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Atheling Inactive Member20 Feb 2016 1:39 a.m. PST

Hi Folks,

Some of my Indian Mutiny Brits; 1st Madras Fusiliers or Neill's Blue Caps as they were known for their striking blue forage cap covers.

Hope you enjoy the pic, I'll certainly be adding more images and some close ups of the miniatures will follow hard on the heals on this pic of Col. James Neill's Blue Caps :)

More pics and history regarding the 1st Madras Fusiliers can be seen on my Just Add Water Blog here:

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Cheers,
Darrell.

Just Add Water Painting and Wargaming Blog:
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La Journee HYW Warfare- Painting & Wargaming Blog:
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Gewalthaufen- Late C15 to Early Renaissance Blog:
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cavcrazy20 Feb 2016 4:14 a.m. PST

Beautiful figures, and your blog is great too!

Captain DEwell Inactive Member20 Feb 2016 8:05 a.m. PST

This range of figures is of interest to me and I am glad, Atheling, that you have got involved with them. Your painting skills and the Paul Hicks/Iron Duke Miniatures complement each other so very well.

A pleasure to follow your work and interests.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Feb 2016 9:59 a.m. PST

Beautiful. I could never touch those. Let me pick one single nit: as the unit expends, you might want to make more of the younger fusiliers, like that fellow at far right. My recollection is that they picked some of them up straight out of the Madras orphanage. The more you read about Havelock's command, the more impressive his victories are.

Doc Ord Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member20 Feb 2016 10:05 a.m. PST

Those are very fine!

Atheling Inactive Member21 Feb 2016 5:07 a.m. PST

Thanks to all for the kind words :>)

My recollection is that they picked some of them up straight out of the Madras orphanage.

Ah, that's something that I'll have to do some research on as I had no idea about some of the the troops being raised from the Orphanage.

You learn something new every day.

Cheers,
Darrell.

Just Add Water Painting and Wargaming Blog:
link
La Journee HYW Warfare- Painting & Wargaming Blog:
link
Gewalthaufen- Late C15 to Early Renaissance Blog:
gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP21 Feb 2016 6:38 p.m. PST

Excellent work -- as always -- on those figures, Darrell! And very nice terrain as well!

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP28 Feb 2016 10:15 a.m. PST

I really like these.What manufacturer does these?
Mark

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP29 Feb 2016 8:45 p.m. PST

Iron Duke Miniatures, sculpted by Paul Hicks, available from Empress Miniatures.

mtmodels01 Mar 2016 2:52 a.m. PST

Nice painting and figures.

Atheling Inactive Member03 Mar 2016 1:34 a.m. PST

Thanks again chaps :>)

Darrell.

Just Add Water Painting and Wargaming Blog:
link
La Journee HYW Warfare- Painting & Wargaming Blog:
link
Gewalthaufen- Late C15 to Early Renaissance Blog:
gewalthaufen.blogspot.co.uk

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