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  1. umiedotre9

    umiedotre9 New Member

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    I've been seeing a lot of tabletop gaming models on the net lately and i was wondering if any of you can share your experiences with me. I am an absolute stranger to this tabletop thing but the modelling side of it seems really interesting. I really want to get into it and paint a few models but as i stated before i am a total newbie here so can anyone recommend me some good ones with tanks? Only one i can right now with ease seems to be the zvezda one. 192.168.0.1
     
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    What scale are you planning on playing?

    1/72, 1/86(HO gauge), 1/160(N gauge), 1/285?

    I used 1/285 GHQ MicroArmor because the small scale was all but required for modern tank warfare.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    For board games Avalon Hill lead the pack.
     
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    Board games...Yes.
    Tabletop miniatures...No.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    So what was "Jutland"?
    Asking for a friend.
     
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    In my area 20-30 years ago, you could not find ship minis. You wanted miniatures, it was tank games, Battle Tech, or D&D.

    From what I remember ASL had some wonky conversion charts.
     
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    For minis though my real interest was Battle Tech. Still have many of those stashed in a closet. My old group often debated about renting out the local minigolf place for a day, and having one large massive battle...Never did happen.

    Course it helps to have a friend who owns the local game shop, so you can get figs at cost.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    "Jutland" didn't come with a board, we played it on the floor in an empty room.

    But there was one alternative for ships, "waterline" models.
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    I had Jutland also, the pieces were die cut cardboard with ship diagrams/pictures printed on them. Dogs and vacuum cleaners were the bane of that game.
     
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    I used to play Jutland on a ping pong table, which was in two pieces, so we could position the second table if the fleets threatened to run off the first.
     
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    Never played Jutland.

    The two naval games I played were Harpoon and Command at Sea.
    Current editions are found here:
    THE ADMIRALTY TRILOGY
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    This was back in 1969. We played it when training allowed. It got to the point where they were seeing who would have the next meltdown. I was already crazy so I didn't get weeded out. But the other guys who made it to the end were batshit.
     
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    First table top game I had was the classic American Heritage Dogfight by Milton Bradley I got for Christmas..this was around '63 or so. The little American plastic planes were green and the Germans were red..sorta gave a feeling of aerial dogfighting during WWI as you drew a card and moved around the board..you can still find copies of the game online..no idea what happened to mine.
     
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    ha
    ha...yep.
    always lost RISK bits after a marathon. stepping on them usually found them. hurts like leggo.
    the wooden blocks werent as bad as the plastic on the feet.
     

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