Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Casualties of War : ECW, Part 1

Before my Old Glory Army Card expired last year, among my purchases were 2 sets of  English Civil War casualty figures for use with For King and Parliament. 


The first group, covered in this post, are from the Old Glory English Civil War  "Falling Wounded" set, 15 figures in all,. 


\I have to say that it seems to me that I have been very slowly painting this batch of figures for a very long time! 


Doubtless the fact that no two figures are painted in the same combinations of colors contributed to that feeling. \


There are also at least 5 different poses of "Falling Wounded", each with variations of equipment and dress


I had toyed with idea of making some "2 hit" markers, with 2 figures on one bases, and ultimately decided that would be more hindrance than benefit.  


Perhaps I will use these figures for Generals and other leaders who have been hit but not killed outright.


Although the weather has been cool here in Southern New England, our pool is open, and the dogs are appreciative. Annie and her two daughters, Brooke and Maddie, are all jumping in, after just a couple of sessions. 

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  1. Dog gone it, it must be summer, the pool is open.

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    1. A bit cool for the non furry swimmers, but we have been in too!

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  2. Nice casualties and very nice pool!

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    1. Thanks. The pool was the one luxury we wanted when we bought our house more than 30 years ago. I could care less what kind of car I drive or what clothes I wear. Much less expensive to buy a house with one already in than to put one in de novo. We have replaced the vinyl liner twice so far, which is pretty typical.

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  3. Lovely figures and a great looking pool. Sadly I've only got a septic tank to swim in. Lol.

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    1. TJBM, you are hilarious! I still laugh when thinking of your plumbing escapade.

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    2. Me too, although it is followed by guilt over the reality what had ton be about as far from funny at the time as is conceivable!

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  4. Beautiful and colorful figures...and lovely dives!

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    1. Thanks! They are going for a "10" in Dock Diving! :-)

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  5. Great looking casualties!(on my to do list!) The dogs look like they're enjoying themselves no end!
    Best Iain

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  6. A nicely done group of casualties Peter. There is nothing like an assortment of different colours on a small batch of figures to slow down the production line, but the end result looks great.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence! Actually, it was a big batch - there are 30 more to come!

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  7. Great casualty figures; love the dynamic poses!

    Also , great to see the dogs having so much fun 😀

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  8. Nice casualty figures. I find they are a great way to soak up excess paint as I work through various units.

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    1. Hah, a painting strategy after my own. That is part of why they have taken so long to complete, LOL!

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