Well, after a little break due to illness both for me and the kids I may actually get a game in next Saturday. Here are the rest of the markers I’ve made up for the game. Think I need to see them in use before I decide what to use for what.
Seeing as I’ve been trying to reorganise the attic to create some space I thought I’d set up a small table and finally take the shrink off some of the Purbeck blocks I have. It’s only 4×4 but there is room when the underlying table is fully out to take it to 6×4 which for 15mm battles will do me. I also wanted to see what the troops I have to date actually look like en masse. Still having problems with the camera so no doubt if you zoom in then they’ll be out of focus!
So first an overall view as multiple lines of Rebels prepare to defend the hills:
I want to do some mods to the Purbeck to add some texture and variety and maybe some fields. Or maybe just do them on card at sizes my fences will fit around! And I need roads. And I’ve got a few buildings to paint up as well.
There is just sooo little time….
And to command His Majesty’s troops is this little chap. Receiving a report from his Captain of Grenadiers while his pet dog pauses for lunch!
British figures are Polly Oliver, the dead and the dog are Freikorps. The two grenadiers were done by Billy Bones Workshop as part of a small test batch of figures. He also painted the spares I sent in case of breakages so this is them put to use. Just checked his site again and he has some very interesting looking stuff about paper armies. Worth a look!
Still haven’t quite mastered the focus thing but not really made too much effort with it so far. The first set of shots I took were better but when I zoomed in I realised his Lordship was covered in flock!
Although I’ve had various command figures done for a while I hadn’t got round to doing the ‘proper’ 40x40mm CinC bases suggested in British Grenadier. So, as I plan to actually get round to a game soon (honest!) I thought they’d best be done. The man himself is from Freikorps and the assorted aides from Essex. The drinker and waiting runner are from a batch of figures I bought a while back. The others my own. In true American style he’s firmly ensconced behind a fence!
Just thought I’d try the new camera out with some figures I had to hand.
First some Militia:
And a sample I tried for Delancey’s. The final ones will have the floppy hats with feather. Wanted to try a different appraoch to the red jacket and to be honest I think this has come out too dark so may go with my old technique.
Have spent the last couple of weeks basing, re-basing and tweaking figures. I bought a batch of painted figures off Doug over at the WD3 Forums (http://wdlovesme.19.forumer.com/). They are a mix of Polly Oliver, Essex, Freikorps and some Old Glory which I may or may not use. I wanted to boost my British forces just to get some games going and will still be painting the main protagonists for Cowpens myself.
Anyway, the main British force consists of two battalions of regulars and some British Legion cavalry:
The Legion are AB Napoleonics in Tarletons with a paint job. The centre are a blue faced mix of Freikorps and Polly Oliver while on the right are a green faced Polly Oliver unit. I’ve not settled on what actual units these will be as the flags they came with are nice hand painted jobs but I’m not sure on the accuracy of them. Some details:
There was also a unit of Minifigs representing the 42nd but again I think the flags are wrong.
And another of nice Polly Olivers in hunting shirts for which the photo was too blurred! There are also a few Minifigs militia which I’ll mix in with mine when I re-base them, and 18 Old Glory militia types. These are nicely done but the style is different from all the others and mine so I may sell these on along with some artillery crews in similar style. For the Brits, there are 6 more of the AB “Legion” for which the horses are painted but the riders only undercoated. May finish them first.
I’m still aiming to get a better camera and some better pictures and hoepfully soon I’ll set up a table and get some ‘parade’ shots!
Seeing as I’ve been busy basing for days I though I’d post something just to get things moving. Just decided to take a quick shot of them with the old camera and it seemed to come out OK colour-wise. So I though I’d try with a white background but that just turned the whole image a red-brown so I obviously have to idea on lighting! So here’s the original anyway…
I don’t have enough of the marching figures to do the second battalion. And I don’t have enough of the charging figures either. And I don’t have enough to quite do a charging front rank and marching second! So if anyone has any of the marching figures going I’d be interested!
At 1:10 the unit is slightly over strength (for Cowpens) but been looking at the OOBs for Charlestown etc. and the unit strength was much larger, although maybe the totals there included the flank companies?
Will paint up some Grenadiers for them anyway and some Lights as well. Have a reference that the 71st Light Infantry waistcoats were white rather then red?
Flags were Cotton Jims Flags which came with the batch of painted figures I bought recently. They are pretty average printed flags but I touched them up a bit and mounted them with a sheet of foil in between to give a bit of ‘shape’. Not too bad as usually my flags are crap!
More to follow, maybe at weekend.
I’ve got quite a soft spot for this range and I quite fancy promoting it here. So, I’ve pulled a list out from an old website and I intend publishing images of each figure, painted (preferebly) or unpainted and try to get a complete set. I’ve got a fair few myself (mostly unpainted as yet!) but I hope to liaise with everyone with an interest to pull together a full set of images. it may take a while 🙂
I’ll start with the main list and slowly tabulate it to look nice and then link to a post with the images for that section.
