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Offline has.been

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #90 on: September 17, 2020, 06:06:36 PM »
Lin doesn't think you are mad, she knows you are a wargamer.
Therefore she KNOWS you are mad.

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #91 on: September 25, 2020, 10:58:05 PM »
Ian  The size problem with Victrix does seem intractable. What if you went 15mm? Think of the cost saving then!! ;)
I am going to build a wargames army, a big beautiful wargames army, and Mexico is going to pay for it.

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figures bought: 500+
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9 vehicles painted
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Offline has.been

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #92 on: September 26, 2020, 06:46:02 AM »
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Ian  The size problem with Victrix does seem intractable. What if you went 15mm? Think of the cost saving then!! ;)

OR 10mm ????
Or better yet 2mm. Just think of the wonderful (on table) flank marches!

But Ian likes 28mm, so we will not go there.

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #93 on: September 27, 2020, 08:21:09 PM »
Thank you James and Pete for your scale suggestions but Pete is right I'm a 28mm man so lets not go there. My one foray into a different scale is my large 10mm Franco Prussian forces which now need to be sold to help fund this project.

Offline Digits

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #94 on: September 27, 2020, 09:16:03 PM »
Yup, I thing you are right to stick to 28mm.....some of the models out there are lovely.....besides...I still want to paint a unit of Successor Cavalry!  With my eyesight,  I canít see anything thatís any smaller!
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Offline has.been

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #95 on: September 28, 2020, 11:00:29 AM »
With my eyesight shall we say, 'Not as good as it used to be' how about we
'sight proof ' our projects?  2mm 6mm 10mm 15mm are all too small. I suggest
we miss out 28mm & move on to 40mm!!!!
Stop laughing at the back & think about it for a while.  Pike phalanxes of 60 plus
figures in 40mm, not to mention the cavalry, elephants & scythed chariots...  WOW!

Now all I need is  a blooming large lottery win.
That would pay for:-
Commissioning a new range of figures,
Paying for (at least) two armies,
Getting a (large) team of painters involved &
Building a wargames room big enough.

Offline Digits

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #96 on: September 28, 2020, 11:11:49 AM »
At the rate we are becoming decrepit, I suggest you do it using action men!

Offline has.been

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #97 on: September 28, 2020, 11:48:35 AM »
I would have countered that with 1:1 scale wargames, but you are already in the Sealed Knot.

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #98 on: September 28, 2020, 04:47:29 PM »
Jeff J

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #99 on: October 01, 2020, 06:28:20 PM »
Like it Jeff  lol

Offline has.been

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #100 on: October 01, 2020, 06:56:44 PM »
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http://www.expeditionaryforce.com.sg/Catalogue/60-GRK-20-R-Philips-Companion-Cavalry-p-200.html

Figures look nice. Would cost a packet to field a full phalanx though.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #101 on: October 01, 2020, 08:38:44 PM »
Like it Jeff  lol

Just noticed that! 60mm Macedonians!  :o  lol

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #102 on: October 02, 2020, 05:44:53 PM »
The 60mm Spartans by Conte Collectibles are fun.

« Last Edit: October 02, 2020, 05:47:23 PM by Jjonas »

Offline Zingara

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #103 on: October 02, 2020, 08:53:21 PM »

Offline Frostie

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #104 on: October 03, 2020, 08:04:00 AM »
Successors is a great period, I have about 3000 figures in 15mm Xyston, to cover most options.  The armies were collect for the Battle of Raphia.

I have played a couple of good sized games with Hail Caesar, which is my favorite ancient rules.  Basing wise I use the case sizes and conventions for Imptvs which, in m opinion, look very good 

 

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