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Offline huntersmoon

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2020, 10:11:08 AM »
It seems I work well to a deadline - after literally years of sitting on this good idea, I have finished four infantry units in four weeks, ready to do battle with VonAkers!

one of the two Tirailleurs Martiens


one of the two Legion units


Battle with VonAkers' Hill Martians will be joined shortly- pics to follow!


Loving your work
I should make more time for the things I love to do

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Offline Iceaxe

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2020, 12:25:49 AM »
Gents, I'm interested in where you got the mat. Can you share?

Offline Tas

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2020, 10:02:12 AM »
Gents, I'm interested in where you got the mat. Can you share?

Hi there Iceaxe, Vonakers and I spent quite a bit of time online trying to find the right mat for Mars gaming.
Then he found a bolt of this cloth at a material shop - looks really good over a big table .
My general blog: http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/
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Offline Iceaxe

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2020, 01:34:01 AM »
Thanks. I only ask as I'm in Melbourne & was hoping you would say, "It's Peach Moon at Spotlight", or something similar, so I didn't have to go searching.

Offline Tas

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2020, 05:09:46 AM »
Thanks. I only ask as I'm in Melbourne & was hoping you would say, "It's Peach Moon at Spotlight", or something similar, so I didn't have to go searching.

Pretty sure it was indeed a Spotlight purchase!
I’ll see if VonAkers can shed anymore light

Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2020, 11:53:36 AM »
Must..resist...yet.. another... genre....

Great ideas and execution in this thread.
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Offline VonAkers

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2020, 09:16:46 AM »
Ice Axe
Mate we looked at every Mat option.None worked.
Either The Colour, the size or the price was wrong .
In addition my table is 15 x 6 and 3 sides of it have a "back table" öf 2ft around .
So thats a square footage in excess of 150 square feet out  ...
Any way .. one word for you my man ...SPOTLIGHT ...!!
For those of you not from down under that is a homewares /fabric store in Aust ... I have a card lol .. like a dear old spinster ..lol
( thus I get a heads up when specials are on )
They have heaps of suitable products for a war gamer .
The cloth in question was on their run out /discounted rack and after scrummaging through such I found 2 contenders .
I then contacted Tas who was aware and overseeing of the operation , and we compared photos onsite and an executive decision was made , operation successfull.
However I had no idea that the Mat was almost the perfect Colour ..!!
In fact the less is more principle applies here as well , a complex detailed mat would be sensory overload..t
However for $ 65 in was 5 or 6% of the cost of the  alternatives .
Happy days indeed , and it is sort of nice to make your own rather than pay through the neck for it ..
I have spelt quite a ridiculous amount of money on this project , so  much that even in my universe i was shaking my head a bit .
Wait till you see the finished product .
We are having a Grand Battle of Space 1889 on December 5th ( No CV here)
It will be a aprox 60 Point Game using The Men Who Would Be King rules. 3 players per side .. should look pretty good.
Cheers

Offline Tas

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2020, 10:45:51 AM »
Battle was at last joined this week, on the plains of Xanthe where the French were embarked upon a  punitive expedition against marauding Hill Martian tribes.  The raiders banded together to assualt the French encampment at dawn...



















And so the victorious French returned to their base at Ideaus Fons having consolidated their grip on the Xanthe Chryse region, and planned their next expedition to expand their sphere of influence on Mars.


Offline OSHIROmodels

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2020, 10:52:50 AM »
Brill  8)

Offline VonAkers

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2020, 11:08:09 AM »
Jimbibbley
Mate wait till you see Aphid Class in action.
Cheers

Offline Ray Rivers

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2020, 04:01:11 PM »
Nice!  :-*

Proper big battle there! Love the cavalry!   :)

Offline swordman

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2020, 06:20:52 PM »
great game!

Offline huntersmoon

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2020, 06:53:18 PM »
Very cool gents

thanks for sharing. pictures are great

Offline MaleGriffin

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2020, 12:09:46 AM »
Brilliant! That's an awesome collection!  :-*
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Offline gamer Mac

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Re: SPACE 1889
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2020, 12:55:28 AM »
 nice stuff :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

 

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