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Offline Happy Wanderer

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Re: Tan War
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2017, 09:43:52 PM »
Totally nailed that.

What wil your project involve?...rules, reading, scenarios, etc?

I'm interested to hear your thoughts on the Tan War as a subject and what draws you to it?

I shall follow this thread with interest.

Cheers

Happy W

Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2017, 10:01:10 PM »
I have had a lot of ideas from this forum . Certainly reading a lot has helped develop the interest and watched the two main movies 'Michael Collins' and 'Wind that shakes the barley' - more than a few times.

I am putting together a 1914 collection to wargame the Great War up to no later than 1915 . I wanted to include a lot of aspects that I have read about so began sourcing and painting civilian figures - some armed and some refugees. This got a little out of hand and I started to think of how else to use many of the figures. It seemed obvious to cover 1916 Easter Rising and it's not much of a step to do 1919 to 1922 in Ireland and by the time I had bought a fair few bits and pieces , I realised I will probably cover 1919 in Germany too!

I have always had an interest in Irish history. More so lately as I have been working with Combat Stress over some PTSD issues. I am an ex British army soldier of twenty years service which gave me an added investment in terms of the history as I served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland. I was also brought up by a Southern Irishman who had memories of the conflict in the 1920's and who would tell me a lot of stories as I grew up.

Will post more info soon regarding rules and scenarios with game reports.
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Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2017, 02:05:51 PM »
Everything on the table will have a part to play as that is the nature of the conflict. Plenty of innocent looking tradesmen going about their business but, what is hidden in the coal sacks?


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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2017, 02:10:30 PM »
I decided I wanted car chases to feature in my games. Have a number of cars painted and by utilising the Dixon miniatures gangsters , I will crew my cars up so as to be generic to be either IRA or B Specials / The Cairo Gang or G men.

Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #19 on: April 07, 2017, 02:12:05 PM »
Ford Model T
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 02:42:53 PM by SABOT »

Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2017, 02:16:35 PM »
One of the bonus points of theses Matchbox diecasts is that the hoods / canopy can easily be removed to better see the figures - they pop back on easy enough after use.,

I decided to paint the Warbases resin bases up and use then in my games. The vehicle is not glued to the base but the base is only used to signify the vehicle is static. That way we can easily tell which vehicles are on the move .

Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2017, 02:21:35 PM »
RIC ride. Just a straight forward repainted Matchbox model of yesteryear with Police decals added and an RIC Officer driving. I am currently working on the dismounted RIC armed constables.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 08:41:21 PM by SABOT »

Offline njetkulturny

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2017, 04:52:18 PM »
Nice paintjob on that Yesteryear Model. And I like the white rimmed tyres too. ;)

Thank you for sharing those excellent works.

Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2017, 06:19:56 PM »
Thanks mate.

Offline jambo1

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2017, 06:54:27 PM »
Super work on the vehicles, they really look top notch!! :)

Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2017, 06:58:04 PM »
Thanks. More to come !

Offline Steve F

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2017, 09:39:11 PM »
The vehicle is not glued to the base but the base is only used to signify the vehicle is static. That way we can easily tell which vehicles are on the move .

Nice idea.

The repaints look good.

Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2017, 09:47:34 PM »
Cheers Steve.

Offline Mason

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2017, 11:30:05 PM »
Nice work on all of them.
 8) 8)

You have also reminded me that I really should sort out a Police car for my own UK Interwar collection.
Which transfers did you use?
 :)


Offline SABOT

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Re: Tan War. (Updated Fri 7 April)
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2017, 11:49:13 PM »
An E Bay purchase - cheap and cheerful. There were about six sets in all . Can dig out details of seller for you.........

Fourlittlewheels on E Bay uk 3.85 for these
« Last Edit: April 07, 2017, 11:52:24 PM by SABOT »

 

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