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Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by moosix » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:21 am

We gave it a miss for a couple of years... it's a pita to get to, unloading/loading is a nightmare and last time we did it we got £130 fine for driving 10 yards in a bus lane

Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by Pavlovs_Dog » Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:16 pm


Thanks for your response. I am pleased you liked the after action report, Sadly the aerial observer was a bit worried about ground fire , hence the pictures are not the best. I’ll have a word with him before the next game to see if he can get in closer!

I put request into “High Command” about the possibility of attending Cavalier on Sunday, so hopefully I’ll be along. It will be good to see Calvados and Chips again, but with a better knowledge of Chain of Command.



Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by Levied Troop » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:20 am

Happy to have been of service and convert you to the CoC :D and that AAR reads like the real thing. I've got 1940 forces half finished in 28mm, must try and get them completed this year, its my favourite WW2 campaign.

We'll be down at Tunbridge at the weekend for the Cavalier show, the penultimate outing for our 1944 game. Are you going Jerry?

Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by Pavlovs_Dog » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:22 pm

Hello Again ,

I thought I'd follow up my previous posts with a brief up-date outlining my last game of Chain of Command, which can be seen at the follwing link. http://miniature-inspiration.blogspot.c ... ction.html
You guys were kind enough to answer my questions on Chain of Command back in October at SEWG. Subsequently I've started playing it regulary and am currently builing a Japanese army. I am very impressed with it. Very much enjoying it. So thanks guys.



Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by Pavlovs_Dog » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:49 pm

Thank you for the warm welcome , the useful suggestions and links. I've had a look at your build log of Calvados and Chips, yesterday it very impressive seeing it develop into the finished article.
I am sorry to hear of your travel woes, I am regularly perplexed by people who insist on using their motor cars has bumper cars the moment they get near a motorway.


Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by Levied Troop » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:55 pm

I got out earlier than you Jon, but the Dartford tunnel was just as bad and 2 accidents on the M11 meant I got home at 10. Roll on personal jet packs that can carry a full game.

Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by --- » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:33 pm

Oh, now the rant is over, welcome Jerry!

Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by --- » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:32 pm

Good show (but could/should be so much better given the date and location).

Getting out was a fucking nightmare - 2 hours after the show closed before we were on the road and the traffic, the last mile before the Blackwall tunnel, was simply ridiculous.

Got home at 11.30 :loopy:

Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by Levied Troop » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:05 pm

A pleasure to chat with you at Crystal Palace, thanks for your kind comments and always nice to know we've inspired people to spend money on new periods :D

I mentioned a thread covering the building of Calvados, its here:

There's also one on the Belgium game:

Hope you enjoy Chain of Command, the Lardies run an excellent forum on the web that can answer all questions and provide many useful resources, but if I can help with anything, just pm me.

And welcome to Frothers. It's going through a quiet patch at present but it has some extremely helpful and knowledgeable people - although great care should be taken around the fringes of the Frothpot!

Edited: re aluminium, I go for 0.5mm as it's easier to cut (via the score and bend method). I've use 1mm but it takes ages to score properly - but useful for really large bases.

Re: SELWG 9th October

Post by Pavlovs_Dog » Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:28 pm

I ran into you SELWG, I was really impressed with the scene and level of detail on your “Calvados and Chips” game.
So I thought I’d join the forum and drop you a line to say thanks for putting on a great display.
As I may of mentioned at the moment I am building some WWI(I) scenery in 28mm. So it was a real help to speak to John about the some of the tips and trick you’ve used in creating such a great Battlefield. I particularly liked the idea of using aluminium as a basing material. In your view would .9mm thickness be sufficient to use for this purpose?
As I mentioned on Sunday when we were talking, a number of years ago you put on an early WWI game at Salute with Belgium’s and Germans which I was really taken with, in fact it sparked the interest that resulted in into that period.

I do hope I run into you guys at other shows to appreciate your work and see your games they’re right up my street in. It seems where you go I follow since I am also arranging a game of Chain of Command in the near future. Thanks again guys,