Currently, most of my creative energies are being spent on churning out a unit of Perry's AWI Royal Welch Fusiliers. And trees. Lots of trees, but you'll see why in a minute.
not a period or subject I'm particulary interested in, I'd bought a
pack about 6 years ago, as I was about to purchase the (then) new Mark
Urban book, Fusiliers, and decided to pre-empt the inevitable immersion
in the subject and desire to paint things from it, and get the figures
in advance. However, much as I enjoyed the book, for once, I didn't
really get the instant feeling of having to paint American War of
Independence redcoats without delay. The net result being I painted two
and a half of six, and they lay in the back of the display cabinet for
years, despite being joined by a command pack obtained at Border Reiver
the next year.
Last month, I made a rare
appearance at the local Wargames Club, as two mates and and the club
leader were having a go at the Muskets and Tomahawks ruleset. The game
went well, and with suitable prodding (Cheers Dave), I resolved to
finish the Fusiliers, late though their AWI timeframe was for the French
and Indian War setting nvolved, as if nothing else, it would be some
badly needed reinforcements for the Brits, who had recieved something of
a drubbing at the hands of Skulking Badger's French aligned Indians....
the subject of whom, it was realised that what was also needed was even
more trees for the Indians, militia and other sundry irregulars to
really come into their own on the table and "play the period accurately"
as it were. And thus, in addition to the bold Welshmen, some miniature
forestry began to take shape in my workshop.
But enough of my drivel! On with the toys!
All 12. The chaps on the right were the original two painted about 6 years ago...