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by Andreas Johansson
Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Similarly, the Later Ming list has "Chuang" for pinyin Zhuang.

The Early list has "Chingwei" guards, which seems to be bad W-G for pinyin Jingwei (which apparently means "Capital Guard").
by Andreas Johansson
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

The Yuan lists have been infiltrated by Wade-Giles deviants. "Kan-t'ao-lu" should be Gantaolu and "Mengkuchun"* should be Menggu jun . The latter phrase means "Mongol army", and the ethnic name is sometimes given its usual English form in otherwise pinyin contexts - e.g., Nei Mongol instead of Nei M...
by Andreas Johansson
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

The Maurikian Byzantine calls all Elite Cav "Boukellarioi". Those were just a small elite, the bulk should be called "Kavallarioi" (so either change the line to "Boukellarioi and Kavallarioi", or break out 0-1 elements as a separate Boukellarioi line).
by Andreas Johansson
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

The French Ordonnance list has the half-translation "Francs bowmen" for francs-archers. The untranslated term (with or without hyphen) is IME universal in English-language literature.
by Andreas Johansson
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Figure size comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Figure size comparison

The figures I've got are from the Viking and Saxon ranges. Apart from towering above my Donnington New Era vikings, they've got a distinctive style with big heads which looks odd if put next to more anatomically realistic figures, but allows for nicely characterful faces. It's just about possible to...
by Andreas Johansson
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Figure size comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Figure size comparison

MarkBurton wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:06 pm
Does anybody know how 15mm Legio Heroica compare to 15mm Old Glory size-wise?
I don't have any OG figures, but the LH ones I have are quite large: significantly larger than Donnington New Era or Essex, say. About 17mm to the eye.
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

The Chinese Northern Dynasties list begins in 317, but the first of the Northern Dynasties (Northern Wei) was established only in 386 (and only unified the North in 431). I guess the idea might be it covers predecessors like Dai (310-376, ruled by the same Tuoba clan that ruled the Northern Wei), bu...
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms

Did you find any time to look at this? :)
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Incidentally, while I wouldn't claim to be a "pinyin expert", conversion between pinyin and W-G is largely mechanical and I would be happy to provide any help I can on that front. Most of the time I can also figure out the various non-W-G, non-pinyin transcriptions that randomly occurs in the WRG li...
by Andreas Johansson
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

We've largely lost contact with our Pinyin expert; the only thing I'm sure of is that we hate Wade-Giles. Are you asking if we missed a transliteration? Quite possible. I believe the two lists correspond (I'll check later) -- is Qiang and Di the correct transliteration in Pinyin for the Wade-Giles ...