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  • in reply to: Sources for Mamelukes and Turks? #148104

    Have you bookmarked this site: Ottoman Uniforms ?

    in reply to: The Bee Gees and Military Parades… #144502

    The pairing doesn’t seem to work as well…

    I’d say it’s due to the marchers lacking a bounce in their step.

    in reply to: The Bee Gees and Military Parades… #144182

    Fun find, GCM. Am I the only one that finds their bouncy-goose-step a little silly looking?

    Now that you mentioned it…

    …yeah, it does look silly.

    According to Wiki it’s a unique marching step introduced in the ’90s, replacing the Soviet version. From the Guardian:

    Natasha Darne, a personal trainer at LA Fitness in Holborn, London, tried to perform it in her studio after studying a video – and remains unconvinced. “It is really, really hard to do for a prolonged period. It’s tough on the hamstrings and you need excellent core strength and balance to maintain that upper-body stiffness. The action is also really bad on the knees and feet because it encourages you to slam your foot down hard on the floor. The North Korean soldiers certainly must do lots of stretching before they march.”


    in reply to: RIP My Beatties Liquid Poly #141150

    Amazing where a post about liquid poly sold by a long defunct hobby shop leads isn’t it? 🙂 The resin that my 3D printer uses has to be cleaned up/removed with IPA. My Big Book of COSHH Risk Assessments gets more use at home than it does at work.

    You wash your printer in India Pale Ale? Lucky printer!

    I hear it’s also a great hair conditioner!

    Anyone washing with beer been complimented on their luxurious mane at HMGS conventions and/or been hit on by an elderly actor?



    in reply to: Anyone purchased from Stonehaven Miniatures? #140890

    Late to the party on this topic, but I’ve ordered from SHM before (ordered their giant Oni troll) and the service was excellent. Hope that helps. -Todd

    There will always be other sales…

    TBH, I wanted to maximize on the shipping, but couldn’t decide what else to add, other than flock –  I wanted that troll too, but it was sold out. Maybe in the future will expand the gladiator range to include Dwarves, Elves and Halflings?

    I thought it was funny and then wondered if it was a red flag when Jordan went out on a boat which broke down, got rescued and dropped off in Florida. Convieniently unable to rejoin the group for the operation.

    Don’t you mean false flag?

    The operation reminded me of the Yankee Hankee episode of King of the Hill.




    in reply to: Foundry and Coat D’arms paints query #139169

    I use both of them. Happy with both brands, pretty much interchangeable and identical. But then you would expect them to be seeing as they are both made in the same factory. (As are P3, RailMatch, and I think the current crop of Humbrol acrylics) (Although I might possibly slightly prefer Foundry as they have a bigger range of colours)

    I had no idea 12ml CDA and 20ml Foundry paints were made in the same factory…

    CDA are my go to range*, as I started off with Citadel, and though I do like Foundry, their price hikes on paints and increase in shipping, has dissuaded me from ordering more than once or twice a year. Haven’t purchased CDA in over a year, so no idea about the decline in quality – has anyone contacted Black Hat?

    *mail ordered, as the only brands available locally are from GW.

    in reply to: Dice Etiquette #95531

    How about a dice tray? I’ve been meaning to buy a 7″x9″ one on Etsy: Collapsible, Rollable Dice Tray


    in reply to: Cardboard Knife… #95327

    Kind of cool but that is a lot of effort to make a knife.

    About as much effort as cleaning and assembling Khorne Bloodreavers…

    in reply to: Cardboard Knife… #95326

    Useful in cutting out paper soldiers? French Light Infantry paper soldiers 1815 donald

    Forgot about the obvious use, despite having a bag of paper figures from D&D adventure supplements…

    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #92129

    I have returned…

    I didn’t know you’d gone. 😉

    Mr. Insensitivity…



    Perhaps in this.

    I’ve read through this book now. Sadly, it does not answer the question I posed. Still, it was interesting. The main point I picked up was that analysing battlefield injuries from the archaeological record is complicated, and that many researchers have been over-imaginative in their interpretation of what the injuries mean in terms of the progress of the fight. A secondary point, which I have always thought but is nice to have some evidence for now, is that the majority of injuries are to the head and limbs. Armour protects the body, and one does not simply drive a sword through a coat of mail, despite Hollywood depictions to the contrary. This gives greater weight to the argument that descriptions of armpit and groin wounds in the Icelandic sagas represent a very real fear of being struck in these vulnerable areas. In terms of swirling melees, there was nothing in there about infantry fights that suggests they broke up in the way that they do on Vikings or The Last Kingdom. However, one of the articles did reference late medieval descriptions of a cavalry charge that broke up into a lot of individual fights. So there’s that. A third thing I took away from this book was how well people survived grievous injuries. So many really bad wounds had healed or partially healed. Many more than I would have thought possible. Oh, and honey. Honey seems to work as an antiseptic and was used to treat wounds. I never knew that. Finally, I am particularly intrigued by the various comments about how facial scars might reduce one’s social status rather than being seen as heroic. I need to do more reading on that.

    If you can, get a copy of SPADA 2: Anthology of Swordsmanship (v. 2). In it is an article by Richard Swinney and Scott Crawford, Medical Reality of Historical Wounds. Swinney is an Emergency Medicine Physician makes comparisons with a selection of cases of trauma involving 2 inch deep thrusts and light cuts and some serious ones, like a drunken guy getting run through the abdomen with a swordcane at a party and still dancing for 5 hours.  While you’re at it, get Spada Volume 1 too, as Chivalry Bookshelf went under, due to mismanagement.

    Even in skirmishing, there will be something resembling group tactics, with wounds aimed at immobilization, with a possible finishing blow by someone else. One on one duels are just for entertainment, though cavalry combat has always been fluid after the first collision of formed bodies and spanning a larger area, akin to fighter combat. This is why having a formed fresh body was important, even in medieval warfare, involving men-at-arms engaging in separate groups of 25-50.

    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #92118

    I have returned…


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