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.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

It's been slow going...

...on the painting front here in GHQ, but at last I have a few things to show. Firstly, the free figure from The Other Partizan which Laurence kindly sent me via Phil. He will be a member of the Mander family in our VBCW games at times ~



















Next, five Footsore VBCW British Militia Command figures, four of which were in a goody bag Matt gave me made up of all sorts of figures useful to my ongoing projects ~




















Next, a command base of two Trent Miniatures mounted British generals for my FRW project, sold as Moore and Dundas. They will command one of my two British brigades in our games ~
























An odd Foundry SYW British officer to provide an extra command base for our game ~



















Finally, a few FRW figures representing the very early Service de Sante, first seen in the 1793 Army of the North's campaigns. I reasoned that revolutionary France might not yet have the dedicated uniforms, so painted the stretcher bearers in infantry kit. They were part of a box of old figures I bought for £4 at Penkridge Table Top Sale in the summer, probably by Hinchliffe I'd guess. I replaced their heads with Trent Miniatures bicorne heads for a more period feel. The Vivandiere I left as she came out of the box. (There is also a surgeon at work, but he's waiting for a table and a pile of arms/legs!) Anyway, they will provide interest on the tabletop, so, 'They will do!' as Phil says ~












Hopefully the rest of September will see more progress on my accumulated stock of figures in the 'Lead Lump' for the FRW project. On hand I have Eureka Miniatures French Horse artillery limbers and caisson and Austrian Hussars; Trent Miniatures Lombards, which will become Hanoverian Light Infantry, and two regiments of unreleased Chasseurs, one of which I see as Hussars of the Damas Legion; and lastly, from Foundry a British Horse Artillery battery with mounted command.























The Hanoverian Light Infantry in question, the two figures on the left. Plenty to go at then, best get to it...

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    1. Thanks for the kind comment Christopher.

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  2. Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey. Fine stuff there Mr. B.

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    1. It will do, as you are wont to say!

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  3. Nice sounds like you have plenty to keep you busy 😀

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    1. Indeed I have, but I'm chipping away at the Lead Lump daily!

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  4. Looks like a nice varied collection of figures.
    Best Iain

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    1. Variety, the key to tranquility for the aging Wargamer!

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  5. great stuff. progress is progress.

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    1. Indeed, the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! Four Hanoverian Light Infantry finished and four more just to be highlighted tomorrow. Hand not cooperating today!

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  6. Very nice and covering all sorts. My brushes are on hold until October now, then gearing up for possible (probable) new army.

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    1. A new army? Wonderful news! Look forward to seeing that George.

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