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  • in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #67789
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Certainly lots of variety with the Boxers.</p>

    <p style=”text-align: center;”>Boxers</p>

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    in reply to: What's on your painting desk/table/corner #67779
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    More Boxer Rebellion stuff for me.  OG 15mm British Sailors.

     

    Boxer

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    in reply to: New guy comes with Pictures #67557
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    Fine stuff!

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    in reply to: Battle of Nashville BBB AAR #67520
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    Interesting action, it all seemed to flow well. 

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    in reply to: What game to play with 90 Trojan War figures? #67408
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    There is a Chariots Rampant version of Lion Rampant that would do the trick.  It’s available on line from Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy magazine, costs about $3.00.

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    in reply to: Honest Feedback Wanted – Fences #67375
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    I would, assuming they are in 15mm.  At that size paint will pretty much fill an air bubble.

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    in reply to: Indian Mutiny, Battle of Chinhut, 1857 #67203
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    Very nice.

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    in reply to: Boxer Rising #67184
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    It’s the famous Fish Tank  Chinese bridge an aquarium accessory.  Very popular with anyone doing the Tai Ping or Opium Wars or the Boxers.  I bought it on ebay there are a fair few variants about.  Paid under £10 I think.

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    in reply to: Y U NO paint river XXX? #67024
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    Sometimes I’m a grey river with streaks of blue guy.

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    in reply to: Old West #66913
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    I play the Plains Wars in 15mm using either Yellow Ribbon or The Men Who Would be Kings.  I’m happy enough with it been accommodated on the General Horse and Musket board at the moment.

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    in reply to: Why you like TWW #66912
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    It’s a wargaming site where people talk about wargaming.  Just what wargamers like.

    As ever in life, the person at the top sets the tone and so we have a polite forum where people are helpful and considerate to each other.  No politics, hysteria or clumsy shakedowns, it’s grand.

    I had a look at the stats Mike posted it all seems to be heading in the right direction.  I think the ability to directly link photos is a real asset considering the photobucket debacle.

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    in reply to: Carlist War Compatibility 15/18mm #66595
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    I see QRF have released some packs of Carlists in shell jackets and Totentaz a load of very nice buildings for the period.  All good stuff.

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    in reply to: ADLG Sassanid Reports on Madaxeman.com #66594
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    Nice to see the old Donnington Goths getting an outing-great figures.

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    in reply to: Irish for Lion Rampant #66431
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    Just saw that thanks.

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    in reply to: Irish for Lion Rampant #66326
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    It would be nice to see them Harry.

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    in reply to: Formations for AWI #66224
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    I’d go for ‘Base them as I should – and only use 6-elements to a unit.’ and rationalise it as them being under strength as units often were.  

    Most rules make provision for that.  You can the bring them up to strength at a leisurely pace while sternly lecturing anyone who queries it that not all units were of the same strength.

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    in reply to: The Russian Winter Arrives WWII #66180
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    I got cold just looking at it.  Good stuff.

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    in reply to: Irish for Lion Rampant #66114
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    Not any more Kyote, they sold them to Bloody Day 15mm on your side of the ocean.  I’d happily buy from them but the postage is ruinous and if I ordered enough to make it worthwhile I’d be liable for additional charges at this end.

    In fairness Geoff gave us good notice of the transfer so we could buy what we wanted.  Of course I now want what I didn’t want then, the war gamer’s lament.

    BTW I really liked your sub Roman stuff on LAF-nice work.

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    in reply to: Irish for Lion Rampant #66111
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    Yeah they have stood the test of time I think.  I wish I had bought the Saxons too when I had the chance.

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    in reply to: Company level rules for ECW #66011
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    In terms of TPL you could check out the Samurai variant of its stable mate Lion Rampant which lists stats for mixed units of muskets and Yari (spears).

    Also Brent Oman has an ECW variant of Field of Battle coming out as a pdf soon that might be of interest.

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    in reply to: Request Permission to Come Aboard #65890
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    Hiya Brian.

