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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

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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.

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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #178314
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    SYW

    My first Prussian brigade is now complete, 3 battalions. Le Noble Jagers you can see below.  I intend 2 units of Prussian light infantry.

    I’ve also got a Hungarian battalion done.

    If it is of interest here is the link to my blog.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: A return to the Seven Years War #177955
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    Cheers Willz.

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    in reply to: A Russian Civil War Project in 15mm #177753
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    Thanks Tony.

    I find you have to go with what you feel painting like in the moment.  I certainly do.  Currently I’m motivated to paint some 7YW figures that I’ve neglected for years.  Once I’ve scratched that itch I’m doing more RCW, tchankas and artillery limbers and teams.

    Good luck with your rules.

    OB
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    in reply to: The First Carlist War in 15mm #177493
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    My final First Carlist War piece is now up on my blog. It suggests some minor rule amendments to capture the flavour of that war.  Mine are for Field of Battle but they should be easily transferable.

    British Royal Marines above a mixture of QRF and LKM.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: The First Carlist War in 15mm #177195
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    There’s a new piece on my blog about the foreign troops who fought for the Liberals in the First Carlist War. There are pics of French Foreign Legion and British Auxiliary Legion.  Horse, foot and guns for both.

    The figures are from Capitan and QRF.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: 15mm Polybian Romans #176951
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    Top work there Dave.

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    in reply to: The First Carlist War in 15mm #176928
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    Here are some Isabelinos/Cristinos for the first Carlist War. The figures are from Capitan and QRF. The uniforms are a bit more colourful than the Carlists.

    If you would like to see the rest of them click the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: Why Do You Wargame? #176803
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    It has been suggested that it is an attempt to create a world where I am in charge (they haven’t seen me throw dice!) to compensate for feelings of loss of control in reality.

    A line promoted by Michael Moorcock in one of his short stories.  Maybe it caught on.

    Anyhoo, That’s not why I game.  I like toy soldiers and history so wargaming does the trick.  I’d hazard it is the same for most of us.

    OB
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    in reply to: Two First Carlist War units in 15mm #176552
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    British Marines comprising figures from QRF and ERM.  Unlike the British Auxiliary Legion these were experienced British regulars.  The Spanish thought them slow coaches.

    Carlist War

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    Thanks Willz.  I’m on the last lap with this one.  One more cavalry brigade to do.

    OB
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    I have long wanted to do my League of Augsburg dragoons mounted, dismounted and with horses and horse holders.  It was the last part that I kept putting off.  The job is now complete as far as the French go.

    Regiments Firmacon (green) and Pomponne (red) are now done to the Beneath the Lily Banners requisite standard.

    The BLB point being that if you stray too far from your stationary horses you might lose them.

    You can see more pics of them and some French Hussars by clicking the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: ebay prices #176150
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    It’s a mixed bag now.  A lot of overpriced tat from one particular seller.  I’d be surprised if he gets any where near the asking.  Yet, he continues.

    On the other hand I recently got 25 out of production Falcon Manchu 15mm for a reasonable price.  To be honest I’d have paid double.

    Also, I got 12 out of production Greek War of Independence 15mm cavalry figures for a good price.  Again I would have paid more.  Happily didn’t have to.

    I’d say money is tight for a lot of folks now and that is reflected in the prices we see.

    OB
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    in reply to: Flodden Project #176149
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    I’ve made a bit of progress with my Flodden project both English and Scots.  The former are getting most of my attention as I’m waiting for QRF to restock the Scots.

    If you would like to see more here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    Thanks Patrice and good to see your pic’s.  It is a great period to game.

    OB
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    The Siren song.  It gets us all.

    OB
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    Sorry Jim.  It is one of my favourite periods.  Just to make things worse  you could get two opposing 15mm armies from Irregular for under £70.  Or, if you like 10mm Pendraken has some wonderful figures.

    OB
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    There are another five 15mm French Battalions for Beneath the Lily Banners on my blog.  The figures are mainly from Irregular with a few Essex.  Flags are mostly from Not by Appointment.

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

    OB
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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #175759
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    I nearly have Jim.   Only enough Afghan’s needed.

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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #175738
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    A proper wargamer would point out to himself that Persia isn’t that far from India of the Mutiny so the obvious thing to do is get all the armies in between so everybody has properly authentic opponents 😉

    That is the temptation.

