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  • in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #145692
    OB
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    Crusades

    The last part of my experimental Crusades game is now up on my blog.  I’m pleased with how it played out. The main features archery and the Frankish charge worked well.

    Next time I want to try a Fatimid versus Crusader match up which is a very different type of battle.

    If it sounds of interest please click the link below.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #145684
    OB
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    Yeah, it seems to have reflected what we know of Crusades fighting.  I should say a turn runs through the entire card deck so quite a lot happens.

    Yes, it would handle Crusader v Crusader battles very well.

    OB
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    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #145608
    OB
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    Crusades

    Part 2 of my experimental Crusades game is now on my blog.  It has proved eventful.  So far, I think it has captured the essentials of Crusader warfare well enough.  Knights have delivered their irresistible charge and other knights have had their horses shot from under them.

    If the game continues to please it will likely become my default set of rules for the period.

    If it sounds of interest here is the link:

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #145401
    OB
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    Crusades

    The first part of my experimental Crusades game is now up on my blog.  It features King Guy of Jerusalem, Gerard Master of the Temple and Conrad Marquis of Montferrat and their retinues being intercepted on the march by the Ayyubids.

    Crusades

    The battle is fictional but nearly happened when the Crusaders headed out for Acre after the fall of Jerusalem.

    The point of the game was to see if I could successfully adapt an out of period rule set to one suiting Crusading warfare.  So far, it seems to be working nicely enough.

    Crusades

    Part two should follow later this week.  If it’s of interest please click the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: Poop #145158
    OB
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    Normal!  For a wargamer anyhow.  You’ll be muttering about self discipline next.

    OB
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    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #144976
    OB
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    Good to hear Mr A.  There should be more next week.

    OB
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    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #144963
    OB
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    Crusades

     

    Part 2 of my series on Crusading Warfare is now up on my blog.  It is mainly about archery and its tactical importance to both Franks and Muslims.  If it’s of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: B Troop IS coming back! #144448
    OB
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    It’s great to see this coming back into production.

    OB
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    in reply to: Rowe’s Foot/scots Fusiliers. #144319
    OB
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    Aren’t they just.  What size are those Truls?

    OB
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    in reply to: Never Mind the Billhooks – A Revew #144153
    OB
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    Just finished the Yorkist mounted Men at Arms.  The project is coming together.

    Never mind the bill hooks

    OB
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    in reply to: Never Mind the Billhooks – A Revew #144137
    OB
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    The rules suggest removing figures from a sabot base.  I’m just going to keep track of the casualties until until I can remove a base.

    OB
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    in reply to: Montrose’s Irish Brigade in 15mm Complete #144100
    OB
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    Much appreciated thank you.  I’m pleased to have finally got them finished.

    OB
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    in reply to: Innsmouth 15mm / Cthulhu #144099
    OB
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    It’s all great stuff Old Ben, very atmospheric.  You might almost say a labour of Lovecraft.

    Good to see the Fishmen link Hafen.

    OB
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    in reply to: Montrose’s Irish Brigade in 15mm Complete #144007
    OB
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    Thanks, do check out Project Auldearn for additional Irish and Scots flags.  I particularly like those for Montrose’s Scottish regulars.

    OB
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    in reply to: Never Mind the Billhooks – A Revew #143928
    OB
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    Yeah, I think the balance is fine too  A quality product in my view and it got me into the WOTR.  15mm for me of course.

    OB
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    in reply to: Never Mind the Billhooks – A Revew #143875
    OB
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    I’ve made a start on the painting.  Lancastrians first, Percy and Ormond.

     

    OB
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    in reply to: Taiping Era – A Review #143505
    OB
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    That is new to me Vincent and very pleasing to see.  A good man in desperate times.

    Yes, it is worth getting Taiping Era for the info’ alone.  I neglected to say it has a good bibliography in the back.

    OB
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    in reply to: Never Mind the Billhooks – A Revew #142997
    OB
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    As long as each unit is allocated the same number of dice as the original scale it should by fine Jim.   Mind you I’m as new to the game as anyone.  Still, I cannot see a hole in that.

    OB
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    in reply to: Never Mind the Billhooks – A Revew #142968
    OB
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    Yes, I have a bunch of pike men that could be the basis of a Burgundian array.  Some of the livery colours seem to re occur in various forces too.  Lots of good quality free flags and banners about too.  All good.

    OB
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    in reply to: Never Mind the Billhooks – A Revew #142961
    OB
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    They would do the trick.  I didn’t have any figures either so I’ve ordered some 15mm WOTR from QRF.

    OB
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    OB
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    I’d say some may be  Frei Korps Napoleonics a long since withdrawn range.  I cannot recall that they ever did a Crimean range.  The first figures may Garibaldi Guard from their  ACW range.

    OB
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    OB
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    Interesting and nicely presented, thank you.

