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Post  BBrotherwood on August 9th 2015, 19:49

Having managed to recently score a copy of cold war commander and about 200 US vehicles in 6mm with change from 60 quid it looks like I might be moving into this period for a bit.
Hopefully I will be able to bring a game back with me from Uni on a visit sometime. Anyone fancy collecting some russians? Wink
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Post  steve row on September 3rd 2015, 21:02

what period of modern warfare are your americans ?

how many bases of foot/vehicles would one need to field a russian army?

any recommended figure ranges?

are there any online army lists?

i am only asking this in case anyone else is interested but too shy to ask!!!

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Post  diggers on September 3rd 2015, 21:50

I wouldn't mind doing a cold war british army Very Happy
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Post  BBrotherwood on September 3rd 2015, 22:10

Steve, looks like you need to get enough to break through a British and an American task force Wink
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Post  diggers on September 3rd 2015, 23:45

you will have to let me know what I need and what time in the cold war 70's 80's Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Post  BBrotherwood on September 4th 2015, 00:09

Best bet is probably to pick a brigade you like the history off and then use the Orbats to work out what to get. I've got the Cold War Commander rules for it atm. There a devil to get hold off atm though as Pendrakon have the rights and there sitting on them for the moment :/ Period wise its late 1980s into the 90s.
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Post  steve row on September 4th 2015, 06:38

what would be useful to know is does 1 vehicle equal 1 vehicle or is it a troop platoon or whatever

again does infantry work out 1 to 1 or is a base a squad/platoon etc?

think i saw something that cold war commander could do either

if martin ( i had forgotten about him ,or at least tried to) is getting british i only need a few clever diplomats to remind you of the spat you both had in the late 18th century and can then just walk in and pick up the pieces after you have settled your differences .

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Post  Gwin on September 4th 2015, 08:57

On a sad note. I have some 6mm Argies. Left over from a Falklands campaign years ago. It's inf art and some transports. Could be used as U.S. Forces. Baring the land rover with an Argie flag on the roof.

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Post  BBrotherwood on September 4th 2015, 12:30

I did actually post a reply to your original set of questions and it has vanished? Gremlins somewhere...
1 stand inf =platoon
1 vehicle =sqn/troop
It can be done as 1 stand to a squad or vehicle as well but the rules are designed for the former.
Figure range wise Heroics and Ros or Scotia for vehicles is the cheaper option or GHQ for quality. GHQ is a bit bigger though, I'm only going to use there infantry.
There are a few army lists on the website.


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Post  BBrotherwood on September 4th 2015, 12:31

Gwin wrote:On a sad note. I have some 6mm Argies. Left over from a Falklands campaign years ago. It's inf art and some transports. Could be used as U.S. Forces. Baring the land rover with an Argie flag on the roof.

Simon
There is a full set of army lists for the Falklands in the ruleset.
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Post  diggers on September 4th 2015, 16:56

Steve with a face like mine how can you forget me cyclops cyclops affraid
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Post  steve row on September 4th 2015, 19:16

i know this really amazing hypnotist . seems to have worn off though. time for another visit??? .

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Post  steve row on September 4th 2015, 19:23

i know this really amazing hypnotist . seems to have worn off though. time for another visit??? .

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Post  steve row on September 6th 2015, 09:11

looking at some soviet orbats for late 80's . sources seem to disagree on exact strengths but i guess they would vary anyway .

are you fielding tank division / brigade or infantry

i expect martin would consider going tank heavy . that is because he likes tanks and not because he is............

do you intend to base your vehicles? some players like to others not.

how many infantry figures are you using for a stand




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Post  BBrotherwood on September 6th 2015, 19:39

I'm planning on being quite fluid with it, just using battalion level ORBATs as a building blocks and having a variety of tank, light inf,mechanized inf battalions e.t.c to pick and choose from.
I have a single tank battalion of Abrams completed so far and their all on 2p coins same with a couple of based stands of inf which are about 4-5 figures on them.
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Post  BBrotherwood on September 6th 2015, 19:54

Just won an auction on a bunch of British and a bunch of Danish. If they come through in time before I bugger off to Wales do you want to nick the British Martin?
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Post  Reece on September 7th 2015, 15:26

Will we be graced with the presence of Mr Diggers soon then with new toys???

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Post  diggers on September 7th 2015, 22:39

Ben I may have the brits off you ,whats there and what make ? reece I maybe able to fit a visit in Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Post  BBrotherwood on September 7th 2015, 22:52

From what I can make out of the ebay pictures its:
14 challengers
14 warriors
50 various vehicles. I can make out a few Scimitars, fv432s, landrovers and I think there are a couple of SPGs in there.

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Post  diggers on September 8th 2015, 21:44

how much are you after for them Ben Cool
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Post  BBrotherwood on September 8th 2015, 21:57

With postage I payed £26 for the brits. Hopefully they turn up tomorrow so I can bring them along to the club as it is going to be my last night their for a few months.
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Post  BBrotherwood on September 9th 2015, 11:11

They turned up this morning.
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Post  steve row on September 9th 2015, 16:44

so the nato forces are growing a pace .

althought i am still interested in getting some warsaw pact stuff , it will be a few months before that starts , so won,t have figures etc until the new year .

i do have the material to base the figures on when i do get them so could field a cardboard army if that does not upset the purists.or i could field lots of off table artillery .

is cold war commander the sort of set that both players need to have an understanding of the rules before playing it/probably need their own set in that case .

or is suitably simple you can pick it up as you go along ?

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Post  BBrotherwood on September 9th 2015, 16:55

Its Warmaster but with tanks Smile Its fairly simple but it would be worth getting the rules for the army lists if nothing else. However there hard to come by at the minute unless Pendrakon re-release them anytime soon.
I do want to get some Warsaw pact so that I can run some games while at uni. If I can get hold of some soonish for a good price I will try to bring a game back with me over Christmas break.
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Post  diggers on September 9th 2015, 19:02

sorry Ben I won't be at the club for a few weeks myself so will have to catch up with you when you are back .Good luck to you Very Happy Very Happy
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