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General discussion / Re: Stance
« on: Today at 11:42:34 AM »
Prefer to stand at a table higher than a dining table. Otherwise backache which ruins the whole experience.

General discussion / Re: Wargames magazine
« on: July 20, 2019, 10:41:50 AM »
Very bookish of you!

Bloody Barons / Re: Picture report of playtest 51game
« on: July 19, 2019, 02:11:46 PM »
Downloaded to read at leisure.

General discussion / Re: Wargames magazine
« on: July 19, 2019, 02:08:34 PM »
Haven’t subscribed for many years now. Found I was skipping too many articles on themes I was not interested in. I also began to find generic columns written by hobby ‘names’ to be full of content for content’s sake without actually having any real substance. Do still subscribe to the emagazine ACW Gamer as there are usually some very good historical articles and scenarios in each issue, plus it does useful reviews of various rules - and of course it is period specific.

Eye Candy / Re: Variation on PP Series 10 musketeers
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:01:15 AM »
They look very good.

Forum Competitions / Re: Battle quiz
« on: July 17, 2019, 11:00:22 AM »
11, not really arsed about post 1925.
Turns out that should be 22, but would have been penalised in an exam for not reading the question properly. Never heard of some of those battles. What on earth was the battle of 96?  ???

Forum Competitions / Re: Battle quiz
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:49:49 PM »
11, not really arsed about post 1925.

General discussion / Re: Attaching wheels
« on: July 13, 2019, 05:02:12 PM »
Superglue alone.

The 15 Mill / Re: Return to Caesar
« on: July 12, 2019, 01:05:05 PM »
Actually, I didn’t say anything because I quite liked the idea of people thinking my painting was as good as yours.

General discussion / Re: What are you working on....?
« on: July 12, 2019, 09:15:58 AM »
10mm SYW Prussian Black hussars at the moment.

Terrain and Figures / Re: Basing
« on: July 10, 2019, 09:21:41 AM »
Superglue completed figure to base. Use either W&N modelling paste (smooth) or Vallejo pumice base (rough). Dip in sand/grit mix, but not the whole base. May also add small patches of larger grit at this stage for rocks. Paint entire base in yellow ochre. Wash base with GW Seraphim Sepia. Damp brush with GW Ushabti Bone. Add patches of static grass and the occasional grass tuft or bush from WS foliage.

General discussion / Re: Cavalry in Square Bashing
« on: July 09, 2019, 10:10:24 AM »
I think the cavalry charge mentioned above took the Germans by surprise. The key to Square Bashing is to build an assault of several units against one enemy square - it is an overall view of a battle. In fact I play Square Bashing with 10mm figures. My Peter Pig 15mm armies are used in the company level rules 1914, where the kind of actions you are talking about are more easily modelled (eg Audregnies during the BEF Great Retreat). I would highly recommend ‘Teenage Tommy’ by Richard Van Emden, published by Pen and Sword. This is the history of a young cavalryman in the BEF and covers many of the cavalry escapades during the Great Retreat and beyond. The cavalryman is Ben Clouting (1897-1990) and the book includes quotes from him. The book also includes maps which make it easier to design scenarios. There is also a forthcoming book on Audregnies  by Philip Watson, to be published by Helion.

I gave up using the stuff years ago. Magic wash followed by Vallejo acrylic varnishes does the job for me in a day.

General discussion / Re: It’s July...
« on: July 06, 2019, 04:12:10 PM »
One day they might go through the FPW battlefields. That would be interesting. As a young wargamer I remember going to see Waterloo at the pictures hoping to be inspired. I wasn’t!

General discussion / Re: Favourite PP rule set
« on: July 04, 2019, 07:32:59 PM »
Tough one, but I think Square Bashing just nudges it for me, so much so that I now have Belgians, Germans, Austro-Hungarians 1914, Russians/ White Russians, RJW both sides and FPW for Walter Schnaffs.

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