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by Quintus
Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Depicting Alexander/Macedonian Generals
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

I tend to make the commanders' horses distinctive and they ride the only white and black steeds in the army. Army commanders who are kings, such as Pyrrhus and Alexander, can be given purple cloaks. The Alexander figure in the above photograph is particularly good as it shows him bareheaded which is...
by Quintus
Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Title of Byzantine Army Book
Replies: 14
Views: 4721

The Byzantines or (East) Romans had a good claim to the title "Eternal Empire", so perhaps that would have been the better assignation.
by Quintus
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Possible 1/72nd or 28mm Biblicals
Replies: 21
Views: 3185

You don't hang about when it comes to painting. Nice job too! Those are very good figures. I'm well impressed with 1/72 plastics and look forward to the possibility of painting more armies of this kind when I have finished my 1/72 Ancient Spanish and "Mid-Republican" Romans, and my 15mm Scots Isles....
by Quintus
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: thorakitai
Replies: 10
Views: 2764

I don't think there was such a troop type as thorakitai in the early period of the Wars of the Successors.
by Quintus
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: some minis
Replies: 7
Views: 2243

Beautiful painting.
by Quintus
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Who makes a good 15mm elephant suitable for Phyrric?
Replies: 8
Views: 2761

Am I looking for an elephant with howdah that only holds two men? That's exactly the sort of model that I will be looking for. Are the Seleucids the only ones that armored their elephants or is it that there is no evidence of anyone else doing it? Like most things in the ancient world we can't be a...
by Quintus
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Who makes a good 15mm elephant suitable for Phyrric?
Replies: 8
Views: 2761

I am afraid I cannot recommend a model maker as I haven't got around to building an army of Pyrrhus of Epirus yet so I will look forward to replies to this thread. However I should say that first of all make sure your elephant is Indian. The Carthaginians and "Ptolemaic" Egyptians (the after the fir...
by Quintus
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 10mm FOG Later Carthaginian army ( pictures )
Replies: 14
Views: 7455

Very nice indeed.

By the way, what is that elephant doing in camp? Is he malingering?
by Quintus
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: King Arthur
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

I have some Sub-Roman Britons that I painted back in the mid-80s but then I upped sticks to work a long way off and never got around to finishing them.

At least that will give me a head start in painting a FoG army and at last I may field an army of Britons lead by Arthur! :D
by Quintus
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Sacred Band
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Agreed re: the Hellenistic style. The Liby-Phoenician or Punic citizen cavalry reappears in this list as a crack unit (or at least high quality, i.e. "Superior") when I don't recall them being good at all. They performed disappointingly at the Great Plains and at Zama. However it might be argued tha...
by Quintus
Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Military Art
Topic: Favourite period from history
Replies: 27
Views: 29933

1) The Wars of the Successors (to Alexander the Great)
2) The Second Punic War
2) Napoleonic Wars
by Quintus
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Would a 25mm general be too strange in a 15mm army?
Replies: 8
Views: 2415

Re: Would a 25mm general be too strange in a 15mm army?

flameberge wrote:Would a 25mm general look too strange in a 15mm army? I was thinking of using a 25mm figure in a 15mm army so the CinC would stand out easily but wondered what people thought of the idea.
It would be great as Goliath leading the Philistines.
by Quintus
Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: legal 800pts Aitolian army ?
Replies: 1
Views: 789

All those HF BGs does not look likely for Aetolians.
by Quintus
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Hoplites, tactical use?
Replies: 26
Views: 3601

Hoplites. You line 'em up and march forwards. Simple. :D
by Quintus
Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: 1 Army, Multiple Periods
Replies: 5
Views: 1728

There are a lot of armies that could be used for two books. One that springs to mind as fairly flexible would be Macedonian and successors which will gie you several armies from Immortal Fire and Rise of Rome. As well as the Hellenistic period being my favourite it also gives the opportunity to fie...
by Quintus
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Basing 1/72 Plastic Figures
Replies: 9
Views: 5125

Well I'm part of the way through painting my 1/72 plastic Punic Wars Spaniards and Romans (HaT figures). I have bought bases for the 25mm scale so that I can base them according to my earlier post (08 Mar), i.e. as though they were 25/28mm figures, 4 per base for HF, 3 per base for MF etc. The only ...
by Quintus
Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: 6mm with FoG
Replies: 14
Views: 4018

It's nice to know I'm not the only slow painter. Well maybe not slow, but certainly not as fast as many claim to be. :)
by Quintus
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Paper Armies
Replies: 38
Views: 12490

If there were high quality counter available, we would have already been playing and enjoying the game. Is the target audience new historical gamers or just players with existing armies from other rulesets? Spot on. I'm trying to build two armies out of 1/72 plastics just to get something up and ru...
by Quintus
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:22 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Epirote army, some mistakes??
Replies: 18
Views: 3640

I am reconciled to the fact that I will just have to use the list as a basis and amend or alter as I see fit. That of course, is what wargaming is about. Lists are useful in competitions and I am satisfied that using the list I will still be able to field an army that is representative of Pyrrhus bu...
by Quintus
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: Epirote army, some mistakes??
Replies: 18
Views: 3640

The Pyrrhic list isn't too bad. The difficulty is that the more you know the less satisfied you are likely to be. Most of the quibbles I have are in respect of interpretation. That said it would have been nice to have had the option to upgrade part of the phalanx as Macedonian phalangites (even so "...

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