Now, if that isn't a classy title for a regiment, I don't know what is! These chaps also were known as "Duke of Wellington's Own"- which has in modern terms simply become the Dukes. They got the title as they were the regiment that Wellesley served with before his meteoric rise to dukedom!
here). I am going to opt for 4 per base, but I will make up a couple of mock bases and show you guys in the future, just to see what you think.
Anyway, back to the 33rd. Now, one of the guys down at the club had some spare Victrix peninsular sprues, which I gladly snapped up, so here is the officer for the 33rd, still resplendant in his Peninsular uniform- including Bicorne!
I also managed to finish off the other two Generals for the army, first is a Victrix Highlander from the 73rd,
And what of an anecdote from Waterloo? Well, the story of Lord Uxbridge (the commander of the British and allied cavalry) is probably the strangest (and possibly untrue). The story goes that late in the day that Uxbridge rode off to meet Wellington, to tell him to get back off the front lines, for fear he might get shot.
Then, Uxbridge himself was struck in the leg by a cannonball, shearing it clean off. To which he stated,
Lord Uxbridge: "By God, sir, I've lost my leg!"
The Duke of Wellington: "By God, sir, so you have!"
The only thing this story reminds me of? Is Monty Python.
Well, time for hockey, hopefully will get some painting done tommorow,