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  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 '13 Moderator

    I think it was an excellent idea. I cannot paint and really like the idea of different coloured Canadian units.
    I would even throw one Canadian Inf in with the mix, if I bought more than 4 UK units in the Purchase phase, to represent Canadian output(a Tank even!).
    I have always been tempted to buy grey Germans too. they would make perfect Satellite nations for the Eastern Front.

    I am spoilt now that HBG have a European outlet.
    I shall continue to dream of multitudes of multi-coloured troops….


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @wittmann:

    I think it was an excellent idea. I cannot paint and really like the idea of different coloured Canadian units.
    I would even throw one Canadian Inf in with the mix, if I bought more than 4 UK units in the Purchase phase, to represent Canadian output(a Tank even!).
    I have always been tempted to buy grey Germans too. they would make perfect Satellite nations for the Eastern Front.

    I am spoilt now that HBG have a European outlet.
    I shall continue to dream of multitudes of multi-coloured troops….

    Speaking of German pieces, I just bought a whole grey German army, in case I want my German forces to be grey, instead of black. I will also use the grey units for my Hungarian forces in the Global '39 game. I bought 10 sets grey German sets, 10 grey axis minor sets and all the old grey units from past axis and allies games. You should see my grey army. It huge now. It not as big as my black German Army.

    My Japanese army is by far my largest. I couldn’t decide on what colors, so I bought them all.  😄


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    @Variable:

    @John:

    Coach, what is the difference in the Boxed version of Midway versus  the one available now?

    The boxed game will have a very similar map. Shrunk down a bit for publishing purposes. Probably touched up a bit by a professional. All of the sculpts for the game will be more or less unique and special. The rules will be completely new. Right now they are an extrapolation of Larry’s Guadalcanal rules. But for us to publish the game, it’s only right that we come up with something unique. The naval rules being developed for the boxed game will carry over to other HBG naval games as well making a game system.

    Are you also using a “battle box” for the dice like in Guadalcanal?


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13

    knp7765, Did you prime your German pieces first.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13

    :?


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    @SS:

    knp7765, Did you prime your German pieces first.

    Prime them? Isn’t that basically putting a coat of paint on them followed by another coat of paint? I understand putting a coat of primer on when you are painting something like a car or house, but never quite got the hang of it for models and such. Maybe a little impatience on my part.
    What I did was paint them the gunship grey on each side, allowed them to dry, then gave each side a coating of dull coat. So far this has worked just fine on all the non-infantry pieces. I do have a slight problem with the rifles on the infantry pieces. I have noticed on a few pieces where a little of the paint has chipped off there.
    Probably wouldn’t have that problem if I did go to the trouble of priming them, but like I mentioned, I’m impatient.


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13

    Ok thanks. I’ll putz with it.



  • A word from your friendly neighborhood contractor: part of the point of using primer is that it helps hide the imperfections on a wall or piece of wood as well as providing a great first coat. Using primer on models would hide the imperfections we call awesome detail. So you really shouldn’t use the stuff.



  • This set is Facilities Set and will be available in 9 colors: German Black, Light Grey, Brown, ANZAC grey, Russian Brown, French Blue, White, Japanese Orange, Italian Brown, U.S. Green. <–-- from the HBG website.

    What’s the difference between Brown, Italian Brown and Russian Brown? Oh and it’s not being done in UK Tan?


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    Well, I know Russian brown is quite a bit darker than Italian brown. As for the one simply marked “brown”, that may be UK tan, as sometimes tan is called a light brown. Not totally sure on that one, but it’s a fair guess.

    I just noticed that German Dark Grey isn’t listed either. While I kind of would like facilities in each nation’s color, I might stay with just light grey for all nation’s facilities. Really like the looks of the major and minor ICs.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    The US supplement set comes in two new colors now, orange and white, for those that have not heard. I just bought some for my neutral and Dutch support. 🙂


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    @John:

    The US supplement set comes in two new colors now, orange and white, for those that have not heard. I just bought some for my neutral and Dutch support. 🙂

    WTF! HBG why are you trying to destroy my wallet? Now I have to buy even more units! LOL GOOD JOB HBG!

    Thanks JB. Though you may need to PM your address so I can send you some of my bills to pay so I can buy more units my friend.


