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Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
The English Civil War gathers pace.
Well Ive managed to crack a few Royalist regiments off somehow. Normally I do one of each side at a time but I recently bought some old pre painted Hinchliffe figures from Ian Hinds that looked royalist. Most of the figures were only averagely painted but they did contain some real gems amongst them that I barely repainted because they were very good.
So the next few images are a step back in time again for any wargamer of a certain age.
The standard bearers and drummer were amongst the stuff from Ian Hinds, yes they are Mini Figs, but they are very nice figures and were really well painted.
Similarly in Tilliers Regiment, the Mini Fig officer was just too nice to repaint, although I did bring a bit more colour to his pants and boots.
These are all my own work and are the second of Rupert's horse regiments. I managed to purchase a few extra riders from the Foremost range, 'Rupert's Charge' off E Bay at a good price. So it would have been rude not to paint them up. I now have three regiments using figures from 'Rupert's Charge.'
John was given an old Mini Fig Royalist officer way back in the 1980's and part painted him before chucking him in his spares box. He gave me him a couple of weeks ago. Anyway he is now in charge of the Royal Standard. The foot figures was another Mini Fig from my purchase at York back in February. Yes they are a tad stunty but I really like them. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder as they say.
Finally a couple of commanded shot units made up of Mini Figs, again from the purchases back in February. Historically too well equipped, but I like them a lot.
In the background is some of my newly painted fencing bought on Sunday, courtesy of Rubicon Models, and very nice it was to paint.