Saturday 31 July 2021
Friday 23 July 2021
The first sort of 'straight' Government unit rolls (slowly) off the production line. Barrel's (4th) Regiment of Foot. A perennial favourite of wargamers, they famously suffered the heaviest casualties of any Government unit at Culloden. As usual, figures and flags from Flags of War.
Disappointingly, a varnishing incident has resulted in frosting on the left side of the flags, but I think I can rescue that.
The one point to note is that the cuff lace on the FoW figures is the 'gate' type, whereas Barrel's wore a sort of spine and feathers arrangement. A certain type of wargamer would have filed the lace off and painted in the correct style. Clearly I am not that type of wargamer.
The full unit arrayed. For Sharp Practice, 3-4 groups of 8 (if regular infantry) are commonly grouped together under a single leader, or leader and sub-officer/sergeant. Adding a command base allows me to field a 'regiment' for differently scaled rules.
What's this 'column' thingy then?
Hat company rear.
Sunday 18 July 2021
On checking the dates of my posts I note I haven't posted anything this month. This is despite continuing to add (albeit gradually) to the Jacobite forces. And notably, I realised I had been painting more or less all the 'non-Scottish' elements of the Jacobite army.
I also managed to get a game in with near neighbour Martin, Sharp Practice 2 (SP2) set in the American War of Independence. Having not played SP2 for a while, this was very much a baby-steps exercise for both of us. Luckily, Martin is a quick learner, and I am sure he will be keeping me on the straight and narrow in future games.
Anyway, on to the painting...
|The second half of the unit of 12
|Not happy with the one on the right..
|Fewer jackets, more shirts makes for easier painting
|I think my tartan is getting better
|Regiment de Lally, Irish Piquets
|Repurposed AWI figures masquerading as the Manchester Regiment
|They will also do duty in my AWI forces
|North British Fusiliers 21st Regiment
|North British Fusiliers 21st Regiment - Rear View
I am now actually starting to get to the point where a few more groups will make it possible to run a small game.. I'm very much looking forward to that.