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Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Mar 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

All,

You probably know I'm a big fan of Eureka Miniatures, they've got some really great 15mm Modern troops, of which I own quite a few. I was perusing their website and saw some cool dudes; I didn't really need them, but I thought, why not? I could use some cool bad guy Special Forces; oops, sorry Ivan, I meant good guy Special Forces ;) So I bought a couple packs of Eureka Russians to use as Spetznaz. Not too much, just eight guys.

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And here are the eight troops. Great detail, great poses, no repeats. I based them to be able to use them for desert or temperate.

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A closeup. Here you can see the vests, baklavas, the NVG brackets I painted on the helmets, and the unit patches. For more pics, please check the blog at:
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Pretty cool, yes? Another small set of troops, but they're ready to go. I have another set of these I'm going to do up in Arctic colors and basing; at some point I may even actually play some games with them!

Another weekend without gaming, I'm falling into a bout of deep depression!!! I'm in a bit of a rut; real life has intruded: baseball has started up again, we had a kiddie emergency room issue, and a sibling birthday. Then I've taken on five monstrous painting projects that I've become mired in:

1) 6mm modern UK, Germans, and Canadians
2) 15mm WWII Germans and UK/Canadians
3) 10mm Colonial Brits and various natives
4) 10mm Napoleonic French and Austrians
5) 15mm modern Western and WarPac-style troops and vehicles

Even with all the stuff I've sold lately, it's still too much!!! But the biggest sap on game-playing morale is motivation via inspiration, the kind that comes with scenarios. I've played six games of Operation Dragon Forge (SOF guys chasing bad guys all over the planet), and need to finish it up with two more, but I just can't come up with scenarios and maps. I've got writer's block!

I've done soft hits, hard hits, two-stage, urban, rural, desert, temperate. I need two scenarios, with maps, that end with me catching a bad guy alive, in Malaysia…

V/R,
Jack

Redroom Inactive Member06 Mar 2017 5:57 p.m. PST

Nice looking minis

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 6:19 a.m. PST

Thanks Redroom, I appreciate it.

V/R,
Jack

Defender1 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

Very nice. Will we be seeing them in action soon?

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 9:17 a.m. PST

Thanks man. I certainly hope so!

I'm looking at playing some larger-scale games with these guys, working on the campaign background; it will definitely be part of Cuba Libre, but I'm trying to figure out where.

I want to be able to play temperate/tropical, desert, and winter, all with the same forces, and trying to figure out a way to pull that off. My Cronistria campaign (Balkans Imagi-Nation) doesn't really do desert, and my South Leon campaign (African Imagi-Nation) doesn't really do snow.

Not really sure where I can do green, desert, and snow, other than Afghanistan, and I don't want to do that yet, it's only 1990 in Cuba Libre-land…

My plan is to use 5Core, but in a Force-on Force kinda way, meaning, four- and five-man teams and individual vehicles running around the table, individual shooting and casualties. Sort of large platoon or small company-sized fights. It's number 5 on the list above, still a lot of painting to get done. Though the least painting of any of the projects listed…

V/R,
Jack

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 9:30 a.m. PST

Need two more spec ops scenarios?


Sympathetic local paramilitaries / "El Presidente" troops make a strike on one of the suspected bad guy positions and your spec ops guys are relegated to providing support or advisory roles.
Give a chance to play with some alternate troops in the same campaign and you can make it more of a low tech pitched battle.

Battle takes place in a heavily forested/jungle'd area with the government troops attacking a well fortified position held by somewhat lackluster irregulars.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member07 Mar 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

Ivan,

I like the idea, but it looks like only one, and I need two ;)

But it definitely has me thinking: my guys are going into Malaysia to scoop up a High Value Target. They've left a trail of mayhem in their wake so far (Morocco, Italy, and Lebanon), maybe the Prez decides it would be better to calm things down a bit, not ruffle so many feathers, particularly with an ally/potential ally.

So go bi-lat with Host Nation security forces like you said, to crack the outer shell for mission 1, then my guys go in for the take down in mission 2. I need maps.

I was previously leaning towards a beach, my guys swimming in and coming out of the water to take out perimeter security in mission 1, then the actual take down in mission 2. Still need maps…

V/R,
Jack

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 1:01 p.m. PST

A beach landing would be cool.

Arrive by boat with a 2 man team infiltrated to high ground for overwatch.
"The package" is in a little mansion on the coast with his cartel style guards.


Fr maps, grab google maps, find a random beach in Brazil or some such and go fr it :)

capt jimmi Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

Like it a lot ! .. Russian Spetznaz are to go-to 'do-anything' bad guys.
(..or good guys , if you're the bad guy.)

maps ? does this help ?

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or lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member08 Mar 2017 7:59 a.m. PST

So now I need a boat… ;)

Jimmi Negative man, I need wargame maps. I'm dumb and lazy, looking to capitalize on someone else's work.

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Like this (with respects to the "Trouble at T'Mill" blog).

V/R,
Jack

capt jimmi Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2017 1:11 a.m. PST

Hahaha ! you need 'scenarios for wargames' or 'programmed wargames scenarios' both by CS Grant .
The latter is ideal for the solo wargamer. now OOP , but likely in a library service, at a show/Con, or $$$ on Amazon.

worth it.

Just Jack Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member09 Mar 2017 7:54 a.m. PST

Jimmi,

Yeah man, I hear ya, but those two are too Bleeped texting expensive!!!

In any case, I've got boatloads of scenario books from Britton Publishers, Ambush Alley Games, Skirmish Campaigns, etc…, so I've got hundreds of scenarios in my possession. But I can never get enough, and the trick if finding the one you need when you need it…

Right now I'm playing these super small scenarios, and I'm not finding a lot of stuff out there geared towards that. Especially modern SOF-style scenarios, though I did just hear that Ambush Alley's "Classified" book might have some stuff for me.

V/R,
Jack

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