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abdul666lw Inactive Member29 Oct 2012 4:55 a.m. PST

(not my designs, so it's not immodest to post a link)



adster Inactive Member29 Oct 2012 5:17 a.m. PST

Great stuff! I love the striped coats, very striking. One of the great things about this period (late 17th C.) is that there is very patchy information on uniforms anyway so "real" armies can have a large dose of imagi-nation inspiration too.

galvinm Inactive Member29 Oct 2012 6:18 a.m. PST

I like em.

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2012 6:51 a.m. PST

Obviously the regiment of a very well to do inhaber! Nicely done.

TMPWargamerabbit29 Oct 2012 9:48 a.m. PST

Its the headgear! Great stuff. Looking closer we see…..

1st photo… end file. A stiff breeze and the end file is "tacking or running" to hold position.

As for the 2nd photo… it near to Thanksgiving day. Wear that may get you plucked and placed in the oven.


95thRegt29 Oct 2012 10:16 a.m. PST

Nicely done. I've never gotten the whole imagi-nations thing,but hey..


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP29 Oct 2012 10:44 a.m. PST


Well, I'm impressed!

abdul666lw Inactive Member29 Oct 2012 12:33 p.m. PST

As for the 2nd photo… it near to Thanksgiving day. Wear that may get you plucked and placed in the oven.

'Indian kettledrummer' from Louis XIV's Carrousel des Tuileries of 1662:


Wardlaw29 Oct 2012 1:02 p.m. PST

Thanks to abdul666lw for posting images and the link to my figures, and to all you gentlemen for your kind comments!

Having a lot of fun with these. two more regiments of foot planned (pink and black stripes respectively). Their grenadiers will have different hats again, but as to what they are you (and my earstwhile adversary, the Captain-General) will have to wait and see.

I also love the kettledrummer, abdul666lw; it's an idea I may well have to pinch!

Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP30 Oct 2012 8:49 a.m. PST

looks like fun!

Phil Hall30 Oct 2012 10:44 a.m. PST

Love'em. Our CITW group did an imagi-nation campaign back in the 90's. We used 54mm AWI/FIW/ECW for the figures and Volley and Bayonet. My country was Penury, ruled by Max the Blue. We made up backstories for some of our named units. My ffavorite was "The Old Comestibles" so named for a rarely mentioned incident in the High Pass when the regiment was trapped for several months by an early blizzard.

For an historical gamer it can be a real challenge to buy historical figures then paint them up in a non-historical manner, but if you give it a try I think you will find you have a great deal of fondness for your troops.

abdul666lw Inactive Member30 Oct 2012 1:00 p.m. PST

@ Phil Hall: intriguing! thumbs up No old photos, AAR &c?

As for 'unhistorical' uniforms, inspiration can come from unexpected sources: I took the colors pattern of the Carabiniers de Monte-Cristo from a musical video ('Destination Calabria' / Alex Gaudino): YouTube link Achtung! Probably NSFW in some countries including Iran and Saudi Arabia, and the music itself is… debatable

abdul666lw Inactive Member30 Oct 2012 2:04 p.m. PST

@ Wardlaw: I hope you'll not mind if I post a link to the 'imaginative' origin of the stripped uniform?

Now, if the successor of the Marqués by SYW times inherited this taste for stripped coats and raises an unit of 'Sandras' TMP link , he will have a full regiment of Strippers evil grin

Phil Hall30 Oct 2012 2:57 p.m. PST

abdul666lw there is an old page that was done by Tom Harris.
The rules link still works as does the Battle of Tonica link. Unfortunately they are the only photos of a game that I know of.


baztanz Inactive Member30 Oct 2012 8:47 p.m. PST

Those figs are amazing, I am in awe and great originality

abdul666lw Inactive Member31 Oct 2012 3:58 a.m. PST

@ Phil Hall: thanks! I remembered the DUKE ELECTOR KING site, but had forgotten about Penury.

Come In Nighthawk31 Oct 2012 7:48 a.m. PST

Are you sure the Colonel is well-off financially, as opposed to well-off-around-the-bend? Isn't that just bed ticking made up into coats? grin

Wardlaw31 Oct 2012 9:32 a.m. PST

abdul666lw – thank you once again for linking more of my outpourings!

As to women in the army, I don't think that we shall be seeing that happen in the Marquès lifetime!

Come in nighthawk – round the bend may well be the case. As to the ticking; are you suggesting that some regimental clerk might be pocketing the uniform fund?

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