This morning I realized that my last posting was more than a week before. Actually that's too long but this week a very special unit attracted me and kept me at the workbench. You might want to use the Youtube-Link below before you scroll down. It's the sound that I've been whistling for the last days:
|With a tow, row, row, row, row to the British Grenadiers...|
The miniatures are from the excellent range of Wargames Foundry and are beautifully detailed. Especially the faces and the eyes have so much expression that I tried to outline the details better than usual. Because they can rarely be spotted on the gaming table I refuse to paint them mostly. Anyway those brave grenadiers disabused me.
|The commanding officer and two of his grenadiers.|
But with the other things I stayed traditional. With only a few exceptions I used Vallejo Model Colours to paint the boys and afterwards I shaded them with Armypainter Quickshade (dark tone). As you have noticed probably I painted them with different facing colours because I imagined them as a combined battalion of the grenadier companies of different regiments.
|The right flank.|
|The left flank.|
In a final step I'll have to finish the bases during the next days but the varnish has been a bit gluey still. But I couldn't wait to take the photos and write this post...
Apropos Penobscot Expedition:
The weekend after the next we'll have a very special club meeting. We'll hold the test match for our this year's Crisis presentation game which will losely cover the happenings of the Penobscot Expedition. Actually very losely since we'll be playing with much more troops and a rather freely refined progress of events. Anyway we'll have a really large battlefield and about thirty to fifty units which will be great fun I presume.
But on the other hand I'll have to finish some board tiles and maybe some more Scotsmen for the game so I'm not sure whether I'll be able to present you my efforts. But you'll see some pictures after the great game at the latest.