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  • in reply to: Building an Achaemenid Army #33591
    sheepman
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    Early 15mm Achaemenid army. I’ve fought using them a few times, generally if the Greeks don’t hang about and get stuck in thereby avoiding the Persians mass archery they will win. However the Persians can generally outmanouver the Greeks around their flanks so like most armies you should try to play to their strengths.

    As I said, pretty boys but if handled correctly they are ok.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Another view of Froschwiller FPW 1870 #33405
    sheepman
    Participant

    Thanks for that Scotty, your youthfull mind beat me to the punch again!
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Schleswig Holstein war 1864 – 28mm pt 2 #33404
    sheepman
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    Cracking write up, lovely figures and very interesting. Thanks Malc.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Another view of Froschwiller FPW 1870 #33350
    sheepman
    Participant

    Now there’s a thing Henry, I’d have to ask Mick Nichol as it’s his gaming room the lucky sod! Many of us have had to make do with (at best) a table tennis sized table. Mick designed and built this beast about fifteen years ago marked it out with the hexes, flocked the lot and away he went. It’s a real privalige to get up into the boarders to game there, the guy is a great host too.
    Dave.
    P.S. Most of us can just reach to the center but Neal (pictured) struggles as he is an accountant and can’t get his hands out of his pockets!!!!

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Another view of Froschwiller FPW 1870 #33281
    sheepman
    Participant

    The concluding part of the refight sees the pressure of the Prussian assault continuing and a valiant desperate charge by French cavalry trying to save the day.

    A great time was had by all of the lads. If you guy would like to read the compleate write up then procede here
    scrole down to read part one.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Another view of Froschwiller FPW 1870 #33039
    sheepman
    Participant

    15mm Outpost figures Malc, more pictures here or here just scrole down the second page on my blog to see other figures/AAR’s.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Hexing a battlefield #28998
    sheepman
    Participant

    Really informative Norm. This is a link to my DIY version:

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Hex%20terrrain

    The end result:

    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Welcome to the Naval forum #28996
    sheepman
    Participant

    Well sod it, I’ll get the ball rolling and plonk some pictures on:

    Phoenician Triremes & Quinqueremes.

    Greek trireme.

    Right, French 36 gun Frigate (At Quarters). Left, British 32 gun Frigate (At Quarters). Langton Miniatures.

    HMS Dorsetshire, HMS Rodney and HMS Suffolk.

    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: FPW 15MM Ranges #28879
    sheepman
    Participant

    Two Prussian Corps based three to a base for Fire & Fury Francais rules:

    French, note the Chasseurs as light infantry are two to a base as are all cavalry:

    Photo of a game:

    Many more pics here

    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Army of the French Revolution #28732
    sheepman
    Participant

    Riever Castings 17th cent Monmonth figures:

    With some Old Glory AWI militia thrown in for luck, should have clogs on but what the heck!

    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Army of the French Revolution #28703
    sheepman
    Participant

    A French Demi Brigade, 1793:

    French Rev is the crossover period between the 18th Century and Napoleonic types of warfare so you need to find or adapt a set of rules to cope with both. I use General De Brigade as a basis. First anyone interested must research the period they are into, whatever that period is. You cannot adapt a set of rules unless you know how the participents manouvered, fought and supplied their men. I would sugest ‘The Art of War of Revolutionary France’ by Paddy Griffith as a starting point but there are many more too numerous to mention.
    Figure ranges, Eureka, lovely compleate range but expensive. Elite very nice, Trent Miniatures, Old Glory 1807 French Naps with bicorn (if you ignore the shorter coat tails).
    Have a look here for info and pretty pictures.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: FPW 15MM Ranges #28694
    sheepman
    Participant

    Outpost does the compleate (and I mean compleate) range in 15mm. Maybe not the best looking figures you will ever see but thet do the job. See here:
    The Northumbrian Wargamer for some painted examples.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: FPW French Imperial Guard #28693
    sheepman
    Participant

    The final pictures of the (now compleated) French Imperial Guard:

