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

Sunday, 1 September 2019

The War of Spanish Succession...Lots of stuff



Greetings...
I was going to show these units over a couple of posts ...then I thought... what the hell all or nothing...




First up some British command...







Here we have Sir William Cadogan and a senior General...Well that's the catalogue description..
For me they will be Brigadier with dog and friend...








Here we have General Armstrong and Lord Cutts looking at something interesting...


Brigadiers with suspect artwork...


Both these command stands were painted the same way as I painted the Duke of Marlborough...


https://alystoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2019/07/the-war-of-spanish-succession-duke-of.html




Now we have two of the cavalry units that I had painted for me by Art Master Studio..


https://www.artmasterstudio.co.uk/






The French Dauphin-Etranger Cavalry Regiment...


These chaps saw action at amongst others...


Blenheim
Oudenaarde
And Malplaquet...





The French Cavalry Regiment Cuirassiers Du Roi...


This unit saw action mostly in Italy at...


Luzzara.
Castelnouvo Di Bormida.
Vercelli.
Ivrea.
Verrua.
Cassano.
And Turin...


I am really pleased with these figures and I found the whole process of dealing with Art Master a pleasure...
I must admit that I did touch a few little bits up...we are talking minutes work here... but that's me... can't leave anything alone...
I based them myself and also gloss varnished the leather goods and made the standards...


Would I get them to do more... yes.


Next...








The French Infantry Regiment... Royal La Marine..


These guys got around a bit...seeing action at...


Cassano.
Turin.
Oudenaarde.
And Malplaquet... amongst others.


This is the last of my EBay purchases... they took a lot longer to scrub up than I would have like and are partly responsible for my decision to commission figures painted professionally...
My thoughts being...time equals money... so why not just pay the money and get what you want...


Lastly...






The Royal Irish regiment.(The 18th Regiment of foot)...


They saw action at...


Blenheim.
Ramillies.
Oudenarde.
And Malplaquet..


This is another of the units that I bought from my friend Adrian...
All I did was
Base, Flag and varnish the leather goods...


So not a bad batch of toys... things are moving along nicely...


There are two more cavalry units to base up... And I have now got the French command and artillery for both sides on the painting mountain... so a game is getting closer and closer... Hurrah!



 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


The standards were all made by me using Robert Hall plates from the Pike And Shot Society and Photoshop...
And lets be honest... For me its all about the flags...


https://www.pikeandshotsociety.org/




All the best   Aly

33 comments:

  1. Bloody lovely. Particualrly like the Marines in white and the grenadier chap throwing the grenade from the flank of the Royal Irish. Not seen that pose before - but as you know I know nothing of the period so i'm just displaying my ignorance. Overall a great display that's inspiring to folks like me who find the painting side of the hobby a chore to be endured. Just shows what can be done.

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    1. Thank you...
      It is very colourful period and well worth getting into...
      I have always loved the painting side of the hobby... this is probably why it takes me so long to get things done... although these days I have sped things up a bit.
      For someone who finds painting a chore you certainly put on a splendid display yourself... clearly well worth the pain...;-)...

      All the best. Aly

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  2. Splendid body of work! I think my favorite of this tranche is the Royal Irish. Beautifully painted.

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    1. I am rather fond of the Royal Irish myself... lovely flags...

      All the best. Aly

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  3. All beautiful, but I do like the simplicity of the narrative that is in that British Command base.

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    1. Thank you Norm...
      I really enjoy painting command stands and I am now looking forward to doing the French.

      All the best. Aly

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  4. The project is trundelling along at a fair old pace Sir, more splendid troops muster to it.

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    1. It’s a bit slower than I would wish... but I am getting there... ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  5. These look excellent Aly, worthy additions to your collection and the commissioned painting matches your own style very well. It would be great to see a set up of your collection thus far, have you gamed with it much?

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    1. Thank you Stuart...
      I haven’t gamed with them yet ... I still need command and artillery...
      Then a parade... :-)

      All the best. Aly

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  6. Great additions to the collection. Look forwards to seeing them in action in a future post.

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    1. Thank you Paul... so am I :-)

      All the best. Aly

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  7. Excellent. Now get them into a game and see how they fight.

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    1. It’s getting closer to a fight... of course both sides will be susceptible to new unit syndrome... ;-)

      All the best. Aly

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  8. Top notch units, what a fantastic work once again, special mention to the splendid Royal Irish regiment!

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    1. Thanks Phil...
      I agree the Royal Irish are rather nice...

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Some great looking sets of figures , like the Front Rank figures .

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    1. Thank you Tony...
      I am very fond of Front Rank miniatures...

      All the best. Aly

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  10. They are all wonderful, but I especially like the Royal Irish. Looking forward to group shots perhaps?

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  11. Thanks David...
    The Irish seem to be a film favourite...
    When the command and artillery are done there will indeed be a parade... then ...to war.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. FIRM... favourite...
      Durn that prudectiv spooling....

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  12. Great progress Aly , purchasing a few painted units whilst of course cheating is an excellent way to get things moving. Looking forward to seeing a massed parade ?

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    1. Thank you Matt...
      Cheating... possibly (not)...
      Productive... definitely.
      I too am looking forward to seeing the parade...:-)

      All the best. Aly

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    2. Just to confirm I do have a few units not painted by me, wish I wasn’t such a skinflint đŸ€­

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  13. Wow that certainly is a big bunch of show and tell! This collection is really coming together. Will we see them on a table any time soon?

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    1. It is indeed coming together Mark...
      I am pushing forward with the guns and generals...War is on the horizon:-)

      All the best. Aly

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  14. Lovely collection of varied figures, I'm going to go with the marine regiment as my favourite, but they all look splendid! A parade, even better,a game,2020 perhaps?
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain...
      I think they are all my favourite...
      Yes a parade...
      I am hoping for a game before 2020...

      All the best. Aly

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  15. Wonderful work Aly! Always great to see a project moving along.

    Christopher

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