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by Quintus
Sun Jun 01, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Mid-Republican Roman Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2979

We don't know.

It is reasonable to assume that the proportion of men with mail shirts increased over the period, especially after or during successful campaigns where soldiers might benefit from the spoils of war.
by Quintus
Fri May 23, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Bad, Better, Good, "Ugly"
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Ah, yes. (Wish I hadn't mentioned anything now :oops: )

Nice figures though, the position of the riders seems quite accurate for stirrupless horsemen. (I used to ride without stirrups.)
by Quintus
Fri May 23, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Bad, Better, Good, "Ugly"
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

I was admiring the Celtic cavalry and then noticed that they weren't using stirrups. I thought they did.

It might seem a small point (and it is) but it would be a shame if this were an oversight.
by Quintus
Thu May 22, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Minor typo for future reference....Galatians
Replies: 16
Views: 2660

We've got no special evidence that Jesus was born in the said year, anyhow, so CE/BCE might actually be more accurate nomenclature. More accurate? Yeah sure! Common Era? Before Common Era? What makes this a Common Era? Why is it any more Common than the preceding one? What separates those so-called...
by Quintus
Thu May 22, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Crusader Interpenetration (or the lack thereof)
Replies: 12
Views: 2158

Flamberge Agree with your overall point....there will be so many army list books and I too may not buy them all! No, really, I might not!!!! The Storm of Arrows lists for WotR and HYW British (not always English really cos they might contain Welsh/Irish/Scots) allow dism men-at-arms/billmen to mutu...
by Quintus
Thu May 22, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Minor typo for future reference....Galatians
Replies: 16
Views: 2660

nikgaukroger wrote:Bugger CE, we use AD :twisted:
Too right!
by Quintus
Tue May 20, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Field of Glory Newsletter
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

I'd better get painting my pre-Conquest English Army now! (It takes me a while.)

Fortunately I also have some Romano-British that I almost finished 20 years ago and that should give me a head start.
by Quintus
Tue May 20, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Field of Glory AAR's
Topic: Battle In the Spanish Hills 76 BCE
Replies: 12
Views: 4998

Pity about the B.C.E :wink: but nice pics with very good explanations superimposed. I particularly like the last picture.

This is of particular interest to me because I am halfway through painting a 1/72 Spanish Army.
by Quintus
Wed May 14, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Which era/armies have the best 1/72 plastic coverage?
Replies: 7
Views: 2155

I'm halfway though painting an Ancient Spanish army ( Hannibal's Spanish Infantry ) using 1/72 figures from HaT. I just based several BGs of Spaniards before coming online. It would appear that the Punic Wars is well-covered by 1/72 figures. (What put me off Macedonians - which I love - is the fact ...
by Quintus
Sun May 11, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Help with 28mm EAP miniatures
Replies: 5
Views: 1801

Re: Help with 28mm EAP miniatures

I would like to be as historicaly correct as possible, but I understand there may be things I just won't be able to find. Finally, price is somewhat of an issue, as I will have to pay international shipping (and no mail... things disappear in the mail here... DHL or FedEx) and import tariffs. Have ...
by Quintus
Sun May 11, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Carthage vs. Pyrrhos which list?
Replies: 6
Views: 1621

IMO in recreating the campaign of Epirot armies in Carthaginian Sicily, I would not include chariots, Sacred Band, elephants, any but a handful of spanish-origin troops or any Gauls in the Carthaginian force. I think most of the Carthaginians would have been Greek-style mercenaries and troops of Af...
by Quintus
Tue May 06, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Epirote Resources?
Replies: 7
Views: 2339

In general I would expect that the Epirote/Greek/Hellenistic troops in the army would be very similar in appearance to contemporary Macedonian armies in appearance. (Recall that Pyrrhus actually ruled Macedon for a short period prior to the Italian campaign.) I have been fascinated by Pyrrhus of Ep...
by Quintus
Sat May 03, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Peasant Revolt
Replies: 9
Views: 1695

Peasant Revolt

The Romans have their revolt led by Spartacus, it seems a shame that the English don't have their Peasant Revolt. I always fancied such a list. Does anyone have one? Might we see an "official" one in the future that might be used in competitions?
by Quintus
Fri May 02, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Comments on good history books/sources? - Dodge on Hannibal?
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

I have the same book. It is very good indeed.
by Quintus
Thu May 01, 2008 4:24 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Historical colours for Macedonians?
Replies: 21
Views: 10072

Wow! What superb pictures.
by Quintus
Thu May 01, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Historical colours for Macedonians?
Replies: 21
Views: 10072

Re: Historical colours for Macedonians?

Sorry for the rushed and brief reply. This is only a tea break. - I have seen wargame figure pictures of Macedonian Pikemen with a lot of blue helms and cloaks. Was blue a common colour for Macedonians? We don't know how common blue was. An Osprey book mentions that blue helms can be seen and may ha...
by Quintus
Thu May 01, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Comments on good history books/sources? - Dodge on Hannibal?
Replies: 12
Views: 2123

I have just been reading Dodge and he is superb!

Thanks for the links.
by Quintus
Thu May 01, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Hat plastic figures in the UK
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

It will have to be 25mm bases.
by Quintus
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Hammy (Spartan Army List)
Replies: 60
Views: 9020

Phaze_of_the_Moon wrote:Pyrrhus stated that their generals were poor and their allies weak but the Roman levies themselves were equal to the best of his Greek mercenaries.
Do you happen to have a source to back up this statement? I am particularly interested in Pyrrhus.

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