    Lets see what Bourbaki does with this lot!
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: FPW French Imperial Guard #28471
    sheepman
    Participant

    The Guard artillery compleated:

    The colours are a bit off on the photographs but you get the idea.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: What's in the mould AB? #27630
    sheepman
    Participant

    Whatever it is I hope its not alive, there arn’t any air holes!
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: To the Strongest, 15mm Athens Vs Sparta #27627
    sheepman
    Participant

    Norm, my hexes are 100mm face to face and are on a standard size table tennis table, The pictures all seem to be ok when I look at them but do tell me if anyone still has problems. Thanks for looking in at the blog, I couldn’t add much more to Neals comments and would agree that these are a great set of rules – give em a go, you’ll love em.
    Dave

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by sheepman.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

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    in reply to: FPW French Imperial Guard #27456
    sheepman
    Participant

    A couple of additions to the 1st Guard Division French Imperial Guard 1870:

    Artillery for the corps next.
    Dave.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 10 months ago by sheepman.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: FPW French Imperial Guard #26449
    sheepman
    Participant

    What rules are you looking to use Malc?
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: 3/24e Regiment de Ligne – Talavera #26409
    sheepman
    Participant

    Really good as usual, a fantastic collection mate.
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: FPW French Imperial Guard #26408
    sheepman
    Participant

    A bit more progress with the 1870 French Imperial Guard.
    2nd Division 1st, 2nd and 3rd Regiments plus Guard Zouarves. Based as usual for Fire & Fury Frances:

    No artillery yet, the rest of the Voltigures next.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: TWW is chugging #25791
    sheepman
    Participant

    I have to saythat I do fined TWW quite chilled and laid back, unlike certain other forums that I could name, many of who’s contributers have agendas of their own bubbling away in the background. Everything changes and developes over time but pretty please don’t stray down any dark roads guys. Keep it light, keep it informative and keep it friendly.
    Personally I think folk should just post pictures of figures whatever within the format as is, we can still find them in the Napoleonics, modern sections etc. A gallery seems to me to encorage everyone to place them in one section to the possible detriment of all of the others.
    Of course I could be talking compleate rubbish!
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    sheepman
    Participant

    The terrain looks really good Bandit, can you give us all a description to how you did it?
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: February 2, 1461,Mortimer's Cross #23688
    sheepman
    Participant

    Brill write up and figures Malc, great stuff.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: French Horse Artillery c.1812 #23599
    sheepman
    Participant

    Very nice Stephen, good blog too.
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: FPW French Imperial Guard #23270
    sheepman
    Participant

    Cheers Malc, did anyone take some photos? Get them on here if you can.
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: 15mm French #21913
    sheepman
    Participant

    Thanks lads, Norm, Games workshop matt spray varnish.
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: 28mm Russian Jägers #21896
    sheepman
    Participant

    Suggestions for improvement, your kidding right! As always fantastic painting mate.
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: A SYW Russian project finally done. #21584
    sheepman
    Participant

    These are now Tom’s figures, don’t let him see any of the above posts as he is also obsessed with wagons etc and if you think I’m painting them aswell, no ***** way!!!
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Fury #21230
    sheepman
    Participant

    I watched it a couple of weeks ago. The first half was ok, not brill but ok, then it went all Hollywood heroish. The Tiger tank, after knocking out one Sherman on the road proceeded to come out of good cover to get closer to the Shermans (why?) then everyone charged each other firing at the same time (no chance of hitting while on the move). Never mind, put that to one side.
    Brad Pitts one remaining Sherman, after imobilising itself at the crossroad it had to defend then took on a battalion of panzer grenadiers copiously supplied with crates of panzerfaust. The said grenadiers appeared to form column and advance towards the forward facing hull mounted machine gun many suffering a grizzly death in the process, not one of the Germans thought to pin Brad down while he was outside the tank, pick up one of the panzerfausts, edge round the rear of the immobilised tank and blow the **** out of it. Simples! Brad the lad held the enemy off for eight hours like this.
    I know Audie Murphy did a similar thing both in real life and as portrayed in his film ‘To Hell and Back’ but I think even he would balk at Brads exploits.
    Sorry, had to get this off my chest, I was looking forward to this film and to say I was disapointed is as you can see an understatement. The tanks looked good though.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: A SYW Russian project finally done. #21155
    sheepman
    Participant

