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by Theo Raykoske
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Moan!
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

Re: Moan!

I know I'm irritating an old wound for members of this website but what I would really appreciate is more information about other theatres of the WSS. I suppose I am just crying in my beer, so to speak ....

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by Theo Raykoske
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: "A Military Gentleman"
Replies: 8
Views: 7174

Re: "A Military Gentleman"

Well, the book is very nearly ready to be posted out!

T
by Theo Raykoske
Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Moan!
Replies: 6
Views: 3062

Moan!

The more I learn about and get into this period of history the more I cannot understand the lack of interest from historians. I know that thetre may be 'technical reasons' for some of that - languages etc. But the period has so many titanic battles, sieges, colourful characters, glittering uniforms ...
by Theo Raykoske
Sat May 18, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: "A Military Gentleman"
Replies: 8
Views: 7174

"A Military Gentleman"

Guys,

Check out the advance publicity for John Ray's forthcoming book. The link is via either Steve Dean or Der Alte Fritz.

His figures and their painting are exquisite! The book should be mouthwateringly inspirational.

Theo
by Theo Raykoske
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: 1854-1880
Topic: Crimea - Where to start?
Replies: 2
Views: 3104

Re: Crimea - Where to start?

Hattie, Start your reading with "Hell Riders" by Tery Brighton. It is about THE charge but is well written and very exciting - and moving - to read. Then go on to "Battles of the Crimean War" by W Baring-Pemberton. This is a readable account of all the main actions. After those two, have ago at Flet...
by Theo Raykoske
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: 1854-1880
Topic: Ebor miniatures new Crimean British Command greens
Replies: 9
Views: 8163

Re: Ebor miniatures new Crimean British Command greens

Lovely! Just think: one of them could be a very young Charlie Gordon!

Theo
by Theo Raykoske
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Books/internet links Duch Forces 1660-1721 uniforms and stuf
Replies: 68
Views: 16893

Re: Books/internet links Duch Forces 1660-1721 uniforms and

Rick at Flagdude has some Dutch flags already and if you need others all you do is send hima pic and he'll turn it into a flag for you. he did that for me recently with a Bavarian Leib flag. He also has some flags that are not on his website listing - email him.

Theo
by Theo Raykoske
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Ancients gaming
Topic: samurai books for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1746

samurai books for sale

I have a few books for sale on market place.

Thanks

Theo
by Theo Raykoske
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: nap books for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1540

nap books for sale

You can check out the market place fora few books that I am selling off.

Best Wishes

Theo
by Theo Raykoske
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Eugene's Army: Italian books by Mugnai
Replies: 2
Views: 1473

Eugene's Army: Italian books by Mugnai

Hi Guys,

Has anyone seen or got these books? Any comment/review available? Worth buying?

Is there a new edition out or is there a different set of books coming out?

Best Wishes

Theo
by Theo Raykoske
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: Lots of Dragoon news
Replies: 41
Views: 22195

Re: Lots of Dragoon news

The enthusiasm on this forum makes me laugh with joy! I love it!

I see Osprey are releasing a book on the French Mousqetaires! I look forard to seeing that - though the timeframe as always is huge.

Does anyone know if it going to be part of series on La Maison ?

Theo
by Theo Raykoske
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dark Blue Uniforms
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Dark Blue Uniforms

Thanks for the tip. The idea for the aurore came as I was leafing through the Osprey on the Dragoons of Naploeon's Guard. I'd also been looking at the lace and trims of various figures and painters and in the end just took the plunge. My boys will win no prizes but I'm pleased with how it has made t...
by Theo Raykoske
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: French 1672 - First Figures
Replies: 27
Views: 9814

Re: French 1672 - First Figures

Yes, I agree with the praise. Very good job. And please let us see the detail as it's all useful to newbies in this era like me. I wonder where to put the paint of various bits and in various ways so seeing the work of others is very helpful. Just leafing through the 2nd ed of BLB has given me lots ...
by Theo Raykoske
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dark Blue Uniforms
Replies: 11
Views: 3308

Re: Dark Blue Uniforms

Hi Guys, For my current WIP (and first in a VERY long time!) I have experimrnted with Foundry 'French Blue' as shade and second colour then applied a highlight (reasonably heavy so that I could see it from 3-4 feet away) of Foundry 'Sky Blue' A. This gave me something of the 'brightness' I have been...
by Theo Raykoske
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: WSS Prussian flags
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

WSS Prussian flags

Am I right in thinking that it would be correct enough (for wargaming purposes) to depict WSS Prussians, Bavarians, Danes and Dutch with the first battalions carrying a colour plus a colonel's flag and the second battalions carrying two colours? Sorry if all the info for this is already in other thr...