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Title: By Fire and Bayonet, update 07/03/20
Post by: Romark on January 18, 2020, 02:58:18 PM
Just got this from Helion,have the British forces sourced,from the Perry's,just wondering which manufactures to source appropriate French opposition,compatible with the Perry's range?
Thanks in advance  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet,minis suggestions needed.
Post by: Malamute on January 18, 2020, 03:12:08 PM
Do Trent Minuatures  do suitable French. I know they did a range of Haitians for the slave rebellion. Early Matt Bickley sculpts too. ;) :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet,minis suggestions needed.
Post by: Romark on January 19, 2020, 08:57:28 AM
Do Trent Minuatures  do suitable French. I know they did a range of Haitians for the slave rebellion. Early Matt Bickley sculpts too. ;) :)
Thanks Nick,I'll certainly give them consideration  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet,minis suggestions needed.
Post by: Romark on January 21, 2020, 08:46:35 PM
Made a small start on some minis for this,Perry figures,naval troops from their Napoleon in Egypt range.
I already had some of these in my lead pile,along with some of their Marines so it was a logical start,more underway.
If anyone can chip in with any info on the French defenders,uniforms etc, I'd be most grateful.
As an example, I'm thinking of pressing some Perry AWI Southern Militia mins in as French island militia types,is this ok or a stretch too far  ???
Thanks for looking in  :)
Cheers
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Joe Fish on January 21, 2020, 09:29:00 PM
Would the 'Maroons' pack from the old Foundry D.A. range be useful?
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Malamute on January 21, 2020, 09:59:03 PM
They look great Keith.

Have you looked at the Brigade Games French naval figures?

Just a thought, no idea if they are suitable.
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Romark on January 21, 2020, 10:01:35 PM
Thanks for the suggestions guys,please keep 'em coming  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Captain Blood on January 22, 2020, 08:10:09 AM
Great start Keith. Who is that chap at the back? I donít recognise him...

Iíve done a lot of these... The Brigade Games figures are by Paul Hicks, exceptionally nice, and scale in very well with the Perry range.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/10/577_01_04_12_8_55_31_0.jpg)

BG do French from the Egyptian campaign too, which I think would probably work for the West Indies too.

Thread here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=40047.0
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Romark on January 22, 2020, 08:28:32 AM
Hi Richard  :)
Thanks for taking time to comment,much appreciated.
The figure is another Perry,from their Egypt range,pack BH117  :)
Thanks for the link too,very useful.
Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: OB on January 22, 2020, 11:35:43 AM
That looks like an interesting book Romark.  Have you read it yet and if so what do you think?
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Romark on January 22, 2020, 03:03:18 PM
That looks like an interesting book Romark.  Have you read it yet and if so what do you think?
Hi
Halfway through,it's an easy read,lots of info on the Brit forces,not so much on the French opposition though.
Pleased with the purchase,only £7.48p incl postage with Helion, can't go wrong at that price, well worth it if you're interested in the period  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Firescale Whack on January 23, 2020, 01:28:05 AM
Eureka Miniatures have a big French Revolutionary Wars range, some of their ragged French may work for your project?
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Romark on January 23, 2020, 08:58:57 AM
Eureka Miniatures have a big French Revolutionary Wars range, some of their ragged French may work for your project?
Thanks FW,they do look like a possibility :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: has.been on January 23, 2020, 09:42:14 AM
Britannia Miniatures (Available from Grubby Tanks) do Napoleonic
Naval stuff. They are supposedly 25mm, but always were at the
chunky & big end of 25mm. They fit well with modern 28mm figs.
Have a look they also do things like ship figureheads, anchors,
crewman at the wheel and cannons. Well worth a look.
If you like any of them, give him a phone well before a show
& he will get the order ready for you.  At shows his stall is busy &
the filing system 'interesting'.
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Belisarius on January 23, 2020, 09:55:54 AM
Blimey Keith, you have been busy , from the frozen wastes of Russia to the shores of the Caribbean.  lol . The figures look great and I love the jungle piece behind them . Iíll be following this thread closely.
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Romark on January 23, 2020, 01:22:58 PM
Thanks for the tips guys,has.been,I'll give them a look :)
Thanks Colin, I'll be back to the Russian stuff,just taking a break and visiting some sunnier climes  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Malamute on January 23, 2020, 01:51:18 PM
just taking a break and visiting some sunnier climes  :)

Bit like watching "Death in Paradise" on a cold January evening lol
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: Romark on January 23, 2020, 03:02:51 PM
Bit like watching "Death in Paradise" on a cold January evening lol
lol
Yes,yes just like that  lol
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, first minis added.
Post by: OB on January 23, 2020, 07:28:15 PM
Thanks for the info'.
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, minis added.
Post by: Romark on January 27, 2020, 10:27:09 AM
More minis added,this time the musket armed sailor pack,next up the guys with boarding pikes :)
Thanks for looking in  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 27, 2020, 10:40:34 AM
Coming along nicely mate  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Romark on January 27, 2020, 03:46:20 PM
Coming along nicely mate  :)

Cheers James  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Baron von Wreckedoften on January 27, 2020, 05:47:26 PM
Having read through the thread and seen all the suggestions for figure ranges to plunder, the question is: how accurate do you want to be for 1794, and/or do you want your figures to be usable for other, later campaigns? 

The book cover illustration looks a bit too 1800+ to me - in 1794, the standard British infantry uniform was much closer in appearance to the AWI version, albeit with standing (or at least rise-and-fall) collars, and would be nothing like the uniforms worn in Egypt in 1801.  Troops sent out from Europe would be dressed slightly differently (and possibly less appropriately) than units drawn from the long-term garrisons of the islands, who could have adapted old coats to single-breasted types (as worn by the 40th Foot at Germantown) and worn the Mother Shipton hat, or something very similar, as concessions to the climate.

