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Looks good as it is, but perhaps a small flowering plant growing between the cracks here and there?
I like to base my aircraft on a clear plastic rod based on a square of textured and flocked surface, this in turn hiding a considerable weight of small coins. I drill a hole in the top of the rod, and then mount a bit of paper clip in the model, so the stand can handle a large number of different models at different times.
You and I are obviously of an age and we discovered the Trigan Empire at the same age and in the same way. I loved it and it had an impact on my opinion as to what Science Fiction could be and has fed into the rules I write I found this in a charity bookshop for pence (borrowed photo) and treasure it In 6mm, Irregular have some ships that will do perfectly for Trigan Empire The one in the top right especially comes from a picture I sent him a lot of years ago Jim
It’s a Lokan “atmosphere scout”, if I remember correctly. By all the stars!
Don’t want to rain on your parade, but what are the French doing at Mollwitz?
I’m always struck by the way that each side viewed the cruelty of the other with genuine horror, and that they were both pretty justified in doing so.
(Actually, what I’m really struck by is the way my Mexicans always get thumped on the table, alas.)
I’m holding my breath waiting for the Tang!
You stupid woman! Can you not see zat ze bamboos are to ‘ide from ze Gestapo officers? Michelle and I were just testing zem!
Pretty bamboos, but I don’t see them on the steppes for the Scythians.
Modellers may like to know that the stems can be the familiar slightly ochre-tinted yellow, or a strong green.
It’s been my experience that the cavalry outnumber the Roman stuff, so flanks are usually menaced, skirmisher foot evade legionaries and carve up Roman light foot, and the scutarii are in with a pretty good chance of breaking through. When the Romans win, and it does happen, it’s about using terrain themselves to receive charges while on higher ground or with flanks resting on a village or stream, and their better responses to commands. But I don’t play any of the DBx family any more, and haven’t for years, so that may be relevant.
What the Hell, they’re both armies you can love even when they lose.
I find Iberians need little help from terrain against republican Romans!
Offhand…the Sambre, Trasimene, the Jaxartes, the Hydaspes, Thermopylae, Granicus, Heaven knows how many hill and valley actions in the retreat of the Ten Thousand, Ilipa, Baecula…certainly many armies loved an open field (my wife asks nothing more than a light cavalry force and an open plain), but there were a few exceptions over the millennia.
Leven are good chaps to deal with, and their stuff is excellent value.
Speaking as one who’s had close encounters with suicidal depression, I sympathise with sufferers from inner demons. Therapy (works for me, won’t suit everyone) – cats.
Spaghetti may attract weevils in time. It happened to me when I used haricot beans to make mielie bags for South Africa.
I’ve done Leuthen on the anniversary.
If any descendants of combatants object, I must suggest that the military profession needs far less respect than it usually demands. It’s one of the trades, like blackmailer or highwayman, rock musician, evangelist, or drug dealer, that life would unquestionably be better without. And that’s not to deny that heroes do sometimes become soldiers for the most urgent of reasons, and deserve great respect for accepting the resposibility. Sometimes. Killing people is sometimes necessary. Anyone who takes pleasure or pride in it is a disgrace to humanity.
Courage, faith, devotion to a flag or a family, and xenophobia do not constitute excuses. Recognising that force sometimes needs force to stop it does.
Thanks for adding to my vocabulary. Cromulent has a certain flavour to it!
How about chariots as “knights”?!!?
Hmmm. I liked DBR for a few years – only commercial set I’ve ever stuck to that long – but ended up with so many ammendments and house rules that I decided I might as well write my own, which I’m sort of happy with (apart from my wife’s bad habit of beating me with them).
My favourite (apart from Mr Barker’s strange capitalisation, indifference to punctuation, and reluctance ever to admit he’d been getting it wrong for six editions) was the DBR instruction to “subtract -1/-2 for a third or fourth rank of enemy pikemen”. Anyone ever drop a line to WRG and point out what happens if you subtract a negative number?
Life is too short to respond to Barker’s versions of language, history, and arithmetic.