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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:12 am 
 

Rakeesh sah Tarna wrote:-- Just recieved these this week, seller originally posted on Ebay and had trouble with the photos, so after much haggling on price and still lacking photos - I bought for less than half the original price 8O .

auction link?? surprised not sold even if no photos :) :)


The auction link can be found in the interesting items section, posted by me a few weeks ago. The Judges Guild booklet is contact covered with colour fading.
Still going through the miniatures - then the arduous task of deciding what to keep and what to sell - Mmmm decisions, decisions :lol:


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:20 am 
 

- The auction link can be found in the interesting items section, posted by me a few weeks ago.
thanks. viewtopic.php?p=84750&highlight=#84750 + one crazy answer from seller on auction
price almost justified?? :twisted: :twisted:

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:48 pm 
 

Interesting category selections, too....  Just how did you stumble across this listing, Fringe Dweller? :D


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:42 am 
 

I actually passed a few e-mails back and forth with the seller. Too vague for me.


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Post Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 4:32 am 
 

grodog wrote:Interesting category selections, too....  Just how did you stumble across this listing, Fringe Dweller? :D


TSR in the auction title is all I required to find it - this being a keyword in all my searches (among others) :wink: .
The seller was if anything preoccupied with other things in his life and consequently only wanted to be rid of all of his gaming paraphenalia (I obliged) :lol: .
Heres the link to some photos of the figurines (access is only for 24hours)

http://groups.msn.com/TheFringeDwellers ... PhotoID=14
http://groups.msn.com/TheFringeDwellers ... PhotoID=11
http://groups.msn.com/TheFringeDwellers ... PhotoID=12

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:32 am 
 

This has finally crawled its way through the UK customs system (hint to seller - books are zero-rated, toys incur tax and admin charges  :roll: ).  




** expired eBay auction **




However, even though this wasn't cheap, I am delighted, as both books are mint, with shiny staples, clean covers and sharp corners.  The Old West Gunfight Rules are really interesting - not an rpg as such, but you can see how a small step (yet a critical step) away 1970s skirmish rules were from early tabletop rpgs.  I might look around for other versions - although I really do not know much about this stuff at all.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:04 am 
 

Very nice Steven! :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:02 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:The Old West Gunfight Rules are really interesting - not an rpg as such, but you can see how a small step (yet a critical step) away 1970s skirmish rules were from early tabletop rpgs.  I might look around for other versions - although I really do not know much about this stuff at all.


Watch out, Steven - it's a slippery slope. I have an interest in old skirmish rules as well, and have been collecting them to go along with my D&D stuff. There is surprisingly large amounts of it out there - some good, some not so good.

When I started to collect them, I had the idea I would try to get a set of rules to cover every period and type of warfare - so that if there was ever a situation where some one said, "you know, I wish there were rules covering the xxxx conflict", I could pull a set out.

Here's a list of the booklets I have (there's a mix of skirmish and more traditional miniatures rules, and other stuff that's in the list because they didn't fit anywhere else):

