Napoleonic & ECW wargaming, with a load of old Hooptedoodle on this & that


Thursday, 24 December 2020

WSS: The Missing Flag Appears

 Quick footnote to yesterday's game - I've now fitted a 75cm (in scale!) flag to the Imperial C-in-C stand, and photos are necessary. I've also added the requisite magnetic sheet, and the chaps are now safely stored away with their army in the Really Useful Boxes.

I'm pleased because getting this group painted and based has been another hanging-around task, but am also interested because it gave me a chance try out some combinations of figure makers.

Here they are - the gentleman in the brown (civilian) coat is the boss - he could be Prince Eugene himself if it weren't for the moustache. Mind you, old PE wore some pretty outrageous wigs, so a false muzzer can't be completely out of the question? - maybe it was Mo-vember?


The commander is a Les Higgins casting on a Higgins horse, which is an obvious and standard arrangement hereabouts; the adjutant in the blue coat is an Irregular casting on an SHQ (ECW period) horse, and the standard bearer is Irregular on a Hinton Hunt ECW horse, and I'm delighted to see that these all work nicely, and are happily compatible with each other.

 


The flag - if you have exceptional eyesight - is the correct edition of the arms of the Holy Roman Empire for the time of Leopold I. It would be a terrible thing, I'm sure you'll agree, if I had got that wrong.


6 comments:

  1. Good to see that Standards are being maintained. A Merry Xmas to you!

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    1. That was worth the entrance fee alone David.

      Merry Chrimbo Tony. All the best.

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    2. Merry Christmas, chaps - what larfs we have...!

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  2. 75cm...man that’s some flag! Merry Christmas Tony.

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    1. I think my future command stands may have a trumpeter instead of a flag - but have you seen the uniforms on the bloody trumpeters? The French are especially ridiculous...

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  3. Looks good, Tony. A flag bearer or a trumpeter - either will be suitably elegant!

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