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    @toblerone77:

    @John:

    The US supplement set comes in two new colors now, orange and white, for those that have not heard. I just bought some for my neutral and Dutch support. 🙂

    WTF! HBG why are you trying to destroy my wallet? Now I have to buy even more units! LOL GOOD JOB HBG!

    Thanks JB. Though you may need to PM your address so I can send you some of my bills to pay so I can buy more units my friend.

    Yeah, I just went there and went a little nuts myself. You know what’s funny about items that are “on sale”? You get in there and think “Oh man, these are great deals. I’ve got to take advantage of them!” then you end up spending more than you would if everything were regular price. Granted, you got more great stuff, but you sure didn’t save any money. It’s a total “mind-screw”.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @toblerone77:

    @John:

    The US supplement set comes in two new colors now, orange and white, for those that have not heard. I just bought some for my neutral and Dutch support. 🙂

    WTF! HBG why are you trying to destroy my wallet? Now I have to buy even more units! LOL GOOD JOB HBG!

    Thanks JB. Though you may need to PM your address so I can send you some of my bills to pay so I can buy more units my friend.

    LOL, sorry man, I thought you all would want to know that there is new units. I know what you mean. There was a place on my jeans that used to have a pocket and a wallet, and now it is in the South Pacific, near the Dutch East Indies. 😄


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @knp7765:

    @toblerone77:

    @John:

    The US supplement set comes in two new colors now, orange and white, for those that have not heard. I just bought some for my neutral and Dutch support. 🙂

    WTF! HBG why are you trying to destroy my wallet? Now I have to buy even more units! LOL GOOD JOB HBG!

    Thanks JB. Though you may need to PM your address so I can send you some of my bills to pay so I can buy more units my friend.

    Yeah, I just went there and went a little nuts myself. You know what’s funny about items that are “on sale”? You get in there and think “Oh man, these are great deals. I’ve got to take advantage of them!” then you end up spending more than you would if everything were regular price. Granted, you got more great stuff, but you sure didn’t save any money. It’s a total “mind-screw”.

    Man, it happens all the time. I even bought the Gurkha Division Marker Set. I just can’t help myself. I got to have it. 🙂


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    @knp7765:

    @toblerone77:

    @John:

    The US supplement set comes in two new colors now, orange and white, for those that have not heard. I just bought some for my neutral and Dutch support. 🙂

    WTF! HBG why are you trying to destroy my wallet? Now I have to buy even more units! LOL GOOD JOB HBG!

    Thanks JB. Though you may need to PM your address so I can send you some of my bills to pay so I can buy more units my friend.

    Yeah, I just went there and went a little nuts myself. You know what’s funny about items that are “on sale”? You get in there and think “Oh man, these are great deals. I’ve got to take advantage of them!” then you end up spending more than you would if everything were regular price. Granted, you got more great stuff, but you sure didn’t save any money. It’s a total “mind-screw”.

    Spot on for me too man! Seriously though It’s been hard I didn’t buy any units this month and I usually buy $20-$150 bucks worth a month.


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    @John:

    @toblerone77:

    @John:

    The US supplement set comes in two new colors now, orange and white, for those that have not heard. I just bought some for my neutral and Dutch support. 🙂

    WTF! HBG why are you trying to destroy my wallet? Now I have to buy even more units! LOL GOOD JOB HBG!

    Thanks JB. Though you may need to PM your address so I can send you some of my bills to pay so I can buy more units my friend.

    LOL, sorry man, I thought you all would want to know that there is new units. I know what you mean. There was a place on my jeans that used to have a pocket and a wallet, and now it is in the South Pacific, near the Dutch East Indies. 😄

    LOL! Yeah I’m going to slow down for my own good for a bit. Thanks though for posting that info on the new colors.


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    @HBG. I believe a really good item you gents could sell would be a vinyl map but with very minimal details except for borders, names and sea zones. You could even call it a “House Rules/Customizer Map” maybe even package it with markers and tokens.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @toblerone77:

    @John:

    @toblerone77:

    @John:

    The US supplement set comes in two new colors now, orange and white, for those that have not heard. I just bought some for my neutral and Dutch support. 🙂

    WTF! HBG why are you trying to destroy my wallet? Now I have to buy even more units! LOL GOOD JOB HBG!

    Thanks JB. Though you may need to PM your address so I can send you some of my bills to pay so I can buy more units my friend.

