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colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2012 10:49 p.m. PST

A Lost Lands battle report with a difference. The Twin Pines wolf pack go hunting: link

Hugh

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2012 8:40 a.m. PST

That sounds like it was a hoot to play! A nifty idea and wonderful report. By the way my icon heartily approves of it.

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2012 11:27 a.m. PST

Yes, it was good fun – I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

Sorry, but the allusion to "my icon" is lost on me. I don't think you're referring to a small, religious painting…

JodeeB22 Nov 2012 12:44 p.m. PST

Who makes the thylacines and proxy small horses?

Jodee

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2012 2:09 p.m. PST

The thylacines are from Steve Barber Models: stevebarbermodels.com . I don't think a direct link is possible with their website; look for "25mm Prehistoric Animals".

The small horses are actually 15mm mules. I can't remember which company off the top of my head, though there's plenty of choice. If I were doing them again, I think I'd go for 15mm horses rather than mules, though – they'd be a bit slimmer. I suspect that 12mm or 'N' gauge model railroad horses would also work well for representing small prehistoric breeds (just don't look too closely at the toes!)

Personal logo gamertom Supporting Member of TMP22 Nov 2012 8:04 p.m. PST

Sorry, but the allusion to "my icon" is lost on me.

I was referring to the small picture to the left of gamertom. It's a picture of a 28mm black panther that came with some Amazons I bought and then had painted by a "professional" (who did do a wonderful job on both the panther and the Amazons). Anyway, since a panther is a predator…

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2012 10:45 a.m. PST

> It's a picture of a 28mm black panther…

Of course – I get it now. The picture is small enough that I hadn't recognised it as a panther. My apologies to you and to your icon.

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2012 3:20 p.m. PST

I really like the look of these rules, and your aar was superb! One question though, I want to play these with my six year old daughter and I think 28mm would be too small for her hands, do you think the rules could handle larger scales? I am guessing we would end up playing something around 54mm.

I really enjoyed the write up and the pics, good job!

colgar6 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2012 11:52 p.m. PST

> do you think the rules could handle larger scales?

I don't see why not. Either keep the distances and ranges from the original rulebook (and everything will be a bit foreshortened) or increase them to suit – perhaps 1.5x or 2x for 54mm. I've never been worried by the idea that a set of rules wouldn't work with a different scale of figures and terrain!

To help you in this, most significant increments of reaction or shooting distance in Adventures in the Lost Lands are either 6" or 12", though the move rates of animals are rated in 4" steps.

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2012 4:05 a.m. PST

Great, thanks for the info. These rules along with Gutshot will be the core of my evil plan to get my youngest into wargaming [insert evil laugh here]. thumbs up

mikeygees Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2012 6:55 a.m. PST

Brilliant and completely different….

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