Monday, 2 June 2014

More British Casualties & WIP

You'll remember that this time last week I was planning to paint some Spanish in the hope of increasing my work rate. Well, that plan didn't survive contact with the enemy. Instead I finished some half done British casualties, and faffed around with a few bits and pieces.

And here they are - a couple of Highlanders, one chap hobbling along using his musket as a crutch, and two guys shooting the breeze (at least I think that is how I'll be using them). These were the first Highlanders I've done and I didn't find the kilt as bad as I'd expected - it wasn't fun but the worst part was actually painting those bloody socks (lots of four letter words doing those). I also rather screwed up the white lining around the collar of the hobbling chap. Still that is five figures down.

As you can see this is still a work in progress. This is the 1st Battalion of the ErbPrinz Regiment - using AB 1806 Jena Prussians. My mental gymnastics with these figures can be found here. Once I've done the second battalion then I'll have not only the required Hessian infantry contribution to Laval's Division but, should I ever be needed to contribute some soldiers to Jena game, I'll have the required organisation!

And this is the target for this week - to make a solid start on these figures between now and Thursday night - because on Friday I'm off to Madrid for a week.


  1. Come now! They're not "socks", they're "hose"! ;-)

  2. I was very tempted to respond "Hose business is it of yours?" :)

    You're quite correct of course! I've clearly been too long down here with the Sassenachs!

  3. Terrific work. This is the first time I've seen your work and your blog, thanks to Sophie's Saturday Painting Project. I like your use of colour. The Highlanders look quite spiffy. Well done.

  4. These look great - I haven't painted (or played) Napoleonics, but your work is inspiring. Best, Dean