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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby Cardinal Hawkwood » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:00 pm

Frostydog wrote:1975, mmm still playing with airfix on the floor had not even heard of metal figures or proper rules for that matter. 1981 first heard of battlefield, tin soldier, metal figures and WRG.

and then your life went...
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby Cardinal Hawkwood » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:12 pm

to continue my reveries last night , coughing and spluttereing I assembled my first base well two bases ..14 figures of legio chaps on a 60 x 120 and 5 archer fellows on a skirmish base ..these fellow will become the Legio Palatina Thebaei, one of the Palatina legions of the Magister Peditum per Italiam
I can get 10 joes, an eagle and a draco an officer and a cornicen on the big base.. with 2 bags of legionares and bits fronm two bags of command I will have six legions..worrying about what is actually represent upon the table I have decided to do a base that represent two Auxilia on it probalby seven miniatures for each , very colourful lots of units..peace of mind, moral high ground , all that sort of stuff..
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby Frostydog » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:18 pm

and then your life went...


I was going to say out of control, I think gaming and painting has helped maintain my sanity. After a hectic day at school coming home sitting down and having a good painting session is quite theraputic. Has been a painful journey on the wallet but then most hobbies are. My wonderful wife happily supports me, probably because she knows where I am at nights.

Still have my first metal army 1815 Minifig 25mm British which were first exposed and hammered at a comp at the Transport Club. Something sentimental keeps me fro parting with them.

To keep it on topic some of those airfix were Romans and Britons. They are long gone. I do have some 15mm Germanic types that never get used maybe i should buy Impetus and expand them.
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby akula_au » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:07 pm

Cardinal Hawkwood wrote:worrying about what is actually represent upon the table I have decided to do a base that represent two Auxilia on it probalby seven miniatures for each , very colourful lots of units..peace of mind, moral high ground , all that sort of stuff..


Each base is 800-1000 men for heavy infantry I think.
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby akula_au » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:10 pm

I based up a couple of Varangian units over the weekend, 8 men at the front of the shield wall about 7 in the second rank and another 3-4 behind them.

Only problem was most of them don't have weapons :)
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby akula_au » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:42 pm

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These look nice & beefy
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby greatwhitezulu » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:52 pm

A base is:

600-1200 heavy infantry
400-800 light infantry or medium/heavy cav
200-300 skirmishers and light cav
in wargaming all we do is play with toy soldiers, its not real, it never can be, it never will be, so lets lighten up.
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby Cardinal Hawkwood » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:33 pm

ok fine by me 1 base for a legion, 2 Auxila, 1 light cavalry 2 heavy cavalry units..wot about artillery? I have 8 ballista models..yummmmm
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby Tarty » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:43 pm

Frostydog wrote:
and then your life went...


Has been a painful journey on the wallet but then most hobbies are.


Not as bad as heroin, booze, bands and meeting the WRONG women......these will keep you broke especially if all done at the same time.
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Re: Time Travel....It seems to be 1975-76 again

Postby greatwhitezulu » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:48 pm

Cardinal Hawkwood wrote:..wot about artillery? I have 8 ballista models..yummmmm


i have put 2 to a base - cant see a rough scale for the base
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