Thursday, 1 October 2020

Better late than never

There have been times over the last couple of months when I lost my painting mojo and thought I would never complete the 1st KGL.


The unit certainly stretched my patience particularly as I had to use multiple coats of both red and white to get the depth of colour right.


The standard bearers and colours take time and are painted in multiple layers of paint. The regimental colour was originally a Union Jack which I had cleaned off with a dremmel. As they looked like recast figures I did not mind. I am not sure I would not be so drastic with one of my original Hinton Hunt standard bearers.


The officer, drummer and fifer are original figures and painted up nicely although why the British had some much lace and white beats me.


The full unit in line. In the Charge rules you get 1 dice per 8 figures so a full volley from a refresh unit is three D6.  At close range what ever you roll are casualties. So anything from 3 to 18. Ouch. You have to be lucky to get a column to beat a line using Charge. As it should be.

15 comments:

Rob said...

They are gems - the close ups are so close and they still look great.

Aly Morrison said...

Absolutely splendid Mark...
It was clearly well worth the effort ...

All the best. Aly

Jim Duncan Wargamer said...

Super stuff Mark, keep it up.

Jim

Delta Coy said...

They really have come up well Mark, well worth the wait.

Wellington Man said...

These are really lovely Mark. Well done!
Best regards
WM

Anonymous said...

Lovely. I don’t know why but they seem to sparkle.

marinergrim said...

Excellent. Nostalgia at it's very best.

'Lee. said...

Magnificent battalion, well worth all the effort.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Yes, yes, yes! And you really nailed the scarlet with those multiple coats. "Gorgeous" seems like an understatement.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Chris Gregg said...

Great job. Love the way you have done the faces, and the muscians klook great too. Chris

Rob said...

Mark, I admire the confidence of your lines against columns but if the column gets with 3" you can't fire when it charges. And if it charges from more than 6" away your line might panic and fire early (at long range - half effect). Nonetheless the column will will be right up against it if their skirmishers and supporting artillery haven't trimmed the line down to size.

Anonymous said...

An excellent looking unit, love the detail on the fifer, well done.

Paul

Stryker said...

That's an amazing job Mark - such detail. No wonder you took longer than me to complete a unit!

David said...

Well now those came together right nicely! Definitely a unit to be proud of. Nicely done Mark.

David

James Fisher said...

Well worth the time Mark, they look superb!
Regards, James