Very quiet here??

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Richard B.
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Very quiet here??

Post by Richard B. »

can`t help but notice hardly anyone posting except me - HELLO :D

You must be doing something C20th related - reading a book, watching a documentary, building a model, painting a figure, God forbid actually playing a game with your toys!! :shock:

Lets hear what your doing, you never know you may encourage some other deranged, lonely soul to comment or post (you never know) :lol:

As you may (or may not) have noticed I`ve started solo gaming which is an adventure in itself :D

I have a SCW game set-up, but am still working through the mechanics in my head before I settle down to give it a go.

So this week - I`ve painted some walls (still need a wash), re-purposed a broken baby Jesus in crib into a hayrick (you`ll have to wait and see how that comes out) :lol: and built and under-coated something for the "Christmas" build over on The Wargamers Forum :D

Come on lets hear what you`re all up too (except Will who has once again hurt himself - get well soon mate).
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908
ianrs54
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Been invigilating all last week - so got very little done. Got a Soviet Starter Group for Northag on the stocks, a 1/700th H class DD in fitting out dock, KGV is awaiting her masts, and there is a Hood laid down. Lot of 109mm ancints underway.

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dadlamassu
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Absolutely nothing 20th Century. Everything stalled and sitting in boxes as nobody here much interested in 20mm any more - I did a lot of research on Volkssturm ages ago and that is unfinished along with the unstarted figures. All now 28mm fantasy, zombies and post apocalypse with grandchildren. (Good fun games!) Even 28mm Bolt Action stopped until my son comes back from his Army Covid duties. Sorry. Early Imperial Roman Auxiliaries, Ancient Britons, some Post Apocalypse scenery and a fair bit of research on Roman History (background, local history and Antonine's Wall).
David Reasoner
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Unfortunately, nothing really to report on here. The workbench is collecting dust at the moment.

Been reading (or in some cases re-reading) a few books and articles on USAAF 5th Air Force operations in the SW Pacific during 1942-43, including Bruce Gamble's Fortress Rabaul, Gregory Gilbert's The Battle of the Bismarck Sea (an RAAF history), The 5th Air Force in the Huon Peninsula Campaign (official USAAF history), and John Henebry's The Grim Reapers at Work in the Pacific Theater - The Third Attack Group of the U.S. Fifth Air Force.

As a related project, I have started compiling brief files on the eight ill-fated Japanese transports of Operation 81, with an eye toward eventually scratchbuilding 1/2400 scale models of them, to add to my existing Japanese WW2 merchant fleet.

David
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Sitting feeling sorry for myself :( . In reality I'm catching up with my reading, currently working through Sicily43, almost finished. Just before than was Steve Shann's Seelow Heights 1945 scenario book, really need to get back to some WW2 gaming.
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
Richard B.
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Fire-at-Will wrote: 17 Dec 2020, 07:46 Sitting feeling sorry for myself :( . In reality I'm catching up with my reading, currently working through Sicily43, almost finished. Just before than was Steve Shann's Seelow Heights 1945 scenario book, really need to get back to some WW2 gaming.
Is that the new book I see posted on Facebook?

I understand it is a scenario book for RF is that correct?

Eastern Front has never been a wargaming interest of mine, but I`m impressed by what I saw on FB, he seems to have done a lot of work and the quality looks top class.
"“Sir with the compliments of my officer, your shooting was excellent – you killed four of our men”!
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Fire-at-Will wrote: 17 Dec 2020, 07:46 Sitting feeling sorry for myself :( .
That's just Christmas Will, nowt to do wit broke bones :D
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Richard B. wrote: 17 Dec 2020, 10:33
Fire-at-Will wrote: 17 Dec 2020, 07:46 Sitting feeling sorry for myself :( . In reality I'm catching up with my reading, currently working through Sicily43, almost finished. Just before than was Steve Shann's Seelow Heights 1945 scenario book, really need to get back to some WW2 gaming.
Is that the new book I see posted on Facebook?

