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Title: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 06 December 2018, 11:00:48 PM
Hey forum people,

I'm new to the hobby this past year and after dabbling about in a number of scales, fell in love with the mighty 10mm.  Not sure why it took me so long to find the hobby as I've always been a bit of a history geek!  :D

Having spent the summer building Crusader and Saracen armies I've moved onto the ECW and having great fun putting some forces together and learning more about the period.

Anyway, I've been lurking for a while now and thought it high time I signed up and said hello!

Regards,

Matthew


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: paulr on 06 December 2018, 11:14:21 PM
Welcome  :-h

Iím in the middle of an ECW project so am interested to hear about your project


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 December 2018, 11:24:29 PM
Welcome aboard and all. :) You've chosen a couple of good periods to start with.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 06 December 2018, 11:28:16 PM
Hi paulr,

I've been following your project recently and enjoying your photos and posts! Like yourself I've been pondering basing quite a bit and though I've painted up a number of units haven't based any. Playing around with magnets, sabots and sizing think I've finally settled on something I like. It's not too far from what you have yourself, though I've gone a bit denser with the figures for more mass effect. I've just put in a new order so will have to start putting some proper bases together while I wait on it!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 06 December 2018, 11:31:16 PM
Hi FierceKitty,

Yes I've been enjoying them as they're periods I didn't know a huge amount about before starting, so researching and learning a bit more about them is a fun part of the process!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Leon on 06 December 2018, 11:31:51 PM
Hi mmcv, welcome to the Forum!

 8)


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 06 December 2018, 11:32:51 PM
Thanks Leon!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Ithoriel on 06 December 2018, 11:42:37 PM
Hi Matthew, welcome to the forum.

As an erstwhile lurker you'll at least have some idea of what you are letting yourself in for :)

Which Crusade(s) are you doing? Rather fond of the 1st Crusade for gaming myself.

Among my many unpainted armies are two modest 6mm ECW armies. Only bought them about 15 years ago so plenty of time to get round to them yet :)

Hope you enjoy your time here.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 06 December 2018, 11:57:51 PM
Hi Ithoriel,

I mostly focused on the Third Crusade, the characters of Saladin and Richard were quite appealling and I hope to build upon the core European forces to move into other medieval periods in future. Though have planned them in such a way that it won't be too much work to set them up for other crusades. Put together small Templar and Hospitaller detachments too which add a nice flavour. Have enough done to pay a few games but intend to expand it out by at least another division for each side in the future, more knights and infantry for the crusaders and a load more cavalry for the saracens.

I have a notion to build some Byzantine forces in the distant future and tackle the Fourth Crusade. There's something quite amusing about the Fourth and the mess it ended up in!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: d_Guy on 07 December 2018, 03:17:09 AM
Welcome to the forum, mmcv.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Norm on 07 December 2018, 05:58:58 AM
Welcome Matthew. As a new gamer, it sounds like you have hit the ground running,with your second project now on the painting table. Both the Crusader and ECW periods are interesting to me, so I look forward to your posts about them. 


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Techno on 07 December 2018, 06:21:20 AM
And a warm welcome from me, as well, Matthew. :-h

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Orcs on 07 December 2018, 06:21:50 AM
Welcome to the Forum Mathew

We play Soldiers of God for the Crusades, gives a fun game.  Due to stuff we already had the figures are 28mm .


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 07 December 2018, 07:44:53 AM
Hi d_guy, Norm, Techno and Orcs!

I've been using the Hail Caesar rules and quite enjoying it, though only have a few games under my belt so far, mostly solo play. I hadn't come across Soliders of God before, looks like an interesting approach. I'll have to add it to my wish list for next year! Will probably use Pike and Shotte for ECW initially but looking into other rulesets too and hoping to keep my units flexible enough to be used for different games.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: fsn on 07 December 2018, 07:54:47 AM
Hello mmcv ... or would it be too forward to call you mm?

