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by Helstrom
Fri May 25, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Converting SAS and Force Recon to regular troops.
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

TAG's guns do come in packs of 10 (or 5, for the big ones) but they're pretty huge - in fact they're a bit on the large side compared to TAG's own models, which stand at a beefy 32mm or so.
by Helstrom
Thu May 24, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Black Hawk Down Scenario
Replies: 10
Views: 2763

It'd be a pretty good series and plus it could all be done on the same board! Big board though :shock: Here's a couple of good links for folks who'd like to do some research into the gaming opportunities: http://inquirer.philly.com/packages/somalia/nov16/default16.asp http://www.flagshipgames.com/m...
by Helstrom
Fri May 18, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Black Hawk Down Scenario
Replies: 10
Views: 2763

Nice one! As for a campaign, you could have: - The firefights outside the target building - The run for Super 61 - The "Lost Convoy" picking its way to nowhere - The evening siege around Super 61 - The "Mogadishu Mile" out No real changing history, but you could simply try to get through with as few...
by Helstrom
Sun May 13, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Euro Vision War Brits V PLA
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

I must say that table looks awesome! The dusty abandoned cars and trucks add a lot of character. Oh, and good on you for avoiding the Eurovision madness - I've disconnected my TV until it's over :D
by Helstrom
Mon May 07, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: USMC Alternative colour scheme
Replies: 33
Views: 6706

I am sure if they had to fight a war in artic conditions they would soon get a sutable camo, and the same goes for any other climate / terrain, they would have to be unbelievably stupid not to. Having a camo scheme is one thing, actually getting it to the front line quite another - MARPAT has been ...
by Helstrom
Mon May 07, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: USMC Alternative colour scheme
Replies: 33
Views: 6706

I much prefer that camo to the current version Real World Question: Aren't the US now just using the one camo pattern regardless of theatre though? Yes, it's called ACU - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Combat_Uniform ACU is being used by the US Army. The USMC uses MARPAT, which comes in two vers...
by Helstrom
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Someone rolled high on a D10
Replies: 40
Views: 7173

I donno...if my family or clan wants your land, I don't think us making war on you is politically related. ;) Wouldn't a desire for land be a political consideration though? Politics aren't limited to nation-states, every group of people motivated by a common interest is essentially political. Clau...
by Helstrom
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: TAG Humvee, right size for BFE?
Replies: 21
Views: 5965

TAG are more like 32mm from the bottom of the boot to the top of the helmet - they have rather long necks, I've found. I recall their HMMWV being advertised as 1/56 - it should work well with the BF:EVO infantry but it will look too big compared to BF:EVO vehicles.
by Helstrom
Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Wave 2 Releases
Replies: 101
Views: 27539

I think the size demographic of BF:EVO players could make an interesting subject for someone's term paper :lol:
by Helstrom
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Wave 2 Releases
Replies: 101
Views: 27539

I guess by now I should know better than to bother you with facts :roll: ;)

Ah sod it, we're not going to convince each other - folks can read this and make of it what they will. You're welcome to have the last word if you want it. I'm gonna get back to waiting for Wave 4 pics :D
by Helstrom
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Wave 2 Releases
Replies: 101
Views: 27539

Relax Evil, I'm about 6'1" myself - a fine specimen of the tallest people on the planet :D Yeah, I'm fussing over a couple of mm because that's what makes the difference between "spot on" and "a little bit off", which has been my point all along. Again, whether it bothers you or not is a matter of p...
by Helstrom
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Wave 2 Releases
Replies: 101
Views: 27539

That's still assuming a 6' man, which is the whole issue. I did the measurements some time ago on that picture Mat posted of a USMC model with ruler and - after compensating generously for helmet and boots - still made it 29mm toe-to-head. That translates to about 6'3" natural height. I guess I coul...
by Helstrom
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Wave 2 Releases
Replies: 101
Views: 27539

the Netherlands (...) has one of the tallest averages in the world with men averaging 6'0" (182.5 cm) tall. I'm a bit taller than that, actually - guess that means I'll score all the chicks and lead a disproportionally successful life :D Let me make myself clear one more time - I'm not complaining ...
by Helstrom
Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Wave 2 Releases
Replies: 101
Views: 27539

Ah, so it's OK because in 2015, people are all 6'+ tall :roll: Check this out, towards the bottom of the page. You'll notice that male height around the world hovers around 5'8" - 5'9". There are no figures in that for middle-eastern countries (with the exception of Israel, which probably doesn't co...
by Helstrom
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: the Little bird
Replies: 57
Views: 16733

Could always take them apart and paint them for the desert. Someone did that in a earlier post. You rang? :D It just so happens I finished them up a couple of days ago when I got some gunners and fifty-cals in: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y54/Helstrom/hmmwv_fin01.jpg http://i3.photobucket.com/...
by Helstrom
Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: would like to see MGP make these...
Replies: 39
Views: 9408

Man, that thing is ugly! Good luck getting a civilian in there :P
by Helstrom
Tue Mar 20, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: game mats
Replies: 18
Views: 6476

I found this while searching the internet for gaming mats:

http://terrainmat.com/

The website is godawful, but the products are very impressive, and seem quite reasonably priced considering it's high-quality materials, pre-painted and such.
by Helstrom
Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Firing to tanks side/rear
Replies: 64
Views: 11253

You guys do realize that most tank hatches can be locked from the inside? :D
by Helstrom
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: "Tagging" your tanks
Replies: 70
Views: 16708

I hope that's not a live piece of UXO on that hummer :shock:
by Helstrom
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Rules set
Replies: 1
Views: 986

The stats are being published in Signs & Portents when the models are released.