Sunday, 20 December 2009

Dutch & English

These are the latest completed figures, they are all Dixon Figures, I can't recommend them highly enough, lots of detail but very easy to paint, the English regt represents the Queen Dowagers, whilst the Dutch are the Slangenberg Regt, currently waiting for a delivery of Essex figures, which hopefully will give me enough figures to allow me to finish the Irish Jacobite army, may I take this oppotunity to wish you all a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Alittle bit of everything ! !

Well infantry and cavalry anyway, but they are English, French, Dutch and Irish, the Irish are O'Neills Dragoons, hence the red hand flag, the English are Churchills Regt, aka "The Buffs", the French are Piedmont Regt and finally the Dutch are Van Beyheym Regt. The cavalry figures are Essex miniatures, whilst the infantry are all Dixons. I hope you like them, all comments good and bad are welcomed, I may even answer questions. TTFN Dilly

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

French and More

Hi guys, done quite a bit of painting recently, will hopefully soon have enough for a small battle, the French Guard is finished, two battalions each of French and Swiss, French regiment Aquitaine also done and one regiment of Jacobite foot and one of horse, all the figures are by Essex accept for Aquitaine, which are Dixons, I'd forgot how easy the Dixons are to paint with lots of raised detail, will hopefully be able to bang out some more French quite quickly.
Regards Dilly

Saturday, 19 September 2009

More Troops For Shamus

Hi, another regt of Jacobites for you to peruse, these are the Earl of Antrims Regt, not got much painting done in the last week, as the flu has hit the house and ground all work to a stand still, hope you like the pictures

Monday, 7 September 2009

The Trayne & Jacobite Cavalry

Ok, some proper photos, these arn't very good quality, they've been taken on my now cat proof painting table, it broke my heart having to clean it up, but they're worth it, they give me an excuse to sit in the garage and paint, the wagons are Hallmark models now available from Magister Militum, the cavalry are once again from Essex Miniatures Ltd. wonder if they'll do me a discount for this free advertising ? As uniform and flag detail for this army is virtualy non existant, the cavalry is pure guess work, but is going to represent the Duke of Tyrconnells Regt, the flags were from AJ Dumelow,not sure where they would be available from now, and were the only cavalry flags I could get my grubby mits on that had JR on them, even Bill couldn't help much, but he did help with the Dragoon flags that will come later, TTFN

Sunday, 6 September 2009


Sorry for no recent updates, and this is the reason, they are cute though, I have however managed to do a little painting, with two units of Jacobites done, one cavalry and the other foot,pictures to follow soon, I promise, was hoping to make it to Partizan today, but my body is in agony following the first game of the season yesterday, so I couldn't face the journey, perhaps I'm just getting too old for rugby !!

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Recruits for James

Hi, Latest Jacobite unit to be finished, Irish recruits, once again all the figures are Essex, I wasn't too sure about these figures when I started this period, however they have grown on me, just a shame about their exorbitantly high p&p charges, £9 for a 900g packet !!! the flag is from the Catalan wargamers group, it is a Catalan militia flag, but as it's in latin I thought what the hell, I'll use it,rough translation, "We shall live free or we shall die" the remainder of the winged hussars are nearly finished, so hopefully I'll put some photos up of the whole of the Saxon/Polish army. Ttfn

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Irish Guards

This is the first unit of the Irish Jacobite army I've painted, I know in an ideal world you should leave the guards till last in case your painting improves, however their flag was on top and my painting is only likely to get worse as my eyesight deteriorates with old age, the grenadiers are put to one side to be part of a composite grenadier battalion, will be concentrating on this army as soon as I've finished the rest of the winged hussars, then I'll be fleshing out the English and Dutch I've already painted. The Irish units will be based with pikemen, this is to represent their poor weaponry but high fighting ability in hand to hand.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

1st Squadron

Hi, first squadron of winged hussars finished, only another 3 to go, these weren't as hard to paint as I thought they would be, just a pain in the arse to put together well enough to stand handling, the figures are Essex, who happen to have a special offer on at the moment, 11 for 10, need some more grenadiers for my Jacobites so will be putting a small order in, gotta go and base the Irish Guards up now, ttfn

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Winged Hussars and Irish Guards

Well a taster anyway, just finished the first 2 hussars and the grenadier company of the Jacobite Irish Guards, couldn't wait till they were based, looks like my first game is going to
have two very oddball opponents