Wednesday 19 February 2020

30 Years War French: Regiment Picardie finished!

Hello guys,

A few months ago, I started a TYW French army, I have already a command base, a cavalry unit and artillery, but no infantry finished so far, so here you have the first infantry regiment painted; Picardie regiment.

As I am a slow painter, I decided to speed up the process by commissioning some musketeers to the very talented Toby, from Artmasters Studio ( I highly recommend them) because his painting style is similar to mine, so the painted miniatures look nice together.  I based the miniatures and put some grass on the bases. The miniatures are a mix of Foundry, Warlord and Bicorne.

In a few days I will finish another regiment, Turenne, with the mentioned commissioned musketeers and the pikemen and command painted by me. Also an English regiment (for 1656-58) or Rebel Catalan Tercio pro French (1640-58) will be finished in the near future in order to make this small army playable with 3 foot units, 2 horse units, arty and command. After that, it will be expanded with more native french infantry, dragoons, more artillery...

Monday 17 February 2020

Finished another late Tercio

Hi guys,

Some months ago I started to paint a unit for my Spanish army, suitable either for 1670 or League of Augsburg War,  using mainly Front Rank miniatures, you can see the previous post here:

So finally I managed to finish it, a Provincial Tercio, made up of recruits, and ready to fight in Catalonia against the French. Also could they could be used in Flanders, as the uniform was (mostly) off white and red in several Tercios of the Army of Flanders.

In order to give some colour variation, I used 3 different recipes to paint the off white;  Artic Grey (Foundry), Rakarth Flesh (Citadel), Stormvermin Fur (Citadel). 

I really like the way it looks, with those Front Rank miniatures of their "Monmouth rebels" range intermixed with the more professional look of the regular infantry of their late 17c  range.

So here you have the pics of the finished unit:

and now some close ups of the miniatures finished last week: