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« Reply #30 on: 23 August 2018, 03:22:42 PM »

Blimey !

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« Reply #31 on: 23 August 2018, 03:48:14 PM »

Some duff info being bandied around by persons who then claim not to know the period. Phil, if you are researching for sculpting purposes I do know the period, I game the period, and I have it in FOUR scales:

1. The arquebus is a handy weapon and does not require a rest.

2. The musket, 1520 - 1640ish was a heavy weapon and did require a rest becoming lighter in the 1640s, hence ECW figures both with and without a rest.

3. The arquebus could be fired from horseback, hence the term mounted arquebusier.

4. During the Italian  Wars there was an ultra-light artillery piece which looked like a giant musket. It had a wooden three-legged rest, allowing the firer to stand, not like the later machine guns, and required a crew of two.

5. If you want to see the current most accurate figures for the earlier Italian Wars I suggest a look at those produced in 28mm by The Assault Group. Below are some Italian arquebusiers. The arquebus looks pretty handy and no sign or need of rests:

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« Reply #32 on: 23 August 2018, 04:21:09 PM »

What about petronels then?  Evil
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« Reply #33 on: 23 August 2018, 05:33:31 PM »

I'm going to be going with 'Wot Andy sed.'

Thanks, Andy ! Smiley

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« Reply #34 on: 24 August 2018, 09:12:08 AM »

What about petronels then?  Evil
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« Reply #35 on: 24 August 2018, 09:40:19 AM »

I donít go birdwatching.

I think you're mixing them up with Mother Carey's Chickens.
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« Reply #36 on: 24 August 2018, 10:26:55 AM »

Some duff info being bandied around by persons who then claim not to know the period. Phil, if you are researching for sculpting purposes I do know the period, I game the period, and I have it in FOUR scales:

1. The arquebus is a handy weapon and does not require a rest.

2. The musket, 1520 - 1640ish was a heavy weapon and did require a rest becoming lighter in the 1640s, hence ECW figures both with and without a rest.

3. The arquebus could be fired from horseback, hence the term mounted arquebusier.

4. During the Italian  Wars there was an ultra-light artillery piece which looked like a giant musket. It had a wooden three-legged rest, allowing the firer to stand, not like the later machine guns, and required a crew of two.

5. If you want to see the current most accurate figures for the earlier Italian Wars I suggest a look at those produced in 28mm by The Assault Group. Below are some Italian arquebusiers. The arquebus looks pretty handy and no sign or need of rests:


. Now those are what I call potatoes!! Wow! 
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« Reply #37 on: 24 August 2018, 10:28:50 AM »

You OIK !!  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #38 on: 24 August 2018, 11:08:40 AM »


They are not Arquebus's They are 16th Century  SPUD Guns  Smiley

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« Reply #39 on: 24 August 2018, 11:10:51 AM »

They are not Arquebus's They are 16th Century  SPUD Guns  Smiley

Soooooo....You want to be an OIK too, then, Mark.

Well deserved !  Wink

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« Reply #40 on: 24 August 2018, 06:48:43 PM »

 Grin Grin Grin, Spudsa you like-a. Those nifty Italians - way before Pizza Hut!
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« Reply #41 on: 20 September 2018, 01:19:18 PM »

I've got another question....(Inspired by the talking book I'm listening to at the mo')

Why do we class a century as 100.....When a Roman Centurion was in charge of 80 'grunts' ?

When did 80 become 100 ?

I need to be told.

Cheers - Puzzled of Wales.
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« Reply #42 on: 20 September 2018, 01:34:56 PM »

The Servian Reforms, attributed to the sixth king of Rome (Servius Tullius) in the mid 500's BC, but probably an accretion of bits and pieces of legislation, custom and practice in the 600s to 400s divided the military into centuries of, nominally, 100 men according to their wealth.

I doubt centuries were ever exactly 100, except by chance!

The Marian Reforms of 107BC (named for Gaius Marius) introduced centuries of a more realistic 80 men, again "more honoured in the breach than the observance."

That help any?
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« Reply #43 on: 20 September 2018, 01:43:30 PM »

That's great, Mike !!

Ta for that.  Thumbs up

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« Reply #44 on: 20 September 2018, 02:22:41 PM »

So when you turn 80 next week you will be able to call yourself a centenarian.  Evil Keep on truckiní Phil.
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