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Group Transfer

 

I have submitted the request to have the Yahoo Group members and messages transferred to this group.

Should be done within the week. Keep your eyes peeled for any notices.


Bob

New Digs!

david.rodgers83 <david.rodgers@...>
 

Looks great! Should be exciting to get the group up and running.
Welcome to all of our new members.

Re: New Digs!

enstock <tiberiusg@...>
 

--- In Table-Top_Gaming_Society@..., "david.rodgers83"
<david.rodgers@...> wrote:

Looks great! Should be exciting to get the group up and running.
Welcome to all of our new members.
Thanks.

I have downloaded and printed 3 sets of likely rules that we could
use, subject to group approval:

Dusty Trails -
Fast paced western gunfight rules using only dice to resolve issues.
6 pages of rules. Free

Shootout! -
Skirmish Warfare in the American West. Dice based. 4 pages. Free.

The Tomahawk and The Flame -
Free rules supplement/variant to The Sword and The Flame rules,
specifically for American Indian Wars 1866-1890. Uses playing cards
and dice. Has troop organization information. 20 pages, plus TSATF.

Unless I have another senior moment, I will bring these to the next meet.

Nevile

Re: New Digs!

Bob <brodgers@...>
 

I also have a couple rule sets that we can look at.

"Long Knives" is a, 1 figure = 1 man, skirmish set.
It uses ten sided dice and randomized movement and is pretty good.


"Fields of Honor" is a variable scale rule set with the smallest
scale being at the squad level and the largest scale being at the
regimental level. This was my favorite rule set for Colonial battles
a few years ago.

Bob

Re: [Table-Top_Gaming_Society] Re: New Digs!

Nevile Stocken <tiberiusg@...>
 

Rule Sets

Bob <brodgers@...>
 

If you have some rule sets that are in electronic format, try to
upload them to this group. I set up a folder in the files section.

That way we can all take a look at them and maybe come to a consensus
on what looks interesting.

Bob

Re: Rule Sets

Bob <brodgers@...>
 

Here is a link to a web site with hundreds of free mini rule sets.
http://www.freewargamesrules.co.uk/

The wild west ones will be in the 19th century section.
But there's inspiration to be had in other sections as well.

Bob

Re: [Table-Top_Gaming_Society] Re: Rule Sets

Nevile Stocken <tiberiusg@...>
 

Wild West figures

Bob <brodgers@...>
 

There are two sets of "Painted" 28mm figures offered by Em-4
Miniatures. They are Wild west shoot-out figures and not really
useable for a cavalry vs indians game. But I thought I'd mention them
in case you might want to try them out.

http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Old_West_Heroes.html

They retail for $25 US per box of 5. But remember that they are
already painted. So its a pretty good price.

Since I carry their other minis, I can get these sets at wholesale so
you could save about 40% if you want some. So don't order directly
from them.

Bob

Friday the 18th

david.rodgers83 <david.rodgers@...>
 

I will not be ableto play that night. I can come over until 8:00
and then I will need to go to work. I will bring my troop rosters
and ideas and we can discuss figures and whatnot. It is unfortunate
that the 2 nights I had scheduled to work happened to be game nights.

I should have 1 of the detectives you gave out painted so that
Michael and Richard can see that even a hamfisted person like me can
paint figures. I will bring this as well.

I looked at the different sites for rules. TSATF is $30 plus
shipping unless someone already has it. These rules are also usable
for British colonial and Zulu scenarios. Whichever rules we decide
on should be usable for multiple arenas so that we can minimize the
learning curve for the group. I know you had several other rules
sets.

Lastly, when I mentioned last time that we should have a night where
we paint, discuss painting ideas and generally how to paint figures
I know Richard and Michael both showed interest. Is this something
the entire group would benefit from or should I make arrangements
for the three of us to get together? I am far from an authority on
painting techniques but I have learned a few things I can pass on
beyond the basics. Let me know your thoughts.

Re: [Table-Top_Gaming_Society] Friday the 18th

brodgers@...
 

Multi-period rule sets tend to be good at one period and mediocre or
bad for the rest. But, If someone finds a rule set they like that
spans periods I'm willing to have a go.

I used to have The Sword & The Flame but I gave it away a few years
ago to Adam (my son). I believe Nevile said he had a copy. You need
fistfulls of dice as I recall. Here is a link to a fun site where they
say they use the Sword & the Flame for their games.
http://www.zeitcom.com/majgen/
Lots of inspiration.

I have the "Principles of War" series of rule sets. They use a common
system but have specific additional rules for each period. They are
more of a big battle rule set.

"Fields of Honor" is an example of one rule set that treats the
various conflicts of the 19th century the same. it however allows
players to use smaller or larger troop formations depending on the
size of the battle.