American Revolution in 15mm
British Infantry (Hats)
AR 1 Marching
AR 2 Shoulder Arms
AR 3 Advancing
AR 4 Bayonet Charging
ARC 1 Command
AR 10 Marching
AR 11 Shoulder Arms
AR 12 Advancing
AR 13 Bayonet Charging
ARC 2 Command
AR 19 Marching
AR 20 Shoulder Arms
AR 21 Advancing
AR 22 Charging
ARC 3 Command
AR 28 Marching
AR 29 Charging
ARC 4 Command
British Light Infantry
AR 33 Firing
AR 34 Loading
AR 35 Advancing
ARC 5 Command
British Provincial Cavalry
RC 1 Light Dragoon at Rest
RC 2 Light Dragoon Charging
RC 3 British Legion Trooper at Rest
RC 4 British Legion Trooper Charging
RCC 1 Light Dragoon Command
RCC 2 British Legion Command
RCH 4 British Cavalry Horses, Standing
RCH 5 British Cavalry Horses, Walking
AR 135 Musketeers Marching
AR 136 Fusiliers Marching
AR 137 Grenadiers Marching
AR 138 Jagers Firing
AR 139 Jagers Loading
AR 140 Jagers Advancing
ARC 6 Musketeer Command
ARC 7 Fusilier Command
ARC 8 Grenadier Command
ARC 9 Jager Command
Continental Troops in Hunting Shirts
AR 110 Marching w. Tricorn Hat
AR 111 Marching w. Slouch Hat
AR 112 Marching w. Light Infantry Cap
AR 113 Advancing w. Tricorn Hat
AR 114 Advancing w. Slouch Hat
AR 115 Advancing w. Light Infantry Cap
ARC 101 Command Tricorn Hat
ARC 102 Command Slouch Hat
ARC 103 Command light Infantry Cap
Americans, 1779 Regulation Uniforms
AR 123 Marching, Tricorn Hat
AR 124 Marching, Slouch Hat
AR 125 Standing, Tricorn Hat
AR 126 Standing, Slouch Hat
ARC 104 Command Tricorn Hat
ARC 105 Command Slouch Hat
American Riflemen, Slouch Hats
AR 127 Marching
AR 128 Advancing
AR 129 Firing
AR 130 Loading
American Riflemen, Light Caps
AR 131 Marching
AR 132 Advancing
AR 133 Firing
AR 134 Loading
Militia / Minutemen
AR 152 Privates Advancing, Slouch Hat
AR 153 Privates Advancing, Musket High, Stocking Cap
AR 154 Privates Advancing, Tricorn Hat
AR 155 Privates Marching, Slouch Hat
ARC 106 Command, Slouch Hat
RC 5 Light Dragoon at Rest
RC 6 Light Dragoon Charging
RCC 101 Light Dragoon Command
RCH 1 Continental Cavalry Horses, Standing
RCH 2 Continental Cavalry Horses, Walking
AR 170 Privates Marching
AR 171 Privates Shoulder Arms
ARC 172 French Grenadier Command
AR 175 Privates Marching
AR 176 Privates Shoulder Arms
ARC 177 French Fusilier Command
RR1 British Artillery (5 figs)
RR2 American Artillery, Slouch Hats (5 figs)
RR3 American Artillery, Light Caps (5 figs)
RR7 Light 6 Pounder $1.40
RR8 Galloper (3 Pounder) and Horse
ARG 1 British – Lt. General, Brigadier, 2 ADC’s
ARG 2 Continental – Washington, Brigadier, 2 ADC’s
ARG 3 French – Lafayette, 2 ADC’s
ARG 4 German – 2 Brigadiers
Quite a lot there. I have a lot of them but I know I’m missing the French and the Minutemen.
We’ll see how it all goes…
I’m not a photographer and this is just to get something going but here is my current American Order of Battle:
First Line, left to right: Lee’s Legion Foot, Regular Light Infantry, Riflemen
Second Line, behind the fence: Militia
Third Line, Continentals: New York, Virginia, Maryland
Cavalry: front to back: Lee’s Legion with a contingent of 4th Continental Dragoons, with 3rd Continental Dragoons behind.
Hill: a contingent of French Royal Deux-Ponts guard the artillery on the hill.
So there we are. First photos I’ve taken of wargames figures since I went on a Wargames Holiday at Peter Gilder’s more years ago than I care to remember! I probably should have waited for natural light as some are taken with and some without the flash. Mayb I’ll redo then at the weekend if my wife hasn’t made me pack them away or the cat attacked them!
A few British to follow but it is a few as the other guys I started this with were doing the Soldiers of the KIng.