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.

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Finished? Well, not quite it seems...

After I had varnished the 45th Foot for the AWI and stored them safely away in GHQ I took a break from painting. In a mad moment, well we all have those I guess, I decided to tidy and reorganise my painting desk and it's immediate environs. The latter part of the exercise yielded a number of AWI figures for the Crown's forces, British light company figures. They were all Foundry figures and provided enough for two bases, one of four and the other of five figures. The base of four are finished now, I painted them to go with the recently mustered 45th Foot. I'm happy with how they turned out, but you must be the judge ~


{The second base will be painted as a detached Light Company when it's their turn on the painting desk. I'll decide on the facing colours nearer the time.}
Along with these I've been slowly working on the Perry Miniatures mounted Militia Colonels I bought at Partizan. For reasons that friends and acquaintances will be too polite to mention I started with the rather stout figure. He's finished now, so he can deploy into GHQ too for the upcoming AWI game with Phil. A second figure is well underway too, though I doubt he will make the deadline.


When working through my part of our Eureka order recently I sorted out the few AWI figures there. I've four artillery gunners to pair with a spare cannon I'd found last year and some ragged Continental Dragoons. There are three of the latter, apparently the missing three are en route from Melbourne. We shall have to wait and see.

16 comments:

  1. Love the poses - and the splendid paint job - of your infantry unit, well done!

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    1. Thanks very much Phil, always good to be encouraged.

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  2. Lovely painting in some dynamic figures:). The stout gentlemen is very good too.

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    1. Thanks Steve J. I'm quite pleased by the stout outcome!

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  3. Lovely looking lights and the stout militia officer is excellent!
    Best Iain

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    1. Many thanks Iain for your consistent encouragement.

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  4. Clearly we know who ate all the pies David, but people in the AWI did like their fare.

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  5. Very nice David ......now I know what the british lights need to look like. The militia commander is very characterful...🙂

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    1. Glad to have been of some use. It makes a change some might say...

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  6. now who does he remind me of....?

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  7. Great looking light bobs...
    This is one of the troop types that always comes to mind when I think of The American War of Independence.
    The militia will always know where their colonel is... obscuring the enemy to the front...or eating the pies to the rear... ;-)

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement Aly, much appreciated. The pies have already done their duty by the looks of things...

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