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.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

RM Rocket Battery Command

Having sourced a rocket wagon from Hinds, the venerable Hinchliffe model, I've been able to finish off a small command vignette for the 32lb Royal Marine Rocket Battery. I must say here that the service from Ian at Hinds was first class: good communication and very brisk delivery.  The figures in the vignette are a Foundry Royal Artillery officer and a spare Eagle Miniatures RA officer with a Trent Miniatures head. I think it makes a useful looking base to supplement the two rocket frames and crew ~


While I'm on the War of 1812-15 theme I'm still struggling on with my latest addition, a New York Militia regiment. So far I've completed three bases of figures and have a further base of four underway. I still hope to finish these by the end of the weekend but I'm finding them hard work. Perhaps my hand and eyes issues are taking their toll? Still, onward, while I can!

22 comments:

  1. I hope these two are brandishing brandy bottles not something useful like a telescope?
    Cute vignette!
    best wishes,
    Jeremy

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  2. Delivered via rocket on a score of six, I wager.

    Nicely finished Mr. B

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    1. Thanks Phil, but on a 6?

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    2. Yup, a direct hit, 1 - 5 it could have ended up in Nova Scotia, woosh!

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    3. Nova Scotia, as close as that?

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  3. Wonderful vignette, nice job David!

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  4. Nice work on the officers, looks like he is carrying a bottle of beer 😀 I too am struggling with a half finished unit so I have jumped to the Saxon cavalry, motivation is everything.

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    1. Thanks Matt! On the last base of 4 NY Militia now!

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    1. Pleased by that, especially as you gave me the Foundry figure!

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  6. Shades of Captain Nolan there with the black bottle, lovely little piece.

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    1. Thanks George, though much as it looks bottle like it's a telescope on the model.

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  7. Very nice David...
    As they are Royal Marines, if it was booze it would be rum...

    How about a picture of the full battery and command.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly, much appreciated. I will make sure they get a photo next time they are deployed in our game.

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  8. Lovely command stand, nice cart and I agree I had excellent service from Hinds when I ordered carts etc from them.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, your encouragement is always appreciated.

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