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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #30 on: November 07, 2018, 10:27:40 AM »
Thanks Helen and Martin.  :D

In other news, I’ll soon have an update on the castle.  :)
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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2018, 02:42:57 PM »
Here's my spiel as the author of Fistful of Lead-ness:
I painted up a knightly retinue and hopped on plane and flew 10-ish hours from the Midwest US, to London, to play in Steve's game.
I was not disappointed.
His mods were great and had a period feel. Based on my (mostly crap) cards I had to make some real decisions on what to do next. There were some moments when my heart was racing a bit as I plotted my next move, usually on who's back to bury my axe in.
Galactic Heroes isn't really meant to be a close combat game. It works pretty good at it, with lots of back and forth, but not what's its made for. At it's heart, its a SciFi game.
Just like Fistful of Lead is Cowboy game and Horse and Musket is a Black Powder skirmish game.
Steve has done a really, really great job at adapting the rules for the period. He sent me the mods and they'll be a huge help for the Fantasy/Medieval supplement. It has a very RPG feel to it.
All that being said, this scale isn't for everyone. I get it. But it is a great scale to play while building up for those mega-battles (which I play alot of). It takes time to paint the hundreds of minis needed to play even a skirmish game sometimes. Why not have some fun with smaller forces while your toiling away.

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2018, 05:37:00 PM »
My back, Jaye... You buried your axe in my back...  >:D

lol lol

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #33 on: November 09, 2018, 06:25:04 PM »
 lol

Very nicely said Jaye.

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2018, 06:46:55 PM »
My back, Jaye... You buried your axe in my back...  >:D

lol lol

 lol

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2018, 01:46:53 AM »
Oh, at last!

 lol lol lol

My back, Jaye... You buried your axe in my back...  >:D

lol lol
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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2018, 05:08:26 AM »
My back, Jaye... You buried your axe in my back...  >:D

lol lol

Back to the future with Galactic Heroes?....
I'll get mi' coat.

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2018, 12:58:29 PM »
Here's my spiel as the author of Fistful of Lead-ness:
I painted up a knightly retinue and hopped on plane and flew 10-ish hours from the Midwest US, to London, to play in Steve's game.
I was not disappointed.
His mods were great and had a period feel. Based on my (mostly crap) cards I had to make some real decisions on what to do next. There were some moments when my heart was racing a bit as I plotted my next move, usually on who's back to bury my axe in.
Galactic Heroes isn't really meant to be a close combat game. It works pretty good at it, with lots of back and forth, but not what's its made for. At it's heart, its a SciFi game.
Just like Fistful of Lead is Cowboy game and Horse and Musket is a Black Powder skirmish game.
Steve has done a really, really great job at adapting the rules for the period. He sent me the mods and they'll be a huge help for the Fantasy/Medieval supplement. It has a very RPG feel to it.
All that being said, this scale isn't for everyone. I get it. But it is a great scale to play while building up for those mega-battles (which I play alot of). It takes time to paint the hundreds of minis needed to play even a skirmish game sometimes. Why not have some fun with smaller forces while your toiling away.

Glad you enjoyed it Jaye. Your Knight and his Retinue are certainly well travelled. :D

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 4/11.... words)
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2018, 03:04:27 PM »
Awesome, innit? Sir Knight and his faithful underlings going on a ten thousand mile quest to woo Fair Lady.

:-*

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 10/11 castle beginnings - images)
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2018, 03:13:17 PM »
  :)

Well, the bigger test game in the offing for last week eluded me, as I found myself relatively housebound and so with much time to fill I started on the castle.

It’s based on Dunstaffnage, near Oban, which was built from 1220. When visiting it in September i quickly realised  that it would provide the basis for my ‘wargaming’ castle.  Progress this week:







Next steps will be laying out the various internal buildings and thickening the curtain walls.

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 10/11 castle beginnings - images)
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2018, 03:35:27 PM »
That's a beast. Very impressive indeed.

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 10/11 castle beginnings - images)
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2018, 03:39:12 PM »
It wont be a proper castle untill you glue stone by stone. ;D

Nice work Steve. :)

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 10/11 castle beginnings - images)
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2018, 04:19:52 PM »
Thanks folks :)

It wont be a proper castle untill you glue stone by stone. ;D

Nice work Steve. :)

It’s going to be rendered  ;) :D

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 10/11 castle beginnings - images)
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2018, 04:43:58 PM »
A great start - looking forward to seeing how it progresses

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Re: 2nd Barons War - new project (UD 10/11 castle beginnings - images)
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2018, 05:58:35 PM »
Bangtidy  :)
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