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Author Topic: Irish contingent joins the Barryat of Lyndonia’s army  (Read 306 times)

Offline Arteis

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Irish contingent joins the Barryat of Lyndonia’s army
« on: February 22, 2021, 07:55:22 AM »
Meet the Regiment di Balibari, the latest foreign unit to join the forces of my 18th century ‘imagi-nation’, the Barryat of Lyndonia.

Back when I was a schoolboy, one of the first wargaming books I ever read was ‘Charge! Or How to Play Wargames’ by Brigadier Peter Young and Lieutenant-Colonel J Lawford.

I still vividly remember being entranced by the picture on the back cover showing a close-up view of a line of red-coated soldiers. Behind them stood an elegant officer carrying what appeared to my untutored eye to be a green Union Jack. To one side waited a drummer, resplendent in his green and gold coat.

Ever since, this little group has represented to me the ultimate in 18th century sartorial military fashion. It is only a wonder that it has taken me nigh on half a century to finally replicate these childhood heroes in miniature!

More info and pics on my blog here: https://arteis.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/irish-contingent-joins-the-barryat-of-lyndonias-army/









More info and pics on my blog here: https://arteis.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/irish-contingent-joins-the-barryat-of-lyndonias-army/
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Roly Hermans
Paraparaumu, New Zealand

Offline jambo1

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Re: Irish contingent joins the Barryat of Lyndonia’s army
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 05:46:24 PM »
They are lovely, really superb. Crann Tara miniatures really are top notch, the charging French figures you have used are real beauties. Superb addition to your army. :)

Offline has.been

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Re: Irish contingent joins the Barryat of Lyndonia’s army
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 06:43:13 PM »
Very nice.

Offline skirmisher

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Re: Irish contingent joins the Barryat of Lyndonia’s army
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 08:06:11 PM »
Thats a very nice homage to that early source of inspiration.

Offline bluewillow

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Re: Irish contingent joins the Barryat of Lyndonia’s army
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 08:49:39 AM »
Fantastic, love them

Cheers
Matt
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Offline custosarmorum

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Re: Irish contingent joins the Barryat of Lyndonia’s army
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2021, 11:15:49 PM »
What a great post and quite inspirational!  I started my wargaming journey with Young and Lawford's Charge! in 1971 when I was 13 using Airfix figures and drooled over the lovely figures on the covers (and the b&w pics throughout the book).

What a great project to recreate the Irish unit on the cover!  And the Crann Tara and Minden figures you use are lovely as is your brushwork!

 

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