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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

War of the Spanish Succession English and Danes (2)


More terrain and troops for our War of the Spanish Succession games, this time a windmill, some English horse and Danish foot.

Firstly the terrain piece of a windmill and outbuilding.


This comprises two resin buildings from Leven Miniatures, firstly the Dutch Windmill and the building is an 'Ancient Cottage' piece. The crates, sacks and barrels are from Perfect Six Scenics.

The sails on the windmill are free rotating on a piece of brass rod. I thought that if I glued them on they would likely break very easily, hopefully if they are removable they may be a little more resilient.


The base is a 60mm x80mm MDF from Warbases. Like the farm and churchyard painted last week, I think they are lovely models that will help set the scene for our battle fields.


Next completed was a couple of squadrons of English horse representing Lt. General Lumley’s Regiment with blue cuffs and turn-backs and yellow saddle cloths and lace.

All the figures are from the Baccus War of the Spanish Succession range.


The paint job is a simple base-coat with some highlighting then a wash with a mix of Tamiya Smoke and Tamiya Clear varnishes.


The French and Bavarians have been getting a lot of reinforcements in my most recent updates, so this time I decided to add a unit of Danish foot in English service. I'm unsure of the actual regiment, but the scheme is taken from a plate in the Marlborough's Army 1702–11 book with a rather nice red lace on their tricorns.


I'm now cracking on with some more terrain pieces as well as some French horse and Bavarian dragoons, hope to get another update out later this week.

28 comments:

  1. Units look great, but I love, love, love the terrain. I am absolutely stealing the dedicated base / multiple buildings idea.

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  2. Lovely bases!
    We love the wind mill!
    Bravo!
    :-)

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  3. Top notch job, love the windmill!

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  4. Uber cute Scrivs.
    Where are the tiny barrels from?
    JJ

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    1. Thanks Jeremy, Perfect Six, it is in the article above ;)

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  5. The troops are very fine, but the terrain does rather steal the show - brilliant! :-)

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  6. Could be Danish regiment Jyske or Christian Ulrich

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    1. Thanks Mike, the Osprey is non committal and my Condray is no help

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  7. Great looking troops and fantastic terrain!
    Best Iain

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  8. What ruleset are you using for this?

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    1. Really not sure yet, I've tried Polemos but nothing seems to happen, never that keen on Black Powder, I do like Maurice but they are not good for multi-player.

      Do you have any recommendations?

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  9. Superb looking troops and terrain Paul!

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