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Nirnman
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« Reply #45 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
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mmcv
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« Reply #46 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?
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« Reply #47 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

A shim under the ECW figures addresses the size difference
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mmcv
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« Reply #48 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

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.
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« Reply #49 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.
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mmcv
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« Reply #50 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.
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« Reply #51 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
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mollinary
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« Reply #52 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 opponent’s 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!
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« Reply #53 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
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« Reply #54 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.



   
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Fenton
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« Reply #55 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
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« Reply #56 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 Smiley
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« Reply #57 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 Smiley

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Nirnman
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« Reply #58 on: 03 January 2019, 03:44:38 PM »

Hi Ninman, Could you share your hoped for opponent’s 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
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mollinary
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« Reply #59 on: 03 January 2019, 04:03:48 PM »

Thanks for the reply, sorry if I have  touched a raw nerve.
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