04/07/2020 at 16:16 #139656
I did an army list for the Tai Ping for FoB3 and took some pics of my 15mm Tai Pings. They will take on my Manchu, British and, if I use my Crimean War figures, French.
If it’s of interest here’s a link.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/04/07/2020 at 19:44 #139666RhodericParticipant
I really must educate myself about the Taiping Rebellion. I’m not reminded of it often enough, given how disproportionately obscure it is here in the West.
So, thanks for the reminder. The blog post was informative and the figures are neat.04/07/2020 at 22:44 #139672
Thanks Rhoderic, the Tai Ping story takes some beating.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/05/07/2020 at 03:18 #139676vtsaogamesParticipant
Too hard to find a Tai Ping religious leader giving comunion with three cups of tea and three bowls of rice.
Very nice, OB.
This too shall pass05/07/2020 at 09:45 #139683Chris PringleParticipant05/07/2020 at 10:31 #139684
Chris, you are sitting on a treasure chest of information. I hope you can find someone to help you by translating the books. An approach to universities that teach Mandarin and the Chinese Embassy might bear fruit. Best of luck with it all.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/05/07/2020 at 16:37 #139716Tony SParticipant
Whew. It’s not a list for Rebels and Patriots, as I find those far, far too tempting as a nice little self contained project. Especially since you’re always kind enough to include manufacturers of your figures, to make it easier for us to join you. I seem to remember the Perrys did an article or series in Wargames Illustrated many years ago, which piqued my interest? I could be wrong; it was a few decades ago…
As a side note, how you find FoB3? Have you tried it yet? Better/different from the second edition?05/07/2020 at 17:07 #139718
Yes they did and dear me, it was decades ago. Time marches and luckily we are still marching alongside.
I’d say FoB3 is better. Not that I thought there was anything wrong with FoB2 which is where I came in. FoB3 is more streamlined to my mind. I’m currently writing up my first game with it which was a Crimean War one.
http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/19/07/2020 at 12:20 #140669
A couple more Tai Ping pics here. This is a veteran skirmish unit of swordsmen and jingals. I’m going to have three of these.
The complete unit below.
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