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by custosarmorum
Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: World war 2 vehicles
Replies: 5
Views: 4741

Re: World war 2 vehicles

I am not sure what period you are interested in, but in Sicily and Italy the Rangers had a Canon Company with M3 halftracks with the 75mm gun. Company B makes a very nice version of this:
http://035f399.netsolhost.com/companyB_models_US.html
by custosarmorum
Tue Dec 31, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: BRUSHING UP! - TOPS TIPS ON PAINTING & MODELLING
Topic: Stripping Paint From Miniatures
Replies: 6
Views: 5111

Re: Stripping Paint From Miniatures

I am guessing "some sort of green solution" refers to Simple Green, an environmentally safe general-purpose cleaner -- and an excellent paint stripper. I have used it on some very old Hinton Hunt figures as well as more recent figures from a variety of manufacturers. In every case it has removed the...
by custosarmorum
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Period Fiction
Replies: 4
Views: 2461

Re: Period Fiction

You might like the Jack Steel novels (Man of Honour and Rules of War) by Iain Gale that cover Blenheim and Ramillies.
by custosarmorum
Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Vistula Legion
Replies: 5
Views: 6027

Re: Vistula Legion

I would heartily recommend the Murawski Miniatures Poles if you are planning to expand on what you have -- they are very nice.
by custosarmorum
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Vistula Legion
Replies: 5
Views: 6027

Re: Vistula Legion

While Duchy of Warsaw line regiment grenadiers wore bearskins, I believe that the Vistula Legion grenadiers wore French shakos with Polish plates until 1813 at which point they wore the czapka. Also Murawski Miniatures is coming out with a line of Vistula Legion troops to go with their lovely Duchy ...
by custosarmorum
Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: BLB game today
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: BLB game today

Thanks, Joe.

I just picked up four of them and they look great -- appreciate the tip!
by custosarmorum
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: BLB game today
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: BLB game today

A very nice battle report with very nice figures and terrain! May I ask who the manufacturer of the buildings is? Thanks.
by custosarmorum
Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:47 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: BLB game today
Replies: 17
Views: 4228

Re: BLB game today

A very nice battle report with very nice figures and terrain! May I ask who the manufacturer of the buildings is? Thanks.
by custosarmorum
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Small action rules from Clarence and Barry
Replies: 23
Views: 6744

Re: Small action rules from Clarence and Barry

Thanks, Clarence, for the clarification. If the cards change every game based on troops/composition, then durability is less of an issue.
by custosarmorum
Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Small action rules from Clarence and Barry
Replies: 23
Views: 6744

Re: Small action rules from Clarence and Barry

I would be interested. We have recently been playing Musket and Tomahawk for French and Indian War and AWI -- we can often do a small game over an extended lunch hour. I think a version that covered the earlier period would be great! For inspiration I would read my colleague George Satterfield's Pri...
by custosarmorum
Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:35 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Westphalien and Saxon Troops 1812
Replies: 18
Views: 8701

Re: Westphalien and Saxon Troops 1812

G√ľnter, Thanks for the beautiful photos, especially the helmet. I, too, have had a long-time interest in the Westphalian army -- I have spent many happy times in Kassel, Marburg, and Berlin (the GSA in Dahlem where many of the documents that had been moved to Merseberg have finally been returned). I...
by custosarmorum
Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: 3rd Battalion - Sofia Infantry Regiment - 1812
Replies: 11
Views: 4216

Re: 3rd Battalion - Sofia Infantry Regiment - 1812

Bryce, Thanks for the very informative reply on GMB. It is very helpful. I had heard that a glue stick is the way to go and it s great to see how beautifully they turned out on your figures. And the folds look great! It is nice to know that the fading concern it not really a problem. I am still cons...
by custosarmorum
Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Basing Prussians
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

Re: Basing Prussians

Martin, Thanks for your thoughts. As I mentioned in the initial post, I also like to have the company reflected in the basing. My Prussians (25mm Der Kriegspielers) way back in '70s were mounted on bases on four bases of eight (4x2) for Musketeers and Grenadiers and eight bases of four for Fusiliers...
by custosarmorum
Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: 3rd Battalion - Sofia Infantry Regiment - 1812
Replies: 11
Views: 4216

Re: 3rd Battalion - Sofia Infantry Regiment - 1812

Very nice, Greystreak! I have a question on the GMB flags, what process to you use on the flags? I have heard white glue, glue, sticks, etc. Also, do you varnish this gloss and then flat? The reason I ask is I am trying to decide on flags for some new units. My British are are Flag Dude which I like...
by custosarmorum
Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Basing Prussians
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

Re: Basing Prussians

Thanks, Rob. Sounds like a vote for 8 bases of 4...

Mike