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Thursday, 2 May 2019

War of the Spanish Succession French(7)


The Hundred Years War project has stalled at the moment due to a lack of unpainted figures so this week the War of the Spanish Succession project gets some love with both a couple of pieces of terrain and French horse and foot being painted.


First up is a church and graveyard that I'm rather happy with how it turned out. The church model is from Leven Miniatures and is a very nice model, well cast in resin. The walls are also from the same manufacturer.


The gravestones and statuary are from Perfect Six Scenics, again lovely castings and a useful range of accessories in this small scale. I think this will be a great addition to our battlefields.


Next is a small farm comprising a couple of buildings again from the Leven Miniatures range. The well is from Perfect Six Scenics and adds a little character to the set.


I have enough other pieces from these two manufactures to knock out another four bases of terrain and you should see the results over the next few weeks.


On to the figures, firstly a regiment of French French Chevau-légers bringing me up to 20 bases of horse for the French, you can never have enough cavalry in grey coats with red cuffs and turn-backs, super generic as just about all French Chevau-légers looked the same in this period.


 I wanted to do the whole regiment on black horses, with just greys for the musicians, I do like how they look 'in real life' but think they came out very dark in these photos.


I also completed another infantry battalion for the French, this one represents Regt. Normandie, grey coats with black cuffs and turn-backs and white waistcoats and hose. I must have been having a black period this week.


Again they look rather darker in these shots than they do in the flesh.

I'll never get to play with them though, Drew always bags the French for our games, I must paint some more allies for the Anglo-Dutch, maybe a Danish regiment.....

20 comments:

  1. Those look great. Your terrain is amazing. 6mm can be so effective and you have done this very well.

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    1. Thanks Chris. The Leven Miniatures stuff makes it easy.

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  2. Super work! The church is a masterpiece.

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  3. Great looking figures and terrain Paul.

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  4. Those 6mm units look great. The infantry lines really look like lines!

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    1. 72 men in a battalion does give them the kind of gravitas you don't get with smaller units.

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  5. Gorgeous buildings and troops!

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  6. Lovely looking church and hamlet, super generic French cavalry!
    Best Iain

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  7. A lack of unpainted figures? I hope this sad state of affairs was duly addressed? Nevertheless these offerings look fabulous as well.

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    1. Cheers. Only a lack of figures for the HYW project, plenty of other stuff to be going at while I decide what to buy yet.

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  8. This is all so cute! Beautiful paint job, love the graveyard Scrivs - something to aim for.
    Cheers chum,
    Jeremy

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  9. From what did you make the wall?

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