Friday, March 1, 2013

More Thirty Years War

Here's a few more Dollar Store Thirty Years War guys and some from the Russian maker Mars.

It's somewhat unfortunate that makers often focus on famous units, even if their actual number was very small.
Wikipedia mentions that the famous French Musketeers were a small unit of some 150 men at this time.
Anyway, I have 2 units of men on foot painted up and 3 mounted. The Mars set doesn't have mounted troops, so I just did a conversion with Giant horses. I also made a Conde like figure from an Australian.
My penchant for big flags, these made out of hobby wooden squares, continues apace.
On the good news front, Mars has made a fine artillery set, three per box with crew and 6 mounted figures (2 poses), as well as others from this period to come. I hear tell that some of Cardinal Richelieu's guards are on their way.  D'artagnon, ou etes-vous?

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