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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Its My Birthday!

Its been a while since I have posted, that is mainly down to a number of factors, namely, work, work and grandchildren. Anyway today is my birthday, and when one gets to my age, you tend not to make a big fuss about it. So I thought it was a good time to put up another post, especially as I have finished another couple of units for my imaginary SYW contingent.


 Firstly I managed to obtain at a good price a couple of unpainted units of Holgar Ericson cavalry. Now I know a lot of older wargamers wax lyrical about the anatomy of the horses in this range, and I must admit that some of the horses are very good, especially when you think they have got to have been originally created in the early 1970's if not earlier, but others are a little bit crap to be frank. Anyway I painted them, and I do like them for what they are. This unit is painted in the colours of the Duchess, ie I had some spare Goblin green kicking about.
 The next unit is from a second hand batch that I have re painted in the main.  Without sounding too big headed I think they came out pretty good, and certainly look the part.


 A lot of wargamers seem to turn their noses up at Hinchliffe, but their SYW range was a really good one, even though Peter Gilder omitted to cast a musketeer in a march attack pose. Any SYW experts amongst the readership, will notice the Brunswick flag, well it was too nice not to use on this unit.
 I went for a more brash style of highlighting, as I remember when I actually viewed some of the figures that Peter Gilder had painted, they looked brilliant from afar, but up close tended to look a little bit slap dash. I dont think I could ever replicate his great style, but it was certainly effective.
 These have the Ducal colour as their facing colour.
 Anyway, another year older, but certainly no way any wiser.
 I have been busy, so check out my sister blog, re more units that I have painted.





7 comments:

  1. Allow me to wish you a most felicitous and cheerful birthday, sir. And your new units look splendid . . . so now I want to see them on the table top.


    -- Jeff

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  2. Yes, Happy Birthday, and lovely units you've painted there. Hard to go wring with Holger Eriksson and Hinchliffe figures.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  3. What still having birthdays at your age- did you alert the fire service!!

    As for HE- never really liked 'em despite some nice horses- I had a few infantry and they are just crude- melted 'em down-. I've always had a soft spot for Hincliffe though....

    Happy Birthday...Robbie.

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  4. Happy birthday, youngtser! :)
    Good-looking troops indeed; btw, what is the name of the Duchy - or is it Keinnamen 'The Duchy With No Name'?
    Does purple as the Ducal colour betray some imperial ambitions?

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  5. Nice units; Happy Birthday

    -- Allan

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  6. Very nice looking troops...and happy birthday!
    Phil.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
Austria 1809.

Austrian Hussars

Austrian Hussars
Hinchliffe figures

Austrian Grenzer

Austrian Grenzer
Austrian Grenzer

Smoggycon 2013

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Smoogycon 2009

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