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If you are interested in Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)/Western Martial Arts (WMA), reenactment, or off course wargaming you might be interested in this clip. The narrator talks about how hunting was considered one of the best ways to prepare for war. Fighting wars is about so much more than wielding a weapon and the hunt teaches those lessons of logistics, social interaction, and coping with fear and with being uncomfortable. I particularly enjoy one of the medieval quotations he shares which ends by saying that the chase is similar to war in that it teaches a knight to “conceal one’s fear”.

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Swapping figures

This is for nobby531. From Fireforge Games I have one complete sprue, and one slightly cannibalized sprue from Foot Sergeants. I have one (barded) horse sprue with two riders, and a number of loose bits. At the moment I have used up all my Templar and Teutonic bodies 😦

Loose bits include: 12 helmets from Teutonic/Mounted Sergeants, 12 helmets from Foot Sergeants, 22 mailed right arms with hand weapons, 5 mailed lance arms, 8 mailed crossbow arms, 6 mailed right speararms (looks like 5-7 left arms), 14 mailed left arms to go with crossbows or spears (I’ll separate them as best as I can), 11 shields, some mailed left arms for shields, crossbow bolt quivers, ailettes (the tiniest pieces), a couple of sheathed swords, a banner, 3 horses heads, 6 cloaks cloaks. 

As you can see Nobby I can’t match your 24 Greeks with my 12 foot bodies, 2 horses, and 2 riders. I could throw in some Medieval Perry Miniatures figures (footmen or maybe even a rider or two) in case you want to check out the 15th century or if you want to use them for kitbashing. 

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Fireforge Games has posted a new album on their Facebook page which includes painted examples of their first box of dismounted foot sergeants. I really like how they are equipped and their dynamic style, but a first impression is that they are a bit more chunky than I prefer. But I’ll look at them some more and we’ll see what I think in the end.

The pictures are off course copyright Fireforge Games but I’m sure they don’t mind that they are spread around the interwebs.

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As anyone that has read more than a couple of posts here knows I prefer to share quick and dirty pictures rather than no pictures at all. The main reason is that its so much simpler to just take pictures with my phone and upload via the WordPress app. My other cameras are just not great enough to motivate the extra effort.

But now I have new camera equipment that might actually motivate me to take some decent pictures in the future! I bought a used Canon 500d, together with three lences, to cover all my present camera needs. I will probably continue with mobile uploads but now and then I will go the extra mile and take some decent photos.

My vacation is drawing to an end so soon I’ll be back to my evenings of kit-bashing.

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This is discussed on TMP and I joined the discussion. Might interest some of my readers: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=254651

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Here are the fellows that Llama painted for me. Unlike the psiloi in the post below I wanted to give the bases a more greyish colour to better fit with the terrain these will be used with (i.e. urban environments, rock and green grass). And to give more of a contrast against the brown on the rim of the bases. Not sure if it was the right decision. I’ve got to think it over a bit. Perhaps I should just add more grass so that the bases look more green than grey. Any reader that can advice me here?

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Homemade burger (only seasoned with black pepper and salt) covered with cheddar cheese, ketchup, bacon, fried onion, raw onion, lettuce, and the so called American dressing. One of the best burgers I’ve had in a while. The best was the one I had immediately after this. Pretty much the same but with barbeque spice on the burger as well.

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