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by dashing blade
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The cost of wargames figures
Replies: 29
Views: 9918

Re: The cost of wargames figures

Its an intresting discussion, I am put off by price if i find i need a lot of figures from a new range when individual figs are two pounds or more. I realise the costs to figure companies but have rather a tight budget. I have bought in bulk a few times,but feel gulity about the amount almost straig...
by dashing blade
Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: British General's & Brigadier's @ Blenheim 1704
Replies: 3
Views: 2260

Re: British General's & Brigadier's @ Blenheim 1704

Well up to the usual standard,stunning. You must have a rather large collection by now. Would love to see your troops en masse! Proper eye candy.Rather jealous :mrgreen: hahaha
by dashing blade
Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Figure comparisons
Replies: 11
Views: 4520

Re: Figure comparisons

I know its a different period,but Front Rank Napoleonics mix very well with Victrix. I have both in the same unit and you wouldnt know. :!:
by dashing blade
Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS books: Charles Grant
Replies: 14
Views: 3770

Re: WSS books: Charles Grant

Nice horses! Lobster pots are sounding good too :D
by dashing blade
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Pet animals in NYW/WSS/GNW.
Replies: 14
Views: 3852

Re: Pet animals in NYW/WSS/GNW.

Sheep are not the only attractive animals! Anyway,I read a book a long time ago about Malboroughs march down to Blenhiem that mentioned a Bavarian Officer who owned a Dancing Bear. That was the only reference,so no mention if it went on campaign with him or offered sound tatical advice. But thought ...
by dashing blade
Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: Russian battle in the snow
Replies: 13
Views: 5912

Re: Russian battle in the snow

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mr Dodger ,you should win an award for that:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by dashing blade
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:36 am
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: Russian battle in the snow
Replies: 13
Views: 5912

Re: Russian battle in the snow

I have never been to New Zealand or Norway,however there are certain dark satanic mill towns in my neck of the woods ,where you can only tell the seasons by looking at peoples window decorations,and feeling the tempreture of the rain :!: Tinsel = Winter.............cold rain Choc eggs = Spring.........
by dashing blade
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:26 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: One Battle to rule them all - Napoleonic
Replies: 14
Views: 4755

Re: One Battle to rule them all - Napoleonic

I suppose i might not be the only one to think Waterloo,but i think i might pick this battle,if only because its a famous "last roll of the napoleonic dice" sort of game :D
by dashing blade
Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS French Militia
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: WSS French Militia

Rohan, Thanks for the tip,i do tend to mix a few dark and light shades into my units,catches the eye,and looks suitably campaign'ish.I have even extended this to the "Garde Francais" . I also have a few Gentlemen volunteers in their own clothes to add a little tone. As for the militia they will be d...
by dashing blade
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS French Militia
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

Re: WSS French Militia

Cheers Arthur,
so if i fielded a unit or two of French militia with slightly off white/buff coats this would be historically probable :?: Also would i be correct in thinking the officers would wear white/grey to denote rank/wealth :?: having purchased them by their own pocket.
by dashing blade
Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS French Militia
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

WSS French Militia

According to Osprey "Louis XIV Armies" French Militia seem to wear a sort of Fawn/Beige colour uniform. There's only one illustration and the plate info is missing from my copy (as previously mentioned). So the question is ; does anyone known if this colour was standard or just for a certain unit? :...
by dashing blade
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: VICTRIX 'The March of Eagles'
Topic: Austrians on their way?
Replies: 3
Views: 5075

Re: Austrians on their way?

They arrived today,very happy with them,however the coloured plastic is flesh/beige colour which reminds me of old airfix kits.Nostalgia in a box :wink:
by dashing blade
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: VICTRIX 'The March of Eagles'
Topic: TMoE 1:5 EXCESSIVE BUT FUN
Replies: 7
Views: 6832

Re: TMoE 1:5 EXCESSIVE BUT FUN

THATS HOW I WISH MY BATTLES LOOKED!
Bloody fantastic,well done. 8)
by dashing blade
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a different approach to touring.....
Replies: 9
Views: 3181

Re: a different approach to touring.....

Good man Chris! The tours sound like a good idea,just have to convince the wife. p.s. Whilst all these things about Lancashire are true,lets not forget a winning cricket team :D,Chorley cakes,Eccles cakes( and by God sir,if you want gravy or curry sauce on your fish,they'll do it and no dirty looks)...
by dashing blade
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: a different approach to touring.....
Replies: 9
Views: 3181

Re: a different approach to touring.....

Well the Bear faced cheek! :roll:
Lovely view....its that Wigan :?: