18th Century combat

18th Century combat

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

WSS figures - please contact me

If you are interested in any of the remaining WSS units in my collection please contact me for an updated list. Some of the units listed below have been sold. Thank you.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

What is still available from my WSS collection

Below is a listing of what I still have available if you wish to purchase any units from my WSS collection. As before the (c ) means cloth flags, (p) means paper, and (gmb) means a GMB flag -


French: Tourville (p) $192, Lorraine (c) $240, Picardie (2 units of 24 – c $240 ea), La Reine (2 units of 24 – 1 GMB, 1 c $192, $240), Sourches (p) $192, La Marine (2 units of 24 – 1 p, 1 c $192, $240), Pfyffer (c) $240, Orleans (gmb) $192, Le Roi (c) $240

Danes: Prince George (c) ) $228

Brits: Churchill's "The Buffs" (hand painted, as seen on the Front Rank web site) $215

Dutch: Pallandt – (Dixon figures, paper flag) $192

Cavalry (all French) –

1st & 2nd Mousquetairs de la Garde (c) $260 ea, Masionthieurs (c) $215, Le Roi (gmb) $192, Cuirassiers du Roi (c) $215

2 bases of 4 artillery figures plus one heavy gun

4 Brigadiers in blue coats on 50mm round bases

1 C-in-C base, 3 figures plus one large flag on 100mm round base

Please contact me at 18th_century_guy@comcast.net or leave a comment here.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Selling my WSS collection

I am selling off my WSS collection of mainly Front Rank WSS figures. I have 19 French infantry at 24 figures each and 23 French cavalry at 12 figures each. I also have a Danish foot, British foot and horse, Dutch foot, and Bavarian foot and horse, all at the same mounting level. I also have 2 C-in-C bases plus 6 Brigadiers in blue coats. I'm not supplying photos of every unit, that would be too much but I am showing you a few of each and if you want to see a specific unit then I can supply that to you. Most all of the horse was done using oils so the colors are quite rich & deep.

Almost all of my units have oversized cloth flags from The Flag Dude and they look amazing. A couple units have GMB flags and a couple have paper I did up from Warflags.

Most all figures will cost $8USD apiece and a cavalry figure is made up of 2, the rider and the horse (the Garde costs more). I'm also charging for the flags as they cost $12USD apiece. So a typical foot unit with 4 cloth flags will cost $240.USD. I cannot offer 'volume discounts' as I did not paint these in volume. Shipping costs, if any, will depend on the number of units purchased.

You may leave me a comment or send an email to 18th_century_guy AT Comcast DOT net 18th_century_guy@comcast.net

Below is a listing of the regiments. A (c) means cloth flag from The Flag Dude, (GMB) means from GMB, and (p) means paper from WarFlag.

French Infantry

Tourville (p), Royal Italien (c ), Lorraine (c ), Cologne Ft. Gd (c ), Picardie (2 units of 24 – c),La Reine (2 units of 24 – 1 GMB, 1 c), Sourches (p), Pfyffer (c ), La Marine (2 units of 24 – 1 p, 1 c), Peri Corse (c ), Bouffler (c ), Garde Francaise (c ), Bourbon (c ), Orleans (gmb), Le Roi (c ), Sceve (c ), Kurprinz (Bavarian – no flags)

Danes Prince George (c )

Brits Churchill's "The Buffs" (hand painted, as seen on the Front Rank web site)

Dutch Pallandt – (Dixon figures, paper flag)


1st & 2nd Mousquetairs de la Garde (c ) Gendarmes de la Garde (c ), Chevau-Legers de la Garde (c ), Nugent (c ), Duc de Sully (GMB), La Reine (c ), Lorraine (p), Colonel General (c ), Cosse-Brissac (c ), La Ferronnays (c ), Villeroi (c ), Masionthieurs (c ), Ligondez (c ), du Maine (c ), La Baume (c ), Rouvray (c ), Anlezy (c ), Le Roi (GMB), Royal des Carabiniers (two 12 figure 'brigades, c ), Cuirassiers du Roi (c )

