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The Town Square / Wanting more ...
« on: April 19, 2019, 12:30:56 PM »
I want more time to hobby, more time to paint, more time to play, more time to construct, more time to create, more time to write, more time to get lost in the joys of the hobby.

Were the plastic Battle Master Knights with lances on horse 28mm in scale, heroic 28mm, or something else?

The Count's Tavern / What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2019?
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:36:51 PM »
As the title says ... What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2019?

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The start of the year has seen me play two games, one each month.

There was a game of Romans versus Sassinids using a combination of Swordpoint and Saga.  Quite a bit of fun was had!

And a game of Thrust of Bayonets, Battle of Bunker Hill.  Thrust of Bayonets is a new AWI set of rules that hasn't been published yet, alhtough I am told it is to happen soon.

GP's Ongoing Tally Of Games for 2019
Swordpoint/Saga ... 1
Thrust of Bayonets ... 1

WHFB The Electors' Forum / The Empire Militia Box ...
« on: January 23, 2019, 12:50:48 PM »
So ... the Empire Militia Box ... do you still have some?

I was going through unpacked boxes of hobby stuff from my last move, and I located an unopened Empire Militia box.  Believe I have another one, maybe more than one, hiding somewhere else as well.

Plus I have some sprues left over from a battalion box I have somewhere.  And a bunch of bits hiding out, too.

Historical Games / English Civil War ...
« on: January 21, 2019, 03:28:56 PM »
I've always wanted to game the English Civil War.  Played in an occasional historical miniatures game covering battles in the era, although haven't gotten a round to doing up some figures for it yet.  I've started some Thirty Years War figures for the Imperials, which could perhaps cross over into an English Civil war game at some point, but we'll see.

In the meantime, is a link to a site that has some pictures of some English Civil War reenactors ...


Historical Games / Impetus 2nd Edition ...
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:50:49 PM »
Impetus 2nd Edition was released on January 15th.

I here tell that pre-ordered copies have been mailed.  I hadn't pre-ordered, this system had fallen off my radar screen.

However, waiting to see if a local distributor here gets any copies in and how soon.  If not, then I'm ordering direct from Dadi&Piombo.

Impetus is primarily an Ancients, Dark Age, Medieval, and Renaissance set of rules that allows for bridging and tourney play across time frames.  Players often stick to one era for a sense of getting historical armies fighting each other on the table top, although to expand the number of players, it has seen more than one era used for tourney format.

Army builds are through a points system, with the ability to create to a degree flavorful armies as they were historically composed.  Bases are 120mm wide, and depending on type of unit, 30, 40, 60 mm deep, some even deeper if I recall.  Movement system is now in half base widths with the new edition, and lots of other changes that seem like it will be an upgrade.

It is a very good rules system, and with base sizes being as they are, it doesn't matter how many figures are on a base.  This gives room for much creativity in how a base is populated, creating small dioramas out of the units.

I'm back to working on my Late Achaemenid Persian Army, and looking forward to having some fun!

The Brush and Palette / Monthly Painting & Scenery Goals 2019 ...
« on: December 26, 2018, 02:40:13 PM »
I'll be finishing up December 2018 first, although for those who want to get a jump start on January and beyond ...

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From the 2018 thread:

Here's how it works ...

Each month, anyone who is interested in the challenge, puts up what their painting or scenery goal is for the month or both, whatever a person wants to aim to complete by the end of the month.  The goals get tallied and as a person finishes a goal or more, they report back in here to let us know.  The goals that are completed are bolded, and we keep moving on from one month to the next, ideally with new goals each month.

Pictures are not a necessity, although welcome, and instead just self-accountability through sharing the journey with others.  Sometimes folks sit out a month or two if life gets too crazy, but we keep coming back and creating and making the effort to complete things that help make the hobby so enjoyable.  Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don't, attempting to not over commit, and we hang together in accomplishing much that we might not otherwise get done over the current year.

Historical Games / Historical Board Game Kickstarters ...
« on: November 24, 2018, 01:52:59 AM »
Suppose someone could use miniatures instead of the game pieces.

Anyway, this game is by Daniel Mersey, same developer who created Lion Rampant and Dragon Rampant and others.

Battle Ravens: The Shieldwall Board Game...


