Here come the Red Coats. Two weeks ago I posted about my two painting projects: War of Spanish succession and Ancient Romans and Celts. Romans are done and I am flocking them now. Celts are mostly done. I just don’t want to paint them. I will have to pick a day and sit down and finish the Barbarian’s.
Now I am on to my absolute favorite period of history 18th Century Europe. Below are my first batch of Officers, NCOs, and characters. I added the Ashigaru as a preview for a future post. All models are from Wargames Factory.
Officers. Pre-assembly: Sword arm, Officer torso, Arm at side. As you can see I used different head in assembley. I decided to use one officer as a Leader Model for my Grenadier unit and the Bare Head as a Line Unit Leader. In the rules system War and Conquest the leader model is very important for measuring.
Banners are awesome: helps identify the leader and looks cool. Two poses for the Standard Bearer. The Line Trooper is using two hands. When i assembled the Line Standard Bearer I glued first the lower arm. When the lower arm dried I added the upper arm. When gluing the upper arm I looked at the model head down so I could line up the hands to accurately hold the banner. The Grenadier needed a hand free so he could throw a Grenade. I love the fact that the kit has arms with grenade in hand.
For the heck of it I added a Grenadier NCO. Throwing a Grenade of course.
Next step finish legs and hats then it’s to highlights and washes.
Troops are easy to assemble: pick a head and glue it on. Below i went with the standard Tri-Corner hat.
The first part of painting has been easy. I used Citdael paints for the following: Mepheston Red on the uniform and hat, Bugmans Glow on the flesh, Averland Sunset for trim, and Zandri Dust for leggings.
When i paint up a unit I do so for a unit of 20. King’s of war uses 20 and War and Conquest 18 models per unit. Both rule system use the leader model as a focal point. I always use an officer model next to a banner bearer to make it easy for my opponent to identify. I love Wargames Factory. With one box a player can assemble 36 models of various unit types as well as officers, drummers, standard bearers, and NCOs. Check our webstore for the various bits that are included.