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  1. Duh, that's why him doesn't have to steal it from I. Hoomans think they so smart, but me big brain goblin.
  2. I love buglips*the*goblin too. Great guy, very aromatic, never ever steals my stuff.
  3. Like Gozer the Gozerian before me, I have now assumed physical form. And only slightly less flavourful than a giant marshmallow mascot:
  4. Well done, sir. I tip my stanky hat to you and your legendary stupidity. Also, is this why your voice has such gravelly charm? If not, just say it is because it works better for my headcanon.
  5. I'm going to miss Gary too, mate. Gary, wherever you are... we love you. (he's not ded, I just don't know where he lives)
  6. That thing is absolutely incredible.
  7. I'm not looking for any more. It's way too spoopy.
  8. I think, but don't take this as fact, that Royal Mail and some other services have suspended tracking for the time being. I read something like this somewhere while browsing (as you can see, very precise). AFAIK, which might not be much, only couriers are still offering tracking. I presume this would be because there are currently too many moving parts where things can go oopsie than normal (like sitting in a sorting center long enough to come out eligible to vote).
  9. I think there might be Dark Powers at work with this. I might need a circle of protection. OK, make it TWO circles of protection, a ward, and three high level chants.
  10. I ordered some new buildings from 4Ground, which I expect to arrive eventually. Since I will need them eventually, this more or less works out. I thought about waiting for things to clear up before ordering them, but decided that since that might take as eventually long as it would to eventually get them anyway, then I might as well order them now and then forget about them until they arrive. Only I clearly remembered them for this post, so I've done a poor job of it so far.
  11. We are being friends again. Hitman called off. Oh, you are such a bad! Why must you be such a bad? Can you not see that this is being a bad? Stop being the bad! To reinforce my grave seriousness, please enjoy this nightmare fuel AI interpretation of a LEGO minifig.
  12. Guns N' Roses is the greatest rock n' roll band of all time*. Fite Me. And, to go all the way, Appetite For Destruction is the tightest album ever made. No bad songs, every one an anthem. *I do genuinely believe this, but it is also bait. When I'm bored I go to music forums and trollpost this to cause chaos. Great fun, really.
  13. You are my best worst friend. 10/10, would be badly influenced by.
  14. I am 100% certain we would have hit 3000 this year if not for unexpected circumstances, so I imagine next year will definitely be a record.
  15. The sidebar is those new posts you see on the right side if you're on the main forum page. It takes the ignored user's post and eliminates it, replacing it with a line the same colour as the grey background that says "You are ignoring posts by XXXXX". It does not block the content if it is quoted. Pretty useless, tbh. (I had to go scour for posts by the blocked parties to find out if this was the case because I couldn't remember) It does not prevent the blocked users from seeing, or responding, to your own posts. You just won't see the response unless you choose to, it's quoted, or it appears on the main page sidebar.
  16. It does, actually. (no, you're not on it) Only three people have ever made it to mine, and I'm pretty sure one of those was a spam bot. Edit: It does not, however, prevent posts from being seen in the sidebar.
  17. Second Rubicon. Also, they use ABS plastic which has a reputation for not working with many plastic model glues - but I can conclusively report that the ubiquitous and cheap Testors Red tube glue does work. Works too good, in fact. My Rubicon StuG had parts mislabelled in the instructions so I glued the early roof on instead of the mid, and by the time I realized the goof I couldn't get it back off. But Rubicon kits are quite splendid all the same. I particularly like that they include a lot of options. Their figure kits are actual 1/56 and not "heroic 28mm" so they look small next to the Warlord ones. If you invest big into Warlord first (like I did) then it would be best to continue with the larger 28mm gun and infantry teams if you don't want things to look weird. But, in any case, the Warlord vehicle kits are scaled to 1/56 (particularly the plastic ones), which means Rubicon's vehicle crew figures are appropriately sized for those. I intend to get some for my M8 Greyhound.
  18. @lowlylowlycook has a good suggestion. Infantry first, then add to it. My list got weird because I bought lots of fun figures first and only several months later bothered with any rules. So I wound up cobbling those lists by seeing what I had already, the minimum I would need, and trying to get as much into a list as possible. This was because I was going to Rcon 2019 and knew Warlord would have a both this time, so I wanted a list ready to buy. That worked out, but you should definitely do it the easy way and not the way I did it. Basically it's a platoon of infantry, plus 1 anti-tank, plus 1 tank, plus 1 armored car kind of setup for a Bolt Action force. The easy army link will help, and also has the benefit of current point totals so you don't have to worry about the points from one book not matching another book and having to hunt errata. (the one serious complaint I have about Warlord is that their proofreading is abysmal, so they produce a fair bit of errata). Also, I haven't been in there much lately but there is a thread specifically for Warlord historical stuff here: https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/85792-warlord-games-general-historical-discussion/ As you go along, if you have questions about unit construction you can ask about it there.
  19. I haven't played 40k so I can't speak to that, but it seems to be of mostly similar construction. Of course, how you play it is just as important as how it's designed. It's definitely built with an eye for the tournament scene or random encounters using pointed armies, but you can use the skeleton for scenarios or any other sort of play. I use the points as a guideline to keep opposing sides more or less fair, but I construct the actual fighting units along historical lines. If that conflicts with the game meta, then the game meta loses. But I play out of my house, not the LGS, so I do enjoy a degree of dictatorial power in this regard. That said, my two 2200 point armies are actually fully compliant with all of the given rules for the Tank War variant, with the exception that the Germans have 2 Pumas where the strictly interpreted rules say they could only have one. This construction also neatly allowed for 4 players, each side dividing the vehicles and infantry between them (infantry also get any field guns, plus associated transport).
  20. I have a ridiculous amount of fantasy figures and expect I will never play a fantasy RPG again (this is, at least, my sworn intention). I will probably still paint them, but historicals were a refreshing change of pace and I also had the same experience with colours. It's pretty cozy to paint uniforms, and also tanks. Lots and lots of tanks. Bolt Action is not an especially deep historical game (it plays like a war movie, or Commando comics), but it is pretty fun and easy to pick up. You can teach it to somebody in 10 minutes and I've had great success in building a pool of interested players. Of course, having finally found a game people are eager to play, first winter bombed us so the spare driveway was blocked and now nobody wants to go out anywhere. But s'all good, I've got Stugs and Tigers and Shermans and like a billion infantry to work on.
  21. The german invasion of Mount Gundabad is one of the forgotten campaigns of WW2. There are a few of us Bolt Action players around here, actually.
  22. This is actually the situation we're in. We had that big dumping but no warm period afterwards like we usually get. So the snowblower is useless because it can't throw over the banks, and if we get 20+ cm of snow it just fills in the remaining empty space so it starts at 4 feet every time and goes up from there. I've been as creative as possible finding a place for it, but if we get another big storm it's just going to have to wait until thaw.
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