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    … and before I knew it… I am a historical gamer.

    I did not think it would ever be the case, I thought my feet were solidly in the fantasy camp but following the Bolt Action and Flames of War boot camp I am seriously loving some WW2 gaming, then I look around and I see Blood Red Skies, Cruel Seas, Rome, Saga Vikings and Irish even some Napoleonics in the form of 95th Rifles.

    I did not see it coming but I think I am on the turn…..


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    Welcome, the best thing is that you will now play both historicals and the other stuff and have twice the fun! ๐Ÿ™‚


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    We get em all in the end๐Ÿ˜ˆ

    it starts by deciding elves could be an interesting race to play, next thing your knee deep in tanks.

    Watch out @brennon, youโ€™re at the top of that slippery slope.


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    I think the majority of ‘historical’ gamers enjoy fantasy and scifi as well

    I think it was the well known Napoleonic and WW2 wargamer Tony Bath who wrote a set of fantasy campaign rules forย  Hyboria in the 1950’s that started it all

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  torros.

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    I agree, it’s all toy soldiers at the end of the day.

    Welcome to the Historical side, @laughingboy ๐Ÿ˜€


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    VICTORY!ย  We have claimed another one!ย  Our empire grows and grows!ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Seriously though, @laughingboy – welcome.ย  If there is ever any background or research I can help with, it’s actually part of the hobby I really enjoy.ย  Just let me know.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€ย  ย We also run historical wargames on the web just about every weekend.ย  Just ping me a PM if you ever want to try one or just hang out and chat as we game.

    And hold on, @brucelea .ย  You call yourself a historical wargamer?ย  I’m not sure you qualify.ย  I mean it’s not like you’ve put in a 9.5 hour game ofย Panzer Leader on the beaches of Normandy and … oh, wait. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


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    one of us! one of us! ๐Ÿ˜‰ pretty soon you’ll be a full on Grognard


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    @brucelea only knee deep , I’m up to my armpits , sitting at work with a box of 15mm Cromwells via the postman.



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    And next you will be agonising over which shade of green is right for the Shermans, or looking at pictures of German infantry and wondering ‘Is that Splinter-pattern or Swamp-pattern camoflage’, and your journey to the dark side is complete.


    Plus you have thousands of years worth of background fluff to choose from and if you don’t like it you can still make up your own…


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    Strangely enough doing that myself at moment, got green for Americans sorted, but think Brits should be darker so looking at base colours to try same technique used at bootcamp.




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    Not sure what it is but perhaps because especially with the WW2 gaming it so grounded in reality and I replay it in my head linking back to all the great documentaries and war films of the time.. I dont know but I am just loving gaming in this period right now.

    Probably the hangover from 2 amazing bootcamps ๐Ÿ˜€


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    Your card should be coming in the mail, welcome to the Club de Grognard

    It starts with a bit of Bolt Action and flames of War next thing you know you just try a Skirmish game like Sharp Practice oh but SAGA is cool too and it’s only a few more minis then you wonder what it’s like to play something really big and before you know it you’re playing Mass Battles.

    You can still enjoy all other aspects of Wargaming, I think everyone here has some kind of Fantasy/Sci Fi minis, heck Jim invented a Sci Fi Universe and a Game to go with it!


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    One of ussssss….
    Prepare to count rivets!

    (I still play 30k / AT as well though ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


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    Specially if building Cromwells.




    good good Martin, soon your journey to the dark side will be comPLETE

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