If it was not enough artillery, a Demi-culverin always can save your day. It’s strange but this gun wasn’t in the arsenal.
Again i’m not very happy on how this ended.. i have been using a new brown paint, and i’m not sure if it works very well for this. I should have choose red or a very clear brown for this, as Warlord painted it to show. The one i most like, its the officer.. i usually don’t paint strips, but i think it looks very well. I promise to try more times.
The barrel itself, also don’t looks very good.. since i moved to the new house. i have lost several paints.. because my study is in a too hot room in summer. I planning to move the study this year, or re-condition the room.
A part of this, the gun is a nice piece, and the crew too. The big barrel on the base, came from a friend, with a nice range or resin things, Zona 72.
Not much to say about the warlord figures, is not the first time i paint them, but this is the large number i have painted at once. Included with the well know plastic figures there is a blister of metal armoured pike men.
I tried to paint them in dark colours, without any concession to fashion and light colours, trying to depict a “poor” Sapanish tercio for the late Thirty Years War period.
Paper flags are from Wallenstein’s Imperial Army range by Battle Flag, this time are from Flags of War, who haves a nice range for this and other periods, and a very good quality.
Our second incursion in the 28mm Thirty Years War is not so successful as the first one.
The subject is a very beautiful one, the Cuirassiers or Reiters, used by any side at this time, but we have chosen to depict them as an Imperial unit.
Warlord figures are very nice as always, box comprise 12 mounted metal figures plus 12 plastic horses. If i’m not wrong, horses are the same used in many other Warlord boxes.
Figures have some spare arms to built a unit based in swords or pistols, and it includes a trumpeter and an ensign.
The box also comes with several paper flags, as the used.
This flags are very nice, but paper is too tight, so these flags are hard to handle.
As you can see in the pictures there are three figures not included in the Warlord Games box, they are from “The Assault Group” range, who produces a very interesting range of metal figures highly compatibles with the Warlord range.
If you want to buy them unpainted, take a look in our utility to find them at Ebay.
28mm Warlord Games French Musketeers King’s Guard.
Painted 28mm French Musketeers.
Warlord Games figures are easy to put together and easy to paint, they have and excellent plastic and metal range covering English Civil War and/or Thirty Years Wars. One of the odds is than you get the same plastic sprue in many different boxes, together with different metal accessories and/or special metal figures plus different flags and history fragments. That isn’t of our total approval, but any way they are excellent figures.
After paint a whole box of Imperial Infantry we needed to make something different with these figures, maybe isn’t a very accurate depiction, surely more cinematographic, but it has been a nice exercise for convert these figures in something different.
To make the well know French Musketeers King’s Guard cape we have used standard tissue paper, after several tries we use the best looking one as template to make the rest, it haves 4 parts, chest, back and the two arms.
The cross in the cape have a more intricate design than the one showed here, but we opted for this basic pattern to simplify the paint work.
More complicated was the conversion of the boots, the Warlord Games figures didn’t came with mount boots, so some green stuff was used to create the boots and the spurs (made from metal bits).
If you want to buy these figures unpainted as new, take a look at our utility to find them on Ebay. Note than several boxes come with these figures, we have linked only the Imperial Infantry box.
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