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by broeders
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: First match report from Burton
Replies: 18
Views: 4379

Axeman how come a Geordie supporter is in the Big Smoke? Someday our time will come! Nope, theres only one team in Black + White for me, and its not the Toon. And I think a "next 4" fixture list of Spurs, Juventus, Man Utd & Juventus again shows out time has already come ! Fulham fan! Can't be many...
by broeders
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Plantations
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Plantations

I've had a crack at making a plantation - just the trees for now and the base will be created the same as for my vineyards. Plantation here : http://philbancients.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-make-plantation.html Vineyard (for base) here : http://philbancients.blogspot.com/2010/02/vineyards-making-vi...
by broeders
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Spray Primers
Replies: 15
Views: 2233

In Britain, you can't go wrong with Halfords matt primer (red, white or grey).
by broeders
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Aztec barricades
Replies: 1
Views: 501

I need to build some walls and thinking of the same problem. I think the way to do it is take a thin strip of balsa or a Starbucks coffee stirrer (for 10mm anyway) and use glue on one side to stick the 'rocks to. let it dry - then repeat on the other side. This will then create enough support on bot...
by broeders
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Punic Wars Part IV
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Thanks for the AAR broeders, good reading. Just a point, I see you had a paragraph that said this: "Russ and I both put commanders in the front rank to eke out any advantage we could and mine certainly spent a lot of time shuttling between the two BG's to provide advantage where it would be most fe...
by broeders
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

I think for my 15mm figures I might make these and just permanently attach the vines. I think they'll be durable enough to allow troops to be placed on top of them. The advantage of the vines not being permanently attached is the base can be used for rough going without them. 2 Terrain pieces for t...
by broeders
Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Punic Wars Part IV
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Punic Wars Part IV

Another 10mm extravaganza. The Roman cavalry again turn in a splendid performance, and vineyards again have a huge effect on the outcome. Apologies if any glaring mistakes in applying the rules - we're getting better though! All here at http://philbancients.blogspot.com/2010/02/battle-report-punic-w...
by broeders
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Ancient Spanish Shields
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Ancient Spanish Shields

For my Iberians I'm going for a very uniform design / colour scheme with minimal variation. Red / black / white in set combinations.

For the Celtiberians I'm going for much more variety in colours and designs - manly green / yellow variations.
by broeders
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Markers
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

Those are nice. It's handy having a rotary engraver at work I see.... Not sure what they've got Allan - but considering yours are home-made and these were produced 'professionally' then I think you win the round. I think I commented as such on your blog but if you missed it, well done again. And be...
by broeders
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Thank you for that. I find that transporting terrain to tournaments takes it toll on anything I've put any effort into. We're thinking of putting steel sheets in the bottom of each drawer and magnetic strips on the bottom of each terrain piece (similar to our figures!) to prevent damage during tran...
by broeders
Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

These look very effective, what I missed, until I read your blog, is that the vines are moveable which makes them even better. You go into good detail on making the vines in your blog, but I can't see how you do the base. Also, how easy do you find this terrain to transport? The base is made of 3mm...
by broeders
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Punic Wars in 10mm
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

Nice report. Just a few comments: The LH were 2:1 with the Cv but with LH being half dice it was still an even fight. Why did the Cv on Cv fight result in a 2nd impact phase? They should have stayed locked in combat surely? And Hannibal was fighting in the front rank, right? Then his +2 would only ...
by broeders
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Punic Wars in 10mm
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

Nice to see Roman deployment in checkerboard formation. What is your experience with that? Especially in your last AAR, it seems that the carthaginians managed to get overlaps because of this. In general one tries to get his main line in one piece to the enemy. Why then leaving gaps which result in...
by broeders
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Terrain help.
Replies: 36
Views: 6660

Re: Terrain help.

Hi everyone Before I start may I say that I am not the DIY type. I am thinking of the best way to make good FOG terrain as at present a lot of my terrain is coloured felt. I though of buying and cutting some wood that would be suitable for fields, plantations, forests etc. I also thought that I cou...
by broeders
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Aztec army (many pics!!)
Replies: 24
Views: 6811

Top notch stuff. Great painting. Not my era but tempted after seeing that lot and watching Apocalypto last night!
by broeders
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Punic Wars in 10mm
Replies: 6
Views: 2320

Punic Wars in 10mm

Rome vs Carthage - 600 (ish) points each. Witness the miracle of 1 Roman cavalry BG defeating 3BG's of Numidian Light Horse and Gallic Cavalry, a vineyard saving Rome's backside, triarii killing elephants and a hastati vs African Spearmen stabfest. Also includes scutarii wasting Italian allies among...
by broeders
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Markers
Replies: 22
Views: 4457

Image

These are the ones we use (my mate Russ knocked them up at work)

And in action


Image
by broeders
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Vineyards
Replies: 8
Views: 1054

Vineyards

I've completed my first vineyards for FOG Ancients (but I suppose they can be used for any era). These are for 10mm ancients - on a 10" square board. So simply scale up or down as required. Full details on how to make them on my blog (http://philbancients.blogspot.com/) http://i47.tinypic.com/sglpjc...
by broeders
Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Roman, Cathaginian, Greek buildings in 10mm
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Look forward to that - I'm amazed that with the popularity of FOG Ancients, no-one has built a range.
by broeders
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Mid Republican Romans
Replies: 18
Views: 1785

Re: Mid Republican Romans

You have to have them - but not necessarily behind the hastati / principes. I think combining 2 BG's of 2 into one unit of 4 (elite, heavy foot, offensice spearmen, armoured, drilled..) makes them a great unit to anchor your middle. Put them up against Carthagnian elephants or other offensive spearm...

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