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    jesselowe reacted to Raindog in Random Awesome Mini Photo Thread   
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    jesselowe got a reaction from zcaust83 in Marvel Crisis Protocol?   
    Given the way my daughter has dived into Marvel lately, I might have to pick up the starter as well...
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    jesselowe reacted to Ish in Koyote's Britons & other SAGA Stuff   
    Dude. You can’t just post pictures of camel toe here. This is a family friendly forum.
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    jesselowe reacted to Ish in Random Photo Thread   
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    jesselowe got a reaction from ninefinger in 15mm 40k Tank Wars   
    I'll bet it would work even better keeping all the distances the same, just using smaller models. I've done that with other 28mm games (Bolt Action) using 15mm models, and it helps a lot with the "tank traffic jam" syndrome.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Dreg in 15mm 40k Tank Wars   
    Rambling a bit here...
    A lot depends on how far you want to take the contrast between figure scale and ground scale. Since 40k has no defined ground scale (e.g., 1" = 10 yards or whatever) and on top of that has no defined time scale (1 turn = 1 minute), you've got a free hand. (And the more you tinker with it, the more work you make for yoruself, even if it's fun work)
    For me, it's deeply unsatisfying to see a table of a theoretically futuristic wargame, with weapons that should be much more effective than modern ones, where it's as crowded as the mall on Black Friday (pre-Covid, of course...) and the tanks regularly move a shorter distance than they are long. That's why I favor using smaller figures on a standard table with standard measurements; it comes a little closer to the spaced out battlefield that I imagine 40k ought to have.
    The absolute worst example of this is actually BattleTech, which has absurdly short ranges for its weapons... There are plenty of rationalizations for it, but at the end it boils down to "We want to keep this game playable on a limited physical space with weapons that have limited ranges" which is fine.
    I'd say from a plausibility standpoint, btw, that "tank-only" battles should happen on pretty clear tables; there shouldn't be a lot of cover for infantry with nasty anti-tank weapons to exist, or they would be deployed on the battlefield in support of or instead of armor. Kursk instead of Stalingrad...
    It probably comes down to actually playtesting it on a table and seeing what gives a fun game.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Blustorm in 15mm 40k Tank Wars   
    Rambling a bit here...
    A lot depends on how far you want to take the contrast between figure scale and ground scale. Since 40k has no defined ground scale (e.g., 1" = 10 yards or whatever) and on top of that has no defined time scale (1 turn = 1 minute), you've got a free hand. (And the more you tinker with it, the more work you make for yoruself, even if it's fun work)
    For me, it's deeply unsatisfying to see a table of a theoretically futuristic wargame, with weapons that should be much more effective than modern ones, where it's as crowded as the mall on Black Friday (pre-Covid, of course...) and the tanks regularly move a shorter distance than they are long. That's why I favor using smaller figures on a standard table with standard measurements; it comes a little closer to the spaced out battlefield that I imagine 40k ought to have.
    The absolute worst example of this is actually BattleTech, which has absurdly short ranges for its weapons... There are plenty of rationalizations for it, but at the end it boils down to "We want to keep this game playable on a limited physical space with weapons that have limited ranges" which is fine.
    I'd say from a plausibility standpoint, btw, that "tank-only" battles should happen on pretty clear tables; there shouldn't be a lot of cover for infantry with nasty anti-tank weapons to exist, or they would be deployed on the battlefield in support of or instead of armor. Kursk instead of Stalingrad...
    It probably comes down to actually playtesting it on a table and seeing what gives a fun game.
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    jesselowe reacted to andy in What to do with old TVs?   
    I donate used tech to Free Geek. They do good work. 
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    jesselowe reacted to Koyote in SAGA: Age of Magic   
    I saw these pics on Facebook, posted by Mario Ruf. 
    It's SAGA Age of Magic, done right.


