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.