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1 Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:44 am

Sure this is a feeling not many cool guys like us get to know very often.

I don't have anything left to paint for my bolt action Germans. Weird.

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2 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:56 am

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Buy more?

Start on British? Want a Daimler Dingo?

Paint your Impetus army?

Paint some FOW German infantry?

Buy a Napoleonic army?

Buy Dead Man's Hand and paint cowboys?

The possibilities are endless...

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3 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:02 am

Plan is thus:

1. Get flames of war british army legal and playable.
2. Paint more of impetus.
3. Buy squad of SS and a few more infantry for bolt action.

These will all be done a couple of bits from each at a time to keep it interesting!

Wes and I were discussing the dead mans hand thing, think he wanted to get to 1000 points with his americans first, could be a good winter project we could all do at the same time?

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4 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:07 am

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I agree on that. I've currently got the following to do list:

Finish last eight Russians.

Paint Impetus army.

Paint 1812 Napoleonics (including injuns which will/might work for DMH)

Paint more Marvek superheroes and decide on which rules I'm going to use

Paint a few more Batman models and play some games

Paint more zombies and survivors and play some games

Resist fads

...not necessarily in that order

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5 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:08 am

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Oh and paint the scenery I've got.

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6 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:08 am

Oh and:

4. Start new Bolt Action British Commando army.

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7 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:38 am

Well, once I've painted my 27 or so remaining Americans and a Machine Gun group, then I intend to buy into some Dead Mans Hand. That might be winter might be a bit earlier. I'd be tempted to wait for the Derby show in October and get one of the deals from there. Flames of war seems a bit 'samey' to bolt action, at least in painting terms. Impetus is Romans and the like, right? That interests me, what faction/nation would be good for me to pick there?

Oh and are 'Marvek' superheroes a Russian equivalent? 'In Soviet Union, Hulk smashes you!'. Sorry, I've had a beer.

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8 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:45 am

We can tell you've had a beer, you're replying to stuff on here!

Impetus is 15mm, I have Carthaginians, Matt has Romans, and I think Kieron has Macedonians. Can't remember which period we based it round. Theres a "Into impetus" thread further down that might help.

But yes, I think Derby in october would be good to start Dead Mans Hand!

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9 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:13 am

Punic war! Thats the impetus war, just popped into my head!

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10 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:33 am

There I was getting all excited about having Spartacus and his Slave revolt army, my finger was hovering over the buy it now button, but they're a hundred years or so after the end of the Punic Wars...

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11 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:46 am

Speak to Matt, he'll point you in the right direction. Possibly. A bit. Ish.

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12 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:17 am

http://www.dadiepiombo.com/basic2.html

Thats where I started. It looks more complicated than it is. And the army i use is from Volume 5.

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13 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:11 pm

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Spartacus and the slave revolt are suitable l for what we've got. They fought against the Romans towards the end of the Republic. Technically, the Roman army had changed a little from what Matt has, and as you say, the Punic Wars were some time in the past.

However, they were no technological leaps in that time and there were many slave revolts and local uprisings other than Spartacus. Pete's Carthaginans fought the Mercenary wars and also had slaves, and probably revolts, it's just that their history is less well recorded. The same is certainly true of my Sicillian Greeks.

Historically, the only armies which would be geographically and chronologically more suited to what we have would be:
Numidians - lots of light cavalry
Iberians - light infantry and slightly heavier cavalry
Gauls - chaaarrrrrgggeee!
Pyhrrus' Army - pikes, mercenaries and elephants

Hope that helps.

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14 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:13 pm

Like I said, ask Kieron...

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15 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:28 pm

I've always fancied having a gaul army. Only problem is that I'd have to paint it, and it's a horde of barbarians... If we got back into Impetus I might get a block of them as auxiliaries for my Romans though.

Favourite bit of Impetus armies is making the baggage bit!

I want to do a medieval one now...

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16 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:35 pm

Easy tiger! We can do that at some point...

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17 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:12 pm

I'm mainly driven by the nice stuff you can get to make a baggage marker. Maybe I should just make one of those.

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18 Re: Feels odd.... on Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:48 pm

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Or...

...paint your Napoleonics to help motivate me! Smile

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19 Re: Feels odd.... on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:11 am

It's going to be moderns first. It's happening. Eventually.

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20 Re: Feels odd.... on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:18 am

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Well paint them as modern reenactors.

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21 Re: Feels odd.... on Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:37 am

He'll need that big tank then...

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22 Re: Feels odd.... on Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:51 pm

anomander2112 wrote:2. Paint more of impetus.

Xyston have just released some mounted Carthaginian generals, might be nice for your lot:

http://www.scotiagrendel.com/Xyston/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2_3_5_60&products_id=318

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23 Re: Feels odd.... on Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:18 pm

Yeah, got that email too! Going to paint a bit more then see what I want to order. Still want the 28mm Hannibal to paint gold for my baggage....

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24 Re: Feels odd.... on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:27 am

It'd be cool if you could get him strapped to a 15mm cart as loot!

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25 Re: Feels odd.... on Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:44 am

Exactly that! What would you use as rope?

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