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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

Reventlow was stuck in Skåne and felt his army was in dire need of more cavalry. But his reinforcement never came. On what he thought was silly grounds for keeping them back. Apparently the people home in Copenhagen couldn't send cavalry as they were arguing about the right shade of colors om the facings of the cavalry uniforms.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

That's one reason the 5th Foot haven't appeared on my table yet. I can't find a good shade of paint for Gosling Green. But I'm going to try Vallejo Lime Green!

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

I don't even want to talk about the 35th Foot….

steamingdave4714 Aug 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

Try this Winston:


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 11:36 a.m. PST

That fits the bill.

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

I think there might be a button-counter inside every historical wargamer just waiting for the right time to escape. I can't use my 52nd Oxfordshire Light Infantry any more since sculptors started making shakos with the correct bugle badge. Mine have the line infantry shako plate. Heresy.

Timmo uk14 Aug 2017 1:52 p.m. PST

WS mix VJ Yellow Ochre with VJ Russian Uniform and you'll get gosling green.

Timmo uk14 Aug 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

They may not count buttons but railway modellers, or at least some of them, count rivets.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 5:23 p.m. PST

My wife collects buttons, but it is a long time since I've seen her count any of them. Somehow, she thinks that a button collector has the right to ridicule wargamers.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

Hobbyists are very parochial. We feel qualified to ridicule train spotters. Of course they deserve it.

Sobieski Inactive Member15 Aug 2017 3:13 a.m. PST

I ridicule myself incessantly.

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