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I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
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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.
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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year and Dutch Belgians

First off Happy New Year to all who visit this site (and anyone else for that matter). Each to their own but I'm not going to go over what in wargame or painting terms I've achieved over the last year. I don't paint or game to any schedule or pattern, life's too short and frankly though I really enjoy my hobby there are much more important things going on to plan which lead soldiers and in which order I'm going to paint them.
That said this does purport to be a blog about painting model soldiers and as I've just finnished painting some then here they are.

These guys are a 15mm Dutch Belgians from the 1815 Waterloo campaign. There are incidentally no actual Dutch Belgian figures in this lot (why buy stuff when I have spare figures which will do very well), there are French hussars, Austrian Grenzers Russian artillery and lots of British infantry all painted as Dutch Belgians.

The infantry brigade:

Light cavalry Brigade:

The artillery battery:

Carry on gaming chaps.


  1. Some great looking units. Like you say why buy more figures if you already have useable ones to hand. All the best for 2014

  2. Cheers Scotty, I'll be in touch when this takeover business at work is done and dusted, a bit preoccupied with it at the moment.

  3. Excellent collection!
    Also I like the Dutch-Belgians.
    In fact I'm collecting the 28mm Anglo-Dutch army of battle of Quatre Bras (scale 1: 100).
    Congratulations and best regards

    Eccellente collezione!
    Anche a me piacciono i olandesi-belgi.
    Infatti sto collezionando l'esercito anglo olandese di Quatre Bras in 28mm (scala 1: 100).
    Complimenti e i migliori saluti

  4. Many thanks for your interest Simmy. As I've said a couple of times in the past collecting a, less than popular army can be very interesting and a change from the more run of the mill armies of the Napoleonic wars. The Dutch Belgian army actually performed quite well at Quatre Bras and should not be underestimated.