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by Ronan the Librarian
Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: That bloody mortar platform
Replies: 1
Views: 2401

Re: That bloody mortar platform

Although actually, it started in the shower in Portugal when I thought about it first! Before I look, can you just confirm that that part of the process is not included in the step-by-step photos. :shock: (Just come back from two weeks near Alvor/Portimao. Lovely weather and scenery; shit flights e...
by Ronan the Librarian
Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Painting Mutiny?
Replies: 14
Views: 8222

Re: A Painting Mutiny?

Thanks for that extra piece of advice. The troop bases will be matt varnished (along with the figures); not sure what I'm going to do about terrain pieces yet - other than a compulsory "base camp" for tournaments. Probably keep an eye on your blog, I would think...... :wink:

Cheers.
by Ronan the Librarian
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Painting Mutiny?
Replies: 14
Views: 8222

Re: A Painting Mutiny?

Thanks. I have Foundry and W&N artists colours, rather than Vallejo, but I'm sure I can match them up - the Foundry Terracotta or Brick Red triads look close, with a darkened W&N Red Oxide base.

Thanks again.
by Ronan the Librarian
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Painting Mutiny?
Replies: 14
Views: 8222

Re: A Painting Mutiny?

Just looked at this thread and, with a 15mm Moghul army soon to hit the workbench, I would be interested as to how you plan to replicate "Indian" soil. From what I've seen on telly, it seems to be more red than Middle Eastern ground.
by Ronan the Librarian
Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: The Battle of Church Road - An AWI batrep
Replies: 2
Views: 4957

Re: The Battle of Church Road - An AWI batrep

Great game, well photographed. Forgive me, but I couldn't see which rules you used (apologies if it was in the report and I just missed it). Also, I couldn't resist a smile at the make-up of your 1st Brigade (I realise this was a fictitious formation and used what figures you had to hand):- * CO, MG...
by Ronan the Librarian
Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: Any more Swedish packs coming soon?
Replies: 2
Views: 4119

Re: Any more Swedish packs coming soon?

Thanks, I hadn't seen his original post (or if I had, it had slipped my mind) and I didn't realise the current troopers were test pieces.
by Ronan the Librarian
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: WARFARE MINIATURES
Topic: Any more Swedish packs coming soon?
Replies: 2
Views: 4119

Any more Swedish packs coming soon?

Thinking specifically of cavalry command (I see the regimental pack uses cuirassiers), artillery crew, and generals. Seriously considering a 28mm FoG:R army for a potential Xmas present/winter project. On the subject of generals, any chance of dismounted generic commanders in boots, with external ba...
by Ronan the Librarian
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: battery of guns and howitzers
Replies: 14
Views: 9456

Re: battery of guns and howitzers

Hi again, These might be interesting – only one gun, unfortunately, but indicative of what was involved:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx2IQViUmkc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkuSqE1HoCM (Fast forward to 2:30 on the second film.) Here's the King's Troop, RHA, doing it "en masse" in a public p...
by Ronan the Librarian
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: battery of guns and howitzers
Replies: 14
Views: 9456

Re: battery of guns and howitzers

Sergio, Try these (the third part deals with tactics); there is another piece on the French Line artillery, but I can't get it to link. http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/organization/c_kevarty1.html http://www.napoleon-series.org/military/organization/c_kevarty2.html http://www.napoleon-series...
by Ronan the Librarian
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: A question regarding the length of the flagpoles.
Replies: 6
Views: 5626

Re: A question regarding the length of the flagpoles.

Hi Sergio, Yes, take a look at Greystreak's Russians as they provide a good "middle ground" between historically accurate length and sufficient length to show off a unit's flags without looking like Thirty Years' War pikemen. Most infantry flagstaffs were around 8-10 feet (2.5-3.0 metres) from top t...
by Ronan the Librarian
Thu Jul 16, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: To play the 100 Days Campaign
Replies: 2
Views: 4120

Re: To play the 100 Days Campaign

Hi, I've listed everything in "miles per hour" (mph); multiply by 1.6 to translate the figures into kilometres. Whilst it comes from 100 years later, the British Army's Field Service Regulations for 1914 give comprehensive statistics for a regular army moving through territory with at least a basic ...
by Ronan the Librarian
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: A doubt about the English Dragons
Replies: 15
Views: 10075

Re: A doubt about the English Dragons

Sergio, For the first decade of the 19th Century, heavy/medium cavalry (cuirassiers/horse/dragoons) in the old professional armies were still equipped with long-barrelled firearms, as in the SYW period - eg the Prussians up to 1807, Bavarian dragoons until they were converted to chevaux-legers in 18...
by Ronan the Librarian
Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: A doubt about the English Dragons
Replies: 15
Views: 10075

Re: A doubt about the English Dragons

Heavy Cavalry - 1) Life Guards and Royal Horse Guards, often collectively known as Household Cavalry. Historically, they were descended from true "horse" regiments - ie units that wore helmets and body armour in previous centuries. 2) Dragoon Guards were the former line "horse" regiments, downgraded...
by Ronan the Librarian
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: GNW Russian range.
Replies: 39
Views: 23746

Re: GNW Russian range.

Clibinarium wrote:In fact both 28mm and 10mm at the same time!
I just had a vision of your hands being two different sizes - like Hellboy!
by Ronan the Librarian
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: King's regiment of foot
Replies: 5
Views: 3777

Re: King's regiment of foot

Very nice. Just a couple of small points that you can ignore or not, as the fancy takes you. When monteros - the caps you have painted off-white - were issued to the Royalist army in 1643 and 1644, they were part of the uniform and hence the same colour (red or blue) as the coats and, I think unique...