Saturday, 19 November 2016

Prussian Vignettes 1

Yesterday I completed two small Prussian command vignettes in my current mission of clearing the ever swollen leadpile.



For the first one I had this idea of a stoic officer seemingly calm walking across a war ravaged field. 
I don't usually have casualties on bases as I don't particularly like it on the wargames table but it seems to work and clears some more of the spares box!  The horse was originally belonging to one of my old Ayton Commanders; The Marquis of Cress who snapped on the way home* so has a little history to it.

I had to make my own quick miliput saddlecloth and doesn't look to bad.  I'm not overly pleased with the finished product, I think the base is possibly to big and could do with being more tight in its composition. I do like that the Dappled horse appears to be giving his fallen kin a sideways glance though.

*Much to the delight of everyone that witnessed his Generalship.




My second base is the newly Prussian coated Duc'du'Flappe from my Imaginations force that went to last Ayton.


He was literally just a change of coat colour and a rebase.  The little tree was made from wire, putty and horsehair.  It also has a history in what it represents...
At the last Ayton big game, this figure commanded a force that was trying to assault an enemy that had a few orange trees ahead of it.  It was about the worst wargaming performance ever and as cries of 'I only want an orange' was heard and the battle was coming to a close, The Duc annoyed with the days disastrous fortunes had rode up and ordered a battery of guns to petulantly fire at the oranges.
In true form of the day my opponent Paul saved every hit.



and of course... The oranges...





Monday, 17 October 2016

Prussian Artillery

After six weeks slogging through the Hussars, these guys took about 3 days of painting!
Technically they are only half finished.  Limbers can wait...
I love the sponger figure - he is so cute!







Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

F7 Frei-Infanterie von Wunsch

Finally finished this repaint.

They didn't carry flags but that's just outrageous for a big fat juicy figure battalion to march about your table cloth without one.  Also the waist belts should be white but I had painted 18 of them and attached them to there bases before I realised.  Its so very, very sad.*

I really like the Foundry character packs - such as the cheeky drinking chap and the pointy bloke to just break things up slightly.  The standard was converted using a double figure character that's half cuddling his mate.  I removed one of there muskets and did some fancy choppy, choppy action.**






* Don't tell me mam.
**  New Stanley Knife.  B&Q Quality init.


Sunday, 31 July 2016

1/23 Bandemer Grenadiers

Small Combined Grenadier Battalion completed.
The Von Focade side will need to be added.

May add a command stand in future (without flags as I am semi historical...*)
These were originally part of an imaginations army I painted in April for an Ayton big game and Ive just repainted them.
In that battle they were charged in the rear and fled without causing a single casualty.
I'm sure they will do better in the next game as sturdy Prussians...



 

Figures - Wargames Foundry
Colours - Vallejo Imperial Blue, Blood Red, Cavalry Brown, Gunmetal, Brass, 
Dead White, Ghost Grey, Stone Grey, Dwarf Skin, Umber and Black Washes 
Bases - 45 x 40

* A lot of people have referred to me as a bit of a semi.

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Another blog.  Another blog posting pictures of Historical miniatures and wargames.  This will be accompanied by frequent tangents, the odd pause whilst life, work and video gaming roll by and definitely a seemingly endless mass of puerile comments, puns and idling.

Battle reports will catalogue both my tactical idiocy and terrible, terrible, terrible luck with dice. These battles will contain ubiquitous terrain and scenarios but will be broken up by bright colours and jokes about cress.  The blog will also annually record a massed gathering of reprobates in the north Yorkshire area.  Sorry in advance for them...

Current project is 28mm SYW...
But obviously in wargamer slang that means (And 28mm Chain of Command WW2, ACW, Lion Rampant and 1/1200 Naval...)

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