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Re: Happy Fourth of July

Mike Dolan (Old Mike)
 

Congratulations

On Jul 3, 2022, at 11:46 PM, Sylvain Durand via groups.io <Sylvainnc@...> wrote:

Happy Fourth of July to all of you
By the way I just moved into my new home



Sylvain




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Mike Dolan


Happy Fourth of July

Sylvain Durand
 

Happy Fourth of July to all of you
By the way I just moved into my new home



Sylvain


Re: Waterloo and Gettysburg gaming maps?

JC
 

Eh, I was being facetious......hence the emoji!

JC

PS Obviously I also vote No.

On Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 08:07:52 AM MST, Bob <brodgers.cell@...> wrote:


No there is not enough in the club coffers to buy both. The club could buy one of them if we vote to basically drain most of the funds. 

We can put it up for a vote if three members agree. 
Majority rules. 

Since we have played both those battles without the need for a battle-specific commercial game cloth, my vote will be “No”. 

Bob


On Jun 24, 2022, at 11:13 PM, JC via groups.io <curranjohng@...> wrote:


Hey Bob,

How's about we pick up these using money from the kitty?   

I am sure there is enough there to cover the cost, don't you think?????????EmojiEmojiEmoji


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JC

"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!

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JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: Waterloo and Gettysburg gaming maps?

Dan H
 

Given your table i am not sure what the club needs this matte for.  

On Jun 25, 2022, at 8:07 AM, Bob <brodgers.cell@...> wrote:


No there is not enough in the club coffers to buy both. The club could buy one of them if we vote to basically drain most of the funds. 

We can put it up for a vote if three members agree. 
Majority rules. 

Since we have played both those battles without the need for a battle-specific commercial game cloth, my vote will be “No”. 

Bob


On Jun 24, 2022, at 11:13 PM, JC via groups.io <curranjohng@...> wrote:


Hey Bob,

How's about we pick up these using money from the kitty?   

I am sure there is enough there to cover the cost, don't you think?????????EmojiEmojiEmoji


--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: Waterloo and Gettysburg gaming maps?

Sylvain Durand
 

Bob
I vote NO
I am close to Chicago so I vote Early
I am in Indiana so I only vote once and not often  :-)

Sylvain

On Jun 25, 2022, at 11:07 AM, Bob <brodgers.cell@...> wrote:


No there is not enough in the club coffers to buy both. The club could buy one of them if we vote to basically drain most of the funds. 

We can put it up for a vote if three members agree. 
Majority rules. 

Since we have played both those battles without the need for a battle-specific commercial game cloth, my vote will be “No”. 

Bob


On Jun 24, 2022, at 11:13 PM, JC via groups.io <curranjohng@...> wrote:


Hey Bob,

How's about we pick up these using money from the kitty?   

I am sure there is enough there to cover the cost, don't you think?????????EmojiEmojiEmoji


--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: Waterloo and Gettysburg gaming maps?

Bob
 

No there is not enough in the club coffers to buy both. The club could buy one of them if we vote to basically drain most of the funds. 

We can put it up for a vote if three members agree. 
Majority rules. 

Since we have played both those battles without the need for a battle-specific commercial game cloth, my vote will be “No”. 

Bob


On Jun 24, 2022, at 11:13 PM, JC via groups.io <curranjohng@...> wrote:


Hey Bob,

How's about we pick up these using money from the kitty?   

I am sure there is enough there to cover the cost, don't you think?????????EmojiEmojiEmoji


--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: Waterloo and Gettysburg gaming maps?

El Rolando
 

The Gettysburg one is actually 1 inch to 60 yards. I'm buying it to play Johnny Reb III on it some day.


On Fri, Jun 24, 2022, 23:13 JC via groups.io <curranjohng=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hey Bob,

How's about we pick up these using money from the kitty?   

I am sure there is enough there to cover the cost, don't you think?????????EmojiEmojiEmoji


--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Waterloo and Gettysburg gaming maps?

JC
 

Hey Bob,

How's about we pick up these using money from the kitty?   

