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  • OB
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    Thanks fellows.  Minifigs has some very nice figures. It’ll be a while KB because I’m still working on the Greeks.

    OB
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    OB
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    I don’t think you can beat Piquet for solo games.

    OB
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    in reply to: PSC plastic and Lurkio metal late Romans #133831
    OB
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    There’s a lot to like there.

    OB
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    in reply to: I Seem To Lack Self Control #133672
    OB
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    Very nice and immediate gratification is so much better!

    OB
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    OB
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    Another good one.  You seem to be getting interesting games out of HF&G.

    OB
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    OB
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    Thanks Whirlwind.  Good to know what happened.

    OB
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    OB
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    Me too, downloaded the first couple of versions and had high hopes.  I’m not sure if Phil Barker ever completed them.  There was a bit of a fuss when the very affordable hard copy came out.  I lost track of HF&G after that.

    OB
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    OB
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    That was interesting.  Everything seemed to work.

    OB
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    in reply to: Crom's Anvil – 15mm Fantasy #133008
    OB
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    Mike , you are making some very nice 15mm stuff with lots of applications. I can feel my hand moving towards my wallet.

    OB
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    in reply to: This Year’s Interests and Games #132760
    OB
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    That would be way beyond my competence.

    OB
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    in reply to: Matchlock 15mm for the French and Indian War #132727
    OB
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    I might get some of the canoes too.  I already have some Irregular ones but you cannot have too many.

    OB
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    in reply to: This Year’s Interests and Games #132698
    OB
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    Thanks.  For the pike shafts I undercoat with tan acrylic and then paint them with cote de arms horse shade dun. Then a coat of matt varnish.

    OB
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    in reply to: Matchlock 15mm for the French and Indian War #132529
    OB
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    I think the one you want might be in the Indian Command pack.  Captain Beaujeu isn’t in the French one.

    OB
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    in reply to: Matchlock 15mm for the French and Indian War #132500
    OB
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    I think it’s a brilliant little sculpt.

    OB
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    in reply to: Matchlock 15mm for the French and Indian War #132334
    OB
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    Thanks KB, yeah and it works for Muskets and Tomahawks too.

    OB
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    in reply to: 15mm for the French and Indian War #131907
    OB
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    Thanks lads.

    I got the last jar in the shop Vincent!

    I find with tartan that the undiluted ink wash does a lot of the work.  That and in 15mm you are looking to create an impression rather than faithfully replicate the pattern.

     

    OB
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    OB
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    They look the business.

    OB
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    in reply to: Painting Facepaint #131739
    OB
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    Yes.  The ink seems to bring out the right war paint effect.  Don’t know why.  These Sadhus are are bigger canvas and I think it worked with them too.

    war paint

    OB
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    in reply to: Painting Facepaint #131737
    OB
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    What scale Mike?

    Ive had good results in 15mm by painting the figure and then painting on the paint-if you know what I mean.  Then once it’s properly dry I paint the whole thing with a coat of Windsor and Newton nut brown ink,  That to my eye works nicely.  See the white face lad below.

    war paint

    OB
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    OB
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    I’m impressed.

    OB
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    in reply to: 15mm PLASTIC Romans #131035
    OB
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    They look interesting.

    OB
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    in reply to: The end times are nigh – or are they? #130784
    OB
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    Not grumpy at all Mike.  Your comments were an education to me.

    OB
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    in reply to: The end times are nigh – or are they? #130766
    OB
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    That’s a really interesting point about Kickstarters.  I’ve just bought into my first one with North Star Games for Muskets and Tomahawks 2.  I had just intended to buy the stuff as it became available.  Although I came late to the Kickstarter thing I can really see the benefits to that approach.

    OB
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    in reply to: The end times are nigh – or are they? #130696
    OB
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    Yes, it changes all the time and its demise has been predicted for at least 20 years.  Yet, here we all are.

    I’m currently buying and painting French and Indian War in 15mm for ‘skirmish’ games.  By the time I’ve bought Muskets and Tomahawks v2, the cards and the tokens, the buildings and terrain I want and more figures I won’t see much change from £300.  That’s fine by me.  I have the time and the money to do it.  But, like a sizeable tranche of our demographic I’m retired.  The crunch might come when my generation are gone.  On the other hand the Lipstick Effect may save the day.

