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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's always been an Italian design 'thing' - pretty and quick but a little flimsy.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pleasantly surprised that the World War II Italians are receiving, relatively speaking, so many votes (like 3). I think it would be great expansion to the World War II offerings. It seems like the minor nations have a very thin bench (in term of existing offerings) whereas offerings for the major players are starting to get into very limited/one off type of units ... don’t get me wrong I like those units but I prefer more choices with the minor nations.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes - it's interesting to look at the votes so far. My thoughts are :

- Only 18 people have voted, which is a little disappointing.
- I put a note on the Facebook page referencing this forum and there were no extra votes that came in as a result.

- Nothing in Cold War/Vietnam has more than 1 vote and the items wanted are less mainstream so that leads me to conclude that these gamers are generally happy with the existing offerings. There's some love for expanding the Middle East wars ranges but the rest seems to be for deepening a particular nation's T&OE which may well be damned in practice by the the economics of production, except for US forces.

- I can't see GHQ producing 1/285 spacecraft - they would just be too expensive as they are just too big.

- Ultra-Modern is always a little different as countries are bringing out new vehicles all the time. A lot of the votes here for new equipment for the major armies seem a dead cert for GHQ to produce over the next few years and I can't see anything that probably isn't a good candidate on that list. (after all, if GHQ will produce a Zombie pack, even my vote for Yak-mounted infantry stands a chance and people do love novelty units!).

- W47 seems a bit of a dead duck these days but I could see the Conqueror and Korean war stuff having some mileage, as well as some of the aircraft.

- WW2 has a lot of mileage left with plenty of vehicles and aircraft yet to be produced. Some aircraft and ships are clearly far too large for 1/285 (both in scale and cost) and there is strong competition on the ship side these days so that affects the likelihood of production. Obviously there is a very strong market for US forces and the Shermans discussion shows that there is a market for a great depth of detail that perhaps you wouldn't get when discussing T-34 variants, for example. The demand for smaller nation's forces continues - I think the attraction here is that they are different and that they are more manageable as you need less types of vehicles and a smaller quantity to build up a representative force.

I think it's also worth commenting on what isn't there :

WW2 Pacific theatre doesn't seem popular and I put that down to there being a less interesting range of vehicles and it being more of an infantry war (which probably lends itself more to larger scales). It isn't just a US thing either as I don't see votes for Australian vehicles etc.

I'm surprised GHQ has steered away for the 'Engineer' Infantry packs for WW2 for so long - these seem an obvious omission to add interest for wargaming and competitors are into these units in a big way due to the fundamental impact they have on combat. Equally, Churchill 'funnies' are an odd exclusion for the same reason. GHQ has done a great job filling out support vehicles like supply and engineering trucks in recent years so I feel that engineers have got to be coming soon. The Russian heavy artillery tractors also seem like they are long overdue based on recent trends.

Anyway, encourage your friends to vote and feel free to switch your votes as new projects occur to you!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I am realistic, about the only thing I expect to see from my list is, MAYBE, the M48A1. It requires a new hull with back deck grills, but can use the A1 turret. As you observed, however, the '47 series was a fad that has passed.

Perhaps the M1 tank turret test bed could come in as a counter to the Armata. I'm ready to give up on the rest. I don't see GHQ willingly giving up on that awful M577 w/track extension and giving us a real one and the rest of my wishes are likely too esoteric. Not worth their time.

There may be a wave of next -generation combat vehicles coming out and GHQ is probably going to respond to that rather than make any prototype-only stuff. I will likely delete it all after this year. I have plenty to spend money on as it is
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn’t agree more CG, the ww2 engineering packs seem like a huge omission. It is striking Because I assume they would sell well. Same with Marines from nations other than US...

I think you hit the nail on the head with the Pacific - largely infantry battles with what I think would be difficult terrain to produce for the war gaming table.

