Tales from GHQ celebrates its twelfth Blogiversary today. Twelve years of hobby related drivel, with a loyal band of followers and friends both real and ethereal regularly checking in and up on my doings!
Looking back at the first post I see I was working on ACW Command Stands, just for fun! So what better way to mark the occasion than to report on the latest Command Stand? And here it is, Lieutenant-General, James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, otherwise Lord Cardigan the commander of the Light Brigade of cavalry in the Crimean War and leader of the infamous 'Charge of the Light Brigade '! Here he is in person, a Great War Miniatures figure to lead my Light Brigade across the tabletop battlefield here in GHQ ~
I only realised when I came to paint him that I had fitted the separate sabre wielding hand in an incorrect position - age/eyesight issues of course - but I think he has turned out OK in the end, if you don't look too closely! (Of course, old Black Bottle Bill would caution against that very thing!) And speaking of that bounder, here he is in 28mm in the shape of a free figure I received from North Star with an earlier order ~
I'm just not sure how to use him now I've painted him, hence he's still fixed temporarily to an MDF painting hex! Any and all suggestions would be considered, so don't be shy! Meanwhile, when my back permits it's back to painting figures for my fourth Roosian infantry battalion to complete the Regiment.