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Too much plastic - 6/10/2020 8:00:30 PM   
MrsWargamer


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It's been too long (this lockdown), and I have built too many tanks, way too many tanks. Big Tiger's Standard Tigers, different looking Tigers. Elastic tracks, link tracks, metal tracks, a bajillion links.

Ugly nostalgic planes, awesome cutting edge planes. Diecast planes. How many Lancs do I need?

I'm enjoying getting out on my bike for 2 hours in a day, but there's never anywhere to bike to.
And the day is longer than 2 hours.

I waaaaant to play my big board games, but, I want the space for the train layout.
So I guess it's time to actually have a computer wargaming renaissance.

Back in 2000-2005 I was all over Steel Panthers.
Not sure if I need to return to Steel Panthers, but, I'm getting the itch for operational.
And I have some great titles to play with.

Just wondering who wins the contest.
The house favourite is usually TOAW IV.
But recent newcomers Strategic Command and Unity of Command II are hoping it's them.

I'm trying to adjust my life to the new normal.
Restaurants, nah, but I wasn't much into that.
Partying nightlife, well, not like I had much.
Travel, I'm not in a rush to be crammed in with humanity. And the cost will be up too I expect.

Time to get in love with being at home with a wargame again.
It was big with me in the 80s.
And between 2000 - 2007 I was all over the computer wargame scene.

Then life sort of happened around 2012. Wargames were just not as possible for a while.
Well, that ain't the case now eh.
I looked out into June of 2020, and realized, ****, I have nothing going on at all.
And while ya, covid kinda put a lot of things on hold, it's not really controlling MY daily routine.

Man what I would give for my old ASL buddy, or my friend that played Up Front and Rommel in the Desert.
All those days of playing A3R.

But it looks like I'm going to be killing pixels instead of cardboard.

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RE: Too much plastic - 6/10/2020 8:10:53 PM   
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as long as your fit and healthy and enjoying yourself,

wargaming is for life

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RE: Too much plastic - 6/10/2020 8:11:25 PM   
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I hear you, when I worked at Vandenberg AFB for those 24 years Ted and I played once a week the whole time! He now lives in Denver, Me in Florida, no more board games! I've been playing TOAW 4 & Command Ops 2. Been looking at other computer wargames have not pulled the trigger on anything yet.

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RE: Too much plastic - 6/10/2020 10:20:11 PM   
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I assume MrsWargamer you visit the Multi-Man publishing site as they seem to have the ASL license, stuff seems pricey to me, but I don't buy cardboard anymore.

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RE: Too much plastic - 6/10/2020 10:51:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Grognerd_INC

I assume MrsWargamer you visit the Multi-Man publishing site as they seem to have the ASL license, stuff seems pricey to me, but I don't buy cardboard anymore.


Used to be one of their most prolific fans actually.

They don't have the license, Hasborg does. They just have permission to market it.

Yep, pricey. New, a full set (I mean really full) is at least 5000 bucks. And nearly impossible to get as it is rarely in print and in stock.

Any time you see ANY computer wargame for under 150 bucks, consider it the same cost just to enter ASL (rule book Beyond Valur module).
Games like Gary's titles, are 'inexpensive' in the mind of an ASLer.

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Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
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RE: Too much plastic - 6/11/2020 1:07:11 AM   
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Ive done more painting than Ive ever done. Since March Ive painted:
For Bolt Action
30 Fallschirmjager
30 US Infantry
1 Pak40
1 Hanomag
1 Marder II
1 Stug 3
1 Sarissa Precision ruined farmhouse
For Flames of War
1 company or German Infanterie
1 company of Soviet submachine gunners
1 German panzer kampfgrupp (5 panthers, 3 Pzkpfw IV, 2 Tigers, 2 88mm flak guns)

But Im on my own for the first time in my life and its so great!

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RE: Too much plastic - 6/11/2020 3:35:52 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Blond_Knight

Ive done more painting than Ive ever done. Since March Ive painted:
For Bolt Action
30 Fallschirmjager
30 US Infantry
1 Pak40
1 Hanomag
1 Marder II
1 Stug 3
1 Sarissa Precision ruined farmhouse
For Flames of War
1 company or German Infanterie
1 company of Soviet submachine gunners
1 German panzer kampfgrupp (5 panthers, 3 Pzkpfw IV, 2 Tigers, 2 88mm flak guns)

But Im on my own for the first time in my life and its so great!


Hey Blond_Knight: A couple years ago, I fired the world's only functional PaK-40. I'm the guy in the blue shirt.




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RE: Too much plastic - 6/11/2020 11:41:39 AM   
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Thats very cool!

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RE: Too much plastic - 6/11/2020 12:23:05 PM   
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Nice muzzle flash.

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RE: Too much plastic - 6/11/2020 4:06:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy
A couple years ago, I fired the world's only functional PaK-40. I'm the guy in the blue shirt.



warspite1

Overkill perhaps? Did you get him?





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RE: Too much plastic - 6/11/2020 4:11:03 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy
A couple years ago, I fired the world's only functional PaK-40. I'm the guy in the blue shirt.



warspite1

Overkill perhaps? Did you get him?






Hey! be nice to bunnies. (My middle name, the one I go by is Bunny :) ).


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Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.

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RE: Too much plastic - 6/12/2020 5:37:45 PM   
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Mrs. Wargamer Bunny

I made Google image search with "wargamer bunny" and this is the first hit:



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