Painting "How-to's" and Terrain Making "How-to's" and whatever other
"How-to's" the guys want to do are OK with me. I am thinking of
building a western town for this new project so that could be
incorporated somehow if there's interest.

Dave, Richard hasn't joined the Yahoo group yet.
Can you check to see if he needs another invitation?

Bob

====================================

Quoting "david.rodgers83" <david.rodgers@...>:

I will not be ableto play that night. I can come over until 8:00
and then I will need to go to work. I will bring my troop rosters
and ideas and we can discuss figures and whatnot. It is unfortunate
that the 2 nights I had scheduled to work happened to be game nights.

I should have 1 of the detectives you gave out painted so that
Michael and Richard can see that even a hamfisted person like me can
paint figures. I will bring this as well.

I looked at the different sites for rules. TSATF is $30 plus
shipping unless someone already has it. These rules are also usable
for British colonial and Zulu scenarios. Whichever rules we decide
on should be usable for multiple arenas so that we can minimize the
learning curve for the group. I know you had several other rules
sets.

Lastly, when I mentioned last time that we should have a night where
we paint, discuss painting ideas and generally how to paint figures
I know Richard and Michael both showed interest. Is this something
the entire group would benefit from or should I make arrangements
for the three of us to get together? I am far from an authority on
painting techniques but I have learned a few things I can pass on
beyond the basics. Let me know your thoughts.

Re: Friday the 18th

enstock <tiberiusg@...>
 

My own bias is for a rule set that incorporates the use of playing
cards to determine parts of the outcome. We are, after all, dealing
with the Old West, adnd the use of playing cards just feels right,
somehow. This is the principal reason why I am partial to the
Napnut rules. They use dice for skill resolutions, and cards for
several other game mechanics. I have been unable to download them
for a number of reasons:

Principal amongst them is my lack of knowledge in how to translate a
file from an html into a pdf file.

Second, my printer has run out of cyan and magenta, which the site
uses extensively.

Third, the rules themselves are organized on the site as links from
the main html document, requiring the printing of each link's
document separately. As I had been about to board a plane for LA
when I looked at these in depth, I was unable to take the time to do
some of the elaborate work needed to put them together in a usable
form for the group.

If someone has the time, please look at them. You can access the
link through the freeware games website that Bob cited in a previous
post. Although their current format is a bit of a hassle, the rules
themselves are short, and look extremely workable. Thanks in
advance to whoever decides to tackle the download.

Regards,

Nevile

le-Top_Gaming_Society@..., brodgers@... wrote:

Multi-period rule sets tend to be good at one period and mediocre
or
bad for the rest. But, If someone finds a rule set they like that
spans periods I'm willing to have a go.

I used to have The Sword & The Flame but I gave it away a few
years
ago to Adam (my son). I believe Nevile said he had a copy. You
need
fistfulls of dice as I recall. Here is a link to a fun site where
they
say they use the Sword & the Flame for their games.
http://www.zeitcom.com/majgen/
Lots of inspiration.

I have the "Principles of War" series of rule sets. They use a
common
system but have specific additional rules for each period. They
are
more of a big battle rule set.

"Fields of Honor" is an example of one rule set that treats the
various conflicts of the 19th century the same. it however allows
players to use smaller or larger troop formations depending on
the
size of the battle.

Painting "How-to's" and Terrain Making "How-to's" and whatever
other
"How-to's" the guys want to do are OK with me. I am thinking of
building a western town for this new project so that could be
incorporated somehow if there's interest.

Dave, Richard hasn't joined the Yahoo group yet.
Can you check to see if he needs another invitation?

Bob

====================================

Quoting "david.rodgers83" <david.rodgers@...>:

I will not be ableto play that night. I can come over until 8:00
and then I will need to go to work. I will bring my troop
rosters
and ideas and we can discuss figures and whatnot. It is
unfortunate
that the 2 nights I had scheduled to work happened to be game
nights.

I should have 1 of the detectives you gave out painted so that
Michael and Richard can see that even a hamfisted person like me
can
paint figures. I will bring this as well.

I looked at the different sites for rules. TSATF is $30 plus
shipping unless someone already has it. These rules are also
usable
for British colonial and Zulu scenarios. Whichever rules we
decide
on should be usable for multiple arenas so that we can minimize
the
learning curve for the group. I know you had several other rules
sets.

Lastly, when I mentioned last time that we should have a night
where
we paint, discuss painting ideas and generally how to paint
figures
I know Richard and Michael both showed interest. Is this
something
the entire group would benefit from or should I make arrangements
for the three of us to get together? I am far from an authority
on
painting techniques but I have learned a few things I can pass on
beyond the basics. Let me know your thoughts.

