Sunday, 18 March 2012

Chester LDF- The Duke's Own Groundsmen

This is my latest Company for my Very British Civil War (VBCW) army: The Chester Defence Force. It is the brave men of the Dukes Own Groundsmen Militia. Drawn exclusively from the groundsmen, foresters, grooms and tenant farmers of the Duke of Farnham's estates, they are directly under the command of his nephew, Captain Hon. Robert G Grover. They are all skilled outdoorsmen, and are handy with a 12 bore shotgun. They will from the nucleus of what the Duke hopes will become a battalion of 'The Dukes Own Household Troops'- essentially a feudal force answerable only to him.

These figures were painted for my LPL entry. They are all Gripping Beasts, but will be joined by figures from Iron Clad and Warlord to make a unit of 10. I have plans to expand them further.

4 comments:

Jay said...

Your creativity is showing! The set (scene), original scenario idea(s), and solider groundsmen figures are very interesting!

Brummie said...

Very nice mate. I do like these from GB, I quite like the one with the hound at his feet from the second set. Will we be seeing Morris dancers?

Michael Awdry said...

Superb! Really like these and an excellent job you have done on them.

tradgardmastare said...

Splendid chaps there!