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Offline FierceKitty

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #45 on: June 02, 2021, 01:25:13 AM »
What is a "supper army"?
The laws of probability do not apply to my dice in wargames or to my finesses in bridge.

Offline bigredbat

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2021, 09:42:48 AM »
Looking good, George. What minis?

Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #47 on: June 02, 2021, 10:45:53 AM »
Artilery and Reiter are Bicorne, everything else is TAG

Offline trev

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #48 on: June 04, 2021, 06:14:50 PM »
Nice Turks!  I'm looking forward to seeing more of those.

Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #49 on: June 05, 2021, 09:00:19 AM »
Trev- I have 9 more Spahis left to do. I have located 21 Delhis and Akincis I painted in 2009 for the WAB Vlad the Impaler campaign ( I ended up using them as  Albanians and they were the army I took to Paris for the Kremlin Bicetre event that year)  Figures need a bit of TLC .  I have decided not to repiant them - my painting style has changed a bit since then and many of these figures look a bit garish to my present tastes ( very strong contrasts and a stripy style of highlighting) . I', on the fence about whether or not to collect a larger Ottoman force.

6 Akincis are shown. Sorrted out the forces for this weekends games
Polish Skirmish force:
6 bases of Pancideni

3 Dragoons
9 cossack style cavalry

2 command stands
12 Army points

The Lithuanian rebels

12 stands of Dragoon
12 stands of cossack style cavalry

second commander
+1 command to the  colonol



 
« Last Edit: June 05, 2021, 11:34:04 AM by Doom Beard 78 »

Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2021, 05:31:41 PM »
tarted up some delhis

managed to get in 2 games at the weekend. 

keen to get in a few more. However, I think that playing the game in 28mm you would be limite dto playing at the skirmish scale,
 

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2021, 09:24:10 PM »
Nice work on those Delhis.  :-* :-*

Offline trev

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2021, 08:50:52 AM »
Nice additions.

Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2021, 07:37:15 PM »
Thanks Trev.  I have another 7 delhis I am just fixing up.  I have finished up 8 of the 14 Spahi . Progress has been halted by logistical considerations and a failure of the quartermaster ( I have run out of metal spears and am awaiting a delivery)

Offline trev

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2021, 10:23:48 PM »
That sounds good.  Are they all TAG?  Some of the old Redoubt figures werenít bad too.  Andy at the club has a decent army.  The old glory armoured Spahis were quite good as well iirc. 

For spears Iíve converted to nylon these days.  Very cheap and itís pretty difficult to ping them off.  You stab yourself a lot less too.  I bought a brush head and cut off the bristles getting hundreds. 

Offline Doom Beard 78

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #55 on: June 18, 2021, 08:40:38 AM »
Do the nylon ones reach a point i.e do they actually like spears

Did a mounted commander and standard.  The orange robes seem to have lost all contrast following the application of matt varnish ( verily did the scribe utter true words when he proclaimed that varnishing is the arte of the divell)

Also added photos of the commander in the front-

« Last Edit: June 18, 2021, 08:47:58 AM by Doom Beard 78 »

Offline Atheling

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2021, 09:49:56 AM »
Lovely work George  :-*

This project is moving forward apace  8)

Offline Hu Rhu

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2021, 10:59:50 AM »
Very nice painting.  :-* :-* :-*

Offline bigredbat

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2021, 02:08:00 PM »
Very nice, George.

Offline trev

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Re: 17th century Polish project
« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2021, 04:03:18 PM »
I like the Spahis.  Lovely basing as well as painting.

Have you seen these Ottoman books from Helion?

This one I have but not read all of.  What I have read is good though.

https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/wars-and-soldiers-in-the-early-reign-of-louis-xiv-volume-3-the-armies-of-the-ottoman-empire-1645-1718.php?sid=34bdd9f506e40577a17371d796e535b8

This one looks promising too.

https://www.helion.co.uk/military-history-books/the-cretan-war-1645-1671-the-venetian-ottoman-struggle-in-the-mediterranean.php?sid=34bdd9f506e40577a17371d796e535b8

For nylon spears I squeezed one end flat and cut it to a point with nail scissors.


 

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