David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Almost There...

...but not quite! I managed some further work on the town of Peendeforde this morning and have almost got it finished. It needs some ivy type climbers in one or two places to disguise the joins between building and wall pieces, which I hope to source in early August at Claymore, and something to represent a vegetable garden between the two houses. The only other job now is to dry brush the stonework on the town square, which I hope Phil can help with tomorrow, as he has a steadier touch for this than I do! If nothing else I know my own limitations by now! See what you think ~
















































































I've also managed to finish my French Light Infantry battalion for my Wars of the French Revolution project. As is usual they are by Trent Miniatures ~

















































I also have a base of skirmishers from the same regiment well on the way to completion, I'll just need to add a similar base for the 14th sometime after Partizan. There is some poetic license here, as the elites are both Carabiniers and Voltigeurs, though the latter are a bit later than my period, but they look nice. I also gave them bearskins, conjecturally, as Duncan tells me the issue and use of the bearskin was widespread in the early period. Good enough for me anyway! Flags for Light Infantry are hard to track down for free I've found. This unit is making use of the 14th's from the Vexicology site, with the '1' painted out so they represent the '4'th! It will do, as a friend might say! They will enjoy their baptism of fire tomorrow on the table in GHQ along with the town of Peendeforde, which will be held by the Allies. My next project for the game will be a small squadron of Hussards de Beon, an emigre unit in British service in the Low Countries. I already have some of the figures, but will need a command pack at Partizan.

8 comments:

  1. That is just the ticket, great job.

    Brushes at the ready, see you tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks for finishing off the town square this morning! Looking forward to concluding our game in August after Claymore!

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    1. Thank You! How's the FRW project coming along?

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  3. Looks amazing! Happy to see you in Edinburgh! Are you going to visit SESWC before the show?

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    1. Thanks Bartek! I shall be travelling with my wife Sue, so a visit to the club as well as the show might not go down well... Hope to see you and my other chums at Claymore though!

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  4. Cracking looking town David! The whole set up looks just wonderful!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank You for those kind words Christopher!

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