Sunday, 9 September 2018

An Update.

 Just a post before I take a short sabbatical to show that I am grinding my way through the units required for next years event in Glasgow. I have decided to paint up movement trays for the figures which should make things more manageable during what could be a confusing weekend. Having over 80 players is a tall order as wargamers remind me of herding cats especially when there will be so much eye candy on show at one time..
 These are a mixture of Perry, Victrix and Warlord miniatures. The Perry and Warlord seem to mix okay whereas Victrix are slightly bigger but the company do provide some interesting alternative figures..

 One of the organisers pointed out that they were short? of a number of Imperial Garde artillery pieces.Now I have a soft spot for the Garde artillery and jumped at the chance to buy and paint up a couple of batteries. This is the first piece completed. The figures are Warlord and were very nice to paint. Great figures.


 Stu from Colonel Bill's and I go back a long way. We were aspiring detectives together. When he retired he amazingly started a very successful business,me I am opted to drift in a sea of ennui.
  I tapped him for sponsorship for the Waterloo game and as ever Stu thought a big breasted viviandre was appropriate. She was a lovely figure and seems to be anatomically correct, although I was unable to paint 'sponsored by Colonel Bill' on the back of her jacket. She will be part of a small diorama I am painting for the weekend next year.
 Finally I thought I should show that I haven't forgotten my aim this year, which is to paint up two ECW armies using the lovely Hinchliffe ranges. Basically a self indulgent reason to wallow in nostalgia.These chaps are Rupert's Foot regiment using a buff experiment suggested by John, as usual he was right.
 So there you have it for a short while. I will be unavailable for a couple of weeks and hope to be able to regale followers with the stories of my adventures.


22 comments:

  1. And what would any Napoleonic wargame be with such a specimen as your vivandiere?

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Absolutely on the money Stokes, I was looking through my storage draws last night and seem to have painted up scores of women from many eras? Maybe I should buy some Amazons?

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  2. "Without" that should read in my previous comment. Blast!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Dont worry Stokes, it comes to us all. I have lost many a sock in similar circumstances.

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  3. Tremendous Robbie. I do like the movement trays and a great idea for the rugby scrum at the Game. The ECW units are f*****g awesome. Enjoy your trip.

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    1. Thanks Colin, Im afraid Im going for the 'bright' idea re the ECW. There will be no accurate uniforms just Hollywood and hopefully lots of it.

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    2. Hollywood ECW sounds great. Not Bollywood though please. The thought of massed guarishly coloured pike blocks dancing in unison has put me off my breakfast!

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  4. All good, but I really like those the IG artillery pieces. I have the plastic Victrix artillery pack somewhere in the painting queue.

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    1. Norm these are metal and are from their 'offer,' which consists of two 12 pdrs. The second crew are laying the piece and are really well animated.

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  5. Great work on all of those figures, Robbie. I like the animated poses of the Warlord Guard Artillery - may get a set. BTW, who makes that cool vivandiere? I've been looking for similarly "healthy" ladies for mini dioramas. Thanks! Dean

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    1. Dean, they are from Colonel Bill's. Stu had several different types made covering various historical scenarios. They are really well sculpted figures.

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    2. Ah, thank you so much, Robbie. I will have to check them out. I picked up some Black Hussar odds and sods figures to hopefully make some mini-vignettes. Kind regards, Dean

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    3. I also got some nice figures from Black Hussar, they are great scuplts.

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  6. Lovely looking artillery pieces, the infantry look splendid in their movement trays and I look forward to your diorama with the interesting young lady!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain,
      because Ive started putting mounted figures in the Garde units I need to find ways to replace the lost odd figure so I thought I should add a couple of bases to stand around the table on the weekend. Cant afford to not have my full quota of figures.

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  7. So many great figures. It will be pleasure to see some of them in Glasgow, next year.

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    1. It should be a great weekend, Im really looking forward to it now.

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  8. So many beautiful and colorful figures all around, love the vivandier...excellent!

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    1. Thanks Phil. Im back home now so hopefully when I get over my jet lag it will be a matter of some hardwork.

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  9. Robbie-as usual,a great job-can I have the address of the "buxom wench?"-How come you can travel to Glasgow,but we haven't seen you at Falkirk??
    johnc(william)

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    1. Thanks John, there are plenty of women down the Quayside although I dont think we could handle their demands. As for Glasgow, well it seemed too much to miss the opportunity to witness what should be a great spectacle. As for Falkirk, I havent given up on the idea yet.

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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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