re: Introduction

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:22 pm
by Whiterook
Green Commander wrote:Thanks. Have you posted the Memoir '44 scenarios anywhere? My son and I would love to play some...


I'd start with The Airfield, for some real cool stuff Ron has done with M44.

I played M44 REAL heavy in the past.....it's not only great for solitaire, but a great tool to teach new wargamers. I'm about to start a heavy load game (as Game Master) with Lock 'N Load, but later down the line of you and Ron want to go head to head in a M44 game here, I can probably set something up for you two.

On the army men....check out josta59 (Scott), who used the same concept with I believe Two Hour Wargames or such. At one point, I think he was using 6-pack bottle cartons!!!! :shock: I love the concept of using army men, as I used to buy bag after bag (well, pestered my mom to buy them :lol: ) and set up huge battles on the floors if the old familyhouse, haha!

Re: Introduction

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:29 pm
by 50th
Green Commander wrote:Thanks. Have you posted the Memoir '44 scenarios anywhere? My son and I would love to play some...


Go to the Days of Wonder website at http://www.daysofwonder.com and search for the official scenarios or follow this link to go to the scenarios I created; https://www.daysofwonder.com/memoir44/en/content/scenariofans/?sellang=en&selshow=&selsort=&seltext=#searchtag Then type "50th" (without quotes) in the Author box and hit search.

A lot of my Pacific Theater scenarios have recently ended up in a Best of Scenarios From The Front document that someone put together on boardgamegeek.com I'll post the link to that too; http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/133421/recommended-memoir-44-official-and-sftf-fan-create


As for playing a game here, I'm open once I get moved. Maybe August after the settling?

Re: Introduction

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:27 am
by Frank
A bit late, but welcome to the forum, sounds like you will find a lot to interest you on here.

Frank

Re: Introduction

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:54 am
by Frizzenspark
Welcome to the site, much of what you play is familiar to those here.

There is a book: "Big Battles for Little Hands" that you might find valuable.

https://www.amazon.com/Battles-Little-Hands-John-Surdu/dp/188958410X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466344067&sr=8-1&keywords=big+battles+for+little+hands

I am a shameless advocate for "Blackwater Gulch" a Wild West shoot 'm up game. sets of five miniatures cost fifteen bucks apiece, the rules are downloadable for free.

http://www.gangfightgames.com/blackwater-gulch/

Bolt Action is a WWII skirmish game that might be of interest to you.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:26 pm
by 50th
Frizz, I once played Bolt Action at a convention, not a bad system, but I usually prefer board games like Memoir 44 and Tide of Iron, where (I feel like) I don't have to paint the miniatures and don't buy them in groups for large amounts of money. Here is a pic of the game I played at the con:

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The Americans won!