Saturday, 17 December 2011

Costa Cavalry

Here we have the finished (minus 1 flag) Bluemoon Bavarian Costa Cuirassier Regt, I wasn't very happy with these, as the standard of the figure combined with the high price makes them a poor buy, however I am currently painting painting some tricorned cavalry figures and they seem much better, I will post pics when finished with some Dixons and Essex and let you decide.


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Bavarian Regt Rivera

Latest regt to join the Catholic cause, I really enjoyed painting these after stuggling with the Bluemoon cavalry, may have to eat my words though, currently painting some of their figures up as Hanoverian horse, and the early signs are quite promising. The flags here are from the excellent Maverick Models range and the figures are Dixons,the yellow coatedgent on the back row represents a NCO who wore reversed colours, hope you like them


Friday, 9 December 2011


Well here we are Bluemoon v Essex v Dixon, we have 2 regiments here, Arco, blue facings and Costa with the red facings, Arco are Dixon troopers and Essex command figures while Costa are all Bluemoon, I think once the current Bluemoon figures are painted I won't be buying any more, they arn't bad figures but certainly not an improvement on figures that were designed 10+ years ago, and as a new company they should be pushing to make improvements or expand on what is already available, but they haven't.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Naked ! !

Well unpainted dragoons anyway ! ! Here we have L to R Dixon, Bluemoon and Essex, I have a beef with all of them, even though they are my choosen figures, as they are all compatable, if not in the same unit certainly within the same army. Dixons, good figures, but they do lack variety and movement, and choice of horses, Essex, again a lack of movement in the figures however they do have a variation in horse poses, but some of these are dire, Bluemoon, infantry about 2mm bigger than Dixon/Essex so these must look small next to their infantry, not completed painting any yet, but they do lack raised detail and 1 of poses of the horses, is absolutly awful, after all that moaning, I am happy overall with all of them, but please can I have the Dixons in the poses of Bluemoon with Essex horses in decent action poses.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Nice Tea-towel

Oh and the figures arn't bad either
Just a few pics of my latest figures, finished a Hanoverian infantry brigade, the last 2 infantry regiments are on here, De Luc, white coats and green facings, De Charles, red facings, green facings.
The cavalry are French, Royal Allmand, La Reine and Commissaire General. All the figures are Dixons, French flags are from Maverick Models and the Hanoverians from AJ Dumelow.
I've ordered some Bluemoon cavalry figures to complete the Hanoverians, having visited the Old Glory stand at Derby and compared figure sizes for match. The cavalry are a good match whilst the Bluemoon foot figures are a couple of mil bigger than Dixon and Essex figures

Oh and the Cuirrasier unit is the Bavarian Arco Regt


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

I'm still here !!

been really busy, I have however managed to paint some units, more recently as the weather here just seems to be constant rain,I've been reading the new BtLB rules, is it me or are they far more complicated, anyway on with the figures . . . .

Hanoverian Regt Leib stands to receive a charge by the French horse regt Commissaire General

Closeups of the French Swiss Regt Manuel

Hanoverians preparing to fire

Closeups of Bavarian foot regt Lutzenburg & Commissaire General

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Finally done it, the Irish Jacobites are completed, 10 battalions of foot, 6 squadrons each of horse & dragoons and 4 light guns, may add some highlanders in the future for some what if scenarios, but on with the French and English for now, hope you like the pics, as always coments welcome, good or bad TTFN