Saturday, 21 January 2017

WSS / GNW Danes and Russians

I finally completed my first mounted regiment for the Danes, the Wurtemburg-Oels dragoon regiment. The mountef figures for this regiment are all from Dixons and the flag from Maverick Models. I also completed 2 stands of dismounted dragoons from Essex miniatures.

Wurtemburg-Oels dragoons 
Wurtemburg-Oels dragoons
Dismounted troopers
I've also decided to add a small cavalry brigade to my Russian Auxiliary Corps, not that they fielded any but more for club games. The first regiment is A. Kropotov Horse Grenadier regiment. I think the blue vat has turned out too dark. I'll be adding a second horse grenadier regiment and a regiment of dragoons to the brigade. Only because that is the figures that I have available.

A. Kropotov Horse Grenadier 
A. Kropotov Horse Grenadier 
The figures for this regiment are Roundway with the exception of the Cornet which is a spare Dixon figure. The troopers were kindly passed on to me from Mick.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

WSS / GNW Danes IV

It's been a bit of a slow start to this year, these figures were started before Christmas but real life got in the way. So here they finally are, 2 battalions from the Prince Karl regiment. The figures for these are all from Roundway. Quite enjoyed painting them when I finally got around to it. The flag is from Maverick Models.

Prince Karl regiment
Prince Karl regiment 
I also added 2 more Brigadiers to the army. These are from the excellent Bluemoon range. The one in the yellow coat is to specifically lead the Guards.

Brigadiers
Brigadiers 
I've also put in an order with Donington miniatures for some additional Polish cavalry. Should have enough for 2 regiments of hussars, a regiment of Pancerni and Dragoons. I'm also looking forward to the York show where I hope to pick up some additional Danish cavalry.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

2016 Review

First off I'd just like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope 2017 is a good one. I would like to thank every one who follows the blog and for their comments, much appreciated. Now as is obligatory these days I thought I'd review my progress for 2016. At the start of the year this was my aim

"For 2016 I don't  have any firm goals yet. I would like to finish my WSS and FPW collections but after that a bit of a loose end. No doubt something shine will catch my eye".

Can't believe I left it that open. However it did leave a bit of freedom this year. Things kicked off in February after the York show when I committed to the AWI in 28mm. Managed to get a fair bit done and a useable force for club games. I do have some more militia to paint up to add to the Continentals.

Next up was a quick return to my 15mm ACW collection. This was inspired by a refight of the battle of Fredericksburg and the need for some extra brigades and Artillery. All that I have left in the unpainted pile is a handful of reb cavalry.

The rest of the year has been spent on the Great Northern War. Initially inspired by an ongoing campaign with Mick and the need for extra troops saw this spiral into my main project. After over 20 years I finally finished the Saxons, even adding in the Russian Auxiliary Corps,  Polish cavalry and finally the Swedes. 2017 should see the addition of more Swedes as well as the Danes and extra Polish cavalry. This period also encouraged me to adapt the current he's based rules I use for the horse and musket period. So far so good and even resulted in a re fight of Klissow.

On the painting front it has been rather productive, approx 1000 figures completed.

2016 PAINTING TOTALS

15mm Artillery - 24
15mm Foot figures - 498
15mm Mounted figures - 230
28mm Artillery -2
28mm Foot figures - 224
28mm Mounted figures - 8

2017 will see the continuation of the WSS campaign against Mick. We are currently 3 games in. No doubt it will also help with the enthusiasm to paint the figures for both the GNW and WSS. I do have a hankering to paint up a few individual figures for games like Rogue Stars and Frostgrave, more for variety and my sanity.