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Offline walktapus

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« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2007, 11:47:20 AM »
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What do you find is unsatisfactory with Contemptible Little Armies+BoB (sic)?


It's mostly my mates who don't like it. They are more accustomed to pure skirmish game sets. We would like to use detailed scenery (houses with removeable roofs, ...) and fewer minis.

But I am going to give it a try for the eastern front, my Russians against Poulppy's Germans.  :)
Denis

Offline Drunkendwarf

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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2007, 01:08:38 PM »
Disposable Heroes has a WW1 version, I'm not familiar with DH but I think I will buy Price of Glory. The emphasis seems to be on small units so not a lot of miniatures will be neccesary.

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/872218/

DJ

Offline Stecal

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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2007, 08:33:08 PM »
Anyone have any house rules/modifications to CLA/BoB they would like to share?  

I like the rules generally, but the move OR fire/throw bombs thing gets a little to "gamey" for me.  Having to get within 4" with SMG or 2" with bombs and then sit halted for a turn means those units never survive.  I'd rather just roll the defending units Tactical factor to see if it can defensive fire and allowing marching fire.  I'd also add another D6 to movement for running, but then the unit cannot fire.
Clear the battlefield and let me see
All the profit from our victory.

Offline gnu2000

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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2007, 08:44:01 PM »
I've been using Red Actions from The Perfect Captain (available to download). There are stats for the Russian Civil War and the interventions. It is pretty easy to come up with stats for any other units you'd like to use.

It is intended for 15mm figures, but I am finding it fine for 28mm. I base 3 figures on a 60mm wide base (round bases as a personal preference). Units are composed of 3-6 bases, but you could adapt this to single figures or other base sizes

The rules give a quick and fun game.

cheers
Steve

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Offline Mike D. Mc Brice

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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2007, 12:43:51 PM »
I got Price of Glory recently and have just skipped thought the rules. The infantry rules are more or less the same as the WW2 rules with some additions like more detailed trench rules and razor wire. The vehicles rules are also simillar to the WW2 rules but work without acquisition.
The force list are very general and simple but allow for more variations for different close and ranged combat specialists.
Thus the rules will work for around 30-50 figs a side.

Offline walktapus

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2007, 10:33:07 PM »
Finally I chose... 5150. This is the sci-fi version of NUTS ! and Chain Reaction. 5150 because I also have Star Wars, Future Wars and Gangsters minis for occasional games and my small brain can't afford to learn one different ruleset for each  :freak:

We played our first game yesterday, 4 players, about 30 minis on each side, fighting for a village where bolshevik partisans had set up an advanced position, and we loved it.  :love:

Whole new, realistic and funny !

We intend to play gangsters on Saturday  :)

Offline Nowfel

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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2007, 09:47:53 AM »
Once you remove the sci-fi weapons from 5150 and use just the lo-tech stuff, you basically have a refined version of Chain Reaction 2.0 so I'm not totally surprised that it works.

Offline walktapus

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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2007, 07:09:57 PM »
Is there any stockist of Price of Glory in Europe ?

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2007, 07:19:44 PM »
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Is there any stockist of Price of Glory in Europe ?


http://www.battlefield-berlin.de/shop/index.php?list=WG541

Offline walktapus

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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2007, 07:28:47 PM »
Thanks !  Order sent !

Offline darquebus

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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2007, 07:02:09 AM »
Did anyone try out LOTOW? Would'nt that work?
I was thinking of using Indians for Afghans, US Army for British etc...
it seems to me that the rules are not so special that they can't be used?
What do you think?
Ex-Kieler in Down Under

Offline Driscoles

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« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2007, 02:46:50 PM »
Help is on the way !!!!

When everything works fine Grenadier Christian and me will publish our Ruleset

Triumph and Tragedy
Tales of Adventure and Fate

at the latest until Crisis. The Ruleset is especially designed for that Period and it is in English.

We will keep you all informed in this FORUM !!!

Cheers
Björn
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Offline PeteMurray

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« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2007, 03:00:48 PM »
Okay, I am officially intrigued. I'm looking forward to seeing what you and Chris have come up with.

Offline Westfalia Chris

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« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2007, 03:15:18 PM »
Houston, the beans have been spilled! I repeat, spilled!

Well, we´re currently finalising content and working on the layout. I´m rather happy with what it worked out to and hope to get the graphic components (templates and refcards) up on par.

Offline PeteMurray

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« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2007, 03:27:55 PM »
There's entirely too much talent floating around this forum. Massive projects are undertaken and completed. Books are read and written at a furious pace.

It's wonderful.  :love:

 

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