Tuesday, 20 January 2015

My 3rd Victorian Bonus Round entry - Analogue Painting Challenge & Fran

I wasn't going to enter this round as I don't own any Victorian figures, but I was chatting with von Postie himself, who said he had a few 25mm Zulu Wars figures just sitting in a box. So I ended up flicking a little paint on the chap above.
Postie thinks its a Newline Design figure, but I've checked out their website and can't find him there? Anybody know where he comes from?
He is of course painted up as an Officer of the famous B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Foot, the Royal Warwickshire regiment, later of course named the South Wales Borderer's.

 Not sure if you can still vote for this round or not, but if you want to try, here's a link to do so,
The photos I sent in for this round made my figure look like my 7 year old daughter painted the figure, see below!! So I took another couple of pics, he looks a little better me thinks???
The one thing I can't understand though, is why he's holding a sword and also got one in his scabbard??

Finally as some of you may already now, my pal Fran, The Angry Lurker has buggered 
off back home to Ireland today to start a new life.
 I've gotta admit he will be missed, it just won't be the same without the Miserable Fecking Git.

Friday, 9 January 2015

RP No 163 NYW French La Marche Infantry regt

My last unit painted in 2014 and my 1st entry into this years Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. In fact its the first unit I've painted for myself in a couple of months!! These fine looking fellows are the regt La Marche and they earned me 42 points and pushed my up to the dizzy heights of No50 in the standings!!!

The regiment quite obviously is another of my Nine Years War French units, and are once again based up for the Beneath the Lilly Banners ruleset. The regt is one of the 6 French regiments that were sent over to Ireland and were present at the Battle of the Boyne. The other being  Forez, Merode, Tournasis, Famechon & Zurlauben (which I've already painted, here) The plan is to paint one more of these regts up, but I'm not sure which one yet, it really depends on which one has the best looking flag!

La Marche were commanded by Colonel Armand-Charles de Gontaut, the Baron de Biron, After they left Ireland, In 1691 they were posted to the Alps and Nice, then they were sent to Flanders were they fought at the Battle of Neerwinden.
The figures are from Essex minis and the flag is from the Warflag website.