Friday, 18 July 2014

40mm: Military band and rebasing started .....

Saxe-Jarlsberg gets a new addition - a small military band; made using the new prussian Prince August moulds, converting three musketeers to musicians playing a sort of bassoon.



Also done the first re-basing of a couple of units from the Boritzy freikrops, have yet to finish the bases off - but the narrower frontage per figure gives them a better look


Saturday, 12 July 2014

40mm: all tided away ready to paint ....

Spent the last day or so cleaning and sorting out the castings and getting things tidied away; last done was a unit of cuirassier from the Creartec mould - I had to use swords from PA moulds as the one in the Creartec mould is very tricky to cast properly.
I've been mulling over the uniforms for my re-organised Saxe-Jarlsberg army, finally decided to base them on Brunswick as it has a nice variety of units including the Volontaires Auxiliaires.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

40mm: re-organisation in motion...

I've started on my 40mm collection re-vamp, firstly I converted some artillery crew from tricorne wearers to a sort of furry grenadier hat - these will end up as Freikorps artillery.
 Next I made up a list of all the units existing and planned, then did a list of all the items I had to cast, then embarked on a couple of long sessions of casting (just had enough metal for what I wanted to do); the gaming table got used as my workshop ....
 One result of all my casting, a new grenadier battalion using the new Prince August prussian moulds.
I found the new PA moulds for the prussian infantry easy to use, giving good results - occasionally a little trouble getting the separate heads to cast.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

What's in the pipeline...

A quick note on projects in the pipeline:

1) complete the last of the current round of units for my upgraded Wittenberg army - Kurprinzessin greandier batttalion

2) revisiting my 40mm collection; doing some re-organisation and re-basing before going on to painting the awaiting lead pile of about 120 infantry, there may be some new cavalry too ?

so  will post piccies as units etc are completed.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

The Irregulars relax .....

After their recent exhertions in the fighting near Rumsfeldt, on a warm summers evening, the Irregulars relax in the grounds of Mademoiselle Givenchy's country estate ....

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Mademoiselle Givenchy and her sister chat while the food is being prepared ....
while the rest of the ladies are relaxing by the ornamental pond, some of them having bathed in the cool refreshing water ....

[ladies by the pond from the Les Girls set made by Irregular Miniatures (figs are approx 25mm in size)]

Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Wittenland Fusiliers ...

The King has popped down to the city barracks to inspect the Wittenland fusiliers who have just received their new uniforms...


 [ The fusiliers which used to sport white uniforms with blue facings have been re-painted in the uniform of Duchy of Saxony regiment von Rochow. Figures: Front Rank, mounted officer Old Glory and NCO's slightly modified Redoubt.]

Saturday, 21 June 2014

The patter of tiny feet ....

The palace llamas, Larry and Lucy had not been seen for some time; they had been spotted occasionally in the parkland on the other side of the lake.

Then yesterday they were spotted with a new arrival,.....
 Today the King and his family went for a walk up by the lake and to their delight saw the llama family,  the young llama meets the King...
The little llama has been named Leo.