    OB
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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #175737
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    I’m nearing the end of my current project (WW1 Austrians, because I like providing victories for my friends) and am waffling over the next project. It’s been narrowed down to either a Crusader-ish army (Lusignan Cypriot) in preparation for the appearance of Lion Rampant 2, or the Indian Mutiny, because it’s interesting. And since the British of that era fought the Persians, and since I now see how spectacular the Persian Army looks, and how interesting its composition is…this decision is becoming more difficult. Especially since Mike was kind enough to mention that Wargame Vault resource. That seems like a fantastic book! Of course, a proper wargamer would simply get both…

    If you do buy both, as a proper wargamer would, Irregular Miniatures Army packs will save you a satisfying of amount of money.

    OB
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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #175731
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    That’s interesting.   I’ve been thinking of basing my Sikh Gorchurra cavalry as irregulars/tribal.  While they were happy enough to charge their default drill was wave attacks with mounted musketry.  There is a lot to think about.

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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #175722
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    It has possibilities Jim.  I think using the many irregulars to distract and hinder the foe while the regulars do the clever stuff might be the way to go.

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    in reply to: A Qajar Persian Army in 15mm #175696
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    No Tony, you are correct about Talon and Claw.  I think it will adapt easy enough though.  I think I have a link for uniforms let me get back to you.

    Chris Flaherty has deleted his Qajar Army page.  Maybe because he produced a book on the subject.  However, I can find no trace of it.

    That said try a search for Qajar Persian Army images and you can see many of the uniform plates.

    Hope that is of some help.

     

    OB
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    in reply to: Flodden Project #175482
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    Thanks DSG.

    The Border cavalry were “light” Horse.  Less armour, smaller mounts.  The “regular” cavalry had lots of armour and bigger horses.

    I have some of both types to paint you’ll easily see the difference when I post them here.

    OB
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    in reply to: Flodden Project #175457
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    Flodden

    Home’s Borderers and the Gordon’s are now up on my blog.  The 15mm figures are mainly from QRF.

    Flodden

    There is some stuff about the Battle of Flodden too.

     

    If it is of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: Flodden Project #175434
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    Now for some English troops.  These ones are from QRF’s 15mm Early Tudor range.

    OB
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    in reply to: Flodden Project #175346
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    Lots of 2s about!  Some 3s and 4s as well.  Thanks Ian they were fun to paint.

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    in reply to: Flodden Project #175341
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    Yeah I’ve got a copy Jim.  My distant maternal relatives feature heavily.  Thanks very much for the link.  That will keep me busy.

    Thanks Tony, I wanted to get the basics of clan life over in an easy read.

    As to Billhooks 2 the latest info’ I have is that the layout has been done.

     

     

     

     

     

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    in reply to: Flodden Project #175333
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    They did Jim and it’s interesting to ponder it.  I’m sure it is worth further study.

    OB
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    in reply to: Flodden Project #175332
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    Thank you konstantinos.

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    in reply to: The Mayans meet the Spanish #175274
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    Thank you Bowman.

    Yes, Bernal wanted to set the record straight and he was there for all the action.  While the mind can play tricks with memory I think he had honest intent.  I think this comes across strongly when, finally disappointed in Cortez, he regrets his decision to strike out in another venture.  Years later and waiting for death he still ponders his decision.

    OB
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    Thanks Willz, yeah David’s flags take some beating.

    OB
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    in reply to: Outpost gone? #175070
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    I don’t know how Jeff is doing, OK I hope.  Outpost is closed as far as I can tell.

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    Mark’s stuff looks grand, it’s a pleasure to see.

    OB
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    in reply to: Why the Aztecs lost #174181
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    Thanks Mark.

    The Aztecs were not popular with their neighbours for good reason and they paid the price.  An Imperial lesson maybe.

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    in reply to: Why the Aztecs lost #174166
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    “His successor was Cuauhtemoc a thoroughly able man. Today he is a Mexican national hero. Moctezuma by comparison seems mainly to be associated with stomach disorders.” So much truth in those sentences! I’m not all that read up on the Aztecs, do you think they would have been able to actually produce steel weapons and armor? I would figure only a very few of the Spanish that went with the expedition would have the knowledge, and any that survived would probably have been sacrificed.

    No, the I think the only steel available to them would have been from Cortez’s Expedition had the Aztecs won. They were quick to use the steel weapons they actually got their hands on.

    The Tlaxcalans had been making copper cross bow bolts to a Spanish spec’.  That might have led somewhere.

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    in reply to: Why the Aztecs lost #174165
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    Yes, I have a copy.

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    in reply to: Some thoughts about gaming Aztec Warfare #174129
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    Thanks Mark, I’ll have a gander.

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