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    jesselowe reacted to Ish in Random Video and Gif Thread   
    Okay... So I pride myself on knowing all there is to know about useless wargaming trivia, useless historical trivia, and useless British television production trivia. Imagine my delight when I discovered something new that was all three simultaneously!
    Apparently, back in 1978, the Tyne Tees Television franchise (the local ITV broadcaster in northeast England) created six-part series called Battleground. Each half-hour length episode gave an overview of a historical battle, talked briefly about the terrain and the tactics, and other such documentary details. Then a pair of gamers would refight the battle using 28 mm scale miniatures on a beautifully built table! 
    Unfortunately, it seems like YouTube won't allow me to embed the videos here. But someone has uploaded all of them to the internet. Here's the introduction to the first episode and here's the rest of that episode (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) covering the Battle of Edgehill in 1643. 
    The footage is quite grainy, the sound is a bit wobbly, and the pacing is a bit slow... But, despite that, the shows a great time capsule look at the yesteryear of our hobby.   
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    jesselowe reacted to Raindog in Random Thought Thread   
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Blustorm in Thinking of getting back into FoW or TY   
    To be absolutely fair, while I'd really like my FLGS to stock what I want, expecting them to carry several lines of historical miniatures in (minimum) three different scales and five different time periods is probably a little unreasonable...
    At some point, I imagine we'll get to the point where niche markets like that really do get taken over by 3d printing in some form or another; whether that's personal ones, small point of sale operations, or the ones we already have like Shapeways. 3d printing is probably never going to be great for mass production on the scale of Asmodee or GW, but if you just need five or six obscure models on a monthly basis, it's starting to look really attractive. BattleTech springs to mind as one product line that could switch over from casting to 3d printing for quite a few units, for example.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Blustorm in Thinking of getting back into FoW or TY   
    The new owner does seem to be narrowing their focus considerably. I think all their Adeptus Titanicus was on the clearance table this past weekend. I suppose it's a better business decision, but it does give me fewer reasons to go there...
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Blustorm in Thinking of getting back into FoW or TY   
    If Guardian has dropped it, then your best bet is Geeks & Games in Oregon City. Last I was in there (October) they still had it, and the owner is a long-time player.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Blustorm in 9th ed still using 8th ed books until new books right?   
    That's why we have one sex but two sices. (Or more, for some species, I suppose)
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    jesselowe reacted to fingolfen in Armies on Parade 2020 - The Fall of Hive World Novgorod   
    Armies on Parade 2020 entry finally together (as much as it is going to be) and in. It tells the story of the simultaneous Cult uprising across the surface of Hive World Novgorod. I was largely inspired by the amazing dioramas at Warhammer World which we got to visit pre-COVID in the summer of 2019. This one would have been a lot more fun to have in the store where people could pour over the details and see all of the little stories, but this is the hand we've been dealt this year.
    More photos and full write-up at the blog:
    http://miniordnancerev.blogspot.com/2020/11/armies-on-parade-2020-fall-of-hive.html




     
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Romans832 in Tempting Kickstarters   
    Need some '80s kids on wheels for Stranger Things? You're covered.
     
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    jesselowe got a reaction from WestRider in Random Photo Thread   
    My 8 year old just finished reading the complete Calvin & Hobbes. Made me very happy to see her enjoy something I also enjoyed at her age.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Munkie in Random Photo Thread   
    My 8 year old just finished reading the complete Calvin & Hobbes. Made me very happy to see her enjoy something I also enjoyed at her age.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Blustorm in Random Photo Thread   
    My 8 year old just finished reading the complete Calvin & Hobbes. Made me very happy to see her enjoy something I also enjoyed at her age.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from necrontyr in Random Photo Thread   
    My 8 year old just finished reading the complete Calvin & Hobbes. Made me very happy to see her enjoy something I also enjoyed at her age.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Raindog in Random Photo Thread   
    My 8 year old just finished reading the complete Calvin & Hobbes. Made me very happy to see her enjoy something I also enjoyed at her age.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Ish in Random Photo Thread   
    My 8 year old just finished reading the complete Calvin & Hobbes. Made me very happy to see her enjoy something I also enjoyed at her age.
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    jesselowe got a reaction from Romans832 in Random Photo Thread   
    My 8 year old just finished reading the complete Calvin & Hobbes. Made me very happy to see her enjoy something I also enjoyed at her age.
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