Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Quick little update

Well, first unit is assembled, and my first 4 Redcoats are painted. Unfortunatly, that basically took all day. It has been a really, really long time since I have painted anything in 28mm, so it took some time to remember what I wanted to do with them!

The first unit I am working on is the Coldstream Guards, which in Lasalle terms is a Large (+) infantry unit, or, 6 stands of infantry. I am going to be building a Guards list, not sure what my support will be for Call to Arms, it is likely to be Brunswicks, which will contribute more infantry, along with a small unit of Hussars.

I plan to use the Perry infantry to represent my Guards Infantry and my Infantry. A mix up with my order with Warlord Games means that I have some Hanoverian heads, so some of that Infantry will be King's German Legion, which have the same rules, just different hats. Barely different actually, just a different logo. My Elite Infantry will be the Victrix Highlanders. I am using them to make it as easy as possible for me to identify my Elite Infantry on the table; rather than because the Highlanders were so much superior to the standard Infantry (such as the KGL or standard units) because that would simply be not true, it is largely a product of wargamers and rosy-eyed historians with a fondness for kilts that has done that!

Hopefully will get another two stands painted tommorow. Now, my issue has become what exactly I am going to base them on; Plasticard could be tough to get in large quantities of the required thickness, Litko (http://www.litkoaero.com/) is another option, but that would be some pretty expensive wood. It could be a case of making my own out of MDF...

Hopefully will get my camera to do some close ups too...


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