Saturday 28 February 2009

More Dragoons ...

The second of my planned dragoon regiments is now finished. I had my table setup for a 18C 40mm game, so I thought I'd re-use the setup to pose the dragoons getting into position. Riding down the road ...

And deployed in front of the church ...

[figs: All Irregular Miniatures, some of the dismounted dragoons are converted musketeers.]

Sunday 22 February 2009

Dismounted Horse (4) - 'Officers on Foot'

To keep my dismounted troopers under control, officers are required. I started with the Irregular Miniatures pikeman without tassets figure; the heads have been replaced with S&S ones; then a sword (cast from a Prince August mould) was added to the open hand; finally sashes and boots added with green stuff.

Then a little painting session, and here they are ...

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Hold yer horses !

Also moved up to the front of the painting queue were the horse holder conversions I did, here they are ...
Hurry up lad, the horses need some water ..
Next in the painting queue are the second regiment of dragoons.

Fieldworks finished ..

I've finished the outworks for the defence of the castle. They were clogging up my modelluing desk so decided to complete them to make room for some figure painting. I was going to add some scenic scatter on the sections, but the basic brown I used seem to be fine, with some dry brushing of a lighter shade.

All laid out and a couple of figures added to get the scale of the works ..

A closeup of the gun position ...

Wednesday 11 February 2009

New figure range ?

I have seen (somewhere on the web) that a new range of TYW french in 40mm will be available soon. Jacdaw Miniatures - keep an eye out, will be interesting to see what they are like.

Tuesday 10 February 2009

Dismounted Horse (3) - 'Horse Holders'

Each of the 2 dismounted horse regiments will have a man holding/leading a horse. Finished the green stuff changes for these based on an Irregular Miniatures pikeman without tassets; altered the heads as well. Most of the time was spent doing their boots.

These will enter into my painting queue (which for some reason seems to be getting longer).

Sunday 8 February 2009

Defence and Siege Works

I 've been thinking about the best way to make defence works for a siege scenario for some time. I tried out some foam floor tiles and foamcore on a cardboard base to see if it looked alright.

So while I thought about the layout of the defences, I built a home for the big siege gun ...

I also tried out my siege battery and field works made for my 28mm figs and was happy to find that the ECW guns and the figs looked ok in it ....

After much messing about, cutting and gluing etc, I had a layout for the castle defence outworks. It is a simple earthen bank with ditch, plus a small gun position to protect the entrance ...

A view to show how it fits in with the castle ...

Now the next stage is filling in the cracks and painting up etc; probably will take a while but it will be worth the effort.

Saturday 7 February 2009

The Scouts are out ..

Sir Warwick Hunt (Parliament) has sent out scouts to check the possible routes to Wardour Castle from Salisbury, also to ascertain the defences.

the two converted horse figures from the previous post