Sunday, 20 March 2016

My Wargaming Week, 20th March 2016

Another week and another blog post. It seems this plan to put up a post each weekend is working so far this year!

I have painted a couple of small units this week and finally based a larger one.

First of the small units are the foot component of the 16th light dragoons. 
I have included the horse as I had two of the officer/pointing figures, so turning one into a horse-holder worked well. Not a new idea as he had previously been doing the same but in a green coat since about 2004. Seven of the figures were painted from scratch and two are over-paints of earlier work.

The faces look a bit basic this close-up but on the table they look fine and frankly I'm worrying a little less about some of the fine details as the years go by.




Next, I finally finished basing the Queen's Rangers (1777 appearance - see earlier post) on the third attempt. The light company are on split-bases so they can be more easily fielded in a skirmish formation. This unit looks almost napoleonic with its attached flank companies.




 Lastly for today is a unit of the 2nd Light Dragoons. These are the one-piece castings by Perry Miniatures and they are OK, but some of the horses had been a bit squished in the packaging and took some straightening out as their front legs had collapsed. I never did get the light brown one quite right. The painting on the horses came out quite well though, with a couple of washes (mixed from GW washed with a little paint added) and highlighting with multiple layers of diluted paint.




I have also been working on the latest iteration of my rules, all as part of the build up to my game at Partizan in May.


8 comments:

DeanM said...

Beautifully painted AWI figures, Steve. Love the work on the turbans and Highlanders!

Phil said...

Outstanding paintjob, close-ups are wonderful!!! Great details on the bases...

Michael Awdry said...

Lovely work Steve.

Neil Scott said...

Lovely work

Rodger said...

Absolutely beautiful!

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Lovely stuff. I think the faces on the Brits look quite nice.

Jonathan Freitag said...

Striking output for the week in both quality and quantity! Dismounted dragoons are first rate and the highlanders, exceptional!

Giles said...

Great work, Steve. I love the Queen's Rangers - a very innovative use of various figures.