Thursday, April 4, 2013

Louis XIV's Swiss Guard: North Star 1672

As anyone who has merely glanced at this blog can tell you, one of my favourite periods is the Age of Marlborough, or Marlburian, and more specifically the War of the Spanish Succession. I love the colour, the pageantry, the flags and the figures! Actually I'm beginning to think it should be called the Age of Louis XIV! If you are a fan of the League of Augsburg website then you'll now this period has so much to offer the wargamer! Anyway I was looking on ebay the other day and spotted this unit. Now it's a little bit earlier than the vast majority of my figures....but it was too nice to pass up. They were painted by a guy called Ian Clark form Eye Pro-Painted Miniatures and I was so impressed I just had to grab'em! They're a battalion of the Garde Swiss of Louis XIV from the North Star 1672 range. I think I've gotta get more of these! Enjoy the pics. One day when I grow up I want to be able to paint like this!!





Rear View - armoured pikemen in the center

The Pikemen











6 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Ray. I really like them.

      Delete
  2. Beautiful unit !
    I like the brushwork.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Maciek- yes Ian has done a nice job!

      Delete
  3. Splendid! Absolutly splendid! A real pleasure for my eyes!!!
    Phil.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Phil, they make a fine sight on the table!

      Delete