I received an email from Photobucket them claiming that my free account does not include 3rd Party hosting.
I would have been willing to pay something so I could keep posting pics here, but not the really steep fees they were requiring. And I so wanted to show off my new, Sassanid Lit General on an "Elevated Golden Throne". So, like Tony, I wondering what options I have. "Flickr", maybe?
I tried this method too and it is quicker than using Photobucket. It seems to work from the computer. I'll have to see if I can do it directly from my phone, which is my main method of uploading pictures.
While adding photos here as an attachment works, it seems the 1MB size-limit is really restrictive. I was trying to post a posed photo of my new Sassanid Litter General, but I can't crop it enough to meet that limit and still see it all. Darn.
Trying to get "goragrad's" suggestion to work with a random photo of my Seleucids...
Oh - now that's worked perhaps I should explain......
Seleucids from Chariot miniatures (now sold via Magister Militum) bought over 25 years ago and being resurrected now to play DBA 3.0. Most of the painting is 20 years old (hence some of the age yellowing on the phalangites shield designs) - except the cavalry on the left which I painted last month and sport brand new spears made from cut down Xyston pikes. I'll convert all my armies similarly in time. Sorry this army is not a full 12 units and doesn't come with a camp....this is on the "to do" list. I also need to rebase the elephants which are inexplicably on 40mm x 50mm bases. No idea why! This is just one of my armies - photos of other will follow.....
8 games of DBA 3.0 played over the weekend, variously using Greeks, Macedonians, Skythians, Indians and Seleucids. It was Me vs Harry, my 16 year old son and a complete newbie to the hobby:
Game 1: Athenians (Harry) vs Alexander (Me). 1 (Gen) vs 0 win for the Athenians. Humiliated by my son after charging Alexander into his Scythian LH only to get quick killed. Note to self: don't be stupid next time!
Game 2: Athenians (Harry) vs Alexander (Me). 4 vs 2 win for the Greeks. OK so the flank support rule makes Spear much tougher under DBA 3.0. Hence I was again humiliated by my son after charging my phalanx into a long line of Spear in GG. The Hypaspists died quickly as did the overlapped pike after a few pushbacks with the Cretan Archers and Agrianians both losing the Psloi exchanges. Sure Alexander won the cavalry clash but too late to affect the infantry battle. Note to self: Timing!
Game 3: Athenians (Harry) vs Alexander (Me). 3 (Gen) vs 2 win for Alexander. Pike fixed the spears and Companions and Thessalians won on the right flank. Classic! Thoughts: Hypaspists as 4Ax are rubbish!
Game 4: Alexander (Harry) vs Classical Indians (Me). 4 vs 0 win to the Indians. Sorry son but Long bows kill Knights - so don't charge them with Companions....also Elephants are really good at stomping things. Note to self: 3 elephants are hard to handle without decent PIP dice.
Game 5: Thessalians (Harry) vs Alexander (Me). 4 vs 1 win for the Greeks. Flank support makes spear very handy and double ranking the pikes means that you always get overlapped. Thoughts: Harry learning quickly all the lessons Alexander taught us about combined arms!
Game 6: Thessalians (Harry) vs Alexander (Me). 4 vs 2 win for the Greeks. Spear and Pike got into a shoving match which the pike were winning. However, the 4 Thessalian Cav outmatched Alexander's mounted troops and bad dice rolls saw Alexander's Hypaspists and Psloi fall. Thoughts: 6 games in and Harry is already well into DBA 3.0 and learning how to control games.
Game 7: Thessalians (Harry) vs Skythians (Me). 4 vs 3 win to Skythians. By now Harry was really enjoying playing with the Thessalians and getting rather good. So I had to restore some balance and decided to teach him a lesson about how difficult it is to pin down LH by playing with my favourite DBA 1.0 Skythian Army. Hoplites are really rubbish when they are tramping through BG and out of command radius trying to fix LH in combat when the real battle is being fought in the other corner of the battle field where a cloud of LH was falling on the flanks and rear of the Thessalian Cav. Poor PIP dice saw a number of LH flee off the table but that is the trade off when playing with LH heavy armies. Thoughts: LH not quite as dominant as they were in DBA 1.0. Also don't split your Cav when it is only LH that benefit from 20BW Command Radius. Doh!
Game 8: Thessalians (Harry) vs Alexander (Me). 4 vs 2 win to Alexander. Harry swapped out his 3 Cav for the 3 LH option in order to employ Skythian tactics. However, Alerxander's Prodromi LH was enough to hold the while the Pike, Cav and Companions charged down a hill to best the spears although the Hypaspists lost to Psloi. Again Command Radius played a big part in disrupting the Hoplites lines and keeping it disrupted. I really don't like Hypaspists as 4 Ax. They are supposed to be the elite bridge between the Pike and the Cavalry but using them like this makes them a liability! Having written my thesis on Alexander's Army I reckon that they should be classed 4Sp/4Ax/3Ax/4Bd...possibly even 4Sp//4Ax//3Ax//4Bd. These were multi-purpose elite troops for God's sake not just "Theuropoi." [Rant over!]
So a really enjoyable series of games that seems to have got Harry hooked on the hobby - so much so that we have already ordered a Xyston Thessalian army for him to paint up. OK I had to be satisfied with a 4 all tie which was probably fair given my appalling dice rolling (excuses, excuses!) and schoolboy errors. DBA 3.0 definitely an improvement on how I remember DBA 1.0 but with most of the good features retained and equally as fun.