The Count's Tavern / Happy Thanksgiving 2018!
« on: November 21, 2018, 11:57:22 PM »
May everyone have a wonderful migratory people followed by a feast day! :icon_wink: :icon_lol:

Pass the turkey, mashed potatoes, succotash, and cranberry sauce, please. :icon_biggrin:

And pour me a glass of chardonnay too! :::cheers:::

The Count's Tavern / Stan Lee Passed Away ...
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:54:42 PM »
Stan Lee, the comic book artist and writer, as well as co-creator of such figures as Spider Man, Hulk, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Black Panther, Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Thor, and Iron Man, has passed away at the age of 95.

Quite the selection of super hero's there, bringing fictional adventure and fun to millions for years.  These characters will live on for a long, long time, and thus so will the joy of such creations.

The Count's Tavern / King Arthur ...
« on: October 30, 2018, 03:39:18 PM »
A brief video on the legend of King Arthur ...


The Count's Tavern / Happy Halloween 2018!
« on: October 29, 2018, 05:16:15 PM »
Oh oh ... warning ... Halloween Punkins below ...

Oh my gourd, Halloween is here! :icon_biggrin:

Orange you glad it's back? :icon_mrgreen:

Tooth be told, it's the best time of the year! :::cheers:::

How's that for a bit of spooktacular and terrifically terrifying punkins? :icon_cool:

Questions on Number of Knights in Units for 6th, 7th, & 8th ...

1.  If I recall for 6th & 7th edition, Knightly Order units were better fielded in an Empire army with 5 figures?

The idea being that losing 1 of 5 didn't bring a unit down to 75%, and thus no morale check.

2.  Wondering what this was like for 8th Edition as well?

3.  What was the impact in 6th, 7th, and 8th on this when fielding a captain on horse with the Knightly unit?

The Count's Tavern / Warlord Games Postage Deal ...
« on: October 21, 2018, 02:49:05 PM »
Warlord Games is offering free postage on orders over 20 pounds and 25 dollars.

This is the U.S. site ... https://us-store.warlordgames.com/

The Count's Tavern / Random Places to Visit and See ...
« on: October 09, 2018, 03:39:59 PM »
My laptop has a browsing system on it that provides some good pictures that show up as my computer turns on.

This morning it had another picture of a place I'd like to visit and see ... and it reminded me of W-E in a bit of a fantasy like way ... and so I've started this thread for folks to share ... Random Places To Visit and See ...

Ashness Bridge near Keswick in Cumbria, England




The Count's Tavern / Grandmother seems near the end ...
« on: August 26, 2018, 11:33:09 AM »
My 98 year old grandmother seems near the end.

She went into the hospital last week after complaining of pain in her chest.  It appears that she has pneumonia of some kind from some food getting into her lungs because she wanted to eat whole foods instead of mostly a liquid diet.  She is being released to go home soon where she will have a hospital like bed and visits from hospice care during the week.

My mother is going down to her home in New Jersey today to meet with the doctor and her sisters to help arrange things.  I would go as well, except I must continue studying for a test, and hoping I can get past that, and eventually make a visit before it is too late.  We'll see how things go.

Thankfully she has gotten most of her things in order so that there is little remaining to do as life begins to fade.

WHFB The Electors' Forum / Tilea ... do you have figures?
« on: May 25, 2018, 02:15:39 PM »
Do you have figures for representing armies of Tilea?

If yes, what do they represent, what units do you have, and what colors and symbols do you use for them :icon_question:

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I have a mercenary family named after an actual Italian Renaissance family (S'forza).  They wear green and purple and yellow, and are most often affiliated with Tobaro.  Also, I like using the pistolier heads to represent them, and currently have a whole unit of 12 crossbowmen wearing those helmets.  Beyond that, I have a unit of 6 mounted crossbows, and although I've used other figures on the table top to sometimes represent them, I would like to flesh this army out some more with at least a unit of 20 pikes, and a medium cavalry unit of 6 figures as well.

I also have another army painted in red and white, which uses a gold crown as a symbol.  I have a unit of about 20 spears for them that I bought a ways back, and been painting a unit of Perry pike's (the latter will also cross over into my historical collection as well).  I'm aiming to use them for a small city-state that I've imagine on a little traveled coastal road of Tilea between Urbino and Viadaza.

Their arch-enemy will be another small city state to the south of them that will probably use blue and white with a red rose as their symbol.  However, I haven't yet provided any figures for these guys yet.

I also have some of GW's line of Dog's of War figures that I intend on using with these figures above, but don't have a plan as to how they'll end up yet.

The Imperial Office / GP's Fluff from WFB Online Campaigns ...
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:54:15 AM »
To start ... here is a previously written ...

Timeline for the Von Wallenstein, Mardonia, Sforza, and Van Koschumberg Families, plus a few others ...