I have a notion to build some Byzantine forces in the distant future and tackle the Fourth Crusade.
I find the Byzantines fascinating, but my interest is slightly earlier. I'm interested in the Normans in Southern Italy,mid C11, particularly Tancred of Hauteville's sons William "Iron Arm", Drogo and Humphrey (who was probably named by his mother). I've got the Normans and the Arabs, I just need some Byzantines and Lombards - but have got slightly sidetracked by WWI in East Africa, the Korean War, tiny Japanese airplanes, the Napoleonic Wars ... and a few other things.

There will be lots of people around who will be able to give you great advice about sources and painting and basing and rule sets and basing for rule sets and die or dice and was Saladin a winter person or did he prefer summer colours and how to put die or dice on bases and painting bases and other necessary things. Then there's me. I really wouldn't bother with anything I write.

I would enjoin you to dive in. This is the friendliest forum I've ever clapped keyboard on, and a great and genuine source of support.

Post pictures.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: ianrs54 on 07 December 2018, 08:13:06 AM
Moaning


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 07 December 2018, 08:14:55 AM
Hi fsn,

Not too forward at all!

The Normans are fascinating. I was somewhat put off them in my youth due to dry teaching at school but having read up a lot more about them recently I can see what peaked your interest. Their expansion into south Italy and later Sicily could present a lot of fun scenarios to play out.

I can see how easy it is to get side tracked. So far I've managed to mostly keep on track with getting one project reasonably done before moving on, but not sure how long that'll last! Been eyeing up some AWI or ACW stuff for a future project and my historical "first love" was always classic antiquity so I'm looking forward to the updated Greek ranges I've heard talk of coming next year.

I have to say it does seem to be a very friendly forum and full of great resources and inspiration!



Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Leman on 07 December 2018, 08:33:50 AM
Welcome to the forum.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 07 December 2018, 09:08:59 AM
Hi fsn,

Not too forward at all!

The Normans are fascinating. I was somewhat put off them in my youth due to dry teaching at school but having read up a lot more about them recently I can see what peaked your interest. Their expansion into south Italy and later Sicily could present a lot of fun scenarios to play out.

I have to say it does seem to be a very friendly forum and full of great resources and inspiration!


How's about ye wee lad ? 

Belfast members pay special Forum rates  to the Ulster Wargame Association .   A sinister character called "Fenton" will be round to collect shortly.    He has a charming sales pitch with lines like "Do you fancy eating breakfast at the Royal through a straw?"

"Dry teaching " eh ?  Could be Belfast Model, Grosvenor  or even Inst ?    Meths and 'the Snob Soup' (Campbell) used to have a decent reputation for teaching history. 

I am just preparing an Ulster Fry from a recipe in the new cook book published by Gerry Adams.   Most of the recipes begin with the instruction "First set your timer...."  ;D 

Your not from "the East" ?  East Belfast Mission (Skainos) had to cancel their nativity play - they couldn't find three wise men, never mind a virgin.

Seriously, Matthew - wind ups aside/messing aside (Fenton is alright) - a warm welcome to the Forum, and mine to keep your head down when you run past Premark. 

See ya about

James


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Steve J on 07 December 2018, 09:14:14 AM
Welcome on board and look forward to seeing pics of your figures and games :)


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: fsn on 07 December 2018, 09:18:19 AM
Been eyeing up some AWI or ACW stuff for a future project and my historical "first love" was always classic antiquity so I'm looking forward to the updated Greek ranges I've heard talk of coming next year.
Ditch the AWI and get something mechanised, and I shall call you brother. The ACW range is beautiful, and I too am chomping at the bit for the new Greeks.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Techno on 07 December 2018, 09:56:44 AM
Ditch the AWI and get something mechanised, and I shall call you brother. The ACW range is beautiful, and I too am chomping at the bit for the new Greeks.

