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  • in reply to: Gripping Beast Dark Age Project #24722
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    Just finished a bit of a write up on my Latest additions, mostly hot air but some of you might be interested. lol
    http://paintpigdave.blogspot.com.au/2015/05/dark-ages-fun-feeling-all-anglo-saxy.html

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    in reply to: 28mm Figures for Medieval/Ren Africa #24035
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    Any illustrations to clue us (me) in, I’ll admit to not having the faintest idea of what to keep an eye out for. I am assuming some conversion work may be on the cards?

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    in reply to: Gripping Beast Dark Age Project #23933
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    Thanks Mike, I’m glad someone else thinks the heathen army is a good idea. Two of us and counting

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    in reply to: Gripping Beast Dark Age Project #23868
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    Based up a few javelin armed skirmisher types this week

    Plenty more on the blog, link below.

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    in reply to: My adventures in building buildings #23198
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    They work for me Spurious, nice little project. Have a ball gaming on it.

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    in reply to: 15mm Napoleonic Piedmontese Battalion #23197
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    They look very smart Colin, I like the Piedmont Standard too.

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    in reply to: We might be bad but we're not that bad #23063
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    Better late than never, I couldn’t find it but I think this sums up the initial conversation quite nicely.  My memes that might come in handy one day folder is bursting at the seams, I’m going to have to go through an make some sub categories.

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    in reply to: We might be bad but we're not that bad #22805
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    As a collective hobby what harm do we do, we are generally sociable artistic, informative, creative, helpful, all inclusive, open minded group of enthusiasts. Great debate.

    I’m not.

    To borrow the best “Life of Brian” line. 

     

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    in reply to: We might be bad but we're not that bad #22790
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    I posted this on another site too but i figured it was worth saying here too. So people like to take a stab at some of the worse elements of wargamer culture (bickering about companies, endless pedantry, uniform nazi’s, actual nazi’s etc.) Then, I read some headlines and see how one of the developers of the next Mortal Kombat game had to stop using twitter because psychos were threatening his wife and daughter with rape, because they weren’t happy with something in the game. And I just have to step back and go “you know what? The fat dude who talks too much about coat buttons… he’s not too bad”. You hear that? Uniform pedants and edition warriors and GW haters? You’re okay.

    No, we are bad! Wankers threatening lives are just that, wankers! As has been pointed out it is the anonimity of the interweb that gives theses dickless keyboard warriors their inflated sense of bravado.

    For me if the figure is just about right and my painting is a pretty good approximation of the resources on hand then I’m off for a game. I couldn’t give a rats if my spears tips are steal when they should have been iron and anyone who has difficulty in enjoying or even setting up a game based on such minutia is sadly missing the point, so there 

    BTW any music genre that needs to include “progressive” in it’s description is bound to be crap.

    ….and one last thing before I go…. I thought Kyote invented bagpipes!

    …..also let me….

     

     

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    in reply to: Waterloo 200 Project – Update #22690
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    Looking good there Ralph

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    in reply to: [Sword and Spear AAR] HYW / Ottomans #22668
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    Great reading and viewing, you cant plan for luck good or bad.

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    in reply to: Gripping Beast Dark Age Project #22617
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    Thanks Norm

    All the gorey details on how I went about the conversion are now up on the blog

    Linky http://paintpigdave.blogspot.com.au/2015/04/dark-ages-fun-with-gripping-beast.html

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    in reply to: changing Impetus basing #22423
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    It will work, just about anything will work as long as you fiddle appropriately with the measuring “unit “value. Frontage is always the guide for subsequent measurement in any good set of rules so other than the U value I dont see a problem. There are a couple of very good facebook pages for Imeptus so if you run into problems they will help you out in a flash. Look forwards to seeing some AAR’s

     

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/420092258116857/

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/impetvs/

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    in reply to: Burgundian V Imperial #21683
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    Nicely done Tartters, looks like a decent sized game too.