I am sure there is enough there to cover the cost, don't you think?????????EmojiEmojiEmoji


--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: Event: "Shake-Down Cruise" Welcome to B'ha Loni - Saturday, June 25, 2022 #cal-invite

Michael M (New Mike)
 

Unfortunately, my wife tested positive for COVID. The first test a few days ago was negative, but the one she took a few days ago was positive.  She's recovering and her symptoms are starting to subside, but she is still fatigued.  She said it is kind of like a really, really bad cold. I don't have any symptoms and haven't tested.  I feel fine and am probably okay, but I don't want to risk infecting club members, so I'll have to sit this Saturday out.

Some of you know that I've been doing some consulting for a healthcare company.  The word I'm hearing from our clinical folks is that there is a new dominant variant in Europe that is more communicable than Omicron but less severe than Delta.  Our CEO and her husband recently returned from the U.K., and both came down with it.  Both of them were fully vaccinated, but apparently the new variant is showing resistance to the vaccines.  

It's expected to become more dominant in the U.S. over the next month or so rather than the fall when another wave was already expected.  I don't want to freak anyone out and I am not making a political statement, but the advice I received was to go back to masks when in public places or around groups of people.  We may eventually be looking at another round of vaccines for those so inclined.

Fun times.

Michael Machell
madmachell@...


On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 12:03 PM, Group Notification <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


Re: Event: "Shake-Down Cruise" Welcome to B'ha Loni - Saturday, June 25, 2022 #cal-invite

JC
 

Sorry, working...........

JC

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 05:30:23 PM MST, Group Notification <noreply@groups.io> wrote:


"Shake-Down Cruise" Welcome to B'ha Loni

When:
Saturday, June 25, 2022
12:00pm to 5:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bob's Warroom

Organizer: Ed

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
We will knock the dust off of Roolz 4 Foolz The Original.  Scenario will be adjusted to accommodate however many players we get.  Euros vs natives with some naval action as well.


--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Event: "Shake-Down Cruise" Welcome to B'ha Loni - Saturday, June 25, 2022 #cal-invite

Group Notification <noreply@...>
 

"Shake-Down Cruise" Welcome to B'ha Loni

When:
Saturday, June 25, 2022
12:00pm to 5:00pm
(UTC-07:00) America/Phoenix

Where:
Bob's Warroom

Organizer: Ed

An RSVP is requested. Click here to RSVP

Description:
We will knock the dust off of Roolz 4 Foolz The Original.  Scenario will be adjusted to accommodate however many players we get.  Euros vs natives with some naval action as well.


Re: Old Glory 15s

Michael M (New Mike)
 

No, that's okay.

Michael Machell
madmachell@...


On Mon, Jun 20, 2022 at 07:38 AM, Ed <ekj2908@...> wrote:
Sorry Mike  Rolland ordered Sunday.  I bet if we called them,  they would add to the order.

On 6/19/2022 6:18 PM, Michael M (New Mike) via groups.io wrote:
When are you going to order?  I might have some items I want.

Michael Machell


On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 03:49 PM, Ed <ekj2908@...> wrote:
I am going to order some stuff from Old glory 15s.  I'm already up to the 20% discount level so if you need a bag of something and want in on the sweet, sweet discount let me know.

Ed


Re: Old Glory 15s

Ed
 

Sorry Mike  Rolland ordered Sunday.  I bet if we called them,  they would add to the order.

On 6/19/2022 6:18 PM, Michael M (New Mike) via groups.io wrote:
When are you going to order?  I might have some items I want.

Michael Machell


On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 03:49 PM, Ed <ekj2908@...> wrote:
I am going to order some stuff from Old glory 15s.  I'm already up to the 20% discount level so if you need a bag of something and want in on the sweet, sweet discount let me know.

Ed


Re: Old Glory 15s

Michael M (New Mike)
 

When are you going to order?  I might have some items I want.

Michael Machell
madmachell@...