They're on my desk....Now ! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 December 2018, 09:57:50 AM
Ditch the AWI and get something mechanised, and I shall call you easily intimidated. ;)


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Womble67 on 07 December 2018, 11:53:42 AM
Welcome to the forum

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Westmarcher on 07 December 2018, 01:12:45 PM
A warm welcome from me, also.   :-h


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 07 December 2018, 01:17:05 PM
Hello ianrs54, Leman, SteveJ,Womble67 and Westmarcher!

Bout ye Sunray!

"Fenton" will be round to collect shortly
I look forward to making his...acquaintance...

"Dry teaching " eh ?  Could be Belfast Model, Grosvenor  or even Inst ?
It was indeed Grosvenor  ;D

Your not from "the East"
Born and bred, though currently just over the boundary of south belfast....so that explains the dearth of wise men in "the East"  ;)

keep your head down when you run past Premark.
I was down that way at the weekend...they're hiding it with a pile of German sausage at the moment!



Ditch the AWI and get something mechanised
Mechanised...pah I like to see the whites of their eyes!  :d

Ditch the AWI and get something mechanised, and I shall call you easily intimidated. ;)
Will take more than that! My interest in AWI came mostly from watching "Turn: Washington's Spies", hard to say if it will continue through to next year...

They're on my desk....Now !
8->

Regards,

Matthew


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 07 December 2018, 01:49:39 PM
Nothing wrong with the East.  I have friends & family from the Hack.  My first summer job (1971) was rear gunner on a Co-Op milk float. 

We did all the river streets up to the Arches.  Here is a mug shot of Fenton, so you recognise him when he comes round . 8)

Look forward to your posts, comments and images. 


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 December 2018, 04:48:41 PM
Hello and welcome


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Maenoferren on 07 December 2018, 08:09:27 PM
Welcome aboard


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 08 December 2018, 09:07:39 AM
Hi mad_lemmey and maenoferren!

Thanks Sunray, I'll keep an eye out...   8)


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 30 December 2018, 09:06:01 PM
Hi Matthew where abouts  in Belfast are you and do you go to any of the club's here?


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 30 December 2018, 09:25:57 PM
Hi Fenton,

I'm in Castlereagh, yourself? No I don't go to any clubs, or really know of any at present.

I've been warned about you by a Mister Sunray, I'm sure it's all talk though...  ;D


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 30 December 2018, 09:45:36 PM
I'm over in Lisburn but usually travel into Belfast to play.  There is a few of us play ADLG in 6mm and Dux Bellorum in 10mm. And building forces for a game Osprey are bringing out next year about Hopilte warfare. Are you playing solo? I don't really do the club's anymore though very occasionally I end up at UWS which is at St John's in the Castlereagh Road


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 30 December 2018, 09:49:58 PM
Matthew

I sent you a Pm


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 30 December 2018, 10:03:56 PM
Ah yeah, St Johns is just down the road from me. Yes I've mostly been solo gaming and trying to rope a few people I know into playing.

I see the PM, cheers.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: fsn on 30 December 2018, 11:06:14 PM
I now want Theresa May to turn up on Matthew's doorstep.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 30 December 2018, 11:14:02 PM
I now want Theresa May to turn up on Matthew's doorstep.

 ;D ;D ;D =D>


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Techno on 31 December 2018, 07:01:11 AM
 X_X

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 31 December 2018, 12:15:00 PM
Matthew

I know you mentioned for King and Parliament last night. There are a couple of good threads on here from Paul and Pierre that are worth a look


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: paulr on 31 December 2018, 06:41:55 PM
Thanks, kind Sir

Matthew, you may find these interesting, we have found that FK&P gives a very enjoyable game with great period feel

ECW project - For King and Parliament http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17480.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17480.0.html)

Stow on the Wold 1646 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17883.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17883.0.html)

Montgomery 1644 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17860.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17860.0.html)

Mollinary of this forum is one of the co-authors and has been most helpful


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 31 December 2018, 09:44:37 PM
Hi Paul, I've been following your threads pretty closely actually. I started painting up my ECW armies and stumbled across your project which has been great inspiration. Always enjoy seeing you new posts!

