Monday, 19 September 2016

Highlanders

I painted up a few Highlanders in full Highland dress yesterday, they are the figures in action pose from  the pack "B66 Highlander Flank Company Assorted" that I got from my trip to the Foundry shop a few weeks ago and a pre-owned mounted officer that I bought at Boarder Riever from Colonel Bill.

I've kept the remaining marching and advancing figures that were in the pack which include a Grenadier carrying an axe and sporting a magnificent moustache to serve as Grenadiers in Line Regiments I also wanted to get the figures done in a day and was a little concerned about the time it would take to paint the tartan, diced hat bands and plaid socks!  I've painted these figures as the Light Coy of 92nd Gordon Highlanders and while I think the hat bands and socks are okay, I'm not so sure about the tartan, but it's close enough for jazz.

92nd Gordon Highlanders Tartan, from Steven's Balagan Spanish and Portuguese Military History, Wargaming, and other stuff website.

I mentioned recently what the prospect of a game can do for your painting mojo, in the past month I've painted 38 foot, 1 gun and 1 mounted officer and while they are an eclectic mix, a little rough around the edges, I now have enough figures painted for the game this Thursday evening.  I had hoped to have 3 Perry Miniatures French Hussars painted as well, but due to real life commitments I doubt I'll have time to paint these before Thursday.  
Depending on how the game looks and plays I may post an AAR, but while I'm looking forward to getting the toys on the table I don't want to build it up to much.
This was the second time I've painted Napoleonic Highlanders the first lot were 15mm AB's, there's a photo of them on the 15mm archive page (picture 36 of 75) for anyone interested. 
So there it is, thanks for looking.
Cheers

2 comments:

  1. I like these! Painting tartans is tricky business but you have pulled through convincingly.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, glad you like them

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