Forces at the Battle of Lund 1676 (Scanian War) Part 3 – Danish Cavalry and a note on Winter Basing

3 more Danish mounted regiments for the Battle of Lund (Here are a few others in previous blogs here and here) in addition a note on how I do the winter basing on these at the end.

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3. Jyske Nationale Rytteregiment – 3 squadrons (Col. A Sandberg)

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Slesvig-Holstenske Nationale Rytterregiment – 3 squadrons (Col. Henrik Sehested)

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2. Jyske Nationale Rytterregiment – 3 squadrons (Col. Jakob Bülow)

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Winter Basing

This is how I base these miniatures.

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I start with a dark brown base, I use chocolate coloured sand, but you could use normal sand and use a brown wash to colour it brown.
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When applied and dry, I dry brush the base with wihte.
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Be careful but try to do it everywhere possible, remember that the base will be seen from above mostly so if you only do the edges it will look very dark in the middle.
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Ingedients for the next – some artificial snow, pva glue and a white colour (use cheaper paint, I normally have some poster paint I use for this).
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Mix the snow with the pva glue to a mix with the consistency of say ketchup – not runny. This is based on a teaspoon of snow.  Add a little bit of white paint – you do not need a lot.
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Apply the past on the base, do not cover all of say 80% of it. You can hide any ugly areas where the base has not been covered by the sand and it looks weird – just cover it with the mix.

 

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Sprinkle some of the snow scatter on top. This helps to add some reality to the final snow as the mix tends to dry to something that looks a little bit more like something dry than snow, the white colour (you added before) also helps avoid the snow getting too dark.
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Let dry and enjoy! Of course this is a generalisation and done for effect rather than realism – but it works much better than something that is just white!

 

/ Hope that was of some interest.

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