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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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    in reply to: Tai Ping 15mm Army List #140669
    OB
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    A couple more Tai Ping pics here.  This is a veteran skirmish unit of swordsmen and jingals.  I’m going to have three of these.

    Tai Ping

    The complete unit below.

    OB
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    in reply to: Jungle Scatter – How To #140654
    OB
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    I’m impressed.  The end result makes it well worth while putting the work in.  Good news on the bases do let us know when they become available .

    OB
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    in reply to: Jungle Scatter – How To #140560
    OB
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    Good stuff Mike.  Are you thinking of selling the bases you cast?

    OB
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    in reply to: A Few More 15mm for Comitatus #140454
    OB
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    All that Telzy and they do a lot of figures and sell them individually.

    OB
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    in reply to: A Few More 15mm for Comitatus #140423
    OB
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    Cheers Rhys.  I’ve just bought another 150 of the little buggers.

    OB
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    in reply to: I know I Shouldn’t….. #140385
    OB
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    All of the old ones are still available. Tell the nice men at QRF and they will sort you out.  Also sign up for their newsletter and you will get a 10% discount.   Like Tony above my FPW armies are Freikorps.

    OB
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    in reply to: I know I Shouldn’t….. #140373
    OB
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    You need old Freikorps not new to fit with Essex.

    OB
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    in reply to: I know I Shouldn’t….. #140322
    OB
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    Get 10mm from Pendraken instead.  They are lovely figures that paint up a treat.  It will be a new adventure.

    OB
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    in reply to: Duchy of Warsaw Generals (AB Figures) #140144
    OB
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    Fine work indeed.

    OB
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    OB
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    Tony that’s a good point.  I nearly used the phrase ‘block paint’ in my post but didn’t because I know from previous experience that it can cause confusion.  We need a painter’s lexicon!

    OB
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    OB
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    I’ll take some pics Rhoderic to show what the  result is.  I should add that once I have the figure painted I wash it in undiluted brown ink and when dry high light it.  The effect of the ink dulls the figure but also emphasizes the detail and that’s where the undercoat really pays off.

    I’ve been meaning to do a blog post on the process so it’s a timely question for me.

    OB
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    OB
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    No Mike, just where I want red to stand out.

    In terms of undercoating whole figures, I find white makes for a brighter finish, black darker and a tan brown neutral.  I usually use the latter.

     

    OB
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    OB
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    Yes, it works in my experience.

    As an example I’m currently painting some Tai Ping. They have dark blue clothes with red turbans, head bands and sashes, long black hair too.  I need the red to really stand out so I undercoat the turbans etc in orange.  I’m happy with the result.

    OB
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    in reply to: Boxer Rebellion with Red Wing Figures #139789
    OB
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    Quite agree, they look great.

    OB
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    in reply to: Tai Ping 15mm Army List #139718
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks Tony.

    Yes they did and dear me, it was decades ago.  Time marches and luckily we are still marching alongside.

    I’d say FoB3 is better.  Not that I thought there was anything wrong with FoB2 which is where I came in.  FoB3 is more streamlined to my mind.  I’m currently writing up my first game with it which was a Crimean War one.

    OB
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    in reply to: Tai Ping 15mm Army List #139684
    OB
    Participant

    Thanks Vincent.

    Chris, you are sitting on a treasure chest of information.  I hope you can find someone to help you by translating the books.  An approach to universities that teach Mandarin and the Chinese Embassy might bear fruit.  Best of luck with it all.

    OB
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    in reply to: Tai Ping 15mm Army List #139672
    OB
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    Thanks Rhoderic, the Tai Ping story takes some beating.

    OB
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    in reply to: A New Battle Mat- What Type? #139652
    OB
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    Those do look very nice.  New Desert appeals to me.

    OB
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    in reply to: A New Battle Mat- What Type? #139508
    OB
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    Thanks Alexander.  I like the two sides idea.

    OB
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    in reply to: A New Battle Mat- What Type? #139241
    OB
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    Helpful stuff lads, thank you.

    I hadn’t realised you could put hills under the Cigar Box ones. Worth knowing.

    Message received on the mouse pad ones, Dark Star. I would also want a 6 by 4 mat.  I’ll certainly check out War Sigil.

    OB
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    OB
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    They bring back memories.

    OB
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    in reply to: French & Indian War Rules? #138988
    OB
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    Yes, both of those are just right for what you want,

    OB
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    OB
    Participant

    Montrose

    I’m now well past the half way mark on Montrose and the Covenanters.  Most of everything is done and I’m currently waiting for a few command figures to complete the infantry.

    Montrose

    One thing I have learned from Iain Lom is that Highland archers were still quite common in clan forces.  The number of poetic mentions of bows and archery outstrip mentions of guns and shooting.  I learned this too late and my Highlanders tend not to be bow armed.

    There are lots more pics on my blog.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: Bonjour de France ! #138683
    OB
    Participant

    Very good and welcome Jean-Francois.

    OB
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    in reply to: I give you, all my GNW forces. #138612
    OB
    Participant

    Splendid Truls!

    OB
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    OB
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    You know Guy, that was my very thought and the same metaphor the blue steel.

    Glad you enjoyed it and the Capercaillie.

    OB
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    OB
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    I thought I’d have a look at what Iain Lom MacDonald the great Highland Bard could tell us about how Highlanders fought at the Battle of Inverlochy.  He saw the whole battle and walked the ground afterwards.  If that sounds like your sort of thing do drop by for a read.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: A Game of Comitatus #138289
    OB
    Participant

    Yes, I think it’s fun too.  I’ve even bought a couple of new units.

    OB
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