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jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 8:48 a.m. PST

Borrowing the old Carlsberg strapline to introduce the Danish Army of the GNW period with a long and picture heavy post here:





Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 9:01 a.m. PST

Nice figs! Thanks for sharing

ioannis06 Feb 2019 9:03 a.m. PST


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 9:11 a.m. PST


Patrick R06 Feb 2019 9:59 a.m. PST

Stunning !!!

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 2:20 a.m. PST

A 'wargamers' favourite' army of choice for the period, no doubt about it.

AICUSV08 Feb 2019 12:03 p.m. PST

Victory goes to the best dressed army. Great looking figures.

Father Grigori22 Feb 2019 5:17 p.m. PST

100 men of the guard were equipped with Kalthoff flintlock repeating rifles in 1646. They probably weren't still in service (the mechanisms were extremely delicate, and once you've fired off the magazine, then you're really out of the battle), but it's possible that the odd individual weapon was still floating about.


nugrim24 Feb 2019 6:54 a.m. PST

best army = mongols

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

not a beer drinker then nugrim

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2019 2:22 a.m. PST

Not sure the Mongol army of 1680-1720 was very highly thought of.

Charge The Guns25 Feb 2019 11:03 a.m. PST

I know it is going way off topic, but I think if you start with the best army thing and Mongols it automatically leads to British. Let me show my working. Mamelukes beat the Mongols, French beat the Mamelukes, and British beat the French. Therefore the British army are the best ;-) .

Back on topic, and that is a fabulous looking army, Barry. I would happily lead my army to defeat if it looked that nice. :-)

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2019 12:28 p.m. PST

I invariably lead my armies to defeat CtG! I am consistent in that respect at least!

jocknroll Supporting Member of TMP25 Feb 2019 12:30 p.m. PST

Interesting link on the Repeater too, thanks for that. Still in use during the Skane War?…. possibilities for skirmishing style games and this weapon.

Field Marshal08 Apr 2019 4:41 p.m. PST

Lovely stuff….what manufacturer are the minis?

dbf167608 Apr 2019 5:52 p.m. PST

The minis are Warfare Miniatures.

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