|Mass charge by Polish cavalry 1683|
My snorkel has just broken the surface as I come up for air before submerging again into SALUTE 19 on Friday and Saturday.
|Brunswick-Celle infantry 1690s|
I have not been blogging with regularity over the last three weeks simply because I have snatched every waking hour to finish off the last photos for the new GNW supplement for Beneath the Lily Banners.
|various pikemen - Sedgemoor? Derry? Boston?|
It took a while but I finally got the lot painted and Toggy did some too! This post is just to illustrate the potential of these beautiful models.
|Armed wth scythes, polearms and short pikes - Raparees? Huguenots? Town mob?|
I really enjoyed painting them - so easy.
|The musketmen - each has 4 arm variants so multiply the horde by four and there is still no...|
|Military coats and informal equipment|
Back where it all began. A passionate interest in the wars between 1685 and 1721. No idea that I would become the owner of a figure company. Inheriting someone else's idea of how things should be done and trying to work with that whilst always wanting to move things in a slightly different direction. Picking up on ideas started by someone else which needed...
|Foundry+ conversions + Dixons and Redoubt components - The Dal 1996.. sadly gone|
I have a nice archive of my GNW efforts form the time when there was pretty much nothing available, through various iterations to now when I am pretty much writing my own ticket with GNW releases.. a kind of fantasy come true.
|Plenty of conversion work Ducker's Dragoons 1997 - the cape is milliput - still have these|
|A grand sight.... The Swedish LifeGuard of Horse 1678|
|Swedish field gun and crew... not a common sight!|
|The benchmark - flat painted - gunked - varnished|
|Soren Christiansen's magnificent Swedish Lifeguard|
There is much conjecture over dress and equipment of the period 1670 - 1700 across all European armies. Typically the debate rages around;
|GNW Swede in a karpus...|
|Swedish Life Guards at the charge 1676|
|Kannik - after 42 years it all makes sense!|