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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Wild Geese.

 I think its fair to say that I have a soft spot for the exiled 'Wild Geese' who fought for the French after the overthrow of James the Second. Couple that with me attending and hopefully participating at Partizan in 2015 I have felt the need to paint up the said Wild Geese.
 This is the regiment Dillon part of the brigade. I am now painting my way through the Clare regiment, and judging from how things are going I wouldnt be surprised if I didnt do another of the regiments. It actually reads like I have no choice, which just shows you how strange wargamers can be.
 The figures are from the wonderful Crann Tara range by Graham Cummings who commissioned this figure for his Jacobite Wars. I can honestly say this was one of the nicest figures that I have painted, a real joy actually.
 Preparing for a public display has always given be encouragement to paint, and when Graham came up with the idea of Partizan, it gave me a right kick up the bum. So needing [not really] more French I thought why not do some Irish. Of course there would then be a need for Fitzjames Horse to go with the Wild Geese. It looks like its redcoats for the next couple of months.




21 comments:

  1. They are absolutely gorgeous!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thats very kind Stokes, I now have to decide whether to varnish them or leave them as they are, a la John Ray.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  2. Robbie,
    What a first class job you have done, get these on the Forum and thanks for the comments.
    Fitzjames' horse will be in the next set of sculpts :)

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    1. Graham, I have tried twice now, and for some reason they wont download. Has John paid his bills?
      I had a feeling you were going to say that about Fitzjames horse by the way.
      Thanks Robbie, and great figures.

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  3. Oh wow! These are beautiful sir!

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    1. Thanks very much Michael, they were a delight to paint honest.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  4. Very nice indeed sir. A fitting unit for the game.

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    1. Good to hear from you Paul, the way its going I will have more red coats in the French army than the Hanoverian one.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  5. Like you I have a soft spot for the Wild Geese as well.. your figures are leagues better though!! Lovely job...

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    1. Afternoon Steve,
      Its not a competition,and I bet I would enjoy moving your figures around just as much as I enjoy pushing mine around.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  6. They are fabulous Robbie. You have done a superb job on these lovely figures. I must get my finger out and paint mine!! :)
    Dave

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    1. Thanks Dave,
      Now if you would like to offer to paint up a unit for me at a discount price.
      Robbie.

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    1. The flags are GMB, with a slight bit of over paint on them.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  8. Cheers Robbie. I'll get on to Mr B. and choose some flags! ;)
    Dave

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  9. Brilliant work. That's a lovely unit that will be a pleasure to see at Partizan!

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  10. I can only echo everyone else - great looking figures!!

    Jim

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    1. Thanks Jim,
      I have now gone an ordered another battalion to paint.
      Robbie.

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  11. Hi, this is a message for Robbie Rodiss - sorry to post here on this unrelated thread Robbie, but I could find no other reliable way to reach you! I did also post this message on my own blog, in reply to a comment that you left there, but I wasn't sure you see that! Here's the message:

    Hey Robbie, it occurs to me that I'd really like, in addition to reading your interview with him for MW, naturally, to talk to Charles Wesencraft about Battleground myself (and poss other things too), to further augment my researches on my blog. Would you mind forwarding a message to him from me? Just saying what I'm saying here - or I can write directly to him, if you give me his email - i.e. saying that I'd like to chat with/interview him? Regards, Seb

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    1. Seb,
      Ive posted my rely on your blog.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  12. Very nice indeed and more Galant foes for my Prussians, who are nowhere near as gorgeously painted as this unit.

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My 6mm Napoleonic set up.

My 6mm Napoleonic set up.
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