Thursday, 12 March 2015

Pulp: Cultists

And now for something completely different!  I decided for a change to base up some Pulp Figures cultists which had been sitting around in a box for quite a while.  Here they are on my new Deep Cut Studio mat (all the way from Lithuania):





Tuesday, 10 March 2015

WSS: Schomberg's Regiment of Horse

The regiment was originally raised by William Cavendish, 4th Earl of Devonshire (later Duke of Devonshire) in his home county of Derbyshire and neighbouring Nottinghamshire - they were named Cavendish's Horse or alternatively the Earl of Devonshire's Regiment of Horse.

In gratitude for their loyalty during the Glorious Revolution, by Royal Warrant dated 31st December 1688, the new King William commissioned the Earl of Devonshire's Regiment of Horse to form part of his regular army. In August 1689, the Regiment shipped to Ireland in response to James II landing there with an army. In Ireland, the Earl of Devonshire ceded the Colonelcy of the Regiment to the Count de Schomberg, son of the army's commander the Duke of Schomberg.

Schomberg's Regiment of Horse formed part of the right wing of William's army at the Battle of the Boyne (1690). The Regiment returned to England in 1691. 1692 saw the Regiment shipped to Belgium, where they fought in most major battles including the Battle of d'Otignies (1693) and at the Siege of Namur (1695). In 1697, the Regiment returned to England and their armour was placed in storage.

After ten years of comparative peace in Southern England, the Regiment crossed the Channel once more in 1702 to join Marlborough's army in Belgium for the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14). Marching to Germany, they fought at Schellenberg and Blenheim (1704). At Blenheim, the Regiment fought with distinction and lost a number of officers and men, with 56 horses killed. Fighting minor actions throughout the campaign in Holland, Germany and France, the Regiment fought the Battle of Ramilies in 1706.



The figures are from Black Hat, painted by Roger and based by me.  The flag is from Warflag.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

WSS: Wyndham's Regiment of Horse

Originally raised in 1685, Hugh Wyndham became colonel of the regiment in 1692. In 1704 the regiment was at the battle of Blenheim and were present in 1705 when the alliance army broke through the Lines of Brabant. The following year the regiment fought at the battle of Ramillies and participated in the siege of Menin.



The figures are from Black Hat, painted by Roger and based by me.  The flag is from Maverick Models.

Friday, 6 March 2015

WSS: Régiment de Noailles - Cavalerie

The regiment was raised on 20 December 1688 for the duc de Noailles and he appears to have drawn heavily on the nobility of Languedoc in order to fill the officer ranks.



The figures are from Black Hat, painted by Roger and based by me.  The flags are from Maverick Models.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

WSS: Régiment d'Orleans - Cavalerie

The regiment was raised in Piémont in 1630 and transferred into the French service on May 16 1635 under Commander de Souvre. On March 20 1647, Anne d'Autriche purchased the regiment for her second son, Philippe d'Anjou. On April 20 1660, at the death of Gaston d'Orléans, he took the name of Orléans and his regiment was renamed accordingly. The regiment was disbanded on April 18 1661 but raised anew on December 7 1665 for the duc d'Orléans.



The figures are from Black Hat, painted by Roger and based by me.  The flags are from Maverick Models.

Monday, 2 March 2015

WSS: Régiment du Mestre de Camp Général des Dragons

I decided to add a second squadron of cavalry to my Régiment du Mestre de Camp Général des Dragons:




As before the figures are from Black Hat and were painted by Roger and based by me.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

WSS: Régiment du Roi - Cavalerie

I decided to add a second squadron of cavalry to my Régiment du Roi - Cavalerie:



As before the figures are from Black Hat and were painted by Roger and based by me.