2187 … Albert von Wallenstein graduates from the Averheim Military Academy as a 2nd Lt., and he is assigned the command of a unit of crossbows in the Aver River Regiment that are quartered nearby his family’s estate.  Thaddeus Mardonia purchases handguns from an Averland weapons trader traveling through the Border Princes, and then trains a crew of marines to help protect his four shipping vessels from pirates in the Black Gulf.  Bartolomeo Sforza starts the Sforza Condotta Company in Tobaro, and the unit distinguishes itself in a rear guard action during one of the many battles fought at Tramonto Bridge as the Tobaroan military makes another retreat from Estalia.  Adalbert van Koschumberg, leader in Marienburg of one of the many lesser merchants, so-called by the greater merchant families (that of the Winklers, Koopmans, van Onderzoekers, Stegers, Starkes and van Marnixes [1]), attends the Marienburg Emperor Phillip III’s wedding to the daughter of Averland’s Count Joachim II Sigmarus [2], where it is said that Van Koschumberg provided imported Tobaroan cheese as part of the appetizers at the post-ceremony reception, and wine obtained from the Von Wallenstein Family Vineyards in Averland.

2199 … Bad weather and harvests bring a time of famine to the Empire, and the Aver River Regiment is forced to fight an increasing number of bandits, smugglers, and thieves throughout its region of responsibility.  Albert von Wallenstein, previously promoted to full lieutenant, leads the forces that counter the various security threats in the region.

2200 … Albert von Wallenstein leads a portion of the Aver River Regiment’s troops against a force of Stirland soldiers.  The hungry enemy crossed the Aver River during the prior autumn, and into the Moot, seeking to control the apple orchards of Sauerapfel, but the town was soon purged of the blight as Von Wallenstein’s troops overwhelmed the invaders at the start of the next spring.  Thaddeus Mardonia purchases another vessel bringing his shipping fleet to a total of eight vessels.  Bartolomeo Sforza appoints his son Ludovico as commander of his condotta company’s missile contingents.  Adalbert van Koschumberg reaches the height of his wealthier days.

2201 ... The Crisis in Marienburg breaks out into open warfare, the Aver River Regiment is broken into two battalions.  This leads to a promotion for Albert von Wallenstein to Captain of the newly formed 2nd Battalion.  Von Wallenstein hires Thaddeus Mardonia of Matorea with his ships and merchant marines, along with Bartolomeo Sforza, his son Ludovico Sforza, and their mercenaries.  Von Wallenstein’s now father-in-law, Adalbert van Koschumberg, has his son Jan’s Westerland Archer Company also aide in the unsuccessful defense of Marienburg.  Bartolomeo dies outside the walls of Marienberg, and Ludovico takes over command of his father’s Tilean mercenaries.

2202 ... Capt. Albert von Wallenstein and the 2nd Battalion of the Aver River Regiment stay in Marienburg to help bring order to the city after its occupation by the three Imperial factions.  The Van Koschumberg Mercantile House barely survives the aftermath of the war, when their main warehouse and fleet of five ships are all burned.  Adalbert purchases one of Thaddeus Mardonia’s vessels to serve as a point of shelter for the Van Koschumberg family, and Adalbert attempts to re-establish himself and his family’s economic identity, yet it would not be the same nor greater until after his passing.  Thaddeus Mardonia returns Ludovico Sforza and his troops to Tobaro, where Ludovico grows the size of his family's condotta company, and like so many mercenaries, he comes up on the short side of the Great Tilean Conspiracy, where the various Tilean leaders had "hired", but don't pay up the various mercenary companies that obtain “jobs” across Tilea, after the warfare in Marienburg had concluded.

2203 ... Ludovico and his Sforza Condotta Company join the Cerulean League during the Mercenary War in Tilea, where the various leaders of the region seek the actual employment of the newly formed four great mercenary organizations (besides the Cerulean League, the other three being the Gold Company, the Tyrian Guild, and the Vermillion League [3]) that arise out of the Great Tilean Consipiracy.  Thaddeus Mardonia provides S'forza with naval support.  Towards the end of the warfare, the Tobaroan Doge Giacomo seems to slip deeper into his madness, and Ludovico orders the mortar barrage that opens the attack on his home city, but Tobaro does not fall.

[1] From “The Empire in 2217, from Breytenbach and Van der Tricht, prepared by Vement, Averhiem Press, 2419. http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php/topic,45082.0.html

[2] From "Treachery and Greed Campaign Background: Timeline", listed under the year 2187, http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=34584.0

[3] From "Treachery and Greed Campaign Background: Timeline", listed under the year 2203, http://warhammer-empire.com/theforum/index.php?topic=34584.0

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Fast forwarding ...

