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79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 8:42 a.m. PST

I picked up some Ice Station Zebra type figures for a little skirmish game. I just added some more Inuits and some civilian worker types with a variety of firearms and hand weapons to the mix. I still have to order some caveman types from Lucid Eye. And then, yesterday, it struck me. Maybe add some of those great Perry Retreat From Moscow figures… A time warp or wormhole or whatever has my 70s/80s vintage Ice Station figures come across soldiers from the Grande Armee, maybe fleeing from the above-mentioned cavemen? And I still have to order some prehistoric animals… This is turning into way more than I bargained for.

HMS Exeter16 Nov 2021 8:58 a.m. PST

You've heard of Scale Creep.
You're pioneering Scenario Creep.

Now, where can you get a 28mm Skate Class nuclear boat?

olicana16 Nov 2021 9:04 a.m. PST


Stop eating cardboard game counters printed with strawberries, they are not game counters.

Personal logo The Virtual Armchair General Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 10:33 a.m. PST

79th PA!

I don't know what you're on, but I could use a full case of it.


Oddball16 Nov 2021 11:27 a.m. PST

Too much is never enough!

Rock on, get some more!

Lazyworker Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 12:09 p.m. PST

New to wargaming?

Welcome brother 70th PA!

Wait until you get a buddy with a Dr. Who or Judge Dredd collection. I have a friend with both. And he also is a Jules Verne fan.

Hollow earth scenarios for all!

It is the way.


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 12:18 p.m. PST

Not to mention if you get a Skate class sub you should try for a Hotel class as well!

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2021 10:24 p.m. PST

You post that like that is a bad thing.

Got aliens?


Adolf and his Arctic/Antarctic troopers and secret submarine/anti-grav saucer base?

Delta Force, Canadian Special Forces, or US Navy Seals?

Russian/Soviet Spetznaz?

Leopard Seals and Polar Bears?

Swedish Bikini Team?

The Thing, ………………………???

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 7:20 a.m. PST

Yes to US and Russian troops as well as civilians/scientists, and working on some other items. This went from an impulse buy lark to a full-blown project.

mildbill17 Nov 2021 7:25 a.m. PST

Aint this hobby grand.

Porthos17 Nov 2021 8:20 a.m. PST

Has anyone already told you about Eureka's Nazy pterodactyles ? (;-)). They, and Germans on dinosaurs, are here:

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 9:04 a.m. PST

I am aware of them, but I had forgotten about them.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2021 12:48 p.m. PST

I also read that there is a species of lizards that live in the cold, so that puts lizard men into play.

Covert Walrus17 Nov 2021 1:47 p.m. PST

79thPA, I salute you.

From a small acorn you have grown a forest of wargaming ideas.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2021 8:17 p.m. PST

I forgot about my monks with Tommy guns. The Church is interested in what's going on.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa24 Nov 2021 9:09 a.m. PST

Project spiraling out of control

Isn't that the definition of pretty much every wargaming project?

blackjack07127 Nov 2021 8:55 a.m. PST

Wait. Hang on a minute. This isn't how gaming projects are supposed to go?!

badger2201 Dec 2021 4:52 a.m. PST

If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing!

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