I'm roughly basing my project on Naseby, have most of the NMA forces done though nothing based yet.  Looking forward to doing some Royalists and painting something other than red for a while! Will probably start up a painting diary on it myself once I get something based I can show off.

Had initially intended to play using To Kill a King supplement to Pike and Shotte but you inspired me to pick up a copy of FKaP as well and thinking it'll work pretty well for it.

Didn't know Mollinary had co-authored, that's good to know!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Nirnman on 01 January 2019, 10:34:10 AM
Hi, I  have been following your post with interest. However, having played "To The Strongest" the ancient rule set equivalent to FK&P I have decided to stay with "To Kill a King" supplement to Black Powder. this is mainly because my hope, for opponent, will not use FK&P. and I have had a 28mm NMA for over fifteen Years that has never seen action. IF starting from Scratch I would most certainly go the 10mm way, in fact, I am currently amassing forces for the League of Augsburg and Marlburian wars in this scale. anyway, welcome to the Forum from another NI wargamer based in Newtownards.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 01 January 2019, 12:02:57 PM
Ah - the Ards peninsula !  Once a hive of wargame activity and production.  I remember one summer's day in 1978 (?) driving down to a very rural location and buying some Freikorps 15mm and Platoon 20 figures.   Spent the afternoon drinking beer,  wargaming a Vietnam skirmish  with the proprietor and avoiding being recruited into an ACW re-enactment group.  :)


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 01 January 2019, 12:05:40 PM
Hi nirnman, thanks for your welcome!

Yeah I have played a demo game of TtS! with my Crusades forces (You can see a quick summary of the game on my Crusades thread http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,18100.15.html) as those are the only armies I have currently. I plan to base my ECW forces in a way I can play then for both TKaK and FKaP, and hopefully any other period rules I may come across in future!

Sunray, sounds like a glorious day!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 01 January 2019, 12:14:21 PM
Ah - the Ards peninsula !  Once a hive of wargame activity and production.  I remember one summer's day in 1978 (?) driving down to a very rural location and buying some Freikorps 15mm and Platoon 20 figures.   Spent the afternoon drinking beer,  wargaming a Vietnam skirmish  with the proprietor and avoiding being recruited into an ACW re-enactment group.  :)

Fun times with Cameron Robinson and Dave Allsop


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Nirnman on 01 January 2019, 03:51:34 PM
Cameron is still active in the Ulster Wargames Society and he introduced me to wargaming proper using Peter Laing figures.
They were for Marlburian wars and I still have the original home produced on an A5 piece of paper lol


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 01 January 2019, 04:44:16 PM
The LoA and Malburian figures are excellent, I'm considering mixing in some LoA command figures with my ECW regiments for a bit if variety. Leon kindly sent me some samples with my last order and reckon some of them will fit well. No doubt I will be tempted to do one of the conflicts properly in the future! What rule set are you thinking of using, Nirnman?


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: paulr on 02 January 2019, 12:27:04 AM
These commanders are a mix of LoA and ECW command figures
http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17480.msg268402.html#msg268402 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17480.msg268402.html#msg268402)

A shim under the ECW figures addresses the size difference


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 02 January 2019, 12:33:12 AM
These commanders are a mix of LoA and ECW command figures
http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17480.msg268402.html#msg268402 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17480.msg268402.html#msg268402)

A shim under the ECW figures addresses the size difference

Excellent thanks, I've a couple of the LoA infantry command and they sit nicely with the ECW infantry, but hadn't seen how the cavalry match up, will have to include some with my next order along with more of the infantry command.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: fred. on 02 January 2019, 07:29:21 PM
In general I'd say the LoA cavalry and ECW cavalry aren't that compatible, the LoA horses are quite a lot bigger, as much in bulk and length as in height. They would work on the same table, but not in the same unit.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 02 January 2019, 07:57:54 PM
In general I'd say the LoA cavalry and ECW cavalry aren't that compatible, the LoA horses are quite a lot bigger, as much in bulk and length as in height. They would work on the same table, but not in the same unit.

