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« Reply #90 on: 28 June 2019, 02:29:53 PM »

Yeah that's fair enough. I would say the "fantasy" elements drop off quite a bit in the latter books, especially with the industrial revolution. It's still there given the backdrop of the world and the inhabitants being not altogether human (while still being very much so in character) but isn't a focus or large plot driver. I wouldn't necessarily class it black humour. It's certainly a bit wry at times, but he's a master at layering comedy, irony, self reflection, parody and reference to real world events and people. And many punes*.

*Or play on words.

I'd also heartily recommend Good Omens, both the book and the recent TV series.
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« Reply #91 on: 28 June 2019, 04:22:53 PM »

Met him once, a very strange person. The books do tail off a bit toward the end, but that I suspect was a symptom of his condition.

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« Reply #92 on: 28 June 2019, 04:46:59 PM »

I have 11 battalions of line completed, and 1 light. Each is 96 figures on 6 bases. 1 regt cuirassier, 2 chasseur, 1 hussar. 3 guns and crew. 16 4 man bases of skirmish, 6 command stands, plus ADCs to act as command points, and 4 bases of infantry officer attachment, 3 for cavalry. Still got 4 bns to paint, plus some skirmish and about 8 guns (I think). That's a gameable force done.

Hopefully pics soon.
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« Reply #93 on: 28 June 2019, 06:40:33 PM »

Stop mucking about on the computer then and get on with the Austrians to oppose them!
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« Reply #94 on: 28 June 2019, 09:01:33 PM »

I need to buy them first. I'm looking at my bank account. Also don't want them arriving before I've comleted the French.
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« Reply #95 on: 03 July 2019, 07:47:37 PM »

Will some please send me "a life"

The muskets are resting on the floor as a score up one leg. So I've bought a yard brush, and am cutting the bristles into 8mm lengths to glue to the shoulders.

The gluing is simple, its cutting the lengths.
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« Reply #96 on: 03 July 2019, 08:43:08 PM »

As the actress said to the bishop...
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« Reply #97 on: 03 July 2019, 11:10:40 PM »

Multipurpose follow up to that

Turns out its trickier that I thought and won't be quick. I can see it keeping me up at night.
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« Reply #98 on: 04 July 2019, 02:25:51 AM »

Once I've got the individual bristles cut, I could arm a battalion in about an hour. It would be quicker if I'd thought of this before basing - I couldn't find anything thin enough.

Bristle muskets by Last Hussar, on Flickr

Untitled by Last Hussar, on Flickr
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« Reply #99 on: 04 July 2019, 02:28:22 AM »

The flag, by the way, is 4mm high.

Hard to see is the fact that the two figures at the back, one is carrying a pike, and the other has a sword.
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« Reply #100 on: 04 July 2019, 07:29:38 AM »

Very nice
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« Reply #101 on: 04 July 2019, 09:08:03 AM »

Wowzers, that's a good idea, pops them up nicely.

I just did similar on some 1/72nd pikemen, not sure I'd want to do hundreds, mind, so you have kudos for that!
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« Reply #102 on: 04 July 2019, 09:25:44 AM »

 Thumbs up Applause Thumbs up

And Pierre the Shy thought it was a lot of work gluing on 10mm Pike Wink
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« Reply #103 on: 04 July 2019, 09:42:47 AM »

They really do look rather spiffy !

I'm 'well' impressed !

Cheers - Phil
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« Reply #104 on: 04 July 2019, 07:00:39 PM »

If reckon I can do half a battalion an evening minimum, so I can do my 12 bns in a couple of weeks.  Future strips I'll do before basing.
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