Thursday, 26 September 2013

My New Project??





After years of as Fran would put it, "Floggin' a Dead Horse". My days of painting NYW English, Dutch and Allies and Jacobites are over, so onto a new venture I go.
My next period is quite similar, I'm now painting up.................. NYW French!!!!!!

My erstwhile chum Reject Richard has decided to throw in the towel with his NYW army, he wants to concentrate on his 25mm French Revolutionary figures and his 15mm Franco-Prussians. So he offered me first refusal, so bang went all my spending money for SELWG in one fell swoop! I did try and talk him out of selling the collection as he was very close to completion but he'd made his mind up.
The French army consisted of
9 Infantry regts
9 Artillery pieces
10 Squadrons of Horse
3 Squadrons of Dragoons
and 7 Leader bases

Of course I shall be adding to the army, I'm looking to add another 7 Infantry regts, making 4 brigades of 4 regst, another 10ish squadrons of Horse and another 6 Squadrons of Dragoons. In the bag of unpainted lead that came along as part of the deal were loads of dismounted Dragoons, so I'll make up some dismounted regts as extra's as well, which was probably what Richard was going to do in the first place.
I have painted up some bits and bobs for the French already, I'll be posting them as well as a more detailed look at Richard's troops soon (sorry Fran!)

78 comments:

  1. Οοοοh goodness....there you go again! This should be fun! Will be waiting to see your army flourish! :)

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    1. A mere trifle in the wargame world Alex!

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  3. Yet more spending? And you have the cheek to call Lee the "Rich Reject"? *lol*

    I think you may be suffering the Anne-bug - this post hasn't showed up in my blogroll yet - I saw it just now when I was checking my FB newsfeed

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    1. I think your right, that bleeder has given me her germs!!! She's hacked the net and sent her Ebola over to the UK!! And she calls me the devil!!!!!

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    2. Ahh, she's just trying (probably in vain) to stop you winning a prize in her giveaway.... :)

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  4. You will actually use those brushes to paint? I though they were for the treasure box! :-D
    Really nice purchase and I'm looking forward to what you will add to this fantastic army!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  5. good luck with your froggy's look forward to seeing the army grow
    Peace James

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  6. Your army is certainly progressing faster (and more nicely) than my WSS French. Stalled at half a battalion - only nine and a half to go and they I can start buying the gazillions of cavalry. Ridiculous really as I really like this period (always have) but my painting mojo seems to have gone down with the Barham. >:o)

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    1. It happens to us all, I'm afraid, the mojo will return!

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  7. P.S. this post has appeared twice on my blogroll today. Not that uncommon as a couple of others do that now and again.

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    1. Yeh I put the post up and it hadn't appeared on any blogs (so I thought?) for 3 hours, so I reposted it and it came up straight away. Bloggers not behaving itself at all!!

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  8. Im going to enjoy seeing this develop further. Although the downside of all this spending will mean you are broke so will be r̶i̶g̶g̶i̶n̶g̶ entering more give aways

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  9. there can never be too many of horse squadrons.....

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    1. Unfortunately the French had lots of Horse regts, thank god I haven't got to paint them all!

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    2. Not such a major problem - they all look the same . . . ;O)

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  10. Good man Ray, I was wondering what would be coming next.

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    1. I hadn't planned this one at all, I was going to do a smallish 25mm skirmish, but that'll have to wait now!

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  11. What a change! At least it keeps the collection unified :)

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    1. That's it D4, it would have been a shame, so it made sense to buy them.

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  12. Main thing is his army will go to someone who will enjoy and use it, rather than it gather dust unloved. Good on ya!

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    1. I have used them and enjoyed playing with them, it was neither gathering dust nor unloved, but limited time and a sense that realistically there is only so much that a person can do with that time and resources meant that I sought to ensure that the French went to a good home. Logic determined that Ray should be offered them first... plus he's a mate.

      Richard

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    2. I'm stunned. 'Ray', 'good home' and 'mate' all in the same reply!

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    3. He's a good lad, at his wedding he made me do my best man speech in French, the sod!!

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  13. Well it's has given you a huge head start :-)

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    1. Must resist, muusstt reessiisstt, can't resist..

      Sarge - leaving off the "start" would also be accurate! ;)

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  14. Congratulations and best wishes!

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  15. French! This sound like a big leap Ray. I think you need to pop over and carry out some field research!

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    1. Already taken care of, just need to but loads more lead!

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  16. Greate looking collection ! Good luck with you new project !

    It´s good to have both sides in a conflict.

    best regards Michael

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  17. Beautiful army. It is fantastic when they all come together. :)

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  18. According to his eminence (AKA Francis) you already have one of the biggest collections of figures in Gravesend.... Posties!
    So it does make perfect sense to start to fill in the few gaps! French NYW now that is something different, never let it be said that you are constrained by a period. Instead celebrate your focus and concentration in sticking to what you like (I wish I could). Good luck with the new direcrion, if not totally new project.

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    1. Your not wrong there Clint! On all counts!

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  19. Wow that is some army! Very cool.

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  20. Phil the French is so glad!! Great looking army!!

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  21. Looks like you won't have a mass to do to get complete and in the meantime you can still game with what you already have so I would say a great purchase

    Ian

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    1. Nope there's not that much more to do, hopefully it won't take too long???

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  22. It may have taken awhile, but your army looks fantastic. I'm looking forward to the French!

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  23. Nice additions to your collection. Which battle will be first for your new French army?

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    1. Our original idea was to concentrate on Steenkirke or Nerwinden, so possibly one of them.

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  24. What a fantastic collection to acquire Ray!

    Christopher

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  25. A great start for a new project, shouldn't take you long to get the rest painted up

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  26. Oooh the French, They wore colourful uniforms, I like that. More money on the hobby and I hope the missus doesn't mind!!

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    1. Actually the French are a little boring, lots of grey with a little more grey, with added grey for good luck!

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  27. Whoa! Nice score, Ray!! That is a lovely collection - you much be very, very chuffed.

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  28. Whoa! Nice score, Ray!! That is a lovely collection - you much be very, very chuffed.

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  29. Great collection there ray you lucky bleeder

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  30. What a great period to collect and game!

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  31. Jeeze Ray, why not give yourself a break and tackle a smaller project? That being said, I'm mighty looking forward to how your new project turns out! The way you keep focussed on one army/ project is awe-inspiring!

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    1. I was going to start another smaller project until I bought these, but you never know I may just get that as well????

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  32. Score! When a good one falls in your lap, you just have to run with it.

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  33. I salute you for your dedication and effort for one period Ray.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Cheers Pat, you know what its like!!

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  34. Very cool. Good luck with it and enjoy your new project.

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  35. Those look very cool, Ray. Excellent paintjob.

    Cheers
    Stefan

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