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by FanatiChris
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Scots Common Army Pikemen – Did they have shields?
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: Scots Common Army Pikemen – Did they have shields?

Interesting video on using small shields with two handed weapons by Matt Easton of Scholagladiatoria. https://youtu.be/zr_aFXmVmwA Shad of Shadversity also has one with Norman style shield and great sword, with shield slung over back. Very awkward but doable and shield is in great position if you ov...
by FanatiChris
Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Event and Tournament Announcements
Topic: Historicon
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Historicon

Apparently it will be the full four days -Th to Sunday.
by FanatiChris
Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Event and Tournament Announcements
Topic: Historicon
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Historicon

Bad news re: Historicon 2021...from the announcement just posted: "The current restrictions in Pennsylvania and at the facility once again make it impossible for us to hold Historicon in July 2021. We had extensive - and sometimes exhausting - conversations with the venue to make this work. The main...
by FanatiChris
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Camps, Scratch-building and Modeling
Topic: Pack Trains and Herds
Replies: 1
Views: 473

Pack Trains and Herds

Just posted a blog on my recently completed Pack Trains and Herds for my Ramesside New Kingdom Egyptians and Celtic/German morph, for anyone inclined to take a peek. Figures painted by Paul Potter.

https://fanatichris.wordpress.com/2021/ ... and-herds/
by FanatiChris
Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Event and Tournament Announcements
Topic: Historicon
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Historicon

The latest public word (Feb. 24) from Historicon convention director Joby Miller: "So, at this time, we have not cancelled Historicon. We still have sufficient time to put on a great show even if planning doesn't start in earnest for a few more weeks. Submissions for events and signup for exhibitors...
by FanatiChris
Wed Mar 10, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Scots Common Army Pikemen – Did they have shields?
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: Scots Common Army Pikemen – Did they have shields?

I’d assume that if any had shields, they’d be mostly small buckler-sized targes that could be hung on the belt or round targets hung over the back, and taken in hand if forced to resort to edged weapons. Robert the Bruce’s ordinance doesn’t mention shields as a requirement, even for those with money...
by FanatiChris
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: New 15mm Repubilican Romans and Landsknechts from Khurasan
Replies: 1
Views: 107

New 15mm Repubilican Romans and Landsknechts from Khurasan

Khurasan Miniatures is teasing a new range of 15mm Republican Romans for the Punic and Macedonian Wars (roughly 250-150 BC) for those who want to get their Scipio Africanus on. As described at their blogsite: "The Macedonian and Punic Wars will get the same intense coverage in an upcoming range that...
by FanatiChris
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Battle Reports and AAR
Topic: Blake Radetsky's AAR - Anglo-Danes vs. Anglo-Normans
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Blake Radetsky's AAR - Anglo-Danes vs. Anglo-Normans

Nice AAR and Triumph plug by Blake Radetsky, published in the Lone State Historical Miniatures Society newsletter and highlighted at TMP: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=545569
by FanatiChris
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Battle Cards
Topic: Research Help : Deceptive Deployment
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Research Help : Deceptive Deployment

Here's a fun one from Frontinus' Strategems: On one occasion when Pericles, general of the Athenians, was about to engage in battle, noticing a grove from which both armies were visible, very dense and dark, but unoccupied and consecrated to Father Pluto, he took a man of enormous stature, made impo...
by FanatiChris
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Battle Cards
Topic: Research Help : Deceptive Deployment
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Research Help : Deceptive Deployment

I'm having trouble finding my reference, but recall an account of a Dark Ages battle in Scotland where at the height of the battle, grooms and camp followers were mounted on pack horses from the baggage train and brought forward to a hill overlooking the combatants, causing a panic among the opposin...