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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Sat, 18 October 2008 02:23
well.... I GOT MINE!!!!!!!!!! picked up all three today!!!

Hedgerow Hell, Op Overlord, and the long awaited Med Expansion!!!

happy happy joy joy....

gonna be a busy weekend. Woo Hoo!!!
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Sun, 19 October 2008 17:04
Randwulf wrote on Sat, 18 October 2008 03:23

well.... I GOT MINE!!!!!!!!!! picked up all three today!!!

Hedgerow Hell, Op Overlord, and the long awaited Med Expansion!!!

happy happy joy joy....

gonna be a busy weekend. Woo Hoo!!!


You lucky dog! Laughing

I'm still waiting my order to be posted since Hedgerow Hell is still pending in Euro market... Crying or Very Sad

Oh well, hopefully I get mine next week. It's actually funny coincidence that me and my friends started playing overlord scenarios month ago so this overlord expansion is very useful expansion for me. Very Happy
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Tue, 21 October 2008 04:47
My Med arrived today. Looks good.

Promptly played a round of Hellfire Pass with my son -- dynamite scenario! My first two PIAT rolls against tanks turned up stars. Axis won, 6-4, but if the Allies had gotten another turn, they would have played BEL for 3d against a 1-figure infantry and skittered out through an Exit Hex.

I'd post an AAR, but the new scenarios aren't up yet.
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Tue, 21 October 2008 04:57
As a miniatures guy I can only say that the British Infantry figures are very poor. The helmet looks nothing like the flat tin hat it should. Too bad.

Great scenarios and a nice expansion, but the figures after the wait, yuk.

Bill

      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Tue, 21 October 2008 12:44
Hupp234 wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 03:57

As a miniatures guy I can only say that the British Infantry figures are very poor. The helmet looks nothing like the flat tin hat it should. Too bad.

Great scenarios and a nice expansion, but the figures after the wait, yuk.

Bill


Unfortunately I'm not too impressed with the crusader tanks - they look too flat. It would have been better if they were the same height as the panzers. Perhaps the packing tray dictated design?

[Updated on: Thu, 23 October 2008 09:21]

      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Tue, 21 October 2008 14:18
For what its worth, there were no PIATs in NA. They didn't appear until the Sicily campaign. But hey, its a game, right?
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Tue, 21 October 2008 23:35
Now that its available, when will the scenarios be available for download on the Official Scenarios page (along with the new overlords)?
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Wed, 22 October 2008 00:18
They should all be live now.
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Wed, 22 October 2008 04:53
eric wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 18:18

They should all be live now.

And you now have your first AAR.
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Wed, 22 October 2008 23:18
Achtung Panzer wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 11:44

Hupp234 wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 03:57

As a miniatures guy I can only say that the British Infantry figures are very poor. The helmet looks nothing like the flat tin hat it should. Too bad.

Great scenarios and a nice expansion, but the figures after the wait, yuk.

Bill


Unfortunately I'm not too impressed with the crusader tanks - they look too flat. It would have neen better if they were the same height as the panzers. Perhaps the packing tray dictated design?




On top of that they are WRONG. The Crusader only had 5 road wheels a side, not 6 as per the pictures shown on the website.
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Thu, 23 October 2008 11:21
guybee wrote on Wed, 22 October 2008 23:18

Achtung Panzer wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 11:44

Hupp234 wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 03:57

As a miniatures guy I can only say that the British Infantry figures are very poor. The helmet looks nothing like the flat tin hat it should. Too bad.

Great scenarios and a nice expansion, but the figures after the wait, yuk.

Bill


Unfortunately I'm not too impressed with the crusader tanks - they look too flat. It would have neen better if they were the same height as the panzers. Perhaps the packing tray dictated design?




On top of that they are WRONG. The Crusader only had 5 road wheels a side, not 6 as per the pictures shown on the website.


Unfortunately I'll have to agree. The infantry looks more like the " Afrika Korps" than their enemies of the 8th army (helmets), the Crusader tanks have the wrong number of wheels and the AT weapons don't look too hot either. I would have preferred these as " counters" rather than miniatures. Instead they might have made an Italian army consisting of miniatures rather than badges...WEll,.....Frankly I'm a bit disappointed. I'd expected better from DoW.
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Fri, 24 October 2008 05:22
RonB wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 07:18

For what its worth, there were no PIATs in NA. They didn't appear until the Sicily campaign. But hey, its a game, right?


That's ok, the thing looks a whole lot more like a panzerschreck anyway. The thing has a blast shield about half way down the tube. The pictures of the PIAT that I've seen, have never shown a blast shield. Also the front end looks a whole lot more like a panzerschreck.


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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Fri, 24 October 2008 12:34
50th wrote on Fri, 24 October 2008 05:22

RonB wrote on Tue, 21 October 2008 07:18

For what its worth, there were no PIATs in NA. They didn't appear until the Sicily campaign. But hey, its a game, right?


That's ok, the thing looks a whole lot more like a panzerschreck anyway. The think has a blast shield about half way down the tube. The pictures of the PIAT that I've seen, have never shown a blast shield. Also the front end looks a whole lot more like a panzerschreck.


