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other Miniatures gaming

PostPosted: Fri 22 Nov 2013 03:58
by Albireo
mcb1968 was promoting Miniatures for Starfire,

http://www.starfiredesign.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2117&start=20#p27288

So I decided to read more about miniatures gaming. :)
I had a friend who would buy and paint a lot of miniatures,
and then he would go the hobby gaming store to fight out Napoleonic era battles,
other early European battles,
Civil War era battles on a table top with pretty felt terrain on a large table top.


1.
Learned some new things. :geek:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miniature_wargaming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_wargaming

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_warship_combat

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_wargaming


2.
Miniatures on Re-imagined Battlestar Galactica 2005 Season 1 episode 10 "The Hand of God"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hand_of_God_(2004_Battlestar_Galactica)#Production

http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/War_Room

http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/File:Bsg-1-10.jpg

http://media.battlestarwiki.org/images/6/62/Bsg-1-10.jpg


Battlestar Galactica 2006 episode 24 Resurrection Ship, Part I

http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/File:ResurrectionShip_SituationRoom.jpg

http://media.battlestarwiki.org/images/1/19/ResurrectionShip_SituationRoom.jpg

http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/File:Resurrection_Ship_attack_plans.jpg

http://media.battlestarwiki.org/images/a/a7/Resurrection_Ship_attack_plans.jpg


3.
I remember seeing a movie about the Battle of Britain.
The movie showed miniature aircraft squadrons on a large planning table.
Luftwaffe aircraft were detected by the British Chain Home system,
and RAF fighters were deployed to intercept.


4.
Miniatures used in real life to efficiently control dangerous flight deck operations on an aircraft carrier.

http://www.airspacemag.com/military-aviation/How_Things_Work_The_Ouija_Board.html

looks like operators working on various combat sensors . . .

http://science.howstuffworks.com/aircraft-carrier5.htm

click on individual images for large size views

Australians visiting USS George Washington.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_090716-N-6233C-155_Lt._Cmdr._Eric_Harrington,_aircraft_handling_officer,_aboard_the_aircraft_carrier_USS_George_Washington_(CVN_73),_explains_the_positioning_of_planes_on_the_flight_deck_using_the_Ouija_board.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_040922-N-4374S-003_Flight_Deck_Handling_Officer,_Lt._Cmdr._Daryl_Walls_assigned_to_the_aircraft_carrier_USS_John_F._Kennedy_(CV_67),_monitors_overall_operation_on_the_ouija_board_during_flight_operations.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_081108-N-2456S-175_Aviation_Boatswain's_Mate_(Handling)_Juciara_Bramusse,_from_Minas_Gerais,_Brazil,_assigns_aircraft_to_the_ouija_board_in_Flight_Deck_Control_as_they_taxi_the_flight_deck_aboard_the_aircraft_carrier_US.jpg

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_070520-N-9928E-003_Aviation_Boatswain's_Mate_Airman_Jason_Skonieczny_plots_aircraft_movements_on_the_Ouija_board_in_hangar_deck_control,_.jpg


5.
Drop your jaw for this incredible video show and tell.
look for the UFO. :o

http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/exhibit/video/5-minutes-wunderland

I am not sure, but I think there are more than one of these types of museums in the world.

Re: other Miniatures gaming

PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013 12:32
by Albireo

Re: other Miniatures gaming

PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov 2013 18:36
by whartung
One of my favorite miniature gaming anecdotes that I have heard was about a player that was placing amazingly accurate shots on his opponent.

The basic premise was you had mini warships on the floor, and a game mechanic was that the attacking player must call out the range to fire his cannon, then the ranges were measured out to see how good the estimate was and then damage was applied.

A typical approach was that the attacker would fire across several ranges, ideally "bracketing" the target, hoping one or more of his barrage would hit.

In this one instance however, the attacking player was particularly accurate, accurate enough that he wasn't even bothering to bracket. He would call out the range and be dead on target with high regularity.

In the end, it turned out that the players "secret" was simply realizing that the floor they were playing on was covered with 12" tiles, so the ships were effectively playing on graph paper. He was simply the only player that realized it early.

Always struck me as funny.

Re: other Miniatures gaming

PostPosted: Fri 13 Dec 2013 19:18
by southwestforests
whartung wrote: He was simply the only player that realized it early.

:D There's one in every crowd.

Re: other Miniatures gaming

PostPosted: Sat 23 Aug 2014 05:43
by Albireo

Re: other Miniatures gaming

PostPosted: Wed 27 Aug 2014 17:05
by tdh8192
whartung wrote:One of my favorite miniature gaming anecdotes that I have heard was about a player that was placing amazingly accurate shots on his opponent.

The basic premise was you had mini warships on the floor, and a game mechanic was that the attacking player must call out the range to fire his cannon, then the ranges were measured out to see how good the estimate was and then damage was applied.

A typical approach was that the attacker would fire across several ranges, ideally "bracketing" the target, hoping one or more of his barrage would hit.

In this one instance however, the attacking player was particularly accurate, accurate enough that he wasn't even bothering to bracket. He would call out the range and be dead on target with high regularity.

In the end, it turned out that the players "secret" was simply realizing that the floor they were playing on was covered with 12" tiles, so the ships were effectively playing on graph paper. He was simply the only player that realized it early.

Always struck me as funny.

Sounds like Seekrieg IV to me. One of the methods in that game to determine hits was the range estimation method, as described by Whartung above.

One member of my gaming group actually built a sextant from heavy cardstock and used it to quite accurately find the range to targets. He couldn't (or didn't want to) understand the objections from other players when their ships were being hit on the second salvo.

Re: other Miniatures gaming

PostPosted: Sat 21 Nov 2015 04:51
by aramis
I loved reading Little Wars - the first commercially published minis gaming as entertainment rules.

The troop elimination was 1:1 in base to base.
The canon fire resolution was to use the projectile throwing toy cannons in scale. Aim it, fire it. If it touched a toy soldier he died.

Re: other Miniatures gaming

PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2016 20:44
by LordKron
Sorry I haven't been around much lately but I'm currently doing demos for the 40k Battle for Vedros collection. It's essentially QSR for 40k. Space Marines vs Orks. Limited number of units (currently) and the rules are all of 2 pages long (the data sheets for the units is another page). In addition to demos, I've been play testing other units and weapons for Space Marines and showing players how they can adapt their existing armies to Battle for Vedros standards to teach new players 40k.