I'll just be using them for command stands, not mixing regular troops into the units, so should be grand on their own.

I've found in the past that so long as they're not side by side on a stand, slight size and bulk difference isn't a big deal.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: jimduncanuk on 02 January 2019, 08:07:01 PM
Fun times with Cameron Robinson and Dave Allsop

Would this Cameron be the same Cameron who came over to Edinburgh every year for our show Claymore and we spent more money on beer than on Freikorps figures?

Jim Duncan


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mollinary on 02 January 2019, 08:33:53 PM
However, having played "To The Strongest" the ancient rule set equivalent to FK&P I have decided to stay with "To Kill a King" supplement to Black Powder. this is mainly because my hope, for opponent, will not use FK&P. and I have had a 28mm NMA for over fifteen Years that has never seen action.

Hi Ninman, Could you share your hoped for opponentís problem with FK&P? Is it the grid, or does he/she have problems wth the historical accuracy or gameplay?  Always happy to hear constructive criticism. Either way, I hoe you enjoy finally getting your NMA troops on the table, I know I had a great time ultimately getting all my 10mm forces onto the table after a similar time gap!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 02 January 2019, 08:36:38 PM
Would this Cameron be the same Cameron who came over to Edinburgh every year for our show Claymore and we spent more money on beer than on Freikorps figures?

Jim Duncan


Probably


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 03 January 2019, 09:50:33 AM
Would this Cameron be the same Cameron who came over to Edinburgh every year for our show Claymore and we spent more money on beer than on Freikorps figures?

Jim Duncan


At one level you can dismiss him as an Ulster redneck. 

Then again you have to applaud the fact that he got into his wee van,  took the ferry and attended not just Claymore, but the circuit of GB war game shows.   Cameron was never in it for the £. 

It was hard going in those pre- internet days.  A small war game business based in a remote backwater  (sorry North Down- there goes my Cultra dinner party invites  )  had only the war game publications to advertise  - so unless they established a presence at the shows, they struggled for sales.



   


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 03 January 2019, 10:02:46 AM
Cameron kept the UWS alive as well and always entertained us at the yearly club auction. But yes he certainly did the miles in regards to making  Freikorp and Platoon 20 a success


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Ithoriel on 03 January 2019, 10:47:45 AM
Cameron was one of a handful of traders regularly attending shows I went to who I made a point of having a brief chat with ... only to leave the stall with figures I didn't need bought with cash I didn't have for projects I hadn't realised I was about to start :)


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 03 January 2019, 12:06:11 PM
Cameron was one of a handful of traders regularly attending shows I went to who I made a point of having a brief chat with ... only to leave the stall with figures I didn't need bought with cash I didn't have for projects I hadn't realised I was about to start :)

 ;D 


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Nirnman on 03 January 2019, 03:44:38 PM
Hi Ninman, Could you share your hoped for opponentís problem with FK&P? Is it the grid, or does he/she have problems wth the historical accuracy or gameplay?  Always happy to hear constructive criticism. Either way, I hoe you enjoy finally getting your NMA troops on the table, I know I had a great time ultimately getting all my 10mm forces onto the table after a similar time gap!

