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Offline Ignatieff

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Tibetan War Dogs
« on: November 27, 2012, 12:23:05 PM »
These are mentioned in Chris Peers army lists.  Does anyone know if they were actually used?  If so, was the dog the big furry mastif type that doesnt look like it would hurt a fly?  And if it is this one, anyone know where one might acquire 28mm models of the same?  Just trying to tidy up my Tibetan forces.
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Offline tnjrp

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 12:40:41 PM »
Presumably it would be a reference to Tibetan Mastiffs, they or their close relatives have AFAIK been used in battle sometime in the past:
http://www.kesangcamp.com/index_files/page0001.htm

Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 01:04:50 PM »
They may be smallish, but I was going to convert some Copplestone huskies. There may be better starting models, though.

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 01:16:42 PM »
Surely they would be Tibetan Terriers  ;D ;D
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Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 01:17:43 PM »
They may be smallish, but I was going to convert some Copplestone huskies. There may be better starting models, though.

Long hair or short hair d'ya think?

Offline coggon

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 01:45:41 PM »
Ignatieff,

There's some mastiffs here-don't know if they would work or not:

http://www.sgmm.biz/Animals_c_83.html

I was just reading Peers a week or two ago and thinking the same thing, but figured since I'd never seen you use any, they must not be 'canon' ;)
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Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 02:04:44 PM »
Ignatieff,

There's some mastiffs here-don't know if they would work or not:

http://www.sgmm.biz/Animals_c_83.html

I was just reading Peers a week or two ago and thinking the same thing, but figured since I'd never seen you use any, they must not be 'canon' ;)

Ooooh, they look perfect!  Thanks Allan.  No, never really got round to thinking about them, but now having just finished our Durchfall campaign, time to round out a few armies....and plan our next outing for York wargames show: 'Seven Hours in Tibet'

Offline coggon

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 02:54:07 PM »
Steve,

Can't vouch for the sculpting of the mastiffs, but I do have some of the Reivers (same line/sculptor I think) and Reivers are very nice.

Sounds like you have a few AAR's to post?  I need a fix! ;D

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 02:59:39 PM »
Steve,

Can't vouch for the sculpting of the mastiffs, but I do have some of the Reivers (same line/sculptor I think) and Reivers are very nice.

Sounds like you have a few AAR's to post?  I need a fix! ;D

They are the old Vendel Border Reiver curs. Stonking minis.

Offline Ignatieff

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 03:21:07 PM »
They are the old Vendel Border Reiver curs. Stonking minis.

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Offline Mr.J

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
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Offline area23

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Re: Tibetan War Dogs
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 06:51:56 PM »
The ones mentioned above are the only mastiffs I'm aware off. Been wanting those Vendel dogs since they came out :)
They would need manes to look more tibetan, but that would be quite an undertaking.
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