Wednesday, January 1, 2014

From RayR: 15mm Nine Years War French Cavalry (50 points)


Just in case some of you were beginning to wonder, Ray finally emerges from his sandbagged-entrenched paint-shack to enter the fray.

From Ray:
This is in fact my 2nd entry as the first was for the first bonus round, but I suppose this is my first proper entry.
So for my first entry is a unit of French Chevauleger , no, they are not Light Horse though. They are the same class of unit as an English or Dutch Horse regiment, it's just what the French called them at the time??
They are my usual Essex miniatures affair and are painted up to represent the St Germain - Beaupre regiment, who fought at 3 major battles during the Nine Years War, Namur, Steenkirk and Neerwinden. The flags are from Venexia's old website, before the company was sold, unfortunately you can;t access the site anymore!!
The French Chevauleger are a pretty boring bunch as around 95% of the 135 regiments wore a grey coat with red cuffs, there were some who wore other colours, and you'll be seeing them later......I hope?

Long Live the Badger!!
Badger... Badger? Wait, I thought it was Budgie? What am I missing here? Actually I think you need a coat of arms made up with a Budgie astride a rampant paintbrush with crossed Sandbags... :)

Great work Ray! Even though the grey and red was a popular colour scheme for the French at least it looks sharp. 

This fine group of horsemen will give Ray 50 points. Well done Mr. Rousell!

25 comments:

  1. I think there is a competition in itself there to design Ray a coat of arms. Joking aside Nice to see your units taking shape again another excellent addition.

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    1. I'm sure there'll be a few people,no names mentioned who will have already started on a new coat of arms for me????

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  2. Nice job Ray. But the less said about Ray and rampant budgies the better !

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    1. I don't know what you're talking about Dave???

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  3. Nice work Ray!! Curt he most definitely is the Badger, the budgie smugglers are an item of the heinous beasts attire!!

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    1. Badger....Budgie....whats next?? And will it begin with a B?

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  4. I like the colours Ray, though lots of them could become a hard push on the painting table

    Ian

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    1. Yep, it can get a little boring, feels like I've already painted this unit, with all the grey coated Irish units I painted up for the Boyne.

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  5. Well done Ray
    Why do I have a feeling that you may be holding back one or two painted figures for submission.....

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    1. I don't know Miles, whatever gives you that thought?

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  6. Ray is comming!!!! Fantastic painting work.

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  7. Nice looking figures Ray and it's nice to see you enter the fray. But truly, it is a sad state of affairs when I have more points than you. You must paint man, paint!

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  8. Oh no, I think the board tally is wrong and that the Badger is ahead of me. Somebody please shoot me,

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    1. eh? What are you on about women? I'm in 29th and you're in 21st, that according my mathematical skills puts me behind you.

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  9. Ray whats up mate i would have expected a couple thousand more figures from the craziest painter i have ever come across, I love the cav man real nice

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