Mollinary my opponent who shall remain nameless has already made his disagreements "to the strongest " very clear to the writer and he is carrying over these doubts to FK&Pas it is basically the same system. therefore if I want to game this period we will use the rules that he wants to use or my figures may spend the next umpteen years again sitting on a shelf lol


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mollinary on 03 January 2019, 04:03:48 PM
Thanks for the reply, sorry if I have  touched a raw nerve.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 03 January 2019, 04:27:53 PM
In other news, it seems I've now graduated boot camp and am no longer a cadet but a second lieutenant.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 03 January 2019, 05:03:38 PM
In other news, it seems I've now graduated boot camp and am no longer a cadet but a second lieutenant.

It's too late now. You still had a chance to get out while you were still a cadet


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 03 January 2019, 05:10:48 PM
It's too late now. You still had a chance to get out while you were still a cadet

Well, actually you can still walk away until Fenton administers the Oath and gives you the tattoo.

After that you are the Boy with the Pen-draken tattoo  and no other forum will touch you.


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 03 January 2019, 05:11:37 PM
Well, actually you can still walk away until Fenton administers the Oath and gives you the tattoo.

After that you are the Boy with the Pen-draken tattoo  and no other forum will touch you.

Oh very good!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Fenton on 03 January 2019, 05:56:47 PM
Well, actually you can still walk away until Fenton administers the Oath and gives you the tattoo.

After that you are the Boy with the Pen-draken tattoo  and no other forum will touch you.

Well played Sir


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 03 January 2019, 06:02:32 PM
Well, actually you can still walk away until Fenton administers the Oath and gives you the tattoo.

After that you are the Boy with the Pen-draken tattoo  and no other forum will touch you.

 X_X =)

Maybe I should leave....


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 03 January 2019, 09:51:50 PM
X_X =)

Maybe I should leave....

What and miss this level of criac?

Strain on internet as the non Norn Iron forum googles "criac".


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 03 January 2019, 10:11:37 PM
What and miss this level of criac?
 
Strain on internet as the non Norn Iron forum googles "criac".

Haha, you make a strong case for staying!

I do enjoy the strange looks you get when you talk about "enjoying the craic" to those who don't know what it is.

For the uninitiated out there it's pronounced "crack", as in "crack cocaine".... but it's not. Honest. We're not all off our heads. Except maybe Sunray... though I think that's just him naturally...  :D


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 04 January 2019, 12:19:35 AM
Haha, you make a strong case for staying!

I do enjoy the strange looks you get when you talk about "enjoying the craic" to those who don't know what it is.

For the uninitiated out there it's pronounced "crack", as in "crack cocaine".... but it's not. Honest. We're not all off our heads. Except maybe Sunray... though I think that's just him naturally...  :D

My only legal high was a 10mg  IM of C17H21NO7S.   = +1 Soldier's Joy.  :)


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 04 January 2019, 01:04:59 AM
My only legal high was a 10mg  IM of C17H21NO7S.   = +1 Soldier's Joy.  :)

 ;D

I notice you specified only legal high...   :-$ :P

I'd never actually come across the term "soldier's joy" for morphine before, very interesting!


Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: Sunray on 04 January 2019, 09:49:13 AM
;D

I notice you specified only legal high...   :-$ :P

I'd never actually come across the term "soldier's joy" for morphine before, very interesting!


Dates from ACW

It comes from an old Scotch Irish fiddle tune, Burns used it "Jolly Beggars".  It emigrated with the Scotch Irish from Ulster to the Carolinas and changed tempo.  By the ACW it was set to words of the Soldier's Joy

Gimme some of that Soldier's Joy, you know what I mean
I don't want to hurt no more...my leg is turning green



Title: Re: Greetings from Belfast!
Post by: mmcv on 04 January 2019, 09:56:53 AM
Dates from ACW

It comes from an old Scotch Irish fiddle tune, Burns used it "Jolly Beggars".  It emigrated with the Scotch Irish from Ulster to the Carolinas and changed tempo.  By the ACW it was set to words of the Soldier's Joy

Gimme some of that Soldier's Joy, you know what I mean
I don't want to hurt no more...my leg is turning green



Aye, it's a good wee toe-tapper tune, looked it up there.