Kevin, James and I have been working on test games and rebasing and repainting the 2015 Waterloo armies so we can refight Quatre Bras later this year at 1:20 scale. I'm way behind blogging on that activity but this one is just a quickie. Today I finished the 28th Foot - the North Gloucestershire Regiment, which I bagged on the orbat as they are the local regiment. But of course being the cheapskate wargamer that I am they were not bought new, instead I have been reviewing the figures in my big (180 strong) Luneburg Battalion from La Haye Sainte at 1:3 scale and finding new uses for them. For the original painting effort please see 188-in-one-go.
Nearly 100 of them are being smartened up for use as the Luneburg and Grubenhagen Light Field battalions, including a batch of optional skirmisher bases. However I realised that the 28th were one of the few regiments still wearing the old stovepipe shako and most of my Luneburg originals are British Light infantry or Peninsular figures so the headgear is right even if other details are not quite.
So on to the pics, with a little more explanation along the way.
|Due to the eclectic mix of figures in my Luneburg 188 it proved difficult to find|
24 line figures all the same, so I've gone for those which look similar from wargame distance
|The superb flags are GMB but given special treatment and flagstaff |
tops and cords by Kevin East; given to me as a birthday present.
Many thanks Kevin, just the job to raise morale
Problem with Blog Alerts
What is worse is that I suspect a lot of people are totally ignorant that I have posted anything since September 2016 so may not visit me at all now!
So, unless anyone knows a magic cure they can tell me, the only thing I can think of is if those of you bloggers who display a photo and timing of my blog can delete me and then reload me it might kickstart again and show the latest. Those who just show the Blog title in their list there is no problem.
Thank you for your understanding