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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Sgt. Barger, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Sgt. Barger

    Sgt. Barger New Member

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    I wargame with germans, i will get back to you with what i have, but i am working on a puma and some paratroopers. What do you think would be a good wargaming scenario?

    A cool one would be "paratroopers-vs-paratroopers".
    You drop them all in at once and where they land, they land.
    That would be a mess. You won't have time to just go :kill: you will have to be doing this with all your men: :bang:
     
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    What game system do you play?
     
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    This is for model tanks and painted soldiers. But I play the PS2.

    Right now for my Germans i am working on some Fallschirmjagers. i am getting 2 sticks of them done. each stick will have a PAW600 and a PAK 38 and a kettenkrad. They will be a thorn in my opponent's side. My Fallschirmjagers have 3 mg 34's and an anti tank rifle, only 4 mausers, and the rest are mp 40's. :bang: :bang:
     
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    What game system is this for? FoW? Something else? Are you basing your scenario on something historical, on a "Points per unit" kind of basis or just an idea you think sounded cool? Are you basing your unit and their equipment on what Luftwaffe Paras historically carried, a points basis or what you think looks or sounds good?

    If you are going for a starting scenario I would avoid having sticks of Paras landing against one another, I can't imagine that happening at all but if it ever did it would have been extremely uncommon..

    If you are new to wargaming (Which without meaning to sound disrespecftful, it sounds like you are), I'd strongly recommend getting a decent rules set (Not played it myself by FoW seems to have a strong following) and trying basic stand and fight games first rather than trying your own scenarios. Creating a balanced scenario is one of the hardest things to do in wargames, for the most part harder even than writing a decent set of rules. Especially if it's for a game involving your own units, many people cannot resist slanting things in their own favour even if they don't realise they're doing so.

    Edit: FoW means Flames of War, a tabletop miniatures game for WW2.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I have never really played any wargames but I do play a lot of board games, like empire in flames, catan etc

    Played a bit of space hulk and space marines/Titans in my youth as well

    I always liked computer war games that SSI and SSG used to make for the C64 Disc

    FNG
     
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    I remember Space Hulk. Genestealers suck! :eek:
     
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    You can download C64 Emulators and ROMs free (With the proviso that you're apparently required to own the original disks/cassettes to comply with copyright laws) for a nostalgic trip down memory lane. There's a lot of titles available for the C64 out there too.

    I used to do a fair bit of wargaming, GW games and boardgames, Battletech and a varied mish-mash of historical games from various periods.

    And I agree, Genestealers sucked.
     
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    Space Hulk was definately cool.Does Axis and Allies count as wargaming?That game rocks.
     
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    Only if you paint the minitures before you play with them. :wink:
     
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    Anyone remember / still do any board wargaming -- SPI and AH games?
    I still have a moderate collection and hope to find opponents
     
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    I used to have a copy unfortunately long lost in a house move, or AH's Platoon board game which was a really decent game and converted to a tabletop game with surprising ease.
     
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    I "1/72 scale" wargame with Germans (not to seem evil). I use Germans for the selection of stuff to use, and the quality of the German equipment. The only problem of the German stuff is the massive amount of points needed to use them :cry:
     
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    OK, what is the name of the actual rules that you use?

    1/72 is just the scale, usually in wargames terms referred to as "20 mil" IIRC, since the rough height of a standing man is around 20mm. Are they home grown rules or existing published ones? What periods does it cover? Do the very late war Germans change in abilities (I'm thinking here that the Falschirmjager units comprised of drafted Luftwaffe mechanics shouldn't seem too impressive for example)?

    Again, how do you determine the make-up of your forces (This I'm just asking out of interest? Is it Historical equipment? Do you pay a points cost dependent on what weapons you chose? Have you just chosen what you feel looks cool?
     
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    I use the "Angriff!" rulebook. I don't think they make it anymore.
     

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