Surprise Surprise!!!More Donnybrook shenanigans!!!I bought these 50 Warfare Miniatures last year at The Other Partizan wargame show,from Mr Beneath the Lily Banners Hilton himself. These are very multi-purpose figures and are something that were missing fromthe late 1600's figure range. Dixon's and Reiver do have similar figures, but not in this many poses. And this is only the start, there will be more poses from Warfare minis!!I mainly wanted these figure to use as Militia for Bacon's Rebellion or King Philips War in America,but they will also be used as Rebels in the army of the Duke of Monmouthat the Battle of Sedgemoor. And also they can be used for as either side in Ireland in the Boyne campaign.There are 30 Musketeers and 20 Pikemen/SythmenI do have another 10 Pikemen to paint up, but I've only just bought some different weapons for them to hold, hopefully they'll be painted during the Challenge???These 50 x 25mm figures earned me a very nice 250 points to add to my tally.Which at the moment
For today's viewing pleasure may I present four Donnybrook ladies.The first three are armed and dangerous and look like triplets! They can be used in a local Militiain Europe or the America's. The last lady stands babe in arms and is probably the most dangerousout of the four!All 4 are from Redoubt Enterprises.Nice and easy, pretty boring really20 points Mr H?
Here we have 4 x 25mm Commanders, for my Donnybrookshenanigans!!!! Here we have Bonnie Prince Charlie, from the very new range of figures fromIan over at Flags of War. He's a great sculpt with no flash what-so-ever.I've never bought a figure that fits so snug on his horse. Charlie boy will be winging his way over to my Dad's figure collection, and will join the other figures I've painted for him as pressies over the years. Next we have the ill-fated John Graham, the Laird of Claverhouse, 1st Viscount DundeeorBonnie Dundee as he is more widely known.Dundee (not crocodile) is another great figure from Reiver Castings.And shall lead the lines as a hero in my Highlander Donnybrook games.Lastly, yet more figures from Reiver Castings, some left over figures from the Gentleman Horse regt from a few posts ago. These three shall be used for any of the armies I've painted up so far.English, French, Irish Jacobite, Scottish Jacobite, Sedgemoor Rebel orCommander or town elder in the wilderne
Firstly, thank you to all you lovely lot out there who voted me into second place in the "Sport" bonus round. I had a lot of fun creating the figures and have been asked what rules I plan to use to play Lacrosse with them. I don't know how to play Lacrosse, never mind make rules up for them!!!Another week has passed and I've been very busy with the brush!I've stayed with the Jacobite Highlanders again this week, but have gone forthe simpler form of artillery.All the Highlander figures are like the Horse in my last post from Reiver Castings, while the artillery are from Parkfield Miniatures and Wargames Foundry.There are 7 x artillerymenAnd 2 gunsAlso there are a few packs of Trade Goods from Crooked Dicethat can be used as hastily built barricades. 7 x 25mm 35 points2 x artillery 15 points??? (Should be 10 points each, but one's a tiddler?)5 x various trade goods ?????Lee was very generous and gave me 70 points in total!!!Which along with another group of figures pushed me up to 7th place
Another entry from me today and yes its more Donnybrook!!!These figures are from a set from Col Bills called 17thc Soldiers FarewellHere's the original look of the figures, obviously they're ECW figures, butI did a bit of snipping, filing and gluing. Adding a bit of greenstuff, making cuffs andelongating coats.To change them from ECW to soldiers from the 1690'sI'm very pleased how they turned out to be honest.These Col Bill's figures should earned me 35 points lifting me upinto 9th....yes 9th place!!!
