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Tango0125 Jan 2011 6:31 p.m. PST

No.
They are not a unit of XVIIIš Century.
There is food from XVIIIš Century.
And if you want to know how you can cook or eat like those old days, visit

18thccuisine.blogspot.com

Amicalement
Armand

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Jan 2011 9:56 p.m. PST

Looks delicious!

brucka25 Jan 2011 10:07 p.m. PST

I thought the Biscotins were where the Biscotti lived. Biscoteque was where they partied.

MajorB26 Jan 2011 2:44 a.m. PST

And what on earth has this to do with miniatures?

Patrice Inactive Member26 Jan 2011 6:38 a.m. PST

And what on earth has this to do with miniatures?

Do you feed you army sometimes ?

MajorB26 Jan 2011 8:41 a.m. PST

Do you feed you army sometimes ?

No, they're made of lead or plastic, so don't need feeding.
This should be on the Food or Reenactment Boards (or both) on TMP Plus.

Nikator26 Jan 2011 9:15 a.m. PST

A Biscotin is a metal container to hold Biscotti.

abdul666lw Inactive Member26 Jan 2011 9:57 a.m. PST

A Biscotin is a metal container to hold Biscotti. And you fasten it to a bricole: is the reference now "TMPist" enough?

Seriouly, it happens that some wargamers' interests are not strictly restricted to the military background of their favorite army…

Supercilius Maximus26 Jan 2011 10:31 a.m. PST

Ah, Bisco……

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2011 1:46 p.m. PST

They look like 3 lbs shot!

freecloud26 Jan 2011 2:59 p.m. PST

I think a unit of Perry Zoauves called "The Biscotins" is essential for my Imagination

(Shades of Early Byzantium and "Boukellarioi"

Grand Duke Natokina Inactive Member26 Jan 2011 9:43 p.m. PST

Nikator,
My thoughts exactly.
Weaselhoffen.

abdul666lw Inactive Member27 Jan 2011 10:22 a.m. PST

@ freecloud

I think a unit of Perry Zouaves called "The Biscotins" is essential for my Imagination

What period? The Perry ones are in chechia, not even with a turban as the early ones: picture
picture
which would make them fitting more easily in a 18th C. Imaginary Army (of course, it can be done with greenstuff, but…). With turbans, 19th C. zouaves can indeed appear in a 18th C. imaginary army, like these aliies of Monte-Cristo: link


If you want to add exotic-looking "Biscotins" to the forces of your Imagi-Nation, what about Sikhs of the 1st Sikh War link ? Like early 19th C. Ottoman Nizam~Cedit picture picture
their uniform combines 'local' and 'H&M European' features in a way that make them usable in a wide range of time -for Imagi-Nations at least

14Bore27 Jan 2011 1:27 p.m. PST

No thanks, I'm partial to salt pork and hardtack

freecloud27 Jan 2011 2:51 p.m. PST

@Abdul my Legion d'Orient/Gianitzaroi (for both my outfits) are those Nizam figures – spotted 'em years ago :-)

But those Perry Zouaves are also way cool….

Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2011 4:46 p.m. PST

Biscotins are very hard on the teeth, so could be a means to bring injury to your opponent. If the injury did not bring users to their knees, then the amount of sugar in the recipe would be equally as effective.

Cheers,

abdul666lw Inactive Member29 Jan 2011 9:54 a.m. PST

Biscotins are very hard on the teeth, so could be a means to bring injury to your opponent. If the injury did not bring users to their knees, then the amount of sugar in the recipe would be equally as effective.

An elegant form of guerilla / resistance, then… Very Saint-Maurician link

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