Friday, 5 October 2012

RP No 93 Jacobite Artillery 1690


Moving on from the recent haul of commanders I've been painting, I decided for a change and thought I'd get the Jacobite artillery completed. I painted up 5 pieces all based for Beneath the Lily Banners.  As far as I'm aware there was no Jacobite artillery at the Boyne, or at least none that actually fought. There were plenty of French guns, (Reject Richard has these) but they were moved back away from the Williamite main assault. What a mistake that proved to be!!  All figures are from Essex and the bases are from Warbases.



A Positional Gun, this will be very rarely used in games, only for sieges or prepared defensive position. I     kept the gun and most of the crew red as they represent troops who stayed loyal to James.


Two Field guns in the centre.


Two Field guns, I probably only needed 1 of these, but you never know the Jacobite
 army maybe lucky and get 2 of them now and again. The guns and crew are painted in random colours, to represent some professional gunners and some civilians.


Two Light or battalion guns, these will probably be seen the most in the Jacobite army, they're not very good, so don't expect to cause many casualties with them!


63 comments:

  1. Gotta luv the boom-makers! :)

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  2. My but you've got some really big guns Ray!!

    You're almost at 300,000 pageviews!!!

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  3. Nice artillery if you are a Jacobite!

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  4. Nicely painted Ray. Those are going to be very useful on the field. I like the scenic background to your photos too...I might have to move on from using white paper!

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    1. Sometimes (for me anyway) the white background just didn't work, it was almost too bright and darkened the figures, so I've gone back to the secnic background.

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  5. Very nice, Ray! I get the feeling I may have had relatives on both sides of that battle.

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  6. Nice work Ray. Hopefully it won't blow up the first time you fire them.

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  7. Just excellent, as ever - inspirational. Who's the horse in the background?

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    1. His names Fran, his a bit of an ol' nag!

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  8. Nice work, and like how you always keep to historical reasons for the coloring reasons. Good job!

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  9. Cracking looking battery. I like the white /grey painted figs..very effective
    Cheers
    paul
    PS...artillery at the Boyne..William was wounded by Jacobite artillery fire the day before ;apparently they had 16 pieces at the boyne..10 were withdrawn
    http://www.battleoftheboyne.ie/thebattlebeyond/battleartillery/

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    1. I was pleased with how the ink settled in them. I think the artillery that narrowly missed Billy was the French contingent? But I could be wrong???

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    2. All I can find is descriptions saying "jacobite artillery". There was an extended artillery duel though, the dutch guard being used as "Markers"

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  10. Great arty stands Ray! I love the way you've based them to look so coherent on the field.

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  11. The more I look at your blog, the more I regret that you are so far away ... I would play a small battle against these beautiful artilleries... one day maybe?
    Great work, great bases!
    Best,
    Phil.

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    1. Anytime your over in England Phil, anytime at all!!

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  12. You're a master at this, they look awesome.

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  13. Nice one Ray, I must say I preffer your units to your commander bases. Not that I don't like the commanders, just that the units look better. I really like the way that each gun is different and yet fits in with th others. Keep up the good work.

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  14. Nice work on this battery of guns. As already said individual yet coherent with each other

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  15. Nice looking arty, hope they do better for you than you expect

    Ian

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    1. In the games I've played so far, I've learnt not to rely on the artillery at all!

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  16. Lovely, lovely work Ray. So the colours of the pieces are dependent on the loyalty of the crews? I'm assuming then that they would be repainted when captured; could make a cracking vignette. Mmm, I wonder...

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    1. English guns were usually a dark red in this period, as were the French, but I would have thought some guns that were in strongholds in Ireland would have been the first colour paint they could get hold of, or left natural.

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  17. Always like a nice bit of ordannance. Nice

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  18. Great looking units. You can't beat great big sets of ordnance. Is the old nag in the background the regimental mascot or target practice?

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  19. Great looking set of artillery Ray!

    Christopher

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  20. Yet again excellent work!

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  21. Paul had it right, there was a very good artillery shot that was enough to shake up the brains of William, but didn't kill him, before the battle proper. Those guns could be more accurate than people might think. The very old Jacobite book, A Light To the Blind talks about that shot across the river, when the throne-taker was looking around for reconnaissance.

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  22. Very good looking arty.

    Nice hores in the back to;)

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  23. Once again, your backdrop really set these figures off. Superb work on the painting and bases.

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  24. Nice finish on the guns, they look like cast metal.

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  25. Great work on these guns and figures.
    Regards
    Bruno

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  26. Ray, you're quick!
    Excellent colour variation. :)
    Have a nice w/e! :)

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  27. Fantastic paintwork Ray, the photography is top notch as well.

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  28. Blogger went and ate my comment.. Nice figured. They look ready for battle

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  29. I really like these artillery bases, they have lots of character!

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  30. Marvelous looking artillery. The backdrop is especially nice and appropriate. Best, Dean

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  31. You're now over 300,000 pageviews! I'm the first to call it so I win the give-away!! Yeah for me, I win, I win!!

    What, I don't win. You mean there's to be a drawing or some shite like that. And after all my dedication to you boys this is the thanks I get. Feck!

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    1. We'll see, you may get an extra entry just for being cheeky!

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  32. Great work there Ray but dont tell the Jacobites that the cow in the field really is a Protestant Spy

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  33. This is very nice. I like a lot the mix of uniforms.

    Cheers.

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  34. These minis are great, Ray. The red really stands out and your detail work is just amazing.

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  35. Really nice backdrop! Why did you put figures in front of it? :-D

    Very nice painted artillery unit Ray!

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

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