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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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Dave.

Friday, 26 October 2018

Back to the little guys, French WSS, Maison Du Roi 10mm

It's been ages since I have done anything with these two armies but as I fancied a change of scale I thought 10mm will do for me.
Followers will know that I have a fairly substantial collection of allied and French based on the attack on Blenheim OOB but there is still quite a few units to go to complete the units present on this side of the battlefield so I got em out, cleaned them up an as you will see they turned out ok.




The figures are Old Glory 10mm and are actually dragoons, hence the flags are the wrong shape. I should have squared them off with a bit of green stuff when I prepped the figures but I only thought of that after! Also as usual I used a blue one shade lighter than I would have normally as they are 10mm and I feel that from god height they stand out better but that's a personal choice.
There are more French cavalry and infantry to do, and some French dragoons to re-base as I cocked up the size of the bases years ago, so a little to be getting on with.
As to which rules, Neal and I used these figures with Black Powder a long time back but I'm afraid I'm not a fan so I thought I'd try adapting To the Strongest, we have used these rules (which we really like) for Thirty Years War and they worked well. Now I do think that WSS is the farthest you could stretch this rule system to but it's worth a try. I might contact Simon Miller who wrote the rules and see what he thinks.
So out with the magnifying glass and on we go!
Dave.

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I like how you have them packed in. Looks great.

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  2. most splendid and always nice to see. These fellows are working well on that basing. Are you using 60 or 80mm base frontage? I am just doing some 1066 stuff for a 4" hex and am using 80mm. I will be interested to see how you progress your grid idea.

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    1. Cheers Norm, 90mm frontage per squadron (both sides), two stands per British and German state battalion with 80mm frontage for each stand and 50mm per half battalion stand for all the rest to reflect the deeper formation used (figures based three deep).
      Dave.

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  3. Impressive and beautiful!!

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  4. Well done Dave, they look great. Have you considered For King and Country by Simon. They are our favourite ECW rules and we have also used them for the WSS. I particularly like the rules for cavalry which are a limited but effective weapon who suffer exhaustion pretty quickly. Have a look at them.

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    1. Cheers Robbie, yes those are the ones Neal and I used for TYW, Neal had chatted with Simon well prior to the rules getting put together, he is a very knowledgeable git regarding this period, sickeningly so actually but he's a mate so what can you do. I agree they will do as a very good place to start and adapt the increase in firepower around these rules.
      Dave

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  5. Lovely looking toys Dave.
    The unit has a good solid mass about it.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Alistair, 10mm allows you to do that, still got to paint them though!
      Dave.

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  6. Great looking figures Dave. I think To The Strongest could well suit the WSS

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  7. That's stunning work for 10mm - very impressed!

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    1. Thanks Stryker, I'm pleased with the result. More to do though!
      Dave.

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  8. They look excellent

    http://www.10mm-wargaming.com/

    Take care

    Andy

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  9. As the Little People go those are very nice, but I’d rather they were 28mm myself.

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