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by thabear
Sat May 24, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Kushan
Replies: 15
Views: 3747

Ok , well i played my first game today with the Kushan list provided above by Richard I didnt do anything too complex withthe army , i basically just marched straight over the table and gave the Romans a couple of bl**dy noses withthe elephantsand cataphracts , no finnese or fanfare ,,,,,, then it a...
by thabear
Sun May 18, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Which era/armies have the best 1/72 plastic coverage?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

i didnt actually answer your question ,at the moment , with whats available i'd be batting for Persians , Greeks , Alexandrian Successor , Romans , Celts and Carthaginians ,,,,,,,, then theres the biblical ranges and the much later mediaval ranges .

good luck , tom
by thabear
Sun May 18, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Which era/armies have the best 1/72 plastic coverage?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Like you i am also painting two opposing armies in 1/72 for FOG , Romans and Galatians . I have several armies in various scales for several different periods but i'm always drwn back to the 1/72's . Ive not found a problem picking a period in 1/72 plastics that i really like , all the "big names " ...
by thabear
Sun May 18, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Which era/armies have the best 1/72 plastic coverage?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Like you i am also painting two opposing armies in 1/72 for FOG , Romans and Galatians . I have several armies in various scales for several different periods but i'm always drwn back to the 1/72's . Ive not found a problem picking a period in 1/72 plastics that i really like , all the "big names " ...
by thabear
Sun May 18, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Which era/armies have the best 1/72 plastic coverage?
Replies: 7
Views: 2188

Like you i am also painting two opposing armies in 1/72 for FOG , Romans and Galatians . I have several armies in various scales for several different periods but i'm always drwn back to the 1/72's . Ive not found a problem picking a period in 1/72 plastics that i really like , all the "big names " ...
by thabear
Sun May 11, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: What (colour) is Lamelar and Scale armour?
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

some scale armour was made from split horses hooves ( perhaps other animals too ? ) , usually used by the steppe peoples and other Eastern nations . Its been recreated by a re-enactor group i know and the colours range from creams , yellows, greens and greys , as the scales cure they also change col...
by thabear
Sun May 11, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Kushan
Replies: 15
Views: 3747

" argggggghhh " i just found some 1/72 plastic elephants made by HaT , they are the right size for a 15mm army , i think i'll paint them up and use them and even though my "Middle Eastern " looking figures arent strictly Kushan in appearance ill use them as a substitute until i get right into the ga...
by thabear
Sun May 11, 2008 12:10 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Kushan
Replies: 15
Views: 3747

wow , thankyou , thats exactly what i was looking for in a list , and i can actually understand it in that format thanks again Richard , i think i've misinterpreted what a Kushan army has in it , i have loads of spearmen left over ? i must have doubled this army up as something else at some time . I...
by thabear
Sat May 10, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Kushan
Replies: 15
Views: 3747

Hi All I hope someone here can help me , i currently have a 15mm army of Kushans based for WAB , it was painted nearly ten years ago and has never been used even for WAB games , i always had a soft spot for the Kushans , ten years ago no-one beleived me they were inthe DBM book , now i see them ever...
by thabear
Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:36 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Possible 1/72nd or 28mm Biblicals
Replies: 21
Views: 3240

G'day Andy Depending on where you are in the world a Biblical army in 28mm metals could actually be allot cheaper than you think , especially with the Aussie dollar the way it is compared to the Euro . May i suggest you have a look at two of our best figure manufacturers here in Australia , "Eureka ...
by thabear
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Anybody going to be playing in 1/72 scale
Replies: 24
Views: 5264

I have noticed the surprised look on fellow wargamers faces when i present my latest painting effort of 1/72 painted figures to the table whether it be my latest ACW , Napoleonics or Ancients . Presenting a pile of unpainted plastics in a little heap and then showing an army fully painted of the sam...
by thabear
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Basing and foliage/grass
Replies: 14
Views: 3623

i pre-coat the bases in half sand ( painted and drybrushed ) and the other half in flock . Once ive painted the figures i flock each indidvidual base and glue him down with a dab of PVA glue ( cheap , and as long as the whole underside of the base is coated provides a very good seal and bond ) once ...
by thabear
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:39 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scale creep in plastic 1/72
Replies: 28
Views: 6909

thanks "phase " , answered my question , i'll try wire pikes first
by thabear
Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scale creep in plastic 1/72
Replies: 28
Views: 6909

Hi Tony The broom bristles are plastic are they not ? therefore they would be the same as the plastic pikes supplied in the Zvezda phalanx figures . i think the idea is to avoid using plastic for the pikes , unless the broom bristles you have found are a little stiffer ? , if so this might be a grea...
by thabear
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scale creep in plastic 1/72
Replies: 28
Views: 6909

Hi Quintus i'd be more than a little interested in what you come up with for your armies re which figures you're using , especially the Phyrric . I use the "DBA Fanaticus" site as a gudeline for what figures should look like and who can represent troop types . I'm also a fan of the Carthaginians in ...
by thabear
Sun Mar 09, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scale creep in plastic 1/72
Replies: 28
Views: 6909

you have plenty of time with this one Mate , i wont have my army finished till ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,tonight

nah i have a few WW2 projects to finish first and i want to really check out these rules too

This will be my order of FOG 1/72 priority schedule , Rebublican Roman , Medievil , Helenistic army
by thabear
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scale creep in plastic 1/72
Replies: 28
Views: 6909

Hi Steve

Even though i havent even seen the rules yet , i think youve already got a 1/72 opponent over here in the Western Suburbs
by thabear
Sun Mar 09, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scale creep in plastic 1/72
Replies: 28
Views: 6909

Hi Steve yes i plan on a medievil army in 1/72 as well but i cant afford the SOA book just for one list , the period isnt really a favourite of mine so hopefully i'll download a free list from somewhere, the iminent release of 1/72 medievils from Italeri is the driving force . Hi Hammy Hmmm , a Phyr...
by thabear
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scale creep in plastic 1/72
Replies: 28
Views: 6909

yes , FOG , FOG , FOG ive been discussing with people at the club , i havent seen much interest generated yet , but perhaps after Caesers Challenge ? there certainly isnt any interest in 1/72 gaming apart from my little group , and even then they're not really into ancients , mainly ACW and WW2 unfo...
by thabear
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Scale creep in plastic 1/72
Replies: 28
Views: 6909

Hi Steve that wasnt me that replied re: sheild , that was Hammy . i do see what you mean regards scale creep , i just had a look and compared some unpainted figures , there are definetly some that wont easily blend in and if i didnt know better i'd think they were smallish 25mm metals . In regards t...

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