Monday, 26 October 2020
I like the mix of colours with this unit, the red-pink turban I think works really well, its a little more subdued than some of the other units I have done, but still nice and bright.
Monday, 19 October 2020
I am really enjoying painting these figures for the 1745 rising, some wonderful sculpts and fun to paint too.
A nice mix with the regulars for both sides, the simple paints of the lowlanders and the challenge of the tartan for the highlanders.
Wiht this next lot I have a decent mix of all of these although no recoats on foot this time. I did manage to finish my first group of Dragoons however.
These five added to the other four of Cobhams give me a group of 8 with leader. Pretty happy with them to be honest.
So there you go, plenty of progress, hope to have more Royal Ecossais and Highlanders for you soon. I also want to have aproper look at how I am going to base these guys very soon.
See you soon, stay safe.
Thursday, 15 October 2020
Back from the basing department a bunch more stuff for the Sikh Wars. Again a mix of Mobile phone pictures and tablet.
Firstly three Zamburek Camel guns mainly with Afghan crews to represent Muslim hill tribes.
I am still experimenting with cameras so here are a bunch more pictures using the mobile phone, much better colour and clarity.
Monday, 12 October 2020
Over the last couple of weeks I have made some decent progress with my 1745 project, I thought I might share some images with you and also my thoughts on what it might actually look like.
The project itself is aimed at Sharp Practice, gaming company level actions for the most part. I want a good mix of troop types but only really those that would likely have seen extensive action.
Extending out a bit chum Chris has decided to throw in his lot and pick up some figures (mainly I suspect because I didn't want to do the Irish and Chris felt this a must) this will add great variety to our larger games. He picked up a bunch of second hand Front Rank figures which I think will compliment well the Flags of War I mainly have as both are nice chunky characterful figures.
For the Government side I plan either 3 or 5 groups of 8 British regulars, these will be based on Barrels regiment, 2 groups of 8 Dragoons mounted and dismounted based on Cobham's. A few Loyalist volunteers as the Glasgow Regiment and some Loyalist Highland Militia to round it off. This gives me enough for a reasonable sized action and figures for a number of different scenarios. I may add some Government Highlanders but fancy these as skirmishers really.
For the Jacobite's 3 groups of 8 Royal Ecossais, 1 group of 8 Baggot's Hussars and lots of wild Highlanders supported by 2 or 3 groups of lowlanders.
I have no plans for artillery at this stage.
These particular pictures were taken with the Hudson and Allan Inn as the background, always a good place to start with soldiers of any nation I find.
The first figures to share with you are the first 4 of Cobham's Dragoons, I had a hard time with the saddle cloths as they should have black piping through the middle of the white border, I tried a number of times but it looked awful so I decided to get rid, I much prefer this look to be honest, hope it doesn't offend anyone's historical accuracy sensibilities. Like most of the figures I am painting these are the excellent Flags of War, my only criticism of these, and its a small one, is the lack of a third horse option in the pack of three. Not a big deal but I am a wargaming snob about these things.