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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby Greystreak » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:47 am

Giles wrote:Bryce, don't you ever get the urge to paint something that's not, well, green?


All the time, mate. :d But only a few more foot units to do, before moving on to the colourful, varied, and very pretty Russian Hussars--which Alan Perry assures me will be released 'soonest'. ;)
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby grizzlymc » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:49 am

This is only a few more till you have the ENTIRE Russian army?
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby Greystreak » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:04 am

No Grizz, just a single 1812-model Russian Infantry Division: 12 formed Infantry Battalions (each 32x28mm figures), 2 battalions of skirmish formation infantry, four leader stands, three six-gun batteries (four crew each), plus some supporting cavalry 'extras' - about 800 x 28mm figures or so in total.
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby levied troop » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:51 am

And that gentlemen, is a wargames army :YMAPPLAUSE:
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby bigredbat » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:11 pm

Yes indeed, sounds like quite an army!

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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby philhendry » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:57 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby grizzlymc » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:08 pm

How did people fight from chariots?
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby goat major » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:09 pm

ooo chariots cute. Very nice.

Aren't you going to do Airfix wheels ?
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby bigredbat » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:05 pm

Ah the old Airfix wheels; stone-age! :-)

Grizz, on the whole I think they skirmished, although, IIRC there are accounts of some charging legionaries in an attempt to break up their line. I don't think they were exactly a super-weapon! Colorful, though.
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby grizzlymc » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:50 pm

I've always wanted to play with chariots, so they would be a sort of light skirmishing cavalry, what was the advantage over mounted troops?
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby bigredbat » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:00 pm

I don't think there was an advantage.

If your horse stock was of small ponies that couldn't carry a man, you used them to pull a chariot until a) the Romans slaughtered or enslaved you and your family

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b) improved horse breeding meant that you had horses big enough to ride, instead, and the chariots could be dispensed with

At Mons Graupius the Roman cavalry seem to have made short work of the Celtic chariots.
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby grizzlymc » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:12 pm

Hence their disappearence from the middle east, and later from Britain?

Shame, they are rather cool.
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby PatG » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:25 pm

There is some speculation they were used as battle taxis. Go tearing past the opposition, toss a couple of javelins, come sliding to a halt showering the enemy with gravel, jump off, form up and set to. If the action gets too hot, your driver Jeevesavix is there to spirit you away from danger.
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby Mericanach » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:31 pm

Wasn't there a larger type of chariot that the Romans faced initially, but later outlawed after they'd slapped the tribes around a bit?
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby bigredbat » Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:51 pm

Hi Mericanach, I've not heard of those, although I believe the Galatian Celts used the big 4 horse Eastern Scythed chariots, for a time.

I can also buy the battle taxi idea. The big value of chariots is that they were faster than infantry, so great for raids etc. I would imagine they were a good missile platform, too, as they may well have been sprung.

The squealing noise of their axles upset the Romans (at first!). The Romans must have developed a certain respect for them; at the Medway their Batavian auxiliaries raided the British chariot horses before the main battle.
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby Timmo » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:25 pm

I've started rebasing the ECW pike and command groups. I want to crack on with these now and get them done rapidly.
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby Tim Hall » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:11 am

Just finished the two Lone Star Saladin armoured cars that Fredd Bloggs very generously gifted me with. In time for my Grandson's visit Tuersday and Wednesday. Got the table laid out with an urbanish terrain for our game on Wednesday. The army of Greenland is set to invade Tansylvanian territory and sieze the oil refinery at Ochre. Pictures and AAR will follow.
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby bigredbat » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:19 am

Looking forward to seeing the placcy armies again!
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby Count Belisarius » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:22 am

Tim Hall wrote:Just finished the two Lone Star Saladin armoured cars that Fredd Bloggs very generously gifted me with. In time for my Grandson's visit Tuersday and Wednesday. Got the table laid out with an urbanish terrain for our game on Wednesday. The army of Greenland is set to invade Tansylvanian territory and sieze the oil refinery at Ochre. Pictures and AAR will follow.


Looking forward to seeing the pics!
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby aecurtis » Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:46 am

grizzlymc wrote:Actually ET, my immediate reaction to the idea of a gold rush RPG was "You could modify that for Kalgoorlie or the Victorian gold rushes".

The Penguin and Allen are destroying another of my cherished misapprehensions. Hollywood got the wild west wrong, dammit you will be debunking Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy and singing Men of Harlech at Rorkes Drift next.


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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby philhendry » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:11 pm

Another building is nearing completion on my workbench. Whilst waiting for some PVA to dry, I was looking around various figure ranges, and spotted this:

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From right to left, they appear to be intended to represent Doc Holliday & Wild Bill Hickock, but is the left-hand figure meant to be not-Ian McShane/not-Al Swearengen from HBO's 'Deadwood'? I think there's a 'not-Trixie' in GEG's 'Armed Citizens' set too:

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I wonder if anyone's spotted any other 28s from not-Deadwood?
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Re: Workbench Thread

Postby Mericanach » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:16 pm

philhendry wrote:I wonder if anyone's spotted any other 28s from not-Deadwood?


There's a lot of not-(insert name of Western film/TV show) stuff here:

http://www.brigadegames.com/American-We ... _c_40.html

I'm hoping for not-'the main characters from Lonesome Dove' at some point.
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