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Welcome to my wargaming blog,
I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
This may or may not be a regular thing, we'll just have to see how it goes.

I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
Hope you will enjoy reading this blog as much as I will writing in it.
Just to remind the visitor to scroll down the various pages and click on 'older posts' to see more.
Dave.

Sunday, 11 July 2021

10mm ECW horse rgts

 Though frankly a pain in the arse getting pinged by the NHS app does give you time to paint figures though other than that I am going a tad stir crazy, thank god for the football, so far at least!

Started with the ECW 10mm horse for both sides, as you see I mixed headwear and little or no uniform for the Edghill period. The flags are my own invention so anything goes, I love this period. Figures are Pendraken.

Royalist horse:



Parliamentary horse:



Dragoons for both sides next I think.

Dave.

Sunday, 30 May 2021

British 59th battalion 1793-6

 Here is the final (ye right!) unit to finish off the émigré brigade fighting in Flanders cir 1793, in this case the British 59th to give those royalists a bit of backbone. In truth many émigré units fought very well and the British were not yet the troops of the Peninsular campaign but I'll address those issues when they get onto the table.

Really enjoyed painting up these Emperors Toad figures Here, they have a large and expanding range and are well worth looking into if your getting into the period, do support them there nice guys.





With white facings I went with a white cover painted backpack and the 59 painted on, conjectural I know but who's to say really. If anyone knows different please let me know but I wont be changing them. No flank companies of course, the grenadiers were combined while the lights were sent to the West Indies to die of fever, very nice!

Dave.

Monday, 10 May 2021

10mm ECW Parliament Lord Brooke's Rgt

 Another 10mm ECW unit plus a couple of light guns to accompany the regiments into battle, this time its Lord Brooke's battalia, a 'large' unit.






I didn't intend to get these done but had to wait for those 28mm British to arrive. They have now so on with them next though obviously it may take me a bit longer to complete the 28's than our other minuscule friends!

Dave.

Sunday, 2 May 2021

10mm ECW Parliament foot

 A couple more battalia added today, this time on the Parliamentary side. Specifically and confusingly enough The Lord Generals Rgt, again as there were two on the Royalist side at Edgehill. I would presume each side appointed their own guy to the post. In the Parliamentary case Essex himself raised two battalia which in the lists are classed as large units. Keeping in mind that I have to have the same frontage in my units to fit into the hexes/squares I figured that the only way I could represent large units was to base them up in three ranks as a pose to the normal two. It's as good as I can get it but I'm still not convinced that they don't have a Thirty Years War look about them, let me know what you think dear reader!





In my insanity I have sent off for a battalion of 1794 British line to complete the Émigré brigade so if they come this week then they will be next on the painting table.

Dave.

Thursday, 15 April 2021

10mm ECW Royalist Rgts for Edgehill. (For King and Parliament rules

 Well I have to say that that was £50 well invested. I have sold some 15mm mostly bare metal old British Napoleonics so I decided to invest in improving my photography and I'm well chuffed! Lighting in photography does make all the difference so as soon as the light box arrived I just had to give it a go. Having painted up another two regiments of 10mm ECW for 'King and Parliament' rules, in this case the two royalist Lord General's units I took pictures of both these and the King's Lifeguard of foot regiment again as a comparison to the last post. Note that the King's Lifeguard of foot are a 'Standard Battalia', 1/3 pike - 2/3 shotte, while the Lord General's are 'Pike-Heavy as donated by the extra pike added.

If you recall the idea is to use physically small units in 10mm in order to utilise my table at home. I could never do this with 28mm figures. I haven't a clue what colour uniform (if indeed they had a uniform) or flag these chaps had but then I suspect that no one else knows either as info is sparing to say the least. However mixed blues with other colours thrown in seemed a good idea at the time. If someone pops up on here and tells me different then I will be polite but curse their knowledge under my breath! All figures are Pendraken.













A start at least.

Dave.