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Getting old sucks. The plan, always ambitious. A rough beginning.
Apologies if you have answered this, but what make is that hex terrain?
Oh I am painting away. By medieval, I meant that compared to the west a lot of armoured horse and lance still about, as well as rise of flintlocks over match and wheel locks.
Poles are a fun army to recreate as well as the very modern Saxons, and turks are diverse more than anything else.
My (insane) idea is siege of vienna, 1683, which is as much medieval as it is 9yw, gnw or wss!
I have an issue with your rules range, what is wrong with the 1660 to 1680 period?05/12/2019 at 08:32 in reply to: 6mm Ancients – Do You Do It, and If So, How Do You Do It? #127621
Warmaster Ancients is a better game than the Fantasy, lots of little tidyups happened.
My 6mms are on credid card sized bases. (Except the elephants.)30/11/2019 at 17:04 in reply to: 6mm Ancients – Do You Do It, and If So, How Do You Do It? #127402
Warmaster ancients give a decent game, but my poisen of choice is, ‘to the strongest’ best of all, any element based armies will fit those rules.
Plastic soldier company, simple kits.
Did he say what year?
I would be wary of Foundry, looked at them at shows, and the sculpts were fine, the physical casting less so.
Redoubt are smaller than I would expect. Good to know.
Trying to remember when Glutter of Ravens was about.
Dark Age Infantry Slog?
Yes I did. D’oh!
Small press game called, across the dark earth, might be worth a look.
Hans & Greta you mean…..
Very interested in these for many reasons.
Face of battle is his best by far.
Sadly I am not sure of a 1 volume on the US side of the battle, but if you want one one the Uk/canadian/poles etc. Ken hites, stout hearts, is good.
John Keegan, 6 armies in normandy. But most of the 1 volumes do the job (avoid Ambrose). Beevor is not bad, but remember they are condensing a massive operation into a single volume.
On 28th, cannot help.
However if US Airborne ops interest you, All American, All the Way, chapters on their Normandy Operations are superb.
If I wished to own said volume, I would have quietly bought it.
Otherwise I would have informed them.
It is the same size as the top image, the 2 smaller ones are to be used as support vehicles.
All I know is it is a resin printer, I know a man who does it for me.
No longer hypothetical, first print assembled. GW epic vehicles for scale…
The buildings, are they hacme mdf ones?
Amd here off the printer are the small flyer and troop transport for them….
Still need wings etc. but the hulls are done.
1390+ full plate was close to arrow proof, but, you had to walk in it from out of range to stand next to the archer to fight him. You had narrow visibility slots, as wide ones would let arrows in once in aimed range, the archer was more nimble and carried weapons that could hurt you, so you had to stay in tight formation, and there were even fewer of you in the armour than archers. And if you went to ground, you were out of it or dead. And this is ignoring his full plated men hitting you, and the less well armed men at arms shucking you out of it like an oyster with his polearm.
The bow alone did not win battles, the combined arms did. At crecy, poitiers and agincourt, it was the english knights, sarjeants and men at arms who delivered the winning blows, after the archers had softened them up and broken the formations.
You get a similar point in Spike Milligan about the death in action of Tony Goldsmith, an up and coming playwright at the time.
To be fair, it was not just the channel, but the mixed nations of Fighter Command who had the right planes in the right place. The navy was the reason we actually had troops in Britain in June 1940 in case of invasion. Let us not forget bomber command, again of mixed nationalities fighting the battle of the barges over the French ports.
Like the scenery and its plainness.28/07/2019 at 13:29 in reply to: 6mm Rapier Ancient Indians, in GW contrast Paints. #118680
The only non contrast paint on them is metallic, and the red white and yellow on the standards and elephants headdress and blanket.
I really like them, certainly for 6mm they give a good effect and in a fast timescale, these took about 2 hours in total to paint (I think, they were done over several days and with other things going on) so quicker to paint than to prep.
The lighter tone horses look better in real life, they have washed out a little in the pictures.
Currently got a regiment of ACW Union to finish, done the same way.
One thing to remember is to include your paints and brushes etc in the list, you can easily have £300 or more worth without even realising.
Will it be you at the show Stephan ? If so I’ll bring along those 6mm WSS left-over bits if you are interested. Tony of TTT
Oooooh yes please.
Will be there trading as Rapier Miniatures as usual, so looking forwards to seeing folks.
Notes on the real battle, Hood had not quite finished a refit and PoW was still being run in, and as a class KGVs had lots of issues. Allowing for this the actual battles main talking point was how early hood went down, before she could harm them back. Not that they lost. The odds say that is what should happen.
On Lutjens not holding distance, he either had to fight or run, he did not want a long running battle as he did not know what else was coming for him and from where, and if he just held the PoW off, could he prevent the cruisers closing from different angles, remembering the fate of the Graf Spee.
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Any WSS in your sell off plans, if so, let me know?
Everything is standard in the British Army, just no one knows what the standard is so they improvise.
Terry ganders Modern British Army book on the british army will give you the answer to the latter period. It was new in 1985’ish.
No Grenadiers?11/05/2019 at 20:23 in reply to: Jungle Gunners — 82(West African) Div arty in the Arakan #114399
Yes, same from ww1 as well.11/05/2019 at 16:40 in reply to: Jungle Gunners — 82(West African) Div arty in the Arakan #114395
It may also ge a reflection that in commonwealth forces, the officer casualty rate was higher than US or German, as they were expected to be in the thick of it, and therefore had more opportunity to earn awards as well.
Mailed Fists is….. expensive £93.00 and up.
Other recommendations, thank you all.