On schedule, and as glorious as the other figures so far, I now have the third release from the Flags of War 1745 Kickstarter. This release was some Hanoverian Grenadiers loading, Bagot's Hussars, Artillery, and some other rather nice specials, like 'Rude' Highlanders and a very nice Hanoverian Sergeant.
I now have all the figures I need to do a reasonable sized Jacobite engagement for Sharp Practice, essentially 9 'groups' a side. For other rules, each figure could be 1-5 or 1-10 giving 40-80 men per group.
The corollary is that I now have no excuse for not getting started painting. I should really finish up what's on my workbench, but where's the fun in that.. ? So, inspired by another post of someone having painted the Royal Ecossais, or Lord Drummond's regiment. I grabbed a single base yesterday and had a crack at it. Here's the results...
I have to say I'm very happy with how these turned out. Being uniformed, they are probably the easiest to paint for the Jacobites. The plan, (which will doubtless fall apart very quickly..) Is to alternate between Hanoverian and Jacobite groups, doing one per side till they are all done. Although it might make more sense to tackle them 2 bases at a time, as the roster is:
2 groups - Lowlanders (Duke of Perth's)
1 group - Royal Ecossais
2 groups - Highlanders (MacPhersons)
2 groups - Highlanders (mixed)
1 group - Bagot's Hussars
1 group - 3 lb gun with crew
3 groups - Barrels (4th) Regiment (2 x Hatmen, 1 x Grenadiers)
3 groups - Buffs (3rd) Regiment (2 x Hatmen, 1 x Grenadiers)
1 group - Government Highlanders (64th?)
1 group - Cobden's (10th) dragoons
1 group - 3ln gun with crew
Hopefully two fairly evenly matched sides. In hindsight, I probably should have made the Jacobite cavalry a 'mixed' unit of hussars, lifeguards etc, as the mounted were so few in number, especially compared to the relatively numerous Hanoverian mounted.
By wargamers logic, I should now do one of the 'line' units for the Hanoverians, having done the glamour boys for the Jacobites. But I have some red coats to do, time to crank up the airbrush!
Excellent display of French Scottish uniforms.ReplyDelete
Thanks Willz, you were my inspiration! I went with red breeks and no collars, as per some of the illustrations. And it looked pretty.Delete
That is the best thing about this unit Doug so many different uniform styles and colours, we are spoilt for choice.ReplyDelete
I meant to ask is there any chance of a photo comparison to se what size these figures are compared to Crann Tara or foundry.ReplyDelete
Hi Willz, I don't have any Crann Tara, but I can dig out some Foundry and Perry AWI stuff I think.Delete
These figures look terrific, Doug!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jonathan, I am rather pleased how they came out.Delete
They look great Doug, and I really like how the "work bench" is so justly ignored for the new shiny, given that I am so prone to do the same.ReplyDelete
Cheers Anthony, I dread to think how many separate projects I currently have on the go...Delete
These are very nice looking figures Doug and you have done a top rate paint job on them!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the kind words, hope the rest of the army matches up!Delete