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Title: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2021, 01:29:48 PM
Hello LAF friends :)

Well, after 40+ years wargaming, painting, modelling, criticising from the safety of the sidelines, and vowing never to become a wannabe lead baron, I’ve finally succumbed lol.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce you to my new (distinctly bijou) line of 28mm figures for the English Civil War - Bloody Miniatures. (How could I call it anything else? ;))

It’s a range conceived to bring a dash of added personality to existing ECW / TYW collections, or provide characterful figures for skirmish games.
 
Bloody Miniatures are the work of the brilliant Nick Collier, original sculptor of the enduringly popular Bicorne and Renegade ECW ranges.  If there’s anyone better than Nick at capturing the character of fighting men of this period, I haven’t come across him. The brief was pretty much to make them ooze with character. I think he's risen to the task.

Those existing excellent ranges contain huge numbers of rank and file models in a variety of drill-type poses - perfect for recreating big battles set in that era, but perhaps slightly less suited to the minor scrimmages, sieges, raids and sallies which typified warfare of the period. Bloody Miniatures complement these existing ranges perfectly, providing a seamless fit in size, style and stature, with extra helpings of charisma and period flavour  8)

They're designed with the ECW in mind, but TYW arms, armour, and dress were broadly the same. The figures are also eminently suitable for New World colonial conflicts like the Powhatan and Pequot Wars of the 1630s - 1640s, and for C17th 'folk horror' settings / rules like 'Witchfinder General'.

The first four packs are available now at bloodyminiatures.co.uk (http://bloodyminiatures.co.uk). The next four packs are already in the pipeline, and more will follow.

I've been known to criticise wargames manufacturers' websites (:D) for a dearth of decent pictures and clear info, so hope I've managed to do a better job myself!

Here are a few pics. I hope you like them :)

(And a size comparison shot against various other manufacturers).


Pack BM001 - 'The Mortuary Men': Hard-bitten swordsmen

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321125426-507851419.jpeg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130142-507901098.jpeg)


Pack BM002 - 'The Forlorn Hope': A hand-to-hand assault crew

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321125426-507861090.jpeg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130142-50792646.jpeg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130142-50793601.jpeg)


Pack BM003 - 'The Pistoleers': Pistol-armed close quarter fighters

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321125426-507871016.jpeg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130141-5078910.jpeg)


Pack BM004 - 'The Dismounted Troopers': Dismounted harquebusiers getting stuck in

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321125426-507882448.jpeg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130142-507912289.jpeg)


Pack BM005 - 'A company of wolves': All of the above

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321125426-507802491.jpeg)


Size comparison...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130510-50794453.jpeg)


And a few tasters of the figures in action (lots more on the website :))...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130510-50795688.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130510-507961018.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130510-50797789.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321130510-507981596.jpeg)

The open handed Forlorn Hope figures are also quite adaptable to carry other things - here's one who has picked up a standard (the finial and flag cords are by Front Rank)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-210321132508.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on March 21, 2021, 01:54:26 PM
Awesome!
These are definitely on the Wants list!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Silent Invader on March 21, 2021, 02:04:42 PM
Awesome, indeed! Congratulations and best of luck with your new endeavour  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Malamute on March 21, 2021, 02:09:54 PM
They are truly stunning, superbly animated, believable poses, a breath of fresh air to see such dynamic movement in miniatures. :-* ;D

I hope they prove extremely popular and you take your place among the finest of the Lead Barons. :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Romark on March 21, 2021, 02:42:02 PM
Awesome, indeed! Congratulations and best of luck with your new endeavour  8)
Seconded!  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Antonio J Carrasco on March 21, 2021, 02:50:58 PM
Small order on the way! Just a couple of packs but I can't order more for the moment!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Elk101 on March 21, 2021, 02:56:05 PM
They are just what was needed, a great idea to go with skirmising figures! Totally agree about Nick Collier's sculpts for the period. The size comparison with other ranges is extremely useful too. Bicorne and Renegade are my favourite ECW ranges and these will compliment them perfectly.

I can't wait to see the range develop.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on March 21, 2021, 03:00:05 PM
What a great idea :-*

I hope that you are successful with this.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2021, 03:04:08 PM
Thanks chaps  :)

Small order on the way! Just a couple of packs but I can't order more for the moment!

Thank you Antonio. I’ll get them out to you this week, and hope you won’t get caught up with import duties etc, and the post Brexit mess  ::)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Stuart on March 21, 2021, 03:06:31 PM
Great website too, really clear information, easy to navigate and some lovely eye candy and clear images of the figures. It’s the little things that make a difference and it’s obvious you’re fully aware of that.

Very best of luck, you’re off to a great start and I’m sure it’ll grow from strength to strength
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: vexillia on March 21, 2021, 03:32:18 PM
Good luck with your new venture.  Your web site still needs a few things to make it DSR compliant but other than that it looks very professional.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Mason on March 21, 2021, 03:39:39 PM
Brilliant!
 :-* :-*

Best of luck with this, Baron Richard the Bloody, although you probably wont be needing it judging by the first releases.
 :)

You also have the added bonus of having a pretty decent painterly type to colour them in for you.
 ;)

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Dags on March 21, 2021, 03:47:37 PM
Lovely minis
Top PJs
Nice, clear website
And a major 'hats off' for taking the possible risk by putting your own hand in your pocket to get these released rather than going down the ubiquitous Kickstarter route  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2021, 04:19:34 PM
Thanks lads  :)
Appreciate the support.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: majorsmith on March 21, 2021, 04:30:17 PM
Not really into ECW but these are fantastic! Might have to grab a pack or two! Good luck in your new enterprise!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Orctrader on March 21, 2021, 04:36:31 PM
Lots of luck with the new venture.

I just placed an order.  Bit surpised they are not plastic though.   ;) :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Hu Rhu on March 21, 2021, 04:46:57 PM
Fantastic start to your new venture and I wish it all the best.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Plynkes on March 21, 2021, 04:51:36 PM
Another LAFer of the Ancien Régime becomes a lead baron! Nicely done, and good luck!



Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2021, 04:56:50 PM
Thanks gents :)

Lots of luck with the new venture.

I just placed an order.  Bit surpised they are not plastic though.   ;) :)

Haha. Thank you so much, Malcolm. These just had to be metal, to fit in with Mr Collier's wonderful pre-existing ouevre  ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: has.been on March 21, 2021, 05:22:30 PM
Order for Company of Wolves sent, & signed up for e-mails.
Congrats on your new venture.
I wish they came painted like yours.
Looking forward to future releases, are you taking suggestions?
Or are you going to give us teasers?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Paul Richardson on March 21, 2021, 05:42:39 PM
Great to see this range launched. They're marvellous figures and really fill a gap in the Bicorne / Renegade ranges, so I'm sure they'll sell like hot cakes.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Juan on March 21, 2021, 05:50:28 PM
Lovely mininiatures, with a great painting work!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2021, 05:58:10 PM
Thank you gents :)

Order for Company of Wolves sent, & signed up for e-mails.
Congrats on your new venture.
I wish they came painted like yours.
Looking forward to future releases, are you taking suggestions?
Or are you going to give us teasers?

Thank you :)
Hope to get the initial wave of orders out early this week.
I have scoped out the first 16 packs, but I'm not planning on releasing details until they're imminent. I'd rather not get people's hopes up and then have to disappoint them!
The whole design, sculpting, moulding, casting process with all its many to's and fro's takes several months alas. That said, assuming this first release goes well, then I'm hopeful of getting a second release out later this year, but no promises.
As soon as I have a firm likely date, I'll provide full details of what they're going to be. But I can definitely say another 16 characterful ECW/TYW era figures, and not your run-of-the-mill pikemen and musketeers. A much more interesting and varied selection :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: valleyboy on March 21, 2021, 06:11:57 PM
Brilliant - somebody else pointed me to the website and I thought - " I know whop painted those" and then wondered if it might be your own range
Best wishes on your venture
I shall [place an order this evening when I get home fro work!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: NurgleHH on March 21, 2021, 06:21:04 PM
Great moi Capitan! No one other is the right man for this! Go on !
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Digits on March 21, 2021, 06:52:33 PM
I’ve managed to avoid collecting ECW ever since I started reenacting it...but these are tempting!

Nicely done!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: NickNascati on March 21, 2021, 06:56:49 PM
Those are very, very nice.  I think the ECW is perfect for skirmish level games.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2021, 07:08:44 PM
Thanks chaps  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: AKULA on March 21, 2021, 07:13:07 PM
Congratulations on your new range - lovely looking sculpts, I’m sure they will sell well   :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Codsticker on March 21, 2021, 07:13:41 PM
Fantastic! Some figures that fill some much needed vacancies in various ranges. I am especially fond of the buck tooth fella. :D

I'm going shopping right now...
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: THE CID on March 21, 2021, 07:33:18 PM
Ordered the lot Richard, they look bloody brilliant. I would love to see a few more TYW character types, I.e The Last Valley springs to mind.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Helen on March 21, 2021, 07:36:33 PM
Congrats and best wishes Richard for your range.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: theoldschool on March 21, 2021, 07:38:24 PM
Bloody lovely Richard.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Ragnar on March 21, 2021, 07:40:41 PM
Now THAT'S how you launch a miniatures company; with beautifully painted minis, perfectly photographed.

Congratulations and good luck with the venture.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: rumacara on March 21, 2021, 07:49:07 PM
Congratulations Richard.
The miniatures are lovely and its a most welcome to this period.
Not only ECW and TYW but also the War of Independence of Portugal from Spain (1640-1668).
Small order done. ;)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Restoration_War
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Gibby on March 21, 2021, 08:38:54 PM
Amazing miniatures, which is no surprise given they're sculpted by Nick Collier. I wish you good luck with your new venture!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 21, 2021, 10:11:16 PM
Thank you very much everybody :)

There’s quite a bow wave of orders. Think I’m going to have to go straight back to Griffin for a restock! All being well, I’ll get everything out over the next two or three days.

It’s certainly alleviating the tedium of lockdown ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Codsticker on March 21, 2021, 10:25:06 PM
It’s certainly alleviating the tedium of lockdown ;)
It's best to keep busy in these times. ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: levied troop on March 22, 2021, 07:36:00 AM
oh dear :(

That's revived my ECW project, I hope you are satisfied with yourself lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 22, 2021, 08:05:37 AM
oh dear :(

That's revived my ECW project, I hope you are satisfied with yourself lol

I try  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: TheDilfy on March 22, 2021, 08:27:05 AM
@Captain Blood - beautifully painted and I have a soft spot for Nick's work via TAG (as Renegade is defunct). Will these sit ok with TAG as the photo shows the TAG on a mound?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 22, 2021, 09:34:23 AM
Thanks  :)

The interesting thing is that TAG TYW figures vary a fair bit in size. Some are almost Perry / Foundry ECW levels of diminutive, others are substantially bigger. But overall they are smaller than these new figures, yes.

Stylistically of course, they are a perfect match, being from the same sculptor. Whether you can live with the slight difference in size and stature is very much down to personal taste.

My ECW collection is 90% Bicorne and Renegade, but I’ve happily mixed in a good number of TAG figures, because for me, slight differences in size are very much less important visually, than major differences in style. But yes, I do double mount my TAG foot figures on an extra washer, which pops them up by about 2mm. Accounting for the ‘mound’ no doubt :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: rct75001 on March 22, 2021, 10:49:26 AM
Well that was the quickest I have ever moved from seeing to purchase. 

They look wonderful (and so well painted).  Despite not planning to tackle my ECW pile for 3-4 more years I couldn't say no. 

Congratulations on the new venture and I hope for many more.

Richard
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: THE CID on March 22, 2021, 11:53:42 AM
Ordered last night, received email this morning saying that figures are posted and on their way, what a turnaround.
Richard CAN YOU COME AND MANAGE NEWCASTLE UTD 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Bravo Six on March 22, 2021, 12:02:05 PM
Quote
Congrats and best wishes Richard for your range.

Agreed! They look fantastic Richard. Gauging from the replies, you're off to a great start!  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: BaronVonJ on March 22, 2021, 01:07:47 PM
Fantastic range range, Richard! These are really great, and I have just the rule set for them!
-J
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: skip on March 22, 2021, 01:53:14 PM
Well done Captain, just placed an order, they might be skulking in my medievel town shortly

Brian
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Atheling on March 22, 2021, 02:30:55 PM
A really superbly imagined and designed range  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

There are some excellent poses for skirmish games as well as larger game type stuff  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: tomrommel1 on March 23, 2021, 09:14:16 AM
What fantastic miniatures !!! :-* :-* :-* Really well done Richard. Hope you are successful with the range. But I suppose by the look of the miniatures you will be!!!!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 23, 2021, 09:41:29 AM
Thanks very much lads  :)

I’m working my way through the initial rush of orders and should get them all out this week.

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: **GS** on March 23, 2021, 10:08:15 AM
My congratulations, too.
I am late to the party but nonetheless wanted my share of those beauties and ordered the lot.
Hope the EU doesn't make too much of a customs case of it!

Greetings from Germany.

GS
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: valleyboy on March 23, 2021, 10:26:37 AM
Got an email to say mine are on the way
I'm so exited I have wondered about whether I should cancel my holiday and stay in and wait for them  lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Hammers on March 23, 2021, 11:17:33 AM
Wow, that's a bit of a bombshell! These looks very good. Lots of good luck to you and your new venture!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Elk101 on March 23, 2021, 11:18:51 AM
I have mine now and I can confirm that they are brilliant! They fit in very well with my largely Renegade and Bicorne figures. They work with Redoubt too. They will look great as a Forlorn Hope unit. The only problem is that I now want more like them!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 23, 2021, 11:22:12 AM
Thanks Peder and Steve for the testimonial :)


My congratulations, too.
I am late to the party but nonetheless wanted my share of those beauties and ordered the lot.
Hope the EU doesn't make too much of a customs case of it!

Greetings from Germany.

GS

Thank you :)


Got an email to say mine are on the way
I'm so exited I have wondered about whether I should cancel my holiday and stay in and wait for them  lol

Yes, posted this morning Kerry. I wouldn’t wait in though - I’m afraid Royal Mail ‘International Economy’ says 2 - 12 weeks. Hopefully the first not the second. Unfortunately, to the Antipodes, for the next service level up (International Standard) is over twice the price...  :o
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Malamute on March 23, 2021, 12:56:42 PM
I have mine now and I can confirm that they are brilliant! They fit in very well with my largely Renegade and Bicorne figures. They work with Redoubt too. They will look great as a Forlorn Hope unit. The only problem is that I now want more like them!

Yes, mine arrived too, so quickly. Great service Richard. :)

Before seeing these I had no interest in the ECW, the minute skirmish game was mentioned and seeing painted examples of the figures I was hooked. They certainly do not disappoint in the flesh. lovely clean, crisp castings oozing with character, each one a real individual.  :-*

I can't promise I'll paint them as quickly as you sent them, but will do my best! Can't wait to see what's next. ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Sterling Moose on March 23, 2021, 01:02:06 PM
Bloody hell, bloody brilliant!!!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 23, 2021, 01:16:25 PM
Thank you Nick and Pete  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Silent Invader on March 23, 2021, 02:34:52 PM
Mine have arrived and a couple are already on my painting desk. Lovely castings. I’m mixing them into units of Bicorne and Renegade for extra flavour. 😎
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 23, 2021, 03:38:59 PM
Lovely castings. I’m mixing them into units of Bicorne and Renegade for extra flavour. 😎

Cheers Steve.
That is, as you know, very much their raison d'etre  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Friends of General Haig on March 23, 2021, 03:47:17 PM
My order arrived this morning and the figures are superb! 

I have bumped up a few in the painting queue and will make them in to a command group.  The rest will make a great storming party.  The figures have bags of character and are begging to be used in a skirmish or RPG type of game.

Keep up the great work 👍
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: has.been on March 23, 2021, 05:55:47 PM
Mine arrived today!
Excellent figures & excellent service.
Bloody Miniatures...Bloody well done!!!!! :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: James Morris on March 23, 2021, 06:07:38 PM
Good luck with the new venture!  (Not my period...yet  lol... but lovely minis).
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 23, 2021, 06:15:04 PM
My order arrived this morning and the figures are superb! 

I have bumped up a few in the painting queue and will make them in to a command group.  The rest will make a great storming party.  The figures have bags of character and are begging to be used in a skirmish or RPG type of game.

Keep up the great work 👍

Mine arrived today!
Excellent figures & excellent service.
Bloody Miniatures...Bloody well done!!!!! :-* :-* :-*

Thank you gents. I'm very happy that you like them. There will be more to come in the fullness of time :)


Good luck with the new venture!  (Not my period...yet  lol... but lovely minis).

Never to late to start a new period you know, James ;)

lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: valleyboy on March 23, 2021, 06:20:36 PM
Thanks Peder and Steve for the testimonial :)


Thank you :)


Yes, posted this morning Kerry. I wouldn’t wait in though - I’m afraid Royal Mail ‘International Economy’ says 2 - 12 weeks. Hopefully the first not the second. Unfortunately, to the Antipodes, for the next service level up (International Standard) is over twice the price...  :o

No worries I have plenty of stuff in the leadpile but I'm planning on having an ECW push over the next 3 months
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: zebcook on March 23, 2021, 07:06:05 PM
These will do perfect for some ECW skirmish scenarios I'm putting together. Ordered the company -- now if I could only paint as well as you do!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 23, 2021, 08:22:33 PM
Cheers Zeb. If you're one of the Baltimore Cooks (;)) I just printed your order labels. Should go tomorrow :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Arrigo on March 23, 2021, 08:56:32 PM
silly question... the website link is...  lol

found... at... https://www.bloodyminiatures.co.uk/  but I tried to use google search for bloody miniatures.... an nothing came up... until I switched to image and recognized the wooden bridge!

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Orctrader on March 23, 2021, 09:01:29 PM
Mine arrived today too.  Excellent figures.   :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 23, 2021, 09:49:14 PM
silly question... the website link is...  lol

found... at... https://www.bloodyminiatures.co.uk/  but I tried to use google search for bloody miniatures.... an nothing came up... until I switched to image and recognized the wooden bridge!

Oh. Weird. I’ve completed all the Google SEO stuff, so it should show up in search results... Maybe it takes a few days to come through.

Mine arrived today too.  Excellent figures.   :)

Great. Thanks Malcolm  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: folnjir on March 23, 2021, 11:36:32 PM
Lovely figures an order will have to be placed in due course.

If you google bloody miniatures ECW it comes up. Everyone should probably have a google to push it up that algorithm rankings.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Codsticker on March 24, 2021, 02:56:40 AM
My order got shipped yesterday...
(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/38054287/so-excite.jpg)
Amazingly, shipping from Bloody Miniatures in the UK is about the same as getting something shipped within Canada. :?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: traveller on March 24, 2021, 08:31:40 AM
Bloody good! I have a mountain of TAG, Bicorne and Renegade for this period but I will keep a keen eye on the progress and pick up some later in the process. Will we see some poses with cold weather clothing, like cassocks later on?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: levied troop on March 24, 2021, 12:05:28 PM
And arrived today  :D
(https://i.postimg.cc/mZ7JJg9K/IMG-2515.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rzFftcQ9)

Very nice in the flesh, so to speak, cleaning up and undercoating about to start!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 24, 2021, 12:17:01 PM

My order got shipped yesterday...
Amazingly, shipping from Bloody Miniatures in the UK is about the same as getting something shipped within Canada. :?

Indeed.
UK Royal Mail 'International Economy' shipping is very reasonable. The downside is, I suspect, it's also very slow.
It's twice the price for 'International Standard' shipping to countries outside Europe though.
Three or four times the price if you start to include various tracking options.
::)

And arrived today  :D
Very nice in the flesh, so to speak, cleaning up and undercoating about to start!

That was quick! Huzzah! :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Paul Richardson on March 24, 2021, 12:23:03 PM
The Cid: re your earlier question, as a life-long Newcastle Utd supporter (I was born in Newcastle and brought up in Gosforth) I'm afraid that Newcastle don't need a new manager. Sadly, they need a magician, and I don't think Richard would claim to be one, although I hope he's currently a bit of an alchemist, changing lead into gold.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: THE CID on March 24, 2021, 12:32:00 PM
Just arrived, and I've got to say " these are the best ECW figures on the market. The animation brings each one to life and gives them an individual character. Casting is superb and the alloy used is perfect, these should last many a lifetime.
Although I have a load of Bicorne figures, which these size up to perfectly, I'm going to paint mine as stand alone figures for small skirmishes and scenarios.
For the future would love to see some snipers, dandy Cavaliers and some casualties.
Summing up Richard, I don't just like them, I bloody love em.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: THE CID on March 24, 2021, 12:33:07 PM
The Cid: re your earlier question, as a life-long Newcastle Utd supporter (I was born in Newcastle and brought up in Gosforth) I'm afraid that Newcastle don't need a new manager. Sadly, they need a magician, and I don't think Richard would claim to be one, although I hope he's currently a bit of an alchemist, changing lead into gold.
Sadly I think your right mate.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Malamute on March 24, 2021, 01:46:32 PM
And arrived today  :D


So weak ;D

Mind you I caved in as well. lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 24, 2021, 04:50:18 PM
Just arrived, and I've got to say " these are the best ECW figures on the market. The animation brings each one to life and gives them an individual character. Casting is superb and the alloy used is perfect, these should last many a lifetime.
Although I have a load of Bicorne figures, which these size up to perfectly, I'm going to paint mine as stand alone figures for small skirmishes and scenarios.
For the future would love to see some snipers, dandy Cavaliers and some casualties.
Summing up Richard, I don't just like them, I bloody love em.

Thanks Craig. That's lovely feedback :)

Snipers and Dandy cavaliers are certainly on the long list, along with stern-faced puritans, in the fullness of time.

