Sunday, 6 May 2018

It's Alive!

Elite Miniatures flyer.

So it turns out it wasn't dead - merely sleeping. Elite's SYW range wakes up with a new release of Austrian infantry.

Saturday, 27 January 2018

The Navy's Here!

I'd been meaning to add some naval gunners to my AWI collection since the 1980s and finally got round to it last year - the guns are Hinchliffe, gabions by Ironclad, and the Jack Tars are converted from mostly Hinchliffe bits (but win absolutely nothing if you can spot the interlopers from East Yorks).

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Brant's Rangers

Various Hinchliffe conversions make up my version of this mixed loyalist and native unit.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Ditfurth

What could say 'Christmas' more than a battalion of Hessians...?

The von Ditfurth fusilier regiment c. 1776 - standard Hinchliffe castings, originally raised by John Ray back in the early 1980s and repaired, re-flagged and re-based by me earlier this year.

Friday, 23 September 2016

More Mason Magic

Armand Louis de Gontaut, Duc de Lauzun by the outrageously talented Doug Mason. Lauzun and his trumpeter are radical conversions (the original figure is cut down to a bare torso, and the uniform and details built back up from wire and soldier) of Gilder figures.

I recommend clicking on the photos to really appreciate the level of detail - the flowing pelisse, flapping sabertache, etc. create a real sense of movement and animation. The painting is pretty sharp too - no one does 'bling' better than DM.

Now all i need to do is create the Legion hussars - don't hold your breath....

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Peter Gilder's ITGM Play Sheets

Huge thanks to Von Ketteringham for sending me these ITGM playsheets from the original WHC.

Sequence of play and movement:


Sunday, 28 February 2016

Cornwallis and Gromit

Cornwallis by Steve Hezzlewood, on a Gilder Hinchliffe horse, Gromits by Dixon.
With the acquisition of a number of units from Frank Hinchliffe's old collection a couple of years ago i needed a few new command stands for the good guys...

John Graves Simcoe converted from the Foremost Ney.

An idea shamelessly nicked from Phil Robinson.

More Hinchliffe, with a little tweeking.