Re: Wild West figures

enstock <tiberiusg@...>
 

--- In Table-Top_Gaming_Society@..., "Bob"
<brodgers@...> wrote:

There are two sets of "Painted" 28mm figures offered by Em-4
Miniatures. They are Wild west shoot-out figures and not really
useable for a cavalry vs indians game. But I thought I'd mention
them
in case you might want to try them out.

http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Old_West_Heroes.html

They retail for $25 US per box of 5. But remember that they are
already painted. So its a pretty good price.

Since I carry their other minis, I can get these sets at wholesale
so
you could save about 40% if you want some. So don't order directly
from them.

Bob
Please put me down for one of each. From the site, it would appear
that set #2 also contains a CD with a rules set, and the set
includes a floorplan of the main street of a western town. So I am
interested in getting both set #1 and set # 2.

Re: Friday the 18th

enstock <tiberiusg@...>
 

I am planning to bring a copy of each set of rules I have downloaded
to the next meet. I also plan to bring TSATF.

I am up for a painting night as soon as I find my Mexicans.

Nevile

--- In Table-Top_Gaming_Society@..., "david.rodgers83"
<david.rodgers@...> wrote:

I will not be ableto play that night. I can come over until 8:00
and then I will need to go to work. I will bring my troop rosters
and ideas and we can discuss figures and whatnot. It is
unfortunate
that the 2 nights I had scheduled to work happened to be game
nights.

I should have 1 of the detectives you gave out painted so that
Michael and Richard can see that even a hamfisted person like me
can
paint figures. I will bring this as well.

I looked at the different sites for rules. TSATF is $30 plus
shipping unless someone already has it. These rules are also
usable
for British colonial and Zulu scenarios. Whichever rules we
decide
on should be usable for multiple arenas so that we can minimize
the
learning curve for the group. I know you had several other rules
sets.

Lastly, when I mentioned last time that we should have a night
where
we paint, discuss painting ideas and generally how to paint
figures
I know Richard and Michael both showed interest. Is this
something
the entire group would benefit from or should I make arrangements
for the three of us to get together? I am far from an authority
on
painting techniques but I have learned a few things I can pass on
beyond the basics. Let me know your thoughts.

Re: [Table-Top_Gaming_Society] Friday the 18th

Nevile Stocken <tiberiusg@...>
 

Just struck gold!

Nevile Stocken <tiberiusg@...>
 

Richard

david.rodgers83 <david.rodgers@...>
 

Richard has signed up. He needs to be approved.

Re: Richard

Bob <brodgers@...>
 

This would be incorrect.
He's not listed as a pending member.
Tell him to follow the liks in my invitation.
...Which I'm sending again in case he dumped the last one.

Bob
================


--- In Table-Top_Gaming_Society@..., "david.rodgers83"
<david.rodgers@...> wrote:

Richard has signed up. He needs to be approved.

Re: [Table-Top_Gaming_Society] Just struck gold!

Bob Rodgers <brodgers@...>
 

I took a look through the site.
Looks like a good deal if you want the HO scale (1/72 or 20mm) figures.
You could build up an army pretty fast.
Remember that they are almost all soft plastic.
 
I thought we said we were all going to go with the 28mm figures for the Western Wars ??
Nevile, you even said you wanted the two painted wild west sets from Em-4. (28mm)
 
We'd better confirm our scale before we all go off in different directions.
 
For me personally, I'm going with either 15mm or 28mm.
The only 20mm stuff I have is my civil war stuff.
And that's pretty much done.
 
But, I'm not adverse to playing with someone else's figures.
 
Bob
===========================
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Table-Top_Gaming_Society@... [mailto:Table-Top_Gaming_Society@...]On Behalf Of Nevile Stocken
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 2:19 AM
To: Table-Top_Gaming_Society@...
Subject: [Table-Top_Gaming_Society] Just struck gold!

Gentlemen,
 
I have just struck gold!  Fishing around the internet tonight, I came across this link for an online store in the UK that ships internationally.  Not only do they have most of the airfix stuff, but also revell, italieri, and a gaggle of more obscure plastic historical mini manufacturers in OO scale that offer every conceivable miniature in every conceivable period that you can name.  Prices are reasonable (dirt cheap to affordable), and they ship internationally without soaking you for international shipping rates (most shipping prices are built in to the price of the minis).  The breadth of available miniatures for reasonable prices is nothing short of staggering!  Every conceivable Napoleonic nation (including French napoleonic ambulances!) is offered; not to mention colonials, crimean war, ecw, 7yw, awi, the crusades, etc (even polish winged hussars!);  the array of ancients available is beyond belief (war elephants from at least three different manufacturers).   Please follow the link below to the last page and see if you dont agree with me!  Enjoy!
 
 
All the best,
 
Nevile

Hey

Richard
 

I finally joined thx to my son he is wonderful...