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Offline Zingara

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #150 on: May 27, 2021, 08:35:00 PM »
I thought my ability to load photos was crap Gregor but now ...... lol
Ach - truly irritating. The upside down ones I rotated 180 degrees, still upside down, and rotated them back again - still upside down. I think it is playing with me.

Pete - florists wire - certainly thin - I put some gold and red near the spear tips just to give me a faint chance of seeing them !

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #151 on: May 27, 2021, 08:42:11 PM »
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Pete - florists wire - certainly thin - I put some gold and red near the spear tips just to give me a faint chance of seeing them !

Beware the kinks! & I don't mean the 60s Pop group.
I still think the plastic bristles from a new broom head would be better.

Offline Easy E

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #152 on: May 28, 2021, 02:23:08 PM »
No Kink shaming!  I think the unit looks splendid, once I figured out what it was.....  lol


I think it is a right of passage for any successor player to find themselves on the wrong end of a unit of pikes.   

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Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #153 on: May 29, 2021, 04:00:32 PM »
Beware the kinks! & I don't mean the 60s Pop group.
I still think the plastic bristles from a new broom head would be better.

This is what I've started doing for spears/sarissas. Going and buying a new pushbroom head from the hardware store costs the same as a bag of 40 premade metal spears, and you get like a thousand  :D It takes a little work to make them look "sarissa-y", but you can sort of zone out and do them in batches. And they don't break as soon as you breathe on them like plastic spears do!
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Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #154 on: May 31, 2021, 07:35:54 PM »
Several people here and on Twitter extoling the virtues of the good old broom head - must remember when it all goes badly wrong with the Victrix pies  :D

Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #155 on: May 31, 2021, 10:00:12 PM »
Several people here and on Twitter extoling the virtues of the good old broom head - must remember when it all goes badly wrong with the Victrix pies  :D
You'll never go back once you do. Or, you'll be like me, and be working on a unit you started before your "conversion" and course yourself that you didn't start worshipping at the Altar of the Broom sooner!  lol

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #156 on: June 07, 2021, 05:22:42 PM »
The Victrix Successors pikemen are in (as opposed to the Macedonians), looks like I'll have to get another 5 boxes (maximum discount)  lol  lol
I've thought about whether to be bounded by the tyranny of who had trousers and who didn't - like we really know  ;) but have decided that by our time so many guys were changing sides as their generals were defeated that it really doesn't matter. I guess I could do each 4 man block 'the same' and then mix and match the blocks - might work?
Anyway, with these that'll be 8 blocks, plus the 4 hoplite blocks, sundry lights, 6 elephants and 8 units of cavalry, so well on the way I reckon - when they're painted  lol
Mercenary Galatians under consideration  :o

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #157 on: June 07, 2021, 07:27:33 PM »
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Anyway, with these that'll be 8 blocks, plus the 4 hoplite blocks, sundry lights, 6 elephants and 8 units of cavalry, so well on the way I reckon - when they're painted  lol

I really must introduce you to Skirmish wargaming Ian. lol lol lol

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #158 on: June 07, 2021, 08:18:54 PM »
You did Pete, it was called Fistful of Lead, but then it became Bigger Battles  lol  lol

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #159 on: June 08, 2021, 08:48:51 PM »
Ian there is a good old Scottish saying,
'Many a mickle makes a muckle'
i.e. lots of little bits = a big bit.
I first came across this 'system' when I
was still at school (as a pupil, not a member
of staff). We played Lammings Medieval Rules.
You could start with A (one) Knight & a unit of ten Infantry.
Not too long to get that onto the table. Your opponent had
a unit of longbow & you didn't, no matter 10 longbows it is,
ready for next battle. He then had some spearmen, 'Gunna
get me some of dem!' ... and so on. Before long I had more
figures in my 'Skirmish' force than Pete Duckworth had in
his Medieval army. lol


Offline Easy E

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #160 on: June 08, 2021, 09:17:58 PM »
The Victrix Successors pikemen are in (as opposed to the Macedonians), looks like I'll have to get another 5 boxes (maximum discount)  lol  lol
I've thought about whether to be bounded by the tyranny of who had trousers and who didn't - like we really know  ;) but have decided that by our time so many guys were changing sides as their generals were defeated that it really doesn't matter. I guess I could do each 4 man block 'the same' and then mix and match the blocks - might work?
Anyway, with these that'll be 8 blocks, plus the 4 hoplite blocks, sundry lights, 6 elephants and 8 units of cavalry, so well on the way I reckon - when they're painted  lol
Mercenary Galatians under consideration  :o

This is why I can not hang with you guys!  I was excited when I painted three units of 15 pikemen from Victrix!

Offline Westbury

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #161 on: July 08, 2021, 09:29:30 AM »
One line shout out to those individuals kind enough to give me some feedback on the rules. Thank you  :)

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #162 on: August 02, 2021, 03:23:47 PM »
Stuff actually getting painted and based.
Greek mercenaries, a staple of every Successors army.

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #163 on: August 02, 2021, 03:25:36 PM »
First of the phalanx and elephants

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Re: Thinking of starting Successors
« Reply #164 on: August 02, 2021, 03:26:45 PM »
Eumenes' Cappadocian cavalry.

 

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