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  • in reply to: 6mm Chariot racing #62391
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    I have just finished my small Chariot racing project:  

     

    Huzzah! I’ve not been around here for a little while, but this post just made my day! 

    Those look fantastic – and I love the track as well. Simple, but very nicely executed. I’d love to see any race write-ups you put together. I’m also sharing your blog on mine.

    Well done that man!

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    in reply to: Contacting Rapier Miniatures #52836
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    I have to agree with Mike Headden – Rapier do some nice stuff, but their delivery times are erratic to say the least. I have had orders arrive a week after being placed, and other take three months. The figures are great, customer service/communication is a bit iffy (putting it mildly). That said, orders have always arrived eventually, and I will continue to order from Rapier whereever their stuff is better or more convenient than Baccus.

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    in reply to: Pirates of the Spanish Main #51458
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Not familiar with Ganesha rules …

     

    The core Ganesha rules are called Galleys & Galleons, they are fast and fun ‘historical’ rules for the 16th-early 18th centuries. An expansion called Fayre Winds & Foul Tides is due out at the end of next week. It includes many more fantastical elements, magic, advanced flying rules etc, along with other rules to aid the game’s use in other historical periods such as the Roman corvus, carronades and ironcladding.

     

     

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    in reply to: Egyptian Cuties #51204
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Those are great!

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    in reply to: Brodir of Man and the Scots #50906
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    Very nice work. The shields are splendid.

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    in reply to: 6mm Scale Sumerians #47931
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    That is some superb stuff. Keep it up!

    Sumerian chariot from 'Faustus Furius'

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    in reply to: Simple rules for 18th century Naval #47235
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    For relatively fast play rules with minimal record keeping and handling ‘fleets’ of 1-8 ships per player, you might like to have a look at Galleys & Galleons from Ganesha Games. I’ll register my interest here as the author, but they are a fine set of rules. 

    Hard copy or pdf direct from Ganesha – http://www.ganeshagames.net/index.php?cPath=1_25

    Hard copy from Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Galleys-Galleons-tabletop-wargame-Discovery/dp/1530791553?ie=UTF8&keywords=galleys%20%26%20galleons&qid=1465325242&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

    Pdf from Wargamevault – http://www.wargamevault.com/product/154156/Galleys-and-Galleons?term=galleys%26galleons&test_epoch=0

     

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    in reply to: Why do you buy from them? #46089
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    I have to say I am very pragmatic – a company has to sell a product that fits within my current vision for a project. If there is a choice after that (and there rarely is), I will generally base my decision on the price/quality matrix in which postage costs play a major factor.

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    in reply to: When shall we 3 Witches meet again. #45742
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    That is great!

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    in reply to: Horizon Wars #44538
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Looking well!

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    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Shocking pun… 😉

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    in reply to: new 6mm orcs coming soon #43847
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Love the boar riders!

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    in reply to: Essential Mechanics in Rules #43320
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    I think this is already covered by AB’s post above, but certainly I prefer some sort of command friction. Whether that is rolling for command pips each turn, or rolling to activate each unit.

    As a preference, I’m also inclined towards more abstract mechanisms rather than minutiae (compare for example L’Art de la Guerre or even DBA, with WAB).

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    in reply to: Ancient chariot manufacturers? #43119
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Thanks all.

    Incidentally, here is a badly photographed selection of 6mm chariots that I have been using for playtesting Faustus Furius http://irregularwars.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/itty-bitty-chariots.html

     

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    in reply to: Ancient chariot manufacturers? #42933
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Thanks gents, that’s a great help. 

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    in reply to: Jutland 100 at the NMRN #42905
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Very impressive!

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    in reply to: Jutland Centenary Game and Cake #42703
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    That is an awesome cake.

    Also, a nice blog. We also did Jutland on the weekend, but only the ‘Run to the South’, so rather less ships than you seemed to be using.

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    in reply to: Galleys & Galleons – some updates #42620
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    IW does lend itself to mini-wars between competing wizards, dwarf lords and would-be high kings!

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    in reply to: Faustus Furius #42619
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Thank’s Northern Monkey. The rules are just about set, and we have put together two pages of guidelines for playing more historical ‘Roman circus only’ games, or to use the rules for fantasy or dystopian future games.

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    in reply to: Space Hulk Nano(+minis complete) #42618
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Just seeing this now for the first time (I know I’m behind the times) – wow, it looks fantastic!

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    in reply to: Finally, my first game of Horizon Wars! #42615
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Great looking game! Glad you enjoyed the rules on the first play through. It is a really fun little game.

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    in reply to: Galleys & Galleons – some updates #42550
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Any chance of a fantasy supplement for Irregular Wars?

    Not a full blown official one, but I have been ‘advising’ a chap creating a raft of army lists for your traditional fantasy race tropes. So far he’s got about 20 army lists written and we have discussed the use of three new special rules. Everything else already works.

    Drop me a line through my blog page if you are interested in having a look at what he’s done to date.  http://irregularwars.blogspot.co.uk/

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    in reply to: Galleys & Galleons – some updates #42549
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Thanks David.

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    in reply to: First forays into Horizon Wars #42536
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    Cheers gents. This weekend I’m taking part in a big Battle of Jutland game, and then next weekend diving into HW head on!

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    in reply to: Anshan – Building a Junker Town #42535
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Looking fantastic!

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    in reply to: 6mm Seleucids #23456
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    Cracking wee force there. I really like the Rapier guard cavalry you used, I might have to get my own Seleukids a couple of bags of those!

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    in reply to: Wee bit of chariot fun! #22991
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Hmmmm, not sure why that is. It works on my laptop and on my phone.

     

    Thanks for letting me know though.

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    in reply to: Naval Wargames Show 2015 #21135
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Wish I could make it, sounds great DM!

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    in reply to: Battle of Raphia at conquest Sacramento #20863
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Oh, now that is impressive. We did Raphia a month or so a go, but due to my reletive lack of Seleukid pikes I scaled the armies down quite a bit.

    http://irregularwars.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/hail-caesar-battle-of-raphia-217bc-in.html

    Incidentally, in our game Ptolemy IV died in around turn three, Antiochos III died the following turn. Dark day for the Hellenised East.

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    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Cheers gents!

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    in reply to: Battle of Actium 31 BC Scenario #20306
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    That has such a lovely – but epic – look to it all!

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    in reply to: Galleys & Galleons #20271
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Thanks Paul. The game is not intended for fantasy games on the whole, but allows for them with some extra special rules for creatures, flying, being submersible etc which are kept in the ‘Here be Dragons’ section at the back.

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    in reply to: Minor Semantic Rant #20270
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Indeed, 1837-1901. Very specific in period, but just a tad Anglocentric.

    … and don’t get me started on ‘Colonial’….!

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    in reply to: What's your favourite ancients ruleset and why? #20249
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    I’ll add another voice to back up Hail Caesar (again, with a couple of reservations) for massed ancients and Dux Bellorum for smaller ‘Early Medieval’ games.

    Really looking forward to getting into Sword and Spear, but our group has been distracted lately with real life stuff (babies and what not) so it may be a few weeks yet before I give it a go. Simon’s To the Strongest also look rather good.

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    in reply to: Dux Bellorum Dawn Attack AAR #20247
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Been very much enjoying your AARs, keep them up!

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    in reply to: Minor Semantic Rant #20246
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    The problem with rebranding ‘Biblical’ with Bronze Age, is that a lot of ‘Biblical’ armies (most Assyrian armies that get used for example) are Iron Age. That said, I really struggle with the term for all the same reasons stated above. In the same way, it makes me squirm to hear people here (Northern Ireland) refer to the whole of the Middle East the ‘Holy Lands’.

    Chariot Era may be a way forward but of course chariots were used both before and after….

    I also can’t agree more about the Early Medieval period which the Victorians tried to make us call the Dark Ages. But while I’m on a tangent, how do Americans (et al.) feel about the Victorian period?

    Sorry, not helping much here. But feeling the frustrations 

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    in reply to: Horse Archers #20245
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    Lovely. Great to see pastel horse archers!

    But I think you must have copied mine… 

     

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    in reply to: Necho II pharaoh of Egypt battle #20244
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Very impressive!

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    in reply to: Republican Romans Velites #20243
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    They are crackingly fine miniatures and very well painted. Lovely!

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    in reply to: Galleys & Galleons #20239
    Avatar photoNic Wright
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    Thanks! 🙂

    Most are Peter Pig 1/450 scale ships from their Pieces of Eight range. The wee boat in the lower right of the bottom picture is a tiny scale (unknown even by the manufacturers!) ‘Empire Galleass’ by Ral Partha Europe which I have crewed with Peter Pig crew and use as a slightly fantastic looking jacht. The Chinese junks are 6mm junks from Grumpy miniatures with their crew removed and replaced by PP crew again.

    The sea monster from the second game is a crazy chibi-looking catfish dragon from Impact miniatures. Triton is from Pendraken.

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