ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Pre Blog Games... Part two.

Greetings...
This was going to be pictures of a lovely new Dutch Infantry Regiment...But...
Unfortunately I have spent the last week in bed with a hideous flu like virus... so nothing is finished.


Instead here are some more photo's cleared from my phone library...


Always good to have a back up....




The Battle of Falkirk...  Jacobite rebellion game hosted by Graham Cummings at the AMG related get together in Kenilworth in June 2017.











Next a very pretty Napoleonic game hosted by Alan Perry.













Next The Battle of Ramillies hosted by Paul Robinson also from the AMG get together.



















All the best   Aly

Sunday, 7 January 2018

The War of Spanish Succession... Danish Sjarland Ritter Regiment No 2

Hurrah!
The first unit finished this year...


Danish... Sjarland Ritter Regiment No 2.


I have been looking forward to painting this unit... I really liked the idea of the Purple-Red facings... It proved to be a rather elusive colour to find...every illustration or image I found was different.
I ended up going for a mix of Foundry Royal Purple and Citadel Evil Sunz Scarlet.
The rest of the uniform is based on Bob Marrion's illustration in Charles Grant's The Armies and Uniforms of Marlborough's Wars Volume 1.




The colours are all blocked in in my usual way...


Coat... A mixture of... Citadel... Stormvermin Fur and Pallid Wych Flesh. approximately 30% to 70%.
Facings... A Mixture of... Foundry... Royal Purple and Citadel... Evil Sunz Scarlet.
I don't know the proportions it was a bit of trial and error until I got the colour I liked.
Belts... Foundry... Buff Leather. 7B
Saddle Cloth... Foundry... Ochre 4B.
Saddle Cloth edging and Brest Plate lining... Citadel... Evil Sunz Scarlet.
Horse... Citadel... Mournfang Brown with a Reikland Fleshshade Wash.




All washed with Aly's Brown Liquid...
Then...except for the horse, highlighted with the original colours...








I am very pleased with this unit... given that the colours are mostly grey for the troopers and brown for the horses it has turned out to be rather colourful.





The miniatures are as always Front Rank...
https://www.frontrank.com/product-category/18th-century/spanish-succession/
The paints are Wargames Foundry and Citadel...
https://www.wargamesfoundry.com/collections/paint
https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Painting-Modelling
Bases from Warbases...
https://warbases.co.uk/?product_cat=premier-bases-metric
And last but not least Flag is from Maverick Models...
http://www.maverick-models.com/flags.htm




All the best.   Aly









 

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Pre Blog Games... Part One.

I recently discovered to my surprise that I had filled up all the photo space on my phone.


While sorting through , downloading and deleting I came across pictures from a number of games  that were played before I started my blog.
I thought that I would post them up for your delectation and hopefully pleasure....


So first off...
An American Civil War game hosted by Alan Perry.










Next up an American War of Independence game, again hosted by Alan Perry.










Next up the Great War Miniatures Cambria game from Partizan in May 2017.














More to follow...


All the best.   Aly