Stunning work once again Sidney. I've always had a soft spot for these 'scene dressing' vignettes. They often have no purpose in a game but they end up making he game somehow complete. Again, I admire the cobblestone basing (I definitely need to pick some of that up) and I'm particularly taken by the scene of the girl selling drinks to soldiers passing by. Wonderful stuff.
These vignettes will give you a base of 40 points but I'm adding a bit more for the little extras that help along the narrative. Well done Sid!
Saturday, 30 January 2016
From SidneyR - The Scene in the Grote Markt, 1688 (45 Points)
Have you ever had a hobby plan which became diverted? Ah, yes ... I thought you might have had that feeling! Well, among painting up my themed submissions for the Challenge, I had hoped to be finishing some of the French forces for Flanders 1688. It's good to have a plan, but sometimes its hard to keep to it.
I've had some of these figures for years. A Citadel poacher from the 1990s with a head swap with a Foundry ECW gunner. A Foundry housekeeper. And a couple of serving maids which I picked up on Ebay in the early 2000s. I had a feeling that they would come in useful, one day.
And here they are, handing out refreshments for some of the Flemish civic militia from 1688 as they march to the field of battle outside their town. I'm not quite sure what the poacher is doing, although he does seem to be carrying off one of the chickens which was happily roaming in the Grote Markt (again). He's also seem to have purloined a couple of (very nicely sculpted) fish.
I've enjoyed carrying some of themes over from the previous two submissions - and there's a couple here. Chickens (yes, again) and the pelican civic motif on the drum, which is being used as an improvised card table.
I should really be painting regiments of French cavalry of course, or finishing my "Defensive Terrain" submission. I should really stick to what I planned to do in future. No more silly vignettes. I promise. Until the next one.
Eight figures (two chickens), 28mm - 40 points of vignettes!