Sunday, 17 March 2013

In search of Marlborough part II

Well I think my search for some suitable figures to represent the Duke of Marlborough is at an end. Firstly a thanks to Steve from http://steve-the-wargamer.blogspot.co.uk/ for pointing me in the direction of Black Hat miniatures as they produce some figures for Marlborough's runners, one pack duly purchased. I also received a number of recommendations on the Mini Figs general packs, so again a purchase was made. Below is the results.

Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Duke of Marlborough
Overall I am very happy with the way they all turned out. the Mini Fig horses are  a lot better than I remember them from a few years ago. My only issue is the riders are rather small in comparison to their infantry range. Luckily I had a spare standard bearer available just so I could add a flag to the base. The picture below is what I was using for inspiration.


I also painted up another 3 of the runners to use as messengers during our larger games. Mick always insists that changes in orders must be written and then delivered to the relevant commanders. You can just see one of the runners behind Marlborough in his blue and white coat.

Runners
Runners
I also wanted to once again thank Alan from http://dux-homunculorum.blogspot.co.uk/ for his prize give away. I am now the proud owner of some French Napoleonic troops.

5 comments:

Phil said...

Nice figures, command stand and runers are great Scotty!
Phil.

Ray Rousell said...

Nice one Scotty, the runners look pretty cool!

Sean said...

A nice stand, looks the part.

scotty said...

Thanks guys.

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Excellent! :o)