Saturday, 12 December 2009

New Arrivals

As you may remember I was up in what proved to be a very wet and windy Scarborough last week for a Napoleonic celebration of Herbert's 50th Birthday.  Needless to say a very good time was had by all and we were able to fight Austerlitz (twice), Wagram and Dresden.  I did take a lot of photographs but there aren't too many good ones, though I think this one of Herberts' Benny Hill impression says it all.

I know that Chris took lots of photo's and will be posting the best of them on his "Itinerant Wargamer" Blog so I've decided to post a few of some of the troops that I picked up whilst I was there.  

First up is this lovely regiment of Wurtemburg light cavalry.  These are Firing Line figures painted by Chris and are really nicely animated.  Chris reckons he did the horses in an afternoon so I've asked him to put a horse painting guide on his blog as I think these horses are excellent.

More Wurtemburgers from Chris, this time a horse artillery battery using Russian horse artillery bodies and Wurtemburg heads.  You may have seen these and the light cavalry on Chris's blog already but they deserve a repeat showing.  Along with these two units were two screens of skirmishers for the Wurtemburg division.  Doubtless they'll appear here in time.

I wouldn't be a trip to the WHC without me being able to collect some of Neil Sheardowns work and this time was no exception.  Above is a 32 man battalion of Elite Russian Jaeger which Neil brought along with two 32 man Russian Dragoon regiments and the boys below.

This is the first of two battalions of Pavlovs which Neil is doing.  Neil, like myself has changed his basing technique quite radically lately and I think the results are excellent.  The grass is "Silfur grass" (I think that's the right name) personally I prefer it to static grass which I never really got on with and as always, lovely GMB flags to finish off.

Thursday night saw another five turns in our latest battle and the screw is really starting to tighten on the French.  We took lots of pictures so when the others send theirs I'll put some up on the blog.


Paulalba said...

Really excellent looking figures, look forward to more pics.

Paul P

Stryker said...

Hi Noel - some really excellent looking brush work there. A great addition to your collection!


Andy said...

Hi Noel,
Nice selection of new figures there. Guess you had a god time at Scarborough then! (not surprising)
Will hopefully be down to the shed before Xmas provided I stop being ill.

parisitiger said...

what an amazing resemblance to good old benny !!!!!!!!

rather looking forward to the Russian Hussars with the first squadron wielding their lances.

I really must get down to the garage next year!?



Eric said...

You are doing some great work here.

Benjamin said...

Eric. who made that video?

very silly.


guy said...

On TMP in the last day or so was a German designer who is releasing a range of 28mm Wurtemburgers which may be of interest to you. There was a cavalry officer shown which was receiving v favourable comments.


Noel said...

Guy, could you let me know which board and what the post was called?

Cheers, Noel.

guy said...

Hi Noel,
Today (friday 18th) there's another one with a photo of a cavalry trooper in the TMP news section headed '28mm Ehmke:2nd Wurttemberg Chavauleger'. He doesn't seem to have a web site but the name to contact is Uwe and his e-mail is

Hope this helps.


BFG said...

Wow this just keeps getting better and better, I love those Wurttembergers!!
The Russians look great as well mate....the cute little Austrian is quite endearing as well!

Chris Cornwell said...

Good to see the little fellows on the table.....just one thing...more Wurtemburgers?? (shiver)

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