Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Saxon Artillery

Just finished off the Saxon artillery, the crews are based and the guns are loose, I've based the crews to designate the size of gun, 4 figures for a positional gun, 3 figures for a light gun, the figures are a mix of Essex and Dixon an odd Halmark one may have slipped in as well, now just some bloody Poles to paint and this army is finished.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Polish Infantry

These figures are Essex miniatures, not going to pretend I enjoyed painting these, they were a real pain in the arse, only one more unit to do, together with two units of winged hussars they will make up the Polish element in my Saxon army.

Monday, 25 May 2009

Bank Holiday Monday

Went to Partizan yesterday, another excellent show by the Newark lads, big queue to get in but it moved quite quickly, spent my time in the queue speaking to a rather nice gentleman from Cambridge, lots of nice games on show, shame that I didn't see anything from this era, but some of them truly took my breath away, anyone who hasn't been to Partizan is really missing a treat. Finally talked myself into joining the Pike and Shot Society and bought some ECW cavalry from Peter Pig, these will be making an appearance as Irish Jacobite cavalry. Next up on the site the first of my Polish infantry just got to finish basing them.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


Flag for my Spanish Dragoons, very kindly supplied by Bill
Also just finished painting the first unit of Polish Infantry and started the winged hussars, looking forward to Partizan this weekend,Peter Pig is supposed to be there so will be looking for some more cavalry, I'll be the one in the rugby shirt that looks like a kid in a sweet shop !!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Saxon Brigadiers

Here are somm pics of my Saxon Officers, all Essex figures, again easy to paint, trying to finish this army at the moment, but finding the Polish element a pain in the arse, part way thru the infantry, really not looking forward to the winged hussars !

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The Guards ! !

These are the guard units of the French army, the figures are all Essex, there will be two battalions of each unit, I really enjoyed painting these and found them easy to paint, the flags have been sent to me in the past via email from other collecters/gamers.

Friday, 1 May 2009

The Spanish are Coming !!!

Sorry these arn't all fully based but you get the idea, the infantry are Dixons and the Dragoons are Essex, the bases are steel, tried the MDF route,these are much better availble from

If anyone can recommend some Spanish Cavalry flags I would appreciate it, as this unit of dragoons is currently flagless.

Sorry chaps, Steve pointed out that I forgot to name the units, the infantry are Terico Amarillos or "Old Yellows" and the Dragoons are Regiment Campredon. They will be joining the Catholic League forces, France, Savoy, Jacobite Ireland and Bavaria against the Protestant Powers of Great Britain, Holland, Saxony/Poland and Sweden.