Ironclad (Guidon Games, 1973)
Hardtack (Guidon Games, 1972)
Fast Play rules for WW2 (Guidon Games, 1972)
Chainmail 2nd edition (Guidon Games, 1972)
Chainmail 3rd ed. (TSR)
Airpower (TSR)
Tricolor (TSR, 1974)
Tractics boxed set (TSR, 1975)
Tractics boxed set (woodgrain) (TSR, 1975)
Don't Give Up the Ship (TSR, 1975)
Cordite and Steel (TSR, 1977)
Field Regulations for Late 18th C. Battles (TSR)
Classic Warfare (TSR, 1975)
Modern Armor (TSR, 1975)
Panzer Warfare (TSR, 1975)
Valley Forge (TSR, 1976)
Cavaliers & Roundheads (TSR, 1973)
Boot Hill 1st print (TSR, 1975)
Warriors of Mars (TSR, 1974)
Combat Commander 1973-1983 (Enola Games)
War Cry (Judges Guild)
WRG Rules 1000 B.C. to 1000 A.D. (WRG, 1975)
WRG Rules 6th ed. 3000 B.C. to 1485 A.D. (WRG, 1975)
WRG 1685--1845 (WRG, 1979)
WRG 5th ed. rules plus army lists (WRG, 1976/1977)
Armour & Infantry 1925-1950 (WRG, 1973)
Armour & Infantry 1950-1975 (WRG, 1977)
DBR Army List book 1 (WRG Phil Barker, 1995)
Bladestorm
Angriff! (Lakeshore Press, 1972)
Circa 1863
At The Sharp End
Fast Play Rules for Pike & Shot 1550--1720 (Newbury)
Warfare in the Ancient World 2nd edition (Newbury)
Napoleonic Warfare (Newbury, 1981)
A Thousand Years of Medieval Warfare (Newbury, 1979)
Sebastopol, Sadowa and Sedan (Newbury, 1981)
Zulu Storm
Hell and Fateful Decisions 1919-1999 (Jim Webster)
Pony Wars
Osheres Helm
World War One
Tactical Commander
WWII Book of Armaments
Sword and Shield (TTG)
Sword and Pistol (TTG)
Reaper (TTG, 1981)
Attack of the Fungoid Trolls (TTG, 1981)
Combat 3000 (TTG, 1979)
Combat 3001 (TTG, 1981)
Trench (TTG, 1976)
Tercio 5th ed.
Hordes of the Things
DBM 300BC-1500AD (1993)
Here There Be Dragons (DBM)
God's Acre (Dave Millward, 1976)
Heroes (Dave Millward)
Wizards & Warfare (Heritage, 1978)
Condottieri (Heritage, 1976)
Barsoomian Battle Manual (Heritage, 1978)
Broadsword (FGU)
Legion (FGU)
Gladiators (FGU, 1975)
Fire, Hack and Run (FGU, 1979)
Heart of Oak (FGU)
Archworld (FGU, 1977)
Down Styphon! (FGU, 1977)
Rapier & Dagger (FGU, 1978)
Frederick the Great (FGU, 1977)
Blue Light Manual (FGU)
Space Marines (FGU)
Bireme & Galley (FGU)
Emerald Tablet (Creative Wargames Workshop, 1977)
Middle Earth Wargames Rules (SELWG, 1976)
Perilous Encounters (Chaosium, 1978)
Vive L'Empereur (Chaosium, 1981)
Engage and Destroy (Chaosium, 1980)
General Quarters (Brookhurst Hobbies, 1975)
Ship o' the Line (Battleline Publications, 1976)
Sea Power III (ALNAVCO, 1971)
The Quest of Thane Tostig (Navwar, 1977)
Tusk (Matthew Hartley)
Iron and Steam (Jeffery S. Koppe and Robert E. Day, 1991)
Minuteman (Ken Ray and Scott Bowden, 1974)
Stars n Bars (Scott Bowden -- Empire Games 1979)
Operation Greif (Don Lowry, 1970)
Grandy Army (Panzerfaust Publications, 1975)
Western Gunfight Wargames Rules 2nd ed.
World War 1 Air Combat Rules
Samurai Wargaming Rules
From Oars to Cannon (19th Century Miniatures)
Knighthood and the Middle Ages (TSL, 1987)
En Avant Napoleonic rules
Greek Naval Warfare (LWS, 1972)
Wargamer's Handbook (R. Zimmerman, 1973)
Starguard (McEwan Miniatures, 1975)
Orilla (McEwan Miniatures, 1975)
Star War 2250 (McEwan Miniatures, 1975)
Knights of the Round Table (Little Soldier Games)
Axe and Arrow (Little Soldier Games)
Imperial Guard II (Little Soldier Games)
Book of Sorcery (Little Soldier Games)
Book of Monsters (Little Soldier Games)
Book of Demons (Little Soldier Games)
Book of Shamans (Little Soldier Games)
Zulu (Little Soldier Games)
Fighter Pilot (Little Soldier Games)
Fighter Pilot Expansion (Little Soldier Games)
Der Fuhrer (Little Soldier Games)
Ringbearer (Little Soldier Games)
Sword and Spear (Milgamex, 1975)
Pellic Quest PBM (Conflict Interaction Associates, 1978)
Rules for Medieval Skirmishing (Leicester, 1970s)
The Colonial Rules (Leicester)
Painting Miniatures Floquil
Tanks Alot (Tacky-Tac Games)
Wild West Wargaming rules
Rudis
Wars of the Roses (Skytrex, 1975)
Napoleonique (Wargamer's Library Vol IV)
Tank Charts set #1 (Brian Stokes)
Redcoat
Wargamer's Guide to the English Civil War (Z&M, 1977)
Aerial WW1 Dogfight rules (Paragon)
Hinchliffe Guide to Wargaming (Hinchliffe, 1977)