On Sun, Jun 19, 2022 at 03:49 PM, Ed <ekj2908@...> wrote:
I am going to order some stuff from Old glory 15s.  I'm already up to the 20% discount level so if you need a bag of something and want in on the sweet, sweet discount let me know.

Ed


Re: [The-North-Phoenix-Irregulars] Game Depot in Tempe gone

Tom Opalka
 

No idea on the new store.

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From: "JC via groups.io" <curranjohng@...>
Date: 6/19/22 1:44 PM (GMT-07:00)
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Subject: Re: [The-Table-Top-Gaming-Society] [The-North-Phoenix-Irregulars] Game Depot in Tempe gone

Kinda figured.  The stock was slowly diminishing over the past 2-3 years.

Any idea what the new store is about?

JC

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 01:19:43 PM MST, Tom Opalka via groups.io <ponatowski@...> wrote:


They retired and closed up shop.




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Subject: [The-North-Phoenix-Irregulars] Game Depot in Tempe gone

Hi,

Dropped by the site of Game Depot in Tempe at Southern and McClintock yesterday.
All gone except for small sign over the door that still says "Game Depot"

GD did Flames of War and Bolt Action lately.  I think it previously had a wider range of miniatures.
Also did a comprehensive range of boardgames.

A poster on the window said a store called (from memory) "Ahortiagames" would be opening there in Fall 2022.
Adverts for Warhammer and Magic the Gathering suggest there will be little or no historical miniatures.
No idea whether there will be boardgames or not.

JC

--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: Fernando Enterprises

Neil Graber
 

Bob,

Thanks for putting together a painting order. For years, Al used to place painting orders for those of us on the West Side. 

I have roughly 100 15mm Marlburian infantry to submit and might also have a few 25/28mm figures too. Total numbers will depend on how many I can get prepped by the deadline. 

Thanks, 

Neil

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, 08:52:10 AM MST, Bob <brodgers.cell@...> wrote:


I have been asked by a couple members about putting together another club painting order.
Our usual painting service has been Philgreg. However, they appear to have gone out of business.
So, I'm considering sending an order to Fernando this time.
Here's their link:  https://miniaturelovers.com

It has always been best to send at least 1,000+ figures in order to keep the overall 'per-painted-figure", plus postage, costs down.
There also appears to be a 10% discount on large orders over $300.  
I can send close to seven hundred 10mm figures, and maybe a small number of various other figures in 15mm and 28mm scales.

I will work out what everyone's costs will be ahead of sending the order. Cost will include the painting, plus a pro-rated portion of the postage based on your portion of the weight of the package. They require payment up front so I will collect before we send the order.

Hoping to get the order ready to send by mid-July (flexible if necessary).
That would mean that I should have your figures and uniform painted samples or pictures in the next couple weeks so Fernando can give us the price. Once we get the price, I'll calculate your individual costs and you can pay your portion, or you'll have one last chance to back out. But, if someone backs out it will require a recalculation of the postage percentages for everyone else. So say you're interested only if you're serious please.   Turn-around should be around 3-4 months.

Who else is interested in getting some of your dead-lead painted ?

Bob


Re: Interesting article on Air Power lessions from the Ukraine War

El Rolando
 

Perhaps but the Wild Weasal (AAA interditcion) capabilities of our Air Force and Navy so thoroughly outclassed any other force on the planet it's mind boggling.

Even 30 years ago, during Operation Desert Shield, our systematic destruction of Iraqi air defense was so surgical it reads like a training exercise.

There's a YouTube channel called The Operations Room that did an awesome in depth video on the efforts taken to both ground the Iraqi Air Force while simultaneously destroying all their on ground AAA and radar sites, and this was before the majority of our aircraft were stealth capable.

US Air assets are an absolute unmatched beast in the world, and there isn't an air force on earth that comes even remotely close.

That doesn't even get into our capabilities of dropping a Tomahawk or a drone launched cruise missile on a radar or SAM site anywhere in the world by a dude with a joystick in Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

On Sun, Jun 19, 2022, 16:45 JC via groups.io <curranjohng=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:

The basic thesis is that Russia has been unable to establish air superiority over Ukraine.  Instead the Ukrainian airspace is contested, even though Russia has a much more numerous and up-to-date air force.

