Saturday, January 05, 2013

Blog revamps...

First post of 2013, 549th overall, and a brief update to show I'm actually quite busy at the moment!

First off, interest has been registered on various sailing forums, and details of boats are beginning to flow - now it's just a matter of sorting the wheat from the chaff!

Second off, work has started on a revamping all my blogs/project blogs to make them slightly more readable intuitive...  I've done the Teaser page, also The War of the Spanish Succession Page (which I particularly like) but I'd be interested in your views...I'm trying to major on clear text and format. In addition on the Spanish Succession Blog I've done a major check and update of prices and web links to bring them up to date...

Picture courtesy Wikipedia

Third off - on the painting table at the moment are an under coated battalion of Spanish Succession infantry destined to become either Dorrington's (Colonel Lord William Dorrington; formed from the former 1st and 2nd battalions of James II's Royal Irish Foot Guards) or Clare's Regiment (Colonel Comte de Clare; formed from O'Briens Dragoons and other Irish Exiles in 1690) - yes, more Wild Geese to join Lee's Regiment. Not decided which yet, but does it matter given the inherent romance and glory......??! 

' War battered dogs are we, fighters in every clime; Fillers of trench and of grave, mockers bemocked by time. War-dogs hungry and grey, gnawing a naked bone, fighters in every clime, every cause but our own. ' (from "Clare Coast" by Emily Lawless)

11 comments:

  1. Hello Steve,

    The WSS page looks much improved, the background especially. You do have your Campaign site listed twice under your other blogs, perhaps the Teasers page should be included as well?


    And a belated Happy New Year!


    Greg

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    1. Greg - good spot! Missed it completely.... now updated as per suggestion. Thanks..

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  2. I'll pop over and have a look, I used your page when I first started painting my NY figures and found it very useful, I'm glad your revitalizing it!

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    1. Cheers Ray.. I use your pictures of your Boyne armies as reference as well!

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  3. Good luck with the revamp!

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  4. God bless the work!

    Nice few lines there - I shall have to look that one up.

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    1. Cheers CK... for me, the Wild Geese always have this impossibly "tragic romantic" air about them, probably in no small part due to the efforts of Ms Lawless - not directly on me, but undoubtedly on the historians who wrote the books I read... slightly weirdly she was also a strong Unionist so maybe she was channelling the same romance, despite her own political/religious leanings!

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    2. PS. CK - the anthology is available for free download here:

      http://archive.org/details/withwildgeese00lawliala

      ...I have loaded it to my Kindle already! :o)

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  5. Nice one! I've always liked the Irish Brigade flags, especially Dillon's regiment. Nice stanza as well. Regards, Mark.

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