Beneath the Lilly Banners
Not being content with the 25mm version's of 4Ground's great looking Dutch Houses, again at Salute I purchased their 15mm versions of the same buildings.I'd like to say they were easier to put together than their 25mm conterparts, which they were, although they were a little more fiddly, but that's most probably due to my fat sausage fingers!I only bought five of the buildings because that's all they had left and I do already have loads of other makes to make a massisve town.You know I said they were fiddly? Well that's my skin stuck on the decorative brickwork on the building on the right!!Nothing that a brush of paint or ink will cover over of course.......whenever I get round to it????I've left the insides plain for the moment, I did toy with the idea of painting the inside white or grey, just to tone down the stark effect, when the roofs are on you don't really notice the insides so I will probably leave them as they are.As I bought 2 sets of buildings twice, (the blue and green buildings) I changed the c
The third and last of my recently painted units for our game at Broadside a few weeks ago and this one's Ferdinando Hasting's regt of foot.The regiment was raised during the emergency of the Monmouth Rebellion in 1685. Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon was issued a warrant on 20 June 1685. As was customary, it was called Huntingdon's Regiment of Foot and based for recruiting in Buckinghamshire. The regiment was not ready in time for the battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685 but was sent to Scotland in 1689 after the Protestant William of Orange acceded to the throne of England. The Earl of Huntingdon was considered disloyal to King William III so was replaced by his kinsman Ferdinando Hastings in December 1688.At the Battle of Killiecrankie, in 1689, Hasting's Regiment were on the right of the English line, as they were at the back of the column during the advance into Killicrankie pass. As the Highlanders charged there was little time to fix bayonets and most of the soldiers turned and fled.
Last Sunday saw the Rejects drive down to Sittingbourne for the Broadside Wargaming show. It was my turn to put on a game. After much deliberation (with myself) I chose to demo "The Battle of Killiecrankie"using Beneath the Lily Banners v3 The War of Three Kings.I painted up all the Scots a few years ago and recently finished off the last few Williamite regts.Postie was bitching that I didn't make bespoke terrain like he and Lee had for our last 2 Broadside game. I totally ignored him and used Posties normal gaming terrain that we use each week when we play. I've gotta admit to being very pleased with the results.Richard and Surj played the historical losers of the battle the Williamites.John and Dave played the Jacobites. With BigLee dipping in and out.I put in an optional rule of an initial bombardment. They threw a D6 and compared in to the chart 1=0 2,3=1 4,5=2 6=3. They threw a 3 giving them only 1 turn of artillery before the game started. They did manage to knock off 2 casualties on Locheils regt thoug
Posties Rejects will be making their annual trip to Sittingborne this weekend, for Milton Hundred Wargames Club's show "Broadside"We're hosting a demo game on The Battle of Killicrankie 1689, using the newest version of Beneath the Lily Banners "The War of Three Kings"Come and check out the game, it should be very interesting!!We've had a few practice games in the last one, due to some disastrous die rolls BigLee managed to hand the game to the Williamites and change history!!!Sunday 9th JuneBroadside Wargames ShowSwallows Leisure CentreCentral AveneueSittingbourneKentME10 4NT
The second newly painted unit for Beneath the Lily Banners "War of Three Kings" and the second regt form the Scots Brigade.Barthold Balfours regt were raised in 1603 by the Duke of Buccleugh for Dutch service.Jumping forward to 1672, they were commanded by John Kirckpatrick, At the start of the Franco-Dutch War they were garrisoned in Maastricht, defending the siege lines there in 1673. Also fighting at Grave 1674, Maastricht again in 1676, Cassel 1677 ans St Denis in 1678.In 1684 Barthold Balfour became the Colonel. James II ordered them home on account of the Monmouth rebellion, they along with Mackay's and Ramsay's arriving in Gravesend (my hometown) on 30th June 1685. They arrived too late for the Battle of Sedgemoor, so were sent back to the United Provinces unbloodied.They crossed the channel once again in 1688, were they were transferred form the Dutch establishment to the English.The next year they fought on the left of the English lines at the Battle of Killicrankie. Their Lt-Col George Lauder
Posties Rejects will be putting a game on at Milton Hundred's wargame show "Broadside" in Sittingborne on 9th June. Its my turn again to host the game, I was going to do a Donnybrook extravaganza, with loads of the figures I painted up during the Challenge. But there's not enough room to do the battle I wanted to do on a 6x4 table.So I switched scales back down to 15mm and I will be using Beneath the Lily Banners "The War of the Three Kings" rules. We've had a few practice games and ironed out a few bits, now I've just got to try and learn them off by heart, trouble is, I'm 51 and already have a mind full of mostly useless info. Trying to pack in all the changes to BLB is proving rather difficult!!I needs some oily fish me thinks!!!Anyway, I needed a few units for this said 15mm battle, I did consider just painting up the command stands and using other already painted units, But I knew in my heart that this would bug the crap out of me. So I've painted them up, the figures from Essex were destined to be
I needed some tents for a Beneath the Lily Banners scenario I'm trying to get ready for.I picked these up on ebay for a few quid.I don't know their make? I wish I did so I could buy a few more!!I undercoated them grey, dry-brushed a lighter grey, then dry-brushed white.Simples!Each Warbases base measures 5 x 8 and to be honest there was more work on the basethan on the tents!
Back down to 15mm for my next Painting Challenge entry.I've been promising myself that I'd paint a Spanish brigade for my Beneath the Lily Banners rules for a few years now. well 5 years to be exact, where'd that time go??I bought a copy of The Spanish Armies of the League of Augsberg, here, after winning a competition which got the juices flowing.....So here we are!There are 4 units of infantry, 4 artillery pieces, a stand of Grenadiersand 3 commanders. All the figures are from Donnington, which are not my usual goto company for my NYW figures. I bought 98% of this on ebay for a bargain price.Then had to top up a few bits and bobs. They are a little larger than Essex, but hey hobeggars can't be choosers!A pic from the backTercio Sevilla or old Violet’s (Morados viejos)Maestros de Campo : (1685) D. Thomas de los Cobos y Luna, (1695) D. Francisco Antonio Diaz Pimienta Tercio Cordova or old Green’s (Verdes viejos)Maestros de Campo : (1682) D. Carlos de Eguia, (1691) D. Juan Vasquez de Acuña
This was probably the easiest bonus round in this years Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge,"Mercenary"I could have painted loads of figures for this round, I bet most of us could have?I chose to go back to my 15mm Beneath the Lilly Banners French army.The Baron de Kronberg Hussars made their first appearance in the French army in 1692.They had 2 squadrons and were commanded by a Hungarian in French service called Baron de Kronberg or Cornsberg. They were later in 1693 known as Mortani. They were a shortlived unit when Kronberg fell into disgrace and left France. In 1697 they ceased to exist.Now here's the dodgy thing, There is no information on their uniform at all.So I made it all up!! Shock- Horror! I thought red and yellow coats looked cool and it'd be a complete contrast to the rather boring grey coats of mostof the French army.The figures are from my favourite goto for the 1690's Essex Miniatures!This is the same unit that Sir Sidney Roundwood recently painted up in the Challenge!!!If yo
It seems that I did rather well this Crimbo!Santa ClauseThree ECW/Late 1600's figures that'll be added to my Donnybrook collection.Centre and right are 2 Col Bill's figures, but I'm not sure of the chap on the left?Thanks Santa!!!Secret Santa or not so...