Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WSS / GNW Danes X

After a weekend gaming some ACW at Micks it was time to get back to the Danes. I had quite a productive few days completing 2 regiments as some command bases. First up is the 2nd Jydske regiment, these are all Bluemoon figures. For a change I went with a black undercoat which has made the coats come out darker, think I'll stick with grey for now.

2nd Jydske regiment 
The next regiment is the 3rd Jydske. The majority of these figures are from Roundway. The ensign is a Dixon's figure on a horse from Essex miniatures.

3rd Jydske regiment
As the box was out I decided to take a group photo of my first completed cavalry brigade.

Cavalry brigade
As my Danish gore has expanded, it was time to add a few more command figures. I decided to add a Commander in Chief base and a Line commander base. The figures are all from Roundway and a mix of General figures with some French horse command added.

Command bases
As I'm now awaiting some more figures from Roundway for the next cavalry brigade my thoughts have returned to the Swedes. I now have some re basing to do as I have decided to combine the command and pike bases. The result of this is I now have spare painted pike men,  so guess I'll just have to get some extra musketeers and put together a few more battalions.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

WSS / GNW Danes IX

Despite being very busy with work I have managed to add my first Cuirassier regiment to my Danish army. I've went for the 1st Jydske regiment. Like most of the Danish army they are in light grey coats. The figures are from Bluemoon which I picked up at the York show last month. The flag is from Maverick Models.

1st Jydske Cuirassiers 
1st Jydske Cuirassiers 
My only issue with the Bluemoon figures is that they supply a drummer instead of a cornet. If I can find a company that produces something compatible I'll use them instead.

For the next few regiments I've decided yo do the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Jydske and the 2nd Sjaellandske regiments as I already have the flags. The 2nd Jydske are nearly complete with just a few highlights to go. After these I may make a return to the Swedes.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

WSS /GNW Danes VIII

Yet more progress on my Danish force. This time 3 more battalions of infantry. Then I can make a start on the horse. First up is the 3rd battalion of the Droningin regiment. Like the previous 2 battalions these are all from Dixon Miniatures.

Droningin regiment
The next 2 battalions are from the Prince Christian regiment. The figures are from Roundway. I chose these as I quite like the wine red facing colours.

Prince Christian regiment 
Prince Christian regiment 
So far this brings the infantry strength up to 17 battalions. I do have 3 more glued to painting sticks ready for undercoat in.  This will complete the infantry that I need. I then took the opportunity to organise then into 3 brigades for a couple of photos.

Danish infantry
Danish infantry
With all of my efforts on the Danes so far, my Swedish troops are looking rather shorthanded. I've ordered a couple of infantry battalions from Roudham and plan to make a start on the Swedes after I complete the Danish horse regiments


Sunday, 26 February 2017

WSS / GNW Danes VII

Despite it being the school half term and having a weeks break from work, I've made slow progress. I did finish the refurbishment of the last 2 battalions for my nephew. For my own collection I knuckled down and completed the 2 batteries of Artillery as well as a couple of officers.

Danish artillery 
The figures for both batteries are from Warrior Miniatures.  You cannot beat them for value with 4 guns costing only £2.50. I was struggling to find info on the carriage colours and had to rely on the TMP forum. I do quite like the red and gold colours.

Danish commanders
The 2 command bases represent a Brigadier and a more senior line commander. The 2 officers are from Bluemoon and the drummer is a left over figure from Roundway. I do have a couple of packs from Roundway for extra commanders. Should be enough for a Army general, line commander and 3 more Brigadiers.

On the painting table I decided to concentrate on completing the Danish infantry. I've 3 more battalions prepped, the 3rd battalion of the Droningin regiment and 2 battalions from the Prince Christian regiment. With these and the 3 battalions of the Jydske regiment to paint should complete the Danish infantry.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

WSS / GNW Danes part VI

Finally managed to get around basing the latest 2 battalions to add to my Danish troops. The delay has been caused by refurbishing my Nephews Danish troops. His younger brother shook the box they were stored in like maracas. The damage was extensive, I've so far refurbished 4 battalions with 2 still to complete by amalgamating the unbroken figures. There are 2 full battalions worth of figures for the scrap heap.

So here are his refurbished figures. 3 battalions from the Prince George regiment and a single battalion from the Wurtemburg-Oels regiment.

Prince George regiment 
Wurtemburg-Oels regiment 
So back to the 2 battalions of my own troops that I have completed. Both battalions are from the Droningin or Queens regiment. Quite distinctive in their red coats. The majority of the figures are from Dixons with a couple from Roundway and Warrior. The flags were sourced from the Internet.

Droningin regiment 
Droningin regiment
I've now got 2 Artillery batteries on the painting table. I then need to decide if I start on the 2 Cuirassier regiments or push on and complete the remains 6 infantry battalions first.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

WSS / GNW Danes V

After returning from the York show I decided to get these 2 battalions based up and ready for a club game on Thursday. Both are 3rd battalions for 2 regiments that I've already worked on, Prince Karl and the Livgarden til fods.

The figures for the Prince Karl battalion are all from Roundway and the flag from Maverick Models.

3rd battalion Prince Karl
3rd battalion Prince Karl regiment 
The figures for the Livgarden til fods are all from Dixon's miniatures with the exception of the ensign which is a Russian pike man from Roundway.

3rd battalion Livgarden til fods 
3rd battalion Livgarden til fods 
This brings the completed Danish infantry up to 12 battalions. I've also got 3 battalions from the Droningin regiment on the painting table. There are also enough figures for another 5 infantry battalions. I'll shortly be able to make a start on the 2 regiments of Cuirassiers  I purchased at York.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Vapnartak 2017

Once again I made the annual pilgrimage to the York show with some mares from the Cresswell club. Overall I am impressed with the show. Plenty to get me enthused for the start of the year.

On the purchase front I once again went with a list and managed to obtain everything I had wanted. Kallistra for a selection in hex hills, Old Glory and Dixons for some extra WSS figures, mainly command and cavalry. I also picked up some paints from the Warbases stand. I only made 2 extra purchases, some d20 dice and some paintbrushes that were very reasonably priced.

Show loot
On to the games. There was quite a nice selection, again I forgot to take pictures. There was a formula minions game for the kids which looked fun. A very nice Bronze age skirmish game using the SARS rules. I also liked the look of the Montrose game on the ground floor. Overall a great show and looking forward to next year