The idea is that the S-300 surface to air missiles the Ukranians already have, have taken out a number of Russian planes, forcing them to fly low level.  That in turn makes them vulnerable to anti-aircraft guns and to the man-fired Stingers, etc. which the West has donated.
Until now the orthodoxy about air superiority is you destroy the enemy air force, and have complete control of the skies.   This has been doctrine since WW1 from the British Hugh Trenchard, then the US Billy Mitchell and the Italian Giulio Douhet.

Air superiority has meant that you deny the enemy the ability to fly, while being able to fly unrestricted yourself.   Now this war has undermined that approach, which is a big problem for Western and other powers who have based their approach on having a powerful air superiority air fleet.     Interesting.....

JC



--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Interesting article on Air Power lessions from the Ukraine War

JC
 


The basic thesis is that Russia has been unable to establish air superiority over Ukraine.  Instead the Ukrainian airspace is contested, even though Russia has a much more numerous and up-to-date air force.

The idea is that the S-300 surface to air missiles the Ukranians already have, have taken out a number of Russian planes, forcing them to fly low level.  That in turn makes them vulnerable to anti-aircraft guns and to the man-fired Stingers, etc. which the West has donated.
Until now the orthodoxy about air superiority is you destroy the enemy air force, and have complete control of the skies.   This has been doctrine since WW1 from the British Hugh Trenchard, then the US Billy Mitchell and the Italian Giulio Douhet.

Air superiority has meant that you deny the enemy the ability to fly, while being able to fly unrestricted yourself.   Now this war has undermined that approach, which is a big problem for Western and other powers who have based their approach on having a powerful air superiority air fleet.     Interesting.....

JC



--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: [The-North-Phoenix-Irregulars] Game Depot in Tempe gone

JC
 

Sounds promising.   Start date is listed as Fall 2022.    Any idea what the name signifies?

JC

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 03:18:32 PM MST, El Rolando <rollandlahaie@...> wrote:


Athoria Games has a store in Mesa on Recker and Main Street, maybe they're opening a second location?

I buy most of my paints and brushes at Athoria, you are correct there's very little historical miniatures on offer but the place is always busy with 40k, Magic, and Dungeons & Dragons games.

They carry a small amount of Warlord stuff and Fantasy Flight Star Wars: Armada, X-Wing, etc. 

On Sun, Jun 19, 2022, 13:46 JC via groups.io <curranjohng=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Kinda figured.  The stock was slowly diminishing over the past 2-3 years.

Any idea what the new store is about?

JC

On Sunday, June 19, 2022, 01:19:43 PM MST, Tom Opalka via groups.io <ponatowski=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:


They retired and closed up shop.




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Subject: [The-North-Phoenix-Irregulars] Game Depot in Tempe gone

Hi,

Dropped by the site of Game Depot in Tempe at Southern and McClintock yesterday.
All gone except for small sign over the door that still says "Game Depot"

GD did Flames of War and Bolt Action lately.  I think it previously had a wider range of miniatures.
Also did a comprehensive range of boardgames.

A poster on the window said a store called (from memory) "Ahortiagames" would be opening there in Fall 2022.
Adverts for Warhammer and Magic the Gathering suggest there will be little or no historical miniatures.
No idea whether there will be boardgames or not.

JC

--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!

--
JC
"Sophisticated, charming and humble" - all down to his club shirt!


Re: Old Glory 15s

El Rolando
 

Oh cool I was about to order a shitload of ACW stuff from them today. Let me get on the site and I'll send you the item codes of what I needed. We'll get to 40% no problem.


On Sun, Jun 19, 2022, 15:49 Ed <ekj2908@...> wrote:
I am going to order some stuff from Old glory 15s.  I'm already up to the 20% discount level so if you need a bag of something and want in on the sweet, sweet discount let me know.

Ed

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