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Vis Bellica27 Oct 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Knowing I was in Edinburgh, fellow Lardy Derek Hodge was kind enough to invite me over to the South East Scotland Wargames Club for a game of IABSM.

We played Derek's adaptation of a scenario that I wrote for the Xmas 2005 TwoFatLardies Christmas Special: Moiste Cabbage and a Quick Cognac.

A great game, and played using Derek's 10mm collection rather than my usual 15's.

Find out how Captain Cognac and his gens braves got on by clicking below.



tommyatkins27 Oct 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

I wanted to see if anyone plays naval wargames using the 2D Topside Minis ship tiles?

I am thinking of expanding into naval miniatures and as a starting point I wanted a low cost entry point to "test the waters" before I spend too much money on the hobby. From what I have seen Topside Minis has a vast ship inventory and is certainly cheaper to buy. The ship and aircraft tiles look pretty good too.


Joep12327 Oct 2017 5:41 p.m. PST

I have them and really like the quality.
I have WW2 Pacific and the plan is to use them as "targets" in games of CY6.
We are thinking of doing a Battle of Jutland WWI….I'd use Topside Minis for that too.

d88mm194027 Oct 2017 6:44 p.m. PST

I don't see why not. My friend and I always use 3D ships, usually GHQ, but also CinC and some Panzershiffs (the last one is a great alternative to economic gaming).
My friend insists on aircraft the same scale as the ships, so we buy 1/2400 air from GHQ and Shapeways. The Topside minis use larger scale aircraft, which is fine as it makes it easier to identify them.
Plus you get the added benefit of pre-painted ships.
No real downside, unless you run into a bunch of snobby minis collectors…

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 5:01 a.m. PST

Nice to see the 10s in action (great scale for WW2 tactical gaming), and responding here to Vis Bellica's AAR and link to a France '40 scenario.

Personal logo Mister Tibbles Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2017 9:04 a.m. PST

Yep. They are great for naval games. Highly recommended. The owner is a nice guy to boot.

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