My Compagnies de la Marine will be used as Light Infantry and I plan on doing another company to go along with them. The figures are from North Star and their packs come with 6 figures so two packs make a unit for Rebels and Patriots (Paid Link). The coats ended a little lighter and brighter than I wanted, but I figured 18th century clothing dye created the effect. I may also go back and add some more detail to the faces. All in all great figures that represent mostly experienced, native Canadians in practical uniforms that are used to fighting on the frontier.
Most young boys (and some adventurous girls) play with Toy Soldiers; some never stop! I'm proud to say that I am one that never has stopped. Toy Soldiers, painting the figures, history and miniature wargaming is what this site is all about. May the God who gives encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Compagnies de la Marine
Thursday, January 28, 2021
The 19th Punjabis Regiment
My 19th Punjabis Regiment for the fictional Anglo-Russian War, using the rules The Men Who Would be Kings, are figures from Copplestone Castings BU37 Indian Army Muslim Infantry from the excellent Back of Beyond Range. They will also be used for small skirmishes using In Her Majesty Name. The only issue I have with the Back of Beyond packs (a very minor issue) for The Men Who Would be Kings is that they come 10 figures to a pack when the rules I use recommend 12 figures for a Regular Infantry Unit. For the Russians it was easy to solve: Buy a White Russian Officer Pack and Bolshevik Standard Bearers (both come with 4 figures) and problem solved.
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Imperial Russian Senior Leadership of the Anglo-Russian War
Stackelberg was commander of the Russian 10th Cavalry Division during the suppression of the Boxer Rebellion in China and Russian occupation of Manchuria. Afterwards, he was assigned command of the 2nd Siberian Corps, the unit chosen to confront the British during the "Great Game."
Thursday, January 21, 2021
More Terrain for the FIW (or wherever there are Woods and Rocks!)
It's amazing what you can accomplish when you retire early, set your own schedule, and get to take long walks in the woods with your favorite dogs. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I've been taking pictures "off trail" in an attempt to get a realistic look for the terrain I'm building for our French and Indian War battles using Rebels and Patriots.
An enjoyable discovery is that building terrain for large skirmish games is not that difficult. It is also not that expensive; rocks from the woods, sticks and twigs I find, railroad hobby trees, florist moss, old CDs/DVDs and fine hobby railroad ballast. Almost forgot - white glue!