Thursday, October 7, 2010

Soldiers of Neukirch

So this is a bit of a story…

Well… this is another housewarming gift for another friend (also named John) who just built a new house. John and I are both interested in Military History and… well... little toy soldiers and miniature wargaming

(Remember: click on the pictures below to see a slightly larger version)

Soldiers of Neukirch Uniform Plate, 2010, Acrylic on MDF, 32x40cm

(Again, not a great photo of it... I took like thirty pics and this one had the least glare...!?)

Those familiar with the hobby will also be familiar with “uniform plates”. These are reproductions (often in books) of paintings of soldiers of a given period – showing particular details of uniforms of different regiments and such.

Some in the hobby (especially those interested in the 18th Century “Horse and Musket” era) come up with their own “imagi-nations”. Countries of their own design – often based on those involved in the European wars of the era. John has a couple little countries of his own design that games are often set in – Neukirch and Luteland.

So what I’ve done here is I’ve painted a uniform plate or sorts detailing the uniforms of a few of the soldiers from the army of Neukirch.

I’m probably explaining this poorly… basically it’s kind of an in-joke. Those familiar with the hobby will probably find it hilarious, and the rest of you will probably wonder if we’re all just a little bit touched – harmless, but not altogether there…

Um… yeah…

Back to critters and bikes soon!

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