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Messages - Alqualonde

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The thing I must complain about with the changes is that they tempt me to new armies. I find the idea of making skilled javelins work as TUGs quite exciting. Luckily Iíve tempered my enthusiasm for James IV at the thought of painting 400 pikemen.

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Club Directory / Pietermaritzburg Gaming
« on: October 08, 2023, 06:47:33 PM »
Is there anyone in PMB interested in MeG? There are three of us who play. We have 28mm and 15mm and are able to play Maximus in either. Also more than happy to play Pacto or Magna.

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Rules Queries and Clarifications / Re: Pursuing into a flank
« on: October 08, 2023, 09:22:11 AM »
Essentially you are saying as written the MF moves are legal before charge combats are fought. Though as intended not. The intention makes sense.

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I just wish there were tournaments I could draw up lists for. No such thing is this neck of the woods.  :-\

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Player Discussion / Re: Flank March what are the odds
« on: September 27, 2022, 02:57:32 PM »
Only time Iíve used a flank march was before Iíd read the rules properly. Sent two units of Pictish chariots around Simonís flank. Clearly ignorance has its benefits. They arrived and charged into Simonís  rear. Unfortunately with half a base to break Simonís army, he broke mine.

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The issue that I have is that it seems better for my tribal troops to close up and fight Romans in the open rather than fighting in rough terrain. Counter intuitive to my mind. I like the automating of changing - itís not like troops would need an order to spread out in a wood or that tribal wouldnít rush together in the open.

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Modelling and Eye Candy / Re: Jeanne díArc
« on: August 04, 2022, 02:24:29 PM »
Thanks. Excellent suggestion

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Modelling and Eye Candy / Jeanne díArc
« on: July 16, 2022, 09:35:35 PM »
Having finally finished my Picts (not really- still have a proxy TuG), Iíve started on some 100 Years War French with Scots allies. Here are my first figures - all Perry and ready for Pacto.












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A few days ago I fielded my 28mm Picts against Early Imperial Romans. Given my flexible and loose army I decided on lots of terrain. In our post battle debrief, while ensuring some rather good wine was not wasted, we felt that given the size of the Picts 9x9 base + 2x6 base infantry and 2 chariot TUGs my best option would have been bare terrain so I could move rapidly onto the Roman flanks while holding back my centre. I know we are fairly ignorant of actual Picts but it does seem strange that the rules would encourage a barbarian army to fight Romans in the open. Were we missing something? (Weíve both been playing ancients since the early 80s ) so have a bit of experience and dare I say it - expertise.

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I suspect 9.4M 2.1 second bullet rules this out. You must ďwheel as a wholeĒ into melee combat.

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List Queries / Macbeth as king
« on: April 18, 2022, 08:55:36 PM »
The Scotland section of the introduction to Kings in the North says Malcolm defeated Macbeth in 1040. That is the year in which Macbeth ascended the throne. He was defeated in 1057 and his son Lulach in 1058, whereafter Malcolm ascended the throne. 

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Club Directory / Re: Provincial Wargames Group - Cape Town
« on: December 22, 2021, 01:21:02 PM »
Isnít this the Peninsular Wargames Club  ;)

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Modelling and Eye Candy / Alexandrian Macedonian 28mm
« on: December 01, 2021, 03:43:31 AM »
Weíve been in varying degrees of lockdown in South Africa since March 2020. This has been great for my painting. Here are some pictures of my Alexandrians which army I completed (if such a term can ever be true) during this period. 






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Modelling and Eye Candy / 28mm Picts
« on: November 30, 2021, 07:17:50 AM »
Iíve finally finished my last Pictish infantry unit. (Though I do have some Foot Sore crossbow armed figures)




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Club Directory / Westville Wargames (KwaZulu-Natal)
« on: April 14, 2021, 07:54:20 AM »
Mortem et Gloriam PLAY:
Currently about 4 people with an interest in Mortem et Gloriam. Currently play 28mm Maximus but there are 15mm players as well. Of course Pacto and Magna will be played in either scale.

Dates
Meet generally every second Saturday at 12:30 though earlier games can be arranged.
Venue is the German Club in Westville
Will increase to weekly once the virus is under control.
Games can also be arranged in Pietermaritzburg

Members
Around 10 regular attendees playing various systems

Contact
Contact me at bruce@augury.co.za for more information

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