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    in reply to: Talavera 208 – Game One #65831
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    I guess I’m going to read your blog post more than once, first rate stuff and as ever, from you, it looks great.

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    in reply to: What is a Hunting Shirt? #65830
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    It is a smock to protect you and your good clothes should you own any.

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    in reply to: TPL for the French and Indian Wars #65755
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    Written by Dan Mersey and published by Osprey Darryl, very affordable as these things go and covering the 17th and 18th centuries, more or less.  They make for a fun game in my opinion.

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    in reply to: TPL for the French and Indian Wars #65713
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    I got my game of Pikeman’s Lament based on the battle of Monongahela.  Lots of fun and a historical outcome.

    Here are a couple of pics.

     

    tpl

     

    tpl

    The whole game is now up on my blog should anyone fancy a look.

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    in reply to: The Lovecraftian town of Newhaven #65615
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    Read the books never played the game but that looks just grand.

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    in reply to: Pheonix (Cumbria) show report #65614
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    Thanks for the report Norm, it’s 45 years since I put foot in Penrith.  I might go up to next year’s show.  Did you find time to visit the last King’s grave?

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    in reply to: " Am Freiceadan Dubh" #65532
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    Red stripe in the grenadier tartan, that’s useful to know.

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    You’re welcome Norm.  I have MM for French revolutionary wars and think they are very nice though I think you get more figure variation per pack in that range.

     I’m stuck to think what else might match though I’ve been told the early Battle Honours stuff is quite smallish- especially the British, I have some BH Revolutionary French mixed in with my MM and Minifigs which seems to work OK.  

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    BM are at the large end of the scale and MM at the small end so I don’t think you would get a livable look even on separate units.  Minifigs are tolerable with MM to my mind anyhow, if you like them.

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    in reply to: " Am Freiceadan Dubh" #65274
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    Sorry, I don’t know the answer but if you want grenadiers too then look at these.

    http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/proddetail.asp?prod=FIW-14&cat=250

     

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    in reply to: " Am Freiceadan Dubh" #65245
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    in reply to: Rules? #65159
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    I like rules that produce games that tell a good story that’s historically plausible.  So Piquet, Field of Battle for 1800-1900, other Piquet variants for earlier periods and Dan Mersey’s stuff.  Honours of War impressed me too.

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    in reply to: Silchester, the Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum #65157
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    That famous spelling mistake!

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    in reply to: British SYW 15mm SYW British Cavalry for Minden #65143
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    Very nice work, they look great.

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    in reply to: Silchester, the Roman Town of Calleva Atrebatum #65068
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    Yes, certainly worth a visit.  I’m tempted to see Calleva Atrebatum as Cerdic’s (the other one) home patch.

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    in reply to: Realistic Dark Age Skirmish Rules #65061
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    My own view is that the best Dark Age warriors were very good indeed.  Fitness levels were very high, likewise weapon skills and as for morale, well, read the poetry that set the standard expected.  They were full timers and dedicated, sometimes literally, to their profession.  But there were never that many of such people in any given population and they tended to be found in relatively small concentrations.

    Now and then we get bigger assemblies of such elites and they always leave their mark. 

    As for peasants, it depends what you mean, free farmers mostly had a duty to fight and wanted to as it was part of their legal status.  Unfree or semi free folk were not expected/allowed to bear arms in most cases.

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    in reply to: Realistic Dark Age Skirmish Rules #65034
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    There were raids and raids.  Big raids put together by important Jarls and their immediate followers, rite of passage raids by groups of young men, slave raids, inter clan raids, I could go on but you get the point.

    A good starting point is to see who was expected to fight.  Even an elite raid would contain lesser warriors to do the donkey work.

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    in reply to: Figure ranges you wish were still available #64918
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    Falcon 15mm are a miss and I’d really like some Feudal Castings 14th Century Scots spearmen but they live in the US now and the postage is ruinous.  Yxor 15mm League of Augsburg would be great to see again.

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    in reply to: Image Test Topic #64895
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    Seemingly so, on my fifth attempt.  Wonder what I did right?  Great stuff.

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