Wednesday, 26 January 2022

AHPC12 - More Haitian Rebels!


Its back to the Haitian Revolution once again.
These 38 25mm mainly Trent Miniatures we're started last month and painted alongside all the figures I've posted so far and some not yet seen!


3 of the units are made up of 8 figures with a Commander and standard bearer.
The commander figure started out in life as a Wargames Foundry Pirate and in true French Revolutionary style, had his head chopped off and replaced with a suitable bicorned head from Trent.
There isn't much info on what kind of flags the Rebels/Slaves would carry, if at all?
But I wanted them to have some anyway, this one is the Voodoo symbol for Papa Legba, 
Papa Legba is a lwain Haitian Vodoo, who serves as the intermediary between the lwa and humanity. He stands at a spiritual crossroads and gives (or denies) permission to speak with the spirits of Guineé, and is believed to speak all human languages. In Haiti, he is the great elocutioner. Legba facilitates communication, speech, and understanding. He is commonly associated with dogs. Papa Legba is invoked at the beginning of every ceremony. Papa Legba has his origins in the historic West African kingdom of Dahomey, located within present-day Benin.


Exactly the same as the unit above, all are Trent minis expect the Commander, who again is a Foundry Pirate with a Trent mini head replacement. The standard is the Voodoo symbol of Baron Samedi.

Baron Samedi (English: Baron Saturday), also written Baron Samdi, Bawon Samedi or Bawon Sanmdi, is one of the loa of Haitain Vodoo. He is a loa of the dead, along with Baron's numerous other incarnations Baron Cimetiere, Baron La Croix and Baron Criminel. 
He is the head of the Gede family of loa; his brothers are Azagon Lacroix and Baron Piquant and he is the husband of Maman Brigitte. Together, they are the guardians of the past, of history and, heritage.


The third unit are all Trent miniatures, the commander is from their Vendee range and is infact Jean-Niclas Stofflet a Vendee Rebel Commander.The figures looked so good I didn'r want to chop his head off, so just painted him with brown skin instead. The standard is pretty simple, its a white flag with the word Liberte, on one side.


The last 8 figures, no command or flag for these poor chaps!
Well ok, there is, I based the chap on the right up as a spare commander, but he can be thrown in at any time to make up units of 8.


A close up on the flags, thanks gawd for Microsoft Paint!


Nothing to be seen here.....


A close up on commanders.


And the lot squashed together, from the front..


and the back!

38 x 25mm figures @5pts each

190 pts please Greg

 

22 comments:

  1. Excellent figures. I think the flags work well. And I learned a little about Hatian voodoo.

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    1. Me too, that's another great thing about wargaming, the things you research and learn on the way.

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  2. Wow! What a painting machine, Ray. They all look great imho, and I especially like the paint-job on the Jean-Niclas Stofflet figure to make it one of your commanders. Lovely work.

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    1. Thanks Simon, they didn't take that long to paint up to be honest. It was just filling in the dots after painting all the brown flesh.

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  3. What a treat, figures, flags, voodoo history all in a little known era. Great stuff...I bet a lot of people mine your article for Silver Bayonet ideas!

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    1. Could do, wonder if they'll bring out a Haitian faction, now that would be cool wouldn't it? I'd have to buy the figures then.

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  4. Truly outstanding. Great looking figures and learning some history too!

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  5. They will look great on the table Ray!

    Christopher

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  6. You have been very productive there Ray. Great work and I love the way you have used other ranges to create characterful leaders. The fkags are great too. I think Baron Samedi is the voodoo character that appears in James Bond "Live and Let Die"?

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    1. Thanks Keith, just pleased Trent sell separate heads, wouldn't be able to do it if they didn't. You know what I think you're right about Live and Let Die.

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  7. Great work, they look cracking, Trent figures are really very nice and you have done them proud there Ray, and indeed a painting machine!!

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  8. Nicely done Ray, and the flags look great.

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  9. Tha's one heck opf a lot of re-inforcements, great stuff Ray and well done on the flags too.

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    1. Just gottsa get the buggers on the table now, along with all my other unplayed with figures.

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    1. Thanks Neil, I'm pleased with how they came out.

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  11. Nice painted rebels Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter

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