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by curassier
Mon May 26, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: DUTCH BLUE GUARDS
Replies: 17
Views: 6838

DUTCH BLUE GUARDS

I am seeking a clearer idea of the uniform and colours of the Dutch Blue Guards for the Ramillies era eg type of grenadier cap, basic uniform details and standards. I would also welcome a brief explanation of the difference between various Dutch Guards units. Are the blue guards the same as the Gard...
by curassier
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: BLB CAN BE PRE ORDERED NOW!!!
Replies: 87
Views: 62044

Rules

Received my copy today - it was waiting for me at work after a brief holiday. A superb publication. High production values - it is a model of how to do a set of rules. Many others - even popular sets - look frankly dismal alongside it. If you want to explain formations, basing and the look of a game...
by curassier
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: HYW English UPDATE 2
Replies: 25
Views: 11739

HYW

They just get better and better.
Dynamic and really nice painting.
Curassier
by curassier
Sun Mar 30, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: HYW English UPDATE 2
Replies: 25
Views: 11739

HYW

Sorry to get technical, but is the frontage of those wonderful units of archers
some 180mm ?
Jon M
by curassier
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: HYW English UPDATE 2
Replies: 25
Views: 11739

HYW

Thanks again.
I'm going to take a look at the new Fields of Glory Rules too.
Looking forward to more pics.
All the best.
Jon M.
by curassier
Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War & English Civil War
Topic: 1644 for the TYW
Replies: 17
Views: 14060

Thirty Years War

Barry,
I know its not as if you aren't busy or anything but any chance of posting in the War Chest the 1644 revisions for the Thirty Years War?
An amazing website and resource has of course just got even better with the re-design. All the best.
Curassier
by curassier
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: HYW English UPDATE 2
Replies: 25
Views: 11739

HYW

Really helpful - thanks. Could you also comment on the mixing of knights/men at arms and the "lower orders in the same units? Do you do a first rank of knights and the rest ordinary billmen or whatever? Similarly do you mix knights and sergeants in the same mounted units? No doubt future pictures wi...
by curassier
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: HYW English UPDATE 2
Replies: 25
Views: 11739

HYW

Darrell,

Really looking forward to more pictures.
can I ask a very basic question for which there is probably no simple answer? What are the best sources for livery and shield designs. I can find lots of pictures of shields but not sure how this translates into what the knights are wearing?
Curassier
by curassier
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Reiver and Front Rank Miniatures
Replies: 2
Views: 2304

Reiver and Front Rank Miniatures

Would these work side-by-side on the table albeit in different units or are they very different in size/bulk.
Jon M.
by curassier
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: HYW English UPDATE 2
Replies: 25
Views: 11739

HYW Basing

Darrell, many thanks for taking the trouble to respond point by point. I think this is the way to go in so many periods; each base or in your case, unit as a small vignette. Please do put up the rest of your army as you complete each unit. you have a few photos of bill's lovely 100 Years War figures...
by curassier
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: HYW English UPDATE 2
Replies: 25
Views: 11739

HYW Basing

Darrell,
fantastic and inspiring work.
Please could you explain a little about the basing.
Is this for WAB? How many figures does each of your longbow units amount to? I'm more used to seeing neatly ranked up units on square bases and your work is a fantastic change for the better.
curassier
by curassier
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Prussian Grenadiers
Replies: 0
Views: 1273

Prussian Grenadiers

These guys seem to have a hat style that is not available in the Front Rank range. Could I use heads from the appropriate Foundry figures or are they much smaller? Does anyone have a couple spare that I could purchase if suitable? Thanks
Jon M.
by curassier
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: UPDATE ON ULB V
Replies: 103
Views: 73634

ULB

Put me down for version 4 Barry. I know you have tons to do but maybe in simple form, on-line, I'm increasingly eager to see the Thirty Years War amendments for 1645 Rules. The assault group look to be doing a comprehensive western European range to go along with their eastern Turks etc. All the bes...
by curassier
Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: Flames of War in 28mm
Replies: 8
Views: 6298

Thanks

Prompt wargaming wisdom as ever. Thanks guys. Barry does one have to have the two bases per squad ie two fire teams - or could one rationalise it down to one? You seem to have gone away from the 1:1 figure ratio already. Maybe a para or two in warchest on how you set about it might be helpful. yes, ...
by curassier
Sat Sep 30, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: WW2 General
Topic: Flames of War in 28mm
Replies: 8
Views: 6298

Flames of War in 28mm

Barry, tempted by your experiences to have a go. Uncertain about basing - so many people base 28mm figures individually. (This would also allow flexibility to use other rule systems). Could you do this and just move them in groups of five, or, I have found a five figure base 90mm x 50mm looks pretty...