Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Pike Block King's Lifeguard of Foote

I finished the pike stand for the King's Lifeguard of Foote and the first Royalist brigade commander. With the English Civil War(s) infantry regiments I paint the pikes first.  I have found that the pike figures are easier to paint and with the officers and colors, it sets the tone for the whole regiment.  I am using Clarence Harrison's Victory Without Quarter as my rules and the units are element based; foot regiments usually have one pike stand and two musketeer stands to represent the unit.  So here are some pictures.  (After taking the pictures, I noticed I need to use my big, soft brush to wipe the dust off!)



One thing I failed to do was add the drummer that I painted for the Lifeguard.  When I positioned the figures before gluing, I realized that the drummer would not fit on the stand with the "action" I was trying to portray.


Instead, I added one of the extra drums I had from the Infantry command sprue from Warlord games as battlefield debris.  The drummer will "switch" coats as many did during the war and join another unit later.  Now it's time to finish the two musketeer stands.




 
  I like to come up with names for my Brigade commanders and have painted two so far.  Time for me to pick some names and post them later.




3 comments:

  1. Very nice. Like the discarded drum

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  2. Great looking figures and brushwork. I'm inspired to work on my box of Warlord Games infantry (someday :) ). Best, Dean

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  3. wuaoo i love it, and the drum in the ground! great!

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