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Offline Henerius

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A game of Tercio
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:31:57 PM »
We had a 80 years war event with "Dutch Military Wargaming" group.

Together with three other participants we "re-enacted" the Battle of Mookerheide in 1574
My Estalians make up 50% of the spanish forces, the other half and the Dutch troops are painted in one year by two other participants.

Birdview over the battlefield, dutch line on the bottom of the picture

The dutch line (rebels)

The spanish line (imperial army)

Tercios racing forward desperate to make contact with the enemy line that is hammering with cannon, musket and arquebus on the spanish troops.

Birdview of the battlefield, dutch line at the top of the picture

Cavalry battle on the inland flank (the other flank is covered by the river maas/meuse)

The spanish Tercios reaching the dutch lines starting their demolition work on the rebel army. In 1574 the rebel army was totally wiped and the spanish had relatively few losses. In our version the dutch slowly retreated from the field fighting, leaving the field to the spanish which were in no state of pursuit.

close up impressions of the battle.

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Offline Warlord

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Re: A game of Tercio
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 11:17:30 PM »
Beautiful. Really really nice!
Love the pictures, love the banners, love the unit formations - i might have to read up about how they work on a wargaming table...

Thanks for sharing!
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Offline GamesPoet

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Re: A game of Tercio
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 11:56:14 PM »
Awesome, excellent, wonderful!  Loved seeing this, all the pictures and the figures in it, super! :icon_biggrin: :icon_cool: :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Offline Artobans Ghost

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Re: A game of Tercio
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 01:17:33 AM »
Excellent ! Looks like a lot of fun. For some reason , I thought GP would like this 😸
That is an amazing amount of work to achieve this.
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Get a binge of Yule ale, roasted boar and some proper axes and we will ALL be happy again!

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Can we just take a hammer to it, smash it into little bits.

Offline Gankom

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Re: A game of Tercio
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 04:49:29 PM »
Great pictures! It's always fun re-enacting historical battles and seeing how the battle changes.

Offline patsy02

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Re: A game of Tercio
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 05:36:39 PM »
Gorgeous, and great use of GW miniatures.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

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Re: A game of Tercio
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 01:37:29 PM »
Simply stunning. This game looks hella fun and they're all painted. I love armies that are fully painted. :smile2:
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Offline Padre

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Re: A game of Tercio
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 04:13:37 PM »
Glorious. If you do it again, please post again.
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Re: A game of Tercio
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 05:29:09 PM »
Looks great, thanks for posting this!