Friday, 24 May 2013

AWI-Scotsmen: 74th Regiment of Foot finished

Finally they're done!

After I presented the first finished miniatures last week (here) I was very anxious to get the whole unit finished until today. Mainly because we'll have an AWI-game this evening and I would like to field those Highland boys for the first time.
The whole unit (klick to enlarge).
When we started to play AWI we decided that a unit of standard size has ten models. To be honest I don't remember the precise reason but it was associated with our small AWI collections and the smaller (real) forces compared to Napoleonic times. However I used two sets of Perry AWI Scots (here and here) and painted them in an proper scheme to represent the 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot. I chose this unit because the took part in the small campaing to found Fort George and defended it during the American Penobscot Expedition and we are planning to play some small scenarios related to these events.

As usual I used Vallejo paints and tried to illustrate all important uniform details within the limits of reasonable effort. Unfortunately the unit has to wait for its colours a bit. Iain from Flags of War told me that the fitting flag is nearly prepared and will be available soon. Probably I'll field the regimental colour with the unit and the King's colour on the command stand for the brigade. Two flags in a ten model unit would look a bit excessive I presume...

8 comments:

  1. Fantastic painting, they look really good.

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    1. Thanks Lee. I did my very best. ;-)

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  2. They look really good! I totally understand about using smaller units. We do too as it just takes time to build up collections and it's shame not to be able to play because of this. Like you said the AWI did consist of smaller armies and units.

    Christopher

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    1. One of the main reason I prefer AWI nowadays is just that. The smaller units enable me to reach brigade level rather soon. ;-)

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  3. Wonderful painting and great eye candy to have a highland unit in full tartan on the table. Yet to do mine for the AWI but these are great inspiration.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Pat.
      I know your excellent work very well and I'm sure that your AWI highlanders will not stand behind mine in painting.
      :-)

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  4. Stefan, what a superb job you have done on these - you must be delighted with the results.

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    1. Thanks, Michael!
      Very kind. Actually I'm very pleased and I'm looking forward to the next unit: British Grenadiers!

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