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#9204
Any interest in 20th century warfare terrain from DF? 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Saturday I picked up the last booster that my local store got in...

It included a Sherman and a Lee and 7 stands with figures. The tanks are 47 and 50 mm long and 20 mm wide. The figures are exactly 15 mm tall and they look good next to the tanks. The 15 mm scale is about the same as TT scale, or 1:120, which should make the 30 mm scale the same as 1:60 and 25 mm about 1:50, or pretty close to O scale of 1:48. There is lots of model railroading stuff available for O scale, and somewhat less for TT. (Most of the TT manufacturers are situated in the former East bloc countries.)

If WotC should have chosen a different scale than 15 mm I would think that proper HO scale would have been the best at 1:87. Still not as large as 25-30 mm, but the whole range of HO scale landscaping stuff would have been available - including the entire Roco Minitanks line...

But as it is, it looks good. I'm definitely going to get more of this!
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#9205
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Hey L, I seem to remember a line of terrain that revolved around 5 or 4" Hexes of Styrofoam. What you did was choose a thickness and make a small diaroma baced on some perameters that they had so that you could put them on the board with someone else that used the same system. That would almost be just what the doctor ordered really. Exempt that you would have to learn some terrain making ropes but working with styrofoam is kinda fun....
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#9206
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So WhiteWind,

Did You Make this Terrain? If So Very Nice! I Love the Water Poring Down into the Cave, Too Kewl...
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#9207
Any interest in 20th century warfare terrain from DF? 8 Years, 7 Months ago  
Thanks. Yeah, I used to sell this stuff on Ebay. Got 50 bucks for the top one " just keeping the bottom one ". Now there are just too many terrain folks on ebay. I used to do it really for the fun of it and to try to pay for my addittion to games. LOL. I am really proud of this one. I made if for a couple for their aniversary.... I still see it every now and again when we go over.
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#9208
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Hey that's some Great Work!

I Have Never Attempted Foam Core (I am Assumeing that it is Foam Core), Terrain... My Particular Specialty Was (I Say Was, as I have Not Had the Space of Late to do Much of anything), Taking Found Objects an Converting them into Terrain Pieces... But I Have Always Admired Stuff like Your Work... Too Kewl...
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#9209
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Thanks much. I does take up a lot of room for the stuff. Some of the pieces I would have liked to kept.
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#9210
Any interest in 20th century warfare terrain from DF? 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
Even FASA had to dump the successful ST: RPG back in the early 90s because of what Paramount thought the property was worth.
To do a mini game, pre-paint or not, for ST would require a company with an extreme amount of loose change and a fool's notion of success.
Why?
Because once it was successful, then Paramount would start to milk it for whatever they could and thereby destroy the game because the game is no longer profitable for the company to produce (e.g. FASA and the ST RPG).

You are not going to see such a game or minis MLV unless the company making such had some sort of leverage on Paramount to keep Paramount well behaved.
Rumor has it that is exactly what Decipher has on Paramount to keep them well behaved about the CCG.

Wow... I didn't realize that Paramount was behind the failure of the Star Trek games. It's a shame, really. With the franchise taking such a nosedive, you'd think they would try to rethink that strategy. I really like what Wizards of the Coast has done with the Star Wars miniatures. It'd be nice to see the same treatment done with some Star Trek stuff.

But to stay on topic, I would like to see some modern scenery done for special-ops games (or as someone mentioned -- G.I. Joe or SpyCraft games). If they did some industrial structures, you could use them for all kinds of games (Necromunda, Judge Dredd, and Super Hero games).
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#9211
Any interest in 20th century warfare terrain from DF? 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
JediTemple,

Right there with you on Paraborg and their Ridiculous Refusal to Sensibly Licence...

Unfortunately as Much as I Would Love for WotC to Produce SW Minis, the Likelyhood seems Slim, since they will Not Even Support Many of their Own Games... The Only Reason that D&D and SW have Mini Support would appear to be Directly Connected to the Skirmish Connection, Which is Most Unfortunate for the RPG Community...

