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Arteis0221 Feb 2021 11:53 p.m. PST

Meet the Regiment di Balibari, the latest foreign unit to join the forces of my 18th century ‘imagi-nation', the Barryat of Lyndonia.

Back when I was a schoolboy, one of the first wargaming books I ever read was ‘Charge! Or How to Play Wargames' by Brigadier Peter Young and Lieutenant-Colonel J Lawford.

I still vividly remember being entranced by the picture on the back cover showing a close-up view of a line of red-coated soldiers. Behind them stood an elegant officer carrying what appeared to my untutored eye to be a green Union Jack. To one side waited a drummer, resplendent in his green and gold coat.

Ever since, this little group has represented to me the ultimate in 18th century sartorial military fashion. It is only a wonder that it has taken me nigh on half a century to finally replicate these childhood heroes in miniature!

More info and pics on my blog here: link

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More info and pics on my blog here: link

Ryan Zulu Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 1:26 a.m. PST

Very nice, I find imagi-nations fascinating.
Lovely working the figures.

I'm toying with the idea of creating my own imagi-nations project, it's a great opportunity for creativity.

Yesthatphil22 Feb 2021 2:58 a.m. PST

Kudos thumbs up

'Charge' was my first wargaming book, too. And seeing those self same pictures likewise sent me down this very rewarding path.

Great stuff.

Phil

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 4:36 a.m. PST

Very, very nice. Did you use contrast paints?

It's a shame the photos in Charge weren't in color. I would love to see what those regiments looked like.

Crann Tara Miniatures are exquisite, aren't they?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 5:58 a.m. PST

Great work – and I love your thoughts on the contrast paints. I must get some!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 7:38 a.m. PST

Very nice work.

Marulaz122 Feb 2021 8:00 a.m. PST

Your fascinating blog is one big reason I am back into imaginations after 50+ years. The Regiment Balibari is beautiful! Congratulations.

I have taken a page out of your book and mounted my figures closer together like yours because I like the look, "the touch of the elbow".

Thanks for posting this.

John

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 8:13 a.m. PST

Huzzah!

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 8:27 a.m. PST

Great looking unit! Erin go bragh!

Jim

spontoon22 Feb 2021 12:07 p.m. PST

Nice!

Badgerlock22 Feb 2021 12:11 p.m. PST

That's a great looking regiment! Really nice job.

arthur181522 Feb 2021 1:49 p.m. PST

A worthy successor to its inspiration! Bravo!

dbf167622 Feb 2021 3:19 p.m. PST

Terrific.

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