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Offline Patrice

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2017, 05:35:36 PM »
 :o Nice table and figures, unusual opponents! Thanks for sharing.

Offline Hupp n at em

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2017, 05:44:30 PM »
I really like your elephant grass.  The beige stuff seems to be broom or brush bristles of some kind, but where did you source the green stuff?  Is it fake grass, or plastic aquarium grass?  The table really looks great.  :)

Offline Sunjester

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2017, 06:14:44 PM »
A great looking game and sounds a lot of fun.

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2017, 12:20:45 PM »
@Hupp

Sorry chap - I can’t recall where the yellow grass comes from. It is from a UK mob. You can get these bristles from a broom head though and make them yourself.

Green grass - that’s Aquarium grass. I got it at my local pet store (in Aust.). Probably source that on eBay I’d say.

Hope that helps.

Happy W


Offline Romark

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 07:38:12 PM »
Lovely looking game and write up,some interesting rule tweaks too  :)


Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2018, 01:51:50 AM »
"King"? He was an emperor, you anarchist!
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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2018, 02:18:05 PM »
Well us Anglophones may have called them Emperors, but 'King of Kings' was how the Ethiopian rulers styled themselves. So still a king, and their heads come off just as easy as regular kings' do.  :)

Something always told me they were reading Tommy wrong...

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2018, 01:37:33 AM »
"King of Kings" sounds pretty much like a working definition of an emperor. Must admit, I've always wondered about the Japanese use of the title, since most of their history the Japanese haven't bothered foreign countries at all, let alone trying to rule them.

Offline Viden

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2018, 09:11:28 PM »
Nice AAR and wonderful miniatures! You just made me buy TMWWBK. :-*

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2018, 09:43:24 PM »
Must admit, I've always wondered about the Japanese use of the title, since most of their history the Japanese haven't bothered foreign countries at all, let alone trying to rule them.


The Japanese don't use that title, it's simply the word the English-speaking world uses for the Japanese monarch. The Japanese word translates as something like Divine Sovereign, I believe. I suppose somebody figured "king" wasn't fancy enough for a ruler whose subjects considered him to be a divine being.

In English we use the word and concept of "Emperor" for the rulers of people who never used that term or even one that translates to our concept of what an emperor is. The Romans didn't even use it. Their word for what we call their emperors was Princeps, which means "first"; as they were trying to maintain the fiction, at least for a while, that they still lived in a republic. From there we get our word "prince." Imperator, which is where our word "emperor" comes from, simply meant "commander."

Language can be a funny business.






Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Egyptians vs Ethiopians, 1875 - (TMWWBK)
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2018, 12:32:45 PM »
Sorry I took a while to get to your post. Good points; thanks.

 

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