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  • in reply to: A French contingent for the Crimean War 15mm #195645
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    My Crimean war British Infantry Brigades are now on my blog.  There are Guards, Highlanders, Line Battalions and the Rifles.  The figures are 15mm from Minifigs and Irregular.  I find these mutually compatible in most cases.

    I have used a lot of flags from Maverick Models.  A good product and an excellent service.

    I have also reproduced Captain Temple Godman’s account of the “Thin Red Streak” incident.  It is illuminating.

    If it is of interest here is the link:

    http://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

     

    OB
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    in reply to: The Heavy Brigade at Balaclava #194883
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    The second part of my piece on Captain Godman’s letters from Balaclava is now on my blog.

    It explores why there was such a disparity of casualties between the British and Russians.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    Here is the link:

    http://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: A French contingent for the Crimean War 15mm #194882
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    Thanks Tony.  Yeah, they do have a certain charm about them.

    OB
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    in reply to: The Heavy Brigade at Balaclava #194444
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    Thanks Dave.

    For figures Pendraken in 10mm, Minfigs and Irregular in 15mm and Lancashire in 18mm.  I see a lot of bigger figures for the Crimea too but that is a world I do not know.

    OB
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    in reply to: Suggestions For Tropical Vegetation #190242
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    A sound method I’d say Dan.  Mine are going on MDF bases irregular cut.

    OB
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    in reply to: Suggestions For Tropical Vegetation #190201
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    Great stuff Dan.  I’ve ordered a couple of sheets of thorn plants.  I can see many uses for them.  They look pretty durable too.

    OB
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    in reply to: The days of El Cid in 15mm #189553
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    Thanks kindly Dan.  I hope to get back to this project in the Autumn.

    OB
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    in reply to: An incident at Mudki-Anglo-Sikh War #189552
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    I do Tony.  In the past I’ve used Field of Battle and enjoyed it.  I’ve not tried Battle Command for the Sikh Wars yet.  That said it has a mechanism that would nicely model the shooting abilities of the Gorchurra.

    The tactics of the Gorchurra are really what I need to capture.  That’s what I’m currently working on.  Nolan is a great help, practical lad that he was.  I’m hoping I can produce a Sikh Wars adaptation of Barry Hilton’s Republic to Empire.  I’ve a series of blog posts coming up on the theme.

    The challenge is what the Gorchurra did when charged by European style cavalry.  Briefly, they opened up, let them through, turned face and then struck.  Republic to Empire maybe could accomodate that with a bit of tweaking.

    OB
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    in reply to: An incident at Mudki-Anglo-Sikh War #189526
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    Mudki was mythologised after the battle.  The myth became the narrative so we see it repeated.  It is one of the things that makes it so interesting to study.

    I agree about Gough’s mistakes before engaging.  He should have rested his troops.  He should have scouted the ground too.  Mind you the Gorchurra might have prevented or hindered that.

    The whole British Command were wildly over confident that must have had an influence.  They also knew the Sikh General was a traitor.   Another reason to be cocky.  Gough carried the can but Governor General Hardinge was with him and approved his decisions.

    It’s possible that Gough knew the strength of the Sikh regulars and guns it is the sort of info’ you might expect a traitor General to supply.

    Once the battle began Gough’s tactics were textbook.

     

    OB
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    in reply to: Huguenot Flags – Any ideas? #189208
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    Here Whirlwind, you can find a selection of them from Ray.  Scroll down.

    https://onelover-ray.blogspot.com/search/label/NYW%20flags

    Also look at Barry Hilton’s shop under flags.

    OB
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    in reply to: Mohawks and Other Woodland Warriors #188191
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    Yeah, that’s my reading too Vincent.  A good piece.

    OB
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    in reply to: Figures for the Vendee #187603
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    Thanks for the kind words Tony, glad you like the blog.  As to figures:

    Lancashire Archive range are true 15mm, more or less.  They will work with Minifigs or Essex, Chariot at a push.  There is a Sale so 10% off.   The only thing missing from the Vendeans are command figures.  The Polly Oliver AWI range at Magister Militum  offers some options.

    The Irregular ’98 Irish don’t look like Vendeans to me.  Although in their Napoleonic British range there is a Colonial Cavalry man who might work as a Vendean officer.

    Stonewall have a nice Vendean Command group but only one of the figures really fits with what I have.  The rest are too big.

    Blue Moon are bigger but would work with Stonewall above.

    If I were beginning again I’d stick with the Lancashire Archive range.  Good figures, loads of variety and you can get the Republicans too.  Good price as well.

    Good luck with it all and keep us posted.

    OB
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    in reply to: New Units for the Great Northern War #187094
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    Thanks Willz.

    I think so too Jim.  Not quite sure why.

     

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    in reply to: To phase or not to phase #185912
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    By unit.

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    in reply to: New units for the League of Augsburg #184899
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    I have an old Stronghold figure that would make an excellent William.