Never too sure about casualties. Good for markers etc, I do agree, but given the not insignificant costs involved in sculpting and mould-making (before one even gets onto casting), I'd need to have a good think about how well they'd be likely to actually sell.
(I'm honestly not in this for the money - but I have set myself the bar of covering the costs involved) :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Galloping Major on March 24, 2021, 05:04:35 PM
Nice one Richard, great for skirmish games  8) Very Flashing Blade  :D
Lovely paint jobs too.

Cheers,
Lance
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 24, 2021, 08:21:27 PM
Thank you Lance  :)

You’ve got to fight for what you want, and all that you believe...

Ah, I can hear it now  lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: aircav on March 24, 2021, 10:08:27 PM
Bloody hell Richard, these are a bloody bit good  8) :-*

Almost wants to make me do ECW almost
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: levied troop on March 25, 2021, 08:36:58 AM
I think it's the first time I've ever cleaned up and undercoated figures on the day I bought them!
(https://i.postimg.cc/QMvMjbdS/fullsizeoutput-3a4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/wtczVDJs)
It also occurs to me that those chaps at the front will make some nicely active pikemen in my larger units.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 25, 2021, 08:52:46 AM
I think it's the first time I've ever cleaned up and undercoated figures on the day I bought them!

Excellent!  lol

All being well, somewhere down the line, I'll probably do a specific pack of pikemen scrabbling in the midst of a melee...
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Plynkes on March 25, 2021, 09:23:20 AM
Ah, The Flashing Blade! When I finally visited Chateau Gaillard a few years ago I had a flashback (pun alert!) to my childhood and could hear that stupid music ringing in my head. Odd place to film considering the castle was meant to be in northern Italy. Not sure Savoy looks all that much like Normandy. Oh well...   lol


This move of yours certainly seems to be a popular one, Richard.



Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Bullshott on March 25, 2021, 09:38:48 AM
Lovely stuff Richard. So good that I've just placed an order for the lot! These will fit in nicely as doughty fighters to support my witch hunters  :D

I've also passed the word on to the wargamers in my English Civil War reenactment group and you've got at least one order from that direction
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 25, 2021, 11:12:56 AM
Lovely stuff Richard. So good that I've just placed an order for the lot! These will fit in nicely as doughty fighters to support my witch hunters  :D

I've also passed the word on to the wargamers in my English Civil War reenactment group and you've got at least one order from that direction

That’s lovely, thanks Dave  :)
Will get your order out to you ASAP.

Ah, The Flashing Blade! When I finally visited Chateau Gaillard a few years ago I had a flashback (pun alert!) to my childhood and could hear that stupid music ringing in my head. Odd place to film considering the castle was meant to be in northern Italy. Not sure Savoy looks all that much like Normandy. Oh well...   lol


This move of yours certainly seems to be a popular one, Richard.


So far, so good, Dylan  :)

I never realised that the castle in The Flashing Blade wasn’t genuinely in the SE of France. Or wherever it was set. Italy you say? I think I thought it was somewhere between France and Spain. Mind you, I was only about 12 at the time lol

Ripe for a remake that series... I feel a proposal to Netflix coming on ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: gamer Mac on March 25, 2021, 11:37:19 AM
Another lead baron in the group.
Very nice looking figures Richard
Not my cup of tea though
A link to you web site would be handy as a banner on your profile?
Good luck with the venture
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Galloping Major on March 25, 2021, 12:48:46 PM

You’ve got to fight for what you want, and all that you believe...

Ah, I can hear it now  lol

So can I after you mentioned it - could become a a painful ear-worm  :( :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 25, 2021, 02:10:01 PM
Thanks Colin :)

And thank you, Lance, for the ear-worm lol

Meanwhile, here's a gratuitous close-up of the swordsmen...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-250321140725.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on March 25, 2021, 02:11:33 PM
And recieved, the day after ordering!
Absolutely cracking figures, I just hope that with the bases remived they fit with my other stuff :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: RedRowan on March 25, 2021, 02:58:50 PM
These look great.

Not really a period I've gamed much but just ordered a couple of packs to see.  :D

Best of luck with the new venture, look forward to seeing what is added next.

Steve
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 25, 2021, 03:23:41 PM
Thanks gents :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Matakakea on March 25, 2021, 03:26:02 PM
I've only just found this thread. Very nice selection of figures that will eventually be ordered for my ECW/30YW skirmish project. I've gone in for the newsletter to keep me in the loop until I'm clear to be able to order the figures. :P
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: has.been on March 25, 2021, 06:56:20 PM
Quote
And thank you, Lance, for the ear-worm lol

Sorry, but I gotta do this,
"Its better to have bought (these figures) & lost (some money)
than not have bought at all"

Looking forward to more in this range.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: valleyboy on March 26, 2021, 05:50:44 AM
Those are lovely but I feel deflated as I know that I am never going to be able to paint mine so neatly .... sniff  :'(
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Axebreaker on March 26, 2021, 11:36:42 AM
Beautiful work there Captain as one has come to expect. :-*

Christopher
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 26, 2021, 12:31:40 PM
Thank you gents  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Radar on March 27, 2021, 06:55:49 AM
They really are very very nice*. Good luck with the new venture Captain, although with figures of that quality you don't need any luck whatsoever, and your honorofic Lead Baron will be assured.

* even though they are the wrong size - they'll be more than head and shoulders above my true 15mm (Sits back and waits for the 'people are different heights, a bit of height variance adds realism' argument)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: RedRowan on March 27, 2021, 04:35:45 PM
Mine turned up today, figures are very nice indeed.

Steve
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 28, 2021, 02:19:17 PM
Good stuff, thank you Steve. Glad you like them :)

While waiting on my restock of castings to arrive (::)) I’ve amused myself with a simple head swap.

It may seem a tad deviant to launch a lovely new range of figures and immediately start cannibalising them. But with a necessarily modest 16 figures in the initial release, until the next 16 arrive (a few months’ time, all being well), the only way to extend the range for gaming (whilst avoiding duplicates) is to carry out a little minor surgery!

In this case, it’s a very simple procedure: a starter cut around the neck with a Stanley knife; sawn gently through with a regular hacksaw blade; drill a couple of mm into both the head and the torso with a 0.8mm drill; pin with a short piece of wire, and superglue. Finally, clean up and make good around the collar and hair with a tiny amount of Green Stuff (long hair of this period can cover a multitude of sins - although actually there was hardly any covering to do. The cuts were very clean).
I’ve also added a Green Stuff beard and moustache to the soft-hatted figure. Total procedure – under an hour, and gives me a handy unit of six dismounted troopers for 'The Pikeman's Lament' rules.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-280321141513-50847563.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-280321141514-50848947.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-280321141514-50849587.jpeg)


Originals on the outside, Frankenstein creations in the middle :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-280321141514-50850204.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-280321141514-50851912.jpeg)


A six-man commanded shot unit of dismounted harquebusiers for The Pikeman's Lament...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-280321141557.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Dr DeAth on March 28, 2021, 02:48:05 PM
Nice conversions Captain, simple but effective.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Elk101 on March 28, 2021, 02:55:41 PM
Good idea, I may do the same for some more dismounted troopers.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Ray Rivers on March 28, 2021, 03:37:01 PM
 :o

Geez, Richard!

What a surprising yet delightful announcement. Wishing you gobs of luck. But I think in this case, there probably isn't anyone better prepared to launch an ECW miniatures company than you.

Just don't take out a second mortgage... okay?  ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Thunderchicken on March 28, 2021, 09:30:32 PM
Richard, I haven't been on forum for a while due to work commitments. A recent chat with some of the BLAM chaps mentioned your new range. What an outstanding range of figures! They bring this period to life in style. As a huge fan of skirmish gaming these have really caught my eye and now my mind is racing about a new project...  Damn yer eyes man!

Wishing you all the success with the new venture.   
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 29, 2021, 09:33:49 AM
What a surprising yet delightful announcement. Wishing you gobs of luck. But I think in this case, there probably isn't anyone better prepared to launch an ECW miniatures company than you.

Just don't take out a second mortgage... okay?  ;)

lol Thanks Ray. No, I won't be doing that...

What an outstanding range of figures! They bring this period to life in style. As a huge fan of skirmish gaming these have really caught my eye and now my mind is racing about a new project...  Damn yer eyes man!

Wishing you all the success with the new venture.   

Cheers Neil  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Bloggard on March 29, 2021, 09:40:43 AM
fantastic  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: NurgleHH on March 29, 2021, 11:43:30 AM
As a huge fan of skirmish gaming these have really caught my eye and now my mind is racing about a new project...  Damn yer eyes man!
You know as a good dealer Richard is only feeding your addiction with the best stuff  ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Wirelizard on March 29, 2021, 11:50:38 PM
I tripped over these via Twitter and because I've not been on LAF much the last few weeks didn't realize there was a connection back here... but I thought I recognized some of the scenery on the Bloody Miniatures gallery!

Also got your recent email about being out of stock or very nearly so, but have ordered the Company of Wolves 16 pack anyway as a bit of a delay in getting new toys won't hurt.

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: brunei35 on March 30, 2021, 06:03:37 AM
A new period beckons. Excellent looking figures and best of luck.
Cheers
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: valleyboy on March 30, 2021, 06:28:39 AM
:o

Geez, Richard!

What a surprising yet delightful announcement. Wishing you gobs of luck. But I think in this case, there probably isn't anyone better prepared to launch an ECW miniatures company than you.

Just don't take out a second mortgage... okay?  ;)
Don't listen to him Richard lol
Nike..........

Just do it :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on March 30, 2021, 10:11:36 AM
Haha! Thanks gents :)

Also got your recent email about being out of stock or very nearly so, but have ordered the Company of Wolves 16 pack anyway as a bit of a delay in getting new toys won't hurt.

Thanks Brian. Luckily, you have bagged the very last set I had in stock! I'll get them off to you today.
And hopefully fresh stock will arrive from the casters in the next few days so that I can get going again :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Wirelizard on March 30, 2021, 09:51:03 PM
Thanks Brian. Luckily, you have bagged the very last set I had in stock! I'll get them off to you today.
And hopefully fresh stock will arrive from the casters in the next few days so that I can get going again :)

O lucky me, new toys sooner rather than later!

I shall look forward to flinging paint upon them and saying nice things about them on my blog.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: RedRowan on April 01, 2021, 07:56:05 AM
I completely missed those conversions you did, the head swaps have worked really well.

Steve
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Galloping Major on April 01, 2021, 11:28:36 AM
Nice conversions Captain, simple but effective.

I agree, they're the best sort of conversions  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: has.been on April 01, 2021, 01:08:28 PM
Quote
I agree, they're the best sort of conversions  :D

In my early days of wargaming a friend used to do all sorts of conversions.
Not just heads, but arms, legs & torsos were regularly swapped.
Then one day he proudly produced his latest 'creation' only to be shown
the exact same in one of my units. He had reassembled it exactly the same
as it had originally been.  'Thought it fitted well & didn't need much Miliput'
he said.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures
Post by: Captain Blood on April 04, 2021, 02:14:07 PM
Thanks gents :)

Well, still waiting on a restock of figures from the casters… So here’s a quick game report featuring Bloody Miniatures (plus one or two Bicorne figures, and a troop of horse - mainly TAG figures… ) played using ‘The Pikeman’s Lament’ (TPL).

The pastoral scene… 1645, the village of Hambledon-cum-Knightley, occupied by Parliamentarian picquets, but about to be liberated (they hope) by the dashing Lady Lucinda Knightley and her men…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421140214.jpeg)



For Parliament:

-   Thomas Sheffield’s dismounted harquebusiers, who are holding a prayer meeting in the orchard (a ‘veteran commanded shot’ unit in TPL terms)
-   Nathaniel Crowe’s Forlorn Hope, sojourning outside the alehouse (a TPL ‘forlorn hope’ - albeit with a reduced shooting range of 12”, since they’re sword and pistol armed only)

For the King:
-   Lady Lucinda Knightley’s troop of horse, entering the north end of the lane near the Manor (‘aggressive elite gallopers’)
-   Knightley’s Foot, also entering nearby ( an ‘aggressive forlorn hope’)
-   Sir Christopher Quarton’s greencoats (also an ‘aggressive forlorn hope’) entering the south end of the lane by the pool.

The Royalists have a more men, but all hand-to-hand specialists – no firearms.
They need to get up close and personal to drive the perfidious Roundheads from the village.

The Parliamentarians merely need to try to keep the Royalists at arm’s length and shoot them to pieces. Easy right? ;)


Crowe’s company loiter at the alehouse. In the background, Sheffield’s dismounted harquebusiers can be seen at their devotions in the orchard...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421140117-509741668.jpeg)

Quarton’s forlorn hope enters at the south end of the lane…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421140117-509731578.jpeg)

Knightley’s purple-coated horse and foot approach the Manor from the north and west…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421140117-50972177.jpeg)

Thomas Sheffield’s harquebusiers move up to line the western hedge to the orchard, as they espy Knightley’s forlorn hope approaching the pond…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421140117-509711763.jpeg)

Having spotted Quarton’s greencoats hopping over the hedge from the lane, and skirting round the pool behind the church, Crowe’s Pistoleers depart the alehouse and move to the end of Church Close, ready to mount an ambuscade.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421140117-50970802.jpeg)

Aggressive gallopers should test to make a wild charge against an enemy within attack range, but the hedge means that they couldn’t reach the harquebusiers (they’d have to move up to the hedge and stop, so aren’t in attack range as such. At least that's my reading of the rules... )

Lady Lucinda instead leads her cavaliers south down the lane, leaving her company of foot (temporarily taking cover behind a nearby cottage) to deal with the Roundhead harquebusiers …

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135923-509692177.jpeg)

But the harquebusiers, being commanded shot, are now able to make a skirmish action (a half move and fire). Also - as commanded shot - they suffer no movement penalty for crossing rough ground (it’s a bramble patch)…  Nor, as veterans, do they suffer the usual -1 for skirmish shooting… So all-in-all, pretty versatile. They give fire with their carbines…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135923-509681788.jpeg)

…and successfully take down one of Lady Lucinda’s cavaliers.
With sky-high morale however, the troop of horse sail through the resultant morale check.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135923-509671821.jpeg)

Quarton’s forlorn hope are also under fire - from Crowe’s pistoleers, who have crossed into the field in front of the barn.
As an aggressive forlorn hope, the greencoats’ already high stamina is further raised by the shelter of the fence, meaning they only take one casualty, despite some crack shooting (8 hits on 12 D6!) from the pistoleers. The greencoats easily pass their morale check.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135923-50966250.jpeg)

As Lady Lucinda leads her cavaliers south down the lane, her foot rush towards the hedge, intending to assault the harquebusiers lurking in the bramble patch – should the Royalists gain the initiative on the following turn, that is…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135923-509651757.jpeg)

Unfortunately for them, Parliament wins the initiative, and Sheffield’s harquebusiers make another successful skirmish move – backwards this time, shooting and killing one of Knightley’s forlorn hope. Once again though, Royalist morale holds firm.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135735-509641058.jpeg)

Crowe’s pistoleers clamber over the hedge into Church Close… Quarton’s forlorn hope having sneaked around the back of the church…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135735-509632330.jpeg)

Now it’s the Royalists’ turn, and Knightley’s forlorn hope jump into the bramble patch – a risky move since they are now moving at half speed (only 3”) in the rough, and cannot reach the harquebusiers. They must hope they win the initiative again on the next move! Who dares wins, Rodney!

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135734-50961144.jpeg)

Quarton’s forlorn hope charge into Crowe’s pistoleers, just as Lady Lucinda and her cavaliers come cantering into Church Close from the lane…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135735-5096269.jpeg)

In the bloody melee that ensues, the two parties lose two men each, but morale holds up all round. On a drawn combat, Quarton’s greencoats are obliged to retire half a move however, having failed to win their attack. They’ll be in trouble now, as at half strength they’ll only be rolling half the amount of dice in their attacks.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135533-50959786.jpeg)

Next turn. Parliament win the initiative, and Sheffield’s harquebusiers successfully activate and shoot, killing another of Knightley’s forlorn hope – their morale still holds however.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135734-509602425.jpeg)

Crowe’s pistoleers give fire, and kill another of Quarton’s greencoats. They're down to just two. Still their morale does not crack!

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135533-5095882.jpeg)

Lady Lucinda now urges her gallopers at a lick down Church Close, bearing down on Crowe’s Pistoleers…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135533-50957689.jpeg)

In the bramble patch, her forlorn hope charge into Sheffield’s harquebusiers, who fail their activation role to evade… the dice Gods have deserted them in their hour of need!

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135533-509562095.jpeg)

This has a predictably dire result, because whilst very tricky to pin down, ‘commanded shot’ are ultra-fragile. Despite the equalising effect of fighting in rough terrain, the dice continue to go against Parliament. They immediately lose four casualties against just one for Knightley’s aggressive forlorn hope. The remaining harquebusiers fail their morale test, and promptly break in rout.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135533-50955189.jpeg)

Ironically, despite having trounced and routed the harquebusiers, the Royalist forlorn hope also fail their morale test (having taken a casualty) and start to waver…

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135327-50954531.jpeg)

Parliament wins the initiative on the next turn, and Crowe’s pistoleers rashly (and fatefully) decide to stand their ground and shoot, managing to take down another of Lady Lucinda’s cavaliers. Still not enough to dent their sky-high elite aggressive morale though.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135327-509531460.jpeg)

Initiative passes back to the Royalists, Lady Lucinda has to immediately test for a wild charge, and duly smashes into Crowe’s pistoleers. In the ensuing one-sided encounter, the pistoleers lose two men, although managing to kill another horseman. They lose the combat however, their morale promptly cracks, and they too break and run.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135327-50952670.jpeg)

Knightley’s forlorn hope immediately pass their wavering morale test and set off through the orchard after the fleeing harquesbusiers (actually, having passed their test, they’re supposed to stand still, rally, and do nothing. But once a unit routs in TPL, there’s no coming back - they just keep running until they’re off the table, so it’s somewhat academic as to whether the Royalists pursue or not. But it makes for a better picture 😊)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135327-509511607.jpeg)

Similarly, since the remnants of Crowe’s pistoleers are now routing and effectively off. So there’s little point in Lady Lucinda’s troop following up to deliver the coup de grace (as aggressive gallopers are technically obliged to). Nor in the residue of Quarton’s greencoats getting stuck in - much as they’d like to…

And that’s game over.

The Parliamentarians should really have hung back behind cover a lot more and used their firepower. (But that would have made for a rather longer game of cat and mouse… )

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421135327-509492163.jpeg)

The casualty clearing station. This is why I like The Pikeman’s Lament – fast, flavoursome and downright brutal.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/50/577-040421131538.jpeg)

The buildings, I should point out, are all by Oshiro Model Terrain, except the church, which was made by Steve 'Silent Invader' Marshall.
The wonderfully bucolic hedgerows are by Debris of War - highly recommended :)




Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 04, 2021, 02:49:55 PM
Most splendid, as are the figures  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: Hu Rhu on April 04, 2021, 03:16:58 PM
A very engaging account of a wonderful skirmish.  Of course the terrain and figures (both castings and painting)  all go together beautifully.  The very best of our hobby.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: Silent Invader on April 04, 2021, 03:45:53 PM
Absolutely fab  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: Romark on April 04, 2021, 03:55:43 PM
Great stuff Richard! 8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: gamer Mac on April 04, 2021, 06:53:57 PM
every picture is a work of art :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: Elk101 on April 04, 2021, 07:53:47 PM
Stunning table set up  :o
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: Codsticker on April 05, 2021, 05:39:45 AM
Inspiring and wonderful work in every facet: minis, terrain, photography and story.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: Swordisdrawn on April 05, 2021, 07:06:45 PM
Simply superb. Lovely scenery and figures are breathtaking. Well done indeed
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (Page 8 - a bloody game report)
Post by: levied troop on April 06, 2021, 06:21:55 AM
That’s how to do a game :-*
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Post by: RedRowan on April 06, 2021, 08:46:15 AM
Great stuff.

Steve
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Post by: KarwickWingmaker on April 06, 2021, 10:28:12 PM
The game and figures are stunning!!   :)
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Post by: Wirelizard on April 07, 2021, 05:06:44 PM
Always a pleasure to see your scenery and figures on a table!
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Post by: Antonio J Carrasco on April 08, 2021, 06:19:22 AM
I did receive my package yesterday and wow! The models are stunning! Beautifully sculpted, great detail and top notch casting. Real happy with them. A great range you have here, Richard!
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 08, 2021, 08:19:53 AM
Thanks everybody :)
New stock should be arriving today, so Bloody Miniatures should shortly be back in business after that brief, unfortunate hiatus  ::)

I did receive my package yesterday and wow! The models are stunning! Beautifully sculpted, great detail and top notch casting. Real happy with them. A great range you have here, Richard!

Gracias Antonio. I’m glad they arrived safely, and am happy you like them :)
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Post by: Bloggard on April 08, 2021, 08:54:26 AM
as good as it gets. Velux windows (I think were mentioned in another thread) ftw !
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Post by: Eric the Shed on April 08, 2021, 09:23:15 AM
stunning stuff sir
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Post by: Wirelizard on April 09, 2021, 05:01:25 PM
My wife was heading out the door for work this morning, stopped at the mailbox, and came back into the house gleefully announcing, "Your bloody miniatures are here, love..."

Admit it, you named your company that on purpose to amuse our partners, didn't you? lol

I opened them up and the cat and I had a quick admiring glance at them before I started working from home. They're lovely, super clean castings, and great poses.

I took a few photos and will do an unboxing and quick review on my blog sometime in the next few days!
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 09, 2021, 05:39:14 PM
Thanks Brian. As long as the cat is happy with them, that’s the main thing. Your wife will come round  ;)

I’ve now had a restock of castings so roll onwards  :)
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Post by: fairoaks024 on April 09, 2021, 09:50:32 PM
Just ordered the company of wolves deal.