Pushing past the Turkish forces had been easy. Evading rather than confronting the Turkish (and British) forces had been easier than he'd believed, and so here he was entering the land of the Egyptian, a land of great necromancers, a land purportedly raised up by mysterious visitors from the skies. Here was a chance to create legends, a chance to carve eternity into the legends of the peoples of the north.And so Dumnorix surveyed the scene as his forces arrayed against the armed might of the mystical Egyptians.Andy and I managed a Big Battle HotT army ... it must be summer holidays.Initial deployment, Semi historical Egyptian forces on the left face up to the intruders, the Barbarian hordes from the north.Egyptian blade backed up by their knight generalEgyptian archers, with their alien commander in mysterious flying saucer, supported by smaller flyersHuge feline behemoth supports the Egyptian bladeDumnorix' warband warriors supported by Mammoth behemoth, and riders from the eastThe stomp of giant
Finally some post Christmas HotT, and what better to start with than 48 points of napoleonic Hordes of the Things.My French are currently a pretty ordinary bunch, some French columns as behemoths, a hero (one of those flashy hussar types) and a magician general to represent Napoleon himself.Andy's British were again pretty standard, but featuring the amazing riders that Andy has crafted.. very fantasy-like. We played across a 4'x3' playing area.Deployment view from behind the French line, the battlefield shortened with the inclusion of a river deployed by Andy as the defender.The British left - shooters backed up with more shooters, a hero, and those brilliant ridersThe British right anchored on the river - that's a hero general with the flag. Eddie Izzard's voice rang out with the cry 'Have you got a flag?'The French right, behemoths supported by shooters, Napoleon himself with a couple of bases of knights (Grenadier a cheval of the Guard)The man himself - napoleon, a man some saw as having magical powersThe
And with a roaring 'boom', the napoleonic HotT army is basically done.. well the fighting core of it, to 72 points. Not wanting to spend too much time painting figures (this was, after all, an exercise in making use of surplus figures otherwise consigned to sit in a box unused), I decided to make double use of the French artillery based for Volley and Bayonet. As they will need to continue to serve in that context, I made a couple of simple sabot bases to give the guns the correct HotT frontage when in use in the HotT environment.The French artillerySabot basesSo this is the army basically completed to 72 points. Well, actually there is more than that, dependent on how many columns/behemoths I choose to use.Swiss alliesAnd some Irish line infantry as wellThose Grenadier a cheval of the guard/knightsHero General.. Bonaparte himselfAnd some of the infantry bases configured as columns/behemothThe army doesn't have as may heroes as it may, and I will await the right inspiration to create some napoleonic steam pun
Prompted by Andy's quick fire Napoleonic HotT army, I re-discovered a pile of surplus figures left over from a wonderful Gerard Davey gift (his own surplus figures IIRC). The bulk of the figures created a large Volley and Bayonet army, but there were some figures left over. What better idea than a heroic napoleonic French army. So, here is the first phase of the project completed. There are still more figures to go, and plans for some more 'fantasy' elements yet to come.The army so farOld Guard - bladesTwo line infantry columns - behemothsHero General-- the 'ultimate hero'?Riders on the left, knights on the rightShooters at the front.. 'legeres'Hordes.. conscripts.My question on the HotT Yahoo group about classification of French line infantry prompted a great discussion, with a range of ideas. Our intention is NOT to fight napoleonic era battles. We use Volley and bayonet for that. But it seems that using French line infantry as spears, or behemoths, could do the business.Our aim is to fight fantasy battles.
Hmm, Andy sprung a surprise on me, with his re-purposing of some painted British napoleonic figures for HotT.It made me realise that I have a heap of painted napoleonics which I'd thought surplus to requirements, having built the VnB armies I now use. So here are some of the figures.Already based, and deserving of some TLC on the bases, and with the application of some washes, will be eight bases of blades. Ah, those French columns.Then there are the Legeres which will do as shooters.And soem Gendarmes of the Guards as knights (there are some Cuirass as well, but they ned horses painted) and soem knights as riders.I have a spare figures of Napoleon which I'll rebase as a hero, and maybe a spare artillery gun.And the infantry in greatcoats will suffice as hordes. So, this might be a quick win HotT army to match Andy's British napoleonics. A very colourful combo.I'll post some photos of the finished product. In the meantime, progress on the Weird World War 1 British has been suspended.. I really am a warg
No gaming this week, sadly. Staying in theme, I have a ghoulish collection of miscellaneous pieces painted up.First up are four old West End Games 25mm stormtroopers that I somehow missed in my massive rebasing efforts a year or so ago.I have picked up a few pieces from Red Claw from the WizKids pre-primed sets. This includes two doors and a bunch of treasure chests.I also bought some oxen and then struggled to paint them. Not happy with result but tired of looking at them so I finished the bases.The postman delivered some more ghoulish not-Lego figures. No idea where they are from or when I ordered them. I presume an impulse buy during a terrible faculty council meeting.Up next: Probably some more 54mm troops.
In Spring this year I was contacted by fellow Blogger and Honourary Reject Chris (Axebeaker) from Bunker Hill blog and the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. He came over to the UK back in 2016 and had a Napoleonic game at Reject HQ. As he was coming back over for a holiday in the UK once again, we planned another game.In a very rare occurrence, the game was planned for a Friday night, the day before Chris and his family went home. As we wouldn't have enough time for one of our mega bash fests, Postie decided to play a skirmish game. Chris likes the Horse and Musket era, so setting the game in the French Indian War was a no brainer.Check out BigLee's blog for his version of Lies & deceit....Order of Battle (Ruthlessly stolen from BigLee's blog)British/Colonial ForcesC/O General mounted (Christopher) 44th Foot (24) 80th Light Infantry (Gages) (16) 55th Light Infantry (Howes) (16) Indian Character Mountain Man/Adventurer + M
Apologies one and all, I've been neglecting my and your blogs for nearly a month.The real world has unfortunately taken its toll on my hobby time!!!The figures posted were 3 hours away from being my last entry into the AHPC8. But I just couldn't f...
Well how about this then. 25mm figures from me that aren't for Donnybrook or the NYW?I do plan to have another few reads of the Osprey Rules En Garde!They may well be the rules I'll be using....of course I could always use Donnybrook??The figures are f...
In a sporadic burst of painting, I've finally gotten round to adding some colours to a pack of resin Late Roman casualties from 1st Corps that I picked up at "Derby" last year.They are still needing a coat of Army Painter to tone them down a littl...