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  • Meic Kelly
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    Very nice, I’m so tempted to get some Spencer Smith and try my hand at painting them up.

     

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    Meic

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    in reply to: Rules for the 45? Recommendations? #7598
    Meic Kelly
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    I was intending on using Black Powder, but would be interested in hearing thoughts on Raise the Clans.

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    in reply to: What's your favourite ancients ruleset and why? #7221
    Meic Kelly
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    I really like Hail Caesar for Ancients, have War and Conquest and really like the way these read though have to confess haven’t played them yet, they actually have a decent index, which I find useful.

    Did try Basic Impetus, and must admit I liked them.

    If I was to be honest for a big game I don’t want individual figure removal anymore, if a system calls for it and I really liked it I look for a modelling solution as a work around. If I want to move individual figures I’ll play a skirmish set.

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    Meic

     

     

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    Meic Kelly
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    Black Powder for AWI, will give Black Powder and Beneath the Lily Banners a go for WSS when I get some painted up.

    Like Muskets and Tomahawks for skirmish. Also have a copy of Maurice but haven’t played them yet.

    Donnybrook look interesting, have a copy but not managed to game yet.

    Cheers

    Meic

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    in reply to: Which are your favorite 18th century figures #7095
    Meic Kelly
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    WSS are Front Rank, will probably also collect Ebor, simply because I like both.

    SYW currently collecting Minden Austrians, and also Pendraken Russians and Prussians (some mad plan to do Zorndorf).

    The ’45 are Crann Tara, love this range in particular.

    GNW plan on Ebor, will also look at others – Musketeer and Warfare, but currently planning start using Ebor.

    FIW are Crusader, nice figures to paint.

    AWI the bulk are Front Rank, also adding Perry Miniatures.

    At some point I want to get some Spencer Smith, mostly because I want to see how I can paint them, and I think they have a particular graceful charm. These will probably be for an ImagiNation.

    I like all the above ranges for different reasons, I especially enjoy painting Front Rank Miniatures, I feel I can do as little or much detail and they always look great. All in all I think we have an amazing choice of figures for the 18th Century available. There are others such as Conquest, Galloping Major, Redoubt, and Blue Moon but I haven’t got any of these yet, but …..as they are also rather nice.

    Cheers

    Meic

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Meic Kelly
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    Thanks Henry, look forward to contributing where I can and learning from the wealth of experience and knowledge that the forum will attract. It’s taken me a while to settle down in a wargaming sense, after all one man cannot do it all (even though I might still try!). Still indulge in other periods though, like most others, but at least I’ve identified what will be my major focus.

    Cheers

    Meic

     

     

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    Meic Kelly
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    Hi,

    New to the forum, and my first post.

    I’ve had a long standing fascination with the Jacobite Rebellions, and the ’45 in particular from childhood.

    In fact I find most rebellions interesting and am quite often drawn to the ‘loosing’ side. From a gaming perspective it’s currently AWI, starting to paint a WSS French army, and slowly working away on some Jacobites for the ’45. I’m also drawn to the FIW, and have nearly finished two sets for Muskets and Tomahawks. 7YW is also on the agenda, though I keep changing my mind about figure scale.

    After gaming many periods and following a period of rationalisation, I’ve come to realise that the 18th century is my spiritual wargames home. I like visually appealing tables, and love the look of neat linear formations. It’s also an age for gentlemen. Recently picked up some Charles Grant books, and am very pleased to add them to my collection. Also I was fortunate enough to acquire a copy of A Military Gentleman by John Ray which is a treasured possession.

    So I think pretty much all of it attracts me, the period abounds with great adventure, fascinating characters, battles large and small, and rebellions!

    Cheers

    Meic

     

     

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