They look great, very characterful
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 10, 2021, 07:28:41 AM
Just ordered the company of wolves deal.

They look great, very characterful

Thank you :)
Those will be in the post today.
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Post by: valleyboy on April 13, 2021, 11:30:09 PM
Hi Richard I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that Bloody Miniatures are now to be found in NZ- they arrived safely this morning :-*

The order was placed on 22/3, posted on 23/3 and has arrived here to a rural address (which always adds at least another day!) on 14/4

Lovely figures and great service so well done
Cheers
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Post by: gringo on April 14, 2021, 10:08:45 AM
Richard
Tremendous looking figures..well done matey
The best of luck with your New venture.. ;)


best regards
Ged
www.gringo40s.com
www.gringo40s.blogspot.com
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 14, 2021, 10:27:20 AM
Hi Richard I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that Bloody Miniatures are now to be found in NZ- they arrived safely this morning :-*

The order was placed on 22/3, posted on 23/3 and has arrived here to a rural address (which always adds at least another day!) on 14/4

Lovely figures and great service so well done
Cheers

Thanks Kerry. Glad they arrived safely and you're happy with them :)
I guess a little over three weeks to NZ isn't too bad considering Royal Mail 'International Economy' says 2 - 12 weeks for delivery!

I've now worked out how to adjust the shipping options within the basket/cart on the website, so that orders from outside Europe can now opt to pay a couple of pounds extra and upgrade to Royal Mail 'International Standard' instead, which promises worldwide delivery with 6 - 7 business days :)

Richard
Tremendous looking figures..well done matey
The best of luck with your New venture.. ;)

Thanks Ged.
Following in your illustrious footsteps!
;)

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Post by: gamer Mac on April 14, 2021, 01:58:27 PM
World domination next Richard :D :D :D
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 14, 2021, 05:37:20 PM
World domination next Richard :D :D :D

With four packs of figures, I don’t think so Colin ;) lol

I’ve got a way to go to catch up with a true lead baron like Snr. Malamute :D
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Post by: NurgleHH on April 14, 2021, 08:12:35 PM
With four packs of figures, I don’t think so Colin ;) lol

I’ve got a way to go to catch up with a true lead baron like Snr. Malamute :D
Oh, I think you are younger and faster than Naughty Nick. His last release was made, when in cinemas they had no sound, only a guy with a piano, I think... ;)
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Post by: Patrice on April 14, 2021, 08:29:11 PM
 :o :o :o I've just noticed all this!

Truly excellent!
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 14, 2021, 09:14:58 PM
Merci Patrice  :)
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 14, 2021, 09:31:52 PM
Oh, I think you are younger and faster than Naughty Nick. His last release was made, when in cinemas they had no sound, only a guy with a piano, I think... ;)

 lol
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Post by: Malamute on April 15, 2021, 07:20:45 AM
Oh, I think you are younger and faster than Naughty Nick. His last release was made, when in cinemas they had no sound, only a guy with a piano, I think... ;)

 lol 
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Post by: Amsivar on April 15, 2021, 02:39:56 PM
Just picked them up at the local post office this morning.
The miniatures are simply brilliant, exactly what is needed for my often adjourned TYW skirmish project.
I am very much looking forward to the next release.
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 15, 2021, 05:08:40 PM
Thank you :)
I’m glad you like them.
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Post by: mikeland on April 24, 2021, 03:48:28 PM
Revived a couple of pack as a try out for these last week and all I can say is congratulations and thanks to all involved. Ordering was simple, delivery super fast and the quality in the sculpting and casting is absolutely top drawer. I have two very large ECW armies that I am happy with and didn’t plan on buying much if any more for this period but these are a must have and as intended add a lovely dash of colour and character.
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 26, 2021, 01:35:10 PM
Thanks Mikeland. Glad you like them  :)

Whilst eagerly awaiting the next batch of dolls and components for Release 2 to arrive from Mr. Collier, I've done a few more head swaps - just for a bit of variety in the collection :)
 
So it's head A onto body B, B onto C, and C onto A! A fairly simple task with a fine blade hacksaw, made good with a little Green Stuff around the collar and hair. (All those lustrous mid-C17th locks are a boon for the head-swapper ;))

The swordsman is a Thirty Years War character. As soon as I popped the head on the body, I could hear the theme from 'The Flashing Blade'...
I'm sure he's Spanish.
He looks Spanish.
I'm calling him Don Alonso anyway  :D

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/51/577-260421133015-51174882.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/51/577-260421133015-51179765.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/51/577-260421133015-51180973.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/51/577-260421133015-51181541.jpeg)


Here's the head swap brigade to date...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/51/577-260421133015-511821190.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/51/577-260421133106.jpeg)
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 26, 2021, 01:42:40 PM
Nice, I particularly like the midnight blue coat  8)
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Post by: gamer Mac on April 26, 2021, 02:18:04 PM
Lovely stuff :-* :-* :-*
And that swordsman does look very Spanish
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Post by: Mason on April 26, 2021, 03:44:24 PM
Very nice, Baroni Blood!
Loving all those lovely colours.
 :-* :-*

Is that fella in blue based on a certain 'galloping major' we know?
 ;)

All those lustrous mid-C17th locks are a boon for the head-swapper ;))

You stay away from me with that hacksaw, you fiend!
 ;)

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Post by: Warboss Nick on April 26, 2021, 03:58:51 PM
Nice work once again! But aren’t headswaps a bit contrary to creating your own miniatures range?  ;)
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 26, 2021, 04:14:06 PM
But aren’t headswaps a bit contrary to creating your own miniatures range?  ;)

lol

It’s just another stage in the creative process... ;)
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Post by: Plynkes on April 26, 2021, 04:53:43 PM
Wow. Just love that 'Don Alonso' fellow.

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Post by: Patrice on April 26, 2021, 05:52:04 PM
With such dashing poses, you'll be asked to produce a D'Artagnan some day...  :D

And I shall have a closer look at these chaps to see if a simple conversion (a longer nose) could change one of them into Cyrano de Bergerac.  lol

(https://www.causeur.fr/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/gerard-depardieu-cyrano.jpg)
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Post by: Orctrader on April 26, 2021, 07:52:01 PM
Ah, very good.   :)

I've barely reached the priming stage with my batch.   ::)
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 27, 2021, 09:43:23 AM
Thanks chaps.

I've barely reached the priming stage with my batch.   ::)

Oh come on Malcolm  lol
(I am itching to see what you do with them :))

With such dashing poses, you'll be asked to produce a D'Artagnan some day...  :D

I reckon I’ve already had 15 - 20 enquiries about extending the range to encompass the Three Musketeers  ::)


Is that fella in blue based on a certain 'galloping major' we know?
 ;)

You stay away from me with that hacksaw, you fiend!
 ;)


There is a passing resemblance isn’t there? (Entirely coincidental) ;)

Your barnet needs hedge trimmers not a hacksaw, Pablo  :D
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 27, 2021, 11:21:42 AM
I reckon I’ve already had 15 - 20 enquiries about extending the range to encompass the Three Musketeers  ::)

You know what you have to do, don’t you  :D
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 27, 2021, 11:47:07 AM
Yeah, well, five of them were from you  ;)
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 27, 2021, 12:10:59 PM
 lol
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Post by: Mason on April 27, 2021, 12:19:33 PM
Your barnet needs hedge trimmers not a hacksaw, Pablo  :D

 lol lol

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Post by: Codsticker on April 28, 2021, 02:03:44 AM
So it's head A onto body B, B onto C, and C onto A! A fairly simple task with a fine blade hacksaw, made good with a little Green Stuff around the collar and hair. (All those lustrous mid-C17th locks are a boon for the head-swapper ;))
Are your instructions to the sculptor including "Keep in mind I like to swap heads."? :)
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Post by: Helen on April 28, 2021, 02:55:53 AM
Very nice conversion work.
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 28, 2021, 11:37:11 AM
Thank you Helen.

Are your instructions to the sculptor including "Keep in mind I like to swap heads."? :)

I haven't shared my butchery with him yet lol

I can see a pack of separate heads proving a useful extension to the range though, for the would-be converter...
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Post by: Codsticker on April 28, 2021, 03:14:11 PM
I can see a pack of separate heads proving a useful extension to the range though, for the would-be converter...
You might be onto something. One of the things I always liked about the Westwind Arthurian range was the packs of heads (even though some of the sculpting was a little coarse).
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Post by: Captain Blood on April 28, 2021, 03:51:32 PM
Yeah. I remember the Lamming figures of yore. All separate heads. Innovative in their day, and allowed a degree of variation :)

The only slight difficulty is that just about all of my Bloody Miniatures figures so far tend to have longish hair coming down onto and over the collar at the back - because that was very much the mid-C17th style. So it's going to be tricky to pull off - but not impossible.
Anyway, first things first - plenty of other fish to fry before getting onto such nice extras...  :)
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Post by: Mason on April 28, 2021, 04:07:02 PM
You know what you have to do, don’t you  :D

Listen to Porthos, Riccardo, as you know what the big fella is like when he gets angry (or hungry!)....

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Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 28, 2021, 04:42:34 PM
 lol
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Post by: NurgleHH on April 28, 2021, 08:02:59 PM
Listen to Porthos, Riccardo, as you know what the big fella is like when he gets angry (or hungry!)....
Pablo, the big one is Godzilla, not Porthos. ;)
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 28, 2021, 08:31:39 PM
And he’ll come stomp on your little town if you’re not careful  >:D
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Post by: Mason on April 28, 2021, 09:33:04 PM
 lol lol

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Post by: Captain Blood on September 11, 2021, 12:55:00 PM
And finally... Release 2 of Bloody Miniatures is almost upon us.
Apologies if you've seen these already, but for the record...

Nick Collier has now finalised the next 16 figures, and once again pulled out all the stops to create a set of extraordinary mid-C17th characters.
These are now with Griffin for moulding, mastering, checking and - after all that - production casting.  I’m hoping, all being well, these will be available around the start of October, as single packs of four figures, or as an all-in, 16-figure deal entitled ‘A Murder of Crows’.

Pack BM006 - The Squire’s Men

A skirmishing party of loyal woodsmen, gamekeepers and sharpshooters, drawn from his oldest tenant families to form the Squire’s personal lifeguard of foot. He’s raised his own company from across his estates, but these chosen men, old and young, with their well-used fowling pieces and muskets, are the cream of his crop. (If rumour is to be believed, one or two might even be the crop of his cream... ) In their homespun short coats or old-fashioned doublets, they're aiming, priming, lurking, or advancing stealthily. Ready to bring down the Squire’s enemies as gladly as any deer or partridge.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123556-526962495.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123556-52721536.jpeg)


BM007 - The Storming Party

A veteran assault crew of hard-bitten desperadoes, hand-picked for their courage and ferocity. First to the breach in any siege or escalade, they are helmeted, well-armoured and equipped, and armed to the teeth with pistols, swords, axes, grapples, and the fearsome new grenados – in attacking and advancing poses.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123556-527221011.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123557-52723403.jpeg)


BM008 - The Night Watch

A detachment of musket-armed picquets, guards and watchful sentries. In camp; the market square; guarding the baggage, the prisoners, or the gates to the manor. They wear broad-brimmed hats and helmets, one or two in foul weather capes or casaques, and are in standing or walking poses, with muskets cradled, grounded or at the ready.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123557-52724135.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123944-527251838.jpeg)


BM009 - The Moss Troopers

A rapacious gang of brigands, freebooters, broken men, or discharged and destitute soldiers turned to banditry and ambuscades. Hard-bitten irreconcilables for whom the war never ended - like the notorious Doones of Badgworthy Vale. This disreputable crew are attired in Dutch coats and boots, their hair worn long under broad brimmed hats. They’re well armed with pistols, swords and carbines.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123944-527271824.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123944-527261143.jpeg)

You have to say, Mr Collier's pretty good at faces...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-110921123944-527281496.jpeg)


By popular request (well at least three people) the next Bloody release will also include a separate weapons pack. Nick had already made all the components, so figured I might as well make them available for those that want them. Useful for vignettes and so on, or for conversions. You can also use them to equip pack BM002, The Forlorn Hope, with something other than the polearms they come with.
 
The 14-piece weapons pack will include: Musket; carbine; fowling piece; pistol; two different powder flasks; four different mortuary swords (two unsheathed and two in their scabbards);  halberd; partisan; bill; spontoon.

That's it. Will confirm here once they're available :)

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Post by: Mad Doc Morris on September 11, 2021, 01:14:13 PM
Just brilliant. Love that ‘bulletproof’ chap in particular. (Coincidentally just published an article on the impact of the TYW on my current hometown - which included sixteen sieges.) If only ordering from the UK wouldn’t be such a hassle.
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 11, 2021, 01:37:53 PM
Wicked cool  :D

You still need to do some musketeers you know. There’s a list floating around  ;)
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Post by: has.been on September 11, 2021, 02:25:10 PM
Quote
You still need to do some musketeers you know.

Would that be:-
Aramis (Inventor of the After-Shave)
Portly (The Overweight One)
Dartinbull (He's on the Ochre!)
Pathos (The Sad one)
 & others   ??? ??? ???
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Post by: Silent Invader on September 11, 2021, 02:39:33 PM
All are lovely additions Richard.

I can’t decide if my absolute favourites are the Night’s Watch or the Squire’s Men, as alongside their specialist roles you have devised, both would certainly add a lot of character to my musket units.
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Post by: Malamute on September 11, 2021, 02:43:28 PM
All are lovely additions Richard.

I can’t decide if my absolute favourites are the Night’s Watch or the Squire’s Men, as alongside their specialist roles you have devised, both would certainly add a lot of character to my musket units.

That's interesting as I really like the Moss Troopers. :)
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Post by: Paul Richardson on September 11, 2021, 03:04:32 PM
My favourite pack is the Night Watch, but all the figures are great. Well done.
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Post by: Captain Blood on September 11, 2021, 03:13:45 PM
Thanks  :)


All are lovely additions Richard.

I can’t decide if my absolute favourites are the Night’s Watch or the Squire’s Men, as alongside their specialist roles you have devised, both would certainly add a lot of character to my musket units.

Indeed, although I’ve grouped them and designed them in these little themed vignette style groups, I fully expect most wargamers to simply sprinkle them through their existing collections in order to add some more character to rank and file units. That was always the main intent of the range to be honest :)
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Post by: Phil Robinson on September 11, 2021, 06:11:45 PM
Just when you thought you were safe from dipping your toes.
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Post by: Armstrong47 on September 11, 2021, 07:30:31 PM
Superb new figures,a definite must have.
Any chances of going "North of the Border";with the rlthird release?
Cheers,
Andy
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Post by: Captain Blood on September 11, 2021, 08:01:50 PM
Just when you thought you were safe from dipping your toes.

lol

You won’t regret it Phil. (Any more than I regret those 15mm Copplestones you encouraged me to get - you evil seducer you ;))

Superb new figures,a definite must have.
Any chances of going "North of the Border";with the rlthird release?
Cheers,
Andy

Not in the third release (already on the drawing board), but further down the line, certainly :)
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Post by: levied troop on September 12, 2021, 06:27:16 AM
Lovely looking figures and definitely on my ‘to buy’ list.
And the separate weapons pack is an excellent idea, I was just wishing for one yesterday as I contemplated my painting of the first release  - with luck I might get them finished before these come out!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Captain Blood on September 12, 2021, 09:13:16 AM
And the separate weapons pack is an excellent idea, I was just wishing for one yesterday as I contemplated my painting of the first release  - with luck I might get them finished before these come out!

Indeed. As Nick had already made all the components, I figured I might as well make them available for those that say they want them. Useful for vignettes and so on, or for conversions.

As you can see from the pics below, if nothing else, you can use them to equip The Forlorn Hope pack with something other than the polearms they come with.

The musket and fowling piece are a straight fit into the open hands of the figures, and with powder flasks attached to their belts.

The fellow brandishing his new sword and pistol did require a tiny bit of surgery – slicing off his left hand and rotating it through 90 degrees, before reattaching it to accept the pistol. And cutting off the hilt of his sheathed sword (made good with a tiny bit of Green Stuff). That’s it. Nothing too challenging :)

The 14-piece assorted weapons pack will include: Musket; carbine; fowling piece; pistol; two different powder flasks; four different mortuary swords (two unsheathed and two in their scabbards);  halberd; partisan; bill; spontoon.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-120921091104-527291815.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-120921091104-527352254.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/52/577-120921091104-52736896.jpeg)
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Post by: Friends of General Haig on September 12, 2021, 09:40:20 AM
Lovely conversion and paint work there - those weapon packs will be brilliant 👍
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Post by: Metternich on September 16, 2021, 03:16:20 PM
Superb figures with lovely painting.  They look perfect for skirmishing, as each has definite period flavor and character.
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Post by: Juan on October 24, 2021, 09:40:34 AM
Placed my first order for these wolves! I would like to know if there will be civilians planned in this range.
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Post by: Captain Blood on October 25, 2021, 04:01:01 PM
Placed my first order for these wolves! I would like to know if there will be civilians planned in this range.

Gracias Juan. Posted today  :)

Yes, I plan to include a pack of ladies defending a siege and also a band of peasants / clubmen. These will be in release 4 all being well - so a little way down the line I’m afraid.

I’m probably not going to do any completely unarmed civilians / bystanders. I do appreciate they are nice for adding decorative character, but I am really focused on producing figures that wargamers can use as combatants within a game.
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Post by: traveller on October 25, 2021, 04:22:13 PM
I am waiting for your second release to place my order for all the 8 packs and now you are talking about a third release!   :o :o :o

I really like the idea of armed civilians. Can´t wait to see those. I would also like more figures in "Dutch" 3/4 length coats. They work great for Swedes and Danes in the Wars of Karl X.

Any chance that you, as accessories, can add weapons with hands attached? I find that easier than fitting loose weapons.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: rumacara on October 25, 2021, 07:52:29 PM
A must have for sure. :-* :-*
Lovely miniatures.
My portuguese force will grow beyond what i had planned. ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Juan on October 28, 2021, 04:28:25 PM
Gracias Juan. Posted today  :)

Yes, I plan to include a pack of ladies defending a siege and also a band of peasants / clubmen. These will be in release 4 all being well - so a little way down the line I’m afraid.

Enough for me! My plan is to play skirmish games with FoL "Horse and Musket" so armed ladies and peasants are going to be very useful!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Codsticker on October 31, 2021, 10:35:51 PM
Just received the email and I promptly doubled down. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: BaronVonJ on November 01, 2021, 12:11:46 AM
Ordered!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 01, 2021, 10:16:03 AM
Thanks gents. I will do my best to get these out to you in the next couple of days, although I've been somewhat inundated. Nice problem to have :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on November 01, 2021, 10:13:03 PM
Great to see them released.  :D

Ordered 👍.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Go player1 on November 02, 2021, 12:37:31 AM
Great Figures.  Placed order today.  Looking forward to the armed peasants.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Helen on November 02, 2021, 02:08:32 AM
Great release Richard. I'm hoping you may consider to have a number of separate head packs that can be purchase in the future to fit in with your range, Bicorne and Redoubt miniatures. As you know both ranges have separate head packs, but a large number are on the smaller size to fit in with the larger bodies. I like your storming party and separate weapons which I will purchase.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 02, 2021, 01:51:53 PM
Thanks all. I'll get them out to you in the next day or two.

Great to see them released.  :D
Ordered 👍.

Cheers Andy - I haven't started promoting them widely, 'cos I'm already struggling under a tidal wave of orders  lol
(nice problem to have, obvs).

I actually mailed out to the 600 people who have kindly subscribed for Bloody Miniatures updates. But for some reason (‘invalid SMTPAPI header’ - whatever the flying f**k that is) half of them bounced. My website provider (Wix) is endeavouring to fix the issue. Slowly ::)
So I do need to go back out to let those 300 or so people know that they're available. Then I'll start in on Facebook etc. But they're certainly in ridiculously high demand already, so I'm taking it steady :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on November 02, 2021, 04:28:11 PM
I think I must have been one of the 300 (sort of sounds exciting!  lol).

Fortunately I heard the release mentioned by Dom in the news section of the Plastic Crack Podcast.

I can imagine the demand is a bit overwhelming.  You’ve created a monster  ;) , but a good one.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: has.been on November 02, 2021, 10:07:25 PM
Quote
So I do need to go back out to let those 300 or so people know that they're available.

They weren't the ones at Thermopylae were they?   :D 
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: RedRowan on November 03, 2021, 07:14:39 AM
This is a great looking release, just placed my order.

Steve
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: traveller on November 03, 2021, 07:21:30 AM
This is a great looking release, just placed my order.

Steve

Second that, order placed
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.12 Release 2 incoming!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 03, 2021, 10:45:17 AM
Thanks gents. I will get these out to you this week :)

Meanwhile, for those that haven't seen them, here are the new releases...

'The Squire's Men' (Pack BM006)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-031121103820-53114320.jpeg)


'The Storming Party' (Pack BM007)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-031121103820-531151915.jpeg)


'The Night Watch' (Pack BM008)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-031121103820-53113509.jpeg)


'The Moss Troopers' (Pack BM009)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-031121103820-531111933.jpeg)


Scenic shot... :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-031121103821-53116745.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: levied troop on November 03, 2021, 11:44:55 AM
Beautiful figures.
And first class service - I ordered on Monday and they are in my hand today!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 03, 2021, 03:21:26 PM
Excellent. I’m going as fast as I can  lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: THE CID on November 04, 2021, 03:50:07 PM
Mine arrived today, and I’ve got to say Richard they are stunning. Now only have to find time to splash the paint.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: RedRowan on November 04, 2021, 05:54:18 PM
Just got home and mine have arrived too, really are lovely figures, full of character.

Steve
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 04, 2021, 08:28:18 PM
Mine arrived today, and I’ve got to say Richard they are stunning. Now only have to find time to splash the paint.

