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Gunner
10-27-2013, 00:13
Cheapest and fastest to build Trafalgar fleet that I have seen.
Build your own paper Fleet. And much more.
http://www.juniorgeneral.org/naval/trafalgar.html

Naharaht
10-27-2013, 14:03
this looks like a good find. Thank you for posting it.

Cmmdre
10-27-2013, 14:12
Cheapest and fastest to build Trafalgar fleet that I have seen.
Build your own paper Fleet. And much more.
http://www.juniorgeneral.org/naval/trafalgar.html

Thank you for posting this excellent link Ed. Many hours of fun here. :thanks:

Comte de Brueys
10-27-2013, 16:23
How many paper soldiers do I need for the battle of Gettysburg?

Coog
10-27-2013, 16:28
How many paper soldiers do I need for the battle of Gettysburg?

93,921-Union, 71,699-Confederate

Cmmdre
10-27-2013, 16:28
How many paper soldiers do I need for the battle of Gettysburg?

US 93,921
CS 71,699
Respectively.

Cmmdre
10-27-2013, 16:29
93,921-Union, 71,699-Confederate

Looks like a tie. :erk::happy:

Gunner
10-27-2013, 16:46
Don't forget the Artillery pieces.:cannonboom::cannonboom::cannonboom:

Cmmdre
10-27-2013, 16:50
I'll rev-up the chainsaw and dust off the mill, looks like we're going to need a lot of paper. :dazed:

RichardPF
10-27-2013, 16:56
93,921-Union, 71,699-Confederate


US 93,921
CS 71,699
Respectively.


Looks like you guys frequent the same source.

csadn
10-27-2013, 17:03
How many paper soldiers do I need for the battle of Gettysburg?

Stuff Gettysburg -- do Missionary Ridge. :)

Cmmdre
10-27-2013, 17:13
Stuff Gettysburg -- do Missionary Ridge. :)

Hey, now you're talking my language. I lived just outside Chattanooga for a few years and really appreciated the history I was surrounded by. It was cool to check out battlefields as I was learning more about the history of the country I call home. Lot's of great action Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga it's a long list.

Gunner
10-27-2013, 18:14
If you like large battles and cutting out Napoleonic figures, try The Battle of Borodino.

csadn
10-28-2013, 16:03
Hey, now you're talking my language. I lived just outside Chattanooga for a few years and really appreciated the history I was surrounded by. It was cool to check out battlefields as I was learning more about the history of the country I call home. Lot's of great action Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga it's a long list.

I got to go to Chattanooga this year; I visited Chickamauga. (And drove over Missionary Ridge several times. :) )

Bit of weirdness from that trip. My personal favorite ACW unit is Wilder's "Lightning" Brigade -- four regiments of mounted infantry (as distinct from cavalry; mounted INF fights from the dismount, and only uses the horses to get places faster), plus an artillery battery (commanded by Eli Lilly -- yes, *that* one) -- as it illustrates the path infantry would take into the modern era: Improved mobility and firepower.

The guy I was riding with and I were wandering around, looking at the various sites from the car. I'd not done any research on what was where, so we drove very slowly to let me read the markers in-passing. At one point, we reached a hilltop with a tower on it; I told the guy I was with, "Stop here". He couldn't figure out why, but we did -- stopped, got out, and walked up to the marker indicating which unit was memorialized here.

It was the memorial to Wilder's Brigade....

7eat51
10-28-2013, 21:55
Cheapest and fastest to build Trafalgar fleet that I have seen.
Build your own paper Fleet. And much more.
http://www.juniorgeneral.org/naval/trafalgar.html

Thank you, Ed. I have been looking for some ACW paper minis online, but haven't found much to my liking thus far. These will serve me very well, until I find some 3-D ones in a good scale. The selection also has me thinking about a few other eras since the minis are readily available.

I wonder if they will post a new set for the next round of the Texas War of Independence that should start sometime in the near future.

Gunner
10-28-2013, 23:34
I wonder if they will post a new set for the next round of the Texas War of Independence that should start sometime in the near future.

A most important war in American history.:salute:

Nightmoss
10-28-2013, 23:53
How did we go from paper Trafalgar fleets to future US politics (implied or otherwise)?

Gunner
10-28-2013, 23:58
How did we go from paper Trafalgar fleets to future US politics (implied or otherwise)?

Not US politics.
Proud US history.

Nightmoss
10-29-2013, 00:05
Not US politics.
Proud US history.

Not how I read Eric's second sentence/paragraph.

Gunner
10-29-2013, 00:12
That's why there's Coke and Pepsi. Everyone has a different take (taste) on things.

Coog
10-29-2013, 00:15
Not how I read Eric's second sentence/paragraph.

I had to read it a second time. I, and I think Ed, glanced at it and thought he was talking about the original war of 1836.

Gunner
10-29-2013, 00:28
I had to read it a second time. I, and I think Ed, glanced at it and thought he was talking about the original war of 1836.

Yes. I should have said, a most important war in Texan/Mexican history.:happy:
Thank you Bob for being such an excellent arbitrator.

7eat51
10-29-2013, 00:30
It was an attempt at a joke - play on words. I saw that there were minis for the Texas War of Independence (19th century), and most of my friends from Texas speak of Texas as being an independent country and their corresponding desire for seceding.

Gunner
10-29-2013, 00:40
But with apologies to Jim, we did wander from paper Trafalgar fleets.

Coog
10-29-2013, 00:52
Actually related to the Texas War of Independence, and could be done with paper minis as with the Napoleonic Wars and ACW, is the Mexican War of 1846-1848. Unfortunately revisionist historians in their efforts to show the United States as being evil during its growth miss the accomplishments of the US Army during this war. The impression is given that the big bad US army marched into Mexico crushing the poor little Mexican Army. The US Army, even supplemented by state volunteer units, was quite small compared to the large European style army of Mexico and the European powers did not give the US Army much of a chance at the outbreak of the war. However the outnumbered US Army won battle after battle with superior leadership and tactics. I've played some games dedicated to this war and they are quite interesting.

7eat51
10-29-2013, 00:59
Bobby, they have some for that war as well - http://www.juniorgeneral.org/index.php/figure/figureList/19thcentury#28

If anyone knows where I can find top down views of ACW, WWI, or WWII ships, I would appreciate it. The site pointed to by Ed in the OP has some side views, but the WWII naval selections are small; the ACW side views provide enough ships for some interesting battles.

Coog
10-29-2013, 01:10
Bobby, they have some for that war as well - http://www.juniorgeneral.org/index.php/figure/figureList/19thcentury#28

I didn't look past the Trafalgar page. They do have a lot there for most of the wars of the 19th century.

Gunner
10-29-2013, 01:20
For those of you that have airsoft guns, these troops would make excellent targets.

Coog
10-29-2013, 01:24
For those of you that have airsoft guns, these troops would make excellent targets.

Or have some of the wild west figures blown up to life size for some six gun practice!

Gunner
10-29-2013, 01:37
Or have some of the wild west figures blown up to life size for some six gun practice!

I already have some at 50% life size. Slinging lead is one of the few times being shorter is an advantage.:pistole:

Coog
10-29-2013, 01:41
I already have some at 50% life size. Slinging lead is one of the few times being shorter is an advantage.:pistole:

I didn't notice if there were any zombies. Head shots only!

Berthier
10-29-2013, 05:23
I got to go to Chattanooga this year; I visited Chickamauga. (And drove over Missionary Ridge several times. :) )

Bit of weirdness from that trip. My personal favorite ACW unit is Wilder's "Lightning" Brigade -- four regiments of mounted infantry (as distinct from cavalry; mounted INF fights from the dismount, and only uses the horses to get places faster), ...

That would be what used to be known as dragoons. They morphed into cavalry troops but were previously your mounted infantry.

Berthier
10-29-2013, 06:11
Bobby, they have some for that war as well - http://www.juniorgeneral.org/index.php/figure/figureList/19thcentury#28

If anyone knows where I can find top down views of ACW, WWI, or WWII ships, I would appreciate it. The site pointed to by Ed in the OP has some side views, but the WWII naval selections are small; the ACW side views provide enough ships for some interesting battles.

Eric,
These might help, I'm sure with some picture editing you could isolate the ship images
http://aaminis.myfastforum.org/Dreadnought_Rising_about31195.html
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r111/NeuralDream/Forumini/Dreadnought-Rising/Scharnhorst-300.jpg

Berthier
10-29-2013, 06:19
Oh and this site has some amazing ship images but all side on...http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=12

Berthier
10-29-2013, 07:16
And this site, which you may have to pay to download the images, has hundreds of images some of which are top down

http://www.the-blueprints.com/search/ship/

7eat51
10-29-2013, 08:55
Thank you, Daniel It is good to have such shipmates as yourself. :salute:

csadn
10-29-2013, 17:54
That would be what used to be known as dragoons. They morphed into cavalry troops but were previously your mounted infantry.

Yup -- in fact, most US Cavalry operated closer to the "dragoon" model than what most folks think of as "cavalry", due to most US cavalrymen being not-that-good horsemen.

Berthier
10-30-2013, 04:14
Any time Eric :g&t:

7eat51
10-31-2013, 22:00
Here is a free rule set, and paper minis and game pieces: http://warartisan.com/rules

The system is entitled Away Boarders. Bobby (Coog) pointed these out in a different thread.

Clipper1701
11-03-2013, 21:16
Here is a free rule set, and paper minis and game pieces: http://warartisan.com/rules

The system is entitled Away Boarders. Bobby (Coog) pointed these out in a different thread.

I really like this guy's products, have been looking at his 1/900 scale ships in card stock and plan acquiring them to resize to our scale for starters, thanks for the link!

Blackrose
11-21-2013, 05:00
A late thanks here, Ed; I've been thinking of looking for good images for paper soldiers to relieve my issues with painting backlog.
For those here that have used them for land battles, which looks better; side view of front view?
Karl

Gunner
11-21-2013, 13:04
Yes they can be fun. I put many a BB rounds through their sails, and knocked over many :pistole:ships with an airsoft gun.:happy:

Пилот
11-26-2013, 04:21
It was an attempt at a joke - play on words. I saw that there were minis for the Texas War of Independence (19th century), and most of my friends from Texas speak of Texas as being an independent country and their corresponding desire for seceding.
Well, I guess, what Chuck Norris will say on that matter counts only :happy: