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« Reply #195 on: March 14, 2011, 11:30:47 PM »

The bugler figure immediately brings to mind a skirmish game based on the Battle of Boulcott Farm (Lower Hutt, near Wellington), which is famous for a bugler's actions in raising the alarm.  Though for that scenario, he would've had just one arm, having had the other one chopped off in the surprise attack.  Maybe Empress could do a one-armed variant?!

This is the only range that could be used for battles in my own local area (Wellington), unlike for wargamers from the UK, Europe or America, which have all had longer histories of battles fought on local soil.  So we Wellingtonians should therefore be over the moon about this!  I certainly am!

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« Reply #196 on: March 15, 2011, 10:42:35 AM »

The bugler figure immediately brings to mind a skirmish game based on the Battle of Boulcott Farm (Lower Hutt, near Wellington), which is famous for a bugler's actions in raising the alarm.  Though for that scenario, he would've had just one arm, having had the other one chopped off in the surprise attack. 


That's the spirit! Stout fellow  Smiley
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« Reply #197 on: March 15, 2011, 02:06:24 PM »

Excellent news !! 

I converted 80 Maoris from four manufacturers to make all figures unique, and have them based, but not painted, waiting patiently.  After adding these wonderful new figures, their painting priority will surely skyrocket. 
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« Reply #198 on: March 15, 2011, 06:49:02 PM »

E mail us direct for a chat and an explanation as to how it works  Wink


Great news, m'lady! I'll be emailing you soon.

As for the figures, I LOVE Paul's work.   Shocked   Always amazing, and now like others, I'll need to dust off my OG MW figs, chuck them out the window, and start over! 
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« Reply #199 on: March 15, 2011, 08:07:21 PM »

Evening all

Glad you all like them they were a joy to do. I hope that comes across in the figures.

I have a nother pack finished on the desk that should be winging its way over to the good ladies I hope by the end of the week.

All the best

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« Reply #200 on: March 16, 2011, 12:58:54 AM »

Any chance of you doing a rocket trough with Royal Navy crew, Paul ?
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« Reply #201 on: March 16, 2011, 02:08:20 AM »

I think a huge Maori war-canoe in all its splendour, would look terrific.  Have it manned with lots of warrior paddlers, with their paddles raised in a war-chant.  Impressive!  



Perhaps with Hone Heke standing, with the American flag fluttering from the stern post, as at Kororareka Bay.  
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« Reply #202 on: March 16, 2011, 09:02:20 AM »

Any chance of you doing a rocket trough with Royal Navy crew, Paul ?

Thats being sculpted, hopefully, as we speak.

You may have a wait for the war canoe though  Cheesy
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« Reply #203 on: March 16, 2011, 09:28:50 AM »

Thats being sculpted, hopefully, as we speak.
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« Reply #204 on: March 16, 2011, 09:44:20 AM »

I think the really wonderful and simultaneously evil thing about this range is that it coincides with  the RWC being held in  Un Zud and, as we all know, the All Blacks invariably choke in the cup. Exquisite timing. Maybe you could work a RWC themed vignette of a collapsed scrum with the Webb Ellis Cup tantalisingly just out of reach into the range?  Laugh
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« Reply #205 on: March 16, 2011, 10:04:21 AM »

I think a huge Maori war-canoe in all its splendour, would look terrific.  Have it manned with lots of warrior paddlers, with their paddles raised in a war-chant.  Impressive!  



Perhaps with Hone Heke standing, with the American flag fluttering from the stern post, as at Kororareka Bay.  

Inspiring stuff mate!  Cool

Have you any other pics of 'in period' Maori warriors? If so I'd certainly love to see them as i'm quite serious about putting on the demo/display game.

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« Reply #206 on: March 16, 2011, 11:14:13 AM »

I think the really wonderful and simultaneously evil thing about this range is that it coincides with  the RWC being held in  Un Zud and, as we all know, the All Blacks invariably choke in the cup. Exquisite timing. Maybe you could work a RWC themed vignette of a collapsed scrum with the Webb Ellis Cup tantalisingly just out of reach into the range?  Laugh

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« Reply #207 on: March 16, 2011, 12:28:54 PM »

Another vote for the war canoe from me. Yet another opponent for my gunboat fleet..

This would look amazing in resin. How many crew on these though? I remember from my dragon boat days that we had about 20 plus the sweep...but these look about twice the size. I remember seeing a great example in the Auckland Museum...huge..!
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« Reply #208 on: March 16, 2011, 12:42:40 PM »

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Opponent? I know which side I would rather be on in that contest  Laugh

But have to agree as a model it would look awesome.
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« Reply #209 on: March 16, 2011, 02:21:40 PM »

Not sure I want to go down the Maori War road but those British are usable for all sorts of other things I've fancied doing.
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