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PSC have released NorthAG today and there is an interview with the designer up...

https://www.beastsofwar.com/modern-warfare/northag-book-chat/

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I'm seeing the rule book, and two starters available at least. I still want to see more pics of painted infantry specific to the box sets.

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I've watched a few quick reviews...and I'm liking the rulebook, but the miniatures are a sore point for me. I like PSC's plastics, so I'm a little skeptical on the "Ultracast" or whatever. I appreciate barrels that won't snap, but several of the unboxings feature the armies in a bag or box with no order, with bent barrels, etc. Pretty unprofessional looking.

Hoping to see some in person at some point - and maybe they're not as a rubbery as they seem. 10mm is rather small after all...perhaps it wouldn't be noticeable.
   
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Yea that is the thing, at 10mm the models are more like tokens then models due to size.

For its scale the detail is nice but the moldline is a killer from what unboxings i have seen.

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That's one of the concerns I have. The Bones/"vinyl" etc. etc. style alternate plastics often are a massive pain in the ass to remove mold lines.

Either way, will eventually buy a cheap set to check it out in person, but it may be a turn off.
   
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Well you can get an impression of how "bad" it is from this vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YruQj703K9M

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Did polystyrene not work out for PSC?

 FrozenDwarf wrote:
Well you can get an impression of how "bad" it is from this vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YruQj703K9M


Well, there's a significant fraction of bent barrels there. I'm also a bit wary of how flexible the spears were on the ultracast ancients. Didn't look a million miles from regular bendy vinyl.

Otherwise, they look good, and you gotta go with whatever material fits best, but like Elbows I'm not altogether convinced that ultracast is a more perfect medium than finecast or bones.

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 FrozenDwarf wrote:
Well you can get an impression of how "bad" it is from this vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YruQj703K9M


Oh wow...that's a lot of flash to trim.

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Yeah, that video actually made them look far worse than the previous ones I had seen. That's a shame...particularly coming from a company who does rather crisp actual plastic miniatures. I think I'll be avoiding this - but on the plus side it's pushed me back toward Battlegroup WW2.
   
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I think I'll be sticking to Team Yankee and 15mm plastic, resin and metal models over these figures. I'm just hoping we'll get some indication of what the East German rules are like soon.

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It's not rubbery... it takes paint well and is very durable.

Any barrels I have had that are bent, just bend back with my fingers.

Mouldlines come off with a knife as easy as any other material. How much it's worth bothering with on 10mm is a personal choice.

For 10mm it's way better than metal or resin for me. No chipped or broken barrels anymore.


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But you can just play NorthAG in 6mm or 15mm as it was designed for anything g from 6mm to 15mm...

So not seeing why not liking the models, stops you playing g the game...

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I am still interested in the miniatures. I watched some videos to learn more about the miniatures.

At 2:55 in the following video, infantry were mounted on square bases:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YruQj703K9M Unboxing: New Battlegroup NORTHAG Miniatures

In the following video, I did not see any bases dumped onto the table with the unboxing of the Soviet Starter Army and the British Starter Army:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv6aMaTghyA Battlegames Review of Plastic Soldier's Northag Rules and Miniatures

In the flip through of the rulebook in the above video, I saw the title of "TRANSPORT HELICOPTERS", and page 61 had the titles of FIRE TEAM, ANTI-TANK TEAM, SNIPER TEAM, and WEAPONS TEAM.

In the following video, I saw infantry at 1:40 on two round bases of different sizes, and a helicopter at 4:55 with a translucent plastic disk for the main rotors and a very tall flight stand:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvK7e4q7MYE Battlegroup Northag | Plastic Soldier Company | Interview with Rules Author

Am I correct in understanding that the starter armies for Battlegroup NorthAG do not come with bases for the infantry?

What shape and size of bases are players using for infantry in Battlegroup NorthAG?

What are the infantry figurines provided in the starter armies? For example, how many of the infantry figurines are anti-tank in the Soviet Starter Army and in the British Starter Army?

I suspect that the very tall flight stand seen in the above video for the helicopter is a custom build.
   
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If it's anything like other Battlegroup games - basing is entirely up to you (as is scale, though the rules/ranges are intended for certain scales - there's nothing holding you to these).

At 10mm and smaller you'd probably want to multi-base, but if you feel like individually basing your infantry, you can do that as well. Most of the PSC products for WW2 etc. in 15mm/20mm do not come with bases. This is part of why they're less than half the cost of a similar Flames of War kit.
   
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I'm hopefully picking up the rulebook soon for NorthAG

I take it there is nothing to stop me using my existing Team Yankee collection for that game, with them being based with generally 3-4 infantry per base? (and from what I have heard the total tabletop force is smaller for an average game?)

I've already got a full terrain collection for 15mm/1:100 scale so it's a bigger investment for me to have to collect an all new miniature range at the same time (although some of the PSC stuff does look lovely! )

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 Pacific wrote:
I take it there is nothing to stop me using my existing Team Yankee collection for that game, with them being based with generally 3-4 infantry per base? (and from what I have heard the total tabletop force is smaller for an average game?)

From NorthAG, pg 10, "NOTES ON MINIATURE SIZES":
This game has been written with 10mm and 15mm miniatures in mind, but do not let this mislead you into thinking it is only for those sizes of miniatures. It can easily be played with 6mm ‘micro’ armour models with no changes at all; if anything, the ranges just become more realistic. It can also be played at 20mm or 28mm, if you have the space in which to do so. Whilst these larger miniature scales generally suit smaller actions, platoon firefights and skirmishes, rather than the combined arms battles of these rules, there is no reason why the rules won’t work, as written. If players find the ranges too small (or they have a large table), then apply a simple multiplier to movement distances and ranges (x1.5 or x2). In the end, bigger models just require a bigger table.
   
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Great - many thanks for getting that info !

Book now on order, looking forward to it!

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