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Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:35 pm
by ColinN
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

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:51 pm
by Friedrich August I.
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!

Cheers,
G√ľnter

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:29 pm
by barr7430
An excellent piece of brushwork there Colin and superb start to your conquest of Ireland!

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:26 pm
by ColinN
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.

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:33 pm
by toggy
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

Bob

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:47 pm
by PaulMc
He looks great Colin, but as Bob has pointed out, he'll be a general soon and probably dead within a couple of months!

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:03 pm
by Blucher
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!!!!

Adrian

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:32 pm
by ColinN
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.

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:41 pm
by Friedrich August I.
Good Lord!
And thought I have weird thoughts :!: :shock: :D

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:29 pm
by ColinN
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...

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:49 pm
by PaulMc
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.

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:16 pm
by ColinN
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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Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:31 pm
by barr7430
Tres bon Monsieur!

More of the garcons are on their way to you now :wink:

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:00 pm
by ColinN
barr7430 wrote:More of the garcons are on their way to you now :wink:
Arrived today - all lined up and ready for undercoat - cheers.

Re: Huguenots in Ireland 1690

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:08 pm
by ColinN
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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