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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas is Over.

 Well Christmas is over for another year, and I now await the arrival of my grand children. I hope everyone had a good Christmas I did, without really doing much.
 Naturally I have been unable to sneak up to my painting desk with family staying for a few days, but I was able to complete the basing of these fine chaps, The Cuirassiers du Roi.
 This unit had been in the possession of Charles Stuart Grant and painted by the great Phil Olley. I had to touch up a couple of things to make them compatible with the rest of my French army and naturally re base them. I also had to replace the flags, but nothing too drastic. So the SYW armies move on in inexorably, especially the French.  
 I must admit I am looking forward to the new wargaming season in 2015 and cant wait for the first shows of the year.Santa was very kind to me again this year, with another unit of Black hussar French, the two latest wargames annuals and David Wilson's splendid book on the French army of the WSS.
 I also took delivery of a commissioned unit of the Lancers de Saxe, painted by Tony Runkee who has made a brilliant job of them, these are part based and I hope to sneak up to my room to crack on with them. So wargaming is still alive in this period of quietude.


10 comments:

  1. Beautiful figures!
    Your program for 2015 is very interesting and challenging.
    I wish you good work and good wargame.
    See you soon
    Simmy

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    1. Sorry for the delay in replying, thanks for that.

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  2. Merry Cristmas Robbie, nice job on the cavalry. Commissioning the painting of your figures eh? Very affluent.
    Looking forward to catching up

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    1. Dont get excited, I have had to sign a contract with the Devil to fund a small contingent.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  3. Beautiful cavalry Robbie. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Michael,
      They are a very nice unit.
      Thanks Robbie.

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  4. Very nice Figures Robbie all the best from the Lads at Westerhope Wargames.

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    1. Look forward to your next wargames show outing.

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  5. Davids book is the WAS of course - Saw it in the manuscript state and evn have a couple of the plates as e- pics .
    David of course was- and still is the sculptor for JACDAW - now amongst the kangaroo amnd Kookaburras

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    1. Andy, I really am losing it, I actually meant the WAS.
      I had heard the author designed the Jackdaw range, he is very talented.
      Thanks Robbie.

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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

Smoggycon 2013
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Smoggycon 2012

Smoggycon 2012
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Smoogycon 2009

Smoogycon 2009
My French getting another beating