Thursday, 10 December 2015

Ravenna Project Announced

Clue I: You chaps got me- yes it's going to be Ravenna :>)

I've just put in two rather large orders to Foundry and The Assault Group in order to begin the process of collecting the mini's for the game. I've still got a many more to collect as I'm thinking of doubling the sizes of the units but that's something that I'm deliberating on at present as I don't want the table top to be utterly cluttered with miniatures but on the other hand I do want the game to be striking. Lots of planning to be done.

I will be posting up some units almost immediately but I do have the painting work for the Hastings demo to consider as well and that will take me up to Salute 2016 so the work won't begin in earnest until after that date. In the meantime as I say, there will be the odd unit appearing and maybe some conversions; very much inspired by the brilliant work of Stuart on his amazing Army Royal Blog.

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Bye for now.

29 comments:

  1. Battle of Ravenna ;-) Are you going for the former Pro Gloria / now Warlord Landsknechts?

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    1. Ah, I can see my clue was too easy! LOL :>)

      Darrell.

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  2. I should know this, i stumbled on that exact print in a google search this week.
    I am looking toward to see what rolls our.
    Cheers, PD

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    1. Well worth looking up- and researching. Fascinating battle.

      Darrell.

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  3. If it's what I think it is, any idea when the Warlord Games plastic landsknechts are due out?

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    1. Yes, as well as a lot of Foundry and The Assault Group stuff.

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    2. Oh sorry, no I haven't got a date for the plastic Landsknechts but Warlord seem to be knees deep in The Gates of Antarus so I expect that the release might be a while as of yet.

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  4. Excellent - I shan't spoil the surprise by using any words starting with 'R' but I think I'll hold off painting by next couple of units of Gendarmes until I see what yours look like.

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    1. Got it. I've got a Hastings demo for Salute to finish first before I can really pile into it so I'd start painting as of now if I were you! :>)

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  5. Morning Darrell,
    Welcome to my world. This period will take over your wargaming life.

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    1. LOL I know Robbie! Very addictive stuff!! I've just ordered quite a lot of stuff and I don't think I've ever been as excited as I am now about receiving a couple of very large parcels!

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  6. Do you know this book?
    http://www.longo-editore.it/scheda_libro.php?id=1376
    It's in Italian but it contains excellent OOBs. If you are interested in it, I could send to you some extracts...

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    1. Luca,

      No I don't know the book but I will gladly take you up on the offer of receiving extracts especially for the OOB's.

      It's very kind of you to offer! :>)

      My e-mail is:

      darrell.hindley@googlemail.com

      Thanks :>)

      Darrell.

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  7. Darrell, I am really looking forward to seeing how you represent the forces for this battle - the Papal Troops, Landsknechts, French and Spanish - there is loads to cover!

    Do you intend to model the Spanish organ gun/warcart kind of things they deployed?

    Cheers
    Oli

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    1. Hi Oli,

      I'm lucky enough to be friends with Conrad Cairns (author of the Carlist War book for the Perry's), a fellow club member, who has already helped me a great deal with the heraldry already. He can read many languages so he will without doubt be invaluable in helping me work out how to model Pedro Navarro's warcarts among many other things.

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  8. Good luck Darrell, I warn you though, the Italian wars are most addictive! Looking forward to your efforts

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    1. Tell me about it Stuart! I've spent well over £300 in the short span of a few days!

      i'm going to be giving some conversions a try and will be following your Step-by-Step very closely (probably with praying hands!).

      It should be a really exciting project, though the Hastings demo has to come first but there's nothing to stop me doing the odd mini for Ravenna in the meantime. In fact, it might be the perfect time to start the conversion work(?).

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    2. Yep get the GS production line going as they take time. This will also give you a good run up to get acquainted with it and learn some tricks

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    3. Yeah, I think you're right.

      a bit of 1 hour a day discipline is certainly going to be a necessity.

      Your blog will serve me well as inspiration Stuart :>)

      Darrell.

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    4. Hi Darrell, can I give a hand with the heraldry/flags etc?

      cheers Pete

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    5. That would be fantastic Pete!

      I'll get in touch via e-mail mate.

      Darrell.

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  9. Hi Darrell, if I can I'd like to get involved with the flags/heraldry etc.

    cheers Pete

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    1. Yes please! :>)

      That would be fantastic Pete!

      I'll get in touch via e-mail mate.

      Darrell.

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    2. good one, I'll start by finishing off the flag for Gaston de Foix,

      cheers Pete

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    3. [Tries but fails to contain excitement!!]

      Yay!!!! Please do!!! :>)

      Darrell.

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  10. Sooner or later the French-Italian Wars will get everybody! Rumor has it even Angus is contemplating an army.
    Michael

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    1. It will. It has got me!

      I think that Angus was considering it a few years ago when I was still at SESWC but nothing came of it.

      It's got something for everyone :>)

      Darrell.

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    2. I'll send them to you as soon as I can. They are in Italian but I hope you can read it. Anyway, if youl'll be in trouble I can try to translate it for you.

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    3. Thanks again Luca- any information would be wonderful.

      Darrell.

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