6mm Greek Hoplites - figures & decals from Baccus I've painted my first unit of 6mm Greek Hoplites for use with Rally Round the King. This unit represents part of the Athenian force at the battle of Mantinea. The figures and the shield decals are all from Baccus Miniatures. For this game, I'm going to… Continue reading Tiny Democrats
RRtK for Thucydides, Part 6 It has been a while since I've posted anything. A couple of months ago, the Floozy injured herself. Thinking she could work her way through it, the Floozy tried to ignore the pain until it consumed her ability to function. My family doctor can only say that there is "severe… Continue reading 1,000 Argives, Spartan Cavalry, and the Oracle
Project Progress The last few weeks have seen some progress on the project. I painted and rebased archers, javelin men, and two units of hoplites. I assembled 32 Victrix Spartans that are now in the painting queue. I've also started tweaking the rules to see what can be done to add some flavor to Rally Round the… Continue reading RRtK for Thucydides, Part 5
SLINGERS I've finished the slingers for this project. The metal figures are from Black Tree Designs and the plastic figures are from Victrix. When looking at figures for this period, you discover that not all manufacturers make slingers. I think there are two reasons for this, one may be historical and the other driven by… Continue reading RRtK for Thucydides, Part 4
Basing and/or Rebasing Before moving deeper into troop types and how to represent them on the table top, I thought I'd take a quick break and show the process I use to base figures and also how I rebase them. Sometimes, rebasing can't be avoided and sometimes new basing materials come along that inspire a… Continue reading RRtK for Thucydides, Part 3
"They stood where they stood by the right of the sword." - Thucydides, 4.98 How to Translate a Battle to the Table Now, we come to the math part. How do you squeeze a battle involving around 25,000 individuals onto a table? How do you know what kind of troops were involved? How were they… Continue reading RRtK for Thucydides, Part 2
"The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage." - Thucydides, 2.43 Rally Round the King from Two Hour Wargames is one of my most favorite games. In my opinion, it is the best game for mass fantasy battles. The magic system does not overpower the game. Powerful elite units and heroes can… Continue reading Rally Round the King for Thucydides
"Thigh shower" (phianomerides) was an insult. Well, it was supposed to be an insult. It was used in classical Greece to denote a woman of "loose morals." Showing more leg than the feet was considered scandalous. The insult was often hurled at Spartan women, and this is where the insult fell flat. The clothing worn… Continue reading Thigh Shower!