Monday, September 27, 2010
200 years in the making
Let me just begin by saying "Thank You" to the folks who posted messages of support over the last few days. It is much appreciated. And just to clarify, I'm not worried about receiving comments that provide constructive criticism. Please don't attack those that do.
Anyway, back to some stuff I've been working on over the last week when I was in a bit of a funk. Way back in December and January I painted the unit above (the Coldstream Guards) and the unit below (the 1st Battalion of the King's German Legion). You can read a bit more about these back in this post here.
Since then they've kind of languished on the shelf. I started work on my second unit of KGL, but never really got too far (I think I had 12 of 24 basecoated until last week). So I figured it was time to get them finished. I also had a whole bunch of flags from Rick O'Brien at The Flag Dude that I wanted to finally see in action. So I got busy and finished off the unit below, the 2nd Battalion of the King's German Legion. These models, like their 1st Battalion counterparts, are from the Victrix Limited British Napoleonic Peninsular Flank Company box set. That box comes with 52 models, so one box provided my two 24 model units. Not bad really.
Before Adepticon I was able to get the Royal Artillery Battery finished. You can see them below with their 5.5" howitzer and two 9lb cannon. These models are from Front Rank Miniatures, who have a wide variety of Napoleonic models (and other periods).
As well as wrapping up the 2nd KGL, I decided to finish off my Commander and Sub-Commander. You can see these below. My Commander is on the left. As the group I'm working on this project with are all building armies with units present at the Battle of Salamanca, and I have the (un)enviable position of British commander, I decided my Commander model would be Wellington himself. He is seen here cheering on his troops, while an ADC stands ready with a missive, perhaps from Pakenham of the 3rd Division. These models are from Front Rank.
My Sub-Commander is an infantry Colonel (his redcoat gives him away), probably from the 2nd Regiment of Foot Guards as denoted by his deep blue facings. This Colonel model is from Victrix.
So there you have it. My British Guards Division army for the Lasalle ruleset as it stands at the moment. For standard games I need to add a minimum of one more 36-man unit (which I'm 1/3 of the way through at the moment). For scenarios where I'm attacking I need to also add two more 24-man infantry units. These will be Highlander units, just to add a bit more variety, although I may be sick of painting tartan after the first unit.