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by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: R&E - Revolutionary Wars
Replies: 42
Views: 13004

Re: R&E - Revolutionary Wars

Chad wrote:Sorry if you thought I was getting off-topic. That was not my intention.
No sorry - just my flippant turn of phrase. No criticism of you intended what so ever. :)

It just struck me we'd all wandered off topic slightly (me included) with talk of uniforms and Partizan etc that's all.
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: R&E - Revolutionary Wars
Replies: 42
Views: 13004

Back on topic and rules matters for 1792-1802...

I am reliably informed that Barry has put his thinking cap on 8)
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: R&E - Revolutionary Wars
Replies: 42
Views: 13004

Hope you enjoyed your trip to the UK!! Yes I did thank you Stuart. A mad 11 day dash and rather sad background to the journey, but I managed to cram a lot in. My only problem with Partizan was I spent too much time networking and not enough time looking at the games or shopping! (Still - I did get ...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: R&E - Revolutionary Wars
Replies: 42
Views: 13004

I concur with Chad, parkinspieces’ and Jan’s thoughts – but to expand a little, here’s my 10 cents worth… Horse Artillery The occurrence of Horse batteries (suddenly very much in vogue with the start of the Revolutionary Wars - with a rapid expansion from 1792, especially in the French army) is very...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: 1:40 Scale
Replies: 8
Views: 4155

Daniel - the mantra seems to be pretty much anything goes within some very broad parameters - so long as you apply your scales / ratios reasonably evenly across both sides on the table top. For what it's worth I intend to go with French battalions of around 24 figures, and Austrian battalions of abo...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Casualty removal
Replies: 5
Views: 3129

Perhaps a bit of both, because I wonder if it depends on the circumstances. A line, standing passively with ordered arms, but under fire from artillery or skirmishers they cannot readily see or reply to, would close ranks as casualties were inflicted – as a matter of honour and a demonstration of th...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG NEWS
Replies: 46
Views: 19301

I think I've got this right when I say the re-launch issue is the "June" issue - that's actually published in May.

(I'm off for a lie down now...)
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Fri Apr 17, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG NEWS
Replies: 46
Views: 19301

Got the press release with their new advertising rates and re-launch info today - complete with new jazzy masthead (trademark registered - to boot).

The mag will be quite a weighty tone and 'perfect' bound from the relaunch issue (like White Dwarf is)
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you live in a Doll's House??
Replies: 6
Views: 3224

Sounds like someone is suffering from 'wargames envy' Barry. DHW is probably a term dreamt up by one of the same crew who used to brand Duncan Macfarlane's portrayal of the hobby in Wargames Illustrated during the 1990's as "too elitist" Carpet tiles? Fuzzy felt? And what's wrong with chalking the r...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What to do?
Replies: 7
Views: 3741

Don't see much wrong with those dab. Very nice.

As obriendavid says - a bit of buff / yellow gives them that "We've been marching for hours down some dusty sun-baked road to get here" look.

I'd leave 'em!
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ha ha You're back.
Replies: 5
Views: 2840

Barry

I'm told President Bush might have a bit left over from bailing out the US car makers if you're a bit short :D

A disturbing couple of sans-LoA days that...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Questions on RtE
Replies: 23
Views: 9367

Straight from the text of R2E: For basing purposes base them singly or in pairs on any shape of base that suits. The skirmisher mechanics allow the little buggers to be represented in any way you like and several examples will be in the book. Basically, like close order infantry, whatever looks goo...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Questions on RtE
Replies: 23
Views: 9367

I will shortly post a text only version of the most requested extract in the WARCHEST. ..Basing, scales, unit sizes. I have had loads of people asking what we intend to do swith this because there is such a rush on just now with people buying 28mm plastics which they don't what to base in a configu...
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Questions on RtE
Replies: 23
Views: 9367

Gentlemen - if it's not giving too much away can you please give me some idea of the intended (reccommended) basing convention for skirmishers?

It would greatly assist me with some current painting / new unit ideas I'm considering with RtE in mind.
by Duke of Plaza-Toro
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Republic to Empire Teaser
Replies: 10
Views: 4808

The layout looks very clear and attractive. Should be easy to find things if it's all like that.

Good job!