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by bobm
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Gesso primer
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Ace isn't it!!! Has excellent tooth too so painting over black is far easier than with spray primer.
by bobm
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Do Kurasanian Miniatures have any stocklists at UK show?
Replies: 2
Views: 281

No. He doesn't have any stockists anywhere as his margins are so tight he can't make them available at trade prices. He ships worldwide though.
by bobm
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Storing figures?
Replies: 30
Views: 3182

Go to the poshest shirt shop you can find (£70+ and usually Italian); he'll have stacks and stacks of the strongest boxes in a most useful size you can have for free because the purchaser of the shirt never wants the box!!! Line them with the rubberised basket weave cloth that's sold to put on car d...
by bobm
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Wars of the Roses Northern Border Spearmen
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Their appearance in lists is due to muster rolls indicating spears rather than bills. Whether this indicated a different troop type or a different part of the country calling the same weapon a different name is unknown.
by bobm
Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Spray Primers
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

I use a Crafter's Acrylic black (also from Hobbycraft) as a primer, slightly watered to flow better. I did 96 figs yesterday in about half an hour. It's dry enough to continue after an hour or so. There's a fair difference between using gesso and diluted craft paint as your base though. Paint adher...
by bobm
Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Spray Primers
Replies: 15
Views: 2106

If you use acrylic gesso it shrinks as it dries so no brush marks or similar irregularities. It does mean you have to leave it 24 hours before overpainting though.
by bobm
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: More on Commagenes
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Definitely the latter....plus some eye candy from Tim Newark's concord book (ancient warriors) if you can get hold of a copy.
by bobm
Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Chronology
Replies: 8
Views: 1296

I'm afraid to say that when it comes to ancient history all there really is is calculations, putting an exact date to anything in the ancient world is difficult at best , downright impossible in some cases. ...except for the battle of Pydna. Summer solstice and a lunar eclipse make things pretty pr...
by bobm
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Figures for lydian cavalry
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Those helmet types come much later than 6th century BCE. Greek foot would be in Corinthian helmets and one or two similar styles. The Skythians converted Greek Corinthian helmets for cavalry use so perhaps the Lydians did similar. However the local cavalry (Persians etc) might provide a better guide...
by bobm
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Recommendations for Later Mycenaean or Trojan figures
Replies: 9
Views: 1831

For illustrations I would recommend "The Legend of Odysseus" by Peter Connelly
by bobm
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Next millenium line?
Replies: 4
Views: 953

I've voted Irish....but I do think you should spell millennium correctly!!
by bobm
Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Macedonian/Successor Elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

I believe that it depends on whether you've got Indian or (smaller) African elephants. Seleucids use Indians and Ptolemies used Africans. Indian elephants can carry more folk.
by bobm
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Kushan - Now that I've got 'em, how do I paint 'em???
Replies: 3
Views: 877

I believe the illustrations heavily rely on coins; see http://www.indusnumis.com/index.php?mai ... &cPath=2_9

Google is your friend!
by bobm
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Kushan - Now that I've got 'em, how do I paint 'em???
Replies: 3
Views: 877

The book is Mikhael Gorelik's "Warriors of Eurasia" it's very good, roughly 50% illustrations but covers a long time period. Look at the steppe history forum too as there's a thread on warrior illustrations...http://steppes.proboards.com/index.cgi? ... thread=824
by bobm
Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Indo Skythian foot
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Re: Indo Skythian foot

...there's some mf protected swordsmen which look useful. How do they look useful ? MF swordsmen are one of the worst possible troop types in the game. Same points as the typical MF Light Spear Swordsmen, but without the Light Spear, so likely to lose to pretty much every other troop type at impact...
by bobm
Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Indo Skythian foot
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Indo Skythian foot

I'm busy building an Indo Skythian army in 15mm. On the army list in the optional troops there's some mf protected swordsmen which look useful. However there's no mention of such a troop type in any of classical Indian, Graeco Bactrian or Skythian lists (which provide all the rest of the troops). So...
by bobm
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: the resounding dullness of the 800 point game.
Replies: 119
Views: 12959

I think the issue with defensively minded generals is that they can benefit too much from the table edges in a way that a real general couldn't. They are penalised by the threatened flank modifier. I'd like to see a deployment area excluding (say) the last 12" each table edge and all HF limited to ...
by bobm
Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: the resounding dullness of the 800 point game.
Replies: 119
Views: 12959

I think the issue with defensively minded generals is that they can benefit too much from the table edges in a way that a real general couldn't. I'd like to see a deployment area excluding (say) the last 12" each table edge and all HF limited to the central 3" of table.
by bobm
Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Does MF Really Exist
Replies: 28
Views: 3049

I'm with Lawrence on this. The legionarii are clearly "heavy infantry" in the way that Greek hoplites , etc. are. Although operating in a different manner (for a lot of their history) - i.e. throw things and get stuck in with a sword rather than poke with a spear - they are cohesive battle line tro...
by bobm
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Does MF Really Exist
Replies: 28
Views: 3049

I'm not really sure what part of my description you don't like. I accept I've compressed a long period into a short paragraph so variations existed. I think you're missing that for most of the period the Legion existed it was manned by Roman citizens whereas Auxilia were granted citizenship upon dis...

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