David Bickley's Wargames Blog

The occassional ramblings of an average gamer, journeyman painter, indifferent modeller, games designer, sometime writer for Wargames Illustrated and host of games in GHQ.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The 23rd Foot in the AWI

Along with various Italian Wars figures last month I painted five bases of figures for my AWI collection, to represent the 23rd Foot in our games. Now, before the button counters and lace freaks crawl out the woodwork I know they wore soft hats not Fusilier caps, but I wanted a different look for the unit. I used Foundry miniatures for the unit as I really prefer the style and finished product to the more recent Perry Miniatures. I’ve got three figures for the Lights to finish off next week, but for now here are the completed bases ~


































As you can see, I’ve not covered myself in glory with my painting of these, but they look fine on the tabletop battlefield, so for me”They will do!” I’m making good progress with the Lights’ base, in amongst my Italian Wars project, with just the Officer figure to finish off. I’ve two more British and two more Continental Infantry Regiments to work on over the year, so for those interested in my AWI efforts there will be more later. Probably a bit later...

12 comments:

  1. Shhhhh..... but I painted mine with mitres as well.... :o))

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  2. Those look rather splendid, worth having to paint all those fussy bits :~)

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    1. Thanks, but it was slow going. Just finished the Lights’ Officer.

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  3. A fine looking body of men sir! But can they fight?

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    1. For me? Probably not, for others, definitely.

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  4. There is a watercolor done by Lt. Richard Williams of the 23rd in Boston in 1775 which clearly showed a fusilier of the regiment wearing a fusilier cap. So at least at that point the regiment did wear the fusilier caps.

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    1. As they are merely toys in a game I’m not too concerned either way. But, you encourage me with your post in my thinking, thanks.

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  5. All I know is they look very smart to me.

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  6. I think you sell yourself short, they look splendid!
    Best Iain

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