Whilst I was waiting to get my eager hands on the required miniatures for the first encounter in my ‘Witchfinder General’ rule book, I took the opportunity to delve into the wondrous assortment of English Civil War miniatures generously donated to the cause by the ‘Provost Marshal’.
With a myriad of possibilities, fate smiled on this small artillery piece from ‘Redoubt Enterprises’. The gun on its wheeled carriage was relatively straightforward to paint and once again I was able to have a bit of freedom with the palette for the crew of three.
Although some way off requiring artillery for any of the encounters in the rule book, I found this little group hard to resist, hence its promotion to the head of the queue. In my naivety, I am probably making a terrible faux pas by basing the group on a ‘Warbases’ 100mm x 50mm MDF stand, but I just like the way they look and the fact that it keep the all neat and tidy!
Stunning gun and crew Michael! The base looks very nice too!ReplyDelete
Thank you Rodger.Delete
What a wonderful unit Michael, details are amazing!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Phil, love to work on the Redoubt castings.Delete
Awesome work, Michael.ReplyDelete
Very well done.
By the way: Did you receive my message concerning the trees?
Thank you Stefan, I did receive your message and I though I had replied, but Google+ still seems to be getting the better of me, off now to investigate where I have sent it!Delete
I always shy away from ECW Period stuff. Don't know why I just do! But this looks really fab and maybe I should forget my prejudice. I can see that this would be great for witch finder general.ReplyDelete
I know exactly what you mean Clint, if it wasn't for the Witchfinder rules, I don't think I would have touched it - probably a lack of knowledge on my behalf.Delete
Superb painting on both figures and gun Michael, with a good choice of colours that really fit the bill.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Pat, more luck than judgement with the colours though!Delete
Very nice...especially the "galloper" gun.ReplyDelete
Once again my ignorance of the period shines through! A 'galloper' you say, I assume because of its small frame it could be manoeuvred quickly around the field of battle, hence galloper?Delete
These look very good indeed. My old favourite periodReplyDelete
Thank you Ian, I am afraid it's all new to me.Delete
Lovely piece, and with canonballs of silver they be the vanguard of any attack on a vampire lair!ReplyDelete
Thank you and what a great idea, I might have to think about that for the next one!Delete
Looks great MichaelReplyDelete
Thank you Mr. Smillie.Delete
Really love this! I found an ECW cannon I had started while going through my boxes this week. Now I;m inspired to finish it off! All I have to do is find it again!ReplyDelete
Thank you, that made my day - I do hope you've found yours though.Delete
Wonderful work as ever Michael.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Tamsin.Delete
Exellent looking minis !ReplyDelete
Thank you Michael.Delete
very good group!ReplyDelete
i like the movement and i agree with you about the base.
Thank you Luca, I'll keep using the same bases for my others.Delete
Faux pas? All my faux pas should turn out so well.ReplyDelete
Well that is incredibly kind of you, thank you.Delete
Fabulous! Finch beat me to it.ReplyDelete
As a history only fellow, I'm loving your Witchfinder project.
Thank you Monty, I just love that I get to paint historical and fantasy in the same setting!Delete
They're a merry little crew the civilian clothes give them a festive air. Very well painted Sir.ReplyDelete
Thank you Robert, I am afraid the research is all a bit thin at the moment, |I'm just enjoying choosing colours I think go well together.Delete
Stunning work there Michael as ever and I have to say they have the right feel and look for ECW artillery. Witchfinder is a great game.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pete, I am heartened by your comment regarding the uniform as it is all a bit of a guess.Delete
IMPRESIONANTE la escena muy buena
Thank you so much J.D.Delete
I like the overall colour scheme a lot. White, orange and khaki/ochre looks really good.ReplyDelete
Thank you, not sure where this came from, but I'm, sure I would have seen a picture somewhere and it would have evolved from there.Delete
Really nice colour tones and scheme on these Michael.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Phil.Delete
I really enjoyed looking at your painted figures. Swell job. Plus they are posed well on a really nice base. +++!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jay, the poses do have a dynamic quality to them, which certainly made life easier for me.Delete
That's a really great piece Michael!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Christopher.Delete
Cracking ickle work Michael.ReplyDelete
Excellent little gun. Your basing really makes this little vignette pop.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, I've always enjoyed basing as it helps to bring the piece to a natural end.Delete
The minute I saw it I knew it was Redoubt. One of their better items I think. You've done a lovely job with it sir.ReplyDelete
Thank you Millsy, what I am noticing about Redoubt is that they are considerably taller than Warlord Games.Delete
I really love Redoubt for Some periods and this is another fine example of their range. You have done it great justice!
Thank you, I must confess that I really enjoy the 'chunky' feel that Redoubt have, but they don't necessarily fit as well as I would have liked with the other ranges.Delete
Fantastic vignette Michael!ReplyDelete
Thank you Paul.Delete
Excellent figures and base. Well done!ReplyDelete
That is really kind of you Cory, thank you.Delete
Excellent as always Michael !ReplyDelete
Too kind, Vincent, too kind.Delete
Nicely done Michael. Now theres a thought! A bucket of silverware getting ready to be used as grapeshot, yes I saw this on the Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter & it worked wonders there.ReplyDelete
Brilliant work, sir!ReplyDelete
Wonderful work on these - Pike & Shot is one period I've not gotten into yet. The closest would be my Empire guys, but that's another story. That all said, your fine work makes the period look enticing. Best, DeanReplyDelete
Marvelous work Michael!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful painting - what a great piece of workReplyDelete
Lovely work as usual Michael.ReplyDelete
I can just see the scene now....ReplyDelete
"Brushwood for burning Witches ? ... Check !
Guns ?..... Check !
Stakes and silver bullets just in case ? ... Check !
Crossbows ?.... Check !
I'm sure we still need something else ..."
Great looking vignette btw
Lovely work indeed, as is to be expected, Mr. Awdry! I have some good/bad news for you... and please don't hold it against me: I've awarded you a LIEBSTER, which I know you had received in the past, and just learned you received very recently. Please feel no pressure to officially "Accept" it again. Whether you or not you manage that, your blog is so richly well-deserving of cudos and accolades, and as one of my own all-time personal favorite destinations in the blogosphere, I just wouldn't feel right if I hadn't given one of my Liebsters to you.ReplyDelete
Forgive me, brother Awdry!
No forgiveness required my good man, as there can be no greater accolade than to receive praise from one's peers especially if you hold that person in such high regard, and you Sir are most certainly held in high regard - thank you.Delete