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Thanks - I will do!  :)
Hey there. I think i have them all. And maybe it's time to let some go. Drop me a mail at marell_le_fou at yahoo dot fr.
I’m looking for these limited release Eldar tanks / flyers.
Especially the Cobra.
If you have any and would like to negotiate a good deal / trade, let me know!

Trades & Services / Re: [SALE] Epic Armageddon : Imperial Guard
« Last post by ZeCid on Yesterday at 09:45:57 AM »
If somebody would buy it without the 4 titans, it lower the price to 450 euros (as i imagine some people want to play now with the new Titanicus Titans)
Other Games / Heirs to Empire: First War of the Diadochi- Eumenes vs. Craterus
« Last post by Easy e on Yesterday at 12:39:53 AM »

Craterus vs. Eumenes of Cardia
Here is another Heirs to Empire battle report featuring the armies of Eumenes of Cardia vs. his rival Successor’s in Anatolia.  These battles took place early in the Diadochi wars between Alexander’s successors, and helped shape the political map of the wars to come.  As such, the armies were probably similar to those that Alexander himself used in his great campaigns.

After Neoptolemus’ defeat by Eumenes, he fled and joined up with Craterus.  Craterus was crossing the Dardennelles from Greece to pressure Eumenes and force the Pro-Perdiccan loyalists out of Turkey.  Meanwhile, Perdiccas himself was assembling and leading an army to face off against Ptolemy in Egypt after Ptolemy stole the body of Alexander.

Most of what remained of Neoptolemus’army from his Satrapy in Armenia was easily absorbed into Eumenes’ army to absorb losses.  However, Craterus’ force had much greater numbers than Eumenes could muster.  In addition, the core Phalanx was made up of reliable Macedonians from Europe.

The two forces faced off.  The details of the battle have been lost to ages.  We only know the outcome.  In a daring attack, the outnumbered Eumenes managed to smash the larger army of Craterus.  Craterus himself was killed in the battle.  Neoptolemus was also killed in a duel between himself and Eumenes.  It is said that Eumenes and his cavalry unit squared off against Neoptolemus’ cavalry on purpose to face the treacherous enemy general personally.

The Forces:
The forces are pulled from the sample armies in the rules.  They are both 54 points.

Craterus’ Army
2 Bronze Shields- 1 Led by Craterus
2 Irregular Peltasts
1 Thureophoroi

Right Wing
Asphract Cavalry- Neoptolemus
Asphract Cavalry (Javelin)

Left Wing
Archers- General

Eumenes of Cardia
Silver Shields- General
Bronze Shields
2 Thureophoroi

Right Wing
Epilektoi Cavalry

Left Wing
Companion Cavalry- Eumenes

During this battle, it is probable that the Silver Shields were probably deployed with Perdiccas for the Egyptian campaign, and not with Eumenes of Cardia.  However, for simplicity and uniformity of the campaign I am going to keep them with Eumenes.

In addition, it is likely that Thureophoroi were not a distinct and established part of the army.  Such troops played a role of that of the Hypaspists in Alexander’s army.  Since the main difference between these troop types is the Hoplon versus an oval shield they are interchangeable this early in the Diadochi period.   

It is unclear how this battle actually took place.  Some scholars believe it must have occurred during a river crossing or similar situation for the victory to have occurred as described in the sources.  It is unclear as the sources that remain spend little time on the actual battle, only the aftermath.  To that end, we rolled a random scenario and came up with Raze and Loot.

In this scenario there are 5 markers placed on the board to represent valuable items such as wells, supplies, sacred sites, etc.  The Defender tries to protect them while the attacker tries to destroy them by attacking them in melee.  Craterus was determined to be the defender.

To match the situation, we changed he deployment a bit.  We made sure that Craterus and his army was by the river, to help match the potential historical match-up.  Also, this scenario allows Craterus to deploy a bit seperated based on the location of the objective counters.  This also probably helps match the situation Eumenes and Craterus faced.

The objectives were watering holes spread across the desert, and the river crossing Craterus and his army used.  Eumenes’s deployment was pretty standard.  He was on the right flank with his Companions.   The center was his phalanx flanked by Thureophoroi on each side.  The Epilektoi were on the left.  Nothing fancy and fairly compact and in a straight line.

The Left wing (of Archers and Skirmishers) deployed forward to protect the watering hole, but also potentially harass the main advance of Eumenes army.  The Center was deployed just past the river ford in an arrowhead formation.  The right flank was the Asphract cavalry units and they deployed out near another watering hole.

You can see the results of this historical match-up at my blog if you are so inclined.....
Modeling & painting / Re: [WM][FW] Orc Village
« Last post by marell le fou on August 15, 2018, 10:07:30 PM »
Thanks ! I'm the sort of guy who give importance to details ;)

Here is the following.

Work on the a vertical house.

Fixing the shaman hutt.

The most complicated thing was to put it vertical and to cancel the round shape of the green stuff on the bottom of each pilar.

Painting the workshop catapult...

Addition of a flat roof for the house.

Minor painting details on the workshop roof.

And... The spark of life with flocage and vegetation :)

Addition of the small bridge of rope from first floor to the windmill.

It will look like that when the windmill will have its blade.

And vegetation.

Modeling & painting / Re: [WM][FW] Orc Village
« Last post by schwager on August 15, 2018, 07:30:07 AM »
This is so incredibly awesome!  :D
Love your work. All the detail is just amazing.
Events / UK Warmaster Tournies 2019
« Last post by Janners on August 14, 2018, 09:45:55 PM »
Repeated on WM FB site

Brethren - I thought it might be useful to advertise next year’s  UK events.

January - Colchester Bunker  OR February -Guildford Bonescon

March/April - Saffron Walden - doubles/team

May - GT London

June - North of the Wall - Stirling

November - Saffron Walden Tri Wiz

What we have is a healthy first half and a sparse second half of the year. Now I do have the offer of Fantasticon in Hull in September if we wanted it. But ultimately does anyone else want to run a tourney? The calendar is very South East centric!

Events / Re: Warmaster Tournament at Fall In! - Nov. 9
« Last post by Dave on August 14, 2018, 05:24:12 PM »
The 9th. Friday. Epic is Saturday.
Events / Re: Warmaster Tournament at Fall In! - Nov. 9
« Last post by cjbennett22 on August 14, 2018, 04:29:34 PM »
which day are you planning for Dave?
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