Just got home and mine have arrived too, really are lovely figures, full of character.

Steve

Thanks chaps  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: has.been on November 05, 2021, 01:42:06 PM
If only I had done ANY-THING with the first lot,
I could convince myself to buy these. Must get
off my behind & get to work.
Great figures by the way.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on November 05, 2021, 02:37:40 PM
Got mine yesterday.  Lovely as expected. A Bloody Miniature in the hand is easily worth two on the website  lol

Many thanks for to super fast service, Richard 👍.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 05, 2021, 02:51:31 PM
Thanks Andy  :)

If only I had done ANY-THING with the first lot,
I could convince myself to buy these. Must get
off my behind & get to work.
Great figures by the way.

Thanks Pete.
No, please don’t buy them. I couldn’t stand the thought of you sitting on top of so much unpainted lead  ;)

:D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: has.been on November 05, 2021, 03:00:12 PM
Quote
so much unpainted lead

You've seen my room, shed & garage then.  ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Bloggard on November 05, 2021, 03:57:36 PM
fantastic figures  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Juan on November 05, 2021, 06:09:26 PM
I have received an advice from Customs. Perhaps a request of ransom for my figures...  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 05, 2021, 09:17:47 PM
Oh dear…  :'(

Sorry to hear this, Juan. Things used to be so easy before…  ::)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Helen on November 12, 2021, 06:19:22 AM
Hello Richard, Just to say your beautiful Storming Party and weapons arrived today expertly packed, thank you.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Poiter50 on November 12, 2021, 06:24:53 AM
Keen to see what you do with them, Helen.

Hello Richard, Just to say your beautiful Storming Party and weapons arrived today expertly packed, thank you.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 12, 2021, 09:28:46 AM
Hello Richard, Just to say your beautiful Storming Party and weapons arrived today expertly packed, thank you.

Great. Glad they arrived safely Helen. Just over a week to Australia - not too bad at all  :)

Richard
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Helen on November 12, 2021, 07:41:07 PM
Keen to see what you do with them, Helen.

Thanks Pete. Part of my storming party I'm putting together with Redoubt miniatures as well.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Helen on November 13, 2021, 03:28:23 AM
Great. Glad they arrived safely Helen. Just over a week to Australia - not too bad at all  :)

Richard

Thank you Richard for the lovely note, very kind of you.

Best wishes,
Helen
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: traveller on November 17, 2021, 07:55:17 PM
Got my 32 miniatures today! Awesome quality, can’t wait for the next release  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Captain Blood on November 18, 2021, 12:15:20 AM
Great stuff. Thank you. Glad they made it safely  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.14 Release 2 available!)
Post by: Captain Blood on December 06, 2021, 05:57:59 PM
Just sharing this nifty vignette converted by Brian Rigelsford from a few figures in the latest Bloody release.

I painted this group for Brian in exchange for some bespoke conversions that he kindly sent me for my own collection. The vignette is based on one of Brian’s excellent concept sketches, ‘Now tell the captain’.
The three standing figures are Bloody Miniatures with some minor conversion work and / or head swaps. The kneeling figure is concocted from various parts - not entirely sure where, although the face looks familiar lol

Brian also sent me a camp follower with a baby, which I'm pretty sure is a Perry medieval figure (from one of the WOTR farm cart sets) heavily disguised underneath Brian’s skilful putty-work. She's a really delightful ECW character.

Adding her to the vignette gives the scene a slightly different complexion...
No longer ‘Now tell the captain’ - instead, ‘What have you done to my sister?’  ;)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-061221173740-53632276.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-061221173740-536352372.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-061221173740-53636909.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-061221173740-536372436.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-061221173740-53638915.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-061221174022-53639821.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-061221174022-536401391.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-061221174022-536411116.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 06, 2021, 06:02:06 PM
Superb  8)

The dirty wench really makes it  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Mason on December 06, 2021, 06:32:44 PM
Beautiful!
 :-* :-*


The dirty wench really makes it  :D

So I have heard!
 ;D

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 06, 2021, 06:53:22 PM
So I have heard!
 ;D

 :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Silent Invader on December 06, 2021, 06:54:58 PM
That is bloody good  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Blackwolf on December 06, 2021, 07:39:40 PM
Fantastic painting,especially on the lady. She really is beautifully done,this is top notch art. You will have to do the Nightwatch :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: levied troop on December 06, 2021, 09:01:20 PM
Utterly beautiful - it tells 2 or 3 stories just at first glance :o :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Malamute on December 07, 2021, 08:26:26 AM
They look superb. :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Dr DeAth on December 07, 2021, 09:39:39 AM
Great little composition  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Elk101 on December 07, 2021, 10:24:53 AM
Lovely work, full of character.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Juan on December 07, 2021, 10:27:04 AM
Great composition and fantastic painting work!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Paul Richardson on December 07, 2021, 12:37:14 PM
Beautifully done, both by Brian and by your good self.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Hu Rhu on December 07, 2021, 05:48:24 PM
Great conversions amd wonderful painting.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Romark on December 07, 2021, 06:23:13 PM
That's a fine collaboration,thanks for sharing👍
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: David H on December 07, 2021, 06:34:10 PM
Quite stunning - I love the colours you have used.  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Captain Blood on December 07, 2021, 08:15:39 PM
Thanks all  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Driscoles on December 24, 2021, 08:24:36 PM
Guess Iam kinda late, great stuff Captain  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Captain Blood on December 24, 2021, 11:58:11 PM
lol

Thanks Björn.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: gamer Mac on December 26, 2021, 01:22:24 PM
Beautiful  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Captain Blood on December 26, 2021, 05:12:49 PM
Thanks Colin  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Anderson Collection on December 29, 2021, 12:14:39 PM
Top drawer :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.16 conversions)
Post by: Captain Blood on January 01, 2022, 08:01:50 PM
Thank you :)

Apologies if you've already seen the pics below via one of my Bloody annoying TM social media missives :D

Having set the table up for a game tomorrow (now cancelled, thanks Major Omicron) I decided I'd shoot a few pics of some of my Bloody Miniatures alongside some of the rest of my ECW collection.
It occurred to me that I haven't shown the Bloody figures mixed in with Nick Collier's earlier work for Bicorne, Renegade and TAG.
This was, after all, the intent behind the new range - to add to Nick's body of work for those other wargames businesses (one of which, Renegade, now appears to be sadly defunct) with some more character type figures.
So here you go :)

All the Bloody Miniatures in these pictures, and quite a few of the other figures were painted by me. Several, however, were painted by those excellent painters, Shaun 'Redzed' Watson or by Michael 'Baner' Siwak.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195627-538661792.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195627-538651571.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195627-53864887.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195503-538631889.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195503-53862691.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195503-538611630.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195503-538601189.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195503-5385874.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/53/577-010122195036.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Malamute on January 01, 2022, 08:52:15 PM
Wonderful pics of an amazing collection :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Silent Invader on January 01, 2022, 09:57:05 PM
Wonderful pics of an amazing collection :-*

Can’t disagree with that
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on January 01, 2022, 10:01:23 PM
Wicked cool  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Blackwolf on January 01, 2022, 10:04:04 PM
Fab :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: marianas_gamer on January 01, 2022, 11:22:56 PM
Pretty fantastic pics there Capn! :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: has.been on January 02, 2022, 10:35:50 AM
Please keep up the good work. :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Paul Richardson on January 02, 2022, 10:47:37 AM
Lovely looking figures and set-up. Your figures are really transforming the utility of the Bicorne infantry in my opinion. Before you brought out your figures, I think the Bicorne infantry were best suited for big battles. With the addition of your figures they're now good for skirmishes as well. 
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Romark on January 02, 2022, 11:09:28 AM
Awesomeness,thanks for sharing 👍
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Captain Blood on January 02, 2022, 11:27:56 AM
Thanks lads :)

Lovely looking figures and set-up. Your figures are really transforming the utility of the Bicorne infantry in my opinion. Before you brought out your figures, I think the Bicorne infantry were best suited for big battles. With the addition of your figures they're now good for skirmishes as well.

Thanks Paul. In that case, mission accomplished! :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Hu Rhu on January 02, 2022, 12:27:22 PM

Thanks Paul. In that case, mission accomplished! :)

And, if I may say, in some style as well.  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Paul Richardson on January 02, 2022, 12:30:04 PM
Agreed
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Mindenbrush on January 02, 2022, 01:13:18 PM
Exceptional, and if the projections listed in your BM email come to fruition, I see another new period landing up on my painting table.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on January 02, 2022, 01:39:26 PM
Looking at the last eat mail shot , waves 3 and 4 are going to be even more tempting than the first 2.

Also love the sketches by Brian Rigelsford. Just superb, and so evocative. Can’t help thinking there must be another avenue to bring his work to a wider audience.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Silent Invader on January 02, 2022, 01:59:01 PM
I too love the sketches. Most are impractical for me as minis but as said they are evocative of the period. The Bloody minis are great too  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.17 more pics with Bicorne etc)
Post by: Paul Richardson on January 02, 2022, 02:33:00 PM
I love the sketches too. I seem to remember hearing that, when John Ray was building his amazing eighteenth century collection, he commissioned Brian to sketch figures for particular scenarios. John would take the sketches, decide which figures he wanted and then sculpt them himself. I wish I had the skill to do that. It must be amazing and you'd end up with something completely unique. 
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on February 15, 2022, 12:18:18 PM
Meant to add these here... ::)

These are the first two packs from Release 3, which (all being well) will be ready for sale by the end of March.

‘The Looters’ - a band of disreputable soldiery laden with forage and the spoils of war. But still very much with their swords, pistols and muskets to hand.

And ‘The Militant Tendency’ - Ranters, Levellers, Diggers, Anabaptists, Fifth Monarchists, and more besides. This well-armed mob of assorted rabble-rousers are exhorting and imploring with their prayer books, polemics and political tracts.

I hope you’ll agree Nick has some conjured some amazing period character and detail into these new figures :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-150222120503-542772079.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-150222120503-542802001.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-150222120503-5427937.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-150222120503-542811735.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-150222120503-542822310.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-150222120732-54283300.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-150222120732-542851758.jpeg)

And, hot off the press, the first figure from the third pack, 'Parliamentarian Characters'.

This fellow is a veteran New Model Army sergeant - well-thumbed pamphlet of psalms tucked into his hat band, a broad sash encircling his back-and-breast corselet, and clutching his trusty halberd close...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-150222121524.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on February 15, 2022, 12:19:37 PM
Oh, I don't see why not  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Silent Invader on February 15, 2022, 12:23:15 PM
Very characterful  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Hu Rhu on February 15, 2022, 03:35:16 PM
They look fantastic.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Romark on February 15, 2022, 04:16:22 PM
Super sculpt  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: rumacara on February 15, 2022, 04:28:11 PM
Lovely. :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: levied troop on February 15, 2022, 06:36:11 PM
Gorgeous figures, they go on the ‘must buy’ list :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: gamer Mac on February 15, 2022, 09:35:19 PM
Very nice
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Malamute on February 16, 2022, 08:24:02 AM
They are a splendid addition to the range. Lovely stuff :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Ragnar on February 16, 2022, 08:26:52 AM
Marvelous characters.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Bearwoodman on February 16, 2022, 12:26:20 PM
Great figures! I don't game ECW and have never painted figures for that period (I would love to one day but have too many ongoing projects at the moment!) but I am going to get the Looters as the guy with the sack over his shoulder will make a great Thief for my next Frostgrave warband.

I don't know if you play that game Captain, but it strikes me your range of miniatures could provide all the figures one might need for an English Civil War themed warband; the guys with breastplates and helmets could count as "Knights", musketeers as "Crossbowmen", there is a nice variety of levels of armour and double and single-handed weapons in the range to provide "Thugs", "Infantrymen" etc and of course your Militant Tendency could provide "Wizards" and "Apprentices" clutching their Prayer books ("grimoires") and pamphlets ("scrolls"). I just need a "Barbarian".

Any chance your next releases will include a particularly strapping lad wielding a two-handed weapon? He should be unarmoured so a floppy hat is fine and although stripped to the waist is traditional this is England after all so perhaps a flouncy shirt would be acceptable  ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Captain Brown on February 16, 2022, 06:28:18 PM
Excellent sculpts.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Wirelizard on February 23, 2022, 07:55:44 PM
Finally painting my sixteen Release 1 figures and they're gorgeous. Doing them up as a county militia sort of regiment with a small mounted/dragoon contingent, as that suits the figure mix well and gives some variety for skirmish gaming.

Did I see something go past that you're considering doing some female figures both armed and unarmed? There's so few ECW ladies out there in 28mm...
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on February 25, 2022, 04:58:15 PM
Finally painting my sixteen Release 1 figures and they're gorgeous. Doing them up as a county militia sort of regiment with a small mounted/dragoon contingent, as that suits the figure mix well and gives some variety for skirmish gaming.

Did I see something go past that you're considering doing some female figures both armed and unarmed? There's so few ECW ladies out there in 28mm...

Yes, Release 4 will include a pack of 'ladies defending a siege' :)
Glad to hear you're enjoying painting the figures Brian.

Great figures! I don't game ECW and have never painted figures for that period (I would love to one day but have too many ongoing projects at the moment!) but I am going to get the Looters as the guy with the sack over his shoulder will make a great Thief for my next Frostgrave warband.

I don't know if you play that game Captain, but it strikes me your range of miniatures could provide all the figures one might need for an English Civil War themed warband; the guys with breastplates and helmets could count as "Knights", musketeers as "Crossbowmen", there is a nice variety of levels of armour and double and single-handed weapons in the range to provide "Thugs", "Infantrymen" etc and of course your Militant Tendency could provide "Wizards" and "Apprentices" clutching their Prayer books ("grimoires") and pamphlets ("scrolls"). I just need a "Barbarian".

Any chance your next releases will include a particularly strapping lad wielding a two-handed weapon? He should be unarmoured so a floppy hat is fine and although stripped to the waist is traditional this is England after all so perhaps a flouncy shirt would be acceptable  ;)

Hmmm. Hadn't thought about that, but could try to weave an unarmoured melee character into a future release.
Interesting thought on the Frostgrave front. Maybe Joe will write a C17th expansion :)
It's still early days, but the figures seem quite a popular choice for 'folk horror' type settings - I've seen several people using them for that genre. So maybe a Frostgrave type game leaning in that direction would be a reasonable seller... ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on February 25, 2022, 05:33:42 PM
Three Musketeers would sell better  >:D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on February 25, 2022, 11:51:03 PM
… I just need a "Barbarian".

Any chance your next releases will include a particularly strapping lad wielding a two-handed weapon? He should be unarmoured so a floppy hat is fine and although stripped to the waist is traditional this is England after all so perhaps a flouncy shirt would be acceptable  ;)

Great idea for a warband. I’d have thought a Scottish Highlander would fit well as the Barbarian character (based on prevailing opinion at the time; comes from a far away place, speaks a strange language, carries a big chopper!) and plenty of those in the various ECW Scots ranges.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Flashman14 on February 26, 2022, 07:32:52 PM
Congrats on the new venture! The Platonic ideal of gaming right here. Many of these would make good witch hunters too.
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Post by: Codsticker on March 03, 2022, 03:30:29 AM
Congrats on the new venture! The Platonic ideal of gaming right here. Many of these would make good witch hunters too.
They measure up quote well GW figures- I was thinking of doing something like that with mine for Mordheim. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: NurgleHH on March 03, 2022, 12:55:01 PM
Three Musketeers would sell better  >:D
... or Italians (old insider joke, Sir Riccardo  ;) )...
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Digits on March 03, 2022, 01:16:39 PM
Great looking new additions.  Will definitely be adding these.

I like some of the suggestions as well, and if I may

What would be good as a set of scrapping pike men, with swords, axes etc…..the Bicorne sword wielding pike are for some reason very small compared to your minis and all pretty much in the same poses.

Also, these are not that many choices available in scale for good looking civilians and townsfolk. 
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 03, 2022, 01:41:09 PM
Great looking new additions.  Will definitely be adding these.

I like some of the suggestions as well, and if I may

What would be good as a set of scrapping pike men, with swords, axes etc…..the Bicorne sword wielding pike are for some reason very small compared to your minis and all pretty much in the same poses.

Also, these are not that many choices available in scale for good looking civilians and townsfolk.

Thank you  :)
Yes, a set of pikemen ‘en melee’ with swords and broken pikestaffs etc are on the list. As are armed peasants.

Not 100% convinced on the townsfolk, alas.
I’d like them. You’d like them. But I’d need at least 200 other people to like them enough to buy a pack of them, just in order to break even and cover the sculpting, moulding and ancillary costs. It’s a fairly brutal calculation I’m afraid :(

It’s still very early days in the lifetime of Bloody Miniatures, coming up for 1 year of operations, and it’s been quite successful overall. The best selling pack so far (the dismounted troopers), has sold around 330 packs to date. But some of the others (in release 2) haven’t attained the magic 200 yet, to edge into profitability. And they’re all pretty mainstream subjects thus far.
So it will be interesting to see how one or two of the more, er, esoteric offerings in the upcoming third release fare  :)

It’s a long game of course… I’m expecting a tail of sales to keep trickling in for years to come ;)
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Post by: Digits on March 03, 2022, 01:53:47 PM
Fully understand….😢

None the less, keep ‘em coming!

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: wds0855 on March 03, 2022, 02:48:42 PM
All these figures are really SPLENDID !!!

Walt
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Post by: TheDilfy on March 04, 2022, 09:40:26 AM
Thank you  :)
Yes, a set of pikemen ‘en melee’ with swords and broken pikestaffs etc are on the list. As are armed peasants.

Not 100% convinced on the townsfolk, alas.
I’d like them. You’d like them. But I’d need at least 200 other people to like them enough to buy a pack of them, just in order to break even and cover the sculpting, moulding and ancillary costs. It’s a fairly brutal calculation I’m afraid :(

It’s still very early days in the lifetime of Bloody Miniatures, coming up for 1 year of operations, and it’s been quite successful overall. The best selling pack so far (the dismounted troopers), has sold around 330 packs to date. But some of the others (in release 2) haven’t attained the magic 200 yet, to edge into profitability. And they’re all pretty mainstream subjects thus far.
So it will be interesting to see how one or two of the more, er, esoteric offerings in the upcoming third release fare  :)

It’s a long game of course… I’m expecting a tail of sales to keep trickling in for years to come ;)

Apologies in the first instance for not frequent the LAF recently, work and family issues, as always beautiful, stunning figures Cap. Blood. Just reading your reply there, would it help having some of the release 2 in and amongst other figure manufacturers? As us gamers are an eclectic lot, not everyone will have Bicorne minis so maybe some pics of your figures with others may help?
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Post by: NurgleHH on March 05, 2022, 09:36:51 PM
It’s still very early days in the lifetime of Bloody Miniatures, coming up for 1 year of operations, and it’s been quite successful overall. The best selling pack so far (the dismounted troopers), has sold around 330 packs to date. But some of the others (in release 2) haven’t attained the magic 200 yet, to edge into profitability. And they’re all pretty mainstream subjects thus far.
You are loosing a lot of customers in Europe, I‘m afraid. Over here in Germany in the last year all parcel were caught by the custom and I paid around 20-25% for every parcel. Depends a bit on the value, because DHL always puts 6 Euro to a parcel for „custom support“. So a small company like Bloody Miniatures are the big looser of it, because of missing distribution over here. Sad, but true…
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: gringo on March 07, 2022, 12:57:42 PM
just received my latest batch of Bloody Miniatures...boy they are really all encompassing, beautiful  miniatures..always a good sign when even my jaded eyes stop and stare at each casting for ages...lightning fast service,and i looked for the red tissue..it was there. im happy!!
keep up the  fine work Richard!! :D 8) :D 8) :o
regards
Ged
www.gringo40s.com
ged4444@icloud.com
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 07, 2022, 02:40:48 PM
Haha! Thanks Ged. Appreciate your support, and glad you like the figures :)

You are loosing a lot of customers in Europe, I‘m afraid. Over here in Germany in the last year all parcel were caught by the custom and I paid around 20-25% for every parcel. Depends a bit on the value, because DHL always puts 6 Euro to a parcel for „custom support“. So a small company like Bloody Miniatures are the big looser of it, because of missing distribution over here. Sad, but true…

Thanks Dirk. Yes, I'm aware of the problem, and it's definitely had an impact. In the first few months of this little venture, I was shipping fully one third of orders received to EU countries, especially France and Germany. Then the post-Brexit rules changed and the European trade dropped off a cliff. Perfectly understandable of course - it was bad enough to have to pay customs and handling charges, but VAT on top, means that a 30.00 GBP box of toy soldiers can end up costing at least half as much again - which is just ridiculous. Good old Brexit eh? Just who is it good for? Absolutely nobody. Anyway, sorry... straying into politics there, I'll have to moderate myself >:D

What's interesting is that international sales to (for instance) the USA, Canada, NZ and Oz are holding up absolutely fine. It's ironic that I can send a small package to the other side of the world with minimal extra cost and hassle for the recipient, and yet sending it 20 miles across the English Channel can involve ludicrous amounts of additional cost and red tape. Ah well, we are where we are. Politics, eh?
Some brave souls are still ordering from the EU (thank you!) and I hear different stories back from them.
Some people seem to get clobbered with huge surcharges and their order takes 6-8 weeks to arrive. In other cases, they get away with it, and the package turns up within a few days.
I think it all depends, not just on the different jurisdictions in different countries, but also on which individual customs official happens to pick it up on any particular day, and how vindictive he or she is feeling ::)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: sir_shvantselot on March 07, 2022, 10:09:06 PM
These are beautiful. Nick Collier is one of my favourite sculptors. One day I’ll get into ECW. Maybe we Brough Pikeman’s Lament. Nothing too big.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.18, Release 3 figures preview)
Post by: Codsticker on March 09, 2022, 03:54:24 AM
Not 100% convinced on the townsfolk, alas.
I’d like them. You’d like them. But I’d need at least 200 other people to like them enough to buy a pack of them, just in order to break even and cover the sculpting, moulding and ancillary costs. It’s a fairly brutal calculation I’m afraid :(

It’s still very early days in the lifetime of Bloody Miniatures, coming up for 1 year of operations, and it’s been quite successful overall. The best selling pack so far (the dismounted troopers), has sold around 330 packs to date. But some of the others (in release 2) haven’t attained the magic 200 yet, to edge into profitability. And they’re all pretty mainstream subjects thus far.
So it will be interesting to see how one or two of the more, er, esoteric offerings in the upcoming third release fare  :)
I'm gonna do my part and buy 2 packs of everything you have. :D

Eventually, I imagine the mess caused by Brexit will sort itself out to some degree and, at the least, will become more consistent if not considerably cheaper. When I order from manufacturers outside Canada as long as the total is low- say, under $150 CDN- I can usually avoid custom charges and a long delay. Still inconsistent in processing times though: I could order a package from Bloody Miniatures one day and have it here in a week and half; the next one might take a month. ::)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 16, 2022, 02:11:10 PM
Apologies in the first instance for not frequent the LAF recently, work and family issues, as always beautiful, stunning figures Cap. Blood. Just reading your reply there, would it help having some of the release 2 in and amongst other figure manufacturers? As us gamers are an eclectic lot, not everyone will have Bicorne minis so maybe some pics of your figures with others may help?

Sorry, missed that earlier! Thank you :) Yes, I did that (See p. 17 of this thread - great minds! lol)

Right then...
Here are the next 16 figures incoming from Bloody Miniatures. Yippeee!

These have now gone off to Griffin for moulding, mastering, checking and - after all that - production casting. All being well, these will be in stock in around three to four weeks. Not quite in time for our first Bloody birthday next week alas, but close enough. The best laid plans...  ::)

As with previous releases, they'll be available as single packs of four figures, or together as a 16-figure deal - ‘A Parcel of Rogues’. Perfect for mid-C17th skirmish wargames, or to add period character and vignette detail to your ECW / TYW era armies.
 
Pack BM0013 – ‘The Looters’. A band of disreputable soldiery laden with forage and the spoils of war - swag, sacks, bundles, caskets of valuables, bottles, altar goods, flasks, wine casks, and so on. But still very much with their swords, pistols and muskets at the ready.

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Pack BM014 – ‘The Militant Tendency’. The Civil Wars provoked a dangerous ferment of religious, social and political upheaval. Agitators and ‘sectaries’ abounded – Ranters, Levellers, Diggers, Fifth Monarchists, Anabaptists and more besides. This well-armed crew of assorted rabble-rousers wield prayer books, polemics, political tracts, and fire and brimstone exhortations.

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Pack BM015 – ‘All the King's Men’. Raffish Royalists in flamboyant attire, including a well-fed landowner enjoying a cup of sack; a dandified cavalier gentleman sporting 1642’s latest, most fashionable togs; a hard-bitten TYW veteran in the Royalist cause, with scarred visage and fluted Continental zischagge. And finally, a notorious duellist / killing gentleman with rapier.

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Pack BM016 – ‘The Parliament Men’. Plain-speaking Parliamentarians in austere, godly attire. Including a bluff and honest East Anglian farmer-turned-soldier;  a stout Member of Parliament in his iron puritan hat; a dour puritan intelligencer in his tall hat, long coat and riding cape; and a veteran New Model Army sergeant, pamphlet of psalms thrust through his hatband (He has open hands and a separate halberd by the way, so you could press him into service an ensign).

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-160322140104-54620953.jpeg)

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As promised, this release will also include a pack of 12 separate heads for conversions (not pictured).

I hope you like them (And damn your eyes if you don't!  >:D  lol)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: brunei35 on March 16, 2022, 02:20:57 PM
Excellent as always Richard, especially like the looters


Cheers
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 16, 2022, 02:27:05 PM
Yes please  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Romark on March 16, 2022, 02:30:05 PM
Super additions to the range Richard :-*
Becoming increasingly difficult to resist :P :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Silent Invader on March 16, 2022, 02:31:06 PM
Excellent news….. quite excited :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Malamute on March 16, 2022, 02:32:07 PM
Wonderful sculpts! Can't decide which are my favourites:  the Royalist Duellist, the Puritan Intelligencer, the farmer smoking his pipe or the Militant with hat in hand and eyes turned Heavenwards. They are all lovely though :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: has.been on March 16, 2022, 03:09:13 PM
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Wonderful sculpts! Can't decide which are my favourites:  the Royalist Duellist, the Puritan Intelligencer, the farmer smoking his pipe or the Militant with hat in hand and eyes turned Heavenwards. They are all lovely though :-*

Agreed. :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on March 16, 2022, 03:11:37 PM
Stonking figures. Can't wait for these to be available!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Elk101 on March 16, 2022, 03:32:46 PM
Another cracking set of figures. As much as I like my Renegade and Bicorne figures, I think Bloody Miniatures are my favourite ECW range.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 16, 2022, 03:47:10 PM
Thanks all  :)

Another cracking set of figures. As much as I like my Renegade and Bicorne figures, I think Bloody Miniatures are my favourite ECW range.

Awww. Thanks Steve.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 16, 2022, 04:14:11 PM
He's after freebies!  lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 16, 2022, 04:58:15 PM
Cynic  lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on March 16, 2022, 06:20:18 PM
 lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Marine0846 on March 16, 2022, 06:46:54 PM
Great set of new figures.
Look forward to seeing them in the store. ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Malamute on March 16, 2022, 07:02:01 PM
He's after freebies!  lol

Freebies?!

Brill! Will look forward to receiving them  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Blackwolf on March 16, 2022, 10:02:05 PM
Lovely,I do like the chap smoking a pipe. He’d make a good gamekeeper  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 19, 2022, 04:31:57 PM
Yes, he's one of my favourites  :)  Thanks Guy.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Marine0846 on March 19, 2022, 06:42:26 PM
Hi Richard,
My figures came in today.
From the UK to Portland Oregon in 12 days.
Very lovely figures.
Will have to get started on them.
Seeing these figures has rekindle my love for ECW.
I had large armies in the 1980s and sold them all off about 1990 or so.
So now I start again, at a much smaller scale.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 19, 2022, 08:54:30 PM
Thanks Randy  :)
I’m glad they made it safely and fairly quickly. Pleased that you like the figures too. And yes, I’ve been through three different ECW armies down the last 40 or so years, so I know how you feel lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: has.been on March 20, 2022, 01:12:10 PM
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And yes, I’ve been through three different ECW armies down the last 40 or so years, so I know how you feel

Only THREE !?!
Newbie.  lol lol lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: DivisMal on March 20, 2022, 06:11:49 PM
Those looters are brilliant!  :o
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 20, 2022, 10:15:26 PM
Only THREE !?!
Newbie.  lol lol lol

I’m a lot younger than you  ;)

Those looters are brilliant!  :o

Thank you Florian. Yes, I think Nick has captured the spirit of the age ;) Good for the Thirty Years War in Germany too, yes?  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: levied troop on March 21, 2022, 07:13:18 AM
Excellent figures, can’t wait to get a brush on them.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: has.been on March 21, 2022, 07:22:12 AM
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I’m a lot younger than you  ;)

Everyone's a lot younger than me.
There was a great line in the film Lion in Winter,
where Henry II 'Good God I'm the oldest man I know!
I've got ten years on the Pope!!!'
 lol lol lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: DivisMal on March 21, 2022, 09:27:51 PM

Thank you Florian. Yes, I think Nick has captured the spirit of the age ;) Good for the Thirty Years War in Germany too, yes?  :D

Indeed, Richard!

In the town where we are currently living, we even have a bit of local folkore. A group of looters called „Dat wählige Rott“ (roughly translated „the jolly pack“) is said to have stolen a Catholic banner when Tilly besieged the city. That would be a nice project.

Just now I’m fully working on a special exhibition in my real job, but after April 1st I’ll have time again!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 22, 2022, 06:14:37 PM
That sounds very interesting  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Harry von Fleischmann on March 25, 2022, 07:49:37 PM
That does sound interesting - more details please!

In other news, my order from Bloody Miniatures arrived today, cracking service, cracking figures.

Now I have them, a theory I had has been confirmed….the guys with two pistols and the carbine from the Moss Troopers, they really do look like a 17th Butch & Sundance bursting out the stables….
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on March 26, 2022, 09:04:19 AM

In other news, my order from Bloody Miniatures arrived today, cracking service, cracking figures.

Now I have them, a theory I had has been confirmed….the guys with two pistols and the carbine from the Moss Troopers, they really do look like a 17th Butch & Sundance bursting out the stables….

Glad you’re pleased with the figures  :)

Now you come to mention it, I can see a passing resemblance  lol
(Although I don’t think either of those Bloody Miniatures have quite the looks of Redford and Newman  ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Bloggard on March 26, 2022, 09:39:24 AM
Everyone's a lot younger than me.
There was a great line in the film Lion in Winter,
where Henry II 'Good God I'm the oldest man I know!
I've got ten years on the Pope!!!'
 lol lol lol

 :D can just imagine O'Toole delivering that line (haven't seen the film).
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: has.been on March 26, 2022, 11:04:52 AM
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:D can just imagine O'Toole delivering that line (haven't seen the film).

Oh you MUST!   A very enjoyable, well acted  & very
well written film.
Henry II (O'Toole)
Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katrine Hepburn)
& Antony Hopkins in his first major role.

Lots of political infighting between
Henry, Eleanor, Arthur, Richard (Lionheart), John &
 the young French King. Great fun. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Arthur on March 26, 2022, 06:50:26 PM
Yes, the film is packed with witty and very quotable lines (though it is perhaps a tad too witty and dialogue-heavy for its own good sometimes : you can definitely tell it was a stage play before it was adapted for the big screen).

Here are a couple of my favourites :

* "You know I know. I know you know I know. We know Henry knows, and Henry knows we know it. We're a very knowledgeable family"

* Henry II: "I marvel at you after all these years. Still like a democratic drawbridge: going down for everybody".
   Eleanor of Aquitaine: "At my age there's not much traffic anymore."

* Geoffrey: [to Prince John] : "If you are a prince, there is hope for every ape in Africa."
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: has.been on March 26, 2022, 07:43:02 PM
I really must watch it again. :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Flodden1513 on April 02, 2022, 10:57:02 AM
Just a quick message to thank Richard for this fantastic range and service. Ordered the ship of fools deal and some extra moss troopers and weapons on Wednesday night. Order arrived here in Scotland on Friday morning.
Minimal flash and beautiful sculpting. All now prepared and ready for painting. My plan is to use most of them for the 1650s Deluge. As Nick Collier has sculpted Poles and such for TAG, they should blend well enough.
Thanks again Richard. I will be back and encourage all to have a look at this amazing range!
Scott
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on April 04, 2022, 10:49:19 AM
Thanks Scott. Glad you like them and thanks for the feedback  :)

Slight delay on release 3, but I now have the metal masters for painting, and here they are, primed:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-040422103632-54765986.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-040422103632-54764878.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-040422103310-54746607.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-040422103632-547661364.jpeg)


Also the separate head sprues, for the bold converters amongst us...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-040422103310-547602317.jpeg)

And some sample headswaps... No Green Stuff, just chop off the old head, clean up the neck, drill a 2mm hole, snip a new head off the sprue leaving a couple of mm of the 'neck' spigot, and pop it into place with a spot of superglue. Simples :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-040422103310-547612284.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-040422103310-54762599.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-040422103310-54763221.jpeg)

In other news...

I note this morning that Royal Mail have arbitrarily jacked their postage prices up across the board by a very punchy 15% - 20%  ::)
 
Unfortunately, it means that my flat rate £2.50 UK shipping cost is going to have to increase accordingly, and international shipping costs as well. Just so you know... :(
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 04, 2022, 10:50:49 AM
Huzzah!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Silent Invader on April 04, 2022, 11:14:56 AM
 Very nicely done 8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Malamute on April 04, 2022, 11:18:03 AM
Excellent! The head sprues should prove popular! :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Paul Richardson on April 04, 2022, 12:38:58 PM
Those separate heads will be extremely useful. A figure can look completely different just with a different head in a different position.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Codsticker on April 04, 2022, 08:29:31 PM
....the guys with two pistols and the carbine from the Moss Troopers, they really do look like a 17th Butch & Sundance bursting out the stables….
Someone made a similar comment about my BM Moss Troopers; 17thC gunslingers. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Bloggard on April 05, 2022, 08:29:34 AM
great sculpts.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on April 05, 2022, 11:44:37 AM
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Furt on April 05, 2022, 11:48:11 AM
These are just the figures to reinvigorate my ECW zombie survival game. So characterful. :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Captain Blood on April 06, 2022, 03:21:19 PM
These are just the figures to reinvigorate my ECW zombie survival game. So characterful. :)

Thanks Frank :)

Those separate heads will be extremely useful. A figure can look completely different just with a different head in a different position.

Indeed. Thanks Paul. I've now painted the sample headswaps shown on the previous page. As you say, when you compare the adapted versions with the originals, the change of heads mkae quite a difference.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-060422151547-54772257.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-060422151547-547742096.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-060422151547-547752300.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-060422151547-547771949.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-060422151547-5477623.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-060422151832-54778499.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/54/577-060422151832-547791273.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: Malamute on April 06, 2022, 03:31:38 PM
Splendid stuff. The heads are perfect and transform the figures completely. :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 06, 2022, 03:41:18 PM
Wicked cool  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.20, Release 3 - full preview)
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on April 28, 2022, 02:15:12 PM
Slightly odd question, but do you know how the Bloody Miniatures figures scale with Frontrank late 17th C figures?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on April 29, 2022, 08:13:44 AM
Slightly odd question, but do you know how the Bloody Miniatures figures scale with Frontrank late 17th C figures?

Not odd at all :)  I'm also using the chaps in the long Dutch coats alongside Front Rank Sedgemoor figures for my long cherished Lorna Doone project  :) They fit very well. If anything the FR figures are a whisker larger, but there's not much in it.

Meanwhile, release 3 is now available in the Bloody web shop  8)

Here they are...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080850.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080221-55210703.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080803-552112351.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080803-552122257.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080221-55209637.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080221-55208133.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080221-552071863.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080221-552062016.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422075855-552051508.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422075855-552041230.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422075855-551921610.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422075855-552032295.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422075855-552021545.jpeg)

And a few scenic shots...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080803-552141590.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080803-552131857.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080803-552152226.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Oldgamer on April 29, 2022, 08:22:47 AM
Superb stuff, my recent purchase of One Hour Skirmish Rules is making these very hard to resist,and as we all know, resistance is useless!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: has.been on April 29, 2022, 11:50:29 AM
Quote
resistance is useless!

No, resistance is futile. lol
I am with Oscar Wilde, 'I can resist anything but temptation'  lol lol lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Curassier on April 29, 2022, 01:13:44 PM
Bloody great miniatures ! Bloody stylish packing; And bloody fast service.
What more could you want ? Just tons more figures please.....
JM
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: traveller on April 29, 2022, 02:32:19 PM
Order placed! Can’t wait for the next release  ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 29, 2022, 02:33:59 PM
And a few scenic shots...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290422080803-552141590.jpeg)

Looks like 17th century Paris  ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Blackwolf on April 29, 2022, 10:14:54 PM
Super! Trying to cut down on my miniature buying,too much to get on with;  however,the Moss troopers,and the chap smoking a pipe are brilliant…
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Bloggard on April 30, 2022, 09:06:42 AM
absolutely superb. brilliant  :-*

Do hope that Lorna Doone project comes to fruition too in the fullness.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: levied troop on April 30, 2022, 10:53:17 AM
Literally just arrived on my doormat - fantastic service and fantastic miniatures!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: bigredbat on April 30, 2022, 11:31:42 AM
Mine have landed, lovely minis that will add bags of character to my ECW units. Thanks!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 01, 2022, 07:30:47 AM
Thank you chaps - very pleased you like them :)

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Silent Invader on May 01, 2022, 07:41:10 AM
Another great release Richard  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 01, 2022, 05:47:49 PM
Thanks Steve  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: valleyboy on May 02, 2022, 01:34:30 AM
Placed my order and got a message saying they'd been posted within a few hours!
Cheers Richard
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Blackwolf on May 02, 2022, 02:35:14 AM
Placed my order and got a message saying they'd been posted within a few hours!
Cheers Richard

Haha,yes. That chap who runs the Bloody Miniatures is quick off the mark,I got my shipping email on Sunday!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Furt on May 02, 2022, 09:32:54 AM
Wow!  :o
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 02, 2022, 10:16:45 AM
Thanks Antipodean fellows  :D
Hope they make it safely and swiftly to the far side of the world!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: THE CID on May 02, 2022, 06:42:58 PM
These figures just keep getting better with every release. Received mine at the weekend and they are next in line for a splash of paint.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 02, 2022, 08:00:13 PM
Excellent. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them Craig  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Atheling on May 04, 2022, 03:37:24 PM
Just fabulous  :-* :-* :-*

Excellent additions, very imaginative convincing poses  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Orctrader on May 04, 2022, 07:30:26 PM
Mine arrived today.  Great figures and service.   :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 05, 2022, 09:46:19 AM
Great  :) Thanks chaps.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Oldgamer on May 08, 2022, 09:56:24 AM
Would you consider another head pack with Montero and Monmouth hats/caps?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: NurgleHH on May 08, 2022, 08:12:18 PM
Got mine Friday, very happy with them. I am still a huge fan of Bloody miniatures.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 11, 2022, 02:57:22 PM
Would you consider another head pack with Montero and Monmouth hats/caps?

Yes, it’s on the list if the first set of separate heads sells okay. Early days, but they’re going reasonably well so far.

Got mine Friday, very happy with them. I am still a huge fan of Bloody miniatures.

Thank you Dirk  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: traveller on May 11, 2022, 05:07:33 PM
Mine arrived today. Zero flash, excellent quality. Gorgeous sculpts  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 11, 2022, 11:27:48 PM
Great. Glad they arrived safely. Hope the customs hit wasn’t too painful  :?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Codsticker on May 12, 2022, 03:55:18 AM
Mine arrived today- lightening turn around really. Beautiful figures as I expected (still painting the first tranche from 2021).
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 12, 2022, 09:54:47 AM
Mine arrived today- lightening turn around really. Beautiful figures as I expected (still painting the first tranche from 2021).

Great - thank you :) I'm glad they've lived up to your expectations. Looking forward to seeing your painted versions  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Silent Invader on May 21, 2022, 05:31:22 AM
Yesterday was Bloody exciting as my order of the latest releases arrived. These new minis are as characterful and well-produced as ever. My only disappointment is that I have to give them up to my children and so won’t  get to see them again until Fathers’ Day!!!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 21, 2022, 01:37:18 PM
lol Thanks Steve  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.23 - Release 3 released!)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 26, 2022, 03:04:29 PM
I forgot to post these here... More nifty bespoke conversions of Bloody Miniatures kindly sent to me by the sainted Brian Rigelsford, and painted by Yours Truly.

Brian has basically re-engineered the standing 'Squire's Men' pack to create a kneeling shooting party.

And grafted a Bloody Swordsman onto a Bicorne cavalry trooper to create a cavalry cornet... (I've mounted him on TAG horse).

He's a clever old sausage ;)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-260522145640-55442768.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-260522145640-554441768.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-260522145640-55445699.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-260522145640-554462142.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-260522145640-554471859.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-260522145726.jpeg)

Next up, a set of Scots conversions of my own devising  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 26, 2022, 03:46:58 PM
Cracking  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: serran on May 26, 2022, 04:42:43 PM
Brilliant! How was the flag done?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: Axebreaker on May 26, 2022, 04:52:27 PM
Lovely! 8)

Christopher
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 26, 2022, 05:22:45 PM
Brilliant! How was the flag done?

Thanks :)

It’s just tomato puree tube foil, shredded around the edge.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: Silent Invader on May 26, 2022, 06:01:49 PM
Lovely work. Looking forward to seeing the Scots
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: Eric the Shed on May 26, 2022, 06:05:09 PM
very smart
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: DivisMal on May 26, 2022, 06:50:19 PM
Got myself a nice present for father’s day. Very impressed how the range has developed and could not resist anymore!
Looking forward to more bloody miniatures, Richard!
Cheers!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 26, 2022, 07:19:15 PM
Ah, thank you Florian  :)
That’s very kind of you. They will be in the post tomorrow!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: majorsmith on May 29, 2022, 03:38:57 PM
Well I’ve taken the plunge and bought the mortuary men pack, have you ever thought of expanding the range to the 3 musketeers? 😜
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: serran on May 29, 2022, 07:23:36 PM
Three musketeers! Three musketeers! Three musketeers!

Sorry......
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: has.been on May 29, 2022, 07:32:40 PM
Quote
Three musketeers! Three musketeers! Three musketeers!

Sorry......

There is always one!...
and they are all for him!!!! :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: Captain Blood on May 29, 2022, 07:57:37 PM
Well I’ve taken the plunge and bought the mortuary men pack, have you ever thought of expanding the range to the 3 musketeers? 😜

Thanks Andy, I'll get them off to you tomorrow :)
(Ah, just noticed - you didn't put a house name or number on your order? Only the name of the lane. If you could let me know? Ta :))

And for you Three Musketeers fans, I have had the following pointed out to me...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-290522195207.jpeg)

That's three figures from the 'All the King's Men' pack, and one from 'The Mortuary Men'.

Honestly not what was intended, but they do actually fit pretty well don't they?  ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.25 - a few neat conversions)
Post by: majorsmith on May 30, 2022, 07:29:26 AM
They all look great as musketeers!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 01, 2022, 12:48:36 PM
Well, inspired by Abu Iskander's recent excellent conversions of Bloody Miniatures to ECW Scots, I've had a crack at a few of my own... :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-010622124152-555381951.jpeg)

It's quite timely, because I’ve been asked by several people if I’d consider some Bloody ECW / TYW Scots.

