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> Naval wargaming, Mostly WW2 but also including Napoleonic and Brown water stuff
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post Jun 17 2020, 10:25 AM
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Lucky I have one of those perpetual licenses for SKUP. Downloaded the latest 2020 Pro version. But am not in a hurry to rectify the perceived "faulty" STL files. Happy enough to continue printing out the aphract triremes as that's all I need for the planned Salamis naval game.

Switching also to Naumachiae for my naval rules Ancients. Haven't played them but browsed through the pages and found them a lot more interesting and involved than the quick play set I downloaded recently. Rules compliment the scale -- 1/1200 (coauthor is the owner and creator of Langton Miniatures) so the pedigree (especially in the details) should be a recommendation.

Printing is slow with lots of bad prints. I won't blame my outdated printer (ten years old now) but for every run of decent enough prints I get the occasional run of bad prints where it's just a waste of filament. Oh well...

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Of the twenty-two printed over the past two days, two are the heavier cataphract triremes. Fifty-odd to go. Cheers.

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post Jun 17 2020, 10:44 AM
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Forgot to add that I will be conducting another solo historical campaign between two fictional city-states set on the Peloponnesian peninsular. I'll be using two rulesets: Hoplomachia (15mm) for my land warfare component and Naumachiae (1/1200) for the naval part. Both rules are outside the scope of what is current and/or popular for wargaming these days. Or maybe they are equally as popular but not well known? Don't think it really matters. I like both sets because they express (to me) exactly that flavour of the period which is what historical gaming is all about, no? Right from conducting a sacrifice before going into battle (Hoplomachia) and raking oars (Naumachiae). These are little things but they add up and paint an appealing picture for this geriatric wargamer. Cheers.

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post Jun 21 2020, 02:59 AM
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Heyup. Just checking and letting those interested to know that this will probably be my last post here as I'm heading back to my blogsite and continue posting stuff from now on. Catch you guys around. Take care. Link.


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