    OB
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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #184484
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    What sources did you find for this army? I stumbled across this awhile ago – https://www.wargamevault.com/m/product/168892 Definitely seems like a fun army to paint up. I quite like your results OB!

    Cheers Tony,

    Chris Flaherty had a website of his research on the army, lots of Ottoman stuff too.  Subsequently he published a book on the Persian Army.

    There are still a lot of images if you google Qajar Persian Army.

    OB
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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #184483
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    Very lovely

    Thanks Konstantinos, they are colourful.

    OB
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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #184462
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    Thanks Guy.  Hope you’re doing well.  Not a big one certainly, so far 4 battalions of regulars, 3 squadrons of cavalry, 3 tribal cavalry, 3 Kurdish lancers, 2 units of camel gunners, 1 of horse artillery and 1 of skirmishers.

    As you say Whirlwind no shortage of opponents for them.

     

    OB
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    in reply to: Raids on Nova Scotia, AWI #184186
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    Have a look at the League of Augsburg site for just that sort of game. Barry Hilton offers Donnybrook and Mad for War rules that will do what your pal is looking for.  PDF’s available I think.

    OB
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    in reply to: Old Frei Korps15 1870 Prussians #183887
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    I think eighties too Tony.

    I have not tried Battle Command yet.  Agree it reads well.  My first game is going to be with my ACW stuff or FPW if the units are ready.  I think it should give really good FPW games.

    OB
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    in reply to: Norton has moderated my blog to Dangerous! #183627
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    It happens a lot Norm.  Mostly for no good reason.  Often it goes away again without explanation.

    OB
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    in reply to: Sculpting Jungle terrain bases for the Maya #183626
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    Looking good Mark.

    OB
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    in reply to: New Warlord resin #183356
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    What an informative thread.  Thank you all.

    Leon, are you minded to do the USA-Mexican War?

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #182542
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    Cheers Willz.  Austrians next.

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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #182536
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    I made a bit of a push on finishing off my SYW Prussian Army.  This took the form of a brigade of Dragoons.  You can see it above.

    There are individual pic’s of von Normann’s,von Blanckensee and Count zu Waldburg’s Dragoons on my blog.

    If you would like a look here is the link:

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: Strenghtening swords and bayonets #182399
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    Minifigs are particularly difficult to drill.  I’ve never managed it successfully.  However, on occasion I’ve ended up with the front of the hand removed by the drill.  It is possible to file in a bit deeper so it will accommodate a spear/pike shaft.  I added a micro dot of green stuff, more blue than yellow.  Let it be for 1o minutes and then shaped it with a scalpel and indented for the fingers.  It worked.

    I wouldn’t like to do it multiple times.

    OB
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    in reply to: The days of El Cid in 15mm #182133
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    Its a old story Jim.  I saved even more money by doing the Armenians too.  They’re not all painted but I have Crusaders, Byzantines, Seljuks, Fatimids, Ayubids and Armenians.

    I think of it as the Punic Wars Syndrome.  You start off with Carthaginians and Romans, then you begin to save some money by adding Numidian, Spanish and Gallic armies.

    OB
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    in reply to: The days of El Cid in 15mm #182104
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    That’s the plan.  On to Antioch!

    OB
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    in reply to: The days of El Cid in 15mm #182088
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    That’s a temptation Jim.

    The Latinikon needs doing.  The Scythikon, the Turkopouloi, and the Varangians are all done!  I have the Byzantine infantry done but not the cavalry.

    OB
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    in reply to: The days of El Cid in 15mm #182080
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    Thanks Tony.  I’ve got  an Alexios/Manuel Army half done.

    OB
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    in reply to: Two book Reviews – AWI #181951
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    Thanks Vincent both good reviews and I learned something new.

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #179734
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    My latest SYW progress is now on my blog.  Artillery, Prinz von Preußen Cuirassiers and von Trümbach’s skirmishing.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #179429
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    They do indeed Willz.

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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #179416
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    My first Austrian infantry Brigade is done.  I took the opportunity to do the Würzburg contingent because David from Not by Appointment does the flags.  That apart the Würzburg lads were good troops.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #178944
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    Some pics of the von Zieten and von Puttkamer hussars are now on my blog.  The second squadron of von Puttkamer’s and the first for the von Zieten.

    Figures from Blue Moon and Old Glory 15/18mm.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #178678
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    Thanks Willz and for the link too.

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #178674
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    Another milestone reached in my SYW Project.  The second Prussian infantry brigade is done.  There will be a third too.  The figures are mainly Blue Moon with a smattering of Eureka and Lancashire.  The flags are by Not by Appointment- I use them whenever I can.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #178558
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    Cheers Willz, I’m getting there.

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #178531
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    SYW

    I’ve made some progress with the Austrian and Prussian cavalry. Mainly hussars.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #178321
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    Thanks very much Willz.  I’m getting my hand in painting SYW now.

    OB
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