Scots armies played a significant role in the English Civil War, with the Presbyterian Covenanters fighting across the north of England, first for Parliament against the King, and later for the King against Parliament. The Scots also fought each other - Covenanters versus Montrose's Royalists - and Scottish mercenary companies served widely on the continent throughout the Thirty Years War.

Despite this history of extensive Scottish participation in British and European wars of the first half of the Seventeenth Century, I worry that ECW Scots might be something of a niche interest (other than to Scottish wargamers of course!)

Without boring you with the economics of wargames figure manufacturing, you basically need to sell around 250 sets of figures just to cover the sculpting, moulding and casting costs of creating that set - never mind making a profit. Having discussed it with Nick Collier though, we could take 16 existing figures from across the range and adapt them with a variety of new heads in Scots’ bonnets, border plaid cloaks, and some distinctive Scottish polearms like Lochaber axes and Jedburgh staves. The figures would be a characterful mix of swordsmen, musketeers, pistoleers and polearms. An ‘adapted’ set would be economically viable. 16 brand new sculpts possibly not.

To provide an idea of what adapted figures might look like, I’ve converted these. Two are straight head swaps (using the Scots bonnet heads from the separate heads sprue). The other four I’ve titivated with border plaids, extra hair, bonnet decorations, and the like. Obviously Nick’s sculpts would be way better than my amateur Green Stuffing, but this is the sort of level of adaptation.


(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-010622124152-555421474.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-010622124152-55543185.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-010622124152-555441779.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-010622124152-55545375.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/55/577-010622124403.jpeg)

If you can spare a minute to help me gauge whether there would be an appetite for a release of Bloody Miniatures Scots, would you be kind enough to pop across and complete this little survey for me? Thank you :)

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6HPXWP3

It’s strictly no names, no pack drill, so please answer honestly as to whether you’d be interested or not. It’s terribly unscientific, and is not any sort of commitment to buy. Merely an ‘in principle’ indication of possible interest. Or not.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Mick_in_Switzerland on June 01, 2022, 02:09:20 PM
Wow - they look good. :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Rogerc on June 01, 2022, 02:22:24 PM
Fantastic Richard, the chap in long coat looks ideal for a Jacobite officer, I wonder if doing a pack of adapted figures that could be used in later conflict may make that particular pack more popular for you? I would love to have that particular figure mixed with my Jacobites for example.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Bullshott on June 01, 2022, 02:29:32 PM
Lovely conversions on the Scots  :-*
My musketeers arrived this morning, so I'll be starting soon on converting some, in order to produce a nice varied unit of shotte.
Looking through the range and your hints of future packs, here is my 'wants' list for future consideration:
1 - more heads. You have enough helmet options, but a major omission for ECW is knitted 'Monmouth' caps, both the close fitting and wide brimmed styles. These were probably the most common hat style worn my English musketeers in this period. A few Montero caps wouldn't go amis either (good for TYW and Oxford garrison in ECW).
2 - a halberd armed sergeant dressed in a plain soldier's coat or cassock, with a hat rather than a helmet and in the 'order' posture (standing alert). Sergeants were normally attached to the shotte, so such a figure would work well with the musketeers you have produced to date.
Keep up the good work!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Silent Invader on June 01, 2022, 03:02:10 PM
Love the Scots so much I’ve started on some conversions of my own  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: gamer Mac on June 01, 2022, 11:04:55 PM
Great figures :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on June 02, 2022, 07:25:45 AM
Wonderful conversions, Richard!  A superb job on the tartan as well 👍.

 I’ve answered the survey monkey, but I think there was an option missing … “at this point I’ll buy any figures you release”  lol !.

Love to see some Lochaber axes.  Can I sow the thought of may be a targe or two?  Certainly some basket hilted broadswords. A nice big claymore perhaps?  How about a nice dirk to go in the hand that’s carrying the targe? Would the all metal construction pistols (supposedly very popular in the highlands) not be obvious to sculpt in this scale?  Is a bow with a quiver of arrows out of the question?

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but trews can be a nice option, and it’s possible to adapt a figure in breeches without too much difficulty - great for officer types.

How about just working through each of the McBride illustrations in the Osprey ‘Highland Clansman”?  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: RedRowan on June 02, 2022, 07:39:44 AM
Lovely conversions!

Steve
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: NurgleHH on June 02, 2022, 08:35:25 AM
Fantastic work, Moi Capitan. I love also the painting, it is outstanding.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Paul Richardson on June 02, 2022, 09:04:21 AM
The conversion work looks pretty good. Do you take commissions? :D

The painting is excellent, as always.

I guess the problems you'll encounter, going down this route, are (i) that unless you come up with loads of Scottish figures (which may not be commercially viable), you'll end up disappointing those whose main interest is the Scottish elements of the conflicts and (ii) if your money and Nick's time are used on Scottish figures, this will delay the introduction of more 'English' figures for the majority of your customers. 

Just a thought, but some ragged figures might go down well. As well as being suitable for the ECW they'd be perfect for the TYW and I seem to remember that one manufacturer, possibly Redoubt, portrayed soldiers from Montrose's Irish Brigade as looking like ragged continental soldiers.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on June 02, 2022, 09:43:47 AM
Cracking conversions, and I love the idea of using 'official' conversions to diversify the range. Buuut I probably wouldn't buy the scots figures I'm afraid
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2022, 11:30:25 AM
Lovely conversions. ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: abu iskander on June 02, 2022, 12:16:10 PM
Really lovely work, Richard. Great inspiration as I'll be continuing along with more of my own conversions soon. Some solid recommendations already offered by others, so nothing to add to the wish list from me.
As I mentioned elsewhere, I'd support these new additions to your range and have placed my vote over on the linked survey.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 02, 2022, 01:17:09 PM
Fantastic Richard, the chap in long coat looks ideal for a Jacobite officer, I wonder if doing a pack of adapted figures that could be used in later conflict may make that particular pack more popular for you? I would love to have that particular figure mixed with my Jacobites for example.

Thanks Roger. Yes, I must admit, by converting a few of the mid-C17th figures in Dutch coats, they could pass for mid-C18th Scots. Possibly with the addition of side pockets on the coats?

You have enough helmet options, but a major omission for ECW is knitted 'Monmouth' caps, both the close fitting and wide brimmed styles. These were probably the most common hat style worn my English musketeers in this period. A few Montero caps wouldn't go amis either (good for TYW and Oxford garrison in ECW).

Thanks Dave :)
I'm still assessing the commercial viability of the head sprues. The first lot have gone reasonably well in the first 5 weeks, but will have to see how they fare over the longer term before investing in a second set with floppy hats, monteros and Monmouth caps. It's on the cards, but I need to make sure they'll at least stand a chance of recouping the costs of making them.

Great figures :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*

Cheers Colin. I was hoping I wouldn't get accused of cultural appropriation, so it's good to receive the Maclachlan seal of approval ;)

I’ve answered the survey monkey, but I think there was an option missing … “at this point I’ll buy any figures you release”  lol !.

Haha, thanks Andy. If everyone felt the same way, how easy it would be to plough ahead and churn out loads of 'em! Thanks for all your suggestions which I will feed into Nick in due course.

The conversion work looks pretty good. Do you take commissions? :D

...

Just a thought, but some ragged figures might go down well. As well as being suitable for the ECW they'd be perfect for the TYW and I seem to remember that one manufacturer, possibly Redoubt, portrayed soldiers from Montrose's Irish Brigade as looking like ragged continental soldiers.

Thanks Paul. I don't think my converting is really up to snuff given the superb quality of your collection of bespoke figures  lol
Yes, I've got a set of 'ragged soldiers' on the list for a future release. (Release 6, as things stand).

Cracking conversions, and I love the idea of using 'official' conversions to diversify the range. Buuut I probably wouldn't buy the scots figures I'm afraid

Thanks :) That's absolutely fair enough, and the reason I'm trying to test the waters...
I don't think they'd be for everybody. TBH, I've got a collection of some 500 ECW figures - and (up to now) no Scots.
It's just trying to establish what proportion of ECW / TYW wargamers might perhaps be in the market...  ::)

Really lovely work, Richard. Great inspiration as I'll be continuing along with more of my own conversions soon. Some solid recommendations already offered by others, so nothing to add to the wish list from me.
As I mentioned elsewhere, I'd support these new additions to your range and have placed my vote over on the linked survey.

Thank you Ben :) Looking forward to seeing more of your excellent conversions.

Thanks everyone for the kind and constructive comments.

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 02, 2022, 01:28:24 PM
Brill 8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on June 02, 2022, 02:29:04 PM

Just a thought, but some ragged figures might go down well. As well as being suitable for the ECW they'd be perfect for the TYW and I seem to remember that one manufacturer, possibly Redoubt, portrayed soldiers from Montrose's Irish Brigade as looking like ragged continental soldiers.

The Warlord ‘Montrose Irish’ have a ragged look including figures in bare feet etc. I thought this was great - especially considering the adventures they had over 1644/5 (even if they did have a few opportunities to pick up “dropped” equipment!).

You often read about troops being very ragged in appearance but I guess us wargamers do like a “full-dress” figure.  Very glad to hear about your plans for a ‘ragged’ set, Richard 👍.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Bloggard on June 02, 2022, 05:34:50 PM
flipping heck - they're brilliant. What painting.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: DivisMal on June 02, 2022, 06:29:44 PM
My order arrived today, Richard. That was pretty fast. Huzzah!! It’s good to see that you’re expanding the series.
Not sure about them Scots. Someday, I’d certainly want some, there were also Scots in the 30YW, but they’re not on my priority list.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Blackwolf on June 02, 2022, 10:18:24 PM
Lovely painting and conversions Richard  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 02, 2022, 10:41:33 PM
Thanks chaps  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Marine0846 on June 03, 2022, 12:58:50 AM
Lovely figures and conversions.
I said yes to the Scots.
My last order from you came in the mail, yesterday.
Great figures, thanks.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: levied troop on June 03, 2022, 07:45:49 AM
I identify as Scottish these days so Yes to the Scots - they’ll sit nicely alongside all my undercoated but unpainted Bicorne Scots.  And a double YES to ragged figures :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: rumacara on June 03, 2022, 10:31:19 AM
Great conversions. :-* :-* :-*
I said no to the scots. I´m using your miniatures and some Bicorne and Renegade to do the Portuguese War of Restauration (Portugal versus Spain) so scots werent present.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 03, 2022, 12:14:08 PM
Thanks Rui. Perfectly fair  :)

Lovely figures and conversions.
I said yes to the Scots.
My last order from you came in the mail, yesterday.
Great figures, thanks.

Thanks Randy. Glad they made it safely all the way to (almost) the Pacific! And glad you like the figures  :)

I identify as Scottish these days so Yes to the Scots - they’ll sit nicely alongside all my undercoated but unpainted Bicorne Scots.  And a double YES to ragged figures :)

lol It’s always good to have more undercoated figures sitting there looking at you :)

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: has.been on June 03, 2022, 01:46:50 PM
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lol It’s always good to have more undercoated figures sitting there looking at you :)

I find that a good way to use up the last bits of paints from other jobs. :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Silent Invader on June 20, 2022, 03:59:55 PM
My purchase of the last round of Bloody Miniatures had been held over until Father’s Day. Now that they are once again in my sweaty palms I am again taken with how exquisite they are. Many are destined to become Scots. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Captain Blood on June 20, 2022, 04:57:11 PM
Good to know  lol
Thank you Steve.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Axebreaker on June 20, 2022, 05:14:20 PM
Excellent conversions into Scots! :-*

Christopher

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: rumacara on June 20, 2022, 05:16:45 PM
If you people keep showing scots i´ll have to say yes. lol
But with a condition. 4 will have to have kilt and are armed with broadswords and daggers/targe. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: DivisMal on June 20, 2022, 09:50:03 PM
If you people keep showing scots i´ll have to say yes. lol
But with a condition. 4 will have to have kilt and are armed with broadswords and daggers/targe. :D

I second that!  lol
Actually I did some research and there were Scots fighting in northern Germany in the 30YW, so I’m sold.  :o
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 08, 2022, 04:08:38 PM
Haha. Thank you friends  :)
I can confirm the Scots are coming (later this year) and mighty fine they look too.

But first...

The new sculpts are in, so I can start showing you upcoming Bloody Release 4, which I hope to get into the webstore by mid-September.  I hope you'll agree that Nick has excelled himself once again

First up, we have 'The Unhorsed Cuirassiers' - Lobsters en melee with pistols, swords, poleaxes and cavalry picks. Making a valiant last stand, or perhaps carrying the fight to the enemy!

Common in the Thirty Years War, there are only three documented formations of heavily armoured cuirassiers in the English Civil War, one of which (Blagge's Royalist Horse) may never have actually mustered.
 
Many individual commanders and their personal lifeguards did still favour full armour though, and this led to instances of unhorsed cuirassiers having to fight for their lives.
Because if you couldn’t shoot or stab the heavily armoured man, then you downed the horse, then dealt with the rider.
Edmund Ludlow, a cuirassier in Essex’s Lifeguard at Edgehill in 1642, unhorsed and unable to remount thanks to his heavy armour, was forced to fight it out on foot.
The second Earl of Northampton, the Royalist commander at Hopton Heath in 1643, was unhorsed and killed in desperate hand to hand fighting after refusing quarter.
And Sir Arthur Haselrig, colonel of the famed ‘London Lobsters’, was unhorsed at Roundway Down (also 1643), tried to surrender, and was rescued just in the nick of time.
So, plenty of interesting skirmish scenarios for these fellows  >:D
(And of course, in the Thirty Years War armies of Pappenheim and Wallenstein, where fully armoured cuirassier regiments were much more widely employed).

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Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 08, 2022, 04:10:25 PM
Huzzah!
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Post by: Malamute on August 08, 2022, 04:18:54 PM
Jolly nice :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on August 08, 2022, 04:25:55 PM
Absolutely cracking! Although heretically I immediately thought of using them as not-Reiksguard footknights in an Empire army...!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 08, 2022, 04:37:23 PM
Absolutely cracking! Although heretically I immediately thought of using them as not-Reiksguard footknights in an Empire army...!

lol
Use 'em how you like, as long as you buy them :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.26 - Scots Wha Hae)
Post by: Shahbahraz on August 08, 2022, 05:05:31 PM
Great conversions. :-* :-* :-*
I said no to the scots. I´m using your miniatures and some Bicorne and Renegade to do the Portuguese War of Restauration (Portugal versus Spain) so scots werent present.

I bet they were, they get everywhere. You could be exploring the darkest reaches of the Orinoco or the Zambesi and stumble across some tribe wearing tartan and all called McDonald.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: Shahbahraz on August 08, 2022, 05:07:58 PM
And those dismounted cuirassiers look just great. Perhaps defending (or attacking?) fortifications?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: Elk101 on August 08, 2022, 06:11:23 PM
Love the new cuirassiers!  :o
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: rumacara on August 08, 2022, 06:45:11 PM
Those sculps are in great action poses. :-* :-* :-*
Looking forward for the rest of the packs.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: Silent Invader on August 08, 2022, 07:23:38 PM
Enticing 8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: abu iskander on August 08, 2022, 08:59:48 PM
Nice - I’ll certainly be adding these and their new comrades to my collection.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: Paul Richardson on August 09, 2022, 07:46:23 AM
Marvellous. I'll be buying some.

Not many people make dismounted cuirassiers. I'm only aware of the two Foundry figures - one a Perry sculpt from the 80s and the other a test piece which later became available. Neither looks to be in the same league as Nick's new figures.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.28 - Release 4 preview #1)
Post by: Matakakea on August 09, 2022, 01:45:36 PM
I look forward, later this year. to adding these to my skirmish forces. :P
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 09, 2022, 03:53:51 PM
Thanks gents  :)

Next up, 'The Gallant Ladies' - being a party of doughty womenfolk defending a siege :)

There are numerous documented instances of ladies defending their stately piles during the English Civil War:
Charlotte Stanley, Countess of Derby, not only held Lathom House in Lancashire against Sir Thomas Fairfax for four months in 1644, but sallied out and stole her besiegers’ biggest gun.
Lady Mary Winter refused to surrender Lidney House to Parliament, Lady Blanche Arundel defended Wardour Castle, and Lady Mary Bankes held mighty Corfe Castle through two separate sieges - the second only ending after a betrayal from within.
For the Parliamentarians, the indomitable Lady Brilliana Harley held Brampton Bryan Castle against the King’s army for more than six months, whilst the women of Lyme won fame for repelling the Royalists’ assault in 1643.
With several known instances of girls-dressed-as-boys fighting in the English Civil Wars, this pack also includes a dashing cavalier girl. Very Shakespearean 8)

Useful for many scenarios and game settings, and for vignettes and dioramas.

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Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: mweaver on August 10, 2022, 02:20:19 AM
Excellent additions to the range!  That pack may well find its way into my wife's Christmas stocking.

-Michael
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: rumacara on August 10, 2022, 05:15:09 AM
Again, a must have pack. :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: **GS** on August 10, 2022, 06:15:28 AM
You don't have a chance to bring some packs to the Hamburger Tactica, do you?
The ladies seem to shout: Buy and paint me, I want to have a decent patterned dress!

Cheers

GS
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: THE CID on August 10, 2022, 06:29:53 AM
Bloody Miniatures are simply the best figures you can buy at the minute, lovely sculpts, great characters and a great service from our very own Captain Richard.
What more could you ask for ?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: Romark on August 10, 2022, 06:32:48 AM
Wow,another character full set,sure to be popular :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: has.been on August 10, 2022, 07:03:37 AM
I hate you!
You create at a MUCH faster rate than I can paint.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: Silent Invader on August 10, 2022, 07:29:47 AM
Another cool set of additions - excellent!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: traveller on August 10, 2022, 07:32:48 AM
Wow!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: Elk101 on August 10, 2022, 07:39:40 AM
Bloody Miniatures are simply the best figures you can buy at the minute, lovely sculpts, great characters and a great service from our very own Captain Richard.

They really are something special, aren't they. Bloody Miniatures are definitely filling a gap in the market.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: Baron von Wreckedoften on August 10, 2022, 02:27:57 PM

With several known instances of girls-dressed-as-boys fighting in the English Civil Wars, this pack also includes a dashing cavalier girl. Very Shakespearean.

You realise that "Shakespearean" in this context would actually have to mean boys dressed as girls-dressed-as-boys?  (So would that be "double-cross dressing"?)

That said, given the "time-lag" in cross-Pond fashion evolution, three of these could well find their way into my AWI forces.....
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 10, 2022, 03:34:09 PM
You realise that "Shakespearean" in this context would actually have to mean boys dressed as girls-dressed-as-boys?  (So would that be "double-cross dressing"?)

I do realise that, yes :)
The motif of the girl dressed as boy is a recurring theme in Shakespeare's comedies: Viola in Twelfth Night, Rosalind in As You Like It, and so on. The fact that originally these would have been young male actors playing girls pretending to be boys, must all just have added to the fun. Doesn't really alter the motif though.

Obviously I'd love you to buy them, but you do realise there's about 130 year gap between the ECW and the AWI? That'd be quite a Transatlantic time-lag in the fashion stakes  lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on August 10, 2022, 05:16:39 PM
you do realise there's about 130 year gap between the ECW and the AWI?
I have been guilty of using FIW ladies for everything from Elizabethan ladies to somewhat dowdy old west settler ladies!... Sadly beggars can't be choosers and for many of us 'long dress, cap and apron' firmly places a figure into the 'good enough for government work' category :-P

Now, if you were to be a gent and release a complimentary range of AWI characters then this could be avoided!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 10, 2022, 08:14:12 PM
Now, if you were to be a gent and release a complimentary range of AWI characters then this could be avoided!

lol

One thing at a time...  ;)

Right then, here's the next merry band... perhaps not quite as glamorous or dramatic as unhorsed cuirassiers and gallant ladies, but possibly a more ubiquitous set of ECW / TYW characters for your tabletop...

The Flying Picquets.

A troop of scouting, skirmishing, foraging dragoons, lurking in the woods, hedgerows, or outskirts of the town. Keeping watch perhaps, on the hunt for provisions, or generally up to no good. They certainly look like they mean business.
In their riding boots, short coats slung with bandoliers of apostle powder charges, and firelock muskets, these lads could serve equally well as artillery train guards or elite lifeguards of foot.
I hope you like them  :)

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Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.29 - Release 4 preview #2)
Post by: valleyboy on August 10, 2022, 08:15:08 PM
Another 2 superb sets to look forward to Richard - this really is a lovely range. I'm still hoarding mine until I know what I'm going to do with them!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Romark on August 10, 2022, 08:25:45 PM
Crackin' sculpts Richard👍
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Elk101 on August 10, 2022, 09:23:20 PM
Another very useful set of figures.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: rumacara on August 10, 2022, 09:24:37 PM
Another lovely set. :-* :-*
Too bad the guy with the montero hat. He will loose its head... >:D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Dr Mathias on August 10, 2022, 09:26:00 PM
Looks like a very cool range and some new things I'll need to acquire :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 10, 2022, 09:27:35 PM
Brill  :)

Some suitable buildings would go well with them wouldn’t they  ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: levied troop on August 11, 2022, 06:03:33 AM
Only you could come up with that name :)
But dismounted dragoons is exactly what I need in next month’s painting schedule so the timing is perfect. As are those figures.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Silent Invader on August 11, 2022, 08:20:28 AM
Fabulous
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Malamute on August 11, 2022, 09:03:16 AM
Delightful :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Elk101 on August 11, 2022, 10:49:34 AM
Brill  :)

Some suitable buildings would go well with them wouldn’t they  ;)

That would be marvellous. Do you know of any?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 11, 2022, 12:32:00 PM
Thanks everybody  :)

Only you could come up with that name :)

Wait until you see the last pack in this release... Dammit! I should have tried to name all of them after bands lol

Too bad the guy with the montero hat. He will loose its head... >:D

Thanks Rui. I know what you mean. I think the montero is probably the most ridiculous looking hat of all time, and I've resisted including any so far. I'm sure for re-enactors they keep your ears warm, and they are a practical and cheap form of headgear. But I do wonder if they were really as popular in the actual era, as re-enactors would have us believe... And yes, yes, I know all about the document showing the King's Oxford army ordering ten million royal blue monteros, or whatever it was... But, one piece of evidence does not gospel make ;)
Anyway, I've let one through this time, to try to keep everybody happy lol
(As you say, easy enough to swap to a different head from the sprue of separate heads...)

