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I agree. That photo of the grinning pig is just….wrong.
Kyoteblue mate, that is a cool new avatar. Did you get it just because you saw this thread….?
I keep getting tempted by 1/72 figures but keep telling myself I really don’t need yet another scale….
The Great Heathen Army is a good idea. I reckon you can use a wide variety of figures because History is not as neat and tidy as we like to make it.
The written record was made by the Anglo-Saxon enemies of the Great Heathen Army. Not just any old Anglo-Saxons either, but Anglo-Saxon monks! They had an agenda to portray their enemies in a certain way, ie barbaric heathens from across the water. Now, imagine a large lawless mob roaming around looting, pillaging, drinking etc. they are going to attract all sorts of malcontents and ne’er-do-wells. So if some dodgy looking rough geezers turn up and ask to join I don’t think the leadership is going to question them too closely about their family tree and cultural background! There would likely always be some minor warlord looking to add men to his band. Especially as this army was at large for several years.
This looks like a very useful release! The Chasseurs always seem to get overlooked. Given that that they were one of the most numerous types of French cavalry, making them in plastic seems an obvious choice. ‘Cos you’re going to need loads of ’em!31/05/2015 at 09:47 in reply to: ONUS! Rome Vs Carthago: English Version of the game #25342
It does look very professionally presented for a small company. Best of luck with it!
Rather uncalled for, I would say!
One or two pointers along the lines of “how about trying ‘this’ next time”. Might be a bit more encouraging….
Best I can offer is helpful speculation! It has been on the same weekend as the London Marathon every year since moving to ExCel, so I can’t see why it would be different next year!
I would pay 50p for a nice Napoleon or William the Bastard or Caesar. Basically a guy in charge who looks different from the other Generals/leaders!13/04/2015 at 18:56 in reply to: What are your favourite environments in miniature? #21994
For me, it is sort of dictated by the historical time and place. So mostly pre-industrial European countryside!
Actually I expect real detectives complain about film and TV detectives all the time!
I’m married to a teacher, and know that real teachers pick massive holes in film and TV teachers. Within the first five minutes I always hear ” you’re not allowed to do that, she would have been sacked by now” or “the kids would be running riot by now” and so on!
Being a history geek, it’s the research part that is one of my favourites. Made much easier these days by the Internet!
I also like the visual pleasure of collecting large armies. Or maybe it is latent megalomania?
I haven’t seen Fury, but at least Kelly’s Heroes had a plot that explained their isolation from the rest of the army!
Very nice! I reckon the thatch could use a dark brown wash though. A bit too bright for my tastes!
Interesting to see France so high on the list. I suspect that wargaming is bigger in France than the Anglophone world thinks…..
There are several options listed on this page…
I tend to be fairly ‘relaxed’ about what figures I use in this period. My personal feeling, based on some research, is that most ‘generic dark age’ types would not look out of place in most armies. Cultural flavour can be achieved with the addition with a scatter of more specific figures.
With an Eastern army like the Rus, a bigger proportion wearing eastern-style bits of kit might be a good idea!
That looks really effective in use! What sort of flock did you use?
Thanks for this info. I suspect most of us have absolutely no idea how many copies a set of rules will sell. This is an interesting insight!
The older I get, the more I find a sense of perspective is lacking in a sizeable percentage of the human race. Being passionate about a subject is all well and good but, well…..come on……!
It’s a shame pleas for reason often fall on deaf ears. As I’m sure kyoteblue will agree……
I remember an article in Airfix magazine back in the late 70s or early 80s that was about converting a 54mm Airfix figure into an American Infantryman of the Mexican-American war. The memorable thing for me was the light blue uniform! Imagine if they still had it twenty years later….
See, ‘Colonial Period’, to a Brit, doesn’t really mean the same thing as ‘Victorian’. We had been stomping around the world oppressing people for a lot longer than that!
Going back to the Biblical/Chariot thing. If the Greek and Roman era is known as the ‘Classical’ world, how about calling everything before that ‘Pre-Classical’?
I haven’t used the subscribe feature because I don’t check email as often as I used to. It seems to be used less these days and I get more spam and crap than in the past!
I would therefore be in favour of an increased ‘latest post’ list. As John D Salt said, most of the ‘new topics’ list is usually also in the latest posts list.12/03/2015 at 07:53 in reply to: 6mm Ancients – Do You Do It, and If So, How Do You Do It? #19550
I started 6mm Ancients using Warmaster Ancients, using 40mm x 20mm bases. On the basis that 6mm is all about ‘mass effect’, I filled each base with figures. So a base of close-ranked formed infantry has 24 figures on it. A unit of three bases is therefore 72 figures.
I also made the arbitrary decision that a ‘unit’ of Romans would represent a cohort. A full legion, with hangers on etc, is 750ish figures. I have a couple of these plus auxilliarys and stuff.
This basing scheme has been pretty flexible. I have used the same troops with several different rulesets with no real problems.
I thought their third album was their strongest work. It all started to go downhill when the bass player, Papelotte, left to open a vineyard in the Cairngorms….
Nice looking game, by the way!
I’m not fussed either way. It is not a feature I would use myself, though.
I don’t know about wine, but a lot of beer was weaker. As William said above, beer was drunk instead of water because the brewing process sterilised it. This was also one of the reasons why tea became so popular in Britain. Boiling the water killed all the bugs!
Good looking armies, there! 6mm is excellent for ‘mass’ effect.
Have you seen the Rather Large Towton Project? A group of guys decided to recreate the battle of Towton in 6mm using 17000 figures! They took it to several shows a few years ago.
Mad, but inspiring!
Ahh! Incognito – an Italian word meaning “nice gear change”…..
Grizzly, I started humming it looking at the photo and then I scrolled down and saw your post!
Very nice looking game!
All I have is a shed where I have a small workbench and paints and stuff. Although I did find some 6mm Roman archers this week that I had forgotten I bought……
Haven’t found the need to use an ignore/stifle function anywhere else, but I have no problem with it being available for those who want it.
Alvin, I think the negative connotations with the ignore and stifle features on TMP are because of the way some people argued about them all the time!
Now, if we can be a bit more chilled here……
We have an ‘ignore’ function now? Is this new? I haven’t noticed it before!
I worked in a warehouse for a few weeks once. I was a ‘picker’.
Basically it means just what it says. You pick the items listed on the order and parcel them up ready for despatch!