Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bring in the Artillery

First up are 2 more Batrachian Artillery crews. (Currently sharing the same cannon - I need to acquire another one)


This gentleman is the Batrachian Royal Coatman. The queen had heard the story about the Englishman who laid his coat down to cover a puddle so his love could walk across. The queen thought that was very romantic. So the king decided to employ a servant to carry around a coat (a genuine English red coat) in case the royal couple ever encountered a puddle when out and about.

Some scenic bits that come with Foundry sets. I'm thinking these bits like these can be used as battlefield markers of some sort.

7 comments:

abdul666 said...

Very pleasant.
Does the first artillery crew sport green facings, or is it the photo?

Fitz-Badger said...

Yes, green facings.
The other crew with blue facings is different from the previous Batrachian artillery blue facings crew I painted a while back. The main difference being the trouser color - blue trousers for one crew, red for the other.

Bluebear Jeff said...

I particularly like the 'character' of the fellow holding the coat . . . his face is great.

Good-looking crew and a wonderful cannon . . . who made it?


-- Jeff

A J said...

A splendid battery, sir! I do like the character of the Coatholder too. That face is so distinctive.

Capt Bill said...

I think every soverign should have a coatholder!

Fitz-Badger said...

All of the minis here, as well as the giraffes in the previous post, are Foundry figures. The cannon and crew are Russians, if I recall correctly. The coatman is actually a "second" from a set of duellers and attendent persons.

rpardo said...

I love the serious countenance of the officer and the red painting of the guns!
Rafa