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.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Absent Friends?

Or Billy No Mates? (Answers on a postcard from any interested parties please.) No game this week in GHQ: Phil is away on some Greek island for a week's R&R and Jon is still hors de combat, laid low by life's repeated kicks in the nether regions! But I am trundling on here in GHQ, buoyed by the belief that things can only get better, at least hobby and games wise if nothing else! (Readers might recall I'm a season ticket holder at Walsall, so I'm well versed in living on mere slivers of hope!) I've been occupying myself with painting as and when I can, and for a number of different projects that are on the go at present too! I've taken a few pictures of progress so far this month, as much to encourage myself to keep at it as anything else.
First up, some bases of French Light Infantry for the SYW. These are Front Rank figures mounted on Warbases 100mm oval bases representing the Voluntaires de Soubise ~



















I've spent quite a while on the next offering: Battalion guns for my Wars of the French Revolution French Demi-Brigades. The figures and cannons are from Trent Miniatures ~










I've also been adding to my VBCW forces, using Footloose Miniatures, which are my first choice for this genre. I've added a command figure, Lewis gun team, and standard bearer for my Tettenhall Militia ~ thanks to Pete Barfield once again for the smashing bespoke flags ~





















I've also completed some VBCW figures for Princess Sudhera's Rifle Company ~














Next up will be some of Wolverhampton Borough Constabulary's finest, again using Footloose Miniatures; in this case the Irish Constabulary set and the uniformed figure from the IRA command pack. Pop back next week to see how things are toddling along here in GHQ Solitary...

14 comments:

  1. Good to see that the solitary life is keeping you at it at least. More nice stuff I shall look forward to seeing in situ in due course.

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    1. I might let you in when you have done penance for disrupting my routine!

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  2. Like the VBCW stuff I need to get back and check out footsore again....😀

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    1. Thank you Matt! Some recent Footsore were poor castings, but those I collected at Derby were fine.

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  3. They look great. I like the odd week off from gaming so I can focus on flogging the painting elves to,get their work done! ;-)

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    1. Flogging your painting elves? You unspeakable beast! Poor elves never harmed no one! I too enjoy time out periods despite my moaning on, I get time to think and plan new projects...

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    1. Thanks for those kind words Christopher.

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  5. Wow, wonderful job David, I love your French Light Infantry vignettes...

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    1. Don't get too carried away Phil, the camera does sometimes lie I've found ;~)

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  6. Nice, always fancied the VBCW but perhaps a period too far sadly.

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    1. A period too far? Are you sickening for something? ;~) The VBCW can be fun, but you need to get a back story straight I've found to increase the fun element.

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