Help support TMP


"28mm Magnesia game pics (finally)" Topic


21 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Blogs of War Message Board

Back to the Ancients Discussion Message Board

Back to the Wargaming in the United Kingdom Message Board


Areas of Interest

General
Ancients

Featured Hobby News Article


Featured Link


Featured Ruleset

Ram Speed


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 


Featured Profile Article

Report from Bayou Wars 2006

The Editor heads for Vicksburg...


1,495 hits since 31 Aug 2011
©1994-2022 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?


TMP logo

Membership

Please sign in to your membership account, or, if you are not yet a member, please sign up for your free membership account.
Yesthatphil01 Sep 2011 3:36 a.m. PST

picture

Well, it's a few weeks late (that's a Society of Ancients August for you!) … but I have finally posted the Claymore report on Ancients of the Move

link

Paul and the Glasgow Phoenix did a big Magnesia game (Tactica II) … Plenty of pictures … Enjoy.


Phil Steele
The Society of Ancients
soa.org.uk
Shows North (Ancients on the Move)
soawargamesteam.blogspot.com

Up coming: 3rd/4th Sept – Society of Ancients Doubles Masters (Abingdon); 4th Sept – Partizan (Kelham Hall nr Newark); 10th/11th Sept – Colours (Newbury Racecourse).

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2011 5:19 a.m. PST

Thanks, Phil, it's always good to see more photos! It's just a shame that the Romans won through again…

Cheers
Paul

LEGION 195001 Sep 2011 6:33 a.m. PST

Paul, that is my type of game!!!! Also Tactica 2 any news? Mike Adams

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2011 6:36 a.m. PST

Thank you for sharing.

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2011 6:36 a.m. PST

Hi Mike, nothing as yet. Last I heard on the yahoo group, Arty Conliffe is looking at specific publishers. I hope it really does work out this time, it's the third year we've taken a game to Claymore in Edinburgh saying that "It's in the playtest stages"! Any more might become rather embarrassing, so I hope it's resolved soon…

LEGION 195001 Sep 2011 6:46 a.m. PST

Paul, thanks for the answer! Also saw what you have planned for next year! I do have a lot of Persians to die!!! I wish that I could be there!! My next game will be early Rome vs Gauls! Alot of hoplites. Mike

olicana01 Sep 2011 9:13 a.m. PST

That's my kinda game!

Mithridates01 Sep 2011 3:32 p.m. PST

Paul.
Great to see the massed cataphracts against legion charge! Garry

Temporary like Achilles01 Sep 2011 4:29 p.m. PST

Very nice! Great job :)

HarryHotspurEsq01 Sep 2011 5:50 p.m. PST

Wow!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 10:47 a.m. PST

That is a fantastic looking game! How many minis?

Simon

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 11:42 a.m. PST

Hi Simon:

Romans – 592 legionaries and commanders, plus 54 mounted, including leaders
Pergamenes – 90 foot plus 24 cavalry and Eumenes

Seleucids – Mounted: 18 Elite lancers, 84 Cataphracts, 54 Galatian cavalry, 32 light horse, a dozen camels, 4 elephants and 5 scythed chariots. Plus 4 mounted leaders
Seleucids – Foot: 384 phalangites, 96 Argyraspides, 96 Galatians, 81 light infantry and 60 skirmishers. Oh, and three foot command figs.

Grand totals: 1402 infantry, 283 mounted, plus heffalumps and scythed chariots.

Must buy more…

Yesthatphil02 Sep 2011 1:05 p.m. PST

LOL … I don't think you had enough of the miscellaneous skirmishers on the Seleucid side (see Livy …)

Phil :)

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Sep 2011 1:31 p.m. PST

Phew, Paul, lots of lead! Looks great.

Simon

LEGION 195003 Sep 2011 2:31 a.m. PST

Paul, I agree you need more lead!!!!! I still buy even with over 10,000 figures!!!!! ( Hi Simon ) Mike Adams

Tarty2Ts05 Sep 2011 1:45 a.m. PST

Fantastic ! did you make the mat ?

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2011 3:21 a.m. PST

Hi Tartyy, the mat is by Mat O' War, I think. They come in a plain beige desert colour, and one of our club members (Blucher here on TMP) did things to it to make it a bit more interesting. The mats themselves are quite cheap and are made of quite nice thick felt-type stuff.

Tarty2Ts06 Sep 2011 10:59 p.m. PST

Yeah right..good stuff. Reason I'm asking is I'm about to have a go at making my own desert mat. Yours does look the business I must say……felt…hmmm… I'm going to try a painters drop sheet ( which is like a canvas ). Still want it fexible enough to put hills under, then use a latex brushed over and flocked while still wet. I've done a few test pieces which look good so far, but still not sure about finishing it off.

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2011 2:51 a.m. PST

It would be interesting to see how large a mat you could do with the home-made latex and flock technique. There is a company in the UK that makes them: terrainmat.com

Probably no use to yourself in NSW, but maybe worth a look for ideas? Just in case you hadn't come across them before.

Tarty2Ts07 Sep 2011 5:51 a.m. PST

I found out about terrainmat ( thanks for the heads up anyway )……. but not until I'd already bought everything I needed to do my own. Typical. However I would have had to take out a second mortgage to get it over here, so I think I'm still ahead. The area will be 6' x 12'….so if you hear in the news " a body found wrapped in latex and canvas " you'll know it was me……..and it didn't work.

Ban Chao16 Sep 2011 9:06 a.m. PST

nice looking game ^^

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.