THE RAMBLINGS OF A FRENCH CANADIAN WARGAMER

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Duchy of Warsaw Hussars

The very first pictures of Murawski's Duchy of Warsaw Hussars, sculpted by Mr Hicks.
To be released this fall


Dashing, are they not?!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Murawski Miniatures now on Facebook!

So if you are of that young and hip generation (like me ;-) ) who uses that tool, come follow us!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Napoleonics in all it's (live) glory

I'm sure you've all by now seen hundreds of pictures of the Waterloo reenactment, but I wanted to share this picture, which is really awesome. It's a trip back time, and you can almost smell the gunpowder!


OK, and just one more, some of my favourites; Austrian Grenadiers. Less is often more, as evidenced by this superb uniform.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Revisiting my TYW collection II (The GenFZM Breuner regiment)

Some pics of another foot regiment painted a few years back for my Imperialist army : The GenFZM Breuner regiment.

The GenFZM Breuner regiment was one of three regiment raised by the Breuner family, and one of the oldest of Wallenstein's army, being raised in 1618. 


We actually know of at least one example of a flag at Lutzen that belonged to a Breuner regiment, problem being of course we don't know which one! As such, I went for conjuctural flags for this regiment, and figured I would give the other Breuner regiment the historical flag. I went with a orange and yellow theme, keeping with a concept of choosing warm colours for the Imperialists. Most of the flags for this project were custom made by Maverick Flags, based on Wilkes plates (i believe the majority of the TYW Imperial flags from Maverick range were commissioned by yours truly!). The flags are made of cloth, a material I quite enjoyed working with. It's a lot more durable than paper, is easier to "damage" and it takes longer to dry, allowing more time to shape it into how you want it to look.

The battle damaged flags; the joys of working with cloth
The figures are from Emil Horky excellent range of TYW (except for the officer base, made up of a Foundry officer and a Warlord musician). At the time I painted this unit, Emil had just a few poses available, but the range has grown since then with many more wonderful sculpts. They are some of the most accurate TYW figures available. 

The officer is one of my favourite TYW figure, so full of caracter
Another foot unit next week, or possibly a cavalry unit...now if you'll excuse me I have to go digest that Game of Thrones finale I just watched...

Oberst Hans Philipp v. Breuner