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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2019, 04:41:12 PM »
Very nice - nice blog too!

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2019, 05:19:57 PM »
Thank you Martin, very nice sculpts they are too.

And thank you Colonel. I am genuinely surprised that people actually read my inane rambling, but they must do as the blog has just notched up 20k hits (can't all be my mum)

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« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2019, 08:07:53 PM »
... I am genuinely surprised that people actually read my inane rambling, but they must do as the blog has just notched up 20k hits (can't all be my mum)

Hey, I never said I read it, but I liked the pretty pictures  ;D

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2019, 10:40:51 AM »
Well I for one subscribe to Keep Your Powder Dry, and as I am building armies for the Western Campaign I found the info on Waller’s dragoons extremely useful. I also like the look of those hurrying dragoons, very purposeful.

 

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« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2019, 07:03:59 PM »
Glad you are finding the blog useful Leman

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2019, 01:43:08 PM »
And some more dragoons finally make it off the painting table...Sir Thomas Tyldesley's.


More pics, some research into the regiment, and my thinking behind the coat and guidon guesses at http://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/2019/03/sir-thomas-tyldesleys-regiment-of.html

Think I'm  regaining my mojo (loss due to dalliance with Napoleonics), couple of regiments of firelocks ordered for collection at Salute. Also thinking about League of the Covenant cavalry too.

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2019, 03:45:56 PM »
Looking good. I really like the basing too, the grass gives a great effect.

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2019, 03:47:44 PM »
Well they turned out rather well!

The research / rationale on your blog is interesting too, Radar, thanks for sharing.

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2019, 04:48:22 PM »
Many thanks for the kind comments. From the picture it looks like I need to colour the edge of the guidon in. Fear not! I have already done so, it's just the way the light is reflecting off the guidon.

Quite interesting finding out about the regiment and Sir Thomas. I fear I may have made a new template for future blog posts on new units.

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2019, 05:17:51 PM »
Nice going, Radar.  8)  Think I'll have to order some dragoons, now!   :D

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2019, 05:22:15 PM »
They are lovely sculpts, my favourite is the mounted drummer.

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2019, 08:06:59 AM »
Must admit, i have an Army ready to paint, all in a box. Hopefully i can start in December now, as my WW2 committments have taken over this year. Also have a half started Western "Confederate" force as well to finish off.
I want to do "Roundhead" force but not sure weather it should be an based on early or later type army as yet ? I know nearer the time i will be asking a lot of questions about what to do and dont when preparing this army.
I am really tempted to do them "40 mm" across on each unit as they do look much better that way.

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2019, 08:25:35 AM »
As above.

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2019, 10:16:54 AM »
The best bit about 'modelling' the Civil Wars is that we know so little about much of the fine details that wargamers get hung up on. You'll find none of the "but your figures have the wrong jacket turnbacks for 1809" here. So you can do whatever you want. Early/late the most obvious visual difference is the absence of musket stands. But who is to say that there weren't still some in use? After all are we not just simply trying to create a pastiche, or feel for an era whenever we represent an army?

So SM, go for it. The hardest part is picking your colour palette, but there are enough guides online. Sealed Knot and ECWS reenactors put loads of pics online, which are a great inspiration for colours. My only tip - go easy with the black paint. And good luck on finishing WW2 and the Rebels by December

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Re: ECW Dragoons
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2019, 10:28:53 AM »
Good points. I think part of the attraction of painting up ECW forces is the flexibility of uniform colours you can choose.