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by CoffinDodger
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: FROTHING ON TMP
Replies: 21
Views: 12949

Oh dearie dearie me, My last four rules purchases have been Beneath the Lily Banners, Foundry's Napoleon, Black Powder and Republic to Empire. The first three I have read cover to cover and I am about half way through RtE. I have thoroughly enjoyed each of them. I admit to being a sucker for well p...
by CoffinDodger
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cranky Scotsmen
Replies: 24
Views: 9970

Has anyone come accross an index to the old copies of WI? I purchased the entire set on CD but it is a bit of hit and miss trying to find articles on flags and uniforms for the period covered by BtLB. I did track down Barry's list of articles but could do with an index of the rest.

Regards,

Jim
by CoffinDodger
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cranky Scotsmen
Replies: 24
Views: 9970

I play FoW but, about 80% of this month's magazine was devoted to the subject and I sincerely hope that this will be the exception rather than the rule. If the magazine becomes unbalanced, it will gradually lose support unless Battlefront Miniatures wish to go the way of Games Workshop and start ope...
by CoffinDodger
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cranky Scotsmen
Replies: 24
Views: 9970

Cranky Scotsmen

Gentlemen. I've just read Barry's article in the latest issue of WARGAMES Illustrated on the various PitAs encountered throught his wargaming life. It should be set as recommended reading. It also contains a photo of the man himself posing with arms extended in supplication as in some of the early ...
by CoffinDodger
Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Beneath the Lily Banners
Topic: FLAGS
Replies: 17
Views: 12037

Gentlemen, Once again thank you for your replies. Although I am a reasonably experienced painter and modeller, I want this lot to be as good as I can make it and will no doubt continue to harvest your brains for all the good ideas. BTW, experienced does not equate to being good but I am going to tr...
by CoffinDodger
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Got our copies today.
Replies: 52
Views: 22150

Barry, When I returned from work yesterday (Friday), it was waiting for me. Considering that you only posted it on Thursday, it seems that I was wrong and my postman's parents were married after all. On opening the envelope, the first thing I noticed was the new book smell. If you get your nose rig...
by CoffinDodger
Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: The League of Gentlemen Wargamers
Topic: Indian Mutiny - November 2009
Replies: 51
Views: 34828

Gentlemen, I wish you all a great weekend. Whilst you are busy repelling hordes of revolting natives with your stiff upper lip British wallahs, spare a thought for the old man who will be taking his wee boys out Christmas shopping on Saturday and hoping that, by the time he gets home, his copy of R...
by CoffinDodger
Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Light Infantry/Skirmishers
Replies: 16
Views: 7700

Re: Marlburian British.

Churchill wrote: ...I'm doing every battalion of infantry, regiment of cavalry and artillery battery at a scale of 1 x 15mm figure to 50 real men.
Ray,

Now, that would would be worth seeing. You are a man after my own heart. Have you posted any images anywhere?

Jim
by CoffinDodger
Thu Nov 19, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Got our copies today.
Replies: 52
Views: 22150

Low Roller 1-1 wrote: ...Now to sit down with a cup of tea and a mince pie to read it.
Careful, laddie, those mince pie crumbs are lethal. :roll:

Jim
by CoffinDodger
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Got our copies today.
Replies: 52
Views: 22150

Barry, I've just ordered the French "deal" complete with the thousands of wee counters. Should, at a later stage, I wish to order a set for British or Austrians will there be a similar deal on the counters alone? Can I also be cheeky and suggest that the yellow counters would be more appropriate fo...
by CoffinDodger
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: First Post in the R2E Forum
Replies: 1
Views: 2183

Re: First Post in the R2E Forum

quindia wrote: :D ... yeah, I've got nothing else to tonight....
Clarence, don't even think about getting yourself a life; you're too valuable here. :lol:

Jim
by CoffinDodger
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 189515

Ray, I already have the Osprey and will source the other. Thank you. I am going to go with your basing for foote will probably also mount my horse on 50mm x 50mm in twos. This will give some cohesion to my force and accommodate the larger figures. The next question is whether I use Reiver Bob's pla...
by CoffinDodger
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 189515

Dear Captain and Churchill, Thank you very much for your replies and comments. I am relatively new to this site and really appreciate the assistance from your good selves and other "veteran" members in taking the time to share your experiences and provide information that would have taken me ages t...
by CoffinDodger
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: 1854-1880
Topic: Battle of Froeschwiller
Replies: 4
Views: 4183

Dave,

What rules were used in this game? The attention to detail in the scenery is astounding.

Regards,

Jim
by CoffinDodger
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Blenheim OOB
Replies: 370
Views: 189515

Churchill, I am just starting in this period and your images are an inspiration. I like the idea of how you have taken a bite sized chunk of history (British at Blenheim) and researched it thoroughly. I am looking at doing a French army and will probably start off with the Irish regiments in French...