Another 2 superb sets to look forward to Richard - this really is a lovely range. I'm still hoarding mine until I know what I'm going to do with them!

Thanks Kerry. Don't leave it too long or you'll have an insurmountable mountain to climb! ;)

Some suitable buildings would go well with them wouldn’t they  ;)

Oh you are such a tease... Just tell them about our new range, 'Bloody Buildings' ;) lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: brunei35 on August 11, 2022, 12:56:56 PM
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I think the montero is probably the most ridiculous looking hat of all time, and I've resisted including any so far

Still rather hoping a couple make the next head sprue though
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: levied troop on August 11, 2022, 02:14:01 PM
Wait until you see the last pack in this release... Dammit! I should have tried to name all of them after bands lol

Dammit indeed! Now I can’t see Pack 3 as anything but The Sex Pistoleers lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: rumacara on August 11, 2022, 02:32:54 PM
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Thanks Rui. I know what you mean. I think the montero is probably the most ridiculous looking hat of all time, and I've resisted including any so far. I'm sure for re-enactors they keep your ears warm, and they are a practical and cheap form of headgear. But I do wonder if they were really as popular in the actual era, as re-enactors would have us believe... And yes, yes, I know all about the document showing the King's Oxford army ordering ten million royal blue monteros, or whatever it was... But, one piece of evidence does not gospel make ;)
Anyway, I've let one through this time, to try to keep everybody happy lol
(As you say, easy enough to swap to a different head from the sprue of separate heads...)

Just that i dont want to include it on my portuguese force. No evidence that it was used here in Portugal. If i was making english troops i´m sure i would use it. :)
The face of that figure is briliant as well as the others so i may scratch the montero and sculp a head scarf. ;)

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Oh you are such a tease... Just tell them about our new range, 'Bloody Buildings' ;) lol

In mdf of course... >:D ;D :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 11, 2022, 03:00:38 PM
In mdf of course... >:D ;D :D

So you don’t want any then? Fine by me  ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Digits on August 11, 2022, 03:10:48 PM
Cant wait to see the last pack…the women and dragoons are awesome!     Must get me some of those.


I had a replica made by Ron Curly of a littlecote dragon carbine, my favourite weapon.   You’ve just reminded me it needs a new frizzen though! Lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 11, 2022, 04:17:51 PM
Cant wait to see the last pack…the women and dragoons are awesome!     Must get me some of those.

Here you go then... Your wish is my command  ;)

And finally for Bloody Release 4, introducing The Village People - a band of angry country folk wielding improvised agricultural weapons, ready to defend their homes, farms and families from the depredations of soldiers serving either King or Parliament.
The 'clubmen' became a third force in the English Civil War - local defence vigilantes, banding together in significant numbers to protect their localities against the excesses of the marching armies of both sides.
Open-handed to accept four different improvised agricultural weapons. Or indeed other weapons if you prefer. (Our existing separate weapons pack provides plenty of other options :))

The peasants are revolting! These should be ready for riot by mid-September, along with the rest of this release...

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Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: levied troop on August 11, 2022, 04:41:29 PM
 lol. Brilliant! I was hoping for some clubmen.  Just right for Going West (Country).
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 11, 2022, 05:05:42 PM
lol

I dread to think which future pack I am going to be able to title The Pet Shop Boys...

;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: rumacara on August 11, 2022, 06:11:01 PM
Another lovely pack. :-* :-*
30 GBP ready to go then. :D

Quote
So you don’t want any then? Fine by me  ;D

 lol lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Silent Invader on August 11, 2022, 06:46:22 PM
Cracking!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: valleyboy on August 11, 2022, 07:57:52 PM
Lovely - I might just but 2 packs of the village people and see if I can find anybody that models electric guitars for one pack!
I am so tempted! :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: majorsmith on August 11, 2022, 08:22:06 PM
Love em all!!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Codsticker on August 11, 2022, 09:03:17 PM
I've really been looking forward to the Dismounted Cuirassier and I have not been disappointed! I will do my usual order of two of everything but I think I'll add an extra pack of the Cuirassier so I can have two units for Pikeman's Lament (will count as Forlorn Hope w/Aggressive).
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Malamute on August 12, 2022, 08:38:33 AM
They are delightful sculpts. :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on August 12, 2022, 08:46:07 AM
Hoorah for Release 4!  Every one a winner.  I fully endorse the themed naming convention idea  :D.

I have exactly the same feeling about Monteros.  They just look anachronistic to me.  I know there is lot of evidence for them. e.g.  apparently one of Rupert’s favoured pieces of head gear (was he wearing one at Naseby when he rode up to the Parliament train guard and told them to surrender?). 

I tend to drop the Montero wearers or head swap them given half a chance. This is just a personal choice so realise some will love them.  Well done, Richard, for including one despite your personal feelings!

I have owned a repro one back in re-enactment days.  Quite nice on a very cold evening.  Not terribly comfy the rest of the time though.  Lots of people loved them though. I think the bonnet was my favourite head gear.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: RedRowan on August 12, 2022, 09:08:42 AM
Another amazing looking release.

Steve
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Paul Richardson on August 12, 2022, 09:59:15 AM
Looks like Release 4 will be a lovely set. Well done. I'd say the releases are getting better and better.

We'll never know this, but it would be interesting to know the extent to which Bloody Miniatures has increased sales of the Bicorne range. You should have negotiated a commission from them.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 12, 2022, 03:25:36 PM
Thanks all :)


I have exactly the same feeling about Monteros.  They just look anachronistic to me.  I know there is lot of evidence for them. e.g.  apparently one of Rupert’s favoured pieces of head gear (was he wearing one at Naseby when he rode up to the Parliament train guard and told them to surrender?). 

I tend to drop the Montero wearers or head swap them given half a chance. This is just a personal choice so realise some will love them.  Well done, Richard, for including one despite your personal feelings!

I have owned a repro one back in re-enactment days.  Quite nice on a very cold evening.  Not terribly comfy the rest of the time though.  Lots of people loved them though. I think the bonnet was my favourite head gear.

Glad we agree lol  Such silly hats, historically correct or otherwise ;)

We'll never know this, but it would be interesting to know the extent to which Bloody Miniatures has increased sales of the Bicorne range. You should have negotiated a commission from them.

Thanks Paul. I have wondered the same thing myself :)

Despite the clear manifesto for Bloody Miniatures on the website, I still get people constantly asking, 'Are you going to do rank and file pikes, muskets, cavalry, command, artillery' etc.
To which I always reply, 'No, that's not the point of the exercise at all - but do go and buy what you need from Bicorne, which is a huge range that matches almost exactly in size, stature and style, being from the same scultptor'.
There's no earthly point me just replicating what's already out there in a dozen other 28mm ECW / TYW ranges. But people still keep asking  lol

So yes, I've sent a few dozen enquirers the way of Bicorne, so hopefully they're doing well out of all those referrals :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Wirelizard on August 12, 2022, 06:04:58 PM
I've been in a massive painting slump the last twelve months or so, to the point where my full set of Release 1 Bloody Miniatures are still not finished and I've avoided buying Releases 2 and 3, but Release 4 is just too good. Going to need to kick myself along to finish Release 1's figures to clear the decks for Release 4's loveliness!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Hu Rhu on August 12, 2022, 08:20:03 PM
I think this release is the best so far, or at least the most the most wide ranging.  My favourites are the Dragoons, followed closely by the ladies.  First class.  :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 12, 2022, 09:20:21 PM
Thanks gents  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Bloggard on August 13, 2022, 04:46:17 PM
fantastic figures and set names.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Blackwolf on August 13, 2022, 10:20:43 PM
The new miniatures are gorgeous Richard :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 14, 2022, 09:22:09 AM
Thanks chaps  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Wirelizard on August 14, 2022, 08:48:30 PM
My lot of Release 1 figures (the full sixteen Company of Wolves set) finally done barring some cleanup and basing tufts, at long last!

(seriously, I ordered these back when they were freshly released, March 2021 and they have been taking up space on my painting desk far, far too long...)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z86J7eE.jpg)

I'll get some more photos and say some nice things about them on the blog sometime in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Codsticker on August 15, 2022, 01:59:41 AM
I'll get some more photos and say some nice things about them on the blog sometime in the next couple of days.
I look forward to that- the last entry on my blog back in June was my firs wave of Bloody Miniatures. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.30 - Release 4 preview #3)
Post by: Elk101 on August 15, 2022, 10:29:03 PM
Brill  :)

Some suitable buildings would go well with them wouldn’t they  ;)

And here they are! I'm surprised no one has mentioned them yet? I can see these going very well with the Bloody Miniatures figures.

There's a thread on them here:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=137826.0
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Malamute on August 16, 2022, 12:26:38 PM
Those buildings are perfect! :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 16, 2022, 01:42:04 PM
My lot of Release 1 figures (the full sixteen Company of Wolves set) finally done barring some cleanup and basing tufts, at long last!

(seriously, I ordered these back when they were freshly released, March 2021 and they have been taking up space on my painting desk far, far too long...)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z86J7eE.jpg)

I'll get some more photos and say some nice things about them on the blog sometime in the next couple of days.

They look great! Nice work, thanks for sharing  :)

And here they are! I'm surprised no one has mentioned them yet? I can see these going very well with the Bloody Miniatures figures.

There's a thread on them here:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=137826.0

Indeed - a perfect match. (I tried to persuade him to brand them 'Bloody Buildings', but he just wasn't having it  lol)

We shall, however, endeavour to come to some agreement on a joint promo :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Metternich on August 21, 2022, 05:08:03 PM
A fantastic range full of character and period detail.  Bravo.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.31 - Release 4 preview #4)
Post by: Captain Blood on August 22, 2022, 10:47:24 AM
Thank you  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.33 - Release 4 now in store)
Post by: Captain Blood on September 18, 2022, 09:58:20 AM
The 4th Bloody Miniatures release is now available through the webstore  :)

https://www.bloodyminiatures.co.uk/shop

Here they are:

The Gallant Ladies, The Flying Picquets, The Unhorsed Cuirassiers, and The Village People. Available in their four figure packs, or as the 'A Chorus of Disapproval' deal.

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NB. The mounted figures in the scene above are by TAG, Bicorne and Renegade. Bloody Miniatures own mounted figures should start to arrive in 2023  8)

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Malamute on September 18, 2022, 10:11:11 AM
Jolly nice. I particularly like the armed civvies. ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: majorsmith on September 18, 2022, 10:12:58 AM
Very nice!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Romark on September 18, 2022, 10:27:15 AM
Fine additions 😎
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: rct75001 on September 18, 2022, 11:09:27 AM
Ordered as soon as I saw they were available.  I've loved the sculpts and casting quality of the first three releases and so taking further ones is a very easy choice.

Richard
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Silent Invader on September 18, 2022, 12:47:58 PM
Yep and purchased  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: has.been on September 18, 2022, 12:49:12 PM
I wish mine were that nicely painted.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 18, 2022, 12:50:06 PM
Splendid  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures (P.33 - Release 4 now in store)
Post by: levied troop on September 18, 2022, 01:47:15 PM
Yep, ordered.  Looking forward to the Scots, more Village People would be welcome but….

Bloody Miniatures own mounted figures should start to arrive in 2023  8)

Ooooh, interesting :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Codsticker on September 18, 2022, 03:56:56 PM
Did the usual, ordered 2 of everything so now I will have a full Choir of Disapproval. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Captain Blood on September 19, 2022, 08:22:19 AM
Thanks gents  :)
Orders will be going out from tomorrow, once the post office reopens following today’s solemnities…
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: NurgleHH on September 19, 2022, 10:47:22 AM
Captain, I was really dissapointed about the fourth wave. No gasmask, no hmg, no airplanes and tanks. And - the most important fault - no italians!  :(
Ok, after a bad joke: Great stuff and the civilians are really unexpected. Hope they will sell good and we can expect more. Because a big missing part is civilians for this period. I own millions of P&S, but the number of civilians is really small.

Question about the buildings: which company is doing it (except the new from James). they look great and seems to be mdf-free.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 19, 2022, 10:50:08 AM
Question about the buildings: which company is doing it (except the new from James). they look great and seems to be mdf-free.

Those are mine commissioned by the good Captain himself  ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Codsticker on September 19, 2022, 06:25:54 PM
Great stuff and the civilians are really unexpected. Hope they will sell good and we can expect more. Because a big missing part is civilians for this period. I own millions of P&S, but the number of civilians is really small.

I agree: blacksmiths, drovers, milk maids, shepherds, ploughmen, innkeepers, serving wench, beggars, merchants, etc..
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: NurgleHH on September 20, 2022, 10:19:05 AM
I agree: blacksmiths, drovers, milk maids, shepherds, ploughmen, innkeepers, serving wench, beggars, merchants, etc..
Beekeepers! We need beekeepers and bee stocks.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Paul Richardson on September 20, 2022, 11:34:52 AM
Camp followers generally would be useful.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: rumacara on September 20, 2022, 02:04:25 PM
Supply wagons too.












And the 3 musketeers range too...
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Malamute on September 20, 2022, 02:22:53 PM
I agree: blacksmiths, drovers, milk maids, shepherds, ploughmen, innkeepers, serving wench, beggars, merchants, etc..

Strumpets! :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Codsticker on September 20, 2022, 04:20:15 PM
Beekeepers! We need beekeepers and bee stocks.

Yes, they would go nicely with Oshiro's beehives.
Strumpets! :D

Yes, a natural companion to this pack:
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 lol

Should be no problem as I am sure CB and NC have nothing but time on their hands...  ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Captain Blood on September 22, 2022, 11:33:51 AM
lol

I'm obviously extremely tempted by strumpets (:D) but I fear they, beekeepers, camp followers, and other more esoteric subjects would struggle to achieve the approximately 200 sales that it takes just to recoup the sculpting, mould-making, and initial production costs on any given pack ;)

Lovely ideas, but joking aside, I have to keep a sensible hat on because I'm basically running this amusing little enterprise at around break even as things stand. If I factored in the cost of my time, it would be running at a whopping loss - despite enjoying extremely robust sales overall. God knows how people make a living out of it. Luckily, I don't need to. But if I start producing ultra-niche subjects, I'm going to end up spending a lot more money than I'm ever going to make back.
It's actually extremely interesting to see which packs perform the best and which don't really grab people. I can tell straightaway, for instance, just on the basis of a few days' worth of orders for this new release, that the unhorsed cuirassiers are the runaway winner in the popularity stakes, the ladies and the picquets are doing quite well, but the poor old armed peasantry are lagging a long way behind. (This despite many people having opined over the last 18 months 'what we really need are more civilians... ')

As we all know deep down, what wargamers say they want, and what wargamers actually buy, are two quite different things ;)

I'm not complaining - merely explaining. It's a learning curve :D

The Bloody mission remains to produce characterful subjects for the period that aren't usually covered by the myriad other mainstream ECW manufacturers out there. But not to produce items which would be delightful to own, but stand next to no chance of covering the cost of making them :)

Onwards and upwards! Coming next, The Scots, also very much by (semi) popular request. We'll see how they do. I remain slightly sceptical, but you never know ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: THE CID on September 22, 2022, 12:05:52 PM
Continue what your doing Richard, the figures just keep getting better. Received mine yesterday and they are superb. I know what your saying about niche figures, how many bee keepers can you sell, then again 😬.
I personally would love to see some walking wounded.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Elk101 on September 22, 2022, 12:10:19 PM
Splendid releases! I'll need to buy those civilians then. I'm slightly surprised they're the lowest sellers as I thought they might do better than the ladies given how useful they are.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: NurgleHH on September 22, 2022, 12:58:20 PM
lol
I'm obviously extremely tempted by strumpets ( :D ) but I fear they, beekeepers, camp followers, and other more esoteric subjects would struggle to achieve the approximately 200 sales that it takes just to recoup the sculpting, mould-making, and initial production costs on any given pack ;)
It will be simple to solve this problem. Make three most wanted figures and put the fourth - I think it should be the beekeeper - in this pack and subsidize the forth with the three. And make the pack 1 GBP more expensive. The customer thing they buy something very expansive and exclusive. Here a good book for you to learn this:(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/612mzkVBvFL._SX368_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: levied troop on September 22, 2022, 02:49:56 PM
Interesting to see what’s selling.  I bought the dismounted cuirassiers because they’d be lovely figures to paint (and looking at them in my hand right now, they will be!).  But I assumed they’d be a personal choice of yours Richard and not a good seller, whereas the open-handed peasants are very useful and would sell like hot cakes.
But what do I know. Sweet FA as usual lol.

Speaking of hands, I wondered if you’d considered spare hands for conversions?  As this period has nice deep cuffs, doing a cuffed RH and LH clutching various swords, muskets, pistols, revolutionary pamphlets etc might make easier conversion opportunities than the heads with their flowing locks. Just a thought.

But no beekeepers. Only the really weird would want them lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Silent Invader on September 22, 2022, 04:14:11 PM
Mine have also arrived and they are delightful. I too am surprised at what is most popular
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Codsticker on September 22, 2022, 04:42:27 PM
Splendid releases! I'll need to buy those civilians then. I'm slightly surprised they're the lowest sellers as I thought they might do better than the ladies given how useful they are.
I agree 100%. In fact I contemplated only getting one pack of the ladies. Although I have no interest in collecting Scots, despite my maternal heritage, if I didn't buy them my Bloody Miniatures collection would be incomplete and we can't have that. :-[

Perhaps town folk and tradesmen could be offered in an over-priced boutique offshoot; you could call it Bloodworld....  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Captain Blood on September 22, 2022, 06:51:07 PM
lol

Keep those ideas coming boys  ;)

I had thought about a pack of separate hands John, then forgot about it lol

That should be achievable at a modest cost. I’ll chat to Nick about it.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: NurgleHH on September 22, 2022, 07:03:01 PM
Richard, the most wanted thing is: Italian Beekeepers. Believe me, I know it  lol :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Friends of General Haig on September 23, 2022, 09:12:44 AM
Very interesting to hear what sales well, or not, Richard 👍.

Frankly I’m quite flabbergasted that everyone doesn’t just buy the whole release! 8)

For the Scots, I hope there will be some in trews, as well as plaids, if you’re venturing to the highlands.  I understand that men rich enough to o have a mount would have been more likely to wear trews.  I’m sure, for popularity’s sake two handed claymores would sell  :D !  Also love the idea of multi armed highlanders, e.g. bow and musket armed  - the wealthier would have the kitchen sink etc., while the humblies may be just had a dirk or stave.

In other areas, I would love to see a wounded, unmounted, Polish Hussar, but I suspect he will have to be in the pack with the Italian bee-keeper!  ;)

Other more sensible suggestions:

New recruits - more civilian wear, shorter doublets, monmouths, no swords, and open hands for pikes etc. Also good for Cornishmen etc.

The general’s bodyguard (dismounted) - all in fancy cassocks, with carbines, and big feathers in their hats (but no monteros!).

I’m looking forward to what’s ever you do next 👍.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Paul Richardson on September 23, 2022, 09:44:50 AM
My figures have arrived - the dismounted cuirassiers and the village people - and I must say they are truly marvellous sculpts. I'm a bit surprised the dismounted cuirassiers are selling so well, simply because cuirassiers generally are more TYW than ECW, and the ECW is more popular than the TYW with gamers.

One reasonably sensible suggestion from me. If you are planning cavalry, how about some more riders in cassocks and Dutch coats to match the ones already made by Bicorne. I've seen so many photos of those figures in people's armies, they have obviously sold well for Bicorne and I'd have thought your customers might well want a few more to add some variety. I know I would.   
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Yankeepedlar01 on September 23, 2022, 10:14:58 AM
Italian monastic beekeepers would be even better😁
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: v_lazy_dragon on September 23, 2022, 12:40:41 PM
Italian monastic beekeepers would be even better😁
But only if armed with obsolete/old fashioned pole arms ;-)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Codsticker on September 23, 2022, 03:15:48 PM
I have two thoughts on cavalry...

If I had my druthers, all my horses would be in standing, walking or trotting poses; it seems that sometimes sculptors are more likely to get a bit 'creative' when sculpting horses at the gallop.

Also, an idea that may sell. When you do mounted packs, make them mounted versions of some of the dismounted troops you have already done (BM004, BM015, BM021 and BM022) or a release of new dismounted cavalry packs with sisters pack of the mounted versions.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Captain Blood on September 23, 2022, 09:09:42 PM
When you do mounted packs, make them mounted versions of some of the dismounted troops you have already done (BM004, BM015, BM021 and BM022) or a release of new dismounted cavalry packs with sisters pack of the mounted versions.

Thanks Rob :) I had considered that (it's a popular strategy with Old West miniatures).
According to the plan in my head, the likely mounted packs will be similarly themed to some of the foot packs, but won't be exact mounted versions of the same figures. So, for instance there will definitely be a pack of mounted moss troopers in long coats and broad brimmed hats, but they won't be exactly the same characters as the equivalent foot figures. We'll see how it shakes out in practice. As with the foot figures, the real trick is to try to make the mounted characters more, um, situation-specific, rather than merely generic types. (Everybody makes generic rank and file types for the ECW and TYW. I'm going to keep trying to do something slightly different :)) 

My figures have arrived - the dismounted cuirassiers and the village people - and I must say they are truly marvellous sculpts. I'm a bit surprised the dismounted cuirassiers are selling so well, simply because cuirassiers generally are more TYW than ECW, and the ECW is more popular than the TYW with gamers. 

