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by David Kuijt
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

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 Menggu for Inner Mongolia - so I guess Mongol jun might be an alternative, but from googling a bit Menggu jun turns up less useless res...
by David Kuijt
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:40 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. Archers means a specific stand type in Triumph; we've attempted to be pretty rigorous in not describing anything as...
by David Kuijt
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Figure size comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Figure size comparison

More about this later -- I have to give a final exam in two minutes. Yipes, 1 minute! Okay, no guarantees about other ranges (as readers will probably be aware, different ranges can be different sizes even within a single manufacturer or a single sculptor's work). With that said, I've put together ...
by David Kuijt
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Miniatures Review and Figure Questions
Topic: Figure size comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 70

Re: Figure size comparison

I'm not entirely supporting earlier posts -- I've got lots of armies, and if I recall correctly, my LH armies are not unusually big in the modern era (say any figures newly manufactured in the last 15 years). I don't ever compare to "old style" 15s ("true" 15s) because I don't have any armies made o...
by David Kuijt
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Tactics and Tips
Topic: how to play war wagons?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: how to play war wagons?

The other issue I see with the Warwagons is that it is nearly impossibe to go offensive if your opponent decides to hold back. Right. Not easy to force your enemy to attack, and even harder to press the enemy yourself. That's why I usually take the Artillery, even though it has its own critical vul...
by David Kuijt
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Tactics and Tips
Topic: how to play war wagons?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: how to play war wagons?

I see. Knights attacking a formation of alternating heavy foot and WWg will probably shatter one or more heavy foot. Having done so they have to pursuit and find themselves between two WWg, i.e. flank attacked (-1) and overlapped (-1) and no possibility to fall back .. clever. Thank you, David! It'...
by David Kuijt
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Tactics and Tips
Topic: how to play war wagons?
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: how to play war wagons?

I had some medium success at Historicon (won two, lost one or two) with War Wagons; I had a mixed formation with alternating Heavy Foot and WWg. The idea is that the WWg would stiffen the formation against enemy Knights. I kept my Knight General and my Bad Horse in reserve to plug holes.
by David Kuijt
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:09 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? :) Not yet -- in fact, I completely forgot about it :oops: . With that said, it's the last week of the semester before Final Exams and the students are freaking out and I've got a metric buttload of grading to catch up on and so on, so realistically I won't be...
by David Kuijt
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:45 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 l...
by David Kuijt
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Army List Discussions
Topic: Meshwesh minor errors and typos
Replies: 102
Views: 7737

Re: Meshwesh minor errors and typos

Should the "Jiang and Qi" list mayhap be "Qiang and Di", corresponding to the DBX "Ch'iang and Ti" list and explaining the relation to the Former Qin (a Di dynasty)? 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...