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« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2017, 12:55:43 PM »

10mm have the advantage that you can field massed armies on the table and even have enough space for maneuvering. I've painted a vast number of ACW 10mm figures and we have enjoyed big battles at corps level. Perhaps, you may focus on the main battle (Kahlemberg) and let a small portion of the Vienna defenses (a bastion and some walls) at the edge of the long side of the table.

...I mean something like that.


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« Reply #46 on: April 18, 2017, 12:58:01 PM »

10mm have the advantage that you can field massed armies on the table and even have enough space for maneuvering. I've painted a vast number of ACW 10mm figures and we have enjoyed big battles at corps level. Perhaps, you may focus on the main battle (Kahlemberg) and let a small portion of the Vienna defenses (a bastion and some walls) at the edge of the long side of the table.

No we will definitely do the full battle, we always do the full battle, but we are doing it for us to play and not for any kind of public display or photos. So the terrain doesn't need to be fantastic, functional is fine.

Incidentally we played Parkany which was a battle shortly after Vienna a few weeks ago. We did a couple of battles set in 1711 against Russians and Peterwardien, 1717 in recent times. We have plans to do various other Ottoman battles in this era. Next will be St Gotthard and Leva from 1664.
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« Reply #47 on: April 18, 2017, 01:02:06 PM »

No we will definitely do the full battle, we always do the full battle, but we are doing it for us to play and not for any kind of public display or photos. So the terrain doesn't need to be fantastic, functional is fine.

Incidentally we played Parkany which was a battle shortly after Vienna a few weeks ago. We did a couple of battles set in 1711 against Russians and Peterwardien, 1717 in recent times. We have plans to do various other Ottoman battles in this era. Next will be St Gotthard and Leva from 1664.

Perfect! I envy you played Parkany, we plan to play it next weeks... (Ah if I could have just one photo of your game)

There, you may have a look at Peterwardein (Petrovaradin) we played in our club.

http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=93897.0
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« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2017, 01:14:55 PM »

I have already seen your Peterwardein/Petrovaradin game and greatly enjoyed it.

There are some very bad photos of our Parkany battle. We were trying out what will be a scenario in an up coming publication so I am afraid the pictures are not great. We also really got into the game and so forgot to take many Sad

In any case the pictures are here - http://wfgamers.freeforums.net/thread/27/parkany-1683
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« Reply #49 on: April 18, 2017, 01:22:18 PM »

I have already seen your Peterwardein/Petrovaradin game and greatly enjoyed it.

There are some very bad photos of our Parkany battle. We were trying out what will be a scenario in an up coming publication so I am afraid the pictures are not great. We also really got into the game and so forgot to take many Sad

In any case the pictures are here - http://wfgamers.freeforums.net/thread/27/parkany-1683

I'm really grateful you let me have an idea! Good luck to your planned wargames!
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« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2017, 11:55:18 AM »

I would like to share with you this picture.
Kara Mustafa used to sit in his command tent from where he could have a view of the whole operations.
This inspired me to make this tent, where we can see the scribe's desk with an unfinished letter (in Arabic), an Ottoman nobleman's armor and arms, divan, pillows, etc all researched from sources showing items of the period. Papercraft.


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« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2017, 09:31:02 PM »

Amazing stuff, thanks for sharing! I pretty much live on Kahlenberg, so it's twice as interesting. And of course the 2nd siege of vienna and all the stuff thereafter was quite a pivotal moment in European history. Looking forward to seeing more!
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« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2017, 10:01:59 PM »

It was a pivotal moment in European history indeed!
Thank you for your kind words!
So, I send some more panoramic pics Smiley


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« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2017, 11:01:08 AM »

I'm hooked. Thanks for the miniature-Update.

Sigur, what about doing Vienna in 10mm?
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« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2017, 04:48:42 PM »

I'd love to, but there's so much other stuff to do...  Shocked
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« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2017, 04:52:25 PM »

I'm hooked. Thanks for the miniature-Update.

Sigur, what about doing Vienna in 10mm?

I'm happy you liked it! If you ever play Vienna in 10mm, please notify me, as I'm a fan of this scale, having painted over 2000 10mm figures for our ACW battles...
Here, another panoramic shot of the Vienna walls


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« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2017, 05:30:14 PM »

I'd love to, but there's so much other stuff to do...  Shocked

Your 28mm ACW paintjob is absolutely fantastic  Love so keep focused! Thumbs up!
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« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2017, 09:27:52 AM »

There are some chances that I will leave Salute tomorrow with some pendraken blister  Wink

BTW, have you seen sigurs 10mm TYW stuff? Focus is overrated  Cheesy
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« Reply #58 on: April 21, 2017, 10:13:23 AM »

There are some chances that I will leave Salute tomorrow with some pendraken blister  Wink

BTW, have you seen sigurs 10mm TYW stuff? Focus is overrated  Cheesy

Thank you that you let me know about Sigur's amaaaazzing  Love Love Love TYW minis!
 
http://www.lead-adventure.de/index.php?topic=97411.0

Just saw them! Both Khurasan and By Fire and Sword are awsome! These are in 15mm of course.
For 10mm could you send some link?
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« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2017, 07:44:57 AM »

I think he wants to post them sooner or later so I don't want to spoil it here (and don't want to hijack your lovely thread further  Wink)
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