Monday, 2 January 2017

MONDAY AdamC- Pike and Shotte Blue Regiment (85 Points)

 Blue Regiment isn't terribly original name in fact I this is the second blue regiment to appear in this challenge.  These are war lor plastic sculpts and I have to say they are easy to work with.  I plan to use these for Pikeman's Lament when it comes out latter in the month.  Units are supposed to be of either 6 or 12 figures so I fixed this unit at 12 I many need to do some modification once I get the rules.
 The Pike men they have blue coats but they are largely covered by their buff coats I tried to find buff coats that had been painted or dyed but they all seem to be of the same "buff" color though the exact shade does seem to vary some
 One of the up right pike men has lost his helmet and wears a knitted scull cap of some sort.
 These are the core of the regiment, veterans all.
 The true hitting power of the regiment is in its Musketeers.  All dressed in Blue coats with red cuffs.
 Many other uniform details are unique.  I tried to vary head gear, pant color and some of the equipment colors
 I'm very happy with the way the piping on the cap on the left came out, French troops had such hats in to the Napoleonic wars but mostly they were used on work detail (from the 18th century on ward at least).
 I did my standard simple basing which many of you are familiar with by now.  I mount the figures on 1" washers so I can use magnetic sheets to hold them in storage or magnetic movement trays.
 Not much more to say about the 4 second rank musketeers.  Again I tried to strike a balance between uniformity and individuality.
 As you can see some of the musketeers have their own buff coats.
 I did an additional 4 man "Command Stand"  I don't know if a command stand is needed in Pikeman's Lament but having the figures it seemed silly not to use them.
 First up is the sargent a heavily armed combatant with sword, halberd and buckler.  The buckler is actually from the frostgrave Cultist set an excellent source for bitz.
 He's very ready for action in either Pikeman's Lament and will certainly see some action in En Garde! too.
 I cut down one of the pikes to make an ensigne to carry the regiment's colors
 he may well tag along with the regiment as an extra figure some.
 No flag has been selected yet.
 The music.  I love that the set lets you build a fifer a musician who is underrepresented in miniature.  Readers of my blog will recall my lamentations over not finding a suitable 18th century example to give the best man at my wedding as a groomsman gift.
 I liked the style of hat this fellow had I kept his livery simple

 The Man in charge.  The commander of the Blue regiment is a handsome soldier with ish stylish slashed sleeves, white collar and feathered hat.
 Despite being a bit of a dandy he is ready for action with both his sword and pistol.
 I'm very pleased with how the gold on the tassel of his sash came out and it took several photos to get a clear look at it.
 Finally we have the last clubman.  A farmer or herdsman with a matchlock.
 His sky blue coat and firearm speak of some wealth but both are simple and unadorned indicating he's of the middling sort.
He gives Bess and her friends some long rang hitting power.  All and all there are 17 figures here 12 Foot soldiers, 4 command and one armed civilian.  That should come to 85 points if my math is correct I think that will give me a total of 115 points, a respectable start on my 1500 goal.

MilesR: Wonderful job with these 17 stout fellows and your maths are, indeed, correct.  I really don't know much about the Pike and Shot period so will try not to show my ignorance.  I do like the commander with the pistol and saber - from some reason he makes me think of the 1970's Three Musketeer Movies directed by Richard Lester - those were really fun and I think I'll watch while painting today (they're available on Amazon video).  Nicely done.

36 comments:

  1. Thank You I don't know as much as I should about the era so any attempt to show your ignorance would only show my own. The commander does indeed look like he would be at home in a Three Musketeers Movie. Thanks again

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  2. Well done Adam. I like the musketeers, both the ones with muskets and the ones with pistols and swords. En garde!

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    1. Yeah they came out nicely especially that officer

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    1. Thank you and the Gray regiment is now underway.

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  4. Well done Adam I am very ignorant of this period so I will look to you as a guide. Impressive.

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    1. One nice thing about the period is there are lots of paintings that can give you a good sense of the colors. I've found Pintrest a wealth of images.

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  5. Nice work Adam. I agree, I'd like to see more fifers for miniatures too.

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    1. Yeah no kidding, Drummers galore but a really any self respecting regiment should have both Drummers and fifers

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  6. Nicely painted figures. I agree with you about the ease of use of the Warlord plastics. Nice work!

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    1. Thanks they are handy to work with an a reasonably good value.

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  7. Good to see some ECW love, Buff coats do come in mixed natural colours I also never have seen coloured buff before so assume it was never coloured

    Ian

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    1. Thanks for backing that up. I'm thinking of these as more 30 Years War but they are form the ECW box set. it's nice that they can work for either.

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  8. Great work Adam - I particularly like the sergeant with his polearm.

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    1. Thank you. He was a favorite of mine too. I've always been a metals guy but plastics are winning me over with how easy they are to kitbash.

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  9. Nice work spent many years painting ECW so like these

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    1. I believe I have seen some of them in previous challenges. You always do excellent work.

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  10. I love the colour and character of these figures.

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    1. Thanks I tried to give them some personality and its nice to know others feel they have some.

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  11. Impressive mob, Adam!
    They have a nice uniform, but ragged look with the "almost" uniform!
    Blue regiment vs grey?! ;)

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    1. Exactly what I was going for, battle worn but squared away. Blue vs Grey maybe but more likely they will be on the same side just uniformed according to the taste of thier colonels.

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  12. Every bit as good as the last let Adam! What's next?

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    1. The Gray regiment, Gnolls and my Armor project.

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  13. You might be eligible to get a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

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