Monday, 18 February 2013

RP No 122 Battle of Killicrankie - Lauders Grenadiers


On the left flank of the Williamite battleline at Killiecrankie stood Lauder's Grenadiers. They were a force of appropriately 200 men, made up from the three regts of the Scots Brigade, Ramsay's, Balfour's and Mackay's. These grenadiers sometimes referred to as fusiliers were led by Lieutenant Colonel George Lauder from Balfour's regt.
The figures from are from Essex miniatures and unfortunately look as though they've been out in the sun for far too long. I must have not shaken the ink up enough. I have since toned the inkwash down, but I keep forgetting to retake the pics, so I've given up! And posted them with that sunkist look.
They were part of my 10th entry into Curt's Painting Challenge and added 12 points to my total, which at the moment is 964, putting me in 7th place.






43 comments:

  1. Nice looking grenadiers, Ray. I do love the look of mitre caps. Best, Dean

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  2. Your progress is strong young jedi.

    They look a treat Ray.

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  3. Nice one Ray. I will be referring to your blog as my Painting guide from now on!

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    1. Glad your going the 15mm way Clint!

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  4. Really nice looking redcoats

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  5. very nice Ray look good to me.

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  6. good work Ray, best of luck for the competition.

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  7. Good job! Sunkist look? Like Sunkist Orange Juice?

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    1. I suppose it more like burnt orange rather than sunkist!

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  8. Good looking unit once again Ray, though I'm not convinced the grenadiers wore mitres, even if they do look cool.

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    1. Me neither they may have worn a fatigue cap, but no-one actual knows.

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    2. At the reenactment of Killiekrankie I did, our Grenadiersvwore a "Busby" type of headgear with a red flap thing hanging from it.

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  9. great stuff..as usual
    like the history write up as well
    rgds
    john

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  10. Sun camo...brilliant, Lord Ray!

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  11. Very nice, Ray. Fantastic painting work!

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  12. Great grenadiers Ray, looking nice and proud!
    Phil.

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  13. Those grenadiers look great to me.

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  14. 7th place? Only 7th? Well get crackin' Cupcake. Gotta get your butt to 1st place.

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    1. I know, I know, I blame Curt for knocking down the points for my beloved 15mm figures!!!! 1st place is a far of dream, better not dreamt!

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  15. How are you that behind? I thought you had your ass kicked into gear! Haha, jokes. Ahem

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    1. Miles behind, and that's how its most probably;y gonna stay!

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  16. Are you stockpiling again this year Ray? If not, get your butt in gear!

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  17. Great work there Ray and a good paintjob on them

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  18. I think you're going to place number one!

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  19. PS: Um, yeah, sorry about the video on my blog...

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    1. No probs, it did make them laugh though!

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  20. I was reading for guys like these when I was little. I adore British Grenadiers!!Great work Sir Ray! :)

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  21. Great work on the grenadiers!

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  22. Great work Ray! You really crank out some high-quality painting, and all of it in periods that I have an interest in!

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