The French would be wearing uniforms close to the Ancien Regime style, so the Eureka and Trent ranges would be accurate, but bear in mind that in the Colonies, "les blancs" would still predominate; militia and other colonial units tended to be fairly well uniformed (although using AWI militia for armed civilians is a good idea), the last-named corps having single-breasted coats, as opposed to the double-breasted/lapelled versions of the regulars.
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Romark on January 27, 2020, 05:54:46 PM
Hi Baron,thanks for taking time to comment,great info in your post,much food for thought too,especially re the use of AWI minis as a source to consider  :)
Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Malamute on January 27, 2020, 09:40:01 PM
They look great Keith  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Dr De'Ath on January 27, 2020, 09:47:32 PM
Lovely brushwork there Keith
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Romark on January 27, 2020, 10:12:31 PM
Thanks for taking time to comment guys  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Jeff965 on January 28, 2020, 07:42:21 PM
Late to the party, nearly missed this Keith. Nice looking miniatures and an interesting period :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Romark on January 28, 2020, 10:03:53 PM
Cheers Jeff
You know me,ever the butterfly  :)
I've had the minis for this for ages,as you know  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: gamer Mac on January 29, 2020, 12:04:27 AM
another lovely set of figures :-* :-* :-*
keep up the good work
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 27/01/20
Post by: Romark on January 29, 2020, 08:34:38 AM
another lovely set of figures :-* :-* :-*
keep up the good work
Cheers Colin  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 01/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 01, 2020, 09:31:37 PM
This time it's the boarding pike pack,once again Perry minis.
Next up will be the last three minis left from the Naval command pack.
Thanks for looking in  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 01/02/20
Post by: Jeff965 on February 02, 2020, 03:42:06 PM
Nice little force coming along there Keith
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 01/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 02, 2020, 05:53:41 PM
Nice little force coming along there Keith

Cheers Jeff  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 01/02/20
Post by: Malamute on February 02, 2020, 07:44:23 PM
Blimey Keith youíre cranking these terrific looking figures at a pace. :)

Keep em coming! :D
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 01/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 02, 2020, 10:31:51 PM
Blimey Keith youíre cranking these terrific looking figures at a pace. :)

Keep em coming! :D

Cheers Nick  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 05/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 05, 2020, 09:44:07 AM
Pictures of the final three Naval types from the Perry's command pack,along with a picture of all six minis that come in the code.
I'm at a bit of an impasse at the moment with this project,trying to source appropriate Brit regulars in bicorn to compliment the Perry minis,Nic from Eureka has kindly sent me a list of figures and I'm considering that route unless anyone can suggest an alternative?  :)
Thanks for looking in
Cheers
Keith.
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 05/02/20
Post by: Dr De'Ath on February 05, 2020, 10:17:24 AM
That's a great little shore party you've got there
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 05/02/20
Post by: Malamute on February 05, 2020, 10:41:24 AM
Splendid, lovely work Keith :-*
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 05/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 05, 2020, 11:03:13 AM
Thanks for commenting guys  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 05/02/20
Post by: Jeff965 on February 05, 2020, 09:49:23 PM
There's lovely  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 05/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 05, 2020, 10:17:42 PM
There's lovely  :)

Diolch  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 05/02/20
Post by: rumacara on February 10, 2020, 08:52:59 AM
I certainly will follow this project with interest.
Lovely painting. :-* :-*
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 05/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 10, 2020, 09:14:36 AM
I certainly will follow this project with interest.
Lovely painting. :-* :-*
Thanks for taking time to comment,much appreciated  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 12/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 12, 2020, 11:52:48 AM
This week it's the Marine firing line pack, Perry's again.
Onto the command pack next.
Thanks for looking in   :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 12/02/20
Post by: Malamute on February 12, 2020, 03:15:24 PM
More loveliness ;D
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 12/02/20
Post by: majorsmith on February 12, 2020, 03:50:29 PM
Very nice work on those marines
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 12/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 12, 2020, 04:32:59 PM
Thanks for taking time to comment guys  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 12/02/20
Post by: rumacara on February 12, 2020, 08:54:31 PM
Keith, those marines are great. :-* :-*
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 12/02/20
Post by: Romark on February 12, 2020, 10:03:51 PM
Keith, those marines are great. :-* :-*

Thanks for commenting rumacara  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 07/03/20
Post by: Romark on March 07, 2020, 05:51:19 PM
Marine command pack finished,plus a group shot of the two packs :)
Thanks for looking in  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 07/03/20
Post by: rumacara on March 07, 2020, 08:30:36 PM
More goodies. :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 07/03/20
Post by: Romark on March 08, 2020, 08:07:49 AM
More goodies. :-* :-* :-*

Thanks,pleased you like them  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 07/03/20
Post by: NurgleHH on March 08, 2020, 08:25:50 AM
Very nice and not the normal napoleonischsten stuff. Great, Keith.
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 07/03/20
Post by: Romark on March 08, 2020, 09:11:29 AM
Very nice and not the normal napoleonischsten stuff. Great, Keith.

Thanks Dirk  :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 07/03/20
Post by: Malamute on March 08, 2020, 01:19:55 PM
They look jolly splendid Keith. :)
Title: Re: By Fire and Bayonet, update 07/03/20
Post by: Romark on March 08, 2020, 01:41:53 PM
They look jolly splendid Keith. :)
Most kind Nick,thanks for taking time to comment :)