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    in reply to: A SYW Russian project finally done. #21574
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    pffft, that’s not a Russian 7yw army… a reconnaissance mission at best where’s the 600 supply wagons 300 devoted to hair powder and mustache wax

     

    Anyway bloody nice job on the painting well done, the Jonty’s in particular look very jaunty.

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    in reply to: ..and facebook #20634
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    Open your fb page and copy your address line (the http thing at the top of your browser) and just paste in your message Kyote

     

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    in reply to: ..and facebook #20627
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    Yep

    personal https://www.facebook.com/dave.woolford.3

    painting https://www.facebook.com/asmallmatter?ref=hl

    not painting at the moment

     

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    in reply to: Favourite Companies #19880
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    I could well bust a forum rule here

    Repique cited Ebor and I have to agree Nic is  great guy to deal with and the wss figures are pretty damn good in my opinion.

    Teresa at OG in the US is a bit of a legend, she seems to get on top of things quickly if you have a problem and stays there, always deals with emails promptly. Worth her weight in cocky shit (that is a compliment in our part of the world).

    I really liked dealing with Frank of Minden fame.. he was a grouchy ol’ sod at times, same as me so I just gelled. I hope he is doing well nowadays.

    Plenty of others probably fit the OP but these are just a few off the top of my head, occasionally I have had less than joyous dealings with a few suppliers but I dont think there is any call to name them (TWW isn’t like that other place), if they don’t measure up, even after I have tried to explain, then I will not use them again irrespective of the quality of the product.

     

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    in reply to: Republican Romans Velites #19686
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    Thank you.

    I doubt you will go wrong using Aventine, I’m loathe to recommend figures (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) normally but I have had nothing but good dealings with Mr Aventine and Co and his wares seem to match wot the authorities suggest to be the case.

    Impetus does allow for some creativity in basing and some gamers have been able to really let their creativity shine. I was a relatively slow starter with the rules as they have some rather odd ratings for troop types (particularly various missile troops) which at first I didn’t think would work, however there are some cunningly and subtle adjustments for each which aren’t clear at first and I now find work quite well and add gaming flavour.

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    in reply to: Twistercon 2015 #19685
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    and I have bought much loot.

    Everything running according to established convention rules then.

     

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    in reply to: Do Horse and Musket Wargames lack Zen? #19683
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    It depends on whose shed your gaming in and the mind set of the group doing the gaming. Are we going to advance onto the table and run through some manouvre or are we going to set up in position waiting for the flag to drop, do we have a plan and orders or do we feel like playing a general advance and biff up game tonight.

    Does every game need to be historically accurate in it’s approach, does the mood of the group need to be taken into account? Personally I like plans and orders with a manouvre element, great scope for cock ups and bucket loads of “zen”.  Thankfully we don’t game like that at every gathering because a general advance and biffo game is most often a lot of fun…..

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    in reply to: Gaming Rituals…? #19680
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    Newly painted units are always place in reserve or out of harms way, if they do badly in their first encounter the die is then cast, they will remain hopeless for all time….. apparently.

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    in reply to: Roman Veteran Legionaries #19571
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    Wonderful job with the painting and basing ol’boy, the Warlord Romans scrub up quite nicely.

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    in reply to: How many games a year? #19543
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    I’m ashamed to say I’ve gone from a 30+ man down to a 4-6 in the last 9 months, mitigating circumstances but. It would be nice to get back to the once a week routine… I’ll have to go with the whole quality over quantity argument

    Hang on a minute are we talking games or pocket billiards, I forget…..

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    Mm mmmmm that looks gorgeous, I was a bit dubious about the piece on the bridge what with recoil, room to manouvre, etc. But no doubt the artillerists were aware of this as the 2nd piece was sitting in the drink

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    in reply to: Slowly Over a Low Flame #19418
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    Cheers ol’boy

    I’m glad you like them (smile)

    Amicalement

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    in reply to: 2nd Antequera Volunteer Light Infantry #19415
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    Dey looka very nice-ah

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    in reply to: Any interest in a voice chat meeting? #19410
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    Phhfffft! I can barely tolerate you all as it is, via the written format.

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    in reply to: WSS resources #19375
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    Most of what I have “Not Kawasaki” has covered

    I might add Oudenarde, 1708 by Eversly Belfield, Knights Battles for Wargamers Series

    Blenheim by David Green, an old tome and anglo centric but worth a read

    Marlborough, Hero of Blenheim by John Hussey generic cheapy but quite servicable

    Chandler and the Charles Grant junior books have already been covered… for it’s price Pike to Shotte was a damn handy book to have. I only came out in soft back so good 2nd hand copies may be hard to find

    Lace wars by Lillian and Fred Funcken starts from early 18thc up to the Revolutionary Wars

    Marlborough by Correlli Barnett once again a generic cheapy but quite serviceable

    Ramillies, Marlbourough Masterpiece by Neil Litten

    Worth having a look at the side volumes produced by the “Ga Pa” Rules publishers a bit home made but some really quite useful reading particularly the Spanish campaign volume cant wee them right now so you will have to find them via google Search for the GaPa rules and then follow your nose.

    Marlborough, Soldier and Diplomat via Karawanseny  (publishers of WS&S magazine) I cannot comment on this as yet because it is still in the plastic wrapper but from what I hear it should be a decent read and not the usual Anglo centric viewpoint of can do no wrong.  Hey the guy knew what he was doing and did it well but he doesn’t need to be made out a saint but that is Winston doing. It is worth noting that Marlborough was partially rubbed out by contemporary commentators the above reading list will explain.

    I wonder if you can find a library that has a copy of Winston Churchills history of John Churchill

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    in reply to: Change Latest Posts and New Topics ? #19372
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    Latest post usually covers anything new, I think increasing the number of latest post and leaving new posts is a good idea. Having said that I’m pretty easy… ooooer missus

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    in reply to: web page as a blog alternative? #19365
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    It is usually possible to install an rss widget into most social network applications, it would probably be considered unusual if you couldn’t.

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    in reply to: I'm so Happy I have TWW !! #19363
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    Yep not touching forum politics, merely pointing out we will likely be getting some good members. Could be some sort of diaspora

    The secret is having only one general board for clowning around and having a chinwag, if  everything else is kept strictly wargame, histrory and miniatures related and focused TWW should remain solid.

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    in reply to: I'm so Happy I have TWW !! #19343
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    Friendly and polite is nice friendly and rude is fun, I can happily live with either.  Sacharine coated and thinly veiled triggers my guard dog instincts.  I think we will alright for while, it is the best people that are leaving the “other place”

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    in reply to: Seven Years 15mm AAR – Devon Wargames Group #19308
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    Nice write up, I’m good mates with the KK publisher, I’ll have to make sure he clocks your post.

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    in reply to: 18th Century senior officers 25/28mm #13606
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    You have a nice easy to look at style William

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    in reply to: Which are your favorite 18th century figures #13605
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    I particularly like Minden figures. To me, they really capture the look and feel of the period. Cheers Roly

    Always nice to see your collection Roly

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    in reply to: Which are your favorite 18th century figures #13602
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    Minden are great and Front Rank are reliable figures.  Ebors WSS figures are quite lovely, Nic has a really good range, I’m impressed with the sculpting and his service. It is a pity that Dixons didn’t commit more heavily to their range of 7yw figures as I found them really quite nice to paint

    Jacdaw Figures although large 30mm have a bit of character to them, but then I would say that as I have a stake in the range. Couple of Austrian line figures I splashed some paint on.

     

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    in reply to: Soubise regiment of foot WAS /SYW #13453
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    Looking good William

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    War of the Spanish Succession… why? Obvious, features the greatest captain of the 18th century, arguably of the horse and musket era. John Churchill.

    And just to make sure it stays my favourite I refuse to game it…

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