February 2011 Date: 26-27 Borodino

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Post by CoffinDodger » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:21 pm

Barry,

Done and any chance of posting the pictures you took of the October weekend?

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Post by toggy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:24 pm

Confirmed too


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Post by CoffinDodger » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:36 pm

toggy wrote:Confirmed too
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Ah Toggy, with the two of us now they don't stand a chance. :wink:

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Post by CoffinDodger » Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:10 pm

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Talking of Toggy...

General of Cuirassiers Robert Togée eloquently expresses his views on the Russian clergy.

A wee Front Rank conversion.

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Post by Churchill » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:33 pm

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Post by barr7430 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:01 pm

I have on occasion been known to bite off a little more than is chewable in project terms and this one has been a Daddy.

I want the table to look spectacular and so I have spent ALL of my spare time over the last 3 weeks building new terrain and remodelling old terrain.
I have been working on 36 x 2' square boards to match up so that each table (2 x 12 x 6 feet) looks as top notch as possible.
I have scratchbuilt:

1. 10 feet of sculpted Semenoskoye stream
2. 6 feet of minor tributaries to run into it
3. Repainted 24 boards and customized 12 new boards
4. Built a 4 x 2 foot section of raised ground for the Raevsky Redoubt
5. Scratchbuilt(off plan) as accurate a representation of the Raevsky redoubt as possible
6. Scratchbuilt all 3 Fleches again off plan, so they are the right size and shape relative to each other.

I have been painting and rebasing both French and Russian figures and there are yet a few surprises to complete.

The above has somewhat interfered with the last actions on BLB2 but I need to keep the R2E Gaming team happy 8) and want Borodino to be a real spectacular event.

Photos of the WiP soon. I have also been taking photos all the way through the construction to do that terrain article Gunter is after :wink:

9 Days left for me to do work on the project as I have a visit to ME and one to Malaysia before then :roll:
Divorce papers in the post :shock:
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Post by Anonymous » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:34 am

barr7430 wrote:........Photos of the WiP soon. I have also been taking photos all the way through the construction to do that terrain article Gunter is after :wink:

Thanks Barry :lol:


barr7430 wrote:Divorce papers in the post :shock:
I remember that Jim aka Coffindodger mentioned a professional divorce lawyer....hint,hint :twisted:
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Post by John Michael » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:39 pm

Sounds like a very impressive terrain, I will look forward to seeing some snaps.

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Post by CoffinDodger » Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:08 pm

barr7430 wrote: I have scratchbuilt:
1. 10 feet of sculpted Semenoskoye stream
2. 6 feet of minor tributaries to run into it
3. Repainted 24 boards and customized 12 new boards
4. Built a 4 x 2 foot section of raised ground for the Raevsky Redoubt
5. Scratchbuilt(off plan) as accurate a representation of the Raevsky redoubt as possible
6. Scratchbuilt all 3 Fleches again off plan, so they are the right size and shape relative to each other.
7. A Monastery with three different orders of Russian monks.
Missed one...
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Post by CoffinDodger » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:40 am

There is an excellent artice on a Borodino replay in this month's WARGAMES illustrated issue #WI281 wriiten by some itinerant freelance who seems to have a basic grasp of the rules.

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Post by kiwipeterh » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:18 am

CoffinDodger wrote:There is an excellent artice on a Borodino replay in this month's WARGAMES illustrated issue #WI281 wriiten by some itinerant freelance who seems to have a basic grasp of the rules.

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Read it today. very good. Can we look forward to similar treatment of the follow on Sunday game? I'm guessing not but hope springs eternal. :wink:

It was nice to see what all the fuss was over the mass of priests ... or was that the priests giving mass to paraphrase from the article.

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Post by barr7430 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:34 pm

I have also just seen the 'copy' .. quite pleased with the way it turned out. Peter regarding your request for day 2... let's just say that it is 'in the pipe' but not quite in the context you requested :shock: ...

cryptic or what! :?
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Post by obriendavid » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:16 pm

barr7430 wrote: cryptic or what! :?
Should that not be Coptic or what :lol:
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Post by kiwipeterh » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:45 pm

Cryptic or coptic - it's all double dutch to me! :D

As usual Mr Hilton is the man of mystery and intrigue. Something to look forward to ... and a reason to live! :shock:

:lol:

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Post by CoffinDodger » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:27 pm

Gentlefolk,

It's less than a week to go and I'm very disappointed by the lack of intelligent invective so far. Why aren't we stirring things up a bit?

To set the ball rolling:

Dave, will you be bringing Buggeration along to hide behind the field works or is he actually going to venture out this time? I didn't call that 8pdr "Dave O" for nothing.

Regards,

Jim
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