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PM Baron Clenawly
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Baron Clenawly
23rd Jan 2016 12:17:20

Hello Brad,

No You tube broadcasts about Polemos that I am aware of. However if you look up 'Meeples and Miniatures' then they do both written and podcast reviews on some of the Polemos titles.

Hope it helps.

 


PM Bradley
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Bradley
23rd Jan 2016 03:04:03

Thank you Baron

I will go have a look.  

 

Brad


PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
23rd Jan 2016 09:02:36

Here are a few reviews and things:

Polemos SPQR: https://meeples.wordpress.com/reviews/rules-reviews/ancients/polemos-s-p-q-r/ and http://wargaming4grownups.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/polemos-spqr-again.html and http://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/polemos-spqr-review.html

Polemos Napoleonics: http://avonnapoleonicfellowship.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/rules-review-general-de-division.html and http://knightrecoil.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/general-de-division-quick-review.html and http://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/polemos-napoleonics-review.html and http://ec.libsyn.com/p/5/a/6/5a6429b3f2e6ab9e/meeplesandminiatures_ep31.mp3?d13a76d516d9dec20c3d276ce028ed5089ab1ce3dae902ea1d06cd8432d9c05ad991&c_id=2060199

Polemos ACW: http://philbancients.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/acw-rules-1-polemos-gets-thumbs-down.html

Polemos GNW: http://ooh-shiny-complex.blogspot.co.uk/2009/01/polemos-great-northern-war-review.html

Polemos ECW: http://timstanks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/6mm-ecw-polemos.html

And I have lots of battle reports for Polemos, particularly the Napoleonics, on my blog: http://hereticalgaming.blogspot.co.uk/

I hope some of that helps

John

 

 


PM Bradley
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Bradley
24th Jan 2016 01:41:26

Very nice blog!  You guys in the UK must all have been given classes on web design as they are all outstanding !  I am still as yet awaiting my delivery.  It has been about 2 weeks but I ordered right after the holiday and its not like I live in France.  I live across the Atlantic in fly over country where we all have shotguns and listen to country music :)

I cannot wait to paint them.  I have seen a few youtube videos, saw a bunch of things online by people who hate, love and are indifferent to painting 6mm.  The thing is the people that dislike it I think are more of the ones who paint larger figures in a more artistic way.  The people that like to paint them like the overall effect and arent concerned with each button, ranks on collars etc.  I fall into the second category only because I am not skilled enough to be ever satisfied with my work in the first category.  I am jealous of great painters and enjoy the look of a beautiful painstakingly painted figure.  I know my limitations so usually paint in a production line technique with few colors.  I can see the union guys getting 5 or 7 at most.  I have no trouble finding the patience to paint up 96 figs at a go.  When I paint a 28mm figure it takes me weeks and I end up hating the job ive done and not painting for weeks after...

 

Brad


PM Whirlwind
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Whirlwind
24th Jan 2016 08:18:11

Thanks very much, most kind.

With regard to painting 6mm, there are lots of different ways of doing it.  The guides on the website are pretty good, as is the technique of Doctor Mike (basically to use a basecoat of the predominant colour with a black wash with a sepia wash at the end to pull it all together).

I can also recommend Steve Jones' blog and here and here.  He explains it really well and gets excellent results: the man paints tartan on his 6mm Highlanders...and you can see it! 

There was also a good article in Battlegames 23 by Bob Edmondson, with the focus on looking good in absolute minimum time - highly recommended.  Incidentally, the Simplicity in Practice rules in the same issue are really rather good too, and brilliant for playing small horse and musket games on a little board.

 

 


Email dourpuritan PM dourpuritan
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dourpuritan
24th Jan 2016 11:48:16

You are quite right. The objective with 6mm is the overall impression of a battle going on rather than 12 lads out on a pubcrawl. From wargamer distance (2 to 3 feet or more) the most important thing is the overall colour scheme of the uniform, not the number of pips on an officer's shoulder strap.


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