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 on: Today at 04:37:35 PM 
Started by Glorfindel - Last post by Glorfindel
I'm painting up some SCW figures and am trying to work out what one of the artillery crewmen is doing
(right hand figure on the SCW99 pic).   The other two figures are pretty standard (officer & someone
holding a spare shell).   The 'third man' has me completely flummoxed unless he is meant to be dragging
the gun back to its firing position.

Any thoughts ?


Phil

 12 
 on: Today at 04:27:23 PM 
Started by mmcv - Last post by Shedman
Mark "Big Insect" Fry is your man for stuff like this and cataphract camels as well.

I researched camels for my 1840 Algeria project and found no evidence that camels were used in combat.

There are a few pieces of artwork representing camels in skirmishes but nothing in large battles or close combat.

My understanding, from reading various c19th French & British books, was that the camel was used in a strategic role.

It got them to the battlefield and then the troops either fought on foot or on horseback.

Have a look at Small Wars by Major C.E Callwell . He basically says that they are fine for getting to a battle but rubbish in a battle

 13 
 on: Today at 04:12:55 PM 
Started by Redstef - Last post by John Cook
The other companies involved in this are:

Warlord Games - they've sold an awful lot of these figures so far both to existing collectors and newbies. They will get continuing sales as some collectors like to keep their collections 'pure'.

Kallistra - they will continue to sell their own stuff no problem with additional sales from collectors like me who use compatible figures from other manufacturers to bolster their collections. Kallistra and Pendraken collaborate quite a lot behind the scenes already so good for both.

Pendraken - will pick up some sales of ACW as interest in the period is renewed/re-inforced possibly amongst the existing 10 mil 'fanatics'.


Thanks for the answer.  Are not Pendraken's 10mm incompatible with these and Kalistra's stuff?  Perhaps you can also help Leman with soccer.

 14 
 on: Today at 04:06:14 PM 
Started by Redstef - Last post by John Cook
John, I don't get football, but so what.
The "so what" is "what is their advantage over 10mm figures, Pendraken's in particular?"  I was hoping somebody could explain.  

 15 
 on: Today at 04:03:37 PM 
Started by steve_holmes_11 - Last post by jimduncanuk
From memory CoC is perfect for 15mm figures, as they fit the 'scale' that the game is played. So really in 10mm i'd leave things as they are, unless you want a smaller board, then you could go cm's or just half the inches. I've got some stuff based up on small plastic bases, one figure per base, and they look fine to me. I still haven't played a game with them so not sure if they'll be a pain to move around or need sabot bases.

I have a ton on 10 mil 7YW etc with each figure on a single magnetic base grouped together on sabots. Works for me. Change the rules basing requirement, change the sabots.

 16 
 on: Today at 04:00:06 PM 
Started by Redstef - Last post by jimduncanuk

Good on Pendraken though, for allowing a competitor to receive significant exposure.


The other companies involved in this are:

Warlord Games - they've sold an awful lot of these figures so far both to existing collectors and newbies. They will get continuing sales as some collectors like to keep their collections 'pure'.

Kallistra - they will continue to sell their own stuff no problem with additional sales from collectors like me who use compatible figures from other manufacturers to bolster their collections. Kallistra and Pendraken collaborate quite a lot behind the scenes already so good for both.

Pendraken - will pick up some sales of ACW as interest in the period is renewed/re-inforced possibly amongst the existing 10 mil 'fanatics'.


 17 
 on: Today at 03:57:23 PM 
Started by steve_holmes_11 - Last post by Steve J
From memory CoC is perfect for 15mm figures, as they fit the 'scale' that the game is played. So really in 10mm i'd leave things as they are, unless you want a smaller board, then you could go cm's or just half the inches. I've got some stuff based up on small plastic bases, one figure per base, and they look fine to me. I still haven't played a game with them so not sure if they'll be a pain to move around or need sabot bases.

 18 
 on: Today at 03:30:48 PM 
Started by mmcv - Last post by ianrs54
The Mideanites had camels with 2 crew one driving and the other an archer, but can't think of any others. It's not impossible though.

 19 
 on: Today at 03:16:43 PM 
Started by mmcv - Last post by mmcv
We all love some camel archers trotting around our medieval deserts but has anyone any references to them being used as actual mounted troops (i.e. fighting from camel-back) particularly in the medieval period.

Anything I've come across so far (which is frankly pretty scant) seems to indicate they were used more for transport than combat and archers and spearmen would use them to manoeuvre around the battlefield, but then dismount to fight rather than fighting mounted.

A bit like later dragoons.

While many mounted warriors would have had camels, they seem to be more for baggage carrying. I suppose it's possible they sometimes rode them when their horses were out of use, or used them as a bit of a stampede to add weight and disruption to a charge, but certainly the "classic" mounted camel archer firing from camel-back there doesn't seem to be much on and certainly not as dedicated units given the horse was in most ways superior in the role.

 20 
 on: Today at 03:06:57 PM 
Started by steve_holmes_11 - Last post by mmcv
Very interested in this. I've recently purchased a copy of Sharpe Practice and a few sample packs of AWI to try it out. My initial plan was to try individual basing and if it proved too fiddly try some sort of grouped basing. I.e. put a few figures on each base allowing bigger bases and count number of bases rather than number of figures.

Or possibly some sort of 4-2-1-1 basing for 8 fig units and 3-2-1 basing for 6 fig units. I.e. having a 40x10 base with 4 figs, a 20x10 with 2 figs and two 10x10 with one figure each. This could be fairly fiddly still. Possibly using 20x20 as the smallest "individual" unit (either with a single figure or a fixed number) then building up from there in 20x20, 40x20 and 80x20 (or just multiple 40x20). If there's other sized units can probably do similar groupings.

Using 4-2-1-1 or 3-2-1 means you can represent any combination of troop removal easily.

Alternatively just do all of them on a single base and track losses another way!

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