Friday, 17 February 2017

Sculpt and Cast - mounted Croat ...

the last of the 17C items for the moment, this time a mounted croat light cavalry figure

will be making some new moulds which will include this figure.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Unit play cards...

I am working on the unit play cards at the moment. In all 40 unit cards are required (20 for each side). I use blank playing cards (both sides). I found a suitable image for the back and I am using the unit flags and other images for the front. I print out each side on laser address labels and put them onto the cards.

 The unit play cards are shuffled each move. Cards are turned over one by one - units can only move or take action when their card comes up. This creates a fog of war effect. For example you may not be able to move a unit when its card comes up as there is another unit in the way.


Friday, 10 February 2017

Sculpt and Cast - men in Tabards ...

I have completed two generic figures in tabards, one on foot and the other mounted...

 when these are cast will be abel to make up some Cardinals guard, then some musketeers (maybe specials without tabards based on some of my other figures)

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Monrovian horse regiment Von Lowenfeld

Newly raised Monrovian horse regiment Von Lowenfeld leads the cavalry brigade on manouvres ....


[New horse regiment comprising horses and riders cast from my own moulds]

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Getting the artillery ready ...

As I get closer to finishing the two armies, I thought I better ensure I had enough artillery and crew.

I put my larger guns aside for siege works and special scenarios. Each side will have a field battery...


I have 4 light guns , so two per side ... but a bit undermanned ....
so I tweaked a couple of Irregular Miniatures figures I had put away as spares and modified some of my homecasts...
These were duly painted up... now ready for action ...

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Foot Escort for the Sedan Chair ....

I recently used up my last spare Sah&Sabre pikemen converting them to halberdiers with an officer. The halberd tops are from my own castings
I decided on a yellow uniform for them, here they are on escort duty ....

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

BAYKO BARON - 17C musketeer diorama stories

while gathering some info on Musketeers and Cardinals guard I came across this wonderful set of diorama stories shown on the BAYKO BARON's website

L'ABBAYE Ste LAVINE  http://2484.members.page4.me/63.html 

MAISON SAISIR  http://2484.members.page4.me/49.html

L'Hotel De Treville   http://2484.members.page4.me/67.html

La Rochelle    http://2484.members.page4.me/69.html

Saint Cecilia's  http://2484.members.page4.me/76.html

VEZELAY en LANCRE  http://2484.members.page4.me/90.html

PASCHIN SUR SEINE     http://2484.members.page4.me/87.html

(BAYKO is a construction block no longer in production , see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayko )