Saturday, 29 January 2011

Honk Honk - watch out for the geese !

A battalion of irish mercenary troops on the march to Monrovia ...
Being inspected by Monrovian officiers ....

(Figs are Crusader French, uniform is the wild geese Infantry Regiment Lally)

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Dire straits ?

Madamesoille de Givenchy and her aunt the Marquise of Zinzendorf have been taken under escort by the Monrovians ...(continued from here)

----ooXoo---

The dragoons bring the captives to the interior police headquarters ...
The ladies protest their innocence, but the Intendant of police tells them they will be confined to a room while their coach and belongings are searched - they will be questioned tomorrow or the next day ...
Mademoiselle de Givenchy and her aunt settle into their quarters, sparsely decorated but well furnished ...
Meanwhile the grey rider is organising a rescue ...

to be continued ....

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Coming soon ?

Before getting back to the perils of Mademoiselle de Givenchy, a brief reprise of whats planned for new additions in the coming months

28mm:

A box of Wargames Factory WSS plastics which I ordered arrived last week, a great buy as far as I'm concerned - great looking figures and lots of spare bits to play with for conversions. These boys will find their way into the Monrovian army. 

I've also got a few things already in the painting queue for the Monrovian army - two regiments of cavalry and a 'wild geese' battalion; there is also a battalion of jagers for the Wittenberg army.

40mm:

I've a couple of units waiting for painting and plan to add a few more. Also plan do buy a couple more moulds for cavalry and do some more casting.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Intermission ..

The perils of Mademoiselle Givenchy have been interrupted by DIY jobs round the house, the old central heating fire/backboiler has just been replaced - so I have to fill some holes and touch up some paintwork and put up a new fire surround, so I'll be busy for a couple of weeks.

Stangely enough I am also working on a fireplace for a palace room, from a small plastic toy set that was the right size
Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

Sunday, 2 January 2011

The Bird is in the Cage ...

While returning to Wittenberg via Monrovia, Mademoiselle De Givanchy and her aunt the Marquise of Zinzendorf have been detained by the monrovians, they are being taken to Bronstadt to be questioned by the commander of the monrovian border guard.

Their companion, the 'Grey Rider' who managed to escape watches their carriage, with an escort of monrovian dragoons, from the edge of a wood.

A view of Bronstadt a small town used as the headquarters of the monrovian border guard ...
The 'Grey Rider' waits to see where they are taken and slips off across the border to get some help.