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by rjandron
Tue May 29, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: The Next Big sub-faction for next year!
Replies: 109
Views: 23701

Either Poland or Canada would be great choices.
by rjandron
Mon May 14, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Question about the center of a fire zone
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Here's the exact text of the rule in question: Before you can shoot at an enemy unit, you must have a Line of Sight to the intended targets. In all cases, Line of Sight is traced as a straight line from the centre of each of the firing models to the centre of what is called the Fire Zone (this need ...
by rjandron
Mon May 14, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Question about the center of a fire zone
Replies: 11
Views: 2137

Re: Question about the center of a fire zone

When is it OK to select open ground as the center of a fire zone? It can be selected at any time as specified by the rules--at least that's how I read it. Example 1 is appropriate. Example 2, however, would require the RPG gunners to be in line of sight of the shooting unit--and in this case, the M...
by rjandron
Mon May 14, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Caught in your own fire zone.
Replies: 7
Views: 1819

No, it means that a squad cannot be affected by a fire zone it creates.

Of course, if there's another friendly squad that wants to create its own fire zone that catches the first squad in it...well, can you say friendly fire?
by rjandron
Tue May 08, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Couple of rules questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

Re: Couple of rules questions.

When firing a unit / model that can create different FZs in the same shoot action? Should all dice be rolled at the same time, or all dice rolled, then work out casualties, then have reactions. ... In either case my reading of the rules is that all shooting would be done before any reactions are ta...
by rjandron
Tue May 08, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New Unit: PMC Protection Detail - Homebrew: Comments wanted
Replies: 22
Views: 4548

Wow, this thread has veered WAY off topic.
by rjandron
Mon May 07, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New Unit: PMC Protection Detail - Homebrew: Comments wanted
Replies: 22
Views: 4548

After some great comments over at evocommand.com, and here as well, the card at the start of this thread has been updated and has replaced the original file. Thanks everyone!
by rjandron
Sun May 06, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New Unit: PMC Protection Detail - Homebrew: Comments wanted
Replies: 22
Views: 4548

New Unit: PMC Protection Detail - Homebrew: Comments wanted

Inspired by Hiromoon's unit cards, I used his Blank Mercenaries Card to create a special unit for smaller, scenario-based BFE games. The idea behind the unit is to represent the typical Executive Protection Detail in hostile nations. They would accompany ambassadors, judges, politicians, and other V...
by rjandron
Sat May 05, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: My Shadow RSTV CGI Model
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

What animation program are you using for this? The model looks good, but to add some realism, I would suggest adding some micro-bevels on the sharp edges you have there. A small 1mm to 2mm rounding of those edges will allow the software to catch the light and shade the edges more realistically--in r...
by rjandron
Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New Ebay Find
Replies: 4
Views: 1717

Corgi did some vehicles in 1:64 scale, including HMMWVs--but on reading the description, it appears that this one is actually 1:144th scale. You may want to contact the seller to confirm before you buy one. 1:64 Scale Length Width HMMWV Hummer 2.75" 1.25" does not reconcile with: Corgi Showcase is a...
by rjandron
Fri Apr 06, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: last night's USMC vs. PLA report
Replies: 41
Views: 8234

That's the first battle report I've read that had the USMC actually winning!

Sounds like a great game and a good time was had by the players.
by rjandron
Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Scale of Armor
Replies: 24
Views: 5426

Corgi infantry is about 3 mm shorter than the BFE miniatures, but about the same heft. It's made from a very bendy plastic, and painted to a much lower standard than BFE.

It can be used as a proxy, but I personally would avoid it.
by rjandron
Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Simple painting modifiacations for BF-evo
Replies: 22
Views: 6160

Looks very nice.

It's interesting to see what "magic wash" can do to these vehicles.
by rjandron
Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: BF EVO the roleplaying game?
Replies: 9
Views: 2235

Yeah, but most of those alternatives leave a great deal to be desired in terms of playability. Especially if they're OGL. Nothing against OGL for fantasy, but for moderns, the rules are pretty creaky. I ran a Stargate SG-1 RPG session a couple of years ago. Rather than trying to work my way through ...
by rjandron
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: UFH-Unidentified Flying Helicopter
Replies: 2
Views: 1102

That's the Tigre.
by rjandron
Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Canadian armed forces - questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5737

From what I've found (since I haven't followed the M113 upgrading news of the CF), they have the TLAV, which is your stock M113 with upgraded engiens and armour--and they have the MTVL. The M113 TLAV ia remote weapon station (as is used on the US Army Stryker), or the "1-metre" turret taken from the...
by rjandron
Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Canadian armed forces - questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5737

If I might offer this news: http://www.sfu.ca/casr/ft-leopard-tank.htm A couple of paragraphs down, there is this: "Images of M113A3s in Afghanistan have been of poor quality so far. [1] The TLAV’s rooftop remote-control armament has been covered – until revealed, we must assume that PWS (Protected...
by rjandron
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Canadian armed forces - questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5737

and yes the Canadians use the Leopard C2 (there upgraded Leo 1's) http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/lf/English/2_5.asp?Offset=3&cat=1 Currently, however: http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?F=2546747&C=america Berlin confirmed reports Saturday that Canada is to buy German Leopard tanks to equip its for...
by rjandron
Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:22 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: the Little bird
Replies: 57
Views: 16734

I'd say the MEA should be using Mi-24Hind-Fs (Mi-35s?), but then again, I've got a soft spot for the Hind. http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/row/mi-24.htm Used by: Armenia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cambodia, CIS, Cuba, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, ...
by rjandron
Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Canadian armed forces - questions
Replies: 25
Views: 5737

You're behind the times a bit Sauragnmon... :D Feds have given the go-ahead to purchase C-17s for strategic lift aircraft and are looking to purchase CH-47 Chinook helicopters. They are currently negotiating with Germany to lease and/or purchase top-of-the-line Leopard 2A6 tanks. Add in new artiller...