Highlanders – Experimenting with acrylics

29 Jan 2020
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Ever since I was a young kid I have been painting my toy soldiers and figurines in HUMBROL enamels. I was well aware that most people now paint in acrylics, but being a rather inertial person, I was reluctant to changing my painting habits and stubbornly stuck to enamels… However, over time I have developed [...]
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Canadian Militiamen

23 Mar 2019
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Here come my latest three Canadian Militiamen (see the masters here), just painted and ready for battle. Disciplined, frugal, and well trained in forest warfare, Canadian Militiamen proved to be an invaluable asset in the defense of New France. On campaign, their dress was hardly distinguishable from that of their native companions. In the Summer, [...]
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First Highlanders figures now available

04 Dec 2018
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After some time since I posted the pictures of my Government Highlander master (see here), here come my first two Highlanders figures. The poses are maybe a bit conventional, but all in all well suited for setting up a regular infantry war game unit... I painted a couple of figures in the Black Watch, or [...]
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More Coureurs-des-bois

07 Nov 2018
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Here are the masters of three more Canadian Militiamen, or perhaps Coureurs-des-Bois, all wearing the usual mix of European and Native American items. The running Militiaman is dressed just like my other Canadians (see here), in a coarse linen shirt and cloth breech-clout, while his standing-and-firing mate also wears wool leggings, or mitasses, a convenient [...]
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Firing line!

11 Oct 2018
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Having painted a sufficient number of my British regulars, I could not resist deploying them three ranks deep to form a firing line, and have them discharge a deadly volley against an unseen enemy, perhaps the French, or perhaps a yelling host of frenzied Jacobite clansmen… The well-trained regulars have already delivered a few controlled [...]
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Highlanders!

26 Sep 2018
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The rugged mountaineers of the Highlands of Scotland were the first British regular infantry units to be employed in petite guerre operations. As such, Highlanders make a most natural addition to my range. Sculpting my first Highlander figure has been a bit of a challenge for a number of reasons. The first obvious problem consisted [...]
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More light-cavalry horses

31 May 2018
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Starting from resin castings of my ambling light-cavalry horse mannequin (see here), I have sculpted mannequins for three more horses in the following poses: trotting, galloping, and leaping. Two more galloping poses have come out for free by combining the sides of some of the above mannequins. As with my first horse mannequin, I concentrated [...]
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Painted French Hussars

21 Mar 2018
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Here come a party of wild Hungarian horsemen in the service of the King of France, ca. 1745. In 1740, at the start of the War of the Austrian Succession, the French establishment included three hussar regiments (Rattzky’s, Bercheny’s, and Esterhazy’s). Impressed by the performance of the Hungarian and Croatian light troops that had been [...]
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French hussars

22 Jan 2018
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I decided that my first light cavalrymen should be French hussars, so as to employ them against my British regulars. By the time of the War of the Austrian Succession, most hussars in the French service were no longer recruited in Hungary as had been the norm during the 1720s and 1730s. For the most [...]
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