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  • in reply to: The Arab Conquests in 15mm #174033
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    I’m glad you enjoyed it KB.

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    in reply to: The Arab Conquests in 15mm #174032
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    Worth getting some Cyrus especially at that price.

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    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #174031
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    Tibble is a good read alright Cyrus.  He knows his stuff.

    That said I don’t buy his big idea that the steppe Turks were just as alien to the locals as the Franks.  They weren’t, the Arabs had been interacting with the Turks for centuries.

    The Turks did replace the Arabs as the premier warriors of Islam but that’s a different matter.

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    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #174030
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    Thanks DSG, if I manage to locate it I’ll let you know.

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    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #173969
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    Sorry DSG, I’m having real trouble finding the file.  I suspect I may have saved it under a less than obvious name.

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    in reply to: The Arab Conquests in 15mm #173968
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    Thanks Guy.  I think you will enjoy the books.

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    in reply to: The Arab Conquests in 15mm #173938
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    Thanks Konstantino, more soon.

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    in reply to: Gaming the Crusades #173693
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    Hiya DSG,

    The rules are done and dusted.  They were inspired by Andy Callan’s NMTBH.  This in turn led to another project currently under wraps.

    Let me have an email address for you and I’ll see what I can do.

    OB
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    in reply to: Some thoughts about gaming Aztec Warfare #173609
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    Thanks very much Tony.  Yeah, the shoehorning was what I wanted to avoid.  I’ve tried before and it ultimately disappoints.

    That is an interesting question and I don’t know the answer.  It might be that elite warriors could hand a captive on to a retainer.  For lessor captors I’m inclined to think they might depart with their prisoner.  It’s further complicated by the fact captive taking occurred during the fighting rather than after.

    The encouragement is appreciated.  I’m trying to nail it down step by step as I go.

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    in reply to: Some thoughts about gaming Aztec Warfare #173588
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    Cheers Brian.  My next Aztec post will be about why the lost.

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    in reply to: Craft Paint not Drying #173581
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    Yep, shouldn’t have diluted.  If you wanted the plaster to take the colour it might have been better to mix it in first prior to sculpting.

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    in reply to: Great Italian Wars Swiss and German Pikemen #173573
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    I couldn’t resist.

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    in reply to: Conquistadore Cavalry tactics #173283
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    Glad you enjoyed it KB.

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    in reply to: Desert Playing Mat (UK) #172782
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    Geek Villain are very good in every respect, product, price, service and durability.  I cannot oblige with pic’s as my desert mat is still in its bag.  Suffice to say I have bought 3 of their mats having seen their advert here on Wargames Website.

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    Thanks Cyrus.  I wonder how big the Z range cavalry are?

    There are more 15mm Hellenistics from various outfits on my blog.

    There is also a couple of 15mm infantry comparison shots of Lancashire Games, Forged in Battle and Xyston figures.

    If it’s of interest here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: Rules for Aztec / Maya / Incan warfare #172429
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    Try this one as you know DBA.

    http://ilivewithcats.blogspot.com/2016/04/quetzalcoatl-rampant.html

     

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    in reply to: A Late Achaemenid Persian Army in 15mm #172137
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    You know where you are with Bithynians Tony.  I’m not sure I would have done any better.

    Thanks very much Cyrus.

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    in reply to: Early Crusaders #172107
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    Nicely done Cyrus.  I particularly like your bases.

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    in reply to: A Late Achaemenid Persian Army in 15mm #172106
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    Over the years I’ve aquired various manufacturers 15mm cavalry figures for an Achaemenid Army.  They were bought and painted at different times but they are now all on the same sized bases.

    I will add another couple of units from the lead pile.  If you would like to see what I’ve put together so far here is the link to my blog.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: Hats off to Michael – 8 year Anniversary #172071
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    Well done indeed!

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    Artists acrylics for me too. Undercoat, paint and highlight.  Finish off with acrylic varnish.  It will hold the paint fine.

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    in reply to: Sassanid Commanders #171662
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    Very nice Cyrus, exceptional work on the banners too.

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    in reply to: Civitates Bellantes-Rules Review #171660
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    Cheers Cyrus.  Yes, he writes good period specific rules.  I’ve downloaded Tree of Battles too.

