A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

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A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by Artimas » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:59 pm

As an aside, for all you youngsters out there, the 1972 film The Three Musketeers with Michael York is a must see!!! It's still available on Netflix.

Anyway, it is a tribute to Barry, Clarence and all others associated with BLB that I have chosen this era over my beloved Napoleonics. Everything associated with the figures, web site, rules, flags, is absolutely first class in every way.

So here I am, trying to decide what unit to paint first - they are all so beautiful! I guess it must be the King's Musketeers and they will be ordered as soon as I recover from the book purchases.

In the meantime, I continue to drool over all the beautiful pictures...

Cheers from the US of A.

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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by barr7430 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:16 am

Artimas, welcome to our boards. You'll find whatever you need here.. info, inspiration, comedy and perhaps even... tragedy! :shock:

We are a very friendly bunch, there are quite a few of us, all corners of the gaming spectrum and geographies of the world are represented and the governance is somewhat anarchic although I suspect some see it as a benign dictatorship! :lol:

Any good Libertarian should feel at home here.... the only rule we try and practice is civility to one and all but with a questioning aspect!

I am sure you'll be diverted, amused and enlightened by our happy band!
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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by janner » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:16 am

Benign? :lol: :lol:


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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:52 am

janner wrote:Benign? :lol: :lol:


:wink:
That happens to Barry quite a lot of times :D
Mostly because his Fingers are not as fast as his brain is thinking :wink:
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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by Artimas » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:06 pm

As long as we don't talk politics, I can manage to be (mostly) civil! Actually, I have read every active post on this blog in the last several days and found them rather enjoyable.

Speaking of reading, I have read Wikipedia's entries for most of the 17th century wars and my head is still spinning!!!! Not that Wikipedia is a consistently good source, but it will have to do for the time being.

Cheers,

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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by Cheriton » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:50 pm

Artimas:
Artimas wrote: Anyway, it is a tribute to Barry, Clarence and all others associated with BLB that I have chosen this era over my beloved Napoleonics. Everything associated with the figures, web site, rules, flags, is absolutely first class in every way.
Welcome to LoA, also a LoG (gentlemen). :)

You also have the extreme good fortune to have timed your arrival here, choosing the era that is experiencing a decided, and long overdue, explosion in recognition under the stewardship Barry, Clarence et al.

The Warfare miniatures (and eventually the GNW) line for the period 1660-1721 is rapidly promising to become one of the most extensive and best catered for periods with the obvious exceptions of the standards, Napoleonic, Ancients, etc.; the quality is second to none.

Settle in, celebrate your return to the hobby...you will find the pleasant ambiance exceptional compared to the cacophony of too many online groups...

Cheers,

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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by Artimas » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:41 am

Thanks Michael and I couldn't agree more!

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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by Adam Hayes » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:10 am

janner wrote:Benign? :lol: :lol:


:wink:
That seems fair, but did he just call us tragic?! :shock:
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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by Hanni » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:08 pm

That seems fair, but did he just call us tragic?! :shock:
Harsh, but probably largely true, afterall he has met most of us ! :twisted:
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Re: A Newcomer's Lament - Part 2

Post by barr7430 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:13 pm

I think you all misheard.. I said magic :wink:
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