Lars Porsenna

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About Lars Porsenna

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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. Unfortunately Holodeck Malfunctions is a bit of a Trek cliche now. Mix in Time Travel for the Trek Cliche Full Monty... Damon.
  2. Most of that I just made up. But it's a campaign idea I always wanted to do: a mix of fantasy with a hard-SF background. By setting it between the Roms & the Klingons you can get some shenanigans going with them too, as they show up to see WHAT exactly the Feddies are doing. Imagine Klingon warriors skirmishing with Orcs? Sounds like an encounter in the making! Damon.
  3. How they got there: Out past the interface between Klingon & Romulan space, a Feddie CA finds an extremely low albedo Dyson Sphere, detectable only because of low-band infra-red leaking out into the surrounding space (they "stumble" upon it, explaining why neither Klingons nor Romulans were able to find it!). Beaming down to the inner surface, they discover a world exactly like the D&D-verse, but at a grand scale. The big secret is that it was created by a group of post-Humans from Earth's distant past, that pose as gods & created this environment for scientific/social experimentation, or just fun. It is saturated with nano-bots so any magic or magical creatures are just manipulations of the nano-network if you know the ways (thus allowing the PCs to take levels of wizard FREX). Then, hilarity ensues! Damon.
  4. I'm excited for the new SW Skirmish minis game. Less excited with their template/movement tray squads IMHO. Seems gimmick-ey, like they did with that fantasy game a few years ago. Wondering how dependent the rules are for that? If so maybe I'll just collect & hobby rather than play... Damon.
  5. This is sad. Another of the "greats" of Science Fiction passing. But on the other hand he had lead a productive life that created a sense of wonder in a lot of people around the world. A life well lived! Damon.
  6. Are you aware of Star Fleet Battles: A Call to Arms? This is my main "entry" into the SFB universe as it hits just the right level of minis on the table for my tastes (basically fleet actions) while still maintaining some of that Trek flavor & detail. Also the SL2500 minis are great so far! Damon.
  7. I don't do naval stuff so don't have any specific color recommendations. That being said, from painting 1/35 scale soldiers, I'd suggest going with a "Navy Blue" and leaving it at that. If I were painting Wehrmacht soldiers, I'd use Andrea, Vallejo and Tamiya feldgraus depending on what I have at hand and what my whim takes me, even on the same model or diorama. Uniform shades could & did vary considerably more than vehicle or equipment colors, so being absolutely "strict" with the shade even when we know quite a bit about what that shade looks like, is not absolutely necessary or even recommended. Damon.
  8. Bit of a thread here about them: http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/7/t/64887.aspx Bad news is that they are soft plastic. I see Miniatures Andrea (metal), CMK & Warriors do figure sets too (Warriors is OOB with some of the molds with Squadron, so may still be around; both are resin IIRC). Sadly this is out of scale for me (I do 1/35 armor), so not much more than that. Damon.
  9. Battle of the Bulge as well as Patton both contracted with the Spanish Army for equipment & locations. Tiger tanks were actually M47 Pattons, US tanks actually M24 Chaffees (at least that is plausable), etc. The "Wrong Tank Syndrome" is very prevalent in historical or WWII movies, because most people don't care, or could tell the difference between a SHerman, Patton, Pershing, Tiger or T-34 anyway. The fact that more modern movies are putting more effort into being plasusable, using either actual surviving equipment (like Fury which used various Shermans as well as the Bovington Tiger, despite being a terrible movie...), or decently done ViSMODs (like Saving Private Ryan) shows that there is a better awareness of the issue & desire by filmakers to at least put some effort into it... Still find it ironic that Big Red One used Israeli iShermans for German tanks... Damon.
  10. I love doing the research too. You learn a lot about history by researching the gear & uniforms/costumes. I always get a kick out of someone that does FREX an IG army that they base on WWII Germans or such... Damon.
  11. If you get a good deal on any of the Primarch models from Forgeworld (like on Ebay) those could make for some great statuary... You could pick up the Dark elf Cauldron of Blood & rob it of the statue of Khaine for some cool Eldar terrain too...not necessarily an Avatar statue but an idol or something. I did the reverse & used an Avatar model to make a Shrine of Khaine for WHFB 8th a while ago... Also pick up a model of one of the Phoenix Lords; with a little modding and an appropriate hole you could represent a fallen Phoenix Lord suit ready to be inhabited by a new Eldar soul...if they can secure it! Kharandas would be a great model for this IMHO! I have a spare alternate head from a Revenant titan still laying around... A little modding and it becomes a rescue objective for the Eldar to get the pilot out (or for the enemy to capture!) Pile of skulls (which Reaper does IIRC) & the Chainaxe from a Khorne Berzerker for a Chaos objective...again a relic that must be recovered. Pick up a suitable Imperial Officer figure & a couple guardsmen & make a vignette. An imperial officer that must be rescued (or captured)... Damon.
  12. One of the objective markers I made for my Eldar a while ago consisted of a 40mm square base, 25mm round base glued to it, 4 of the Asuryan statuettes you get in the Dire Avengers box surrounding, and a High Elf fantasy sword (IIRC from the Silver Helms) glued to it. Represents a pre-Fall artifact the Eldar are trying to secure... Damon.
  13. So I've been thinking about expanding my fantasy terrain for use with 28mm wargames, and want to do some Elven themed stuff. Who would carry or make elven themed terrain, especially houses/buildings? Not interested in papercraft at this time. Thanks! Damon.
  14. There was an SSD wreck there as well... Damon.
  15. German machine gunners were also often issued a pistol for self defense as well. Vehicle crews would often have them as well as a couple MPs (for close defense & for picket & guard duty, shared by the entire crew). IIRC... Damon.