Herewithin a selection of multi-based units painted this summer for use with Mantic’s excellent Kings of War rules!
“Let us therefore animate and encourage each other, and show the whole world that a Freeman, contending for liberty on his own ground, is superior to any slavish mercenary on earth.”
George Washington, 1776
Though the Continental Army started from humble beginnings in difficult circumstances, it had by 1779 been moulded into an effective and formidable fighting force.
This unit represents the 2nd Maryland Regiment of Continental Infantry wearing the uniform prescribed in the general orders of 1779. Blue coats, faced red with white linen small-clothes and overalls. They are Perry Miniatures plastics and were a joy to paint.
Not had much of an opportunity to paint recently due to a combination of family visiting, busy times at work and an energetic two and a half year old son (all good things of course!). The last couple of weeks have been almost free of hobby, though I have finished the 40K Helbrute bar some minor basing bits!
I have though had the opportunity to rummage in the garage amongst my older projects and discovered a little gem – a whole bunch of Kallistra Hordes and Heroes 12mm fantasy figures. I got these about 4 years ago along with my Hexon terrain and they are great little things, never could encourage much enthusiasm in my gaming group though. I must have another crack at that now that everyone else is feeling the pinch too. You could put a starter army together with these for probably £30 or so and they can be used for Battlelore games on the Hexon terrain too (love the Commands and Colors system).
Heres some figures from Warhammer Fantasy I painted about 10 years ago, I sold them off when I was trying to fund a new computer about 4 years ago. Citadel miniatures are extremely high quality but I find the rules rather old fashioned and boring and the figures are out of my price range nowadays.
Oh dear first money spent and inside 2 weeks as well! I just spent £6.85 on replacement bases for my Napoleonics. The spending comes under caveat no. 1 of The Pledge ‘Essential Consumables’. As I decided some time ago that my current basing scheme for Napoleonics was not appropriate for what I wanted to achieve I knew this was coming. Still I have ordered some very reasonably priced bases from www.warbases.co.uk so I do not feel too guilty (warbases are excellent by the way, highly recommended!).
I haven’t painted anything for this project for over a year but I am getting the buzz again. Below are a couple of (poor) photos illustrating how I have been painting them. The flags on the East Norfolk regiment have faded but are being replaced!
More on this project soon!
Here is a selection of models I’ve completed relatively recently. These were all done before my 1st September Pledge start so do not count towards Austerity Progress!
Here we go – first model finished! (well not quite in this photo – I added some scratches to the decals after as they looked too clean). This is an M4A4 Sherman from The Plastic Soldier Company. I love PSC’s stuff, it’s fantastic value and excellent quality, what more could you want? This is for my 15mm Battlegroup Overlord project. I own enough models and figures for a roughly company sized force of both panzer grenadiers and British motorised infantry (though I lack the actual infantry – waiting on PSC’s Brits which are a caveat purchase under The Pledge!).
Now I am sure that some will take issue with the colour, but I find it a satisfying hue in this scale. I painted this almost entirely with my airbrush, which I am starting to get the hang of now!