    LOL, sorry man, I thought you all would want to know that there is new units. I know what you mean. There was a place on my jeans that used to have a pocket and a wallet, and now it is in the South Pacific, near the Dutch East Indies. 😄

    LOL! Yeah I’m going to slow down for my own good for a bit. Thanks though for posting that info on the new colors.

    Your welcome my friend! Glad to feed your addiction, LOL. 😄


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @toblerone77:

    @HBG. I believe a really good item you gents could sell would be a vinyl map but with very minimal details except for borders, names and sea zones. You could even call it a “House Rules/Customizer Map” maybe even package it with markers and tokens.

    I would like one with no values, so you can have a lot of “what if?” scenarios. That way you can put the value of a territory for your home games, yourself?

    What if there were major factories in Brazil, Spain, Egypt, Iran or China?

    What if Iceland, the Azores, Malta, Crete, Madagascar, Fiji and the Caroline Islands were even more valuable and they developed secret major factories?

    Just some thoughts!

    You can have a lot of crazy scenarios. 😄


  • 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 '14 Customizer '13 '12 '11 '10

    @John:

    Your welcome my friend! Glad to feed your addiction, LOL.

    There are plenty of addictions out there which are far more expensive, and which are also quite damaging to one’s health, so in my opinion being a piece junkie is quite a sensible choice if one is going to get hooked on something.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @CWO:

    @John:

    Your welcome my friend! Glad to feed your addiction, LOL.

    There are plenty of addictions out there which are far more expensive, and which are also quite damaging to one’s health, so in my opinion being a piece junkie is quite a sensible choice if one is going to get hooked on something.

    I agree. My wife says it keeps me home and out of trouble. 😄


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/HBG-Battle-Pieces–WW2-Axis-Minor-2-Germany_p_1667.html

    One question I have is why this is being called Axis Minor Set 2?

    Virtually all sculpts were exclusively or almost exclusively of German design/use. Is there some reason this is not being called German Supplemental or something?

    I suppose it is not a big deal, but having a new Tiger I, He-111, Graf Zeppelin and Bismarck sure seem like they should be in a primarily German set.

    Simply an issue of semantics, but I am very glad that we are getting them.


  • 2018 2017 2016 2015 Customizer

    @Yavid:

    A word from your friendly neighborhood contractor: part of the point of using primer is that it helps hide the imperfections on a wall or piece of wood as well as providing a great first coat. Using primer on models would hide the imperfections we call awesome detail. So you really shouldn’t use the stuff.

    Not necessarily true. I have primed all of my pieces and the detail still comes out. It all depends how you prime and how you pull the details out of the sculpt.

    Priming does a few things for you (subject to your preferences):

    • Serves as a base for your other layers of paint and creates a better sticking surface than the bare plastic (do wash your pieces with dish soap before painting or priming)

    • Black primer builds in a base shadow to the piece which can be very helpful for getting into the cracks without using a wash

    • White primer tends to make your other colors exhibit their true, bright color. Black primer may require another coat or two for the same effect

    • Primer can be any color you want, it just depends how you are layering the sculpt

    • Spray priming is always preferable on pieces of this size; you can get a very thin and even coat with either airbrushed primer or aerosol can. Priming with straight up paint on a brush will clog up all the detail areas of your pieces



  • @LHoffman:

    @Yavid:

    A word from your friendly neighborhood contractor: part of the point of using primer is that it helps hide the imperfections on a wall or piece of wood as well as providing a great first coat. Using primer on models would hide the imperfections we call awesome detail. So you really shouldn’t use the stuff.

    Not necessarily true. I have primed all of my pieces and the detail still comes out. It all depends how you prime and how you pull the details out of the sculpt.

    Priming does a few things for you (subject to your preferences):

    • Serves as a base for your other layers of paint and creates a better sticking surface than the bare plastic (do wash your pieces with dish soap before painting or priming)

    • Black primer builds in a base shadow to the piece which can be very helpful for getting into the cracks without using a wash

    • White primer tends to make your other colors exhibit their true, bright color. Black primer may require another coat or two for the same effect

    • Primer can be any color you want, it just depends how you are layering the sculpt

    • Spray priming is always preferable on pieces of this size; you can get a very thin and even coat with either airbrushed primer or aerosol can. Priming with straight up paint on a brush will clog up all the detail areas of your pieces

    I should have made something clear earlier sorry. I have never painted models or even plastic. I was only speaking to the purpose of primer and how (in theory) that effects painting models. Sorry should have said that in the original post.


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