Saturday, January 31, 2009

A New King, and New Challanges!

It is the 1st day of February, 1746, and the new King of the Holy Mormoan Kingdom of New Wales has only been on the Throne for only two and a half months. Economically and politically the situation appears stable. The only threats to the Kingdom appear to come from France, (and maybe from the Republic Of Neue Sudland).
"Note to self" thinks the new King, as he strolls through the Palace Gardens; "I must send an emissary to The Republic; and maybe a gift or two. I must find out what their intentions are."
King Phillip turns to General Zillmann, the Minister for War: "I say General, it's rather hot today, don't you think"?
"Ja Mien King, but not as hot as the lead at Port Phillip"!
"Ah yes, Port Phillip! You were the RSM of the 7th Foot at the time I believe".
The General grew another 6 inches, (adding to his already considerable height).
"Ja mien King, I was 37, and in the midst of the best years of my life".
The General was one of only a handfull of high ranking officers that had risen from the ranks.
"I hope your best years are still ahead of you. I feel they will be required,...".
Both men headed back to the palace.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Work In Progress

(My first Regiment painted; The King's Maiden Guard)

Hi All
Here we see the first of my units painted.
I started off by painting the King's Maiden Guard and Raechel's Troop. I used the very nice EUREKA MINIATURES figures. Sorry, I'm unsure of the codes, but contact Nic at Eureka and I'm sure he will provide the figs: Here we see them just after applying the undercoat. I always undercoat in Matt Black, ( usually the cheap "at any hardware store" type of spray can stuff).

I really like the Artillery. All but the Detachment Commander (or "Number 1"), have there coats off, and are serving the gun with just there vests on. Very "Gunner like".
Here are the pictures of the completed units. Really only varnishing and basing to go. I also need to add a Flag to the Guard:

As you can see, I've painted the Drummer in "Reversed Colours".