Thursday, 26 February 2015

Fortune Smiles !.


Sometimes you just get lucky ! - I noticed that there were some painted 42mm Prince August SYW-ish figures on EBay , I tend not to pursue painted figures on auction sites as they can go for silly money and you sometimes cannot tell from the photos how well they are painted anyway . However nobody seemed to be interested in them and placing one bid at 50p greater than the asking price - much to my surprise I won them at about 50p a figure !.


They arrived very promptly this morning and having taken the dog for a walk I opened them and was overwhelmed by the quality of the painting - somebody has taken great pains with these . The are Bavarian troops from the regiments 'Kurprinz' and 'Minucci' ( I think ?) I was originally going to repaint the facing colours to form one regiment , but the painting is so good that it would be sacrilege touching them . So I will be forming them into a single 'Battalion De Marche' my SYW armies being rather lax on true history and more SYW-ish.


Somebody has used a fine graphic pen to out line the colours and the standard of painting is far higher than mine - beautiful ! . They will need re-basing to match my other figures , the odd touch up and a high gloss varnish . When you purchase figures like this I always wonder about their history and who painted them and hope I can do them justice on the gaming table . I will show more photos when they get re-based 



15 comments:

  1. What a bargain and splendid figures too!

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  2. A very fine acquisition. They will add some additional color to the Franco-Austiran army. The pose may have worked against them on ebay. You don't see a wargame brigade with grounded muskets very often.

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    1. I'll admit not the most popular pose . Tony

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  3. Well done..... a great purchase. I look forward to seeing them with your other troops.

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    1. Having to order some more bases for them , having found I've run out of that size , Tony

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    2. Hi Tony

      you may be interested in these...mislisted as ECW

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEAD-SOLDIERS-3X-CANNON-ENGLISH-CIVIL-WAR-SEMI-FLAT-970gms-u-k-auction-only-/221701858024?ssPageName=ADME:SS:SS:GB:1120

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    3. Thanks for the tip - will keep an eye on them , Tony

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  4. Great luck and extremely nice figures!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Every now and again you hit the gold ! , Tony

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  5. Ooh, nice Bavarians ! eBay can be frustrating when the red mist of bidding frenzy descends upon your competitors, but in this case you did very well indeed. Congratulations on your find.

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  6. What a great buy - a nice addition to your armies

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  7. The colors are from the French regiments La Marck and Royal Baviere. The uniform with the yellow distinctives is La Marck 1760-61, with the white ones Royal Baviere 1762/67.

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    1. Thanks for the info - was wondering about the Fleur D Lys on one of the flags , Tony

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