Dixon Miniatures 25mm Marlburian Infantry

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  1. Owen

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  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    You have to be more careful, Grenadiers form on the right of the line!
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    see quote.
    PS. I know British units back then formed up in 3 ranks, the 2 ranks shown are for photographic purposes only.


    Where I have placed them in 3 ranks they are on the Right.
    ;)

    When a British battalion was lined up in actions , grenadiers would be places on both flanks & angle inwards towards the centre at roughly 45 degrees to fire so it says in Chandler "Art of warfare in the age of Marlborough."

    yes I know you were only making a light hearted joke but I thought I'd just point that out too.
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    If you say so, I wasn't aware of that formation. It worked at Crécy :D

    I tried to find out a few regiments of your era based on the Colonies, but it looks like if I want to find anything of worth I have to sift through my collection of Military Modelling, and as I never did an index for those I'm lost, it would be worse than following Scott to the South Pole!

    But in any case you can always call their commander the Duke of Cumberland :)
     
  5. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Really getting back into modelling then Owen. Nicely painted.
     
  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    If you say so, I wasn't aware of that formation.

    Here ya go...from the book you recommended to me.
    ;)
     

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  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Yeah, but the last time I saw that was some 30 years ago at the British Council library :)

    On a Duffy's book about the Prussian Army (this one I read more recently!) he also speaks about this "pelotonfeuer" but on a later context. He says that sounded fine on the shooting ground but on the battlefield it soon degenerated into "fireatwill" drill! But the British army always carried the fame for superb fire discipline so I believe it would take a lot longer to dissolve.
     
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Lovely figures mate - you've really done them proud.
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Thought I'd show the 6 Pdr I bought at 'Salute' to go with the Infantry .
    I know the blue facings look a tad purple, trick of the light.
    The Gunners in Marlborough's day wore redcoats, it want until the Royal Artillery was formed that Gunners wore blue coats.

    ( I know this has nothing to do with WW2 but I know a few members like other periods of history & some also like to chat about wargaming & modelling, so there) :p
     

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  10. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    i like it Owen could you give us a wider picture i would like to see the scenery.
     
  11. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    ( I know this has nothing to do with WW2 but I know a few members like other periods of history & some also like to chat about wargaming & modelling, so there) :p

    A fine thought, young man :lol:
     
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    i like it Owen could you give us a wider picture i would like to see the scenery.

    No it's the lads model railway , something they didnt have in Duke of Marlborough's day.
    There are pics on the 'get your kits out' thread.
    edit: no there isnt, they were on my photobucket account which I deleted.
     
  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    No it's the lads model railway , something they didnt have in Duke of Marlborough's day.
    There are pics on the 'get your kits out' thread.

    Probably not
     

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