Saturday, 10 November 2012

RP No 100 NYW - Lord George Hamilton's Enniskillin foot regt



Number 100 in my Recently Painted posts, to be honest it could have been another 3 units that were painted up at the same time,  I'm not sure what one was painted up first, but as this is a rather unusual coloured unit I thought it'd make a great No 100, sad I know????


Lord George Hamilton was born at Hamilton Palace, the fifth son of Anne Hamilton, 3rd Duchess of Hamilton and William Douglas, Earl of Selkirk. He was first trained by his uncles, Lord Dumbarton, Lord James Douglas, and Lord Angus, in military service in the 1st Regiment of Foot (then known as His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Foot
In 1689, after entering military service, he became a lieutenant colonel, and a few months later a brevetted colonel. He and his regiment served at the battles of the Boyne and Aughrim  in the Irish War. He then moved to command of the Royal Fusiliers and fought at the Battle of Steenkeerke. He moved back to the 1st Foot, participated in various battles of the Irish rebellion, and eventually fought at the battle of Landen and the 1695 Siege of Namur. At Namur, Hamilton received a serious wound, and was eventually promoted to the rank of brigadier.


There is no information on their flags or uniform, I did actually copy the uniform colours from Barry Hilton's regt which can be seen here, it adds a little change of colour to the red of the Anglo/English army.

3/4/13
I've just recently amended this post as I rather stupidly named and wrote about St John's foot regt, instead of Hamilton's. So if you'd like to see some photo's of St John's click this link.

Ray








56 comments:

  1. Great looking unit. I like the coat colour

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  2. Very awesome as always Ray. Simply gorgeous. Any chance of an army shot sometime soon?

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    1. I did do a group mug shot back in September, but its a little out of date now, so I may have to do another one.

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  3. Nice unit and to say the truth I' m tempted by the NYW period... :-) but first of all 28mm ECW and 10mm WWI...and some ancients...and some Napoleonic bases for Volley&Bayonet... ;-)

    Marzio.

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    1. The bane of every gamers life, I want that one!

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  4. Fabulous painting as always, Ray. Love the look of these units - interesting to see the start of how grenadiers and other line infantry evolved. Best, Dean

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  5. Top notch as per usual Ray. Well done.

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  6. They look sharp!
    The amount of history you guys delve into for these figures really impresses me.

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  7. Not original comment: very nice work!

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  8. Even when there's very little information available, you manage to come up with something to bring these boys to life Ray. I do like the change in colour on the uniforms!

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  9. Fantastic looking unit, the coat colour is great!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  10. I was wondering when that can of red paint will be empty??? :-D

    Very good painted regiment again Ray!

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

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    1. It's very nearly empty, but I've got another in the cupboard!

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  11. Nice - they almost look like buff coats (a la ECW) don't they? :o)

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  12. I do really like those uniform colors and how they work so well with the colors in the flags. Great job!

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  13. How'd you do the coats? That greeny-buff colour is kind of cool.

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    1. It's just Vallejo - Iraqi Sand No 124

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  14. Well done Ray!I like the colours and background.

    Christopher

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  15. Since no one has mentioned the cool colors of the uniforms, I will...cool colors, Ray.

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  16. Excellent work Ray. Nice to seeing you continuing to progress on the army.

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  17. For not having Napoleonics-like information on uniforms, you always make your fellows look outstanding. The tan and red go very well together and the basing is sharp as well.

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  18. Those are pretty cool. It amazes me how you guys paint all these. I think my eyes would hurt.

    PS: I laughed at your comment on Tim's post about it being a stone in the boy's shoe.

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    1. My eyes do hurt, I need new old man's glasses!

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    2. You're not an old man just yet.

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  19. More top notch brush work and another distinctive unit.

    Must be time for another game with these surel !!??

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    1. Yeh I need to get them out of a bit of a bash!

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  20. I can't understand how you can bring up the discipline to produce all these brilliant looking units the one after the other as if it's nothing! Your display cabinet must be a collector's ...dream! Well done Ray!

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  21. These came out great, Ray. I love the contrast in colors.

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  22. Another great unit, Ray. Thank you a lot!

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  23. The buff and red work well together, lovely looking unit.

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  25. I knew you'd gotten this wrong Ray, but I didn't want to embarrass you by pointing it out :)

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