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How did you get into wargaming etc?
zellakDate: Thursday, 24-Apr-2014, 9:28 AM | Message # 21
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Cunninghame didn't exist anymore and had been replaced by North Ayrshire. Summat like that


Really.....maybe we should change it to Ayrshire Clansmen or something ................................... tongue

DEMON : " When next we meet, i shall tear you limb from limb...there will be no escape. "

Hero: " You bring balloon animals and i'll hire a clown..... we can make it a regular party. "
 
CheDate: Thursday, 24-Apr-2014, 6:10 PM | Message # 22
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Che, So did you discover the hobby in a similar way to Z then? or had you had an interest in it long before the poster appeared in the library all those years ago?

I played at school a long, long time ago (1968/69), with friends; then stopped for a bit as we all went our separate ways. Then I started playing boardgames in the early 70s. I read an advert in "The Phoenix", a magazine for boardgamers, in 1978 from the aforementioned David Whyte who was looking for opponents. That's how I met zellak and we've been frenemies [friendly enemies] ever since :). It's been a long time!!

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Valar Morghulis

wacko What does this mean? surprised

Wargamers like to paint their privates!!
 
p1fxDate: Thursday, 24-Apr-2014, 8:50 PM | Message # 23
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Quote zellak ()Valar Morghulis What does this mean?

"all men must die"
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I played at school a long, long time ago (1968/69), with friends; then stopped for a bit as we all went our separate ways. Then I started playing boardgames in the early 70s. I read an advert in "The Phoenix", a magazine for boardgamers, in 1978 from the aforementioned David Whyte who was looking for opponents. That's how I met zellak and we've been frenemies [friendly enemies] ever since :). It's been a long time!!


What became of this David White? did he move away? sounds like he was responsible for you all getting together. What boardgames were you playing at the time?
 
zellakDate: Thursday, 24-Apr-2014, 11:15 PM | Message # 24
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What does this mean?


Its from "Game of Thrones".

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What became of this David White?


He got a job as a cartographer in Edinburgh.
Dont know where Ian Forsythe went....he is a geologist ( he worked in South Africa for a while).

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Hero: " You bring balloon animals and i'll hire a clown..... we can make it a regular party. "
 
p1fxDate: Friday, 25-Apr-2014, 6:14 AM | Message # 25
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He got a job as a cartographer in Edinburgh.

Ah I wonder if he set up a new group over there.

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Its from "Game of Thrones".

And A Song of ice and fire.

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I have a mate who put it on facebook, he is obsessed with both Ice and Fire and Game of thrones.

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CheDate: Friday, 25-Apr-2014, 8:42 PM | Message # 26
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Ian Forsyth was last heard of in Hull.

"All men must die?" my what a cheery group we are.

"God is dead" Just thought I'd throw that bon mot in!

Now I'll go and slit my wrists. (just joking).
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p1fxDate: Friday, 25-Apr-2014, 11:31 PM | Message # 27
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haha
 
zellakDate: Friday, 25-Apr-2014, 11:37 PM | Message # 28
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"All men must die?"


its not a question. huh

Think its a kind of zen/samurai thing.

Where Samurai must be evermindful of their own mortality.

.........................................Prolly why Samurai look so serious all the time. tongue
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Hero: " You bring balloon animals and i'll hire a clown..... we can make it a regular party. "
 
CheDate: Saturday, 26-Apr-2014, 5:07 PM | Message # 29
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I know it's not a question. I was just joshing.

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p1fxDate: Monday, 28-Apr-2014, 6:34 PM | Message # 30
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Anybody else?

Che and Z, So what was your first mini game? and what was your "go to" game prior to that (boardgame/rpg etc)?
 
zellakDate: Monday, 28-Apr-2014, 7:58 PM | Message # 31
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Way back we played a lot of boardgames.

Wooden Ships and Iron Men....Kingmaker......Diplomacy.......A Mighty Fortress.

Are the ones i remember most.

We played D&D to. smile

DEMON : " When next we meet, i shall tear you limb from limb...there will be no escape. "

Hero: " You bring balloon animals and i'll hire a clown..... we can make it a regular party. "
 
p1fxDate: Tuesday, 29-Apr-2014, 3:46 PM | Message # 32
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Wooden Ships and Iron Men....Kingmaker......Diplomacy.......A Mighty Fortress.

Ah cool, interesting to know.

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We played D&D to.

I imagine back then there was quite a few D&D groups in the area, or I would like to think there was anyway.
 
CheDate: Tuesday, 29-Apr-2014, 6:54 PM | Message # 33
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I think the first miniatures game we played was Ancients using WRG rules. Then we branched out into other periods and genres.

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p1fxDate: Tuesday, 29-Apr-2014, 6:58 PM | Message # 34
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Ah cool, for some reason I was sort of thinking it may have been a fantasy wargame, what with the d&d group n all.
 
zellakDate: Tuesday, 29-Apr-2014, 8:16 PM | Message # 35
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We used WRG Ancients 6th edition....they had a bolt-on set of fantasy ideas/rules on the back page.

They were the rules we used when our D&D games moved to the battlefield. smile

We never used WHFB or anything "fantasy".

In fact we didn't get into GW games at all until Banksi and Roddy joined us.

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Hero: " You bring balloon animals and i'll hire a clown..... we can make it a regular party. "
 
p1fxDate: Wednesday, 30-Apr-2014, 12:26 PM | Message # 36
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Ah, so Banksi and Rodders were already into GW games when they joined? When did they join? Unusual that GW games had not sneaked in before that though.
 
CheDate: Wednesday, 30-Apr-2014, 6:04 PM | Message # 37
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Don't remember when Banksi and Roddy joined but it must've been early 80's. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

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p1fxDate: Wednesday, 30-Apr-2014, 6:57 PM | Message # 38
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Don't remember when Banksi and Roddy joined but it must've been early 80's.


So they have been members for a pretty long time then.

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The venue is wheelchair accessible.


Ah just wondered.
 
CheDate: Wednesday, 30-Apr-2014, 10:49 PM | Message # 39
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So they have been members for a pretty long time then.

Yeah. Roddy was an absent friend for a while but couldn't resist and came back into the fold. He doesn't go online at all so won't be able to answer any questions. surprised Banksi is a regular.

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BanksiDate: Thursday, 01-May-2014, 1:22 PM | Message # 40
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Ah, so Banksi and Rodders were already into GW games when they joined?


I would never say Roddy was into GW, he has a pathological hatred of the evil empire, and I'm not too fond of the money grubbers myself, there methods are despicable in persuading young people to part with their money, GW is a cancer that has grown from a cell to a huge tumour
Roddy was into Napoleonics, various rules but Guilders was his favorite, I started playing WRG 1/300th Modern, then drifted onto WRG 7th edition ancients. Both sets of rules were much more complicated/ intricate than the rules we play now.

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