Tuesday, October 28, 2014


The 42nd Royal Highland Regiment - as they would have appeared in the American War of Independence rather than the 1768 regulations. Apparently there was a shortage of plaid etc, and the C-in-C of the Regiment opted for more suitable clothing for the rigours of campaigning in America... which is great because they are much easier to paint today! Surprisingly they didn't like the Claymores they were issued with and preferred to use the bayonet!
Figures are 28mm Perry Miniatures and in the collection of Martin Scott of Herts Volunteers Wargames Club.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


I was really pleased to receive some 1st Corps 28mm figures from a regular client to paint up. I really like 1st Corps - good figures and not over priced either. At some point I intend to get a collection of them for myself - some of their Romans or Greeks perhaps.

 There were two units of ten figures to paint  for David Marks - and they had to fit in with his existing collection - a massive one of Successors (see the Raphia game post for example). So one of the units has a 'black' theme and the other 'red'. David decided that the cavalry arm, namely the cataphracts, needed bolstering with extra figures so these guys came crashing through the post for me to do!
Needless to say they were a joy to paint.

Thursday, October 9, 2014


This is a British brigade painted for Mick Hoddy of Herts Volunteers Wargames Club, for their AWI campaign which begins in December. They will be using the popular Black Powder set of rules, which has recently released an AWI supplement.
This brigade has two infantry regiments (3rd East Kents and 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers - the grenadier and light companies have been detached to form separate units which was a common practice at the time much to the disgust of regimental commanders who lost their best troops!) a gun battery and attached Indian scouts.
 Above: The brigade artillery; the crew are based separately and the gun can be removed from the base. Foundry gun and crew.
3rd East Kents - Foundry figures

Drummer from the 3rd - he's lost his regiment.
23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers - I know the head gear is not right, though some sources are not too sure what the regiment was wearing when it got to America. Foundry figures - and as they were designed by the Perry's they fit in well with the Perry Miniatures AWI range.

Above and below - the detached light companies from the 3rd and 23rd Regiments. The 23rd's Lights have had plumes added with green stuff!

The detached Grenadier Companies.
 The brigade commander and his staff.