And here’s what I realised…
For all my wargaming life the 18th century has been a constant; that one period to which I have returned time and again. But I had never felt I had got it quite right.
And so, for this my new project (and one to which I am now committed as my main collection from now on), it was natural to settle on that period.
This blog is about creating and building a collection of miniatures for a campaign set in the mid-18th century.
So, now, join me on the journey as I record the project from the start. It's great to have you along…
Above: de Saxe... a key French commander in the campaign. Suren figures, some conversion. Hand painted flag on linen.
I also decided…
that I wanted unique figures, and a particular pose, so the majority of the 30mm tall figures have been commissioned for my private collection. I am indebted to Steve Shaw and John Ray whose figure-making, sculpting and converting talents turned my rudimentary sketches and ideas into reality.
Today, I reached a first landmark…
when I visited the casters, and dropped off my infantry master figures for the first mould. How lucky am I to live just a few miles along the road from these guys! But I’ll tell you all about that in tomorrow’s post…
Meanwhile, for those who have asked
whether I would be including lots of pictures and material from the old Breitenfeld Blog and previous Warcabinet, the answer is yes. I am putting up some archive galleries, and have started with the Thirty Years War… see pages links top right hand side of this blog.
Nothing to do with this project. This is part of my TYW collection – see archive gallery page top right hand side of this blog. More to come soon.
Thanks again for visiting, and for the warm support and enthusiasm with which you welcomed the warcabinet back online. I was genuinely touched by that – I thought most people would have forgotten my previous efforts by now!
I await the new figures with keen anticipation...ReplyDelete
This is going to be a fun project to watch and see grow and look forward to pictures of your first castings ( hope that it is soon :) ). This is a new age in wargaming when a growing number of us gamers have opted to commission our own bespoke armies. It is very exciting!ReplyDelete
I think that vignette of the looting Croats is one of THE BEST vignettes that I have ever seen in terms of composition, figure quality, painting and scenics. Wonderful stuff Phil
Thanks Alan, and thanks Jim.ReplyDelete
Yes, I agree - the Croats are brilliant conversions by Brian and were wonderful to paint.
You are a cruel, cruel man making us wait like this!
will be following with glee I can not miss all this eye candyReplyDelete
Can't wait to see how this develops. I've always enjoyed following your work but this promises to be something special.ReplyDelete
Thanks Stokes (I'm not that cruel - it's just that I haven't got much of the new stuff done yet).ReplyDelete
Thanks James and GM ... I'm pretty excited about this too!
Thanks for follwoing and commenting.
awaiting the development of you project with great anticipationReplyDelete
What you say about the 18th. Century and the SYW in my case is spot on. It's been my constant since the late 1960s. I cheerfully understand. Congratulations! You have my utmost best wishes for fun and many many satisfactions,
Yes, the 18th century is "in the blood" isn't it.
Good to see you both here.
Best of luck with the new or reborn project. Must be exciting to be at the threshold and see the vision beginning to take shape.ReplyDelete
Indeed it feels exactly like that. And yes, very exciting.
Thanks for popping by.
What a beautiful vignette!! Great work with the paintjob and fantastic basing too!ReplyDelete