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Author Topic: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm  (Read 4393 times)

Offline Mac

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« Last Edit: March 28, 2013, 02:27:02 PM by Arlequín »

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2013, 08:16:15 AM »
Great looking minis and terrain! Looked to have been a nice game.

The link didn't work for me but was able to find your blog still.

Offline Westfalia Chris

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2013, 08:39:38 AM »
Great stuff in there! A lot of nice toys and it seems the rules gave a dynamic, swingy game.

One question: I'm intrigued by the Alouette's base. Is that a commercial item or something "appropriated" (e.g. a candlestick or something) for use with the chopper? I think I've seen metal pieces like that before, but cannot put a finger on it.

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« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 12:54:30 AM by von Lucky »
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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 09:52:23 AM »
Very nice shot; fantastic models and terrain. This conflict is really interesting, and there are more models comming from Australia!

Offline Earther

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 11:52:26 AM »
What a great looking game! Thanks for sharing. :D

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 01:03:01 PM »
great looking models and terrain, and well written report. Thanks for sharing
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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 02:30:56 PM »
Another vote here for great looking game and figures!   :)

I've also amended the link as it didn't seem to be working...

Offline dm

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 04:14:52 PM »
Looks superb and love the T-34 8) :-*

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 04:45:20 PM »
Beautiful looking game -  models and scenery. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Not that they featured in this battle but my uncle served in the KAR and the RAR and I have a soft spot for the country.

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 09:54:33 PM »
Lovely figures, models and terrain.
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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 09:55:18 PM »
Following this blog now!

Offline Mac

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 11:43:22 PM »
Sorry about the broken link. I uploaded this right before dinner. And thanks for fixing it for me.

The Helicoter stand is a "paper spike" used by clerical staff to, well spike paper. In Australia you get them for $4 from Officeworks. The spike is exacly 3mm, so I drilled a 3mm hole in the botton of the Helicopter.

The height is right for gaming, and the base is very stable. Here is a side on shot


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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #13 on: March 29, 2013, 12:24:03 AM »
Rather clever, I say, and now I know where I had seen them - those things are rarer here in Germany, probably due to a) tendencies to shift towards to the "paperless office" and b) our obsession with filing every shred of bureaucratic paperwork for future reference rather than impaling it on the stake as it should be.  lol

I've based my 20mm Alouettes on scratchbuild bases made from heavy washers, with added weight from some 2p coins, but I yet have to see how stable those turn out to be on a textured gaming surface (just finished a Hunter which pushes the envelope for base stability quite a bit).

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Re: 28mm Rhodesians vs Zipra, the battle of Parr's farm
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2013, 12:38:59 AM »
Outstanding write up.
Love the look of your terrain.
Semper Fi, Mac

 

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