Lars Porsenna

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About Lars Porsenna

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    Clusium, Etruria
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    Historical Wargames, History in general, fantasy & SF RPGs and literature, space sciences, model building, and monkeying around...

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  1. Those Mayan/Aztecs look like Minifigs...? Damon.
  2. Yes, I agree. The RTT kickstarter is a disaster which IMHO is mostly Palladium's doing. There is a LOOOOONG history there that I won't belabor the forum with, but one which I FAR more suspect is Palladium's doing than it is Ninja Division's. Which is too bad because I am also a RTT backer (2nd wave) and always wanted a Macross-based minis game (not necessarily Robotech...) Damon.
  3. I have loads of Ospreys. One thing to keep in mind though is that even within the series there are ones that are better than others. I am most familiar with the medieval titles, and anything by Gravett or Nicole is pretty good or reliable. Damon.
  4. Well I got this just recently. The HoTT book is the latest edition, & replaces the one my ex sold without my knowledge...
  5. I occasionally dabble in aircraft models. If I do build, usually it is in 1/72. I am really digging the new Airfix line of models. Big improvement over their older molds. Also have a few kits from Academy, Fujimi & Hasegawa. Really though I am an armor modeler and have quite the stash of kits! Right now I am working on a 1/35 AFV Club M5A1 Stuart. Slow going as it is very detailed (parts breakdown suggest they wanted to do a full interior; I'm not that big on full interiors though so its lack doesn't bother me too much). I recently finished up a Dragon M60 Patton tank (M60 "Slick" as they used to say), with a new aftermarket 105mm gun barrel, cupola robbed from an Academy Patton, and new mantlet from Tiger Models. Kit wasn't bad but some well known issues, and the IR searchlight was noticably too small. A little dissappointing as the M60 is my favorite tank... The key to using PE is that you don't NEED to use it all! If I buy some AM photo-etch, I'll usually use perhaps half the fret. Some parts are just insane or not really necessary (like pe grab handles...make those out of wire or plastic rod!) or don't actually enhance detail where it is needed. Sometimes they detail areas that are not needed, while omitting areas that are (Eduard's PE fret for the Zvezda JS-2 comes to mind...). And you know, sometimes it's just easier to find detail parts in another media (like resin or white metal) than to goof around with the PE (like the DshK machine gun on aformentioned JS-2...easier to just pick up an AM resin machine gun instead). These are the lessons I have learned from model building... Damon.
  6. Indeed. I bought a bunch of Men of Averaign archers to take advantage of this! Damon.
  7. That pesky Buy Now button!! Might be a glitch on ebay cause I get it too when I'm on there. Ah! Glad I'm not the only one, someone should talk to them about it... I may have accidentally bought a box of 5e Brettonian Knights due to the Buy it Now button. But it was still factory sealed! Ironically I went there looking for plastic shields. Anyone know where I can buy plastic shields without any designs on them? Damon.
  8. Hmmm, I played an elf Wizard a number of years ago that exploited his knowledge of the longsword from time to time. Even worked on a special magic longsword that complemented his spellcasting... Damon.
  9. Just found out last nite that my ex, before she left me, looted several hundred dollars worth of gaming stuff from me & likely sold it on ebay or traded it in for money. This included some vintage Battletech stuff too. So big negative acquisition here... Damon.
  10. Had to pay for my property taxes this paycheck, so no funtimes for me. All I bought was a plastic panel scriber tool... Damon.
  11. Hello, welcome back...! Damon.
  12. Star Trek has a universal translator technology. So everyone speaks English because of that. Maybe introduce Babelfish into the campaign? Damon.
  13. Not all DMs run things as written. Exactly. It was a "special" golem run by an organization aligned with Hextor, the god of tyranny and war from the World of Greyhawk setting. And for the record my bard is CG with a strong Robin Hood type persona. But he's not above pocketing powerful know...for later... Damon.
  14. I feel your pain. I play a bard in our D&D campaign, and at one point he came into posession of a Rod of Golem Command, which he totally lied his butt off to get ALONG WITH A GOLEM! But the rest of the goody-two-shoes made him destroy said golem because it was "evil" or something...pfah! He still has that trident of Fish Command he may have accidentally looted off that evil cleric of Dagon, however... Damon.
  15. Got an Airfix 1/72 F4F-4 Wildcat today. Nothing like a blue and gray painted flying barrel... Damon.