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Author Topic: Australian Frontier Wars - update 19MAY18 - Resistance! :AFW campaign rules  (Read 6574 times)

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 14JAN18 - figures!
« Reply #45 on: January 15, 2018, 01:10:21 AM »
Maybe not pyromanical kites but you should incorporate birds into your game. Disturbed flocks of Galahs or cockatoos are a surefire method of detecting something moving in the lanscape and they are audible and visible for a long way off.
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Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 14JAN18 - figures!
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2018, 01:48:38 AM »
Disturbed flocks of Galahs or cockatoos are a surefire method of detecting something moving in the lanscape and they are audible and visible for a long way off.”

Something like this might blend in nicely with my Congo adaptation...nice one  ;)

Clans also used domesticated dogs as a quasi early warning system against approaching enemy...something I had included...but I guess they both achieve a similar effect.



« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 02:00:33 AM by Happy Wanderer »

Offline Poiter50

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 14JAN18 - figures!
« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2018, 01:53:36 AM »
Zombicide crows vignette with an appropriate PJ?
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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 14JAN18 - figures!
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2018, 06:57:44 PM »
I've just gone through all the conversions on your blog. I'm now seriously considering expanding my Denisovan warband, just a little bit  ;) Perhaps another small order to Eureka before Salute?
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Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 14JAN18 - figures!
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2018, 10:29:40 PM »
Gents,

In this post we follow up our look at using the Eureka Denisovan range of figures for our aboriginal tribal warriors.

Now we take a look at how to paint our warriors and get them on the table in quick time to boot. One of the neat things with doing these figures as I’ve mentioned in a previous post is that they cover the entire period of the frontier wars and will provide good service which ever period you choose to play…not to mention the pre contact period.

These figures paint up very quickly as this post shows so getting your our Koori clan together should not prove beyond the paint skills and effort of any committed or wavering LAFer.

Cheers

Happy W

https://agrabbagofgames.wordpress.com/2018/01/17/australian-frontier-wars-painting-aboriginals/

PS @ Matakakea -  ;)






« Last Edit: January 18, 2018, 12:47:33 AM by Happy Wanderer »

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 17JAN18 - PAINTING figures!
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2018, 01:14:19 AM »
I say! Just seen these; nifty painting there!

Eagerly awaiting a huge flock of evil-smelling battle-budgies firebombing Sydney.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2018, 01:21:26 AM by FierceKitty »
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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 17JAN18 - PAINTING figures!
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2018, 11:08:31 AM »
That first photo is particularly lovely.
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Offline Munindk

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 17JAN18 - PAINTING figures!
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2018, 11:17:43 AM »
I'm impressed by the results you're getting from just spray and dip. Are you using the dip in a can or the ink in a bottle?

The use of markers for all the thin lines and dots is very clever and it brings hope to a slow painter with unsteady hands like me :)


Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 17JAN18 - PAINTING figures!
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2018, 11:53:55 AM »
@ von Lucky

Thanks chap  ;)

Painting
I use the dip from the can applied with a brush. White marker is a life saver  ;)

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 17JAN18 - PAINTING figures!
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2018, 10:11:31 PM »
Happy Wanderer would you Mind posting a picture of the marker pens please. I'm not sure what pens your referring to or the make. A picture would greatly assist !!

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 17JAN18 - PAINTING figures!
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2018, 11:45:43 PM »
Hi Mike1879

I bought my in Oz...but I’m sure there is an equivalent wherever you are.

The Pen is this one.

http://www.inkjetwholesale.com.au/printer-accessories/uniposca/pc-5m-poster-marker/14850/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7oSTo4jg2AIVF42PCh2eJweaEAQYASABEgLQHvD_BwE

It’s a marker pen so has a kind of paint property to it...it works really well and is permanent.

The pen would work equally well for Darkest Africa tribesmen and North American Indians as well...very useful!

Cheers

Happy W 😉

Offline Mike1879

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 17JAN18 - PAINTING figures!
« Reply #56 on: January 18, 2018, 12:17:52 AM »
Many thanks for that Happy Wanderer. That gives me a starter for 10 to know what I'm looking for. Cheers 👍

Offline von Lucky

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 17JAN18 - PAINTING figures!
« Reply #57 on: January 18, 2018, 11:17:32 AM »
If your area has them, go to an art store (where they sell canvas and oil paints, etc). I got a fine one to draw stripes on my 15mm tracksuit wearing dudes.

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 19JAN18 - Aboriginal Warfare (I)
« Reply #58 on: January 19, 2018, 03:49:05 AM »
Gents,

In this post we take a close look at aboriginal warfare. The first two posts will be focused on traditional aboriginal warfare which lays the ground work for understanding the adaptive warfare they engaged in when fighting white settlement.

Whilst I know we have primarily been focused on aboriginal topics in the broader look at the Australian Frontier Wars this is largely because so little is understood or easily accessible on the topic. I guess I’m trying to give you a ‘free Osprey’ on the subject so that if you wish to gather a clan together you have an understanding of the background, motive and methods of how they engaged in conflict. This provides background on the native forces so they do not appear a 'faceless foe' in our table top clashes.

The white settlers, British army and police forces will be looked at later but for now let's bring the discussion around the native warriors of Terra Australis.

I hope you find these posts interesting…

Cheers

Happy W

https://wp.me/p1YrZG-11W

« Last Edit: January 19, 2018, 11:41:54 AM by Happy Wanderer »

Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Australian Frontier Wars - update 19JAN18 - Aboriginal Warfare (I)
« Reply #59 on: January 19, 2018, 10:31:56 PM »
Gents,

Here is a very nice battle report from a game played last week.....the clash at Cleland's Cabin, Parramatta Road, 1816.

Played on Mac's lovely terrain mat, it made for an excellent game.  ;)

Cheers

Happy w

http://macslittlefriends.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/the-battle-of-parramatta-road-1816.html




« Last Edit: January 19, 2018, 10:35:35 PM by Happy Wanderer »

 

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