Wednesday, May 20, 2015

India: French Governor's Guard

A company of Topas originally raised by Dupleix as his body guard, has been increased to 3cys by de Lally.

[New unit: comprising Old Glory french marines and FIW officers figures, the flag is conjectural]

Thursday, May 14, 2015

India: IR Lorraine

French IR Lorraine has arrived and is seen here marching in the vicinity of Pondicherry...
[unit info: these are a re-purposed unit comprising Jacdaw 30mm french figures from my Monrovian imagi-nation army, these chaps have had a minor repaint - just facings changed to white and a touch-in plus the musicians repainted completely - the whole regiment has been re-based.]

Saturday, May 9, 2015

India: Moving the cannon ....

At Madras a cannon is moved up to Fort St George ...
[new item(s): completed draught elephant]

Saturday, May 2, 2015

India: On the workbench ....

a few things have been accumlating on the modelling desk:

- draft elephant, have to finish the harness
- a unit of sepoys
- some indian lightly armed infantry
- 3 light indian cavalry

these need getting ready for painting.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

India: Rocketmen ....

The India project is progressing slowly, still thinking about basing and unit sizes. So while doing this I decided to concentrate on some smaller items to keep me going.

Just finished indian rocketmen, 



Next thing on the modelling desk is a draft elephant, using an old toy elephant and a modified Front Rank limber.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Quick Figure comparison ...


I've been buying a few figures from a couple of ranges to get some idea on how they'll mix together;  a quick comparison shot
 Left to right: 1st Corps british sepoy, Essex officer, Indus Miniatures Baluchi officer, Redoubt (two), Indus artillery man, foundry artillery man.

The Redoubt figures are nice sculpts but are 30mm and won't mix in with the others in close proximity; in units on their own with some careful basing they could be alright.
 
I've been musing on unit sizes and trying to come up with an overall 'look and feel'. I'm not going to try and re-fight the big battles,  instead I will be aiming for something smaller with little armies composed of companies of european troops and sepoys with some indian allies either fighting each other or maybe taking on a 'small' indian army.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Indian Artillery - refurbished, and command vignette

Indian artillery refurbished,


Plus a new small on foot command vignette using Redoubt figures