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by Lavallin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points
Replies: 25
Views: 378
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Re: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points

They will certainly be a valid entry, and, similarly to some of the special missions listed above, it would be morally wrong of me not to allow you to play a glider landing mission if you did bring them. I understand the fear of draws in the abstract; however let's try to get a couple of EW Inf game...
by Lavallin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points
Replies: 25
Views: 378
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points

My only concern would be that if we get a lot of infantry players than three 1550 point games could go on for a long time! I definitely hear where you're coming from, and for v3 I would very definitely have agreed with you. Due to the movement speeds in v4, while I accept that infantry will play a ...
by Lavallin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points
Replies: 25
Views: 378
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Re: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points

Happy new year, all. Easterfront brainstorming: Date: 24th/25th Mar or 7th/8th April - avoiding the Easter weekend itself, but remaining close by. Lists: Any 1550 EW. This includes Pacific War points, and Raiding Aces. It is possible, albeit very very silly to create a raiding force at 1550pts. Whet...
by Lavallin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: WW3 / Modern Wargaming
Topic: 2018 Roll Call
Replies: 4
Views: 72
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Re: 2018 Roll Call

I can probably do up to about 120 or 125 of Brits, but I'd generally prefer to play approx 75-80pts, and avoid taking anti-fun numbers of Milans.
by Lavallin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Attention world war type gaming people
Replies: 3
Views: 59
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Re: Attention world war type gaming people

José technically remains the system rep for WW2 - but I know his interest is more toward Dust (Weird War 2), so for what it's worth, here are my thoughts: "Historical" possibly works as a section title, as could "World War 2". I'm not aware of much other historical gaming being p...
by Lavallin
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: The Trade Fair
Topic: 40k RPG books
Replies: 2
Views: 66
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Re: 40k RPG books

I have Only War, plus Hammer of the Emperor and Final Testament - bought, but never got around to using. All in very good condition.

Probably looking for £ over swaps, unless you have anything particularly unusual or interesting RPG-wise.
by Lavallin
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points
Replies: 25
Views: 378
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Re: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points

Anyone up for a game on Tues 02nd or Weds 03rd?

I've a couple of EW lists I'm keen to try out. I'm also thinking about a few rules for Easterfront in order to mix things up a bit, but would like to discuss them with another person before I go firm on any!
by Lavallin
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: RPGs
Topic: Player wanted, early 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 277
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Re: Player wanted, early 2018

I know it's bad form to bump your own posts, but we had one player drop out due to personal issues, so I'm potentially looking for one more player if there's any interest. Looking to do session zero (chargen and brainstorming, plus a high-level rules intro for anyone who wants/needs) on Mon 22nd Jan...
by Lavallin
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Look Busy - The Italians are coming.....
Replies: 3
Views: 81
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Re: Look Busy - The Italians are coming.....

Battlefront's 2018 teaser video is up, with some shots of the assembled vehicles, sprues, and a flash of the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncIZzA6aQ74&feature=youtu.be The Italian stuff does look great, and I like that they've kept the "8 Million Bayonets" rule but have still m...
by Lavallin
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points
Replies: 25
Views: 378
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Re: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points

How is Weds 03 Jan for you? I'm technically back at work that day, but doubt it'll be the longest day ever. Otherwise, if you can do Tues 02, I'm off that day, so can happily do an afternoon game if that suits?
by Lavallin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points
Replies: 25
Views: 378
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points

My 1525 may as well be a 1550, TBH.

So, on the basis that we have a fairly strong, if not unanimous consensus, does anyone fancy a game of 1550 EW next week? Tues or Weds evenings, or any time on Thurs/Fri.
by Lavallin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: WW3 / Modern Wargaming
Topic: Stripes: Intel / Releases
Replies: 13
Views: 431
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Re: Stripes: Intel / Releases

Does it come with driver's hatches? ;)
by Lavallin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: RPGs
Topic: Player wanted, early 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 277
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Player wanted, early 2018

We're near to wrapping our current campaign, and I've (been?) volunteered to run something next. At the moment the front-runner is L5R, but this is still subject to debate (https://doodle.com/poll/ru3awugmvcqt6vap). Start date will depend on the current game wrapping up, but would be likely to be la...
by Lavallin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Mordheim / Epic / BFG
Topic: Campaign Challenges and Battles
Replies: 85
Views: 3077
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Re: Campaign Challenges and Battles

I'd still rather close this campaign off properly than let it fade away. So, re-attack on planning - my availability for the week between Xmas and NY is nil, but is anyone up for a game on either the 30th or NYE afternoon (assuming that the more raucous celebrations won't start until later)? Alterna...
by Lavallin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: FOW: 2018 - player / community plans....
Replies: 9
Views: 199
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Re: FOW: 2018 - player / community plans....

