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The Great War: Dawning of a New Age
vonHengest
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Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 04:14 PM UTC
Ok as promised I will put another campaign together for the Great War. I would like your feedback on what you like the campaign to be, so I'm going to throw out some ideas and ask for your input as well as your suggestions and thoughts on the last campaign.

Here are a few thoughts for you to ponder:

-Landship campaign: focusing solely on the birth of the tank

-Artillery campaign: same as above, but switching focus to the classic artillery

-Event campaign: focusing on a specific battle, event, region, or time period within WWI. Any subject

-Unsung heroes campaign: focusing on all of the lesser known contributors of WWI. Any subject

-Technology campaign: highlighting the many advancements made during the course of the war. Any subject

-Completely comprehensive campaign: a continuation in the spirit of the last campaign

I would like to know your thoughts on a start and finish date as well, but please keep the other campaigns in mind. There are a LOT of them planned or popping up!
cdharwins
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 04:28 AM UTC
Landships!
hofpig
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 04:38 AM UTC
They all sound good to me, but I'd worry a little about kit availability.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 04:43 AM UTC
Hi Jeremy,
I wasnt in the last campaign, but I watched with great
interest. I would like to say Landships, but there are some disgusting kits out there and I dont fancy the thought of scratching a Mk4 or Whippet, just think of the 40,000 rivets
to add.
Id like to see a continuation of the last one, but thats only my opinion.
Dateline, its got to be late next year, Im full until autumn. Sorry =Fall
Cheers Paul
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 06:27 AM UTC
Hi Jeremy,

You'll get most interest with the all-inclusive approach. I've got some odd WWI projects in mind (a US rail gun, the Mk IX "APC" tank, etc) but frankly the A7V or another Heavy is more likely due to available kits. Bear in mind some of your biggest contributions last time were figures, dios, and planes.

Tom
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 07:48 AM UTC
Hi Jeremy,

I think the all inclusive is the best way to go if you want wide participation.

I'm still working on my Somme diorama, but I have other smaller subjects I'd like to try.

What would be a big boost to WW1 is some decent Landships in 1/35 scale lol.

I'll try and fit in with what ever you decide but broader is better I believe.

Cheers

Al
vonHengest
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 01:27 PM UTC
I agree about the unfortunate ratio of enthusiasm for landships vs. availability of good/excellent styrene kits. They have fallen far behind figures and aircraft to say the least.

How about this?

A comprehensive campaign open to all subjects as before, starting on September 15 2013 to mark the first use of landships in combat during the Battle of the Somme in 1916?
Torchy
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 07:15 PM UTC

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I agree about the unfortunate ratio of enthusiasm for landships vs. availability of good/excellent styrene kits. They have fallen far behind figures and aircraft to say the least.

How about this?

A comprehensive campaign open to all subjects as before, starting on September 15 2013 to mark the first use of landships in combat during the Battle of the Somme in 1916?


I'm all for this,I've so many WW1 kits need doing
Andy


AlanL
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 09:53 PM UTC
Hi Jeremy,

Sounds good. Will you run it for a year?

Al
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Posted: Friday, November 16, 2012 - 10:04 PM UTC
hello,
I'm setting out for the countryside, hoping to finish the kit
vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 02:05 AM UTC

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Hi Jeremy,

Sounds good. Will you run it for a year?

Al



With the difficulty of the kits out there, regardless of their engineering, I would have to say yes lol
cdharwins
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 02:33 AM UTC
You know you can count mein, Jeremy!

Chris
cdharwins
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 03:44 AM UTC

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You know you can count mein, Jeremy!

Chris



I meant to say "count me in". Stupid fat fingers.
1721Lancers
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 05:00 AM UTC
Hi Jeremy,
in, no matter what.
Looks like another partial to 9/10s scratch build lol

Paul
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 05:21 AM UTC
Count me in too! My 2014 is wide open.
I really need a Mk.I on my shelf, but I see that even the Emhar kits are discontinued. I have no idea about scratchbuilding the tracks of one of those. I guess I'd search for a FT-17 kit but wait in hopes of a Mk.I out in the next year. I guess if Tamiya or Academy were making one, we'd have heard by now. I took a quick look at that $100 new one.
Or maybe a small vignette of figures, but that's not my strength.
Anyway, yes, count me in.
-Sean H.
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 07:20 AM UTC
Hi Jeremy,

The dates & scope sound good - I'll have to see what I can do! (Hopefully this time you'll get zeppelins & U-boats to fill out the ranks...)

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 07:53 AM UTC
Hi Jeremy,

count me in once again, my 2014' workbench is also empty !

cheers
nico
Murdo
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 09:28 AM UTC
I'll happily join in again.


vonHengest
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 02:05 PM UTC

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You know you can count mein, Jeremy!

Chris



I meant to say "count me in". Stupid fat fingers.



What's a little type amongst friends?


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Hi Jeremy,

The dates & scope sound good - I'll have to see what I can do! (Hopefully this time you'll get zeppelins & U-boats to fill out the ranks...)

Tom



If someone makes a good zeppelin, I'll build it!


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Hi Jeremy,
in, no matter what.
Looks like another partial to 9/10s scratch build lol

Paul



That's a build as far as I'm concerned



I'm glad that the time and scope readily work for everyone here so far, and I'm glad to see the old crew signing up for the reunion so to speak along with some new blood joining the ranks

So far we have:

cdharwins
hofpig
1721Lancers
barkingdigger
AlanL
Torchy
(steph2102 ??)
windysean
nico37
Murdo

Making either 9 or 10, not including myself
1721Lancers
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 07:40 PM UTC
Hello there,
who said "if someone makes a good zeppelin, Ill build it"?
Hey it cant be that difficult . All thats needed are a couple of those oldschool wire coat hangers and a pillow case and presto one Zeppelin lol
You cant beat a bit of scratch building
Paul
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:00 PM UTC
hello,
JEREMY, rely on me for the campaign.
steph
AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 10:35 PM UTC
Great,

Might finally get my RR built and a couple of Model T Fords.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 02:29 PM UTC
Hi Jeremy,
I wish it were starting sooner, but count me in. I'm thinking of the Paris Gun at the moment. No kit available, so everything scratch built. Of course, there are still 9 or more variants of the Model T Ford Light Patrol car yet to be built.
Cheers,
Dick
vonHengest
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Posted: Monday, November 19, 2012 - 04:41 PM UTC
Paul: We shall see

Steph: Great!

Alan: One certainly can't have too many Model T's for the Great War

Dick: Whatever your final plans become, I know we will have something to look forward to!

All this talk of Model T's is giving me the urge to build a fleet of ambulances...
vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 05:02 AM UTC
Alright gentlemen, the campaign has been submitted. The end date is wrong for the time being because the system ends in 2013. That will be changed later to the correct date in 2014.