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  • in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #17021
    Natholeon
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    Hi guys

    I’ve painted a few more figures and re-snapped the Germans so hopefully they don’t look pink anymore. It probably was the light I was using.

    http://natholeonsempires.blogspot.co.nz/2015/02/great-war-figures.html

    Everything seems to be progressing very slowly at the moment, but I’ve had a dozen other things on the go. In a couple of months this will be the priority painting project.

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #13325
    Natholeon
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    Cool news KB! Mancaves are the best!

    I finally received my 1914 figures. The first test paints are here:

    http://natholeonsempires.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/wwi-1914-german-test-elements.html

    I should get around to this project early in the new year.

    Still interested in any Battle reports you manage.

    in reply to: Help me dress my Romans #9369
    Natholeon
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    Simon, that is a fantastic story I knew nothing about. Thanks.

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #9368
    Natholeon
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    Hey KB. I’m still waiting too. Soon I hope!

    in reply to: Allen E Curtis has Passed. #9092
    Natholeon
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    My recent question regarding how to paint a Roman army was asked in the hope that Allen might contribute to the discussion. Despite his sometimes gruff exterior he was very helpful and generous. A very sad day in the wargaming universe.

    in reply to: Help me dress my Romans #8982
    Natholeon
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    Thanks for the replies, people. This is all pretty much as I thought, but I just wanted to make sure I haven’t missed a valuable bit of new research somewhere that reveals the Romans bought their clothes off the Celts and therefore wore plaid.

    I’ll probably go with white tunics mixed together and different coloured shields for each unit. That will give the army some consistency throughout while still maintaining some individual identity per unit.

    Cheers

    Nate

     

    in reply to: What's your favourite ancients ruleset and why? #8156
    Natholeon
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    Well, this thread has inspired me to purchase Mark’s Sword and Spear rules, and I have to admit, after a read through I really like what I see. Now I just have to paint up a couple of armies to play it with…

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #7521
    Natholeon
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    Great news that you’re still painting KB! I’m still waiting for my figures to come…

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #6662
    Natholeon
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    No-one even asked them whether they wanted to goat to war…

    Patience KB – I’m having to exert every iota of mine as my 1914 toys have not yet arrived. They were a pre-order, so not expecting them until next month.

    Having said that, Mitchell’s Marauders turned up on my doorstep on Thursday and are now all put together. But I don’t have the Germans yet. I promise that as soon as I can I’ll be playtesting some mods!

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #6545
    Natholeon
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    Make sure you do a battle report KB!

    in reply to: Star Wars: Imperial Assault #5545
    Natholeon
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    Venusboys3, I think the AT-ST is outside the room. It is knocking on the door to deliver the pie to the bunker.

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #4372
    Natholeon
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    Best to focus on 1914 for the moment and take it a step at a time.  I’m like you, I’m not going to bother with points either, just run with scenarios. You’ve made a great start though mate.

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #4367
    Natholeon
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    I’d have a combination of conscript and veteran in 1915, some of the Old Contemptible were still around. I’d take it step by step for 1916. 1st July conscript, but by September probably trained. different units would have different ratings, it depends who you are attempting to model.

     

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #4358
    Natholeon
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    Mad Minute sounds perfect. Recycling Germans as in the FoW Great War rules will work well in a Mons scenario – need open flanks to work around too.

    in reply to: Thought I'd put a Crusades post up #4242
    Natholeon
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    Truly inspirational James. Crescent and Cross is about to get me into this period too.

    in reply to: What's your favourite ancients ruleset and why? #4239
    Natholeon
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    Given your ‘old school’ credentials Henry, I’d back up what a couple of other’s have recommended with Neil Thomas’ Ancient and Medieval Wargaming. They are a simple set of rules  and just a few small tweaks close up the few holes in them. There is a good yahoo group to support them too. They remind me of the fun I had when I first began gaming. I’ve been a WAB and DBA player and loved both of those rulesets, but lately if I play a big Ancients game I’ve gone with AMW, as players who have never played them before can pick them up remarkably quickly.

    Having said that, I’m starting to use SAGA for Ancients skirmish gaming as well. There are plenty of home-brewed battleboards in the Studio Tomahawk forum.

    Cheers

    Nate

    in reply to: Welcome to the General Forum #4237
    Natholeon
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    Hello everyone

    Another wargamer from New Zealand here. I pop on on TMP and LAF from time to time as Natholeon, but mostly post my thoughts and doings on my blog.

    http://natholeonsempires.blogspot.co.nz/

    I’ve been gaming for plenty of years now, originally inspired by Charles Grant and Donald Featherstone to push my plastic Airfix and Esci figures around the table in a slightly more formal and mature way than I had been doing (I do still occasionally make ‘explodey’ sounds, though). I have a general interest in pretty much everything, but World War One, the Seventeenth Century and Republican Rome/the Hellenistic age are my pet periods.

    I used to write my own rules, but it is so much easier to play games with other people with commercial sets that I spend most of my gaming time playing SAGA and Flames of War. Never being satisfied I do still like to experiment with and tweak these.

    Great to see so many familiar names popping up over here, including some of the exiles from a certain other site. Thanks Mike and Sam for making this happen.

    Cheers

    Nate

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #4226
    Natholeon
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    Sounds pretty much like the way things went in real life!

    Do the Germans in 1914 deserve Infantrie Vor? I don’t know that they were any more mobile than any of the other armies of the time. I think the idea of giving the French an ‘Avanti’ move would have some merit given the attaque a outrance philosophy. I was going to try that when I get my armies ready to play.

    I like the shrapnel idea.

    in reply to: WWI over the next 4 years? #4219
    Natholeon
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    I’ve just made a pre-order with Lancashire Games to get 1914 and German and French armies. Like Jonathan, I’ll be using Flames of War. I’m also going to buy the Battlefront figures for 1918.

    I’m also very interested in the Eastern Front in 1914 – I have a real love of everything Austro-Hungarian, so it is definitely on my radar, but probably not this year.

    in reply to: Home Before the Leaves Fall. #4218
    Natholeon
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    Hi Jonathan

    How effective were the artillery? Was it mostly firearms that did the damage?

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