Bavarian Weickel Cuirassier (c )

British Guard Horse (c )

Thursday, April 11, 2013

More 1806 Prussians and WSS Bavarians

I've kept myself busy in between looking for a new job by continuing with my 1806 Prussian project. I'm working on the second line regiment in a brigade. My overall plan (really hope) is to paint up an 1806 Prussian division and then I could match it against a division from one of the Corps from the French. I know I'd need to have a few 'extras' on both sides to make it an interesting game but I think it would be fun. My plan is to use 'Republic to Empire' as the rule set to game with and I think it offers some really interesting possiblities for a close, tight game. Anyway on to the photos of the Prussians. This is the first battalion of I.R. 33 and the fantastic flags are those made by Adolfo Ramos.

Next are the WSS (War of Spanish Succession) Bavarians. I've had them sitting around for quite a while all primed and ready to go but I just felt that I didn't know what colors to use to get the sky blue (or whatever you want to call it) for the Bavarians. After painting up the 1806 Saxon Hussars I felt I'd finally found the right colors to use. I've not fully finished the unit as I'm waiting for flags. Adolfo doesn't make WSS flags for the Bavarians so I'll probably turn to The Flag Dude. Unfortunately since I'm unemployed I'll have to wait a few weeks for some additional funds to become available before I can order them. I'll order them using the 'cloth' paper he has which I think give the flags a really nice realistic look. So since the flags are not on the unit yet I've not mounted the standard bearers nor done the finishing work on the bases but at least you'll get a look at my interpretation of WSS Bavarians.

As always, thanks for stopping by and all comments are welcome.....

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New 'Adolfo Ramos' flags - STUNNING

I ordered some Adolfo Ramos Prussian cavalry flags for my 1806 project and they just arrived. I am not disappointed at all in the quality, as my title says they are stunning. I ordered the 30mm 'complete' option for two reasons, I like oversized flags and I wanted a fully ready-to-mount flag. These are as close as you can get to GMB quality and you don't have to put them on the pole, he does it for you. The complete option also means that Adolfo will touch up the edges of the flags as well so you do not see the backside of the flags showing through. They are well worth the price so I highly recommend Adolfo Ramos flags and I hope he continues to expand his coverage within the eras he is currently providing. Now, on to the pics -

Thursday, March 14, 2013

1806 Prussian Hussars

Given that I've have some spare time on my hands I decided to keep going with the painting of Prussian cavalry. This time I painted up HR#1 - Gettkandt, which saw quite a bit of action in 1806. I've still got a couple of touchups to do but the other 98% of painting is done.

Not sure which unit I should do next. I've Bosniaken/Towarczys primed up along with 8 to 10 Cuiriassier squadrons and to top that off I've got the 2nd regiment of infantry primed so I can work on my completing my first infantry brigade. Oh, I almost forgot about some artillerists as well. :) I've got a lot to choose from so I'm sure I'll stay busy inbetween the job searching.

As always, thanks for stopping by and all comments are welcome.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Some photos of 1806 Prussian Cavalry

I've had a lot of time to paint lately due to being laid off from my job of 33+ years. I'm actively seeking work but in the meantime I have the opportunity to paint figures for my 1806 project. I decided to paint up some of the cav figures I have just to see how they'd turn out. I think they came out ok. I know that Elite Miniatures may not be everyone's favorite but they do paint up nicely. I also painted up a squadron of the Saxon hussars which I've always wanted to do. I think they look really cool in their white and light blue. The fun part is that since I'm painting these units up based on the "Republic to Empire" rule set the Saxon hussars have only 6 figures per squadron. I was able to paint the entire squadron and mount it up in one day! That felt really good.

Anyway, on to the photos. One other thing is that I took some new pictures of the Prussian infantry I've already painted up in the hope that the photos turned out better.