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by shmitty
Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Pre-game set up, what yer pack'n...
Replies: 12
Views: 3274

Lately, we have been playing the "How will this army do against that one?" game. So, both lists are actually discussed before hand. The most recent was an experiment to see if 1500 points of combined arms PLA could fight a USMC armored platoon of 3 Abrams. We thought not, but I took my PLA into the ...
by shmitty
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: S&P 46...
Replies: 88
Views: 21643

I am having a lot of trouble figuring out why the F-35 costs more than the Eurofighter, as it seems less capable.

And where is the gun on the F-35? I know the brits are dropping it from their version, but the USMC plans to keep it as far as I know.
by shmitty
Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:52 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: S&P 46...
Replies: 88
Views: 21643

I am glad to see some responsiveness out of Mongoose on this one. The EFTF needed some AT teams and I do like having a peak at what kind of weapons may be coming up in the future. I don't know that I agree with some of the unit choices, the F117 seeming especially odd. That being said, some fo the n...
by shmitty
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Something that is most likely going to grind my gears...
Replies: 54
Views: 11593

The Shadow is only intended as a Humvee replacement in the RECON units, not for the entire USMC. It is not intended to replace the Humvee in its general transport/multipuprose role. In this case it looks like the Cougar will replace the Humvee for convoy/general purpose work. The Humvee is a multipu...
by shmitty
Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Something that is most likely going to grind my gears...
Replies: 54
Views: 11593

I'm with Hiro in this case.

I would like to see the Shadow brought into a more realistic role once the EFV comes out. 4 CKEMs and maybe an artillery spotter role, but no transport ability.
by shmitty
Fri May 25, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Reaction Question
Replies: 96
Views: 18588

Reaction Question

Just a quick question really.

Can you use a reaction move to board a transport?

If so, what effect will that have on your transport in your next turn?
by shmitty
Thu May 24, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: EQ-2050 Question?
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

It keeps disappearing and then reappearing for me...

Oh well, try this link instead:

http://www.sinodefence.com/army/surface ... /ty902.asp
by shmitty
Wed May 23, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: EQ-2050 Question?
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

Not sure what was wrong, but it is working for me now...
by shmitty
Wed May 23, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: EQ-2050 Question?
Replies: 8
Views: 2175

EQ-2050 Question?

Quick question on the EQ-2050 for the PLA. Will the SAM rack on the back be detachable? I ask because I would like to be able to do this: http://www.sinodefence.com/army/surfacetoairmissile/ty902a.jpg That seems like a good unit to appear in S&P as part of a article on variants of WZ-551 ala the War...
by shmitty
Tue May 22, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: New preview pics anytime soon?
Replies: 21
Views: 5216

127th Angry Angels wrote: Please Matt, c'mon! We've been really, really good and bought stuff and everything. We just need a couple of shots of the new units before i loose my job over it and can't afford the minis anyway :shock:
Check the blog again.... :shock: :D :shock: :D :lol:
by shmitty
Sun May 13, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Eight of these Arab Gents into THAT small a car?????
Replies: 106
Views: 25316

I am fine with the scale on just about everything, but the Technicals do seem to small to me. as anyone done the math on a Toyota hilux? I don't own one to check the scale myself.
by shmitty
Sat May 12, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: BF Evo, future weapons
Replies: 888
Views: 179737

I think the USMC will end up fielding both the Cougar and Shadow. I am pretty sure the Shadow is just intended as a replacement for the Hummer in Recon units, which is not a role the Cougar is particularly well suited for. Heck, the Shadow can be toted in an Osprey, which the cougar is WAY to heavy ...
by shmitty
Fri May 11, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: BF Evo, future weapons
Replies: 888
Views: 179737

When I demo BFE to new players I oftne describe it as Future Weapons: The Miniature Game. It tends to get them interested.
by shmitty
Wed May 09, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Marking Squads
Replies: 20
Views: 4825

I have little stripes on the back of my bases. The first designates squad, the second fire team, and NCOs get a third. I would take a photo, but I don't have them with me.
by shmitty
Wed May 09, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Other squad choices....
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

The Guard is a great idea...but I think they only work with the US Army. Maybe a USMC Reserve Squad, there's a good chance that in the BFE timeframe the Reservists won't be sporting MERS or Landwarrior. They could drop that and the intelligence feeds rules, but Reserve and Guard units would have SAW...
by shmitty
Wed May 09, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Other squad choices....
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Other squad choices....

If I am correct the basic infantry platoon has: 2-4 squads 1 tank per 2 squads 1 support per squad 1 transport per squad and so on... I am guessing that when the German Heer Squad shows up they will be another squad choice and likewise the MEA state troops should be an additional squad choice, but I...
by shmitty
Thu May 03, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Using AT-43 accessories with BFE
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Yep, that's the one.

I actually work there on Wednesday nights and am running BF:E demos. We are slowly building a following and if we can ever get a decent amount of Wave 1 in, we will be all set.
by shmitty
Thu May 03, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Using AT-43 accessories with BFE
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Z-Games in Vancouver. Which is not too far from that lovely volcano near you.
by shmitty
Thu May 03, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Using AT-43 accessories with BFE
Replies: 19
Views: 4837

Our FLGS, (which is not too far from you BuShips), has an AT-43 following too, so the scenery bits see lots of use for both games. They really work well and have the right feel to them.

I like the look of those containers with the wash on them, we may have to give that a try too.
by shmitty
Tue May 01, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: S & P 44
Replies: 62
Views: 14155

S & P 44

Who has checked this out so far? I like the Warrior variants, hopefully we'll see the same treatment for the WZ-551, Technicals, and the Shadows. The preview of the Advanced Rulebook made me even more envious of those with a copy than I already was. I am definitely looking forward to giving that a g...