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by Counterpane
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western Desert Indian Army
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Western Desert Indian Army

Oh, that's interesting. I spotted that the Sgt Mess models have a bipod on the Boys. I'd only ever seen the T-shaped monopod version previously but apparently Canadian-built Mk1* models had the bipod.

Every day's a school day!

Richard
by Counterpane
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western Desert Indian Army
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Western Desert Indian Army

Thanks guys! Lots of useful ideas there. Looks like I'm going to have a fun little force when I've finished painting.

Crazy of course to be painting WW2 in 20mm when I'm about to run Maximilian Adventure in 28mm for Virtual Lard but there's no accounting for wild surges of enthusiasm!

Richard
by Counterpane
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Western Desert Indian Army
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Western Desert Indian Army

Many years ago I was given to review some Shellhole Scenics 20mm figures. They represented Indian infantry in the Western Desert. I painted a few up, submitted the review and then left the figures in a drawer, maybe to form the nucleus of a future project. This week, bored with painting 18th century...
by Counterpane
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: The Ambassadors Reception:
Topic: Crisis Point 2021 - A Sharp Practice Weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 335

Crisis Point 2021 - A Sharp Practice Weekend

Hi all! Crisis Point is a wargaming weekend that takes place every Spring on the edge of the Peak District near Sheffield. In 2021 Crisis Point will be a Sharp Practice 2 campaign weekend set in the Indian Ocean at the time of the War of the Spanish Succession. Players will command forces attached t...
by Counterpane
Tue May 05, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: A generic artillery limber
Replies: 1
Views: 418

A generic artillery limber

In order to use some draft horses that had been sitting in my spares box for years I had a go at scratchbuilding a simple artillery limber. https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MW6uo_mdHWE/XrFjO3l86LI/AAAAAAAAMtQ/rKCfq90sTVAA671EHT2V2hpDxdgxItxZwCEwYBhgL/s320/fullsizeoutput_79d.jpeg You can see my highly soph...
by Counterpane
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: A few Ambuscade and Fisticuffs questions
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: A few Ambuscade and Fisticuffs questions

Thanks Mon Cap. I plan to produce a pdf document of the troop type to be found in the Woebetides as well as background tables for the various Leaders, force lists etc. Happy to share when it's done. Greatly appreciate your views on the rules questions - it's always good to get a second opinion. Rich...
by Counterpane
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Sharp Practice
Topic: A few Ambuscade and Fisticuffs questions
Replies: 3
Views: 898

A few Ambuscade and Fisticuffs questions

I've just finished a brief solo game with my new War of the Spanish Succession in the Indian Ocean forces. https://thelandofcounterpane.blogspot.com/2020/03/woebetides-ambush.html The rules questions that came up were as follows: What happens if you're deploying a Formation onto the table using an A...
by Counterpane
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Warlord plastic WSS infantry
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

Warlord plastic WSS infantry

Quick question:

Am I right in guessing that the two Warlord games boxes of (ex-Wargame Factory) War of the Spanish Succession infantry contain the same sprues but different painting guides?
by Counterpane
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Dux Britanniarum
Topic: Domain of Soissons and Merovingian Franks
Replies: 24
Views: 11070

Re: Domain of Soissons and Merovingian Franks

Hi! Just got Dux Brit and I’m keen to try it with a load of figures I originally put together to do the Armorican Bacaudae with Lion Rampant.

Is the Domain of Soissons supplement still available?
by Counterpane
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Miniatures, Models & Scenery
Topic: Cleaning oxidised figures
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Re: Cleaning oxidised figures

Thanks guys. So the standard view seems to be that paint trippers of various kinds should clean off the surface oxidation too?

I think I'll try Dettol first as that's what I usually use and it's not too harsh.

Cheers!