Wednesday 31 December 2008

Down among the hedge men ...

The newly raised regiment of dragoons on horse ..

And practising deployment .....

The next regiment of dragoons is awaiting priming on the paint desk; I'm working on some civilian figs at the moment ..
[figs: All Irregular Miniatures, some of the dismounted dragoons are converted musketeers]

Tuesday 30 December 2008

Artillery Train Additions ...

I've been thinking of buying some of the Herek & Goros 1/48th scale 30yrs war figs for some time. They are a tad expensive, so I needed a reason to have them and also the money to buy them as well. The reason to have them was to provide a limber and figures to go with my large cannon. So just after Xmas I ordered up the ones I was interested in from Historex Agents (UK); it's nice to give oneself an Xmas present.

1. Artillery Limber and horses

The picture below shows the limber (GHG20), draught horse (KSHG55), artilleryman seated on draught horse (KSHG58).

If you are going to buy any of this range then the limber and draught horses are worth it (each code item is ~£9.00 each. ouch !)

2. The foot figures
Below we have on the left an Irregular Miniatures 40mm for comparison of size and from left to right ..
Dismounted cavalryman and blacksmith (KSHG63)
Artillery Soldier (KSHG54)
Artillery Officer and Soldier (KSHG59)

A picture of my large cannon (Call at Arms 1/32nd scale, ECW range - War Cannon No 13 ), with the new figs ...

I'm looking forward to getting these painted. By the way the first of my two regiments of dragoons is nearly finished so I'll post some piccies of them next.

Saturday 13 December 2008

Dragoons - ready for their uniforms

Both regiments of dragoons, mounted and dismounted now ready to paint.

All figures are Irregular Miniatures; with a couple of spare Sash & Sabre heads finding their way onto a couple of figs. I had a small head swapping session to ensure the mounted troopers of each regiment had the same heads as the dismounted ones - bit mad but worth the effort. I've also converted some musketeers to be dismounted dragoons by adding rolled down boots with green stuff.

Saturday 6 December 2008

Dragoon Command Stands

While waiting for a couple of figs orders to complete the rest of the dragoons, I forged on by doing the command stands and token horse holders for when they dismount. All figs in the pictures are from Irregular Miniatures (with a couple of heads replaced with some from Sash and Sabre).

The figs orders arrived yesterday so I'm now ready to start work on both regiments mounted and dismounted.

Friday 5 December 2008

Civilians ? (various figures)

A bit expensive, but for variety, some figures from the Eureka 40mm Musketeers range to be used for civilians or conversions to regimental officers. (Athos, Planchet, Rochefort, Constance+elderly Husband) I also got some accessories which include table, 2 chairs and food/plates/bottle/mugs).

To provide some scenic additions for a campsite or siege, some bits from Irregular Miniatures renaissance range (Woman with spoon; cauldron over fire and roasting spit).

The Irregular Miniatures soldier with flaming torch (with pistol/sword) and engineer. I've bought a couple more of each of these for possible conversions.