Sunday, 24 December 2017

52nd Regiment of Foot colour test

Just a quickie before I sign off for Christmas. I've picked up a copy of Osprey's"The Indian Mutiny" and as per usual with Osprey books there are some cracking colour plates. One of the figures illustrated in this particular volume is a private from the 52nd Regiment of Foot (Oxfordshire Light Infantry). This regiment was involved in the siege of Delhi, and the figure is a good match for a group I picked up of Foundry's British Infantry in Flannel Shirt Advancing:

Have a good Christmas, and catch you on the other side!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Indian Mutiny project: mutineers and warrior cavalry horses

This is the start of something big! I'm embarking on a project to paint and wargame the various forces involved in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, an event that sent shockwaves through the British Empire. I'll be documenting my progress in the hope that it will keep my momentum going - I have a lot of figures to get through!

So to kick off I've been basing some mutineers, and some horses for warrior cavalry:

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Colonial wars Afghan command

So this post marks a bit of a turning point for me: I've recently been bitten by the historicals wargaming and painting bug. I seem to have developed a fascination with the "little wars" of the Victorian era, and I'm also turning my attention to WWII gaming in various scales (but more of that another day). To kick it off, here are a couple of rather splendid Afghan command figures from Wargames Foundry, suitable for a range of conflict in the 19th century: