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


Sunday, February 22, 2015

India: European Horse and Artillery - refurbished

For the british .... ... dragoons mostly using Irregular Miniautures marlburians with some modified to be holding swords ....

artillery crew using a mix of Perry AWI plastics and some Front Rank...
 For the french .... dragoons using Irregular Miniatures marlburians with some head swaps for variety
artillery crew using Jacdaw figures

Sunday, February 8, 2015

India: European Command - refurbished

I'm in the process of tidying up, reworking and refurbishing any units I had for the India project. First up are the European command. I've added a mounted standard bearer and redone the bases for the rest.

The british...
 The french ....
I'm working on the European artillery and cavalry at the moment.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Hindu Temple (completed)

All finished with some walls for the temple precinct,
for sculpture detail I stuck on some suitable images and gave them a wash of paint ...a view from the side...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hindu Temple - WIP

Some in progress shots of work on the Hindu Temple, constructed with various thicknesses of card and some foamboard.

Phase1: firstly I made up a base and sourced some bits to help with the 'tower' (or vimana) and columns...

Phase 2: - the basic building structure (the roof sections come off to help with storage)
Phase 3: final detailing and some knobbly bits on the 'tower' - ready for a its base coat of paint
I plan to use some images of indian sculptures to finish it off.....

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Attack on the pirates nest at Claremont .....

Captain 'Peg-leg' Johnson and his crew have taken over Claremont on the island of St Bernard, they hold a number captives for hostage. The governor of Jumeida has sent a detachment of troops by sea on HMS Prince Albert to root out the pirates and secure the release of the hostages.

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A number of boats have been seen approaching the shore via the small islands to the north of the harbour,  Captain 'Peg-leg' Johnson organizes his men ....
The british landing party is on the beach .....
The british regulars form up, coming under fire from pirates in the house; while some of the ships crew work their way through the palm trees ....
the british regulars advance stalls, the pirates have attacked them in the flank and are keeping up steady musket fire from behind the wall
british regulars and pirate exchange fire, the pirate flank attack has fizzle out
the pirates have had enough after stiff vollies from the british and are hurrying back inland to the town .....
the british advance slowly ....
the marines move towards the road as the naval crew skirmishes with the pirates at the edge of the town ...
the pirates fire their concealed cannon (to little effect) ...
Captain 'Peg-leg' Johnson directs his men to reinforce their right rank ....
The british charge in before the pirates can use their cannon again .....
After a hard fought melee the pirates have routed are running for the interior of the island; 'Peg-leg' Johnson lays dead in the middle of the square killed by a stray shot ....
The hostages realising their captors are no longer about,  emerge into the square to thank the british officers for their release ...