Saturday, 25 January 2014

RP No151 NYW Wagons - My Secret Santa


Its time for the next Bonus round in Curt's Analogue Painting Challenge. This time its a Vehicle. I was really struggling for ideas, as most of my periods I own and paint don't really involve any vehicles, (and there were no spiders insight??) before Christmas I entered into blogger Ian's Secret Santa Giveaway and was sent these two beauties in the post. Thank You to my Secret Santa, who can be named as Dave D. Were we supposed to tell who we were? I didn't? What a great Secret Santa pressie, he even bought figures from my beloved 15mm Essex, what a star!!!

These will obviously be added into my NYW collection, I deliberately painted them in natural wood colours so they can be used for either side owing to the fact that most wagoneers in the period were civilian contractors. 
The English really lacked resources at the time, mainly because they had to cross the treacherous English channel to resupply their armies, so they hired out contractors. During William III's expedition to Ireland and the following the Flanders campaign, the job of supplying the Anglo/Dutch went to the Dutch Sephardic Jews Antonio Alvarez Machado and Jacob Pereira, who enjoyed the title of Providiteurs-General to the Dutch army.









64 comments:

  1. Great work as always Ray, I always like to see these sort of items on a table they help set a scene

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    1. I don't think you can ever have enough scenery for a game.

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    2. Scenery is good, but where are the zombies?

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  2. Nicely done, I like these non-combat units on a table...

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    1. They do make the table a bit more exciting to look at.

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  3. Great work there Ray! I agree, they are a must on the table!

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  4. I like the fact that you painted something for the bonus round that will get used on the table top and not used a a display piece. Nothing wrong with display piece of course but as a wargamer I am looking for things to take their place on the table top.

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    1. Absolutely! The bonus round has been difficult to paint for, I tend not usually to paint up display pieces, mainly coz I've got nowhere to display them, I think the bits I have done will either go on ebay or as prizes in a giveaway??

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  5. Very nice work there on them wagons.

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  6. Great painting on the wagons. I am sure they will make many an appearance on the table.

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  7. Good job on painting these Ray. Having non-combatant bits for the table top is always useful.

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    1. It just adds that little something to a game.

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  8. Great additions to any force and things like this are either an afterthought or something you'd not put on the priority buying list - they're always good to see on a table.

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    1. No you're right, they're not usually a priority, but they do make a difference on the look of the table.

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  9. I like wagon Trains and I like These.

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  10. Nice wagons, Ray! I myself have been sort of successful at avoiding new army purchases. I have been snagging up COBs as fast as I can for all my periods. Hostage, escort, protect,LOS or movement blockers.
    they really add to tactics and strategy. Much more interesting to use toward victory points too. Even on real world fights I've been in, COBs were there and did affect decisions on movement and fire as well as mision tempo.

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    1. That's exactly it David, they can be used in a variety of rolls as well as sitting looking pretty.

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  11. Excellent looking wagons will make great objectives.

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  12. Nice job, Ray. I love to do this sort of thing for the table, what my wife calls "Table clutter."

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    1. You can never have enough clutter John!!!

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  13. you did Santa justice, great work

    Ian

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    1. Cheers Ian, and well done to you and Cath for sorting it all out!!!

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  14. Very nice wagons and horses. The canvas for the covered wagon is especially well done. IMHO.

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  15. Rules aside, these will look great on any the table. Always a plus to be able to use them in various armies too. Great work as always - and it been a gift makes them all the more special. Dean

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  16. They look great. And the choice of the wagons on the part of your secret santa seems well thought out indeed. Kudos all around!

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    1. I couldn't have picked out a more perfect pressie myself, Chris!

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  17. Great work Ray, you can never have too many wagons

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  18. nicely done and thanks for the history lesson!

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  19. Very nice wagons. Interesting piece about the supply for the Anglo-Dutch army too. I will look into that. Seems like there is a story there.

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    1. I'm reading a "must read" book for the period Chris. The Nine Years War & the British Army 1688-97 by John Childs.Its got some great info in it!

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  20. Nice work Ray. I must get some ancillaries for my WSS project...

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  21. 1-very nice chariots
    2-excellent painting job !
    3-thanks the free History Lesson!

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  22. Very nice! Love the basing, in particular - excellent ;)

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  23. Very nice set of Wagons, Its always the little battle field extras like this that really make games pop!

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  24. Really nice, Ray. A very useful adition to any game table.

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  25. A great entry and a fabulous present too - what's not to like?

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  26. Thanks for sharing this with us! The history lesson and the nice painted wagons!

    Greetings
    Peter

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