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Author Topic: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 27/8)  (Read 3217 times)

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 4/8)
« Reply #75 on: August 08, 2019, 01:38:35 PM »
I think we might have a winner! A rudimentary lighthouse seems entirely feasible.
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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 4/8)
« Reply #76 on: August 08, 2019, 01:43:17 PM »
I agree that is lookes like a simple lighthouse.
the ladder I think is a kind of look out; I have seen one other picture which looks like it; look at the left side of the picture

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 4/8)
« Reply #77 on: August 08, 2019, 01:57:27 PM »
Very interesting. Thanks very much for the extra image  8)

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 4/8)
« Reply #78 on: August 08, 2019, 02:53:38 PM »
So my partner grew slightly obsessed with what exactly that thing was supposed to be, and I think we have a winner.

so-called "Storm seinpaal" (storm sign post) were poles with a straw ball (painted black?) that could be raised and lowered. The height of the ball indicated the height of the tide at that moment, so if the ball reached the top the farmers knew they could expect wet fields that day. At night the ball was replaced with a lantern. on later models, there were also cones and other shapes used for different signs, but I think it's interesting that it was a signpost for the land, not the ships.

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 4/8)
« Reply #79 on: August 08, 2019, 03:05:27 PM »
That is ingeniously simple  8)

Iím very impressed  :)

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 4/8)
« Reply #80 on: August 08, 2019, 09:41:24 PM »
Grew up in Irvine, Ayrshire and this building Boyds tide signalling apparatus or that strange white building with a mast and balls dominated the harbour, very similar to the previous image? 

I am old enough to remember it working but this link will do it more justice than I could ever manage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boyd%27s_Automatic_tide_signalling_apparatus

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 4/8)
« Reply #81 on: August 08, 2019, 10:29:35 PM »
That is ingeniously simple  8)

Iím very impressed  :)

Have you made one yet?



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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 4/8)
« Reply #82 on: August 09, 2019, 07:33:27 AM »
The LAF hivemind at work is very impressive :)

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 24/8 painted stuff)
« Reply #83 on: August 24, 2019, 04:25:31 PM »
Iíve completed a few bits, most of which are compromises to one extent or another and hopefully no Dutch members will be offended by my mangling of their history, landscape, etc.  :D

Completed my first unit of 6 with lighter muskets (letís call them calivers) plus another 13 from units I am still working on (Iíll add close ups of the latter when those units are complete).



I made a chapel of a type which Iím sure Iíve seen in The Lowlands.





I acquired about 5 ft of sections of elevated roads from OshiroModelTerrain, which Iíve modded a bit to match my exiting terrain.



I made a bridge (based on Rembrandts Dutch Bridge, albeit grey rather than sandy in colour). If desired, it can slot in between the elevated road sections.





And Iíve started on the first of the low flat hills, this one having a causeway from the elevated road.



For the gameís tabletop,  I expect Iíll use something to suggest a shallow flooding of the polders, which will limit movement and firing off of the elevated areas.







 

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 24/8 painted stuff)
« Reply #84 on: August 24, 2019, 05:33:23 PM »
Excellent update  8)

I should really buy some figures  lol

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 24/8 painted stuff)
« Reply #85 on: August 24, 2019, 07:16:17 PM »
Lovely work on your project.

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 24/8 painted stuff)
« Reply #86 on: August 25, 2019, 07:53:58 AM »
Thanks folks ..... much appreciated   :)

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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 24/8 painted stuff)
« Reply #87 on: August 25, 2019, 10:00:57 AM »
Nice work on the figures!
I may have missed it - what models are you using for the pike and buckler men? (I remember you said the Calivers were converted Perry)
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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 24/8 painted stuff)
« Reply #88 on: August 25, 2019, 11:19:43 AM »
Nice work on the figures!
I may have missed it - what models are you using for the pike and buckler men? (I remember you said the Calivers were converted Perry)

Thanks!  :D

Looking back over my order from 2016 (yes, itís taken that long), I purchased one each of Perry:

ECW5 Armoured pike (back & breast only) advancing
ECW6 Unarmoured pike (half helmeted) standing
ECW11 Dragoons/Forlorn Hope skirmishing

Iíve completed 19 figures, so where the +1 came from I really donít recall  :o

You can just about make out the pikemen converted to swords etc in this photo



The conversions mostly used Warlord ECW plastic bits as their smaller hands etc go rather well with the smaller Perry minis. I also used some of the Warlord metal morions.


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Re: Dutch Civil War 1568-87 - The Geuzen Ashore (UD 24/8 painted stuff)
« Reply #89 on: August 25, 2019, 11:34:41 AM »
Cracking conversion work as usual Steve.
Iím a dab hand at the plastic kitbashing, but itís a brave man who insouciantly kitbashes plastic and metal parts together with the regularity that you do.
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