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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Prince Albert's Own Leicester Yeomanry

Here is another one in the series of my Very British Civil War series and these are the Leicester Yeomanry  These chaps have reverted back to their yeomanry uniform hence the blue rather than a khaki uniform and as with a lot of the yeomanry units as they believe in the maxim of being seen and heard.This has led to a lot of rash and some would say reckless charges, with charging tanks being top of the list. Now the regiment has formed a sort of anti tank, tank hunter role with explosive charges being carried by them to put those tanks out of action. Well thats the theory as they have yet to score a hit on a tank since charging at Albanich and bothering a French built Char B, still they hope one day to take a tank out.




Now is reality the regiment was in the throws of being converted into an artillery regiment, actually two regiments, missing out on being mechanised, the regiments were fully converted by 1940, which means the regiment was still an cavalry/horse regiment. So I have converted some the troops over, actually just brought an 18pdr and crew and painted them in the yeomanry's uniform.





These chaps can be found with both the City of Leicester Socialist Council and also with the Duke of Rutland's Edwardite forces. All figures and gun and limber are by Reiver Castings and the gun and limber is excellent and the cavalry and crew being rather nice, not the best sculpts but still very nice, well worth checking out.

27 comments:

  1. These look really really good, lets hope they get that tank soon

    Ian

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    1. Thanks there Ian and I too hope they manage to get off there duck.

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  2. Beautiful work PK!! Love the basing as well.

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  3. Once again, these minis are really nice painted !

    Can I ask which colour you have used for the artillery ?

    Regards,
    J-B

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    1. Thanks there Jehan and the colour I used is Vallejo Game Colour Cayman Green washed with black and highlighted with Cayman Green with a bit of Game Colour Off White

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  4. Lovely work, sir! They'll certainly add some dash to the battlefield.

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  5. Very, very nice stuff my friend.

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  6. Tank hunters?! More courage than brains, I'd say!

    Lovely figs and gorgeous flag, too.

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    1. You have got the picture of the yeomanry my freind and cheers there

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  7. These look marvellous PK, Loving the cavalry.

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  8. Great painting there Pete, I really like the 18pdr you have really based it nicely.

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    1. Thanks there Mr Smillie that 18pdr is a lovely piece of kit and a steal at only £5

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  9. Very much a hell for leather, death or glory bunch. They've obviously been doing professional development with their Polish counterparts.
    The gunners are quite nice, by comparison to the yeomanry, very businesslike and deadly.

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    1. Thanks there Michael Peterson and yes the ary crew are a bit bland but dont tell them that

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  10. Very nice painting and basing. The Arty crew looks determined!

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