Sunday, 11 November 2012

WSS: 1st Foot Guards (updated)

I have finally managed to get some of my 15mm units for the War of Spanish Succession nearing completion.  The first, appropriately I think, is the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards (now the Grenadier Guards) who not only had the first Duke of Marlborough as their Colonel but also saw action at all his major triumphs - the Schellenberg, Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde and Malplaquet.


The figures are all from Black Hat Miniatures and the flag is from Maverick Models.

I wasn't entirely happy with the Maverick flag so I have replaced it with one from Warflag which I think works better:


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    1. Thanks, I'm pretty pleased with them - although I'm not quite happy with the flag.

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  2. And a beautiful unit it looks too!! What units next?

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    1. Thanks Ray - especially coming from you - it should be Orkney's next...

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    1. No worries! Thanks for the kind words - I'm mucking about with the flag though as I'm not quite happy with that.

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  4. These look superb Al, a mighty fine unit Sir.

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  5. Nice kit and alos a period I have yet to get into ... hmmm you may have just started me thinking in time for Xmas ;)

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  6. The period is more tempting than you would think for me ;) Which figure manufacturer do you recommend :)

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    1. Geordie - as you can see I plumped for Black Hat but there are a number of people out there who do some nice figures for the period - I'd suggest having a look at Steve the Wargamer's WSS site where he compares some of the main sources:

      http://steve-the-wargamer-wss.blogspot.co.uk/p/figures.html

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