And there are lots more out there....

Two favourites are The Quest of Thane Tostig, where you get to play Vikings with more than a touch of RPG, and Tusk, skirmish rules for prehistoric cavemen.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:59 pm 
 

I was quite pleased with these recent wins:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1



They actually arrived packaged well and with shipping the total for all of them was $43.84.  That's about half price even if they were only in fine condition.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:18 am 
 

benjoshua wrote:I was quite pleased with these recent wins:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

** expired eBay auction **


They actually arrived packaged well and with shipping the total for all of them was $43.84.  That's about half price even if they were only in fine condition.




Nice buy 8O


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:56 am 
 

benjoshua wrote:I was quite pleased with these recent wins:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

** expired eBay auction **


They actually arrived packaged well and with shipping the total for all of them was $43.84.  That's about half price even if they were only in fine condition.


I believe you when you say that you won some good items, but those three URLs are all the same.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:59 am 
 

or was it that they have 3 items for sale on the same auction and you purchased all 3 one after the other?

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:39 am 
 

benjoshua wrote:I was quite pleased with these recent wins:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1

** expired eBay auction **


They actually arrived packaged well and with shipping the total for all of them was $43.84.  That's about half price even if they were only in fine condition.




If it was three, a nice Acaeum thing to do would be say "Hey Guys. Just picked up a Marklands for $14.95 and the Seller has two more copies."

  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:48 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:
If it was three, a nice Acaeum thing to do would be say "Hey Guys. Just picked up a Marklands for $14.95 and the Seller has two more copies."


er sorry, i would have snapped up all three too  :twisted:



  

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:33 am 
 

Here were the other two items.  I don't know what the heck happened.:oops:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1



The links should show Rary the Traitor and the City of Skulls modules.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:02 am 
 

still can't go wrong with them prices though. nice little heist.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:28 am 
 

benjoshua wrote:Here were the other two items.  I don't know what the heck happened.:oops:


** expired eBay auction **



** expired eBay auction **


The links should show Rary the Traitor and the City of Skulls modules.




Smoking deal man.


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:53 pm 
 

Smoking deal indeed! Three brilliant prices!

  


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:02 am 
 

mdr003 wrote:
Watch out, Steven - it's a slippery slope. ... Here's a list of the booklets I have (there's a mix of skirmish and more traditional miniatures rules, and other stuff that's in the list because they didn't fit anywhere else):
...


Bloody 'ell. That's quite a list.  
Now I really am in trouble!  :D


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:50 pm 
 

Just got a BiN for 7 AD&D2e DMGRs, including Complete Necromancer, in VG+ - Excellent, for a whopping $50, which I see CN going for by itself. So, I'm happy, seeing as I needed it, and can just feel the others were "free." Yay!

(and, yeah, this is small stuff to a lot of you, but I'm not up to that power level yet... still have a lot to get before I move to the huge things, though I do look to get them when they pop up.)


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