Monday, 29 July 2013
The War of the Spanish Succession or Marlburian period (if you're an 'old school wargamer') has always fascinated me since I was a nipper. The 1704 campaign which led to the battle of Blenheim saw an allied army of British, Brandenburg, Danish, Dutch, Hanoverian, Hessian, Mecklenburg, Prussian and Wurtemburg troops march deep into Europe to defeat a combined army of French and Bavarians in a major victory of the war. A famous victory for Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy. Wargaming the period would be a major task for me hobbywise which will start with choosing which manufacturer would provide the bulk of suitable miniatures.
At the moment I'm not sure whether to collect 28mm miniatures manufactured by 'Ebor' or 'Front Rank', currently I ordered some samples from Front Rank and below are the results:
Lord Cutts at the battle of Blenheim 1704. A nice clean figure, Front Rank miniatures are a joy to paint I must admit, with a minimum of flash and reasonably priced.
Samples purchased from Ebor will follow next when I have some spare cash.
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
I thought I would have a look at Trent miniatures 'Newark' personality range as sold by North Star, its is a large 28mm figure, well cast in two pieces (rider & horse) and nice to paint. Mounted on a 25mm x 50mm plasticard base with grass, dirt textures, grass tufts and yellow flowering weeds.
Painted over the weekend I popped it on ebay if anyone is interested just look for ebay ID peterw3169 or item number: 121142997261
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Hi Just a brief post cos I'm a bit busy, but here is a command base painted this week on ebay.co.uk at the moment (ebay Item Id: 121139507485) Lord Henry Stafford.
Available on ebay.co.uk SOLD
Lord Henry Stafford (1425-1471)
Henry's personal standard a swallow-tailed banner is handpainted on metal foil.
Henry fought at the Battle of Towton on the Lancastrian side but survived and was later pardoned by Edward IV on 25 June 1461. He was with Edward IV on 12 March 1470 at the Battle of Losecoat Field where the rebel forces of Sir Robert, Lord Wells were defeated. Although choosing the winning side, Henry was so badly wounded at the battle of Barnet that he never recovered and died in his bed on 14 October 1471.
These miniatures are manufactured by Perry Miniatures and painted by me at the firstname.lastname@example.org
The base is 60mm round mdf textured with grass tufts and white flowers to denote his Yorkist allegiance.
|Humphrey Stafford Duke of Buckingham|
|Earl of Devon.|
|Earl of Northumberland.|
|Earl of Salisbury.|
|Earl of Salisbury.|
|Edmund Beaufort Duke of Somerset.|
|Duke of Somerset.|
|The Tax collector.|
|Earl of Warwick.|
|The Earl of Warwick the 'Kingmaker'.|
|The Duke of York.|
|Richard Duke of York.|
I'll update this page as the project progresses.