30 Oct 2011

Light Infantry

Like the Queens Rangers artillery these were found half painted in an old bits box from a few years back, I decided to painted them up as generic light infantry skirmishing. I based them the same as I have done with the Hessian Jaegers, on 2010 pennies. I have no idea why I based them all specifically on 2010 pennies if I'm honest.

I snipped off the bayonets and tidied up the barrel as I am sure they did not fit them while skirmishing as this would decrease accuracy, I may be wrong however. Also in the picture to the left you may see a light infantryman carrying a friend away from the battle. It's figures like these that is the reason why I so far haven't figures from any other manufacturer other than Perry Miniatures.

Perry Miniatures, Painted September 2011 20 figs

23 Oct 2011

Queens Rangers Artillery

Bought most likely 3 years ago I painted these three time, thank heavens for nitromors. The first time I knew nothing about the uniforms and I think I painted them red! Anyway I realy enjoyed painting these, I found them in my bits box in a terrible condition so a little greenstuff and a clean basecoat of chaos black and they were good to go. I used catachan green for the waistcoats with dark angels green in the recesses. I'll give a full history of these very interesting regiment in a few months when I get round to painting the whole regiment.

Perry Miniatures, Painted September 2011 8 figs

16 Oct 2011

Leib Regiment

Around 18,000 Hessians arrived in America, landing on Staten Island on 15th August, 1776. The Hessians were to be around a quarter of the entire troops fielded by the British during the war.

The Lieb Regiment or du Corps as it was also known as was one of the first battalions. The commanding officer was a colonel Wurmb. The Regiment fought at White Plains in 1776, Brandywine Creek, Germantown and Whitemarsh in 1777, Monmouth Courthouse they were then garrisoned in New York until the end of the war. I’m finding it very difficult to find productive sites for researching the history of all the Hessian regiment, so please if anyone knows of a good book or two let me know.

I began painting this regiment in April but I then stopped painting altogether until the start of September when these were on the top of my list. Not too sure about the blue but I quite like the contrast with the yellow facings and small clothes. I used a Regal Blue base coat followed by highlights of Ultramarines Blue and then Badab black to bring out the creases.

Perry Miniatures Painted April/September 2011 42 figs

9 Oct 2011

British Dragrope Men

These Perry British dragrope men were great fun to paint; I decided that I would paint a few of them as the New Jersey Battalion which hauled the guns at Brandywine Creek as part of Knyphausen’s Division. The poses are incredibly lifelike, I was very tempted to give them a gritty worn out look which would have suited them better I think, but I couldn’t resist leaving them with bright white overalls instead. Also with the dragrope men is an old ammunitions cart, I had found this hidden in my bits box half painted with a wheel snapped off. I stripped the paint, fixed the wheel and painted it.

Perry Miniatures, Painted September 2010 6 figs

2 Oct 2011

27th Regt of Foot (Enniskillen)

The 27th Foot was raised as militia at Enniskillen by Colonel Zachariah Tiffin in 1689 to fight against James II. Their performance gained them a place on the English establishment a year later as a regular infantry regiment; they then fought at the famous battle of the Boyne. In 1751 they were given name 27th (Enniskillen) Regiment of Foot.

During the American War of Independence the regiment’s commander was a Lieutenant Colonel Edward Mitchell. The 27th Foot was stationed in Boston 1775 fought at Long Island and fort Washington in 1776 and then at Brandywine, Germantown, Fort Mifflin, and Whitemarsh in 1777. In 1778 the regiment was posted to the West Indies but the light company was left behind and was present at the Yorktown siege in 1781.

The 27th Enniskillen won undying fame at Waterloo in 1815 when they saved Wellington’s right without giving an inch of ground. The regiment was cut to ribbons and took the full brunt of a French Cavalry charge.

Perry Miniatures, Painted January/February 2011 30 figs