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by BaronVonWreckedoften
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Market place
Topic: F/S Artizan NWF/Studio Brits & Afghans/Empress Zulu War/Foundy ACW
Replies: 5
Views: 12457

Re: F/S Second Afghan War Artizan/Studio Brits & Afghans

The chap with the broken sword could be Dr Brydon (who's only made it back from the 1st Afghan War just in time for the 2nd).
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: GNW Second unit of Swedish Lifeguard
Replies: 4
Views: 4690

Re: GNW Second unit of Swedish Lifeguard

Nicely done, Roger. How many units in your Swedish army, now (and how many more to go, do you think)?
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Dixon minis
Replies: 10
Views: 6988

Re: Dixon minis

Friedrich August I. wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:56 am
The best thing being a Wargamer is that no blood is dripping from your fingertips....just some drops of paint :wink: :D
You've not seen me using a paintbrush, have you? :roll: :oops:
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: Spanish Cuirassiers 1660-1685
Replies: 4
Views: 4707

Re: Spanish Cuirassiers 1660-1685

Did Spanish horse of this period use the "full on" charge with the sword, or did they use pistols (whether en caracole or a similar format), or a mix of both?
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: My Ottoman Army
Replies: 8
Views: 8325

Re: My Ottoman Army

I think we are truly kindred spirits in that regard...... :oops:
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668
Replies: 14
Views: 7484

Re: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668

One thing to note though is that Milne magnifies the central emblems and devices on the flags (irrespective of period) which is what I think has led to the fashion for wargames units to have flags where (scale wise) the central device would be three or four feet across, rather than the physical one...
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668
Replies: 14
Views: 7484

Re: The English Expedition to Portugal, 1662-1668

I'd say that the 1660s probably saw a transition from the ECW style of flag (St George's cross in the upper canton next to the staff, colour of the field unrelated to the coat/facing colour) to the late 17th/early 18th Century style (St George's cross covering the entire flag, colour of the "field" ...
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: 18th Century 1721-1789
Topic: My Ottoman Army
Replies: 8
Views: 8325

Re: My Ottoman Army

Good first(?) effort. FWIW, I'd say the riders look better than some of the horses! Keep the photos coming.
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Latest unit of GNW Swedish foot
Replies: 5
Views: 4845

Re: Latest unit of GNW Swedish foot

Lovely work, Roger.
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Many Happy Returns Gunter
Replies: 17
Views: 12951

Re: Many Happy Returns Gunter

Sorry for the late delivery, but.....

Alles Gute zum Geburstag - ich hoffe du hattest einen schönen Tag!
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Napoleonic General Board
Topic: Perry vs Victrix plastic French infantry
Replies: 2
Views: 5079

Re: Perry vs Victrix plastic French infantry

I would suggest going the opposite way. The Perry box is about 50% wearing overcoats; with a good paint job, you can represent these as the "duster"-type linen coats that the French often wore over their waistcoats during the summer heat in the Peninsula. You will need to either buy two boxes to hav...
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French uniforms
Replies: 8
Views: 6094

Re: French uniforms

Uniforms were pretty much in their infancy in the 1670s, and almost every army's officers dressed differently from their men (I believe that crimson coats were quite common amongst English officers), and sergeants were still wearing reversed colours in some armies well into the the early 1700s.
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: French uniforms
Replies: 8
Views: 6094

Re: French uniforms

I think the confusion comes from the use of the term "gris-blanc" which most of us with schoolboy French not unreasonably translate as
"grey-white". But it actually means off-white - I would look to mix a little light tan into your white to give it more of a cream tone, but that's just me.
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: German states: Dates of flintlock adoption?
Replies: 8
Views: 4948

Re: German states: Dates of flintlock adoption?

Fairly sure that the Bavarian army had switched over completely to flintlocks by 1696, as they had already started getting rid of their pikes, which were gone completely by that year, and were using Spanish Riders to defend against cavalry.
by BaronVonWreckedoften
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Ancients gaming
Topic: A Roman Legion 1:1
Replies: 2
Views: 4880

Re: A Roman Legion 1:1

Outstanding - good find. Reminds me of the Dutch guy who had a 1:1 Young Guard regiment, using OG 15mm figures. Sadly, this is all I can find of it now:- https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Young+Guard+15mm+1:1+battalion&rlz=1C1AVNC_enGB582GB582&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNv4q9qrfcAhW...