I understand it is a scenario book for RF is that correct?

Eastern Front has never been a wargaming interest of mine, but I`m impressed by what I saw on FB, he seems to have done a lot of work and the quality looks top class.
Yes it's on Facebook. The scenarios are written for RF2 with adaptions for the period and some suggestions for RFR. Some of the scenarios need large numbers of troops (Russians). Should be easy enough to convert to other rulesets.

Really nice book
What's the point of doing one period, when you can do them all.......... In life most people specialise so gradually they know more and more about less and less so eventually they know everything about nothing. I work on a broad front so eventually I'll know nothing about everything.
CarlL
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Nice post Mr Baber !! I can't really respond by sticking to here and now....

I have gone all 19th century in recent months after my 20th century terrain painting (previously reported on in forum... but I must photo and add Pendraken / Minibits 20mm factory ruin) .... only by four years... as I am painting Italians and Abyssinians (Ethiopians if you prefer) for 1896. You can see photos of my progress at [link removed as photos no longer there and no other accessible hosting presently CarlL 26Dec2020]

I blame my 19th century bender firmly on Mr Baber !! (Sorry Richard... ) read on .... Richard provoked my interests in early 20th century colonial wars and their antecedents in late 19th century !!

well I mean first Richard writes about the Rif Wars... so I end up thinking that's interesting (and early 20th century) and if you follow this forum you will see photos in previous posts of my Rif Berber and Spanish and French forces...(and some Journal articles prior to its demise) .. this was all down to Richard inspiring my reading, painting and gaming. Then Richard writes about French colonial actions in North Africa and Syria....

This led to my shift eastwards into Sudan in 1880s (some blame goes to Lt Col. Mike Snook and his beautiful book "Go Strong into the Desert")....

then I thought many of these figures would be useful for Somalia, 1900 to 1920s, and our forum Alan (Alan A.D. Hamilton) shares blame here writing that great booklet "Mad Mullah & operations in Darfur" so then it was Somali and British add-ons to my other figures....

Of course Alan's booklet led me to look at other booklets by the "League of Extraordinary Kriegspielers" ... here a shout for "Red Dawn Rises - revolution in Central Asia 1918-1920" by Steve Langran [and the books by Peter Hopkirk[ at first using my long neglected 15mm Russian Civil War figures before thinking I will add some 20mm (ish - some are nearer 24mm) and the latter being done under influence of thinking of Dunsterforce1918 (and the great booklet by Robert Giglio, "The miniature adventures of Dunsterforce 1918").....

So you can see I have been see-sawing all over the places....

Recently I posted help request for my scratch build of field carriage look of the 57mm QF Hotchkiss gun used (in very small numbers) by Abyssinians from 1890s into 20th century.
But equally I could add a call for help to our Italian speaking Forum users for help in trying to work out what the Italian Royal army of 1896 thought of as QF guns (English phrase used by Osprey book on Adwa and in history of battle of Adwa by Raymond Jonas) which the fourth / reserve brigade held (but probably made little use of) at the battle of Adwa. It seems a phrase that could be used to describe mountain guns, or machine guns or pom-pom guns it appears.

I think I have rambled on too long... (careful now Mr Granty ... my little grey cells remain sensitive if dithering) in response to Richard's "call to arms" ....

CarlL
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Gary
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Been busy with work and catching up with odd jobs now that I can travel outside of our village with the easing of lockdown restrictions here in Andalucia to restock on real world and modelling supplies!!

Lost my mojo a bit too.......been staring at the same box of undercoated vehicles for a while and unable to jump in .........have fixed my 1/16th scale Gaz 66 truck tho'.....it's a remote control runner!


Found this for 1896 Adowa....75mm mountain gun lost at Adowa and then recaptured in 1936 and returned to Italy....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jnHo_b64128

A vague breakdown here of 44 guns and 12 QF fund-raising tentatively identified as Gardner machine guns......

https://firedirectioncenter.blogspot.co ... -1896.html
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