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Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #120 on: August 12, 2019, 02:46:30 PM »
I've just added a short (6 minute) video overview of the ACP164 products over on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/gMJw7NLzfTY

Last week Maria, who does our Albedo sculpting published an interesting blog about her part in the design process of the Albedo Miniatures.

https://furryandthebeast.com/custom-miniature/albedo-miniatures-game/?fbclid=IwAR1fIDxBE4FKBMRnIyZ4eTJo-0QJSK6jrOU60o0teTK782_QLAUpBGpiHLI
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Offline sp762au

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #121 on: August 14, 2019, 11:58:18 PM »
Chris seems to be having all the fun here!

I should point out that other people have minis, and are preparing to play the game.

Reaction so far has been overwhelmingly positive, which is gratifying,  because I wrote two of the books... 

I'm new to this forum,  and can already see lots of neat stuff to explore!

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #122 on: August 15, 2019, 12:30:56 AM »
Great stuff! I'm currently building otters,unfortunately saving them up for the next LPL...
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Offline Munindk

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #123 on: August 15, 2019, 02:27:15 PM »
Is there a release date for the ILR vehicles?

I got my sourcebook the other day, been afraid of reading it as it'll surely lead to buying miniatures.

Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #124 on: August 15, 2019, 03:10:32 PM »
ILR 8 Wheeler (P69T) will get released today or tomorrow as we are busy boxing them up at the moment to have on our stand at The Other Partizan on Sunday!


Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #125 on: August 16, 2019, 11:04:57 AM »


We have a stack of new retail releases for ACP164:The Albedo Miniatures Game



These include Erma Felna in civies, ILR Lt Torri and the ILR P-69T APC.



The range is also now available through Noble Knight in USA and Tactics in Australia.
Full details on website @

www.acp164.com

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #126 on: August 16, 2019, 11:40:58 AM »
Nice.

That wheeled APC looks useful.

Offline FionaWhite

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #127 on: August 17, 2019, 09:26:19 AM »

And I now possess a 4kg box of Albedo goodness.




Of course I did actually get the package yesterday but rather than opening it immediately I made the mistake of leaving it unattended for a moment,
coming back to find my cat sleeping on top of it and she evidently found it to make a very pleasant bed as she slept for hours, delaying the opening till today.  lol

I really have no idea what I'm doing.

Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #128 on: August 19, 2019, 12:18:08 PM »
Glad it all arrived safely.
Where are you planning to start with assembly and painting?
Looking forward to seeing some WIP photographs.

Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #129 on: August 20, 2019, 05:46:29 PM »
This weeks new releases are the EW LARCs.



The Enchawah Corporation created a range of standard rotorcraft that are used by many militaries, including the ILR, who used them in light transport, assault and gunship configurations. These had the advantage of being cheap and easily replaceable, which was handy because the loss of the rotor on one side invariably led to the loss of the whole vehicle and usually the occupants as well.

Operationally, this vulnerability kept them to low altitudes, where the rotor shrouding acted to quieten the noise of the blades and reduce potential damage from foreign objects (and tree branches) as well as minimising exposure to ground fire.

By the end of the war, advances in missile technology were beginning to supplant gunships in the air support role, and the value of traditional rotorcraft for transport was becoming more obvious in terms of survivability.

Nevertheless, the Enchawah LARC series saw a lot of use in ILR, HomeGuard and civilian service and can still be seen in second or third line roles, or on backwater planets.

The first model introduced was the LARC A.  The utility of this resulted in larger, more powerful variants, the B, C & N models of which proved successful and are still in common military use.  A models are still seen in civil, training and VIP transport roles.





www.acp164.com

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #130 on: August 20, 2019, 08:47:35 PM »
Interesting.

Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #131 on: August 20, 2019, 10:05:40 PM »
Last week, Doug and I spent a bit of time filming to make some videos explaining different aspects of ACP164.
I've just put the first rules explanation video together. It looks at how unit activation works.
You can watch it on You Tube: https://youtu.be/RGnioW9hd0c

Offline FionaWhite

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #132 on: August 23, 2019, 01:20:28 AM »
Glad it all arrived safely.
Where are you planning to start with assembly and painting?
Looking forward to seeing some WIP photographs.

Will likely start converting some officers to give the conflict that personal touch, followed by the ILR vehicles to put both forces on a roughly equal footing and then the missile launcher
troopers to give the vehicles something to watch out for. After that it'll likely be "whatever I happen to fancy".  :D

Progress won't probably be pretty quick though, my studies resumed earlier this month.

Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #133 on: August 25, 2019, 09:16:12 PM »
Useful review of the ACP164 Rulebook from Wargames Illustrated @

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTggnLiCHcE
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 08:40:54 PM by Chris Abbey »

Offline Chris Abbey

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Re: ACP164: The Albedo Miniatures Game
« Reply #134 on: August 29, 2019, 01:29:27 PM »
I've just made a short video looking at how the new sci-fi / modern / near future building kits go together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F8POzzhJ6Q
« Last Edit: September 01, 2019, 08:43:16 PM by Chris Abbey »