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Heisler

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  1. Let’s not forget the awards ceremony on Saturday night!
  2. I just heard from DGS and they have been added to the first post. Responses from me have been a bit delayed over the past week as we had a funeral for my wife's father.
  3. Heisler

    Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

    I wouldn’t mix figures in squad but I might be willing to do it for a platoon.
  4. Heisler

    Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

    Yet those are not the reasons that rifles are sculpted the way they are. Artisan, as an example, sculpts oversized weapons because they have to suffer through the rigors of being de-molded, packaged and then on to the gaming table. We are all familiar with how metal bends and breaks and that’s why they are sculpted over sized. with plastics, they can scale the weapons down to something close to actual size. The Perry’s, in theory, are sculpting to 1/56th scale which has, more or less, become the defectors scale for WWII gaming. Warlord will be bigger as they are sculpting to a size, 28mm, and not a scale. They are your best comparison to Artizan’s weapons on what they probably should look like in 28mm. What’s interesting is that Warlord is molding vehicles to 1/56th scale which puts them out of proportion to their own troops but approximately correct for their competitors! That is based on the Warlord boxes that I own. That might have changed with new releases.
  5. Heisler

    Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

    I’m skipping the sprue sale and buying 2 boxes of Perry Miniatures new WWII US Infantry,. 42 miniatures per box including a bazooka, MGs and extra BARs.
  6. Heisler

    Getting To Know You — May 2019

    Tough choice: #1 P47 Thunderbolt #2 FW190 Focke Wulf #3 F4U Corsair
  7. I think the light might be to bright in the pictures and it’s getting a bit washed out.
  8. Heisler

    Caravan to Reapercon 2019

    And let’s not forget that Colorado is legal for recreational marijuana and none of our neighboring states are.
  9. Heisler

    Caravan to Reapercon 2019

    You should probably stretch Denver rush hour from 5-9am and 3-7pm. Colorado sees a lot of long distance commuters coming from both Colorado Springs and Ft Collins so traffic builds up quite quickly on I-25 early in the morning. Our population growth rate combined means our highways tend to stay at max capacity for longer.
  10. He doesn’t appear “3D” enough. While your highlights are good your shadows needs to be much deeper.
  11. Heisler

    Brush Questions

    Good tools are important, brushes are the tools of our hobby. Don’t waste your time on cheap brushes, although cheap brushes do have their uses. Invest in a 0 and a #1 kolinsky sable brush for your detail work and save a lot of frustration.
  12. Heisler

    Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

    That would work. The 2” mortar seems to be the key weapon missing from the airborne box.
  13. Heisler

    Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

    Agreed, but since these are already filler troops for my existing metal I’m in good shape. For something approaching a full platoon you could buy a box and two sprues and then the only thing you would be short is the 2” mortar. Probably easier to just buy two boxes though.
  14. Heisler

    Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

    Bolt Action is the 40K of World War II, Jervis and Paul made sure of that! Hence why Chain of Command, and it’s patrol phase, is my rule set of choice for WWII A weapon sprue would be great but that would cut into their metal sales I’m sure.
  15. Heisler

    Warlord Games General Historical Discussion

    I have the newish Warlord Games British Airborne box. The weapon mix is frustrating to say the least. First issue is that a full strength Airborne section has 11 men in it. There are only thirty men in the box on five identical sprues. I need a total of 22 Enfields, there are 20 available. I need 7 Stens, there are 20 available. I need 4 Bren guns, there are 5 available (whew). Four the three regular sections the 5 Piats and 5 scoped rifles are extra as they are only found in the command section. To fill out an entire platoon for Chain of Command I need two boxes at which point I will have way more than I need. Oh, not to mention 5 Hunting Horns. Fortunately I started this platoon a number of years ago so the plastics just become filler troops to flesh out what I have. Still have to do the 2” mortar in metal though, none of those on the plastic spruce. As with the German boxes it would just be nice if they did a special separate weapon spruce for the least needed weapons which could then include the ones you only need one of like mortars, scoped rifles and piats. On the plus side I will now have plenty of extra special weapon troops for extra support elements. One positive though is that a lot of the weapons and arms are one piece; so left arm, right arm and weapon as a single assembly. Makes life much easier.
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