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Offline Dewbakuk

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2013, 09:00:47 PM »
The closest thing to a real life engagement I know of was during the ACW. A Confederate train pushing one of the heavy gun carriages was laying waste to the Union city defences during the day and withdrawing to safety in the evening. The Union troops had a gun carriage of their own (although lighter) which they took out early to lie in wait. Unfortunately they didn't have a working engine so had to push it into position. Without power they were easily outflanked and withdrew back into the city before it could be lost.

Almost a train engagement....  ;)
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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2013, 11:06:52 PM »
Join your local model train enthusiasts club and introduce them to wargaming  lol they will also have everything you need.

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 05:34:08 AM »
You can't describe something like that and not show us pics!

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2013, 07:48:22 AM »
You can't describe something like that and not show us pics!

Absolutely agreed!

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2013, 09:16:44 PM »
Go on scurv, show us us trains!

;) lol

In a PA land it would be just as feasible for people to maintain diesel trains id imagine. Convert them to unrefined oil etc... Those guys just maintained steam trains because that was the hardware they had. But I'm not going to argue because we all know that steam is better! Sounds, looks and smells more awesome, and if it can be plausible for gaming from Old West to PA then even better!

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2013, 11:11:12 PM »
art deco steam the best of all

Never liked art deco, jewellery of that time terrible and architecture also took a step back in my opinion.

I googles for trains from that age tough, inspired by tour image... Dear gods those are some of the coolest looking vehicles I have ever seen.


I am reminded that hawk wargames has a new faction coming up for dropship comander. Their resistance uses a lot of post apocalyptic vehicles made from civy cars. The cars in that setting are very art deco as that style was going trough a neo age in the setting. Images are floating on the web. MIGHT be interesting to add in. I could see this getting an extra edge from a under used art style in art deco, even it I generally dislike it.
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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2013, 06:29:10 AM »
There is the Great St Trinian's Train Robbery. Locos being moved down the track, point levers being thrown away, hand pump trolleys and a Wickham railmotor full of teachers.
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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2013, 05:39:25 AM »
ok if I come across the boxes again I will photo whats in them or at least the cool stuff like the searchlight and cannon.

And yeah steam is just plain better.

art deco steam the best of all



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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2013, 09:04:21 PM »
Slight reanimation of this topic, I found a pretty art deco style train at my local budget store. Haven't bought it yet since it was still 13 euros Not sure if I have any use for it at all but it made me remember this topic so I thought I'll give you gents a heads up.

http://imgur.com/a/yUBDs

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2013, 11:49:34 AM »
Slight reanimation of this topic, I found a pretty art deco style train at my local budget store. Haven't bought it yet since it was still 13 euros Not sure if I have any use for it at all but it made me remember this topic so I thought I'll give you gents a heads up.

http://imgur.com/a/yUBDs

The engine is an Avco-Lycoming T-53 gas turbine powered German Railways 602 series, but the coaches seem to be of British origin. Therefore a fantasy product and no train that displays a certain prototype, obviously a made in China toy, definitely not Art-Déco...

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2013, 02:08:42 PM »
The engine is an Avco-Lycoming T-53 gas turbine powered German Railways 602 series, but the coaches seem to be of British origin. Therefore a fantasy product and no train that displays a certain prototype, obviously a made in China toy, definitely not Art-Déco...

Well, thats my history lesson for the day.  lol I must admit hardly even looking at the coaches, the locomotive reminded me of the picture posted by scurv. Forgive my ignorance.  :D

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2013, 02:16:34 PM »
I reckon, something along the lines of the new x-wing tabletop game where you have those movement markers would be a good basis for a game.

The difference being you have a limited selection of markers or tracks with which to manouver. The tracks would actually stay after being laid down, that way your train is limited to moving along the track you've been laying down as you go.

Just a thought.

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2013, 10:05:16 PM »
Scurv - more information please.
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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2013, 06:35:44 PM »
I have  purchased two Fenfa "steam" Xmas trains (same maker and same rails as the one you bought YPU), which in my opinion are as close the right scale as we can get, and I'm working on them.

I dont' think the trains could be the main element of a skirmish game (as others have already said) but they probably could be included in interesting scenarios: the Red, and/or the White player having objectives to reach before a train arrives; or join with the troops in the train; or receive something by train; etc.

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Re: has there ever been a train wargame/minis game?
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2013, 10:46:22 PM »
My grandson and I played a train wargame
http://www.guildwargamers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=24085&hilit=sodor

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