KNP & Others,
Thanks Moose. I like D6 a lot. but I also like after-market units. You point is well stated as well as IL’s. thanks for your input!
––I agree with the above stated opinions. Although I have some very nice and not inexspensive D6 dice, I will have NO PROBLEM in leaving them behind when I go to a D12 system. I want to get all of the new HBG/FMG/OOB units for ALL players before I make the change to a D12 system with my gang. I’m also trying to get everything modified/detailed/painted too,….but will make the D-12 switch as soon as I get all of the units. D12 sounds like a BIG improvement to me!
I’m with you on this one Tall Paul. I already have some very interesting ideas on how to work in all the various units provided to us by HBG, and that is still using a D6 system. I have also been tinkering with some ideas in a D12 system. The only problem there is I love my FMG combat dice.
Before I actually implement my ideas though, I want to wait until at least the big 5 have supplement sets (USA, USSR, UK, Germany and Japan). We have stuff for four of them and the UK should be coming up in a few months. It will be available in ANZAC grey so that takes care of them as well. With Italy, I can work in the FMG pieces and they will be more or less as complete as the other nations. Not too worried about France since they usually don’t buy anything and China is pretty much relegated to infantry.
––Over the last year or so IL has developed many good “new unit” rules and A/D/M/C factors and opened up them up for discussion/improvement. It would be worth your time to dig up the threads as they really have some gems of intelligence/logic/simplicity. I agree with about 95% of what IL has ended up with and plan to use them, as well as some additional HRs of my own, for some (hopefully) “Improved” games.
––I’m also looking towards one day having a land/sea/air game of the entire SOLOMON ISLANDS played on a map the size of a full global game board It will be versital enough to have different smaller games played using the same map(s), too,….like “Coral Sea”, “Invasion-Port Moresby”, “Attack on Rabaul”, etc..