After an enforced break thanks to the dreaded man flu I’ve returned with renewed enthusiasm to my SYW expansion project with the Infantrie Regiment #113, de Ogilvy, a Scottish regiment in origin in French service. (Moral, you ask? Never trust a Jock perhaps?😉) Once again the figures are from Wargames Foundry
, sold under the Casting Room Miniatures
banner and sculpted by Rob Baker I believe ~
There are a number of issues in portraying this regiment with these figures, including: the lack of a collar on the Fusileer figures; the buttons on the cuffs; the lack of a shoulder strap on most figures; and lastly the absence of lace loops on the button holes. Pretty extensive really.
Well, the buttons can be cut off if you like, the lace and shoulder straps can simply be painted on and the talented could add the collar with green stuff or similar. Me, you ask? Well, I just painted the figures as is believing that on the table in a game who will notice that? They have the splendid flags from GMB Designs
, so everyone will know who they represent and we can get on with the game! Sorry if some lace freak just had a cardiac arrest, but my toys, my game of course!
Anyhow, here they are in all their, incorrect, glory for your delectation. Firstly the whole regiment lead by their mounted colonel and his pet cat, MaCavity! I know, daft, but I had the figure spare and I thought it made a change from hounds ~
A couple of closer shots to give a better idea of what they look like close up, pretty irrelevant really in the great scheme of things as we see them from several feet away during games, but I know folk like to look. Even if it’s just to see how not to do it ~
Next up will be a British addition to the SYW expansion project, the 18th Foot, the Royal Irish regiment. Again using Foundry
figures and those wonderful GMB Designs
Flags. This will ensure my British army has regiments from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland and give me a sense of completion. After these are completed I have two eight figure cavalry regiments to paint, the 2nd Horse for my British and Orléans for my French. Time to buy some more figures I think...