    OB
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    in reply to: Fistful of Lead: French & Indian game… #130623
    OB
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    Good to see.  I’m about to play a few FIW games too.

    OB
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    in reply to: 18th c. Frontier scenics… #129833
    OB
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    That all looks just right.

    OB
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    in reply to: Vendéans for Rebels&Patriots #129745
    OB
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    In my experience the temptation becomes irresistible when Lancashire have a sale on.

    OB
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    in reply to: Vendéans for Rebels&Patriots #129593
    OB
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    Yes, I pretty much followed Matt ‘Blue Willow’s” illustrations for mine right down to the occasional pair of stripey trousers.

    Here is a pic of two bare metal Lancashire Vendeans alongside two Blue Moon Canadians ans a Polly Oliver AWI officer. All very compatible in size and heft.

    Vendee

    Hope that helps Tony.

    OB
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    in reply to: Various 18th century figures #129539
    OB
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    Yes indeed, nice figures.

    OB
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    in reply to: Vendéans for Rebels&Patriots #129524
    OB
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    Lancashire sizes vary though nowadays he seems set on biggies.  I’ll take a comparison pic or two and post them here.

    OB
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    in reply to: Vendéans for Rebels&Patriots #129504
    OB
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    Not at all, it’s the right sort of trouble.  The hobby takes us to strange places and situations.  Part of its charm I think.

    OB
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    in reply to: Bandwagon? #129500
    OB
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    Mostly no.

    Although I will certainly be getting the new Muskets and Tomahawks edition.  I also bought all the Mersey Rampant stuff but even then some 5 years after the release of the first one.

    I mainly like Piquet style games and also Barry Hilton’s stuff.  The player base for both are low key but interactive.

    OB
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    in reply to: Vendéans for Rebels&Patriots #129499
    OB
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    It’s a good one Tony.  You can also get your French Republicans from the same place as the Vendéans- Lancashire Games Archive ranges.  Both seem to be by the same Designer so no size issues and you don’t really need cavalry.

    The book and the rules are affordable too.

    It was Vincent’s interest that led me too the period.

    OB
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    in reply to: Ebay still a thing? #129036
    OB
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    I’ve never sold on eBay but I still buy stuff there.  I’m mainly interested in unpainted 15mm figures and eBay is good for them.  Chinese made trees and scenery is also well worth a look.

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

    in reply to: Joyeuses Greianders. #128877
    OB
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    That is a very fine looking unit.

    OB
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    in reply to: Recruiting the New Irish Army #128738
    OB
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    It got really interesting at the top of the tree when there was a struggle for leadership of a territory.  Each candidate had to possess rigdharma ( meaning that their father or grandfather had to have had the position) each had key groups of supporting clans who wanted them to succeed.  It began with negotiation, moved on to to intimidation or assassination and if that failed to open war.  Sometimes candidates sought outside aid but that could easily backfire.

    Sometime this year I’ll do a post on the Irish political/military year as it has great campaign potential.

    On that note have a happy and prosperous New Year.

    OB
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    in reply to: Recruiting the New Irish Army #128674
    OB
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    The choice would lie with the client.  Factors would be:

    Which lord had the deepest links with the client’s kin group.

    Which lord was likely to be most use to them in the future.

    Which lord they liked best.

    The first was the most important.

    All of the clients owned a share of kin group land to begin with and could bargain with a range of lords for access to more. If a member of the kin group died childless his land share was reallocated within the kin.  That meant that an extra land contract didn’t necessarily trump an extra livestock contract.

    OB
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    in reply to: Recruiting the New Irish Army #128626
    OB
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    Yes, it is.  The innovation in military technology and tactics seems to have gone hand in hand with a social innovation.

    OB
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    in reply to: Recruiting the New Irish Army #128609
    OB
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    Thanks for the kind words Rhoderic.  You seem to be getting just what I hoped readers would get when I set out to write the series.  That’s very gratifying for me.

    OB
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    in reply to: Celtic Shields #128595
    OB
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    They look very good indeed.

    OB
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