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by msk
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Befreiunskriege 1813-14 Blog Limited Edition Figures project
Replies: 1
Views: 1871

Befreiunskriege 1813-14 Blog Limited Edition Figures project

Hello Barry and Co! I hope you won't mind if I mention a project that I've been working on since August. Some of you who follow my blog will be aware that this year marks the fifth anniversary of its current incarnation (it did exist in another form for a couple of years before that but I'm not coun...
by msk
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Prussian Fuisiliers as skirmishers
Replies: 8
Views: 5942

Re: Prussian Fuisiliers as skirmishers

A few thoughts from me on the topic of late Napoleonic Prussian fusilier battalions: 1). The fusilier battalions of the line infantry were intended to provide the bulk of the light infantry function of Prussian brigades (remember that the term "brigade" means something different for the Prussian arm...
by msk
Wed May 02, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Anyone interested in an R2E campaign?
Replies: 28
Views: 13609

Re: Anyone interested in an R2E campaign?

Well, I might be interested Barry. Depends on the details, of course.
by msk
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: C&C of artillery
Replies: 6
Views: 4550

Re: C&C of artillery

Barry's use of the phrase "most armies" is too tempting to resist. I'm going to draw attention the late period Prussian army as an exception to this rigid allocation of artillery at division level. One of the thing I like most about RtoE is that it enables historically realistic C&C for the Prussian...
by msk
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Basing Prussians
Replies: 6
Views: 3904

Re: Basing Prussians

Well, I go for four bases of eight figures - mainly because I like to follow a convention of one base represents one company. But other variants already mentioned in this thread are perfectly valid and workable in R2E.
by msk
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Prussian questions
Replies: 11
Views: 4997

Re: Prussian questions

Hi Barry - don't worry, I know you and (especially) Clarence have had other fish to fry. Now that you've sanctified me, it's becoming of my new status to continue to wait patiently.

Can't wait to see DI's new Prussians...
by msk
Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Prussian questions
Replies: 11
Views: 4997

Re: Prussian questions

Mike, This looks like a good moment to jump in and point you at the relevant postings in my blog. A good place to start is here: http://befreiungskriege.wordpress.com/2010/05/15/rtoe-prussian-musings-part-five/ Which was the fifth (and so far final - but you never know) instalment is a series of pos...
by msk
Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Calpe French - the first 3 packs
Replies: 9
Views: 3542

Re: Calpe French - the first 3 packs

Just to wade in here - at the same time Peter H. was receiving his first packs, I was getting the first photos of painted up versions of these figures from Peter F. in readiness for me updating the Calpe website. You can see more on my blog at: http://befreiungskriege.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/calpe-...
by msk
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE AT SALUTE 2011
Replies: 23
Views: 6973

I expect to be there too, so I'll pop by at some point during the day.
by msk
Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: REPUBLIC TO EMPIRE
Topic: Which theatre of Naps is most appealing for R2E players?
Replies: 34
Views: 10750

Well, see if you can guess where I placed my vote :-) The clue is in the sig! Martin
by msk
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Question for Barry... Colours for dirty uniforms?
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Burkhard, Thought you might be interested in my approach to mud. Unlike Barry, I don't splatter on the mud but actually "paint" it on "properly" in irregularly shaped patches. I use three layers of brown: burnt umber, beige brown and cork brown (all Vallejos). I do like Barry's idea of dark mud on l...
by msk
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prussian Cavalry for Lutzen 1813.
Replies: 14
Views: 9349

Well Ray, there isn't much in print specifically about Prussian cavalry. The only obvious suggestion I can make is the Osprey MAA172 - Prussian Cavalry of the Napoleonic Wars #2 1807-1815.
by msk
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: The raising of the Saxon Army 1810-1813
Replies: 363
Views: 115237

Well that's intruiging news, G√ľnter. I look forward to more details as they emerge.
by msk
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Prussian Cavalry for Lutzen 1813.
Replies: 14
Views: 9349

Hi Ray, The Nash book wears its age with dignity. Back when it was published in the early 70s it was the definitive book on the subject and even now it bears up well to scrutiny. It does, however, contain a number of errors so don't rely on it as your sole source. You've got a bargain with your soft...