Friday, 23 March 2012

North Star 1672 at Orc's Nest

I've been intrigued to see the sale of Mark Copplestone's Glory of the Sun range to North Star where it has been renamed 1672.  I bought a few French a few years ago but, although I really enjoyed painting the figures, I didn't know what to do with them apart from some thoughts of skirmish games in North America.

Now, however, Orc's Nest in London has started selling this range and so I picked up a couple of packs to paint as English today.  Having them so accessible could be very bad indeed and I am planning to paint one English figure in the next week if possible.

What I haven't really been able to establish was whether there were any actual battles between the English/French and Dutch land forces in this period.  I suppose we could always go for a fictional conflict based on a successful invasion of Holland rather than the Dutch having defeated the Anglo-French navies. 

Whatever, uniform information is very difficult to find...