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While indeed the picture looks a lot more like a panzerschreck, this would mean that it would have to have been a captured one which would've been difficult as those weapons are also from 1944 or thereabouts. At least I've never seen or heard about reports of them being used in the desert campaign....
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Fri, 24 October 2008 16:52
yes it has extra wheels... no it is not a bazooka... yes the hats are a little small... But they only have 3 or 4 guys that work on this stuff. They are going to miss a few little things. We are 3 or 4 hundred guys that catch all this little stuff.

I am just glad it's in my hands....

thanks guys...
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Fri, 24 October 2008 16:57
Randwulf wrote on Fri, 24 October 2008 15:52

yes it has extra wheels... no it is not a bazooka... yes the hats are a little small... But they only have 3 or 4 guys that work on this stuff. They are going to miss a few little things. We are 3 or 4 hundred guys that catch all this little stuff.

I am just glad it's in my hands....

thanks guys...


Yes we do seem an ungrateful bunch don't we - but honestly, nothing could be further from the truth! I have played M '44 each night since my Med expansion and Winter/Desert board arrived last Friday.

A really big THANK YOU is due to Dow! Very Happy

[Updated on: Fri, 24 October 2008 16:57]

      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Sat, 25 October 2008 16:51
But the socks guys, just look at the socks! Very Happy
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Sun, 26 October 2008 15:38
I picked up the Med. expansion and the Overlord and Hedge this weekend from my friendly local, and I don't have any complaints.

Although, if the figs aren't historically accurate, I guess it's time we start complaining about two-dimensional terrain tiles. I mean the rules state you can't fire from the other side of a hill, but come on, the hill barely comes up to the feet of my infantry unit.

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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Sun, 26 October 2008 15:42
once you have all the expansions you have plenty of extra tiles... stack some under your hills and Mountains to make them taller??? you can also use an unused token to prop up one side of a hill for the cliff effect...

      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Sun, 26 October 2008 15:45
I guess I'm not as picky about what the figures look like, because I'm not disappointed with the set, but I can see how they look different than the other sets so far. Maybe one of the reasons I don't mind so much is because I have a set of British 8th Army troops on the sideline getting painted for action!

This is the set of figures I chose and I'm planning to paint them similar to the way they are done on Plastic Soldier Review:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.asp?manu=ESC& code=207
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Sun, 26 October 2008 15:49
Randwulf wrote on Sun, 26 October 2008 09:42

once you have all the expansions you have plenty of extra tiles... stack some under your hills and Mountains to make them taller??? you can also use an unused token to prop up one side of a hill for the cliff effect...



Naw, if you manipulate the game pieces too much, then the little plastic armies will just start asking existential questions about the cardboard world they're a part of, and the next thing you know they'll trudge off the board suffering from disillusionment. Smile

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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Thu, 04 December 2008 23:11
Hello guys,

Now you can find here, http://www.daysofwonder.com/fr/mypage/222901/m44
some pictures of the painted figures from expansion "Mediterranean Theater".
Peinture give the figure more "Fun" and hide the small failing of concept of the figures.
What is important now, it's to have more fun in playing scenarios of the desert war with these figures ! Cool

Friendly,
Jdrommel.
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Fri, 05 December 2008 04:24
Very nice those Crusaders!
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Fri, 05 December 2008 14:49
Very nice indeed! What size are the non-DOW tanks, and which manufacturer?
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Fri, 05 December 2008 15:23
Hello,

I can answer for him. We fight smoetimes together. The materials is from SKYTREX 1/200ème scale :

--------- http://www.skytrex.com/ -----------------

It's metal product, no painting of course. I have some, Tigers, Stug III, one Panther, and artillery 105mm Howitzer and german too.

The scale is a good one.

Best regards Cool.
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Tue, 09 December 2008 19:20
Randwulf wrote on Sun, 26 October 2008 10:42

once you have all the expansions you have plenty of extra tiles... stack some under your hills and Mountains to make them taller??? you can also use an unused token to prop up one side of a hill for the cliff effect...


You know, silly as it may sound I think I'll double- or triple-stack hills in my next game, just for the visual impact.

Might make the board awkward, with tiles sliding everywhere. We'll see.
      
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Re:Another plea for the British as expansion 6 Fri, 23 January 2009 06:22
Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

After two and a haft year I finally got my British!!! Plus (by Pendraken) some Churchills, Matildas, Grants and some Humber armored cars for some SFTF. A couple of Bishops self propelled artillery (by Perrin) will arrive soon.

I must say I am happy: the Crusader looks like a Crusader (8th wheel? Who cares?) The 25 pdr looks like one. The Infantry....looks like british!!!! (Apologies to DOW!!!! Very Happy )

The helmet? Look here!

http://www.militaryantiquesmuseum.com/img/Product5666.jpg
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m160/raj-rif/SCAN001.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8d/Ord echarleswingate.jpg/200px-Ordecharleswingate.jpg
http://www.queensroyalsurreys.org.uk/reg_in_india/pictures/f ig13_105.jpg
      
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