As to the votes, why don’t we set up a system like trading carbon credits? I’d gladly give my modern vote to done for their neglected ww2 vote... haha

Not complaining GHQ, just greedy for more.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW2
(US) M6 heavy tank
(US) M22 Locust light tank


W47 / Early Cold War (1945-53)
(US) M38 Wolfhound armored car
(US) LVT-3C
(US) M65 Atomic Cannon
(UK) Black Prince tank
(France) ARL 44 tank


Vietnam / Cold War (1954-1992)
(US) LVTH-6 - 105mm howitzer variant of LVTP-5
(US) T92 light tank - almost was
(US) M44 155mm SPH
(US) M52 105mm SPH
(US) M53 155mm SPH


Ultra Modern / Extended Cold War
(France) EBRC Jaguar - coming soon
(US) M8 AGS - almost was
(US) M2001 Crusader - almost was
(US) LAV-AD - LAV air defense variant
(W. Germany) Marder 2 IFV - almost was, cancelled in 1992

I kind of feel a little bad about the Ultra Modern "almost was", but then I remember the W47 line.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest update :

Period Votes Nation Item Note

Cold War/Vietnam 1 Britain Humber Pig with turret
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Canada AVGP Cougar
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Canada AVGP Grizzly
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Canada AVGP Husky
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Canada Avro Lancaster Mk.10AR
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Canada CF101 Voodoo
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Commonwealth Infantry Pack with SLR and Bush Hat
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Czechoslovakia Dana M1 SPG
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Czechoslovakia M53 / 59 Praga 30mm SPAA
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Egypt/Syria 1967/73 war Infantry Heavy Weapons Pack
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Egypt/Syria 1967/73 war Infantry Pack
Cold War/Vietnam 1 France Cold War Infantry Pack
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Germany Alpha Jet
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Germany Unimog 419 US Army version
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Germany Wiesel 1
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Great Britain FV703 Ferret 2/5 with Vigilant Missiles I'm assuming it's this one rather than the Swingfire version
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Great Britain Stalwart 6*6 truck
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Israel Infantry FAL and Uzi
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Israel MAR-290 Rocket Launcher
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Jordan 1967 war Infantry Heavy Weapons Pack
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Jordan 1967 war Infantry Pack
Cold War/Vietnam 1 North Vietnam Sappers Shorts,bareheaded with Ak or M16 running or kneeling and prone, wire cutters kneeling, satchels and pole charges running, RPG
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Soviet Union BREM-1 ARV
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Soviet Union BTR-60PU
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Soviet Union TMM Truck-mounted Bridge
Cold War/Vietnam 1 Soviet Union UR-77 Mine Clearing Vehicle
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA A-4 Skyhawk
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA A-6A/B Intruder
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA Centurion with ERA ?Israeli Army
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA F-105 Thunderchief
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA F-4A/B Phantom
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA F-8 Crusader
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA GOER, M-520 Cargo 4 cargo, crane to convert 1 if desired, to recovery
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA GOER, M-559 Fuel Service
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA LVTH-6 105mm
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA M44 155mm SPH
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA M48 with ERA ?Israeli Army
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA M52 105mm SPH
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA M53 155mm SPH
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA M577 Canvas Extension (old-style (70s-80s)) No vehicle, just the tent!
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA Q36 Firefinder Radar
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA Q37 Firefinder Radar
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA Special Forces Pack Boonie Hats
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA T-92 light tank
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA Trailers for M800/900 series trucks
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA Vietnam Heavy Weapons Pack 2 Ground mount M40 106mm RR with crew and ammo, M67 90 mm RR prone, 60 mm mortar, 3.5 inch rocket launcher, Prone and kneeling sniper with M21, Prone and kneeling spotter
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA Vietnam Infantry Pack 2 Standing and kneeling M60 gunner, Running ammo bearer, Standing and prone RTO, Kneeling binocular, Kneeling standing and prone M79, Medic with aidbag or stretcher, Prone and kneeling M16, Prone and kneeling M16 with starlight scope NVD
Cold War/Vietnam 1 USA XM-803 tank

New Range 3 Generic Spacecraft Particularly Saturn V/Apollo
New Range 1 Generic Re-introduce Combat Commands

