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Author Topic: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage  (Read 9764 times)

Offline Lord Raglan

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Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« on: April 21, 2019, 09:23:37 PM »

As a very kind gift, my friend recently purchased the game and the city state supplements for me. Although I was hugely grateful and love the game mechanics, I am not a fan of plastic miniatures. As a result, I will sell them on eBay and use the dosh to replace them with metal ones. My Ancient Greeks of choice are Crusader, Foundry and Aventine Miniatures. I previously had quite a large collection of Greeks while focusing my attention to the big battles of the Peloponnesian era, so this Mortal God foray will be very conservative in comparison (I hope).

Over the coming months, I intend posting regular up-dates on the miniature collection and then some nice looking battle reports. 

Gareth
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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2019, 09:48:17 AM »
1st Athenian Lokhoi commanded by Aegeus



The Athenian Army was a city-state militia in which every able-bodied, adult, male citizen was obliged to serve. Men were ranked by wealth, and their service obligation reflected their resources. Roughly a third, mainly formed of prosperous peasant-farmers, were deemed rich enough to equip themselves to fight as hoplites heavy infantry in the phalanx.



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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 03:30:34 PM »
2nd Athenian Lokhoi commanded by Demosthenes





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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 03:36:50 PM »
Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War was fought between the Greek city-states of Athens and Sparta. It lasted from 431 BC to 404 BC. Athens ended up losing the war, bringing an end to the golden age of Ancient Greece. The word Peloponnesian comes from the name of the peninsula in southern Greece called the Peloponnese. This peninsula was home to many of the great Greek city-states including Sparta, Argos, Corinth, and Messene.



After the Persian War, Athens and Sparta had agreed to a Thirty Year Peace. They didn't want to fight each other while they were trying to recover from the Persian War. During this time, Athens became powerful and wealthy and the Athenian empire grew under the leadership of Pericles.

Sparta and its allies became increasingly jealous and distrustful of Athens. Finally, in 431 BC, when Sparta and Athens ended up on different sides in a conflict over the city of Corinth, Sparta declared war on Athens.

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2019, 03:56:33 PM »
Athenian Thureophoroi




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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2019, 09:13:45 AM »
Looking good! Liking the free hand painted shields.  Looking forward to this game myself.
I don't imagine too many Thureophoroi were running around yet though in the age of hoplites. From my understanding those came out moreso when Greek was transferring out of the Hoplite stage into other troop types..

but don't let my rambling stop you from playing with what you want ;) They look great.

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2019, 10:51:05 AM »
Thank you buddy

I appreciate Thureophoroi were a little later in the proceedings, but these were the only metal light inf I had in stock. I have just ordered some pelasts with jav, bows plus some stone throwers.

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2019, 10:28:21 AM »
Ι confess that i got bitten by the same bug and now I ordered some victrix plastics.

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2019, 11:51:00 AM »
Ι confess that i got bitten by the same bug and now I ordered some victrix plastics.

Buy my Spartan and Athenians if you like, you can have both for 38 quid including the 6 metal characters  ;)

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2019, 07:27:43 PM »
My arid mat from Tiny Wargames:




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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2019, 09:06:03 PM »
That mat is amazing and actually something Ive been looking for. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2019, 10:08:47 PM »
Ancient Greek Temple courtesy of David Marshall at TM Terrain:










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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2019, 11:22:42 PM »
Thank you buddy

I appreciate Thureophoroi were a little later in the proceedings, but these were the only metal light inf I had in stock. I have just ordered some pelasts with jav, bows plus some stone throwers.

You can change the shield with a pelte from plasticard or greenstuff

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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 03:13:11 PM »
I shall follow this with interest.

I too am eschewing plastics for metal. Love your figures so far. That temple is superb!
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Re: Raglan's Mortal Gods - Test of Courage
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2019, 12:31:43 AM »
Off to a great start!

I'm keen to get into Mortal Gods as well :)

The terrain looks amazing and you swing a very nice brush!
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