    Thanks for all ths guys,really appreciated.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    sheepman
    Participant

    Beautiful figures Jonathan, I have a ‘functional’ 15mm Spanish army not anywhere as well painted as your guys.
    Dave

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: WSS resources #20650
    sheepman
    Participant

    Thanks William, to be honest if I was starting compleatly from scratch I would stick compleatly to 10mm. The quality of the figures are excellent but primarily it’s to do with scale/space, you can game on a smaller table and can store the figures easily. We would all like to have huge 28mm collections but the cost and practicallity of it eludes most people.
    Dave.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 1 month ago by sheepman.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Footsore FPW French #20073
    sheepman
    Participant

    Fabulous painting, very nice figures.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: A SYW Russian project finally done. #20004
    sheepman
    Participant

    Cheers guys, McLaddie correct mate, Konigskrieg.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: WSS resources #19917
    sheepman
    Participant

    10mm but maybe you can find something useful amongst this lot:

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/10mm%20War%20of%20the%20Spanish%20Succession

    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: 1859, 1864, 1866 and 1870 #9613
    sheepman
    Participant

    I have always been fascinated by this period, mainly because of the continual changes in weaponry (both on land and sea) by the various nations competing for an often temporary advantage in firepower and then having to find the best ways of employing this weaponry to their advantage. Examples of this (as mentioned above), Chassepot Vs Needle gun Vs Prussian breach loading artillery and how the mitrailleuse was used.
    Prussian 1870
    Imperial French 1870
    All these figures are from the Outpost 1870 range, maybe not the greatest 15mm figures in the world but not bad and certainly one of the most comprehensive and complete.
    Loads more photos and reports of games here:
    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/15mm%20Franco%20Prussian%20War
    Dave.

    • This reply was modified 6 years, 7 months ago by sheepman.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

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    in reply to: Bunker (Breeds) Hill 1775 #4961
    sheepman
    Participant

    Thanks mate, I’ll look out for that.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Bunker (Breeds) Hill 1775 #4465
    sheepman
    Participant

    Last week at the Border Rievers club in sunny Northumberland we had (what I thought would be a rather boring) skirmish game using cowboys, not my cup of tea at all. Thing was a laugh a minute, ending up with the bad guys trying to get three large horses and riders out of a normal sized door! good natured arguments and banter ensued and what could have been a crap game was one of the best we’ve had or ages! Mainly down to the lads you game with of course.
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    in reply to: Bunker (Breeds) Hill 1775 #4172
    sheepman
    Participant

    Thanks for that mate, Flint and Steel sound interesting. I quite agree that finding lads who play to the ‘feel’ of a period is vastly preferable to loophole, must win at all cost guys, one of the down sides of our hobby, but they are fairly easy to avoid, just don’t game with em!
    P.S. 3% chance of popping the guy, and then doing it twice, jammy git!
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

    sheepman
    Participant

    Many thanks for the link James, really like your collection of Roman/Carthaginian ships,  I’ve been gathering these Xyston 1:600 scale ships bit by bit for a couple of years and , like most things will get around to having enough for a game one day! They are fab models, very detailed, maybe a bit pricy but worth it.
    The inspiration originally came from reading (I think) Don Featherstones  book ‘Naval Wargames’, he used this scale had rules and black and white photographs inside which looked great rowing round various home made islands bashing into each other! I like the scale, you can pick them up without needing tweezers and look good.

    Phoenician Quinqueremes.

    Phoenician Triremes.

    Phoenician Triremes.

    Greek Triremes

    Greek Triremes

    The decking has to be ink lined in for the planking so that’s a bit fiddly. Could do with about twenty per side, so a few to go!
    Dave.

    'The higher up the tree the monkey goes, the more of it's arse you can see'.
    To bosses everywhere!

    http://thenorthumbrianwargamer.blogspot.co.uk/

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