Ultra-Modern 4 USA M8 Buford http://www.military-today.com/tanks/m8_buford.htm
Ultra-Modern 2 France EBRC Jaguar
Ultra-Modern 2 Generic Civilian Vehicles
Ultra-Modern 2 Germany Wiesel 2
Ultra-Modern 2 Israel Caterpillar D9 Armoured Bulldozer
Ultra-Modern 2 Russia T-15 APC
Ultra-Modern 2 USA M1 Grizzly Engineer Vehicle
Ultra-Modern 2 USA M1 tank turret test bed
Ultra-Modern 1 Britain Ajax Tank
Ultra-Modern 1 Canada Canadian Heavy Infantry Weapons
Ultra-Modern 1 Canada Canadian Infantry
Ultra-Modern 1 Canada Canadian Infantry on Snowmobiles
Ultra-Modern 1 Canada Canadian Rangers Lee Enfield or Colt Canada C.19
Ultra-Modern 1 Canada Lynx recon vehicle
Ultra-Modern 1 China Dongfeng Mengshi Chinese HMMWV
Ultra-Modern 1 China PLA Yak-mounted Infantry http://china-defense.blogspot.com/2019/08/photos-of-day-yak-patrol.html
Ultra-Modern 1 China ZTL-11 8x8 amphibious 105mm assault gun Alternatively - Modern Chinese IFV turrets pack
Ultra-Modern 1 Finland AMOS dual mortar System http://www.military-today.com/artillery/amos.htm
Ultra-Modern 1 Finland Patria AMV
Ultra-Modern 1 France Petit Véhicule Protégé
Ultra-Modern 1 Generic 2-door Toyota Hilux Pickup For technicals
Ultra-Modern 1 Generic Civilians News crew, vip, medics, close protection, PMCs etc
Ultra-Modern 1 Generic Engineers/Sappers
Ultra-Modern 1 Generic Modern Stowage Packs
Ultra-Modern 1 Germany Dingo 2A2
Ultra-Modern 1 Germany Lynx infantry Fighting Vehicle http://www.military-today.com/apc/lynx_ifv.htm
Ultra-Modern 1 Germany M3 Alligator Bridging Vehicle
Ultra-Modern 1 Germany Marder 2 IFV
Ultra-Modern 1 Israel Aircraft Decals
Ultra-Modern 1 Italy Orso VTMM (Veicolo Tattico Medio Multiruolo)
Ultra-Modern 1 Russia BREM-K ARV
Ultra-Modern 1 Russia Bumerang APC
Ultra-Modern 1 South Africa Rooikat
Ultra-Modern 1 Sweden/UK BVS 210 Viking
Ultra-Modern 1 Switzerland MOWAG Eagle
Ultra-Modern 1 USA AMPV (Turretless Bradley) Basic Version http://www.military-today.com/apc/turretless_bradley.htm
Ultra-Modern 1 USA AMPV (Turretless Bradley) Mortar version
Ultra-Modern 1 USA LAV-AD Air Defence variant
Ultra-Modern 1 USA M1074 Palletized Load System
Ultra-Modern 1 USA M2001 Crusader

W47 1 Britain Black Prince tank
W47 1 Britain FV214 Conqueror Heavy Tank
W47 1 China Korean War Infantry with DP LMG and type 50 burp guns
W47 1 France ARL44 tank
W47 1 Germany Me 262 A-2a/U2
W47 1 Germany Panzer VII Lowe
W47 1 USA F-2H Banshee
W47 1 USA F-84 Thunderjet
W47 1 USA F-9F Panther
W47 1 USA Korean War Infantry Weapons "3.5"" Bazookas, 81mm Mortars & M1919 MGs"
W47 1 USA LVT(3)C Korean war LVT
W47 1 USA M38 Wolfhound Armored Car
W47 1 USA M48A1 tank No fuel drums
W47 1 USA M51 Heavy Recovery Vehicle
W47 1 USA M59 Personnel Carrier
W47 1 USA M65 Atomic cannon 'Atomic Annie'

