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Korvessa06 Jan 2013 12:00 a.m. PST

So whoever decided that a freshly painted unit you are so proud of must immediately route off the field after it's first combat? Playing one last minnie game with my son before he leaves for two years: WFB 8th. Lizard dudes vs Norsca (me).

I had two new units – painted with loving care – they are actually historicals representing Somerleds best troops.
So of course they both routed in their first combat – rallied and routed again. Two units – four combats – four routes.

A pox on whoever wrote that rule.

nickinsomerset06 Jan 2013 4:23 a.m. PST

Sarajevo 1996, we managed to smuggle some figures and Napoleons Battles rule with us. I had just painted some superb AB figs Austrian Cuirassiers and in their first game they were routed by French Light Cavalry, but to make matters worse they were the cardboard counters supplied with the game!!!

Tally Ho!

SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER Inactive Member06 Jan 2013 9:12 a.m. PST

Korvessa this is the first time it has happened to you?
If so, welcome to the club.

ming3106 Jan 2013 9:27 a.m. PST

Played X wing I painted a Tie like in Family Guy Blue harvest …geuss who blew up first?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 12:35 p.m. PST

Reminds me of my carefully painted Foundry Praetorians that I laboured over for hours – who, when the Celts came over the hill, earned the title "First to Flee"

Personal logo Tango 2 3 Ditto Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 1:01 p.m. PST

This is why I paint large numbers of new tanks at a time. Yeah, some will get whacked, but some will live on to do glorious work.
--
Tim

PS and even that doesn't work all the time. frown

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 2:09 p.m. PST

I donīt want to gloat or anything (okay, maybe I do want to gloat, just a bit anyway), but I had a brand new, freshly painted battalion of Prussian dragoons break a French square Saturday evening.

But let me point out, what makes this moment remarkable is its rarity. Oh, and Prussia still lost.

sneakgun06 Jan 2013 2:22 p.m. PST

Had some beautifully painted Napoleonic Pomeranian Cavalry, everytime someone sneezed at them – they would run away…

Personal logo D A THB Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 2:56 p.m. PST

Reminds me of the one and only time I used my Front Rank Spanish Lancers. They turned and ran after failing to do any damage charging some French Infantry.

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2013 3:08 p.m. PST

But boys, they may have run but they looked damn good doing it!

Korvessa06 Jan 2013 4:31 p.m. PST

Security minister:

Not the first time by a long shot.
An all too frequent occurrence.

cavcrazy06 Jan 2013 6:49 p.m. PST

The first AWI my newly painted Continental Militia were in, they were behind a stone wall and destroyed two Hessian battalions……of course after that they were slapped around and routed, but not a bad first showing :)

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