Huguenots in Ireland 1690

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
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Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Post by ColinN » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:35 pm

If you were at the recent Derby Weekender may have spotted the birth of a new metal based obsession on the Williamite right flank (maybe not, the unkempt hair, befuddled manner and glassy stare are default settings). After chatting with Barry I got a book (Osprey Campaign) some figures and decided to have a go at building my own force (you never know they may even grace a Weekender, eventually).

Since it's Warfare miniatures and BLB I thought I should post a bit here. I haven't quite got together in my head the full force I'll build (these things tend to start small and grow big - I probably didn't have to say that :D). But anyway here is a test piece. The officer below is either going to belong to Cambon's or he may find his way onto Schomberg's command stand.

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Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:51 pm

Colin,

It seems you were also infected by this BUG called BlB with the same 'heavy' results on the horizon :wink: :D

Btw., nice brushwork.

I hold it with a sentence of Guderian: Nicht kleckern, Klotzen!
In other words Dont do a battalion! Do an Army! :lol:

So keep 'em comming, my Friend!

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Post by barr7430 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:29 pm

An excellent piece of brushwork there Colin and superb start to your conquest of Ireland!
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Post by ColinN » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:26 pm

Friedrich August I. wrote: In other words Dont do a battalion! Do an Army! :lol:
I'll be happy with a battalion at the moment :lol: (I'm a very slow painter!). Had a good look at the Saxon muster on your 1810-13 thread, magnificent and I hope to see them 'live' on a table top sometime.
barr7430 wrote:superb start to your conquest of Ireland!
Thanks, hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of a command stand and a battalion soon.
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Post by toggy » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:33 pm

Very nice Colin, I take it this guy was a lowly corporal not so long ago, but entered into your fast track officer promotion course :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by PaulMc » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:47 pm

He looks great Colin, but as Bob has pointed out, he'll be a general soon and probably dead within a couple of months!
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Post by Blucher » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:03 pm

Colin

...nice, I'd love to see you pushing him around Ireland at the 2013 Weekenders....

....I know you said you wern't a quick painter...but a few command stands would be useful...especially as you tend to use a lot over the whole weekend!!!!

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Post by ColinN » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:32 pm

Toggy wrote:...but entered into your fast track officer promotion course
For the sake of morale I told him he had received his promotion through merit (that merit being, only man standing :wink: )
PaulMc wrote:He looks great Colin, but as Bob has pointed out, he'll be a general soon and probably dead within a couple of months!
I'm hoping he manages to survive until March... not likely with my die rolling but I'm trying an optimistic outlook for a change...
Blucher wrote:...but a few command stands would be useful...especially as you tend to use a lot over the whole weekend!!!!
I was thinking I should order up a couple of casualty packs and make my command stands out of those! :lol:

That optimism didn't last long.
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Post by Friedrich August I. » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:41 pm

Good Lord!
And thought I have weird thoughts :!: :shock: :D
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Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Post by ColinN » Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:29 pm

This is the CinC for my fledgling force. Based his uniform on a plate of the Duke of Schomberg in Osprey's "Battle of the Boyne 1690" (p 78).

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Guess I really should stop mucking about with the gentry and do some footsloggers...
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Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Post by PaulMc » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:49 pm

That'll be the picture of him just before he gets shot? :wink:

It's lovely work Colin, I'll look forward to seeing the footsloggers et al.
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Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Post by ColinN » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:16 pm

Thanks for all the kind words on the painting.

When I started the project I had no idea that it was a well trodden path on Fighting Talk and I've found a couple of the threads most helpful in putting together the uniforms particularly:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3512&hilit=Huguenots

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1175&hilit=Huguenots

So thanks to everybody that's contributed there on books, flags, unit composition, cuff colurs etc...

Anyway latest shots - Finished command stand and a stand of infantry from Cambon's regiment (purple cuffs for no other reason than they match the splendid Warfare flags :D )

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Post by barr7430 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:31 pm

Tres bon Monsieur!

More of the garcons are on their way to you now :wink:
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Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Post by ColinN » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:00 pm

barr7430 wrote:More of the garcons are on their way to you now :wink:
Arrived today - all lined up and ready for undercoat - cheers.
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Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Post by ColinN » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:08 pm

After a long hiatus finished the latest command stand for the Huguenots. Alas this is a common scenario for units under my command; the brigadier lies dead and his replacement (a mere corporal at sunrise) has decided he'd better make a quick will before the next turn comes round...

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