As requested here are some close ups of the Red Coats. You will note the green trim as I want them to be from Nottingham. Now living in Nottingham and having had, in the past to travel frequently to the US I figured I had some empathy with these fellas.
GB suggested penny basing to keep them nice and tight when formed up. I feel a Warbases order coming on!
I thought they were tidier when I took this photo. But here are the first 19. I built another 11 last night so will be ready for war fairly soon.
Are you nearly ready for some “Lasy of the Mohicans” action. I need about 8 more dudes to get me to the starting force but that is well doable. Let’s see what the other boys come up with. And Tom is still making disgruntled noises about historical accuracy. I will get some Highlanders at some point but that is a little way off with the Irish looming.
I do note as a side bar that I have been talking about this Irish army much as very shallow movies talk about the major half time plot device!
I also have to say that I think in all my years of painting toy soldiers these are the most Toy Soldiery Toy Soldiers that I have ever done. I recommend getting a box to anyone as you will enjoy the whole experience.
Anyway onwards and upwards!
Through the post came this little gem. Giving me some cool painting ideas.
I am now looking forward to a relaxing weekend where I can read this through and become inspired.
I also want to get into the background for the Age of Arthur stuff!
The text and email chatter is aplenty and the lads are all engaging in the Muskets and Tomahawks project. There is some talk that the quality of soldiers out there is variable and a close inspection is recommended.
My Perry’s fellas are doing well. I need to finish off the black, do a brown strap, highlight the grey and the white and white line the hats. Sounds like a lot but I reckon that can get sorted pretty quick.
I will probably get another group including command done then shelve this as I have an Irish army to paint for an Age of Arthur tournament that Tom is taking (making me go) to for my Birthday – I think the timing is coincidental.
Anyway with 150 Irish to go there is a long road to the 12th November! I am looking forward to it. Though Tom is going to have to teach me to play.
So on Saturday morning full of head cold I toddled over to Caliver Books. What I hadn’t realised was that it was Claymore Wargames show so most of the stock was absent. I was after these fellas:
Now as discussed at the Sherwood, Hucknall, Ilkeston Team gathering the difference between these and the chaps in the FIW is minimal. And even GB (a stickler for these things) agreed they would be fine. Only once they where half painted did Tom start with his chiding about them being from the wrong period. I will just paint them really nicely and that will show him!!
And yes one remained behind when I went to spray them so I have 19 not 20 in progress, 😦