Thursday, 23 December 2021

28mm SYW French Infantry: IR25 Limousin





 

I have painted this regiment twice in 15/18mm and three times in 28mm. It is my favourite French infantry regiment of the WAS/SYW and I think that may well be because of the flags. These are from Dave Morfitt and are fantastic.

Note that black cockades were normal for the SYW but white for the WAS. I prefer the white for aesthetic reasons. That completes 6 battalions for the ten I plan to have in this division.

Sunday, 19 December 2021

28mm SYW Hessian Infantry: IR7 Leib Regiment





 

I painted these two battalions back in October 2017 http://nigbilpainter.blogspot.com/2017/10/hessian-leib-regiment.html

but I am now doing them in my new style with new style flags. They will be brigaded with IR11 Prinz von Anhalt, as will their grenadiers. Eight battalions for the first division of Lieutenant-General Gilsa.

28mm Wars of the Roses: Archers (5)



 

Now three more units of archers – livery of red and black.

Saturday, 4 December 2021

28mm Wars of the Roses – Henry Bourchier, Earl of Essex and retinue




 

More of the black/green livery of the Bourchiers. Here are two units of men-at-arms, one unit of archers, two command bases and a well-dressed musician.



Friday, 26 November 2021

28mm SYW Hessian 6pdr battery





Figures are Perry's Hessians from their AWI range and the guns are Prussian 6pdrs from Minden Miniatures.


 

Friday, 19 November 2021

28mm SYW French Infantry: IR81 Tournaisis





 

This was another one-battalion regiment and is the fourth painted of ten I plan in the division. This division with be joined by the Palatine division to make up phase one of my WAS/SYW French army.

The flags are by Dave Morfitt of Not by Appointment.

28mm Wars of the Roses – Billmen (4)




 

Three units of billmen using the same plastic Perry box (the Archers box) but with the bill arms. Green and black livery.



Thursday, 4 November 2021

28mm SYW French Infantry: IR86 Comte de La Marche (AKA La Marche-Prince)




A one-battalion regiment owned by the Louis-Fran├žois-Joseph de Bourbon-Conti, Comte de La Marche who was the son of Louis-Fran├žois de Bourbon, Prince the Conti, who, incidentally owned regiment IR 97. The Bourbon-Contis were a junior branch of the Bourbons. I have used the Conti livery for the drummer – buff with blue cuffs.

The lovely flags were by David Morfitt from his blog Not be Appointment.



 

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

40mm SYW new Prince Henri command base




I have just finished the command base for the Prussian army and, in the bottom picture, both High Commands are shown together, a rare event.

 

HMS Elephant


1:700 plastic from Warlord Games on her new base.

 

Sunday, 10 October 2021

28mm Wars of the Roses – John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford





Another Lancastrian commander but with greater longevity as he fled the disater at Barnet.

He was with the future Henry VII at Bosworth and survived through to his son HenryVIII dieing in 1513 at the grand old age of 72.


 

Saturday, 9 October 2021

28mm Wars of the Roses – Thomas, 9th Lord Roos and retinue





Lancastrian commander beheaded after the disaster of Hexham.


 

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

28mm 1st Carlist War-Carlists: 5th Guipuzcoan aka Chapelzuris (white hats)





Again a hotch-potch of uniforms as I think the Carlist might well have looked. This time a famous unit the Chapelzuris whose most noteable encounter was at the Battle of Oriamendi where the British Legion was defeated.





 

Friday, 24 September 2021

28mm Wars of the Roses – Billmen (3)




Three units of billmen using the same plastic Perry box (the Archers box) but with the bill arms. Blue and yellow livery.

Excellent bases from Charlie Foxtrot in the UK.




 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

28mm Wars of the Roses: Archers (4)




 

Now three more units of archers – town or country militia with tawny livery.