EXERT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Monday, January 13, 2014

Grenadiers with a Slow Fuse

Its been 2 years since I began work on a grenadier company for the Rossish  Irish Regiment. Last year I got inspired enough to cast up enough to finish the unit . This month I finally painted them .



By an odd coincidence it seems that the pay for the Irish, who have been  billeted amongst the rebels for the last year, is three months behind and their paychest was one of the things captured in last month's ambush.

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    1. Thanks Stokes, a little ragged and rough around the edges but all the more toy soldierish for that.

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    1. Thanks, not quite finished, there's a drummer to go but that'll have to wait for casting season.

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  3. Hmm... Uniformed in the self-aggrandizing style of many a petty tyrant, I see!

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    1. May I point out that the tyrant's name is Prince Michael. Its almost a coincidence that the people known as the Ros formed a country called Rosmark.

      Actually the cap design was done off the cuff when painting a sample 3 years ago. I was cursing myself this week for not picking something that matched the engraving, forgetting until too late that I had filed off the engraving on the sample.

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  4. Great looking figures - who are they by ?

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    1. Pa69 from Prince August's Rosbach range. A very odd and ill sorted range with dome very useful molds.

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  5. Excellent looking grenadiers, Ross.

    And I fully agree about the Rossbach range. But then, much as I like Prince August, consistency and logical planning of their ranges have never seemed to be a priority. Even though, judging by the most recent mold releases, they've apparently returned to their roots with the Karoliners - with the choice of subjects, some sculpted in useless poses, PA continues to frustrate as much as delight.

    Steve

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    1. I sometimes wonder what the market is that drives them. Probably not the handful of wargamers.

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