Tuesday, 8 January 2013

RP No 112 NYW Lanier's Horse


These chaps earned me 52 points and were my 2nd entry into this years Analogue Painting Challenge over on Curt's blog. They move me up to 18th place, I've said it before and will say it again, Its going to be a hard slog this year and I think I'm going to be lucky to make the top 10 let alone the top 5! I'm already 499 points behind the leader James, that's a hell of a lot of 15mm figures I've got to paint just to catch up!!!
Anyway.....

Sir John Lanier's Horse or The Queens regt of Horse. Later they were known as the 1st The King's Dragoon Guards., then tranferred to Flanders were their commander was killed at the Battle of Steenkirke in 1692.
Lanier's were raised by King James II in 1685 to help curtail the Monmouth rebellion. The first duty of Lanier's new regiment was to escort a prisoner the Duke of Monmouth from Winchester back to London after the battle of Sedgemoor in 1685.
They were present at both The Battle of the Boyne and The Battle of Aughrim in Ireland.After the Irish rebellion they were transferred to Flanders. In November 1691 the Commons mentioned the regiment by the name of its commander Sir John Lanier. Then In November 1692 it was known as the “Queen's regiment”. On 3 August 1692 Lieutenant-General Sir John Lanier was mortally wounded in the battle of Steenkerque, not long after he died of his wounds
On 10 August 1692 Henry Lumley (younger brother of Richard Lumley) was appointed as colonel over this regiment. Under his leadership the regiment distinguished itself in the Battle of Neerwinden  also known as Landen in July 1693.
The figures are from Essex Miniatures, the bases are from Warbases and flags by my good self!! 






40 comments:

  1. Yet another great looking unit.

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  2. Smart work Ray, very nice indeed.

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  3. Great unit, good luck with the comp! Your flags are always superb.

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  4. You're right about the comp, Ray. This year's going to be hard for us 15mm painters, but then, so far we see a lot of nice nice stuff, starting with yours ;)

    Cheers

    Seb

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    1. It was great to win last year, but there's absolutely no chance this year, but at least I'll get tons of painting done!

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  5. Another lovely looking unit Ray!

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  6. Looks like you are having a run again!

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  7. A fine regiment, with a fine history behind it. Super looking regiment, Ray - I'm in awe of how you do these guys so quickly!

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    1. If I can remember correctly these guys took me around 3 hours, which isn't bad going!

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  8. Fine job on the regiment.
    Hope you can pull out a few more paint jobs and catch up.

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  9. Nice history blurb, lovely figures and great flag as usual.

    John

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  10. Stunning unit, ready for some tabletop mayhem!

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  11. Great work Ray. I agree with your point on being able to win, it wont be easy at all.

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  12. That's a great looking unit Ray!

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  13. Another great looking unit Ray!!

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  14. It's a useful competition for helping you work through a project, no matter where you come in the rankings. Another cool unit, Ray.

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  15. I like the blazes on the horses Ray! Now, based on previous experience with you, I'm guessing most people suspect you have a stockpile of painted figures somewhere :)

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  16. Wouldn't be surprised if you catch up, honestly..

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  17. Cracking unit Ray. The flags really compliment the figures well.

    Jason

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  18. Lovely work Ray. The flags are the crowning touch. Brilliant.
    Cheers, Mike

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    1. I was quite pleased with them myself.

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  19. Your blog is a very good source of information, Ray, and of really nice units!

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  20. Another fine bunch of lads Ray. 10 more cavalry units and you'll be right back in the thick of things. ;-)

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    1. I've got a few things up my sleeve, I've got to admit!

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  21. You do great work and your pictures are kickin'butt.

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  22. Sweet looking unit Ray, job well done.

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  23. The bane of my kife with wargames units -horses !
    You've done a great job on these Ray.
    Surely though, just finishing above a certain someone would be considered a win ?

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    1. Absolutely, I can't let you know who beat me!!!

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  24. They look great!! And I have no doubt you will catch up!!

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  25. That's it? Three hours to paint these figures! Simply amazing!

    (PS - still trying to find a battery for the camera)

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  26. Nice unit once more Ray. I'm sure you pull some tricks and end up on the top. Esp if this only took you 3 hours...impressive

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  27. Excellent painted unit Ray!

    Painted in 3 hours? And it gave you 52 points. That makes that you have to paint another 30 hours to catch up with the leader! :-D

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

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