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Offline Derek H

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Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« on: February 16, 2018, 04:08:15 PM »
I've just finished a couple of blog posts discussing how to go about building forces for the classic AK47 Republic.  http://dereksweetoys.com/category/ak47/ 


Offline Ockman

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 10:40:29 AM »
Lovely blog posts, I find this very inspiring!

Offline Derek H

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2018, 08:03:07 AM »
Second post in the series - Individualising your forces.

http://dereksweetoys.com/building-armies-for-ak47-part-2-individualising-your-force/


Offline Citizen Sade

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2018, 08:09:13 AM »
Interesting reading and good to see AK47 getting some coverage.

We play classic too and I think round bases are a better option aesthetically. That said, I canít face rebasing everything.

Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 01:04:52 AM »
very nicely done.

Offline juergen c. olk

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2018, 01:09:41 AM »
they are so nicely done ,I have shared to Modern African Bushwars ..Facebook page..Well done..

Offline jambo1

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2018, 05:35:03 AM »
Super read, really interesting, hopefully we will see the Young Leith team get the gubbing they deserve!! ;)

Offline dadlamassu

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2018, 07:11:18 AM »
I have often thought of using AK-47 (I also have the old rules) with my 20mm figures.  I like the idea of the round bases and might try them again but blutacked into 40mm round bases for movement. I do not have storage space for permanently based figures.

What do you think?
'He could have lived a risk-free, moneyed life, but he preferred to whittle away his fortune on warfare.'
-- Xenophon, The Anabasis

Offline Derek H

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2018, 09:20:27 AM »
I have often thought of using AK-47 (I also have the old rules) with my 20mm figures.  I like the idea of the round bases and might try them again but blutacked into 40mm round bases for movement. I do not have storage space for permanently based figures.

What do you think?

I think that would work fine.  Go for it!

Offline has.been

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2018, 10:02:20 AM »
Nicely done, the round bases do look nice, but I too cannot face re-basing what I already have done.
For those that have not played AK47 I say, 'Give it a go, it is great fun' Any game that starts with choosing
& colouring in your Nations flag & ends with a final dice up/points count to see who history will record as the
winner, gets my vote. Even if you do not want to buy a lot of new 15mm African wars stuff, try it with some
of your old 20mm Airfix WW2 stock, or even cut out some card bases & write on them what they are.

Offline frank xerox

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2018, 02:30:54 PM »
Good timing! A couple of us have just decided to jump into AK and your posts and blog have been very handy as well as giving a bit of inspiration. I'm putting mines onto round bases too. Might well paint up some of my militia as Dundee Arabs in tribute to the YLT :D

Offline Derek H

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2018, 03:46:10 PM »

We play classic too and I think round bases are a better option aesthetically. That said, I canít face rebasing everything.

I much prefer the look of the circles to squares.  And if you rebase over you get 50% more stands for your forces :-)

I think the use of square bases is sometimes a hangover from the days before laser-cutters existed.   People use them out of habit in situations where circles look better and function just as well.

Offline Derek H

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2018, 03:51:26 PM »
Might well paint up some of my militia as Dundee Arabs in tribute to the YLT :D

Dundee Utility!

Offline frank xerox

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2018, 02:07:04 PM »
Oh Yes!

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Building Forces for AK47 Republic
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2018, 02:35:04 PM »
In days of yore when shillings went out of circulation, I used a piece of conduit sharpened on a grinder as a stamp to cut out round bases.

 

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