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#1 03-Apr-2017 20:16:59

Kalinovsky
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What are your other Wargaming interests?

Given that everyone here is involved in Twentieth Century Wargaming, what other Wargaming interests do you have?

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#2 03-Apr-2017 20:53:32

Richard B.
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

I do anything from 1890 French Colonial Africa up to the early 1960s (French and Spanish motorised columns in Africa and Sahara, a bit of Indo-China and Algeria too) I`m not really interested in Cold War or more modern conflicts though I do have a 1990s Spanish force and some vietnam Yanks.

Thats it smile


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#3 03-Apr-2017 21:22:57

dadlamassu
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

I've been wargaming since the early 1960s and so I'm of the Airfix Generation.  Started out WW2, then American Civil War, American War of Independence, Romans/Ancient Britons, Sheriff & Robin Hood, Mad Mullah, Iraq 1941 then metal & plastic Modern Africa, Ancients, Napoleonics.  The odd foray into 28mm for Fantasy (our own rules and Lord of the Rings), Darkest Africa, Dark Ages, Pulp, Pirates, Jacobites some TV and film stuff for games at shows - Dad's Army, Allo Allo, King Kong, Lost World, Stargate.  Then Napoleonic naval with Airfix HMS Victory conversions and 1/1200 WW2 naval.  Most recently the grand children have me playing "Mars Attacks", "Project Z", Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and our version of Jurassic Park.

Far too much really - but long lasting interests are WW2 (North West Europe, Iraq 1941, East Africa 1940), Our Fantasy (Morval Earth), Darkest Africa and the games for shows.   And probably whatever the grandchildren want to play.

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#4 04-Apr-2017 06:04:19

Seret
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Well, non-20th century stuff on my shelves these days consists mostly of Dark Age, Sengoku Japan, FIW, pirates, and some sci-fi spaceships. I also have a ton of fantasy stuff as i went through a warhammer phase for a few years and still haven't sold most of it.

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#5 04-Apr-2017 06:37:29

Gary
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

DBA with Romans and Greeks, Dark Age-Vikings-Medieval DBM, SYW Eastern Europe/Turks, FIW,Crimean War, ACW,Colonial. Sci-fi ground combat and space ships too.
I'll pretty much game anything, all of the above are in various scales, from 6mm to 28mm although 20mm/1-72 is the most predominant.

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#6 04-Apr-2017 15:36:37

Counterpane
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

In the last twelve months I've played or umpired
Lion Rampant (15th century Swiss vs Burgundians, and 5th century Romans vs Bacaudae),
X-Wing Miniatures,
To The Strongest! (Late Western Romans vs most of their historical opponents, and Yorkists vs Lancastrians), and
Sharp Practice 2 (Peninsular War).

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#7 04-Apr-2017 16:08:19

Dice Rustler
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Like several of the respondents I've played various systems and periods/scales over the last couple of years. I wonder how we would have answered the same question if asked say 10-15 years ago? (or even further back for the more 'mature' gamers among us). In my early gaming years it was nothing but WW2 and modern 1:300.

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#8 04-Apr-2017 18:05:30

Richard B.
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Dice Rustler wrote:

Like several of the respondents I've played various systems and periods/scales over the last couple of years. I wonder how we would have answered the same question if asked say 10-15 years ago? (or even further back for the more 'mature' gamers among us). In my early gaming years it was nothing but WW2 and modern 1:300.

Easy - I started with Airfix 1/76th scale and after a pause (14 -25yrs) I started again, buying Matchbox; Airfix and Esci kits

The only scale i do 1890 - 1960 (plus the odd moderns) all roughly 20mm

15mm virtually takes up the same space, therefore not point in changing

28mm (my painting just can`t do it justice anyway) but takes up far too much space to play a decent game.

Smaller than 15mm - oh my aching eyes smile


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Un-named Traillieur to an artillery officer at R`Fakah, Morocco, Feb. 29th, 1908

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#9 04-Apr-2017 19:00:41

cartfc
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Richard B. wrote:

15mm virtually takes up the same space, therefore not point in changing

Actually I was surprised how much space I saved when I changed from 20mm to 15mm WW2 some years ago. Table seems bigger too.

As for me have gamed multiple periods and scales for years from ancients to sci-fi. Currently focus is ancients in 28mm, WW2 in 15mm and 28mm and moderns in 15mm.

Cheers Fred.

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#10 04-Apr-2017 21:58:10

dadlamassu
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

1960s - WW2 Airfix, Roco Minitanks, matchbox diecast, conversions and scratch builds. 
1970s - 20mm WW2, add a few more Airfix periods, 20mm metal ancient and Napoleonic also Airfix Napoleonic naval. start of 25mm Napoleonic (brief encounter), short foray into D&D, WRG Ancients (briefly)  start of our own fantasy (Minifigs Middle Earth, Asgard etc)
1980s - 20mm WW2, More Airfix periods, Darkest Africa, Indian Mutiny, 1.1200 ww2 naval, Doctor Who, fantasy
1990s - 20mm WW2, More Darkest Africa, pirates, Stargate, fantasy
2000s - 20mm WW2, Iraq 1941, Maximilian Adventure, fantasy
2010s - 20mm WW2, Mad Mullah, East Africa 1940, North Pole War and with grandchildren Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Project Z, Mars attacks and Thomas the Tank Engine 
Most get dusted off every now and then

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#11 04-Apr-2017 23:04:55

David Reasoner
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Although I've briefly dabbled in the past with 15mm Napoleonics, ACW, and Colonial wargaming, my real interests in the hobby have always been 20th Century wargaming in the form of WW2 in 20mm and some 6mm, 1980's Cold War in 6mm, SCW in 20mm, and WW2 naval in 1/2400 scale.  Still mostly the same periods and scales as when I started in the mid-1970's.  Over the years I've just branched out into the lesser known armies and campaigns.