Has anyone else noticed that since Cai got sucked into the murky world of X-Wing, we’ve not actually seen many / any US Armies at our recent events? Ok, BF have over-nerfed US Armour to a degree, but I may look to get my US stuff back on the board during ‘18 (sure, it’s nowhere near as good as it w...
by Lavallin
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points
Replies: 25
Views: 378
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Easterfront 2018 Early War Points

I've voted 1525, but am happy to go anywhere from 1500 to 1575. To my mind, 1250 is a bit low, especially given the lack of "swiss army knife" multi-purpose platoons in EW. The tools are so specialised that you really need all of them to stand a chance. I'm also very happy to play some TY ...
by Lavallin
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
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Re: Tanksgiving 2017

So I reached out to ‘The Oracle’ and 1550 early is seen as giving balanced play (especially with Armour / Tank Companies); in true BF tradition, above 1550pts and Soviet Barbarossa Armoured list rule supreme (Tank Spam) and Brits can field an unhealthy number of Infantry Tanks (Matilda / Valentine ...
by Lavallin
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
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Re: Tanksgiving 2017

Tanksgiving 2017: surprised at how many 8-1 games there were? Not sure if this a feature of the new rules or a characteristic of playing Tank Companies at relatively few points (not sure it detracted from a great day for everyone however). I think it's a combination of things - low points, generall...
by Lavallin
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
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Re: Tanksgiving 2017

Special mention should be made of the Soviet pilot who sniped Alex's commander in an expertly planned strike during his one and only visit to the battlefield (he wasn't drunk and lucky, honest). Turnabout is fair play! I've done as bad to you in the past, so it's only fair that I get it back in tur...
by Lavallin
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
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Re: Tanksgiving 2017

Thanks to all who came out and played some games - it was a good day, and it's always nice to get people together. Congrats to Jono, who swept all before him in a series of crushing victories; well done also to Peter who took 2nd, and Jon, who despite only playing two games, picked up 11 points with...
by Lavallin
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: FOW: 2018 - player / community plans....
Replies: 9
Views: 199
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Re: FOW: 2018 - player / community plans....

If BF exceed expectations and bring out Eastern Front, I might play a reasonable amount of MW. I agree that this seems to be the only period in which unit sizes seem to be well suited to the v4 rules, however, despite owning some DAK, I just can't get that excited about the Desert war. Otherwise, I ...
by Lavallin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
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Re: Tanksgiving 2017

Date: Sun 03 Dec Times: setup from 0900; first round 0930 - 1200; second round 1230 - 1500; third round 1530 - 1800+ (team game). I'm going to have to shoot off to a family thing during the second round (I'd hoped it might not be happening but it's just been confirmed). Hopefully I'll be back in ti...
by Lavallin
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Game Weds?
Replies: 1
Views: 64
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Re: Game Weds?

Yes, it's bad etiquette to bump your own threads. But last-minute, narrow chance - anyone fancy a game tomorrow?
by Lavallin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Blood Red Skies
Replies: 9
Views: 173
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Re: Blood Red Skies

I haven't yet found a 2-D air combat game that feels 'right' to me - a lot of WW2 aerial combat was about managing energy between speed and altitude - but I'm provisionally interested, and definitely happy to help test this when it arrives. On a somewhat related note, I picked up some bits and piec...
by Lavallin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Blood Red Skies
Replies: 9
Views: 173
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Re: Blood Red Skies

I haven't yet found a 2-D air combat game that feels 'right' to me - a lot of WW2 aerial combat was about managing energy between speed and altitude - but I'm provisionally interested, and definitely happy to help test this when it arrives.
by Lavallin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: World War 2
Topic: Game Weds?
Replies: 1
Views: 64
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Game Weds?

Apologies for the short notice - anyone up for a game on Weds? Happy with any points, any era (incl TY if people would rather); including happy to play 1550/1400/1250 Tanksgiving practice if anyone wants.
by Lavallin
Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
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Re: Tanksgiving 2017

There's a week to go, and the trophies have arrived!

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Hope to see you there, and best of luck to all.
by Lavallin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
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Re: Tanksgiving 2017

Also, I forgot to say: it'd be great to have CJ there as well. If we're up to 9 total, firstly I'm thrilled, and secondly, I might take Steve's slot in round one (assuming he's likely not to show until approx noon) and then sub out for round 2 and the big final melee.
by Lavallin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
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Re: Tanksgiving 2017

Love the ‘hat of shame’ idea - endorsed x1. Came across CJ this evening - painting (no, really, it true I tell you!). He’s planning on attending :-) Steve thinks he’ll not be working (tbc) so he’s planning on playing as well (he wants to use the V3 Forces of War ‘Armies’ book for his British - don’...
by Lavallin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Tournaments & Events
Topic: Tanksgiving 2017
Replies: 85
Views: 1915
Flag: Great Britain

Re: Tanksgiving 2017

Strong preference for both as tanks. Min sized tanks and max AT guns definitely does not meet the spirit or intent. And: ...... are there any rules re: the use of Allied Formations (Brits / Americans, Germans / Hungarians) or restrictions about use of formations from the same nation (so for example...

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