As long as DF sticks to a Basic Level Design Scheme (Rooms and Passages), they have a Good Niche... Stefan has suggested that the New Cavernous River Sets are Going to be Designed (Are Being Designed) with a Decidedly "Stackable" Potential. Perhaps at "Some Point" in the Future Said Industrials Could come along having Precedent for Stacking... (When I Think of Necromunda-esque Terrain, I Think in terms of Stackability)...
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#9212
Any interest in 20th century warfare terrain from DF? 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
...

As long as DF sticks to a Basic Level Design Scheme (Rooms and Passages), they have a Good Niche... Stefan has suggested that the New Cavernous River Sets are Going to be Designed (Are Being Designed) with a Decidedly "Stackable" Potential. Perhaps at "Some Point" in the Future Said Industrials Could come along having Precedent for Stacking... (When I Think of Necromunda-esque Terrain, I Think in terms of Stackability)...

The stackability of a future Sci-Fi Master Maze release sounds great MLV, but let's get Sci-FI Master Maze a good bit more out before we encourage Stefan and gang to push Sci-Fi Master Maze out in that direction.
Sci-Fi Master Maze desperately needs more out so as to build some seriously positive momentum going.
After Beta, it really needs a serious amount of furnishings MLV.
Otherwise, a stackable Sci-Fi Master Maze set sounds great!
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#9213
Any interest in 20th century warfare terrain from DF? 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
About A&A

I have about 75 of the miniatures, and I must agree.. if it had been to the same scale of ST or DnD it would have been pretty expensive to get armor, and as about 20 of my mini's are vehicles, they would have had to start out with a 20 dollar plus huge set and the starter at least 40.

Furthermore, the vehicles are really the "centerpieces" of the game in terms of what looks good. Finally... at 25mm the amount of space needed to play with an army involving tanks and have them really manuever would be huge. Sure ST and DnD have huge mini's that would be about the size of a tank, but unless a player is playing a 1000 point game, they will probably have only one or two of them. With tanks in this game going from 9 to 50 points... even a 200 point game could have about 10 tanks and still have a lot of soldiers (between 3 and 10 points).

And one last point, Flames of War, they paint it yourself WWII mini game is also 15 mm, so the vehicles at least are pretty much the same size, and so one can mix and match those for whatever neferious purpose they have.

Also with this scale...they are much more likely to bring out airplanes and maybe even naval transports for amphibious assaults...

Anyhow..I have gone on long enough...

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#9214
Any interest in 20th century warfare terrain from DF? 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
JediTemple,

Right there with you on Paraborg and their Ridiculous Refusal to Sensibly Licence...

Unfortunately as Much as I Would Love for WotC to Produce SW Minis, the Likelyhood seems Slim, since they will Not Even Support Many of their Own Games... The Only Reason that D&D and SW have Mini Support would appear to be Directly Connected to the Skirmish Connection, Which is Most Unfortunate for the RPG Community...

Thus the decline and fall of the Star Wars RPG. Sadly you are very correct in this assessment. Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro) has a deathgrip on the Star Wars license. They've ruined the RPG and alienated that community.

As long as DF sticks to a Basic Level Design Scheme (Rooms and Passages), they have a Good Niche... Stefan has suggested that the New Cavernous River Sets are Going to be Designed (Are Being Designed) with a Decidedly "Stackable" Potential. Perhaps at "Some Point" in the Future Said Industrials Could come along having Precedent for Stacking... (When I Think of Necromunda-esque Terrain, I Think in terms of Stackability)...
Stackable terrain (or the option to use it as such) is a great idea and would defintely come in handy. I already use some Dwarven Forge Sci-Fi pieces with my Necromunda and 40K setups. I find it interesting that Forgeworld is exploring the scenery market with their "PHAETON PATTERN" base. They've also done some interior equipment, but the price is simply outrageous.
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#9215
Any interest in 20th century warfare terrain from DF? 8 Years, 4 Months ago  
The stackability of a future Sci-Fi Master Maze release sounds great MLV, but let's get Sci-FI Master Maze a good bit more out before we encourage Stefan and gang to push Sci-Fi Master Maze out in that direction.
Sci-Fi Master Maze desperately needs more out so as to build some seriously positive momentum going.
After Beta, it really needs a serious amount of furnishings MLV.
Otherwise, a stackable Sci-Fi Master Maze set sounds great!

All good points and I agree. I'm ready for some more furnishings, so let's hope they crank them out. ;)
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