Sunday, 2 December 2012

10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own) - Perry Miniatures

10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own)as part of the 6th Brigade British Light cavalry where It fought in the Waterloo campaign of 1815, where one of its patrols brought Wellington news of the Prussian retreat at Wavre.

British 6th Cavalry Brigade Waterloo

18th (King's Irish) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Hussars). 6th Brigade were commanded by Sir Richard Vivian Hussey at Waterloo, the 6th Brigade (commanded by Sir Richard Vivian Hussey) was posted on Wellington's left flank. In the late afternoon, Vivian's regiments, with those of Vandeleur's 4th Brigade, were moved to support the hard-pressed center of the line. After the repulse of Napoleon's Imperial Guard, Vivian's hussars made the final charge of the day between Hougomont and La Haye Sainte, sweeping everything before them. These figures are from the perry British Hussar box set and are a joy to paint. Next up is the 1st KGL then sir Vivian Hussey himself, I had been hoping that perry would do British cavalry commanders in metal, but I think I'll need to look elsewhere for my command.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

7th Dutch Militia Waterloo

The 7th Dutch Militia were one of five battalions in Luitenant Kolonel Willem Frederik Graaf (Count) Van Bijlands (pictured above) 1st brigade of the Second Division commanded by Lt Gen. Baron Henri-Georges Perponcher-Sedinitzky.
Having been impressed by Victrix Austrians but not wanting to start a new army I thought I'd pick up a box and see if I couldn't work them into a regiment that fought at Waterloo. Dutch militia looked the closest match, there were however a few obstacles to overcome; The jacket fronts are not square enough, there is the cross strap on the backpack to deal with, the trousers need to have the gaiters removed and the British Stovepipe Shakos need to have the sun burst motive added, phew quite a few things to look at, but not something that a little green stuff and a sharp knife can't fix! I thought ha it would be nice to add a few great coated militia and some spares from the Victrix grenadiers set were just the thing to fill out the ranks. Not too sure that its worked quite as well as I'd hoped the jackets were a bigger barrier than I had thought and now having seen the Perry Austrians I'm a little sorry I didn't wait for them. . . . .but I still need to do the 27th Chasseurs!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Dutch /Belgian Artillery and Command Perry Miniatures

Some Metal Perry Miniatures Horse and foot Artillery together with the command group including General Perporcher on foot with map, General Baron de Constant Rebecque on foot pointing, ADC handing message to mounted Guide and Guide on foot holding Generals horse. Nice change painting Metal rather than my usual hard plastic, the detail is a little more pronounced however undercoating them is a little more work than plastics.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Ensign Kennedy (Part 3) Inspired by the Royal Scots museum where a life size model of the young Ensign made a real impression. The Figures are from my spare box and are mostly victrix with quite a bit of green stuff to bring it all together.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Wagames factory / Immortal miniatures light infantry

In the intrests of fairness I should say that I have not been that keen on the Wargames Factory ranges that I've seen, that and the fact that they didn't cover any periods i was interested in made them a no go for me. To be fair, I haven't seen much of them in the flesh but what i have seen has suffered in comparisson to some other plastics on the market. Seeing some Numidians on the web convinced me that that they worth a try. I thought that it would be intresting to mix them togeter with some of the spares left over from the Warlord Greeks/Spartans, hers some of the results.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Warlord / Immortal Greek Hopites

Following from the Spartans i thought i'd have a stab at some Greeks. Enjoyable to paint and i love the shield transfers that come with the set they really look good. more Spartans and Greeks on the workbench but with my summer holidays it might be a while before i get some paint on them.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Warlord /Immortal Spartans I picked these up at Claymore more than a year ago and have taken a wee while to get round to painting them. I was really pleased with how they came out, I was a bit unsure how much time to spend on them and decided that less was more. I tried a Brown undercoat to start and a heavy wash of brown ink to finish and was pleasantly surprised that they look ok considering the limited effort on my part.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

d’Erlons I Corps/ 1st Division at Waterloo

1st Brigade Colonel Claude Charlet (acting Commander)
1er and 2e Bataillons, 54e Régiment de Ligne and 1er and 2e Bataillons, 55e Régiment de Ligne (Colonel Jean-Pierre Monneret)

Perry Miniatures French infantry with some command figures from Victrix old guard thrown in to add veriety.
Supported by Kellermans Heavy brigade in the background.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

British 9th Brigade (Pack) at Waterloo

The 2nd Brigade in Picton's Division at Waterloo. The figures are all Victrix and Perry and quite a bit of mixed in although the back packs are quite different.
Although i have been able to post both of these in the same week, its taken a while to paint and base all these scum of the earth.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

British 8th Brigade (Kempts) at Waterloo

A couple of years ago I started a project to work on Picton’s fifth division at Waterloo. While some of the elements have been completed for a while they have for one reason or another never seen the light of day together as a group. Having just completed the 1st Battalion / 28th North Gloucestershire (using Victrix figures) It would be a good opportunity to get some pictures Taken.
I have completed the Kempts’ 8th and Packs’ 9th Brigades and I’m working through the 5th Hanoverian Brigade and hope to have this finished by the spring.