Thanks Paul. I knew the cuirassiers would do well, despite being niche in the extreme. Some subjects just have a glamour / charisma / look about them, and this translates to miniatures. The peasants, alas, are rather the opposite - everyone knows they need some, but nobody really puts a bunch of shabby civvies top of their wargames shopping list  lol


For the Scots, I hope there will be some in trews, as well as plaids, if you’re venturing to the highlands.  I understand that men rich enough to o have a mount would have been more likely to wear trews.  I’m sure, for popularity’s sake two handed claymores would sell  :D !  Also love the idea of multi armed highlanders, e.g. bow and musket armed  - the wealthier would have the kitchen sink etc., while the humblies may be just had a dirk or stave.

....

The general’s bodyguard (dismounted) - all in fancy cassocks, with carbines, and big feathers in their hats (but no monteros!).


Thanks Andy. I do like the sound of the general's bodyguard :)

The Scots, alas, will be very much Covenanter / Montrose Royalist types - so basically ECW / TYW dress and equipment, but with added bonnets, plaid shawls etc. Definitely not highlanders in kilts or trews - sorry.
I can tell you there are some cracking figures amongst them though, so I don't think you'll be too disappointed :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Codsticker on September 23, 2022, 11:16:59 PM
According to the plan in my head, the likely mounted packs will be similarly themed to some of the foot packs, but won't be exact mounted versions of the same figures. So, for instance there will definitely be a pack of mounted moss troopers in long coats and broad brimmed hats, but they won't be exactly the same characters as the equivalent foot figures. We'll see how it shakes out in practice. As with the foot figures, the real trick is to try to make the mounted characters more, um, situation-specific, rather than merely generic types.
That sounds very reasonable; I am already excited to see them (I know they are still a ways off...).
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: Captain Blood on September 26, 2022, 03:51:23 PM
Mid 2023 for the first mounted packs by my reckoning - two more releases of foot figures to come first :)

Meanwhile, to give myself a unit of six unhorsed cuirassiers for use with The Pikeman's Lament, I've done a couple of simple conversions - swapping the right hands of two figures, swapping in a couple of spare heads, and then a tiny amount of Green Stuff to make good the forearm and neck joints, and to add a little plumage...
Oh yes, and a sword from the spare weapons pack into the left hand of the figure in the tri-bar pot.

Amazing how it changes the look of the figure almost completely.
(Helped perhaps, by a paint job on these two of armour 'black from the hammer' - several Fb critics expressing displeasure over my inexcusable 'knights in shining armour' approach to the original four lol)

The chap in the closed helmet does now have two swords, because I didn't fancy the major surgery of hacking off the hilt of the one on his belt, and having to rebuild his sash. But I figure he's just picked up another one on the battlefield :D

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-260922153634-565032063.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-260922153634-565041202.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-260922153634-56502573.jpeg)


Original figures on left and converted figures on right...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-260922153634-565051129.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-260922153634-565062452.jpeg)


The nekkid conversions...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-260922153738.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Codsticker on September 26, 2022, 03:59:32 PM
So effective, very natural.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Atheling on September 26, 2022, 06:28:18 PM
 :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Curassier on September 26, 2022, 09:55:55 PM
Lovely conversions and brushwork. Re: cavalry packs - your initial ideas sound good but I would also like some small command groups eg Cromwell at such and such a battle - maybe the personality, another officer/aide and a trumpeter or banner. That way one could maybe buy two packs - use one as a vignette and then split the figures with the odd conversion to liven up other units. But I am sure whatever you decide we will like !
JM
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Silent Invader on September 27, 2022, 01:40:14 AM
That’s a couple of great extra figures - both the conversions and the blackened armour are very nice  :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.33 - Release 4 now available :)
Post by: WillPhillips on September 27, 2022, 03:22:06 AM
Italian monastic beekeepers would be even better😁

Oooooooooh that's a fun, niche idea.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: rumacara on September 27, 2022, 06:25:16 AM
Lovely conversions and painting, Richard. :-* :-*
The cuirassier with 2 pistols is asking to a head swap and to get a barehead. :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Malamute on September 27, 2022, 08:36:18 AM
Amazeballs, especially the blackened armour ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Friends of General Haig on September 27, 2022, 09:10:22 AM
Great conversions, Richard 👍. The changes do make an extraordinary difference.  I’m also sure the FB ‘outrage’ will be calmed with the blackened armour ;D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: has.been on September 27, 2022, 09:13:54 AM
What about Russeted armour? ???
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Captain Blood on September 27, 2022, 10:06:57 AM
Indeed. And blued armour…

A lot of received, um… orthodoxy, on matters of ECW dress, armour and accoutrements comes from the re-enactment community. They do like their blackened armour, and have a tendency to be quite doctrinaire about what they hold to be the One Truth of how things were - even though nobody can say for sure how things were 100% of the time 400 years ago  ::)

If you look at examples of 1640’s armour in museums, for instance, it comes in all sorts of finishes - much of it in plain polished steel. Not de rigeur black, (nor blue nor russeted!) Of course, given that these pieces are all 400 years old, who’s to say what they looked like when new? But then there are a lot of dubious shibboleths bandied about, by enthusiasts for all periods…  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Codsticker on September 27, 2022, 07:17:27 PM
LAF's Radar's (blog (https://www.keepyourpowderdry.co.uk/)) visits quite a few places where armour is displayed and it seems to me that quite a bit of it is blackened; however, as you say, it may not have been so 400 years ago, it may have been blackened afterwards to preserve it. I do most of my armour blackened now as I quite like the look. For a slightly blueish tinge I basecoat in something shiny like AP's Platemail and then put a layer of GW's Black Templar contrast paint over it.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Wirelizard on October 01, 2022, 07:11:00 PM
Indeed. And blued armour…

A lot of received, um… orthodoxy, on matters of ECW dress, armour and accoutrements comes from the re-enactment community. They do like their blackened armour, and have a tendency to be quite doctrinaire about what they hold to be the One Truth of how things were - even though nobody can say for sure how things were 100% of the time 400 years ago  ::)

If you look at examples of 1640’s armour in museums, for instance, it comes in all sorts of finishes - much of it in plain polished steel. Not de rigeur black, (nor blue nor russeted!) Of course, given that these pieces are all 400 years old, who’s to say what they looked like when new? But then there are a lot of dubious shibboleths bandied about, by enthusiasts for all periods…  :)

I've heard that lot of the polished-up armour is due to the Victorians wanting all their kniggets in shiny armour, and that a lot of that armour still has traces of blacking/russeting/other surface treatments in the joints and overlaps... but that's firmly in the "duelling anecdotes" camp, although it's always fun and often accurate to blame the Victorians for many historical myths...

I've just bought the four pack of Wave 4 and a couple of select packs from 2 or 3, having finally finished my Wave 1 complete set a couple months ago! Looking forward to finally having some ladies to add to our 17th C/gunpowder fantasy skirmish games.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: majorsmith on October 02, 2022, 12:03:02 AM
Brilliant conversions! Love the darker armour too
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Radar on October 02, 2022, 06:45:06 AM
These new lobsters are lovely, but I'm afraid they are much too big - even trying to claim them as 'heroic' 15mm.  ;)

On armour (and thank you for the plug Codsticker) I think there is a contemporary reference to armour preservation in an order, but I can't put my finger on it. Of course I might have dreamt of this reference, so please take with a pinch of salt for the meantime.

I tend to paint blackened armour as I have hit upon paint recipes that I am happy with. I have used Foundry bronze barrel (103A?) for russeted armour which nearly works at 15mm, but I'm not totally happy with. If anyone has a good russet paint recipe please share.

Anecdotally there does seem to be more blackened armour on display in museums and stately homes. With russet probably coming in second. Polished armour on display is strongly suggestive of Victorian reinterpretation - there was a resurgence of interest in the Wars due to the romanticism of Montrose. Victoria was appalled by his underwhelming memorial stone, so his memorial got blinged up, well to do Victorians dressed as cavaliers for fancy dress balls - the Stuart brothers' portrait by Van Dyke being their style guide. There is even evidence of surviving clothing being altered to fit this romantic flouncy cavalier image.

There is one Lancashire armoury display that has been polished within an inch of its life so that it looked knightly (as Wirelizard mentions).

I think I'm correct in saying that the Littlecote armoury has its original finish, but don't have my copy of the RA catalogue to hand to confirm or deny.

Applying Occam's Razor I would imagine that only the great and good would turn up in polished armour due to the labour intensive need to keep polishing. But then looking at contemporaneous portraiture the great and good are mostly shown wearing blackened armour. Of course there are oddities such as the RA's lion armour that crops up in a few portraits - was this just portrait armour rather than fighting PPE?

Of course, thanks to the very many gaps in our knowledge about what actually happened during the ECW/BCw/Wot3K we can do whatever we want paintwise. I field some Covenanter cuirassiers based upon a 'possibly equipped as cuirassiers' reference

Now, where did I see that reference? And the one about Irishmen in Dublin wearing coloured scarves?
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: has.been on October 02, 2022, 06:36:27 PM
Quote
If anyone has a good russet paint recipe please share.

I do hesitate to mention it, but while I was still in the SK one of our
Pike Block got a lovely russet finish on his 'Tin' (Helmet, Breast & Back plate)
by regularly pissing on it followed by hours of buffing.
Tip, take the armour off BEFORE pissing begins. lol lol lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Radar on October 02, 2022, 08:02:30 PM
I do hesitate to mention it, but while I was still in the SK one of our
Pike Block got a lovely russet finish on his 'Tin' (Helmet, Breast & Back plate)
by regularly pissing on it followed by hours of buffing.
Tip, take the armour off BEFORE pissing begins. lol lol lol

And I set myself up for that didn't I?  ;D I believe that that method is the 'correct' way to create russeted armour.
 

I'll ask the question again and insert the word 'paint' before 'recipe'  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Codsticker on October 02, 2022, 10:14:42 PM
I'm not peeing on my minis. :-[
 :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Wirelizard on October 02, 2022, 10:16:54 PM
I'll ask the question again and insert the word 'paint' before 'recipe'  :D

The only photo I have is utter crap, but I got a good russetted look on some currassier a couple years ago with silver paint as a base, red ink over, then Nuln Oil dark wash over that to tone the red down.

http://www.warbard.ca/2018/01/18/colourful-cavalry-part-two/

http://www.warbard.ca/2018/01/09/colourful-cavalry-armour-as-well-as-horses/

I'll get those currassier out at some point and try to get a non-crap photo of them, they turned out great and deserve a better photo!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Codsticker on October 02, 2022, 11:35:53 PM
That does look good. I am going to do a little experiment this evening with some contrast paint over Army Painter platemail.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Radar on October 03, 2022, 07:27:42 AM
Thanks for your recipe Wirelizard. Good to have a train of thought confirmed, as Codsticker says some experimentation may ensue.

Agree that some things are very difficult to photograph, my bronze barrel russet armour wearers look better in real life than on the screen. A good brown wash might do the job, but also a red wash might help before the brown.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Radar on October 11, 2022, 02:30:39 PM
Now, where did I see that reference?

"All this armour is to be russet, sanguine, or blacke colour, than white or milled, for it will keep the longer from rust"
Markham,  The Souldiers Accidence (1625)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: bigredbat on October 11, 2022, 04:55:28 PM
I was looking at blackened armour in the Musee d'armee in Paris at the weekend- they had some reiter armour that was a blackish/brown colour.  The sort of colour you'd get with multiple peat washes over a dark metallic base, I thought.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Codsticker on October 12, 2022, 12:03:55 AM
I'm curious about what "sanguine" armour would look like. ???
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: has.been on October 12, 2022, 05:30:30 AM
Quote
I'm curious about what "sanguine" armour would look like. ???

Bloody good!  lol lol lol
(Sanguine = Blood red)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.35 - cuirassier conversions painted
Post by: Captain Blood on October 12, 2022, 08:26:39 AM
Interesting stuff. Thanks for the contributions. (I still like shiny armour though  ;) :D)

Meanwhile, ahead of Bloody Release 5 (the Scots), I've converted a couple more Scots...
The standard bearer is one of the villagers from 'The Village People' pack, with a Scottish head from the spare heads pack. Hand-painted flag on tomato puree tube foil.
The hairy auld retainer is another head swap onto one of 'The Squire's Men', with a Green Stuff bonnet and beard.
The laird, already shown further up this thread, is from the 'The Militant Tendency' pack, with a pistol hand swapped onto his left arm, and a Green Stuff bonnet added.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-121022081624-56633930.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-121022081624-5663484.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-121022081624-566351825.jpeg)

Release Five - 16 braw and bonny ECW/TYW era Scots - will be in the webstore by mid-November (perfect timing for Christmas!) Next week I'll be previewing the four packs of figures in this upcoming release. (Mr. Collier has done a great job with them - I'm beginning to think I might sell a few packs of them after all  ;))
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: Malamute on October 12, 2022, 08:30:44 AM
Impressive conversions. Just goes to show what you do with these very versatile figures. :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: Silent Invader on October 12, 2022, 09:43:29 AM
Impressive conversions. Just goes to show what you do with these very versatile figures. :)

Yes they are great conversions.

Converting great figures (rather than poor figures) is a lot more fun and a lot more rewarding. Bring on the cavalry!!!!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: Bloggard on October 12, 2022, 10:44:26 AM
Beautiful work.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: BaronVonJ on October 12, 2022, 03:09:36 PM
Love these fellows.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: majorsmith on October 13, 2022, 05:31:23 AM
Absolutely fantastic!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: levied troop on October 13, 2022, 06:12:55 AM
Nice job on those, I must overcome my fear of conversions - that standard bearer might be a good place to start.

Note to family: And that’s my Christmas present sorted then :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: OSHIROmodels on October 13, 2022, 07:43:23 AM
Beauts  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: Wirelizard on October 26, 2022, 03:54:05 AM
My latest Bloody order showed up this afternoon and I snapped some picks of the raw pewter figures with zero cleanup, just yanked out of the box and dumped onto my cutting mat.

I got all of Wave 4 (ladies, dragoons, currassier, and villagers) and a couple of packs from earlier releases (looters and sentries).

Photos and such here: http://www.warbard.ca/2022/10/25/your-bloody-miniatures-have-arrived/
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - More Scots conversions
Post by: Captain Blood on October 29, 2022, 01:36:54 PM

I got all of Wave 4 (ladies, dragoons, currassier, and villagers) and a couple of packs from earlier releases (looters and sentries).

Photos and such here: http://www.warbard.ca/2022/10/25/your-bloody-miniatures-have-arrived/

Great stuff. Thanks Brian :)

Here are the pics of Release 5, the Scots, which I am now busily painting!

I hope you'll agree Mr. Collier's done another spanking job on these Caledonian characters 8)

These will be available by mid/late November.

'The Lowland Shotte' - Four braw Scots laddies, ready and waiting wi’ their trusty auld muskets.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-291022132607-567231797.jpeg)


'The Border Staves' - a tough crew of Caledonian diehards, hands open and ready to accept a fearsome selection of distinctive Scottish polearms including two varieties of Lochaber axe, Jedburgh stave, and long halberd. The weapons come on a separate sprue and any of the four polearms will fit into the hands of any of the four figures.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-291022132607-567221142.jpeg)


'The Bonny Light Horsemen' - a raffish troop of dismounted Scottish riders with pistols, swords and carbines - borderers perhaps, ready to raid, burn and pillage, or on a hot trod.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-291022132606-56721671.jpeg)

'Cocks o’ the North' - a group of colourful C17th Scottish characters… Scheming Wullie, wi’ his cape and big moustache; The Black Douglas, a well-travelled mercenary captain back from the wars in High Germany; the Laird McGuffin, doon frae the hills and braes in his cap and feathers; and ‘Pished Rab’, a celebrated bon viveur needing nae introduction.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-291022132606-567182267.jpeg)

The Scots played a significant role in the Civil Wars, with the Presbyterian Covenanters fighting in England for Parliament against the King, and later for the King against Parliament. The Scots also fought each other - Covenanters against the Montrose Royalists (supporters of Charles I in Scotland). And Scottish mercenary troops served widely on the continent in the Thirty Years War in Europe. Also eminently suitable for use as late period border reivers, and (just about) for the 1689 Jacobite Rebellion - Killiecrankie and so on. The 1715 rising would probably be pushing it, but each to their own :)

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: Silent Invader on October 29, 2022, 01:39:12 PM
Another characterful and beautifully rugged release.  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: AKULA on October 29, 2022, 03:57:40 PM
Another characterful and beautifully rugged release.  8)

This.  8)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: levied troop on October 30, 2022, 07:07:52 AM
Doon yer tea lads, looks like you'll be getting painted at last!
(https://i.postimg.cc/MpjcWPxq/IMG-2869.png) (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: Elk101 on October 30, 2022, 09:03:14 AM
They're brilliant! Quite possibly THE best available.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: Atheling on October 30, 2022, 01:29:59 PM
These are simply superb sculpts Richard- as is the rest of the BM range.

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: Armstrong47 on October 30, 2022, 03:00:42 PM
Brilliant additions to a superb range
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: Captain Blood on October 30, 2022, 08:35:17 PM
Thanks chaps  :)

Doon yer tea lads, looks like you'll be getting painted at last!

lol
Well done John. Cometh the hour, cometh the man with paintbrushes ;)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: bigredbat on October 31, 2022, 12:34:04 PM
I must say I have a box of unpainted Scots in my loft, and some super character minis might hopefully get me to dust them off!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: Armstrong47 on October 31, 2022, 06:34:40 PM
Absolutely cracking figures,I can't wait to get my hands on the Scots.
Hopefully there might be some Highlanders and Irish amongst future releases...fingers and toes crossed.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: DivisMal on October 31, 2022, 08:00:36 PM
Gosh! Those Scots are lovely! The range is just too good to resist…I need to find time to finish painting the ones I have to justify buying more!  o_o lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.37 - Release 5: The Scots
Post by: Captain Blood on November 11, 2022, 01:48:22 PM
Gosh! Those Scots are lovely! The range is just too good to resist…I need to find time to finish painting the ones I have to justify buying more!  o_o lol

lol Thank you Florian. Always room on the shelf for a few more... ;)


Here they are painted... These will be in the Bloody web store next week :)


(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-111122134458-568492156.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-111122134458-568561302.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-111122134458-568571094.jpeg)


And a little scenic shot...  :)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-111122134458-56859513.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Silent Invader on November 11, 2022, 02:03:00 PM
Och aye  :D
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: brunei35 on November 11, 2022, 02:20:06 PM
Cracking models and painting
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: has.been on November 11, 2022, 03:31:26 PM
Excellent work.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Elk101 on November 11, 2022, 09:33:51 PM
They look superb!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Arthur on November 11, 2022, 11:27:38 PM
That is a colourful bunch of eye-catching Scottish lads...
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: levied troop on November 12, 2022, 07:40:19 AM
Gorgeous work :-*
And the timing is perfect as I’m ‘finishing’ the Royalist and Parliamentary foot this weekend lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: RedRowan on November 12, 2022, 08:50:10 AM
They look amazing.

Steve
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Armstrong47 on November 12, 2022, 10:01:07 AM
Outstanding
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Malamute on November 12, 2022, 11:19:03 AM
Och aye  :D

The Noooh!

Love the group shot :-*
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Mindenbrush on November 12, 2022, 01:47:15 PM
Exceptional 👍
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Captain Blood on November 12, 2022, 05:53:04 PM
Thanks lads  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Paul Richardson on November 12, 2022, 06:16:59 PM
Your tartans are just brilliant. Amazingly good.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.38 - Release 5: The Scots PAINTED
Post by: Captain Blood on November 18, 2022, 05:19:27 PM
Thank you Paul.

I have some new eyeballs on order  ;)

The Bloody Scots are now available in the webstore, should anyone be interested.

https://www.bloodyminiatures.co.uk/shop

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-111122134458-56859513.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/56/577-111122134458-568582314.jpeg)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: bigredbat on November 21, 2022, 12:01:03 PM
Duly received- very pleased with mine! Amusing packaging, too.  :-)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: THE CID on November 21, 2022, 01:13:40 PM
Received the Jocks today, nice touch with the tartan tissue. Bring on the Highlander’s Richard, you know it makes sense.
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Silent Invader on November 21, 2022, 02:28:59 PM
Mine have arrived and I have one word ….

Braw
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Captain Blood on November 21, 2022, 04:33:13 PM
Thanks gents  :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Digits on November 26, 2022, 10:18:52 AM
Yup, just ordered a few new packs and the minis I’ve received are amazing indeed.

I’m intrigued as to what future releases you have up your sleeve Richard?

Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Captain Blood on November 26, 2022, 11:37:07 AM
Thanks David :)

Aiming to get an update out over this weekend. All will be revealed! lol
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Marine0846 on November 26, 2022, 04:57:38 PM
Just ordered the Scots.
I love the figures. :-*
Oh! at this time of the year
 when to find the time to paint them.
Thanks for more great figures.
And Happy Holidays. :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Captain Blood on November 26, 2022, 08:42:16 PM
Thanks Randy. I shall get them shipped off to you first thing on Monday :)
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Digits on November 27, 2022, 01:01:53 AM
Just received the plans for the next four packs……and I think you have mind reading skills sir!

The witch finder is just what I’m after, as indeed the pikemen in close melee….can’t wait!
Title: Re: [Commercial] Introducing Bloody Miniatures P.39 - Release 5: Scots now available
Post by: Friends of General Haig on November 27, 2022, 02:48:10 PM
Yep, Release 6 sounds brilliant 👍.  Lots of uses for the Witchfinder pack.