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    in reply to: Civitates Bellantes-Rules Review #171587
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    Thanks Tony, a battle report will appear soon.

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    in reply to: Save Me From Myself! #170745
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    Most of  my impulse buys have worked out but I still try and resist.  Too much stuff rather than anything else.

    That said I’m now doing the Russian Civil War in 15mm and I’m thoroughly enjoying it.  No previous interest at all. There you go.

    Also, to quote Primo Levi “If not now, when?”.  Gratify that impulse.

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    in reply to: League of Augsburg- The War in Ireland in 15mm #170131
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    Seven squadrons of Jacobite cavalry and two of dragoons are up on my blog.  Below O’Neil’s Dragoons and above some old Stronghold figures painted as King James’s Life Guards.

    If you want to see the rest here is a link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: League of Augsburg- The War in Ireland in 15mm #169858
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    I thought some Grand Alliance units might be of interest.  There’s a mix of Dutch Horse, Dragoons and Foot and a battery of artillery on my blog.  The toys are from Essex, Gladiator and Irregular Miniatures. I think they are quite compatible, even on the same base.

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

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: League of Augsburg- The War in Ireland in 15mm #169553
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    Thanks Vincent, I can see the connection.

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    in reply to: League of Augsburg- The War in Ireland in 15mm #169498
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    My Irish Jacobite infantry are now rebased.  A tedious task and I’m glad it’s done.  The final four battalions are up on my blog.

    Should you want to see them here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: A Project Years in the Making #169333
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    Well done Tony.

    The last two options for me.  I’m suprised at how many of my dormant projects suddenly make there way to the front of the painting queue.

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    in reply to: Highlanders 15mm #169185
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    It certainly is.  I could have played the rules without rebasing but…I wanted the look of it.  What’s worse I’m rebasing my Great Northern War stuff to the same spec’. It will enable me to do the Scanian War.  All self inflicted.

    I’ve high hopes of the heather but we will see.

    We’ve come a long way Tony since the days of the single pose only.  I think the first to offer multi pose packs was Frei Korps 15 back in the day.

     

     

     

     

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    in reply to: League of Augsburg- The War in Ireland in 15mm #168848
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    My first five rebased Irish Jacobite battalions are now up on my blog.  As usual for me the figures are from Essex, Irregular with a smattering of Dixon.  Should you want a look here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    Excellent painting but I think the real achievement is how life like you have made them.  They look very natural.

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    in reply to: League of Augsburg- The War in Ireland in 15mm #168535
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    Thanks, it’s all coming together nicely.

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    in reply to: League of Augsburg- The War in Ireland in 15mm #168529
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    I’ve five English battalions re-based for Beneath the Lily Banners with 6 figures per base and 3 bases per unit.  I like the new look which required me to paint an additional 6 figures a unit.  Luckily this also works for Field of Battle.

    If it’s of interest you can see them on my blog along with some poorly armed civilians.  The figures are 15mm from Dixon, Essex and Irregular.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: League of Augsburg- The War in Ireland in 15mm #168152
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    Thanks Guy.  Yes, I’m using Beneath the Lily Banners.  Re-basing was certainly worth while in this case.  The look of the thing counts I think.  Lots more to do.

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    in reply to: A French Revolutionary Wars project in 15mm #167789
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    My Prussian contingent is nearly done.  Four units of infantry and one of cavalry completed.  I’ll add a unit of Hussars and another of infantry and then it’s back to the Austrians.

    If it is of interest you can see my progress here.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: A Great Italian Wars Project in 15mm #167233
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    I’ve made a bit more progress on command figures for my Great Italian Wars French and Spanish.  The figures are from Venexia and Blue Moon.  I f you would like a look here is the link.

    https://youdonotknowthenorth.blogspot.com

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    in reply to: Phalanx vs. Legion on the table top #167021
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    I think Willb has it about right on the historical record. It’s worth looking at how Mithridates phalanx fared too.

    Piquet Pulse of Battle caters for the Legion/ Pike match up quite well.  Just one Roman line replacement but it feels OK and could be extended.

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    in reply to: Ooo, controversy! #166970
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    No doubt there.  Koch thinks DNA research will answer a lot.  But, as you say-not for this thread.

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