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Selling / Re: 28mm early Italians / Romans
« Last post by Martin Smith on July 28, 2021, 08:43:25 PM »
Martin, if the Velites are still for sale I am interested. DM me and I will send you a cheque.

DM coming, Tim
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Selling / Re: 28mm early Italians / Romans
« Last post by Tim on July 28, 2021, 08:24:05 PM »
Martin, if the Velites are still for sale I am interested. DM me and I will send you a cheque.
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Weapons and Tactics / Re: Nara Japanese armour
« Last post by Swampster on July 28, 2021, 07:41:00 PM »
Did you see the programme a few years back - Horizon perhaps - which looked at this? It compared how Western Europeans and Namibians (San, iirc) distinguished colours in different ways. The Homer example was covered as well iirc.

I haven't seen that - is that the same as the Helen Czerski presented series? I meant to watch that, but life.

If colour perceptions were different in the past it affects all sorts of things, like blue helmets on the Alexander Sarcophagus, or whatever 'phoinix' was.

And then there's The Dress. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dress
Seems to have been Horizon in the 2011-12 season "Do you see what I see?" with Jules Davidoff. Someone has put online a couple of emails explaining that the 'experiement' they showed was a dramatisation of an earlier experiment. The actual one showed that different cultures took longer to pick out an 'oddball' colour - the Himba were better at distinguishing between different greens but slower at distinguishing between certain blues and greens.

This https://gondwana-collection.com/blog/how-do-namibian-himbas-see-colour shows pretty much what was on the Horizon programme but I'm not sure whether this is a decent representation of the actual experiment or only the dramatized version.
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Selling / Re: Yadin - Biblical Warfare
« Last post by DougM on July 28, 2021, 05:29:58 PM »
And anyone on here with an interest in biblical period warfare should jump on this.
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Army Research / Re: African Vandal charge of the Kn's
« Last post by ancientone on July 28, 2021, 05:14:30 PM »
On going through  my DBA 3 army came across II/84 African Vandal and the possible army of Knights ,purchased from Essex the same and found a good assortment of figures some a bit Norman'ist,but still good. Has always some research is needed first port of call the WRG Armies & Enemies and 117 in  Imperial Rome book not alot here with Gothic / Vandal Heavy Cavalryman which alot of Essex figures are based on .I have just purchased but not yet read my SOA booklet " The Goths" and so 2 colour plates give some Gothic background, and great to have sections on Dress & appearance Tunic,Trousers,Cloak,accessories etc. So started painting with the Goths/Vandals going into African I have given some sheilds animal faces from my VVV transfers,not sure of colours for sheilds but looking at SOA Goths seem muted ,cloaks blue checked and beige  maybe,horse colours chestnut ,Dun, Roan,some ink washed with intense chestnut gives a good look more to follow
its a nice army...
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Fog in the opening stages of the Crimeisos, though all it did was mask the Carthaginian approach march.
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Weapons and Tactics / Re: Nara Japanese armour
« Last post by RichT on July 28, 2021, 04:19:40 PM »
Did you see the programme a few years back - Horizon perhaps - which looked at this? It compared how Western Europeans and Namibians (San, iirc) distinguished colours in different ways. The Homer example was covered as well iirc.

I haven't seen that - is that the same as the Helen Czerski presented series? I meant to watch that, but life.

If colour perceptions were different in the past it affects all sorts of things, like blue helmets on the Alexander Sarcophagus, or whatever 'phoinix' was.

And then there's The Dress. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_dress
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Lake Trasimene (if it wasn't invented as an excuse). Deviation probably not an issue though, as the Romans seem to be following the lake.
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Selling / 15mm Assyrians, by Chariot Miniatures….1/2 price.+ FALCON FIGS.
« Last post by Martin Smith on July 28, 2021, 02:04:10 PM »
Have these 15mm Chariot Miniatures on offer -

1 x ASS 1 …..heavy 4 horse chariot
1 x ASS 2 ….heavy 4 horse chariot
1 x EAS 5 …..light chariot, 2 horse
1 x EAS6 ……light chariot, 2 horse

2 x ASS4 …….cavalry packs

2 x ASS8 ……..infantry Packs
4 x ASS11 ……Infantry packs
5 x ASS12 …..infantry packs
2 x ASS13 ……archer packs
4 x ASS16 …..infantry packs
1 x ASS 17 ….archer pack

1/2 price at £2 per pack (24 packs , would do £45 for the whole batch)

Also a rare FALCON FIGURES Assyrian infantry pack, BBA221, with 25 spearmen + shields and 25 archers…..£10

Selling for a retiring wargamer.

UK postage, £2.95.
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Selling / Yadin - Biblical Warfare
« Last post by vexillia on July 28, 2021, 02:01:06 PM »
Anyone here interested in buying my hardback copy?  Offers over £30.00 before postage by PM please.  BTW it's a beast (over 2 kg unpacked) so postage will not be the usual £3.20.

Happy to answer questions here and post photos.
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