I find something stirring in me when I see the Union flag rippled by the wind, by the time I had painted all the edges on the third one something else was stirring too.
All units today are the 2nd Battalion of their respective Regiments. First up the 30th Regiment. The yellow facings proved a little tricky, a surprise given I have had less trouble working it onto Prussian Blue previously.
The 33rd Regiment has a white George and I have a flag sheet on order from Baccus along with a few other bits so these won't be finished for at least a few days.
The 69th Regiment has a bright almost mint green facings and as the following regiment has a darker green facing I wanted to try and show the difference. Unfortunately I failed to get a close up of the 73rd, try and get that sorted out.
No backpack straps to paint, yippee. I have to admit that I found the experience rather pleasant, now ask me again when I have the current thirty four battalions finished how it feels.
The next submissions, well I blame Clint, well he did ask for more. These like all the figures today are Baccus. Some rather splendid stone throwers. I have some of these from Essex for my 15mm but you really get the feel of BIG with these boys.
I have experimented with using one of my hairs to provide the wire/rope?? that flings the stone, you may just about see it. Maybe next time I will use one of the grey ones.
As I want to use Hail Caesar with my Ancients I thought it nice to use casualty markers rather than dice to show unit loss. So I may as well have a go and see what they look like.
The markers are the smaller Warbase models costing just 60p each and are reasonably small. This Hoplite curiously seems to be missing his head so I have painted him up with a cloak possibly covering said head.
Okay, so what's with all the people using their body exfoliates for modelling? It's starting to freak me out. It reminds me of the scene in 'Black Adder Goes Forth' when Baldrick informs BA that, because of the rationing at the Front, the 'coffee with milk and sugar' is actually mud, spit and dandruff...
Those British Napoleonics looks great Ian. I can't believe that after the zillion 6mm Nappies you've painted to-date you've not done any Brits - how does that happen?! Anyway, your friend and son will be delighted with these little gems.
You know, I actually think the 6mm scale works better with those casualty markers than the 28s you've done previously (which were excellent in their own right). The extra real-estate allowed for the basework seems to compliment the whole arrangement. But, maybe it's just me.
Again, wonderful job Ian. Now, don't get tempted with doing multiple units of HYW English archers or you'll make yourself bald from the bowstrings... :)