10mm WSS

OK, so after two years I've finally given in to having a section of the FORUM specifically set up to discuss painting techniques, display examples, show your latest projects and chat about this vital part of the hobby. Manufacturers please feel free to post up your sculpts, ask questions about what the gamers are after and generally promote your work.. no charge! Painters, please also feel free to post up your work for comment and critique. I can't promise the unreserved adulation characteristic of some other fora but I would hope you'd get constructive and measured comment!
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10mm WSS

Post by Sheepman » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:17 am

Morning folks,
Just thought I'd let you have a look at my ongoing collection of 10mm WSS. I began these about two years ago basing them on Cutts' assault on Blenheim. I decided to base them as they are before being aware of the Under the Lilly Banners rules which I have subsequently played and liked, but there's no way I'm re-basing them and they will be used with Blackpowder which are fine for large games.
Sorry if this goes on a bit.
All are Old Glory with some Pendraken thrown in.
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These are the eight squadrons (16 companies) of French Gendarmerie.
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Left to right, French dismounted dragoons, Mestre De Camp and La Reine. These were on the far right of the French line between Blenheim and the river. As you cannot get dismounted French dragoons in 10mm I had to use figures with tricorns, shave them off and put a small bag on their heads using greenstuff. Two more of these to paint.
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Front to back, 1st Batt Navarre, 1st & 2nd Batt Artois. Two stands to each Battlion.
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Left front to back, 2nd Batt Navarre, 1st Batt Provence, 1st Batt Greder Allemand. Right front to back, 3rd Batt Navarre, 2nd Provence, 2nd Greder Allemand.
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Allies:
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Some of Blood's artillery.
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Front to back: 2 Squadrons of Lumley's, 2 of Schomberg. One stand per squadron.
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Front left: 1 Squad Lumley, Right: 1 Squad Cadogans, net line: 2 Squads Woods, 2 Squads Wyndham.
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Front to back: Marlborough's (24th), Rowe's Scots Fusiliers (21st) Pendraken figs, 1st Foot Guards, Hessen Kassel, Erbprinz.
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Front to back: Ferguson's (26th The Cameronians), Ingoldsby's (23rd), Howe's (15th), Hessen Kassel Leibregiment.
This has taken ages! Going for a lie down :roll:
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Post by j1mwallace » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:54 am

very nice. very impressive.nicely painted.
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Post by 18th Century Guy » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:27 pm

I love it! Those are beautiful. I've been wanting to do WSS and SYW in 10mm for a while now. I've got some Pendraken figures so I guess I need to get busy and start painting them up.

Keep us up-to-date with more pics as you complete things. These are very nice.
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Post by Sheepman » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:03 pm

Cheers guys, 18th Century Guy there are 7 Batt of infantry and 7 squad of cavalry for each side to finish off this side of the battle. So bit by bit I'll get there in the end :!:
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Post by lenin » Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:52 pm

Impressed.
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Post by barr7430 » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:48 pm

Extremely fine work... I am also mightily impressed by this fine collection
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WSS 10mm

Post by subedai » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm

Blimey, they are bl**dy good. No real interest in the period but can appreciate quality painting when I see it. Also the colouring on the bases complements the figures well. Keep 'em coming.
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Post by yar68 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:23 pm

Very nice indeed!!! :mrgreen:
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Post by Gunfreak » Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:55 pm

Exelent, those flags look realy good for 10mm.

Why are the British based in two ranks while the french are in 3?
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Post by Sheepman » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:45 pm

Cheers Gunfreak,
They are based as they are because during this period the French fought in a five rank, rank firing system, whereas the British fought in a three rank platoon firing system.
A French battalion had a frontage of 486 ft while a British battalion had a frontage of 810 ft.
Art of War in the Age of Marlborough, David Chandler.
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Re: 10mm WSS

Post by Sheepman » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:31 pm

Gentlemen,
just a progress report regarding my 10mm WSS collection. The latest editions are:

French dismounted dragoons, Rohan Chabot: (Pendraken figs).
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Vasse's:
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The four dismounted dragoon rgts on the French right at Blenheim. All had the tricorns shaved off and 'Green stuff' bags put on:
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Also a couple of Hessen Kassel battalions to finish off their infantry
Prinz Wilhelm (Old Glory):
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Watensleben:
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And the whole Hessen Kassel contingent present with Cutts' assault column, Grenadiers to the rear:
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Still a fair bit to do, but getting there.
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Re: 10mm WSS

Post by andy thompson » Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:06 pm

Well shave my tricorn and stick a bag on me :lol: those look very impressive indeed.

I was messing about in 10mm WSS for a while myself but it had gradually begun to slip to one side as I started working on 28mm stuff, so I really know how impressive this work is. It might even inspire me enough to finish some of my own 10mm horse.

Good show sir.

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Re: 10mm WSS

Post by kippax » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:31 pm

Self styled torture=Self abuse
These are some beauties well done
great painting job thanks for sharing
What type of side affects do you get doing 10mm? lol
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Re: 10mm WSS

Post by jezamonos » Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:07 pm

They are lovely ! Can't do that small myself as just end up with coloured blobs.
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Re: 10mm WSS

Post by Churchill » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:35 pm

Ray.
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