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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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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!



  1. Your ‘whites’ are superbly executed.

  2. Thanks as always lads, they were fun to paint. Not 100% sure about the colour of the backpacks, they could have been buff but no conclusive evidence either way.

  3. Gosh, lovely 10 mm English Civil War one minute and marvellous 28 mm French Revolutionary War British the next! Superb.
    Regards, James

  4. Thanks so much for the comments lads, really appreciate them.