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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. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    Don't know if that is really an Aquilia. Also Tzaangors are a thing that Thousand Sons can take, so not sure how beastmen fit into the current 40K canon. IIRC they hadn't been a part of the game since 1e, and just about everything from 1e was retconned at some point or another (mostly in 2e IIRC). Damon.
  2. 28mm Sci-Fi Skirmish Games?

    Take a look at Infinity. Figures are gorgeous for the most part. There is also a 28mm Star Wars game coming out too. Damon.
  3. Star Trek Discovery - is anyone enjoying it?

    It has to do with regions. If CBS had streaming in the UK you wouldn't have Discovery on Netflix either. But since CBS DOES stream in the US, they "block" Discovery from US customers on Netflix. The joys of international borders & markets... Damon.
  4. Star Trek Discovery - is anyone enjoying it?

    If Discovery ever makes it to Netflix I'll probably binge watch it there to pass judgement. But from what I saw of the first ep I'm not going out of my way. Unfortunately I do not think the current custodians of the property are doing a great job with it. Damon.
  5. Star Trek Discovery - is anyone enjoying it?

    Klingon-Romulan Technology Exchange! (...or "We broke the model so...") Damon.
  6. Modern US Army Infantry

    Does it have to be in 28mm? If you go up to 1/35 (approx 52mm) your choices expand exponentially... Damon.
  7. Star Trek in D&D 'Verse

    Unfortunately Holodeck Malfunctions is a bit of a Trek cliche now. Mix in Time Travel for the Trek Cliche Full Monty... Damon.
  8. Star Trek in D&D 'Verse

    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.
  9. Star Trek in D&D 'Verse

    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.
  10. Star Wars - D6 Version Coming Back

    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.
  11. RIP Jerry Pournelle

    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.
  12. Star Fleet Battles

    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.
  13. Looking for WW2 German Navy

    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.
  14. Looking for WW2 German Navy

    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.
  15. GW to re-release Necromunda!

    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.
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