2494 … Heinrich von Furstenberg born in Averland

2522 … Most recent GW year for WFB, and end of Storm of Chaos

2523 ... A2 in Araby.

2524 ... The Solland Effort of 2524, Capt. Heinrich von Furstenberg leads his first mercenary activity outside of Averland at age 30.

2528 ... A3 in Araby, Francis van Koschumberg (3rd son of William Slavata van Koschumberg, next to Adam, and Joachim), at his father's instruction, leads his "Fleet of Fortune" from Marienburg, including the hiring of Thaddeus Madonia IV with his son Frederico Mardonia, out of Mattorea in the Border Princes, along with Graf Heinrich von Furstenberg, Brother Adlai, and Bodaggrimore of the Golden Lions, as well as Captain Maximillio Sforza.

2530 ... Commander Joachim van Koschumberg's 2nd Expedition to Cathay leaves Marienburg along with Capt. Maurice Van Winkleton, Admiral Gerlof Van de Bylt, and hires Octavio Piccolo's Tilean mercenaries for the trip.

2532 ... Joachim van Koschumberg, with his fleet and forces, arrive in Cathay to participate in the Great War there.

2535 ... Joachim van Koschumberg returns with his fleet and the remains of his army to Tilea, and then Marienburg.

2536 ... In the summer, Maximillio Sforza's advisor Dabir Azim meets with Fatin Indelacio.

2537 … Without a contract, Maximillio Sforza joins the Araby Intervention Force, unsuccessfully seeking a major contract, which causes him to seek out other smaller contracts while leading the AIF vanguard as part of its effort to prevent the Protectorate from dominating in Estalia, and by the end of the war, he finds his army’s way across the region, gets at the Protectorate militarily, and then returns home.

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This may or may not be amended and edited accordingly at some point.

Hopefully more fluff to follow along the way ...

WHFB The Electors' Forum / Imperial Knightly Order Tally 2018 ...
« on: May 09, 2018, 03:34:06 PM »
What Imperial Knightly Orders do you have in your Empire Army as of 2018?

I have the following ... Order of the Golden Lion, Order of the Black Bear, and my own creation is Order of the Aver River.

Here's wondering what your main Imperial Province is for modeling and painting of the Empire during this Post-WFB era :icon_question:

My main one is still Averland.

What is your's?

The Count's Tavern / Miscellaneous Kickstarters ...
« on: May 06, 2018, 03:51:33 PM »
This one looks interesting ...


There are only a few hours to go.  I've not quality brushes like this before, and I'm contemplating signing up for these.

What do ya think?

The Count's Tavern / What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?
« on: May 04, 2018, 12:02:10 PM »
As the title says ... What Miniature Games Are you Playing in 2018?

So far for me this year, it has only been a couple games of Lion Rampant and a game of Warhammer Great War.  However, I'm on tap for more Lion Rampant, Carnage and Glory, Polemos, Warhammer Great War again, and Day of Battle when attending Huzzah! 2018 this month.

WHFB The Electors' Forum / Will GW Ever Return To WFB?
« on: April 10, 2018, 12:28:16 PM »
Will GW ever return to WFB?

Historical Games / What historical figures are ya workin' on?
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:06:15 AM »
This month ... I'm doing up 10 WW1 28mm French.

The Brush and Palette / A poll ... metal, plastic, resin ...
« on: April 04, 2018, 12:37:01 PM »

Your choice for miniatures ...

1. Metal only.
2. Metal and plastic.
3. Metal and resin.
4. Metal, and plastic, and resin.
5. Mostly metal and plastic, occasionally resin.
6. Mostly plastic and resin, occasionally metal.
7. Mostly metal and resin, occasionally plastic.
8. Mostly metal, occasionally plastic, no resin.
9. Mostly metal occasionally resin, no plastic.
10. Mostly plastic, occasionally metal. no resin.
11. Mostly resin, occasionally metal, no plastic.
12. Mostly plastic, occasionally resin, no metal.
13. Mostly resin, occasionally plastic, no metal.
14. Plastic and resin.
15. Plastic only.
16. Resin only.
17. Mostly plastic, occasionally resin, occasionally metal.
18. Mostly metal, occasionally resin, occasionally plastic.
19. Mostly resin, occasionally plastic, occasionally metal.

Let the tally begin!

Oh, and my collection ... #5

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