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  • #73643
    Avatar photoOB
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    I’ve fancied doing the United Irishmen Rising of ’98 for ever but other projects always took precedence-not least because of the lack of suitable 15mm figures.  There was also the rules question most would have meant painting a couple of hundred figures in homespun drab colours.  So it remained an aspiration and whenever Minifigs French Revolutionary War packs appeared at a bargain rate I snapped them up.  They are lovely figures but I do like a bargain.

    Meantime Irregular released some United Men and Khurasan said they would but didn’t.  The project drifted until I realised that The Pike Man’s Lament would really work for a ’98 game.  After a bit more cogitation and recognising the minimal outlay I bit the bullet and got to work.

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    You can see the rest on my blog if it’s of interest.

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    OB
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    #73649
    Avatar photoVictoria Dickson
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    Very impressive. 🙂

    #73650
    Avatar photoOB
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    I’ve high hopes of it been a fun one Victoria and thanks for the kind words.

    OB
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    Avatar photoDarryl Smith
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    Interesting period…I keep buying then selling the Thompson uniform book. Figures seem to be the catch, but the Irregular line seems to take care of that,

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    #73664
    Avatar photoOB
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    I should say I cut the pikes down Darryl, the original length is the same as the standard bearer.

    OB
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    #73693
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    Very nice. I presume you’ve read Flanagan’s Year of the French?

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    #73700
    Avatar photoOB
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    Yeah and saw the RTE/ BBC TV drama series which was a good one.  It seems to have disappeared now otherwise I’d buy a copy.  Year of The French is a very good novel but my favourite from Flanagan is The Tenants of Time. 

    OB
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