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I would agree with the general sentiment here.
If I’m interested in a historical period I would expect to find all the stuff pertaining to it in the same place. Including ‘what ifs’.
I’m a big fan of KISS. Keep It Simple, Stupid! Helps my confused brain….
Never ask a man walking into the desert with a shovel where he is going…
Is ‘blob’ merely a corruption of the Napoleonic ‘bob’. As in ‘light-bob’, meaning a light infantryman…
(Mike was maybe not that far off back in post 2!)
I think using heat before you twist could be the answer (ooo, er, missus, etc!). Maybe try getting a hairdryer on them?
Very true. Probably applies to a lot of hobbies, I suspect!
Ahhh, the old Airfix ruined farmhouse! The amount of use that got when I were a lad….
I know all the attention should be on the eagerly anticipated vehicles, but I have to say the crew look excellent. Very well matched in size to the guns!
Only four hours and you have a capital gain of $3?
Elon Musk had better watch out!
Love Warbases. Great range, great value, and great potential for a bit of zhuzhing up….
Lovely looking game, as usual!
There is something very appealing about all that slightly half-baked early war kit…
Took ’em a long time to get anywhere. Best part of a year to sail from England to Spain! Does sound more of a giant lads’ outing than a crusade. Bit of fighting and looting, and a stop off in Ibiza!
Must try that one myself….”alright love, me and a couple of the blokes are just off on crusade. Might be a bit late…”
Rapier make really nice 6mm figures that I feel often get a bit overlooked. They fit with, and complement, the Baccus range really well.
Mongols are a good choice from Rapier. Should sell loads; everyone knows Mongols came in hordes…
I have to admit that I read your post title and thought Baldrick had been learning to count again…
Wellington obviously had a good track record in terms of victories on the battlefield. Most of his military problems in Spain and Portugal stemmed from the political situation of trying to keep the Spanish allies happy. His original brief from the British government was that the British troops were to be used to support the Spanish forces against the French. It is hard to see, given the limitations on his freedom of action, how anyone could have done much better!
Obviously he did things that in hindsight he would have probably done differently. But so did Napoleon and any other general you can think of!
He certainly didn’t inspire the devotion from his soldiers in the same way as Napoleon. But they certainly respected him. I don’t have time to look it up, but there is an account from a private of one of the actions in the Pyrennes where he says that as soon as they heard Wellington had arrived on the battlefield they knew that everything would be OK and that they were assured of victory.
Well, the thing with Journeys End is that it was originally a stage play first performed in 1928. So it was never an all-action piece to begin with.
Interestingly, Aces High was adapted FROM the original Journeys End play!
Connard, I believe the way to test something to determine it is wood is to use it to build a bridge…
Thanks for the tip Mike, but I think I will stick with a Magnum!
That’s not a bad idea!
Possibly a bit gamey in certain contexts but sounds like a laugh anyway. I’m going to give it a go…
Unlike most fruit, you should never store bananas in the fridge.
Cheers, that’s what I thought was probably the case!
And yes, the busby was descended from Eastern fur caps. Apparently the bag was originally there to protect the wearer’s face and neck from sword cuts. It was originally known in Hungary as a ‘fur shako’. The name busby possibly derives from a London milliner who was a well known purveyor of headwear to military gentlemen.
I not usually too fussy with details, but, you know, Napoleonics and button counters and all that…
Connard…what has money got to do with it? Indie bands tend to make less than ‘mainstream’ acts. Everything is relative.
And I would agree that popular music is about attitude. But I said AN attitude. Again, hard to define. Most indie acts attitude is probably that they don’t want to be Taylor Swift!
What the indie wargaming attitude is, I don’t have the faintest idea! I’m not the one asking the question, I just said it was difficult to define….
Seems a bit difficult to define? For a real challenge try to define ‘indie’ music!
For my money, indie music is not a genre it is more about an attitude. I think the same can probably apply to wargaming….28/12/2017 at 16:15 in reply to: Marmon-Herrington – How to Tell a Mk III from a Mk II? #80049
Judging by the relaxed look of the crew, maybe the rocks were standing in for cricket stumps…
For some reason, most people have the idea that thatch is a golden yellowy colour. Probably because of the hay/straw connection!
That may be true for new thatch, but after a few months it actually turns grey. I would experiment with starting with a very dark grey base coat, a couple of dry brush coats of dark grey, followed by a light dry brush of brown. Seemed to work OK on 6mm buildings….
Like others, I find they are different things.
But my blog is a bit odd in that it is a database of 28mm figures, rather than about stuff I’ve done. The need to update it is out of my hands, in a way. Someone releases a new range of figures and I’ve got new info to post!
So it’s not so much about motivation, more about finding the time!
Pascal, I would listen to Ruarigh if I were you. Finding out about this stuff is what he does for a living…
Might be worth looking at El Cid era Spanish ranges as well. They often have longer tunics under the hauberk.
Hmmm. So, what we are looking for is a late Norman looking figure but with bare legs and a round shield?
Seems like the best way to replicate it is to find a late Norman/First Crusade type figure with tight trousers and a separate shield. The legs can be made to look bare with minimal work and/or a paintjob. Packs of round shields are easy to find and can supply a replacement for the kite that will come with the figure.
In an age when all equipment was individually made by craftsmen and the wealthy would buy whatever they thought was effective and cool, I don’t think there would be much in the way of standardisation.
So if you turned up at the mustering of your Lord’s host, I doubt there would be a bloke with a clipboard going “no, your mail is too long and your shield is the wrong shape! Go home and change immediately!”…