Sunday, 17 May 2015

The Mutiny: 15th Bengal Native Infantry

I finished basing the latest addition to my Indian Mutiny collection a couple of weeks ago but didn't get around to taking any pictures.  But now here they are:

The figures are from Mutineer Miniatures, they were painted by Roger, based by me and the flag is from Grimsby Wargames Society.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Iron Duke Miniatures

For those of you interested in Indian Mutiny you should check out Iron Duke Miniatures, a new venture from Col. Mike Snook (the author of Go Strong into the Desert).  They are releasing a new range using one of my favourite sculptors, Paul Hicks:

IMBC 1 British Inf, shirtsleeves, covered Kilmarnocks & curtain, P1842 percussion muskets, slope arms,
IMBC 2 British Inf, shirtsleeves, covered Kilmarncoks & curtains, P1842 percussion muskets, charge bayonets
IMBC 3 British Inf, shirtsleeves, covered Kilmarnocks & curtains, Enfields, skirmishing
IMBC 4 British Inf, shirtsleeves, command
These are the first of a number of releases which will include Sikh/Punjabi infantry, 1st Madras Fusiliers and 78th Highlanders.  They are being retailed through Empress Miniatures and should also be available at Salute.

As always from Mr Hicks, these are splendid and the range fills some gaps in my existing collection but the open question is how they'll fit with my Mutineer figures.  Given that they are going to be in separate units I think I may well buy some anyway!

Sunday, 29 March 2015

WSS: French Officer

Yet another addition to my War of the Spanish Succession collection - this time it's a French officer:

As before the figure is from Black Hat, painted by Roger and based by me.

F&IW: Highlanders

The latest addition to my growing 28mm French & Indian Wars collection are some Highlanders from North Star figures:

Once again these were painted by Roger and based by me.

F&IW: Compagnies Franches de la Marine

The next addition to my 28mm French and Indian Wars collection are some Compagnies Franche de la Marine from Redoubt Enterprises:

As usual the figures were painted by Roger and based by me.


F&IW: Armed Civilians

Returning to my 28mm French and Indian Wars project I have added from armed civilians from Redoubt To populate my 4Ground buildings:
The figures were painted by Roger and based by me.


WSS: French Command Group

Almost the final figures in the latest phase of this project:

Again the figures are from Black Hat, painted by Roger and based by me.

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.