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Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2012 2:35 a.m. PST

I had some time between painting and building terrain pieces to field the Swiss against the Austrians.

The game was short with both sides reaching bound five. Knights, blade, pike, crossbow and artillery were all engaged in medieval mayhem.



Yesthatphil Inactive Member02 Nov 2012 4:26 a.m. PST

Nice looking table thumbs up!


Personal logo Who asked this joker Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2012 6:34 a.m. PST

Agreed. Nice looking table. One of the things I noticed is that your bases actually blend very well with the the table pattern. Really well done!

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2012 8:13 a.m. PST

Do you have recent 2.2 games with the same armies to which to compare it? I'm wondering if it felt significantly different.


Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP02 Nov 2012 8:51 a.m. PST

Thanks for the kind words.

The bases are covered with a wash using Games Workshop acrylics while standard household paint (mid-brown) was used for the board. Using a large sponge, I dry brushed a light beige colour creating a dry grey earth tone.

The electro-static grass covers perhaps 70 percent leaving areas of ground exposed. The same process is used for the bases.

Just this week, I covered two double sized boards (60 x 120 cm) for big battle use that are copies of the standard game board you see in the photos.

I plan a big battle medieval game during the next vacation.


Actually, the armies were recently collected for 3.0 use, that is, painted in the last three months.

The entire collection of 85 DBA armies had been sold off about a year ago since I stepped over to the 18th century using DBA-HX. With the discussion of 3.0 I decided to collect armies that I had not touched, Late Medieval.

What I can recall, knights were a greater threat in 2.2. That threat is still present, but the counter effect of blades vs knights has tempered this somewhat. Add flank support for certain types and you buiid a "wall" with bow and blade. If you like refighting the 100 years war, then 3.0 is a positive step.

My 12 Late Medieval armies are primarily German, but as our campaign moves into the Low Countries, we shall certainly see some Burgundian or French armies added.


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