David

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#12 05-Apr-2017 06:54:56

Fire-at-Will
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Like Alan, I'm the Airfix generation.  But my interests always stayed with plastic 20mm so I have almost every period covered by the major manufacturers up until recently when they have got ahead of me by producing to much.


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.

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#13 05-Apr-2017 10:01:43

cartfc
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

I am Airfix generation too, but also bought Minifigs, Hinchliffe and Lamming (anyone remember them?) back in the day. About 10 years ago I got a yearning to have some bigger figures again (probably a vain attempt to,recapture my lost youth) and that's what got me into 28mm WW2 and ancients.
P.S. Anyone remember the Minifigs factory that used to be in the red light district of Southampton?

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#14 05-Apr-2017 11:13:55

Gary
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

I still have my Lamming sample figure!
I went to the Minifigs factory to buy some 15mm WW1 figures (late 80's?) and stayed for several hours sorting thru GHQ moderns to identify some unlabelled castings for them. Left before it got dark tho'!!


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#15 05-Apr-2017 12:32:06

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

cartfc wrote:

I am Airfix generation too, but also bought Minifigs, Hinchliffe and Lamming (anyone remember them?) back in the day. About 10 years ago I got a yearning to have some bigger figures again (probably a vain attempt to,recapture my lost youth) and that's what got me into 28mm WW2 and ancients.
P.S. Anyone remember the Minifigs factory that used to be in the red light district of Southampton?


Fred  you sure it wasn't the red light district near the minifigs factory  smile smile

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#16 05-Apr-2017 17:44:22

cartfc
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

bannockburn bhoy wrote:

Fred  you sure it wasn't the red light district near the minifigs factory  smile smile

Possibly. Either way if you bumped into someone you knew while on a shopping trip to Minifigs you could always pretend you were visiting a prostitute instead of the embarrassment of admitting you were buying model soldiers! :-)

Cheers Fred.

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#17 05-Apr-2017 18:13:54

Counterpane
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Dice Rustler wrote:

Like several of the respondents I've played various systems and periods/scales over the last couple of years. I wonder how we would have answered the same question if asked say 10-15 years ago? (or even further back for the more 'mature' gamers among us). In my early gaming years it was nothing but WW2 and modern 1:300.

Looking back at my record of past games played it looks like fifteen years ago I was playing mostly Arc of Fire (and playing that again this weekend) and Hordes of the Things.  A bit of The Sword and the Flame too.

Ten years ago it was again Arc of Fire and HOTT, this time mixed in with Cold War Commander and Tac:WW2.

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#18 05-Apr-2017 20:52:48

gordograd
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Airfix generation as well.
Before sotcw it was all 15mm metal ancients with dba. And still is if you look in the loft!
Today it's all plastic 20mm currently exploring Russo Turkish war and the Crimean and building 20mm Indian forces for the Italian campaign.

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#19 05-Apr-2017 21:40:18

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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

Everything but Ancients really, boardgaming and in the last 6 months got back into RPG'ing in a big way after a 34 year break!


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#20 06-Apr-2017 09:46:16

cartfc
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

What RPG Pete?

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#21 06-Apr-2017 11:27:11

ianrs54
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

A very noisy one.  Me I play almost anything...


Any thing bigger than 6 is TOO BIG

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#22 06-Apr-2017 14:45:46

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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

cartfc wrote:

What RPG Pete?

Currently DM'ing a Savage Worlds Fantasy Campaign and playing in an Amazing Adventures Pulp campaign - Nazi zombies!


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#23 07-Apr-2017 14:34:18

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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

WWI aerial, Greek/Persian/Macedonian DBA, 6mm Napoleonics, ACW in 15mm, SCW, Anglo Zulu war and hundreds of classic boardgames (SPI and Avalon Hill) from all eras. All but WWII using my own rules. I tend towards everything being mainly at a battalion manoeuvre unit rather than skirmish level.

At the club I attend I branch out into anything on offer, which tends to be commercial rulesets. Black Powder (28mm Napoleonics), Science vs Pluck (Sudan), Chain of Command (WWII) and Marlborough (for which I am playtesting some homebrew rules)

So I enjoy writing rules, reading around the period, writing articles and inventing games and scenarios. Not bothered at all by modelling and painting and can rarely be bothered to learn commercial rules - just too lazy, I have to come at a period from the 'inside'.

I also play a fair few boardgames (classical ones and more modern German and Eurogames) and I too have never given up FRP. As I type I am finishing writing an adventure for my wife, children and daughter's boyfriend to be played over the Easter weekend.

FRP has been how we have 'tested' all my daughter's boyfriends for 'suitability'. Others may look at advancement prospects, manners, whether he offers to buy you a pint but we focus on ability with a greatsword in a tight spot.
Cheers

Andrew


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#24 07-Apr-2017 18:28:28

bannockburn bhoy
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

cartfc wrote:
bannockburn bhoy wrote:

Fred  you sure it wasn't the red light district near the minifigs factory  smile smile

Possibly. Either way if you bumped into someone you knew while on a shopping trip to Minifigs you could always pretend you were visiting a prostitute instead of the embarrassment of admitting you were buying model soldiers! :-)

Cheers Fred.



  That's just brilliant Fred , smile   smile  smile

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#25 18-Apr-2017 20:49:56

Dave Knight
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Re: What are your other Wargaming interests?

The whole of real and imagined time and space.

Apart from Zombies


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