Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The Free Fobbing Yeomen

   On the whole, I use hobby based Facebook groups (like the blogs I follow) to keep me inspired and make sure my hobby motivation never runs out, sometimes, however, it gets expensive as links or ideas are posted that I just know I can't resist, this post is about one such link. The VBCW Facebook group posted a link a couple of weeks back about a sale on WW1 cavalry at North Star, so I followed the link planning to talk myself out of it and instead bought 3 packs.
   I knew I wanted to paint them up as a militia group of some sort and not a proper military unit, but it took a week of them sitting on my desk for me to get a colour scheme in my head. In he end I settled for a mix of the current military uniform (as I have painted the rest of my military) and more formal trousers.
   Mr Wilcox, a man of modest fortune and distantly related to nobility, saw it as his civil duty as an Englishman to raise a militia, but associating with the working class just would not do for someone of his rank. So he raised the Free Fobbing Yeomen at his own expense, formed, exclusively of those with degrees from reputable universities.



Thanks to Neil for the 'how to paint horses' guide and thanks for reading.

6 comments:

  1. Splendid work Mike and I do like hose pill bases - not sure I'm up to re-basing my Light Brigade just yet though!

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    1. Thanks Michael. Rebasing is a soul destroying job at times, totally get why you are putting it off.

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  2. TThey are excellent looking I must admit. Great paintjob on them all as well.

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    1. Thanks Simon. I am pretty pleased with them.

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