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Begin a game (for newbie)

Posted by big p from gmg on 20 Jul 2010, 23:47

Well if you was in Ireland, I would say pop round for a game... :-D

We use two sets of rules for WW2 and Moderns;

Rapid Fire 2

Force-on-Force by Ambush Alley Games

Rapid Fire is a 'Battalion' level game where models represent a larger number of troops, while F-on-F is a squad level game where each figure represents one soldier.

A gander at some of my clubs games may help get your juices flowing...

http://www.guildwargamers.com/phpBB3/vi ... .php?f=206
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Posted by Dad's Army on 21 Jul 2010, 06:32

big p from gmg wrote:Well if you was in Ireland, I would say pop round for a game...

Maybee I will someday :mrgreen:

Thanks guys,

So now I have to look at these rules...
I was thinking of making some shermans, halftracks and so on.
But have to find out how many of what I need for a standard army :?
Never the less, its just a tought, I am not working on it yet :-D
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Posted by big p from gmg on 21 Jul 2010, 08:32

Army lists are in the books... Alternatively, pick and scenario and build the forces for it...

Here is a nice one for Brettville in Normandy...

http://www.rapid-fire.uk.com/bretteville.pdf
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Posted by Dad's Army on 21 Jul 2010, 09:36

big p from gmg wrote:Here is a nice one for Brettville in Normandy...

http://www.rapid-fire.uk.com/bretteville.pdf


Awesome, got it printed, looks cool.
A lot of work for this guy ;-)
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Posted by big p from gmg on 21 Jul 2010, 09:47

Dad's Army wrote:A lot of work for this guy ;-)



Nah... Thats a small one...

:mrgreen:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 21 Jul 2010, 10:11

big p from gmg wrote:Nah... Thats a small one...


I got a small house :tongue:
But you got me interested :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 21 Jul 2010, 10:13

Dad's Army wrote:
big p from gmg wrote:Nah... Thats a small one...


I got a small house :tongue:


1/72?????? That's the right size :tongue:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 21 Jul 2010, 10:18

I am Dutch Peter...

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Posted by Peter on 21 Jul 2010, 10:25

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted by musketier on 21 Jul 2010, 15:48

That pic does explain a lot :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Posted by Paul on 21 Jul 2010, 16:23

The dutch version of "war of the worlds" :mrgreen:
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Posted by Dad's Army on 25 Jul 2010, 13:57

Back to the topic:
To start a game I would like to have a small army what can be bigger later on.
Thinking about US against German in periode WW2
On Rappid Fire seen some nice fights, but now I have to know more...
What do you use as base, and is it always the same format.
Is a base for a Sherman the same format as a Jeep...

.....more to ask later :-D
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Posted by Tantallon2 on 25 Jul 2010, 14:12

I don't think it is necessary to base vehicles for wargaming (not for Rapid Fire anyway) and indeed I don't really like it (though it does save damage to the models though this is not so much of an issue with large models such as tanks as it is for the infantry).

Bases in general aren't really important for WW2 and later as units so rarely contact each other. It is the model number that is more important (IMO).
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Posted by Paul on 25 Jul 2010, 15:00

I´ve (for fun) tried basing my bods on magnetic bases (the sort of stuff that comes in cuttable sheet), and then using a big magnet from under the playing area, moving them about. It was a bit of a laugh and It worked just fine, until two or more bods came withing the magnetic field. Talk about close combat!!! The tanks didn´t work so well, they tended to tip up. The best one was similating an explosion, just use the other side of the magnet under the table. That make them jump!!! :-)
Still, that aint about rules, just a bit Michael Bentin coming out. :-) :-)
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Posted by musketier on 25 Jul 2010, 16:19

:lol: sounds like the old electronic American Football game. where the player figures were on little magnets and then you flipped a switch and watch them jump all over the field hehe. Ah the good old pre-Nintendo/Pong days. :-D
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Posted by Wheeling Turn on 28 Jul 2010, 21:20

I base the single soldiers on metal discs 22mm from my lokal DIY Store, the groups ad tanks on wooden bases the size it fits best. Rapid Fire did not have recomended sizes for bases, as you measure from model to model.
Try with simple small scenarios and then work up your collection.

Cheers Markus
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Posted by Fenton on 11 Aug 2010, 02:30

Dad's Army wrote:I am Dutch Peter...

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Good to see someone finally taking the rise in sea levels seriously due to Global warming
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Posted by Fabien G on 12 Aug 2010, 12:34

That was a funny story, that close combat thing, Paul! :mrgreen:

I think I'll use Rapid Fire rules (WWII), but there are a few things I don't understand, so I'll you guys a few questions later on.
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Posted by Fabien G on 21 Aug 2010, 15:47

I just read this viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5456
and, see, that's just what I wrote earlier, a complain about the fact that the soldiers are not supposed to go with the tanks (not the same period of time) and trenches not realistic. With all my mixed period soldiers and sizes and tanks from all over the battle grounds, I feel so... amateur!
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Posted by KenzoSato on 21 Aug 2010, 16:08

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