Saturday 23 April 2016

Th Barony of Dunbar (imagiNation project)

Hi guys

This is the skeleton of an idea for an imagiNation I have been thinking of doing, I'm a 15mm collector, so will be using that scale, and using a mix of Jacobite, War of Spanish succession, Malburian and pirate figures to creat the force, let me know what you think. 

The Barony of Dunbar

A chance meeting between some exiled Scottish nobles and the Scottish pirate Alexander Dalzeel in a tavern in the Caribbean after the battle of Culloden (Alexander was executed in1715, so I have to be a little loose with his timing) Alexander was flush with wealth after capturing a rich Spanish Galleon, and hating the English agreed to finance another Scottish rebellion, thus hatching a plan that led to the Scottish exiles under the leadership of Archibald Dunbar cheaply leasing land in Normandie France to establish a base to launch an invasion to re take Scotland from the English, in exchange for an agreement to fight for France when needed.
This resulted in tens of thousand of Scottish and Irish nationalists, and a force of glory seeking pirates flocking to the banner of the Barony of Dunbar.

For uniforms, I'm thinking light blue coats with various facing colours, the line infantry (who will be a mix of Scots, Irish, French and other malcontents) will have suitable continental uniforms, with a mix of tricorns and blue bonnets, (will do some conversions for the head gear, Clan infantry will be a mix of Jacobite and 7YW Highlander figures, 1 unit will have Dunbar kilts, others will have a mix of kilts, may make some Grenadier units in kilts with bearskins or helmets, command figures will have some converted pirate figures mixed in, Militia units will be a mix of Jacobites and pirates, with a smattering of light blue coats and civilian coats and mixed kilts.  
Not sure what I will do with Cav and Artillery yet.
The flags will be St Andrews crosses with a crowned heart in the middle.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

War of Spanish Succession British/Dutch/Danish

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The first half of a large WoSS British/Dutch/Danish commission, this first half is mainly front rank metals, the second half will all be Wargames factory plastics, the FR figures aren't to bad and paint up well, the WF figures on the other hand aren't very nice, ugly faces, the marching pose is OK, but there is only 1, the details are soft, and the plastic seems a bit more brittle than Perry or Victrix, but having said all that, they are fine for filling out massed ranks for the period.
Here we have the British Coldstream Guards (metal), Dutch Grenadiers Regiment (metal) Danish Grenaderkorps Regiment (plastic),  Holstein Gottorf Osten Cavalry (in blue), Rhine Superior Nassau Weilburg (in grey) and mixed command figures. 

Saturday 2 April 2016

Museum entry, Saxon light infantry and Grenadiers

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2 more entries to the Napoleonic Miniatures Museum, please follow the blog if you are interested in the Napoleonic era, the only way I will keep building it is if it generates interest.
More pics here