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.
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 should have entered the Squirrel Duel with all the different periods I'm painting up!!!Postie asked for a muted palette, so that's what he got!These 24 figures are the London slingers who were in the army of Simon de Montfort, during the Barons Wars which was fought between 1264-65.The Slingers fought at the Battle of Lewes in 1264The figures are from Essex Miniatures and could be used for any Medieval army.There are 24 figure in this post making a very nice 120 points!
I thought I'd share some pics of the swag I collected at Cavalier in Tonbridge a few weekends ago.Firstly 3 great books from Helion and Company.I've had my eye on Armies and Enemies of Louis XIV since it came out, I've already got a few books of Killicrankie, but NEEDED this one too, you know how it is??Finally the new book on the Dutch, its a bit too early for my period really but hey ho, another must, I'm afraid!!My usually visit to Col Bills and I came away with these 5 15mm MDF buildingsfrom 4Ground. The Col is discontinuing the range at the moment, so grab them while you can.Stuart mentioned he may not bring them to shows anymore, so pre-order if you need any!More goodies from Col Bill, on the left is a new pack of Limber horse riders, so I bought 2 more horses and something to pull, I'm sure I've already got the wagon, but you can't have too many wagons, can you???A bit blurry I know, but I needed a fix from Essex minis.More NYW!!!Loads of 15mm buildingSorry guys I can't remember the club name, bu
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
For my 2nd entry into the Challenge I painted up a few figures for the the evil one, Postie!!Firstly we have 7 x 25mm Wargames Foundry Gaelic Horse for Posties Roman v Celt armies.Postie did have decals that he wanted me to stick on, now me and decals just don't get on.Its something to do with my sausage fingers and no patience....SO I had to paint the shields as well, I'm quite happy with how they turned out, especially the blue and red one, third from the right.I should have earned 70 points for these, but Postie based them, so I thought I'd loses a few points. But that rotter Lee took 10 points off!!! So only 60 points were awarded.And keeping to Ancients we have 12 x 15mm Essex figuresThey're actually Essex minis Pack RO44 Roman artillerymen but Postie wants themas wagonneers or extra artillrymen.Gotta admit they were a doddle to paint up.....as you can see!So 12 wagoneers should've got me 24 points, but once again I didn't base them, so Lee onlygave me 18 points! Tight git!So all in all 78 points w