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General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: December 14, 2017, 05:05:06 PM »
I'd agree with your point Pinky, if these weapons were withdrawn after the campaign in Poland. A PzIV Ausf A would be a case in point. But most of the vehicles that fought for Germany in Poland continued for a long time. Certainly a lot longer than the late war wonder weapons. I suspect the issue is more about the biggest gun and heaviest armour wins. Whereas I am more interested in the historic accuracy of the period and the belief games at this level are more interesting when the infantry isn't dominated. I realise majority opinion measured by sales is going to be the winner however.

General Discussions / Re: What's Warlord up to?
« on: December 14, 2017, 03:05:06 PM »
Thumbs down then. For me it would have to be a Pz38(t) A model to be of any interest. Manufacturers lack of interest in 1939 vehicles is such a frustration my next purchase is likely to be a WWI flying machine from Wingnut Wings! Admittedly nothing to do with war gaming.

General Discussions / Re: Q4/17 New Releases - Is now 4 weeks away! 171209
« on: December 10, 2017, 07:10:27 AM »
 Goodness me Mr Tibbs. I fear for your neighbours! :)

Work In Progress / Re: The Panzer IV Digital Library - Stowage! 171124
« on: November 29, 2017, 02:32:19 PM »
I imagine the tanks could be heavily camouflaged without concern for the hatches/intakes being covered when the main concern was attack from the air and the vehicle's crew not in it. However this doesn't seem the likely situation on the gaming table.

Work In Progress / Re: New Scenic Range - Log & Picket Fence 171124
« on: November 25, 2017, 04:20:16 PM »
I'm with ripley on this. You may do a good job on this range but we can get these things from other people. It is your expertise and enthusiasm for the vehicles that interests me and I am concerned this diversion will have us waiting longer for the good stuff.

Very interesting. I suspect Rubicon are planning on 4 return rollers. In which case we are looking at a late 1944 tank rather than 1945. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Hopefully when the final product is produced and incorporates advice from Pinky, among others, it will get great reviews.

I confess to some amusement. I think Pz IV Ausf J is a desirable weapon on the wargames table. However you can fight any period of the war without it. It's a pity the same can't be said for Panzer IV Ausf C, a vital and missing variant early in the war Rubicon don't appear interested in. I'll crawl back in my box now!

It would have been easy for Rubicon to put these in the too hard basket. I'm pleased they haven't. However Pinky's point about high detail in one area and not another is valid. Perhaps when Panzer IV kits get another upgrade in the years to come the tracks will get looked at again.

Wish Lists / Re: Some suggestions for kits as well as a wish list.
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:00:30 AM »
I'd be interested in the first four on this list. The two tanks are particularly important.

Wish Lists / Re: SdKfz 10 Halftrack
« on: October 12, 2017, 01:32:14 PM »
I'm with you EWG. Although I think the Sd.Kfz.7 is an interesting vehicle and deserves inclusion by Rubicon it, and many other vehicles, don't really belong in the front line. I sometimes think they should be on a secondary table where they are only likely to be in danger from enemy artillery and tactical aircraft. At 1/56 scale they really shouldn't be mixing it with the opposing infantry and therefore on the primary gaming table unless broken down! 

Wish Lists / Re: SdKfz 10 Halftrack
« on: October 09, 2017, 07:54:25 PM »
Agreed. A vehicle produced in large numbers that would find a place in any German army of WWII.

Wish Lists / Re: Fast Russians
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:24:40 AM »
Yes BT (Bistrokhodny Tank) or Fast Tank. Hence Fast Russians. It's hard to imagine an early Russian force without them.

Wish Lists / Fast Russians
« on: September 29, 2017, 09:05:36 AM »
With Rubicon's T-26 getting closer I thought it timely to suggest tanks of the BT series get a mention in the wish list. It's not hard to imagine an early Russian force with T-26's containing BT-5's or 7's as well. These tanks were built in the thousands and fought against the Japanese, Poles and Finns in 1939. They were in large numbers when the German's attacked in 1941 and continued to fight in decreasing numbers for the rest of the war. BT-7's were also engaged when the Soviet Union attacked Japanese forces again at the end of the war. Although there were fewer BT-5's they were still numerous and used in the Spanish Civil War. Captured BT's were also used by their former enemies.

Surely a worthy contender for Rubicon. 

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
« on: September 25, 2017, 08:35:08 PM »
I don't know what evidence Rubicon are using that makes them believe there will be a lot of demand for these figures. Perhaps it's a hunch. I had thought the main aim was to provide 28mm compatible miniatures for Bolt Action or equivalent level wargames. In that regard only the surface has been scratched thus far. The possible subjects for miniaturisation in 28mm are almost endless. An Sd Ffz 231 may not be high on the list of most modellers wish lists but I'd buy one. Quite obscure vehicles are available in plastic in smaller and larger scales so I can't see why they wouldn't sell in 1/56 scale. Anyway, if I were Mr Rubicon I'd be charging ahead with 1/56 scale WW11 vehicles and diversify in the following priority order;

- 1/56 scale vehicles for earlier and later periods
- smaller scale vehicles compatible with existing wargame figure sizes

I'd largely give the figures a miss except to ensure their compatibility with Rubicon vehicles. I'd also steer clear of models in larger scales. I think those are getting too big to fit comfortably on gaming tables and if I wanted to build them for display or a diorama I'd prefer the highly detailed models currently available.

Just my two cents worth. If I was smart I'd probably be rich and I'm not!

Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - Soldiers of WW2 170923
« on: September 24, 2017, 10:18:51 AM »
Oh well. Rubicon look determined to go down this road. Attempts to nudge them to concentrate on the vehicles are unlikely to succeed. If they are a commercial success then Rubicon will be vindicated.

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