WW2 3 Italy Bersaglieri Motorcycle troops Including tandem riders with a few tricycles (not side-cars!) plus some parked (un-mounted) motorcycles
WW2 3 Italy Italian Command Pack 508 CM Coloniale staff car & radio truck/office body
WW2 2 Britain Churchill Kangaroo
WW2 2 Britain Engineers
WW2 2 Germany Engineers
WW2 2 Italy Alpini Infantry pack
WW2 2 Soviet Union Engineers
WW2 2 Soviet Union Voroshilovets Tractor
WW2 2 USA Engineers
WW2 1 Britain Bailey Bridge Combat Command Similar to US bridge pack
WW2 1 Britain Churchill 'Funnies' add-ons Bullshorn plough, Fascine & Cradle, SBG Bridge & Bobbin (similar to Sherman Accessories pack)
WW2 1 Canada Grizzly Mk.I tank
WW2 1 Canada Ram Mk.I tank
WW2 1 Canada Ram Mk.II tank
WW2 1 Generic WW2 Stowage packs
WW2 1 Germany Focke-Achgelis Fa 223
WW2 1 Germany SdKfz253 Observation Vehicle
WW2 1 Germany SPW P107 half track As modified by 21st Panzer
WW2 1 Great Britain Close Support turrets only for all British tanks
WW2 1 Italy Cavalry pack
WW2 1 Italy Paratroop Infantry Pack
WW2 1 Soviet Union BT-7A 76mm artillery version
WW2 1 USA Harvard Trainer
WW2 1 USA Infantry in Winter Kit
WW2 1 USA M1 Combat car
WW2 1 USA M22 Locust Light Tank
WW2 1 USA M6 Heavy Tank
WW2 1 USA Sherman M4/M4A1 ETO Summer 1944 75mm guns. With split commander's hatch, M34A1 mantlet, applique armor, no loader's hatch
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have deleted several items from my wish list because there is little chance of GHQ making them. They didn't go into production.

I left on the M48A1. It was in production and was fielded. This is not the Israeli ERA model. There are significant differences between the A1 and later models. The most obvious is the grilled back deck, which was replaced by a solid one in later models. You can't see the A1's limited range (70 miles), the gas engine, and the stereoscopic rangefinder (both lenses n the turret sides moved to determine range, which was dicier to use than the coincidence (not one lense moved). Those are some significant differences which might affect game play. The later, solid back deck was intended to reduce infra-red heat signature from the engine. The stereoscopic rangefinder was more difficult to use, especially if the commander wore glasses, than the coincidence one. The A2 and later featured larger fuel capacity and diesel engines, which increased range.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:29 am    Post subject: Wish List Reply with quote

If you counted by Number of Posts Discussing Them, the Yaks would score much higher.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well GHQ does already have the appropriate aircraft already in the catalogue : http://www.ghqmodels.com/store/ac42.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Range 1914 - 1939:

US MK VIII tank

US Medium Tank Model A 1922

US M1 Combat Car

And soooo many others.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what is the deal with two similar threads? Is this the voting thread and the other (Panzergator's(?)) a discussion thread? Also if I vote less than 5 choices or none for a period but think of some later are all my previous votes nullified? I am going by page one rules. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi madman, this thread is an experiment to try and focus the wish list to more effectively lobby GHQ. If it works, we'll try it again next year, if not....

You can add votes at any time but if you list more than 5 in a category, I'll only record the last 5. If you list 2 now and then add another 4, I'll drop the first one of the two originals, keep the second and add the new 4, totaling 5. You can change your votes as often as you wish.

Hope that helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Madman, per discussion with cg2, we thought we would keep both threads for those who didn't wish to be limited to just five per category. This way, folks may see something they hadn't thought of on the freestyle list that they may want on the voting list. I didn't care to put the work into consolidating the way cg2 does, and he kindly suggested we do it his way. Our lists are not competing. You may use one, the other, or both. No hurt feelings. There are advantages to cg2's method. I may drop mine next year, haven't decided. I'm sure GHQ will see your suggestion on either list.
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