Wednesday, 23 May 2012

RP No76 NYW/Jacobite Earl of Antrim's regt



My latest unit painted up for my Battle of the Boyne project is the Earl of Antrim's regiment. They were led by Alexander MacDonnel, the 3rd Earl of Antrim. They fought at the Siege of Derry, The Boyne, Athlone, Aughrim and the second Siege of Limerick. The were recorded as having 513 effective troops in 1689. 411 of them armed with a serviceable musket, with only 46 pikemen. Giving them a ratio of approx 10-1, so I painted these up as an all musket unit. Unbelievably there were also another 56 men in the unit unarmed!!!

Once again the figures are from Essex Miniatures and bases are from Warbases. The flags are made by myself, but thanks go to Dan Harper and his blog Sixteen Ninety , as I used his Antrim flag as a template.







47 comments:

  1. Yet another really good unit.

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  2. It good to see boys from my neck of the woods making their way to fight the good fight. Those 56 unarmed soldiers would be my family, lol, and I love the flag.

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  3. I would like to see the whole army arrayed!

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    1. Yep, you will, just gotta get the pics done.

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  4. Another cracking unit Ray, top stuff sir. Unarmed? Perhaps they were carrying the officers’ uniforms. ;)

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  5. Lovely... Green and red, always a superb combination!

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  6. Very nice figures! very good painting, like always, and the flags are simply perfect!

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  7. Really like this lot. Are they also known as the cavalry magnet?

    Ian

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    1. With no pikes, they may well be!!

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  8. I love the Hand Of God on the flag; very Monty Python!

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    1. lol, I never thought of it that way!!

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  9. These look cool Ray, flags are as good as usual

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  10. These colours really look good together.

    Well done on the paint job mate

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  11. Wonderful looking unit Ray. Great work.

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  12. Nice work and the flag really looks great!

    Christopher

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  13. One more time, it's fabulous! An those flags will illuminate the battlefields!

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  14. Unarmed eh? Perhaps they were of the Soviet style of "if a comrade falls, you take his gun" frame of mind.
    Regardless, great looking figures.

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    1. Probably more like pick up the nearest stick?

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  15. Once again I am more impressed by your flags.
    But those figures still are impressive.

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  16. Ray,

    I might have missed it, but if you've not yet done a tutorial on how you do your flags. could you please?

    FMB

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    1. I haven't as of yet, but I'll try and get around to posting something like that.

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  17. Beautiful job on these. The flags really add a lot to the unit and I always enjoy your unit histories.

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  18. Good looking unit Ray !!!

    best regards Michael

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  19. Some good close up shots this time, I like.

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  20. Sweet work, Ray. Fancy hats and mustaches, I'd join up with these troops if they'd let me stand in the back row.

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  21. Very nice work, Ray! Quite like the grenadiers with the mitres.
    -Curt

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  22. Very nicely done Ray! How many more units do you need to do before you have a complete OoB for both sides?? You must be pretty close to it by now

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    1. I don't really need any more English/Dutch but I need more Jacobites. But then do I paint up the English/Irish regts that fought at the Boyne, I should do really but.....................

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  23. How many units is that now !!!!????
    And all excellent

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  24. My next 28mm unit!!!
    A very nice painting work, Ray. You have now a great Army for every side of the War, I think.

    Best regards.

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  25. awsome ray. hope this army serves ye well

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  26. Whaou ! i love the flags. How do you make it ?

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  27. Really nice, Ray. I have to remind myself that I don't need to start another period of wargaming! I like the un-armed men in the regiment... very Irish. If it were my ancestors from Mayo, the majority would probably be unarmed... and without uniforms!

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  28. Good work as always Ray. You must have gerzillions of these little buggers done by now!? When are we due a group shot?

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    1. Group shot coming up soon.....I hope??

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  29. that's a nice looking unit that looks like it means business!

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  30. Excellent painted unit and I love the flags!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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