Lancers in Shako

Started by fsn, 26 November 2023, 04:26:56 PM

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fsn

QuoteHope this was a config change, not some extra paid for service!
:-bd  :-bd
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Leon

Quote from: fred. on 29 November 2023, 06:51:20 PMAwesome - 1000% improvement!

Hope this was a config change, not some extra paid for service!

Thankfully it was, they've adjusted the search parameters so that it only looks through the product catalogue and shows those results.  It improves the viewing aspect but means that blog posts and other site content won't appear in searches anymore.
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QuoteThankfully it was, they've adjusted the search parameters so that it only looks through the product catalogue and shows those results.  It improves the viewing aspect but means that blog posts and other site content won't appear in searches anymore.
I think that is a good compromise - in a webstore product is king - bringing the other info back feels much less important than seeing / being tempted by the figures!
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fsn

I know it was a long time ago, but I do take time to ponder these things, and after a rather dodgy mushroom risotto, I realised that I may already have the solution.

If I make the "front rank" 1/4 of a regiment (fits with a 4 squadron regiment), then for a 40 man regiment I need 10 front rank per regiment. I'm looking at 2 regiments of ChL so need 20 lance armed shako wearers.

I don't generally use any sort of drapery in my light cavalry, so I have all those standard bearers from previous purchases already lying around in my spares box. By my reckoning I must have at least 15 suitable figures already! Chuck in an officer and a tooty-tooty man in each regiment and I think I'm sorted. :)

The Neapolitans are now oficially possible!

Two thoughts: 1 - that took a long time to think about and 2 - oh dear. Another Napoleonic army.   :-\

Supplementary thought - I know I'm going to do it because I'm so gosh-darned pround of myself for coming up with a solution.   :-\  :-\

Just need to finish off the Royalists and the Ottoman Turks; start painting the Salmon Rose WSS and the French Napoleonics, and finish buying the Russo-Japanese. Then I'll be ready for the Neapolitans.

Unless, of course, the Amazons appear.

Or more SF.

Or something else.   

Still, it's good to have a plan.
Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014; Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!; 2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020; 7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition
11 votes in the 2022 Painting Competition (Double figures!)
2023 - the year of Gerald:
2024 Painting Competition - Runner-Up!

pierre the shy

Neopolitians certainly aren't just another vanilla Napoleonic army with Murat in charge.
Though much is taken, much abides; and though
we are not now that strength which in old days
moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are.

fsn

Or ... Helion have just (re)released a book about the Italian Army. I know I have several sources already, but the Helion ones are pretty ...



Lord Oik of Runcorn (You may refer to me as Milord Oik)

Oik of the Year 2013, 2014; Prize for originality and 'having a go, bless him', 2015
3 votes in the 2016 Painting Competition!; 2017-2019 The Wilderness years
Oik of the Year 2020; 7 votes in the 2021 Painting Competition
11 votes in the 2022 Painting Competition (Double figures!)
2023 - the year of Gerald:
2024 Painting Competition - Runner-Up!