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"Now Maitland, now's your time!"

Posted by Harry Faversham on 30 Nov 2021, 11:16

Here's a 'Paul Cubbins 100% Original' leading His Majesty's Foot Guards to glory, with a bit of an egg on from His Grace!

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Posted by Minuteman on 30 Nov 2021, 11:45

Great stuff! The Airfix Waterloo British Infantry set remains one of my favourite-ever Airfix sets, and they still grace the ranks of my 1815 army. They look very good here Harry! :yeah:

"Now Maitland, now's your time..." as depicted in the film 'Waterloo' is one of those scenes that I wish they were able to shout "Cut" on, and re-take, with some good advice from the friendly on-set military/historical advisor. Could have been a superb few seconds of cinema, showing a British two-rank volley on 'full power' followed up with a cheer and a bayonet charge. But no, instead widely spaced ranks firing almost 'Zulu Wars' style.....mnnn??
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Posted by Susofrick on 30 Nov 2021, 11:47

Oh, the old Airfix-set! Last one I bought in the 70s and very fond memories of them! Very nice to see!
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 01 Dec 2021, 20:15

Nice to see the classic Airfix Waterloo British Infantry (dating from 1972) so well painted. And Maitland figure is specially pretty. :love:

Fantastic job, Harry Faversham. :yeah:

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 01 Dec 2021, 21:55

I am helpless before the power of a well-painted dapple grey, and this is certainly a prime example. Exceptional job! Have you ever considered doing some duels?
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 04 Dec 2021, 01:52

Bluefalchion wrote:I am helpless before the power of a well-painted dapple grey, and this is certainly a prime example. Exceptional job! Have you ever considered doing some duels?


No, because I didn't paint Sir Peregrine.
One of the UK's top figure painters, Mr. Paul Cubbins, did him me as a favour...
my standard of painting is the scruffy shower stood behind the General!

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 10 Dec 2021, 00:46

Harry Faversham wrote:
No, because I didn't paint Sir Peregrine.
One of the UK's top figure painters, Mr. Paul Cubbins, did him me as a favour...
my standard of painting is the scruffy shower stood behind the General!

:oops:


Is that so? Then I challenge you to meet on the field of honor!
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Posted by Peter on 10 Dec 2021, 12:08

Bluefalchion wrote:
Is that so? Then I challenge you to meet on the field of honor!

Oh nice, another duel! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 10 Dec 2021, 12:24

Bluefalchion wrote:
Is that so? Then I challenge you to meet on the field of honor!


What do we have to do, how's it work!!!???
And it's honour actually, using the proper Queen's English, old bean!

:P
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Posted by Minuteman on 10 Dec 2021, 13:53

Harry Faversham wrote:
What do we have to do, how's it work!!!???
And it's honour actually, using the proper Queen's English, old bean!

:P


If it is to be a duel between gentlemen, then I assume pistols at 20 long paces.

Now, with a wargames ground scale of, say, 1cm = 10 yards (paces) that suggests the Honourable Maitland and his challenger, Count von Bluefalchion, at approximately 2cm apart on the table-top.

I can image the red splats already!! :-D
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Posted by Minuteman on 10 Dec 2021, 13:58

Oh, and how's it to work? I suggest simple dice rolls for each dueller. A 1 or 2 is a miss. A 3 or 4 is a hit and a slight wound. A 5 is a serious wound. And a 6 is an immediate mortal wound (with the casualty dying in the arms of his second on the duelling field).

If the first round results in a miss (roll or 1 or 2) on both sides, then the opponents may elect to shoot again; or shake hands and head for the nearest Public House or Tavern to make amends.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 10 Dec 2021, 15:57

There is a memorable pistol duel in the film Barry Lynden. But I won't spoil the ending for any of you who haven't seen it. Actually there are two!

But I had in mind a painting duel, just like the one running now:

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 10 Dec 2021, 17:49

So, my dear Blue Tit I accept your challenge!
You do all the hard work, naming the contestants we have to create, and the time-span in which we need to do it...
and I shall concentrate my prodigious talent in painting said Toy Sowjer!

:P
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