    OB
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    OB
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    That’s the stuff!  Well done, they look great.

    OB
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    in reply to: Furioso for The Nine Years War in Ireland #142628
    OB
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    No bother at all.  The Stradiots are particularly good.

    OB
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    in reply to: Furioso for The Nine Years War in Ireland #142614
    OB
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    Cheers Guy.  I played GG’s rules too.  I liked them at the time but I doubt I’ll ever use them again.

    I’ve been ambushed by a couple of of long submerged interests that have diverted my attention.  First I rediscovered the joys of Comitatus and that led to much buying and painting.  I sort of knew that was coming.  Then, out of nowhere, my interest in the Punic Wars rekindled cue more buying and painting.

    On top of that FoB3 finally appeared and I’m still emerged in that.

    Back to the Nine Years War.  I have one more unit to do and it’s game on.  I’m going to give Furioso a go and I’ll report back.

    Good luck with the painting.  I’m starting to think being sidetracked is an essential  part of the hobby.

    OB
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    in reply to: Furioso for The Nine Years War in Ireland #142606
    OB
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    They are certainly worth a look. Saving throws are not usually my style but the whole game fairly trots along and there’s enough excitement to hold the players interest.  Easy to learn as well.

    For the Italian Wars it’s worth having a look at the Venexia figures at Lancashire Games too.  They fit with Blue Moon and Legio Heroica.

    OB
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    in reply to: Project to-do lists #142380
    OB
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    Yeah, that one caught my eye too.  There’s no shortage of 15mm figures available either.  Currently I’m resisting the urge.

    OB
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    in reply to: Project to-do lists #142342
    OB
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    It’s all a bit as and when for me.

    Carlist War nearly finished ditto Tai Ping War.  Sikh War 2 more units to go.  Crimean War one more unit for each side to do.  I was on a roll until I was ambushed by an irresistible desire to sort out multiple forces for Comitatus.  Then I decided to refurbish and expand my Punic War collection.  Result, nothing is finished.

    My Montrose project just needs 2 units of horse and one of foot and it’s complete.  I may make a special effort just so I can finally say I got something finished.

    OB
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    in reply to: Irish clothing colours and Fénnid Warriors #142215
    OB
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    Cheers boys.  I’ve been thinking about an Irish Army list for the period.  I’m still pondering away but it should appear on the my blog this year.

    OB
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    in reply to: Irish clothing colours and Fénnid Warriors #142164
    OB
    Participant

    Glad you enjoyed it thanks for the kind words.

    OB
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    in reply to: Scenario For The 2nd Battle of Caldiero 1805 #141920
    OB
    Participant

    Good stuff.  I hope you can treat us to a report of the game in due course.

    OB
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    in reply to: A New Battle Mat- What Type? #141918
    OB
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    My mat has arrived from Geek Villain.  It came in a zip lock plastic envelope and a box.  As you might expect it had been folded to fit.  I hung it up and the creases dropped out in about 10 minutes.  These are good things.

    The design is printed onto the fleece material so no flock falling off.  This is also good.

    The fleece material is thin, soft and light weight.  It will be easy to place hills and what not under it.  It also looks robust enough to withstand normal wear and tear.  For that matter you could fold it up to produce a smaller  playing surface. Easy to store too.

    The design itself has a three dimensional effect and it all looks natural enough.  More green on one long side more rocks and sand on the other.  It will do good service from the Punjab to the Crimea and points in between.

    The cost compared well with other merchants and free or fixed postage is a plus too.  Timely delivery too as you can see from this thread.

    I’m happy with what I got.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: In Deo Veritas game test; Boldon Hill 1644 #141603
    OB
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    Interesting report.  I’ve got the rules too but have yet to try them out.

    OB
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    OB
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    Thanks.  I’m hoping to have all my First Carlist War stuff done by October.

    OB
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    OB
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    A good result!  No doubt you’ll find yourself doing more now.

    OB
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    OB
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    First thing is to measure properly, second thing is to take your time.  You will get better and better with experience. As Mike said you could choose an easier base material to work with.

    I’m not a great model maker but with a bit of patience I can knock out reasonable stuff.

    Good luck and persevere.

    OB
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    in reply to: WIP Aventine Early Byzantines #141304
    OB
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    Yes, they’ve come up a treat.

    OB
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    in reply to: A New Battle Mat- What Type? #141119
    OB
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    Thanks fellows.

    Love the vinyl it’s a great idea.

    I bought the rocky grass one from Geek Villain above.  I’ll report back here.

    OB
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    in reply to: A New Battle Mat- What Type? #141100
    OB
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    I’m liking what I see there.  Let me have a mull.

    OB
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    in reply to: Five More for the Sikh War in 15mm #140945
    OB
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    Thank you both .  It is appreciated.

    OB
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