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Forlorn Hope

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  • Birthday 06/29/1969

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    Long Beach, CA
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    ancient/medieval wargames in all scales
    sci-fi and fantasy in 28mm
    stompy robots

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  1. Hey everyone, I took a break from CAV when SGT Crunch moved away (how is with you, Crunch?), but I have recently found someone else who likes the game. I am supplying both sides for now, as I have just finished painting a Terran force, but it was a little bit thrown together from the bargain deal a friend got. I am also still figuring out how the army works (I am playing the Terrans, and my friend is playing the Forlorn Hope Mercenaries/Ritterlich). So I was hoping some of the Terrans on here would list some/one of their most useful models on the board along with some notes as to why
  2. Hey everyone, long time no see! There is a gamer in my town interested in giving CAV a try (makes me a happy chappy), and so I will be sending him links this week and putting on a scenario next week (Ritterlich versus Terrans). I appreciate that Mad Pat and the folks at Milnet have 9-5ers that pay the bills, so I am not pushing here as much as wondering if there is any kind of ETA that I can pass along to this potential new player? Thanks, FH
  3. Always harder for me a couple of weeks in, but I am still finding walking every day doable, although now I have had to start walking to work to finish a project, and so I am not walking with my wife anymore. I have found that being a one-car family makes it easier to commit to alternate (and healthy) ways to get to work. I had to put on some MMA action on the TV last night to get motivated enough for my situps and pushups, but it worked, and I did the thing. My wife is not yet in awe at my musculature, but I think it is just around the corner. I have a loin cloth and big sword on order.
  4. That looks really nice. Well done. As a late comer to CAV, I only kind of know what you are talking about, but I like that Assassin!
  5. I see what you mean a bit - in WHF esp. dice and some of the rules can mean that tactics don't matter all that much. I haven't found WAB to be this way, though. There are other's on the list with more experience (Damon?), but it seems like the more or less standardized stat lines in WAB means that, if you get a flank, or if you bring healthy units in to fight fatigued/half-strength units, you will generally do well. As a side note, I think you will find all kinds of WAB players in Fort Worth. When I was trying to get something going in Bryan/College Station it seemed like there was a big c
  6. I agree, but I do think that, with some knowledge of, or research into, the period, you can probably find an existing army list that will allow you to make just about any army that you would like. E.G. right off the top of my head my guess is that you would be able to field a pike, cavalry and some infantry army from WAB Chivalry book that could work for your period, and in that same book you could probably do the same with spearmen instead of pike (don't really know your period in Japan, so take your pick). I would, as Doug mentioned, see what games people around you are interested in.
  7. Ray Liotta uses Chinese food (lots of carbs and salt) to put on weight for roles, and this seems like it might fit your bill, no?
  8. Those are fun - we recently started in with a padded stick for blocking and striking practice, and have plans to buy some gear for full-out sparring. I would try to come up with some rules for longer fights with the boffer weapons, as each bout can be pretty quick if you are just going for a touch.
  9. Out of curiosity, what kind of swordfighting is this? In my attempts to exercise and get back in shape, I have started working out with some filipino stick fighting again -- what are you guys doing?
  10. Yeah, I think she must be pissed about having to wear a G-string to fight in. I have not enjoyed that in the past
  11. Good for you -- that is awesome! Doesn't sound like "not much," sounds like a lot and a great first step. I have been continuing some pushups and situps and walking with my wife in the morning, and I think that making the first step is often the hardest. My wife is just finishing a Master's degree in Psych counseling, and she was telling me that, in many cases, daily excercize provides the same effects as daily anti-depressant medication. That seems like a good thing, even if one is not depressed, it demonstrates that a little bit of activity has more far reaching effects than just weig
  12. Yeah, I could see that for the light infantry, but mainly because it is ever so slightly funky when playing a skirmish game and some of the minis are on the larger base. Doesn't really bother me, but I could see a lot of people making that choice.
  13. No I'm not. I used to be on the WABlist and the WABlight list, and it is the hazy memory of those lists, along with the handful of WAB players I have encountered, that make me say that most people have seemed to use the std. 20mm basing. This very well might not be the case, though, and it sounds like you have more recent info than I do. Are there a lot of people running around using 15mm/20mm for their basing? P.S. I take it you are not from Italy (nor king of any cities?) - where are you from?
  14. Heya, I did not know that about Warrior - I will look that up. I see what you are saying about scale and battle size, and I agree that the 15mm battles tend to "seem" larger. The problems with WAB, though, really only emerge when I think of it as a small scale game. The clunkyness of heavy infantry moving really only makes sense when I imagine hundreds of men as opposed to the 25 that I actually have on the stand. I also have never met anyone who used anything other than 20mm for the heavies and 25mm for the lights. I know that there isn't a standard per se, but doesn't it all foll
  15. walked 40+ minutes, up to 20 pushups and 25 situps/day (sometimes twice a day).
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