Sunday, August 19, 2018

Charlie Foxtrot Models - Tidewater House - Part 2.


Nothing spurs you on to complete a micro-project like committing to put the next game on at the club. Having constructed Tidewater House a weeks ago I have finally finished the plantation house for the Haitian campaign of any of the occasional battles in the ACW or AWI that the club runs.


I opted for the a slightly off white colour with white facings to give it thta classic colonial feel,
I have decided not to base. Originally I thought about putting it on an MDF base surrounded by lawn's and cultivated shrubs but this might reduce it's use in perhaps more urban tables.



Now let's see if Gareth Chasse can defend the Plantation Oiseaux Moelleux?


Meanwhile news from Trent Miniatures several new items have appeared in the Haiti collection, with leaders of the slave revolt from both the begining and end of the revolution, with a bit of luck these will arrive and be painted in time for next game in early September.


Boukman, St Domingue Slave Revolt Leader
Boukman, the first leader of the August 1791 slave revolt in St. Domingue. Boukman had a large and powerful physique and was reputed to be a Voodoo priest. He was killed in battle in November 1791.


 Marie-Jeanne Lamartiniere, Slave revolt heroine

Marie-Jeanne Lamartiniere, a female soldier in Toussaint Louverture’s army. She fought with Dessalines in the defence of Crete-a-Pierrot against Napoleons invading French.

Both of these characters are available from Arcane scenary and models or Northstar Miniatures.
It's encouraging to see some new releases including new French Sailors, things are starting to hot up in the Caribbean.

16 comments:

  1. You have done a great job on the building Stuart and the two slave leaders are great too - I particularly like the figure of Marie-Jeanne Lamartiniere,

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    1. Yet more metal for the paint table.
      I have been holdiong back for several months but quite a queue at the moment.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  2. Splendid minis and Tidewater House!

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    1. Thanks Phil, all the bits are now ready for the scenario.
      Just need to think about how to make Coffee platations :-)
      Cheers
      Stu

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  3. Great job on the house Stu:)

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    1. Looking forward to getting it on the table Michael.

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  5. Very impressive. I follow your posts about the haitian revolution for quite a tim Have you a book to recommend ?

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    1. I would recomend the following.
      https://www.amazon.com/Night-Fire-Black-Napoleon-Battle/dp/0962761370
      A good read with plenty of ideas for scenarios and games.
      Cheers
      Stu

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  6. Thank you very much, Stuart!!

    Seb

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  7. Looks cool Stu!
    do you think that this double for a Plantation House in the deep south for some ACW period skirmish action?

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    1. Absolutely Captain it started out as a colonial outing for AWI, so is proabbly bettered suited for the ACW than Haiti.
      Cheers
      Stu

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