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MechCommander
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:16 am    Post subject: World War 1 Micro Armor Reply with quote

GHQ any possibility of doing some WW1 Micro armor? that way we can do trench warfare use early tanks and biplane aircraft. sounds like a good idea?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great idea. You currently can get this at Shapeways, but it is expensive. Would be nice to have HOW's quality.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, GHQ has done the FT-17 in the past, so it would only be natural to do stuff like the MK 5 male and female tanks, and soft skins based around the Model T fords.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention the German A7V, French St. Chamond and another which name I can't recall, and some tracked artillery, as well. And armored cars.

There is a good range of vehickes to choose from.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shush you guys before GHQ takes notice and makes my wallet hurt. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not only biplanes but also monoplanes (e.g., Morane Saulnier L & Fokker E.1) and triplanes (e.g., Sopwith Triplane & Fokker Dr.1).
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For ground vehicles - Wikipedia has a fairly good list:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_combat_vehicles_of_World_War_I

There was a surprising variety of trucks and cars used for general transport - besides the ol' Model T. The LIberty Truck - FWD and a few others from the USA, along with a variety of designs from all of the other combatants.

Aircraft - well - variety again. Almost overwhelming there. Britain, France and Germany easily created a absurd range of aircraft during the war. Just Sopwith along had a bunch of different designs besides the Camel and Pup.

For ground troops you could, to a point, use early WW2 Brits and French and maybe even Germans since some aspects of their kit hadn't changed that much. Even some of the same guns were in use like the Lee-Enfield rifle and the slightly shorter Mauser 98K.

At this scale, it might be difficult to tell the difference...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping not to step on GHQ's toes as I doubt they are getting into WWI any time soon. H&R, Scotia and Irregular make WWI vehicles. H&R are good second line and Scotia are also pretty good. Irregular disappoint in my opinion. Scotia and Irregular have lots more pictures on their sites than H&R so it makes comparisons easier. Baccus 6mm also makes WWI but I am not as familiar with the line.

As for aircraft there is a very wide mix out there. CinC, H&R, Raiden (Goblintooth?), and a few others can be found. There are also lots of lesser known planes on Shapeways but that is a costly option. Best is Google the name of the plane you are looking for with either 6 (as in 6mm) of 285 or 300 in the inquiry and be prepared for packs of 300 minis (usually 1/72nd scale) at a time!

I have been looking in these directions lately IF I get into Russian Civil war. Looking to play a few games using counters before I buy yet more minis.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did make the same suggestion few months ago but unlike this post it was not well received
I guess its not the subject but the author.
As to ww1 it would be better in 10mm like napleonics as its mostly infantry with armoured vehicles and field guns sprinkled in

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GHQ can't keep up with demand in the ranges it already has and WW1 is already well-covered in this scale. I don't know how much of a seller WW1 land warfare would be with American buyers either and they form a big chunk of what GHQ does. Unless GHQ is going to expand its capacity, this would have to be at the expense of current ranges so what ranges are you prepared to sacrifice to get this?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Fireball I made this suggestion several years ago in 2014 suggesting GHQ capitalize on the 100 year anniversary of WWI. I got ZERO support from the forum and a total shut down from GHQ itself. It was only when I suggested that the resources going into the fantasy 1947 range would be better spent on WWI products that would be guaranteed to sell that the forum woke up and attacked me. Yet we have not seen any new 47 models in a few years so how well can the line be selling? And if WWI was such a non seller as GHQ told me, why has nearly every single major wargame company produced huge arrays of WWI products over the last 5 years? From books to models to boardgames to miniatures? Some are still cranking out new WWI sets even in scales close to GHQs. Personally I have spent severeal hundred dollars over the last 4 years with Shapeways on 6mm WWI products. OK that was my yearly post on the forum. Attack and shout away guys...I'll read it all the next time Im on here in 2020.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Fireball and Jason...

Perhaps the recent anniversary of the Armistice has awakened some interest, although one would think the anniversary of the commencement of hostilities would have done that, as well. Folks just don't know as much about WWI as they do WWII and modern warfare. There haven't been the movies or other media treatment, certainly not about armor in WWI.

I would like to see a WW I series, although I can't say I would but more than a pack per type to serve as examples.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arenít you guys at least happy the subject is generating interest ... even if it was not your thread? Sometimes people donít respond (itís happened to me), it is a bummer but thatís the way of the forum. Less to do with the author and more to do with who is on the forum at what time, in my opinion.

I would think it would be hard to set up a whole new line rather than just supplementing existing stuff (plenty of things to be done in cold war and modern era yet). I would be interested in WW1 but only if there was a reasonably substantial initial offering of choices.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm happy to see it. That's what the forum is for - an exchange of information and ideas.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry that I missed the earlier threads about WWI. I'd love it if GHQ did WWI aircraft but I doubt it'll ever happen. I think they're mostly marketing towards mobile warfare of WWII and moderns. WWI is mostly infantry assaults on static defenses unless you count the eastern front. As others have noted Scotia, Heroics & Ros, and now Baccus have ranges for WWI, just not up to GHQ standards. I've seen a lot of pics of H&R aircraft and many say they're the best and least fiddly of the 6mm ones. Shapeways has a lot of selection and looks good but you get shapeways prices. Just sayin.
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