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MADgame 2014




 
#16

Rein back the first relief!
Lets leave it open for discussion for a bit before we dive in Mr Jackman!

So, what do other people think we should do? (By other people, I mean everyone who goes to the club!)



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#17

Agincourt was a battle that took place during the 100 years war. Hmmmmm.
At Colours I acquired a few 10/12mm 100 years war figures to try painting for Warmaster.

Agincourt would definitely be of interest to me. Even though I'm an average, often slow, painter with no aptitude for making and painting terrain I might be tempted to get involved with a medieval era project.

Gary



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#18

(09-17-2013, 04:48 PM)russ Wrote: Rein back the first relief!
Lets leave it open for discussion for a bit before we dive in Mr Jackman!

So, what do other people think we should do? (By other people, I mean everyone who goes to the club!)

Not diving anywhere (I still think the option I mentioned at Colours is the best idea but ................ )
Just listing and highlighting Thinking



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#19

Ok, so the evil Mr Berry would help out with figures.... After the cost of the figures and terrain for zee, I'd be happy to make it as cheep as pos!
Azincourt would get my vote, scenery wouldn't be too much of a problem ( although we would need a shed load of trees and a couple of villages).
Monte Cassino might be a bit more of a big build depending on what part of the battle we did. I'd love to do it but even so....



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#20

(09-17-2013, 07:59 PM)denis_jackman Wrote: (I still think the option I mentioned at Colours is the best idea but

Which was?

For my 2d buying models and creating scenery which are/is little used after is an irritation.

My holy grail is to create something that then leaves me with toys scenery.

Agincourt with 10/12mm figures, later suitable for warmaster or such is more appealing, the scenery could still be accurate but also would still be usable for other 6-12mm games the region [and similar]being fought over many times.

Italy is something I have expressed interest in, and have some 20mm Germans that might be suitable, although Russ has quite a few of them in his painting tray.

But I am trying to move down to 10mm so would be prepared to put cash into 10mm Italy.

However there is a beach landing and paratroop drop available 70th annivessary.

Operation Dragoon was conducted August 15 to September 14, 1944, during World War II (1939-1945)

It was finally approved in part because of the slow movement of the allies through Italy.
No battle plan survives contact with dice smilie

AKA/Mark Foulds

So now I blog...



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#21

For a laugh it is also the 70th Anniversary of the fictional event http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly's_Heroes
No battle plan survives contact with dice smilie

AKA/Mark Foulds

So now I blog...



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#22

(09-21-2013, 10:54 AM)Dranask Wrote: For a laugh it is also the 70th Anniversary of the fictional event http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly's_Heroes
In World War II France in early September 1944, units of the 35th Infantry Division are nearing the town of Nancy when one of the division's mechanized reconnaissance platoons receives orders to pull out while under attack from the Germans. Kelly (Eastwood), a former lieutenant who has been demoted to private following a disastrous assault some time earlier, captures Colonel Dankhopf of German Intelligence. When Kelly notices that his prisoner has a gold bar in his briefcase, he gets him drunk to try to get information about the gold. Before he is killed by an attacking German Tiger tank, the drunken Dankhopf blurts out that there is a cache of 14,000 gold bars stored in a bank vault 30 miles behind enemy lines in the town of Clermont.

Kelly recruits the rest of his platoon, including skeptical Master Sergeant "Big Joe" (Savalas), to sneak off and steal the gold. Eventually, others have to be recruited (or invite themselves) into the scheme, such as an opportunistic supply sergeant "Crapgame" (Rickles); and a Sherman tank commander, "Oddball" (Sutherland).

The expedition successfully breaks through a German-held town during a mortar barrage that has been arranged by Kelly. An American fighter plane mistakes Kelly's group for the enemy, strafing their vehicles and destroying them with rockets, forcing them to continue on foot, and three of their number die in a subsequent skirmish in and around a minefield. Meanwhile, Oddball's tanks battle their way through the German lines, but their route is blocked when the last large bridge is blown up by Allied bombers, prompting Oddball to let a bridge engineering unit in on the deal. When intercepted radio messages of the private raid are brought to the attention of gung-ho American Major General Colt (O'Connor), he misinterprets them as the efforts of aggressive patriots pushing forward on their own initiative and immediately rushes to the front line to exploit the "breakthrough".

Kelly's men race to reach Clermont before their own army. There, they find it defended by three Tiger tanks with infantry support. The Americans are able to dispatch two of the Tigers and most of the German infantry, but as they prepare to take on the last tank, which is parked right in front of the bank, Oddball's last Sherman breaks down and cannot be repaired. Powerless to defeat the tank, Kelly offers the German tank commander a share of the loot. After the Tiger blows the bank doors off, the assembled crew finds the gold cache. After dividing the gold, the men go their separate ways, just managing to avoid meeting the still-oblivious Colt, who is delayed by celebrating town residents.
No battle plan survives contact with dice smilie

AKA/Mark Foulds

So now I blog...



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#23

(09-21-2013, 10:47 AM)Dranask Wrote:
(09-17-2013, 07:59 PM)denis_jackman Wrote: (I still think the option I mentioned at Colours is the best idea but
Which was?
Russ made me promise never to mention it again!
Like the Kelly's Heroes Idea.
Interested in seeing where that goes (Demo or Participation)



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#24

"Wanna see my impression of a dog?"
"WOOF!" Said Oddball...

Ok, if you won't tell them, I will. A trench either end of the board and a football pitch between them Germans vs Brits like the famous game from WW1.



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#25

Operation Cobra?
No battle plan survives contact with dice smilie

AKA/Mark Foulds

So now I blog...



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#26

If we were to do a ww2 game, I'd rather do something from the Italian theatre as its somewhere that isn't represented that often ( did I mention I have a personal interest in it!). Not bothered about scale (even 6mm!). As quite a few of us are happy to put money and figures towards it, albeit 10mm, it might be worth looking at.
I love the idea of agincourt and the fact if we decide to do it in 10mm we can use the figures later for war master (lots of empire and brettonian armies running around the club) so really, it's a win / win for anyone who wants to get involved.

I'm torn between the two of them although I'm happy to consider anything!



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